Crystal Palace Football Club Academy does not hold open trial dates. We have a large scouting network with scouts watching games and tournaments in and around London.
This is our main source of recruiting young and talented players. Our scouts are watching, school, county, regional and district games and tournaments across all age groups.
If the scout feels that the player has shown potential to play at Academy level, an approach will be made to the manager of your club or school as well as your parents and you will be invited in for a trial with Crystal Palace Football Club.
The trial will last for a maximum of six weeks during which time the player will train with the current registered players in your age group. (Games will be at the decision of the staff)
During your trial period you will be monitored by your age group coach, the assistant Academy manager, Academy manager and recruitment staff.
A decision will be made within three to six weeks whether to sign you as a Crystal Palace player or release you from your trial and monitor you at your Saturday/Sunday/school club.
Please note that in accordance with FA Premier League rules, trials can only be offered to players in the Under 9 to Under 12 age group if the player lives within one hour's travelling time of the Crystal Palace Academy.