Soccer Schools

Kids at Soccer School

Crystal Palace FC Soccer Schools, run by Palace for Life Foundation, are for boys and girls aged 5-14 and are a fantastic way for children of all skill levels to develop their football and learn new techniques during the school holidays.

Working with experienced FA-qualified coaches, young players will enjoy a structured programme of football-based activities in a fun and safe environment that represents great value for money.

Book a course from the list below:


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My son first attended a Crystal Palace FC Soccer School at the age of five, he met a coach who was just amazing with him and really helped him to come on, he has now signed as a goalkeeper for the CPFC Academy Under-9s.” – Parent of child who attended a Crystal Palace FC Soccer School.

The Soccer School programme is split into the following areas:

Skills Courses: All ages and abilities welcome, players will learn skills such as passing, dribbling & shooting, as well as playing in small sided matches

Goalkeeping Courses: All ages and abilities welcome, learn specific goal keeping skills such as handling, footwork & distribution, as well as playing in small sided matches.

Train Like a Pro Courses: a mixture of class based and practical activities, aimed at players who are currently with a grassroots club or have a background in playing football. Chances to be invited to our Elite Centres.

Player Trials: Selected age groups, players have the chance to showcase their skills in matches, with the opportunity to progress to our elite player pathway.