U8 Boys Division Information

U8 House Division plays 4 v 4 on a small field (approximately 30x20 yards) with a size 3 ball. In soccer lingo, this is known as a small-sided game

Game day will consist of three, 13 minute split-squad games with 5 minute breaks in between.

U8 teams practice 2x week for 1 hour.  Practice days/times are determined by the volunteer coaches.  Games are played on Sundays and scheduled between 12-3pm.


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.

U8 Boys Team Information

# Team Name Coaches
1 Minnesota United

George Leone, Jeff Hene

2 Montreal Impact

Kyle Wiemann, Josh Freres

3 NY Red Bulls

Jim Strachowski, Tim Gebhardt

4 Philadelphia Union

Chris Thrall, James Fudacz

5 Colorado Rapids

Scott Robertson, Kenny Royal


Portland Timbers

Chris Schmidt, Joe Cefalu

7 San Jose Earthquakes

Jim Tileston, Hubert Kordylewski

8 Chicago Fire

Chris Molenda, Jens Engelbrechtsen

9 Seattle Sounders

Tara Whiteman Fager, Felipe Carmona

10 Vancouver Whitecaps

Todd Wallin, Brian Harlan, Austin Rappe

U8 Boys Schedule

First number wears green jersey, second number wears silver.  Home team (listed first) gets nets out of the box for the first game.  Away team puts nets away in field box after the last game.  

**SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH: NEW GAME LOCATION: Celtic 1 turf field (located just north of Palatine High School)


11:30am: 2 v 1

11:30am: 4 v 9

11:30am: 5 v 8

12:30pm: 3 v 10

12:30pm: 6 v 7


U8 Boys Division Director

If you have questions or concerns about the U8B House Division, please contact Chris Molenda.

U8 Field Information

Gbur/Hamilton Park at 1037 Smith Rd. Palatine, IL 60067

Important Upcoming Dates

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