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.
U8 SPRING UPDATE
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.
George Leone, Jeff Hene
Kyle Wiemann, Josh Freres
|3||NY Red Bulls||
Jim Strachowski, Tim Gebhardt
Chris Thrall, James Fudacz
Scott Robertson, Kenny Royal
Chris Schmidt, Joe Cefalu
|7||San Jose Earthquakes||
Jim Tileston, Hubert Kordylewski
Chris Molenda, Jens Engelbrechtsen
Tara Whiteman Fager, Felipe Carmona
Todd Wallin, Brian Harlan, Austin Rappe
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)
NEW GAME TIMES:
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
If you have questions or concerns about the U8B House Division, please contact Chris Molenda.
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