At first-team level, the Academy aims to have graduates competing across the following leagues and beyond.
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
Support potential second careers through qualifications and guidance
Address the specific needs of the individual in a bid to optimise player potential
Execute individualised movement pattern maximisation
Develop further YDP work and teach the tactical adaptability necessary to thrive as a professional player
Youth Development Phase
Provide holistic support and tutoring towards high GCSE attainment
Increase emphasis on Athletic Development in alignment with the individual’s maturational status and the exploitation of game speed
Mitigate growth and maturation related risks and conditions
Develop position-specific techniques and movement patterns, working around our Player Profiles. Increase players’ tactical awareness
Foundation Development Phase
Support the best attainment and highest attendance within education
Introduce fundamental movement skills and the exploration of game speed
Screen for and address outliers
Develop effective ball manipulation, using a wide range of game-related techniques
Academy core values
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