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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

Palace U18s' FA Youth Cup opener date and host confirmed

24 November 2020

Crystal Palace Under-18s' first fixture in the 2020/21 FA Youth Cup has been decided, with the young Eagles set to face Fleetwood Town.

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Academy

Parish: Academy redevelopment is 'best thing in my life'

23 November 2020

Steve Parish expressed his enthusiasm for Crystal Palace's Academy redevelopment project when talking to Palace TV recently, describing the incredible undertaking as "the best thing in my life."

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Academy

Apply for U16 assessment day for aspiring local footballers

18 November 2020

Crystal Palace F.C. are inviting aspiring footballers in the Under-16 age bracket to apply for an assessment day with the club.

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Academy

Gary Phillips: Crafting Palace’s first Academy goalkeeper since 1978

18 November 2020

When Gary Phillips began life in football, he rubbed shoulders with Cyrille Regis and Bryan Robson on a daily basis. Aged just 18 at the foot of his 20-year career, Phillips couldn’t have been better...

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