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
Academy Founder Members update23 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...
Academy redevelopment update: Exclusive footage shows new site progression23 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.
Fixture list: Under-18s head to Fulham on opening day7 September 2020
Paddy McCarthy's Under-18 side's 2020/21 season starts this Saturday, away at fellow Londoners, Fulham.