The Travel Program provides an environment for our area youth to develop skills and technical proficiency so they are able to thrive in the sport at a competitive level. The Travel Program consists of approximately 30 boys and girls teams from U8 thru U18 age divisions competing in IYSA competitive leagues. Our girls teams compete in the Illinois Women's Soccer League (IWSL), and our boys teams compete in the Young Sportsmen's Soccer League (YSSL).
Celtic Travel teams are coached by USSF and NSCAA licensed coaches who often have collegiate and, in some cases, professional playing experience. Our program's primary focus is player development cultivated in a competitive, yet fun, team-oriented environment. Technical proficiency is the foundation of the curriculum taught to players at the younger ages to ensure they are able to thrive at a competitive level. As players grow and mature, technical skills are continually refined, with the concentration gradually shifting to the tactical aspects of the game. Many former Celtic players have continued their soccer careers in NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA college programs.