U8 Girls Program Information

U8 Girls House League Overview

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. Green shirts are home jersey and silver shirts are away jersey.

U8 teams practice 2x week for 1 hour.  Practice days/times are determined by the volunteer coaches.  Games are played on Saturdays and scheduled between 9am-12pm.

Home team (listed first) gets nets out of field box for 9am game. Away team (listed second) puts nets away in field box after game.


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 Girls Team Information

# Team Name Coaches
1 Crazy Cleats Katie Shapiro, Jeff Zych, Olivia Hurwitz, Stephanie O'Mara
2 Shooting Stars

Kristine Zaremba, Chris Melton, Katie Lutostanski

3 Rainbow Unicorns Jim O'Keefe, Richard Hasty, Frank Meinzer
4 Lightning Adam Kolka, Jo Bunyon, Larry Bunyon
5 Thunder

Kay Bukhovetsky, Maria Allen

6 Fireball

Mike Rams, Michele McQueen, Kelly Schnell

7 Grasshoppers

Felipe Cuellar, Jason Nehf

8 Night Stars Nick Bokios, Laura Wardle


U8 Girls Schedule Information

**SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH: GAME LOCATION CHANGE TO Celtic 1 turf field (located just north of Palatine HIgh School)

U8 Girls Division Director

If you have questions or concerns about the U8 Girls House division, please contact Katie Shapiro.

U8 Field Information

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

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