Every Crystal Palace Academy player and staff member has the opportunity reach their full potential.
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
Omilabu recalls a unique introduction to football16 February 2021
Aged just 18-years-old, Crystal Palace forward David Omilabu has already scored at Selhurst Park. Netting for Palace Under-23s in the dying seconds of their win against Burnley, Omilabu lived a dream...
Team news: Table-topping U18s take on Norwich - WATCH LIVE12 February 2021
Crystal Palace Under-18s take on Norwich City today (Saturday, 20th February) at 12:00 GMT as they try to extend their lead at the top of the table – and you can watch all the action LIVE on YouTube.
Preview: Table-topping U18s look for five in a row11 February 2021
Crystal Palace Under-18s have been flying high at the top of the Premier League South this season, and they can make it five wins in a row with victory over Norwich City on Saturday, 20th February.