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
Mooney and Adaramola latest Academy prospects with international nods4 June 2021
Crystal Palace Under-18s pair Tayo Adaramola and Fionn Mooney have been called up to a Republic of Ireland Under-19 training camp.
Top scorer David Omilabu earns Under-18 Player of the Season3 June 2021
David Omilabu has been named Crystal Palace’s Under-18 Player of the Season after a sensational campaign as the Academy side’s top scorer.
Scott Banks and Sion Spence earn international call-ups25 May 2021
Scott Banks has been named in Scotland's Under-21 squad for their upcoming international friendlies.