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Crystal Palace FC

Crystal Palace FC

Academy Performance Coach


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Nov 17, 2023


Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than 160 years of proud history. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.

We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.

About this role:

To contribute to the long-term athletic development of Academy players, particularly the U18’s squad, and to work with Football Coaches, Performance, Medical and other support staff to deliver a holistic approach to improving player development.


Full time management of the U18s squad.
Delivering the athletic development program through gym & pitch-based sessions.
Delivering & co-managing physical testing protocols.
Managing player work load (training and game), player wellness & return to play data.
Working well within a multidisciplinary team to provide a holistic development pathway for all players.
Completing daily PMA records
Taking part and contribute to external and internal CPD, with the aim of evolving the current program.
Leading match day protocols.
Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.
Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

Educated to Graduate level or equivalent. (Essential)
Professional accreditation through BASES, ASCC or CSCS. (Essential)
Three or more years’ experience of working within a professional sport setting.
Has played/coached in football.
Experience in delivery at both an andragogy and pedagogy level.
Experience of working with GPS systems (Statsport preferable).
Passionate about the development of the youth athlete.
Advanced computer literacy skills.
Masters qualification in relevant area.
Able to build strong relationships with players and staff.
Passionate about the development of the youth athlete.
Able to build strong relationships with players and staff.


Complimentary match day ticket
Reward and Discount Scheme through our Tech Scheme and Simple Health app
Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme
20% Discount in our Retail Stores
Holiday allowance that increases every year of service

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