Football Courses

Young Crystal Palace fans being coached by Palace for Life Foundation coaches

Crystal Palace FC holiday courses, 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.

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.

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My son first attended a Palace for Life holiday course 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 Palace for Life holiday course.

The holiday 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.