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ACADEMY VISION

Vision

Every Crystal Palace Academy player and staff member has the opportunity reach their full potential.

Objective

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Strategy 

Across the phases of development, the Crystal Palace Academy, through its staff, coaching and playing philosophy and everyday endeavour, strives to do the following.

Professional Development Phase

Education

Support potential second careers through qualifications and guidance

Sports science

Address the specific needs of the individual in a bid to optimise player potential

Medical

Execute individualised movement pattern maximisation

Football

Foundation Development Phase

Education

Support the best attainment and highest attendance within education

Sports performance

Introduce fundamental movement skills and the exploration of game speed

Medical

Screen for and address outliers

Football

Develop effective ball manipulation, using a wide range of game-related techniques

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Academy core values

  • Respectful 
  • Honest
  • Resilient
  • Disciplined

Academy News

Academy

Academy Founder Members update

23 September 2020

With the 20/21 Academy season underway, we wanted to provide an update to our Academy Founder Members on all of the benefits they can look forward to, as well as information relating to the pandemic...

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Academy redevelopment update: Exclusive footage shows new site progression

23 September 2020

Exclusive new footage shows how the Crystal Palace Academy is developing after Bromley Council approved Planning Permission for the site earlier this year.

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Fixture list: Under-18s head to Fulham on opening day

7 September 2020

Paddy McCarthy's Under-18 side's 2020/21 season starts this Saturday, away at fellow Londoners, Fulham.

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John-Kymani Gordon named Palace Under-18 Player of the Season

28 July 2020

It has been quite the month for John-Kymani Gordon, off the back of signing his first professional contract, he went on to feature in two first-team matchday squads and the striker has now been named...

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