Managed by Jonny Elwood and Henry Muggeridge EMC Academy’s model uses a player pyramid for all young players to find their level at the Academy, before giving them a clear pathway to reaching their full potential; because even the best players start somewhere.
EMC Academy aims to become one of the most successful football academies in the World having produced a number of players for professional football clubs across the South East. Our Academy structure has 3 tiers giving all players the chance to kick off their journey to greatness.
Master the art of goalkeeping with our experienced goalkeeping specialists, with emphasis on distribution and ‘playing the EMC way.’ As well as individual training young goalkeepers get to join in small-sided games at the end of the session with our Academy squads.
EMC Academy is very proud to oversee the Crystal Palace FC Association Centre for Kent-based in Maidstone. The centre will be run by Uefa A standard coaches and players, if good enough, will have a direct pathway into the club's Academy.
The pinnacle of the EMC Academy model, our hugely successful Scholarship programme gives players to live the life of a pro, competing in a national league, whilst completing their education. Places on offer for all young players, regardless of grades.
The perfect way for players to kick off their footballing journey, our after school clubs are based around fun in a structured and developmental environment.
Managed by Jonny Elwood and Henry Muggeridge, the EMC Academy model gives users a player pyramid for all young players to find their level in our three-tiered system.
We believe in giving all players every opportunity to fulfill their potential because, even the best player starts somewhere.
Our Academy model has a level for players of all abilities; with fantastic all-weather facilities at all of our venues and Premier League standard drills at all of our sessions, there is no better place for young players to kick off their footballing journey.
EMC Academy teams will aim to play attractive, attacking and possession-based football throughout the Academy.
All age groups will develop a style of play that is based on possession of the ball, aiming to produce players that can compete at the highest level.
At all times our teams will try and play out from the back through the thirds, developing players in a style that makes them composed when managing the ball under pressure.
Tactically all players will experience different systems and positions in their development but will always maintain the same passing style of play.
Defensively players will learn how to press effectively to win the ball back in each third of the pitch and be able to defend well in 1v1 situations.