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High School Boys Tryouts

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Palatine Celtic SC Summer Soccer Camps 2016

All camps are held at our Celtic turf fields and ran by both Celtic's professional staff and current CIT's within our program. ( coaches in training )

Please CLICK HERE for the soccer camp. 

Fall 2016 Registration OPEN

Fall of 2016 House registration is now open. Click here.

Introducing Our New Celtic House Director of Coaching

We would like to introduce our newest addition to our Palatine Celtic staff (in another role, but not technically new to our staff!) - John Miller will be starting as our House Director of Coaching with the Spring 2016 season! We are excited to develop this role for our house teams, coaches and players, and look forward to the possibilities that come with him joining us in this capacity. He will focus on the development and training for our house teams through education of our volunteer coaches, player clinics for our house players, and general oversight of the House program as a whole. 

League appreciation shopping day @ Dick's Sporting Goods


CelticSC & Dick's Sporting Goods



Palatine Park District Athletic Newsletter Spring 2016

Hot off the press from the Palatine PD. Palatine Park District had the pleasure of recognizing 18 individuals at the annual Volunteer of the Year Luncheon. All of our volunteers make a difference and we are grateful for their sharing of time and talent. Thank you Jen DeFranco and the Palatine Celtic SC board!

Junior Program Teaches Young Celtics the Game the Fun Way

PALATINE — Twice a week in the late afternoon a gaggle of young children — evenly divided between girls and boys — roam the field at Celtic Park for a very different form of personal instruction. The kids, ranging in age from five to eight years old, are playing an activity natural for their age, a game of tag, except this one has a different level of priority.

Celtic House Tournament Adds to Strong Foundation Players Experience Postseason Excitement, 6 Champions Crowned

PALATINE — She is a wisp of a girl, standing under five-foot tall. With the ball at her foot she is majestic, larger than life for her peers on the Longhorns soccer team playing in the U10 girls championship game of the Palatine Celtic Soccer Club's house League fall tournament.

Celtic House League Tourney Celebrates Soccer

This weekend at Gbur Park at Hamilton Reservoir (1037 N. Smith Street), the Palatine Celtic Soccer Club house league officially signals the conclusion of its fall season by crowning the winners of the boys and girls divisions in U10, U12 and U14 tournaments.

Celtic Focus Includes View Beyond Palatine Pitch

With the college men's and women's seasons in full bloom, now is the time to take stock. At the Celtic, the institutional gratification and sense of accomplishment is profound to the point of the giddy or the exultant. The organization is celebrating its largest export of first-year players continuing their careers at colleges encompassing Division I, Division II and Division III and junior college.

Palatine Takes Kinsella Cup From Fremd with Early Strike

Palatine recorded a straight-forward 1-0 victory aainst host Fremd early Friday evening, thanks to a quick Johan Ballasco finish, that gained back the Kinsella Cup in its 20th renewal.

Celtic Soccer Club's Holistic Approach Good for Kids, Good for the Game

The program has become an intrinsic part of the community and a key factor in the highly competitive play of the boys and girls programs at both Palatine and Fremd high schools. Many players from the Fremd boys team that finished third in the Class 3A state tournament last fall came up through the Celtic program.

Teach Heading from Sam Snow



Recently U. S. Soccer has recommended to its youth members to eliminate the skill of heading the ball in training sessions and matches for children 10-years-old and younger. Children 11 to 13-years old may head the ball in a match, but are limited in how often the skill can be practiced in a training session. US Youth Soccer will follow that recommendation. The recommendation from U. S. Soccer is a part of a larger player safety campaign, called Recognize to Recover ( I urge all coaches to review all of the information available there.

Palatine Celtic Soccer Club

The Palatine Celtic Soccer Club was founded in 1968 by Bill Hughes and Jimmy Kinsella, a transplanted Scotsman.  Together, they were the first people in Palatine to organize local children into teams to play the game of soccer.  Jimmy named the Club after his home club, Glasgow Celtic.


The Palatine Celtic Soccer Club is affiliated with the Palatine Park District and provides youth soccer programs for girls and boys ages 6-18.  Many of the players on the William Fremd and Palatine High School varsity soccer teams have, at one time or another, played either Recreational and/or Travel soccer under the Celtic banner.


Palatine Celtic Soccer is also Home to The Celtic Cup Labor Day Tournament. Featuring over 400 teams.


You can find more information by clicking on House or Travel menus.


If you need to contact someone about any of our programs, send an email to one of these individuals!

Jennifer DeFranco - Celtic Board President

Paul Clapson - Director of Coaching for CelticSC Travel Program

Jennifer Hurwitz - Director of the House Program

Chris Gattuso- Director of the Travel Program

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