Spring House registration for U6-U14 is now OPEN!
Registration will take place between January 16th and March 14th
Registration for the spring season is $125 for U8-U14 divisions and $99 for our U6 division. A $25 uniform fee will be added to all player registrations who did not play this past Fall 2018 season. Celtic honors their sponsorship of jerseys and we expect participants to wear the jerseys of the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 season when playing in season. Black socks will be distributed to all players. On March 15th, registration will close and wait lists will open in order to give our volunteer directors time to secure enough volunteer coaches for their division, as well as create teams.
Please note: we do not ask for 'school attended' in our registration, therefore we cannot place players with players from the same school
Our Spring House season will open the weekend of April 27/28 and run through the weekend of June 1/2. Weather permitting and per the Palatine Park District, practices can begin the week of April 15th. The season will consist of 6 regular season games and a Spring Fun Festival on June 1st.
Please make sure the email and phone number assigned to your Celtic account is up to date so notification from coaches is not delayed
New for the spring
U14 girls UPDATE
With the player numbers decreasing in our U14G division, Celtic soccer has teamed up with Schaumburg Recreational Soccer to provide for more teams to play against. For this SPRING ONLY, most U14G games will be played at a field in Schaumburg on Saturday mornings.
Beginning in Fall 2019, the plan is to have a balance of games played both in Palatine and Schaumburg as the two programs come together to offer an even better soccer experience for this age group. We are excited for the collaboration with Schaumburg. Palatine teams will stay Palatine teams, with players from Palatine, as well as volunteer coaches. Partnering with Schaumburg allows for more teams, thus not playing the same teams over and over again just from Palatine. Please contact Jenn Hurwitz with any further questions about our U14G division and this new opportunity for our girls.
Our U8 division (boys and girls) will have Monday practices from 5-6pm, location TBD with Celtic travel staff. Coaches of the U8 teams are strongly encouraged to attend these training sessions also as to encourage knowledge and continuity with further training sessions. U8 coaches will choose a 2nd practice day/time, so U8 will continue to have (2) practices per week. As with our practice policy, they are not required to be made up due to weather related cancellations by the Palatine Park District.
The House Program is designed to provide a venue for the recreational soccer player to learn fundamentals while developing self-esteem and teamwork. The House Program hosts about 85 teams ranging from U8 thru U14 for both boys and girls. The two seasons consist of approximately eight weeks of division games that begin the weekend after Labor Day with girls' games on Saturdays and boys' games on Sundays. All house teams will participate in the Jimmy Kinsella House Fall Tournament at the end of October. The spring season begins in mid April (weather permitting) and continues through early June.
The goal of the House Program is to provide players of all skills and abilities an opportunity to learn the game of soccer along with other children their age. The teams are formed based on age, grade, and ability with an equal number of players rated appropriately by their coaches from the previous season. Travel players who also choose to play in the House Program are distributed equally amongst the teams.
Field locations for Celtic
Field locations for Gbur/Hamilton Park North
Field locations for Gbur/Hamilton Park South
Palatine PD Field Locations and Descriptions
Have a question about registration? Check out our Registration Frequently Asked Questions to get your answers to the most common registration questions.
Wednesday, April 10th: Spring Coaches' Meeting (coaches only) @ Palatine Community Center (times TBD)
(Coaches will notify their players of team placement between April 10th and April 14th)
week of Monday, April 15th: Practice can begin (depending on PPD and weather)
weekend of April 28/29th: Games begin for girls (U8-U14) and U6 on Saturday and boys (U8-U14) on Sunday
Full refund up to and including 1 week past posted last day of registration, less $5...