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House Soccer

Celtic Soccer House League

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 Closure Site

All fields will have closing announcements listed by 2:30pm daily. Weekends closures will be listed by 8:00am. Please check this site for the most up to date closure information.

2017 Spring House Practice Schedule

This link will allow you to view all team practices times/days by coaches name.

Sunrise/Sunset Spring calendar

For practice fields without lights, here is a link to help with practice times.

Spring 2017 Field locations

Field locations for Celtic and Gbur/Hamilton. Palatine athletic field map also included.

Mark Your Calendars!

Important Upcoming Dates:                                          

Spring Player/Coaching House Clinic: Friday, April 28th at Gbur/Hamilton Park from 5:45 pm to 9:15 pm

U8 Boys and Girls 5:45 -6:45 pm              

Field Sessions

U10 Boys and Girls 7:00 - 8:00 pm            

Field Sessions and Goal Keeper

U12 & U14 Boys and Girls 8:15 - 9:15 pm  

Field Sessions and Goal Keeper

Parents, please let your coach know if your player(s) will attend!

Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about registration? Check out our Registration Frequently Asked Questions to get your answers to the most common registration questions. 

Jennifer Hurwitz

Jennifer Hurwitz

PCSC 1st VP - House

Introducing Our New Celtic House Director of Coaching

We would like to introduce our newest addition to our Palatine Celtic staff (in another role, but not technically new to our staff!) - John Miller will be starting as our House Director of Coaching with the Spring 2016 season! We are excited to develop this role for our house teams, coaches and players, and look forward to the possibilities that come with him joining us in this capacity. He will focus on the development and training for our house teams through education of our volunteer coaches, player clinics for our house players, and general oversight of the House program as a whole. 
Hometown: Palatine, IL (Fremd High School) 
Years at Celtic: 10 (2005) 
Current Celtic teams: U-11 Girls Select, U-16 Girls Select, U-11 Boys Select 
Coaching Experience Playing Experience NSCAA National Diploma (With Distinction) Illinois State University USSF National "D" License Green & White Soccer Club Staff 
Coach John Miller has a deep and a natural connection to Celtic that stretches some four decades. His formal introduction to the game began playing travel soccer for Celtic, where he learned fundamentals, structure and discipline. A top player at Fremd, he was the starting forward and captain on the Vikings' legendary 1984 side coached by Gerardo Pagnani that won 25 games and defeated Quincy Notre Dame for the state title. He walked on and played a year at Illinois State before an injury ended his playing career. He eventually graduated from Eastern Illinois. His relationship with the game and Celtic came full circle when he joined the coaching staff. He has experienced a wide range of players and teams as a coach. "I've coached from U-11 boys and girls to U-23 men's team we had here a couple of years ago," he said. His favorite part is seeing his players transfer the training and coaching into game experience. "For me, the most exciting thing is watching players have success," Miller said. "I also love to see them have the courage to try the things we train and see the players have the courage to use them in games and then finally to see their reactions when they do something new that they couldn't do before they started with us." Helping form the next generation helps establish a natural continuity that links to his legacy to Celtic. "(It's) watching players go and have success at the college level and having more of our players see college soccer as a real option," he said.

Online Education from US Youth Soccer


US Youth Soccer's online coaching education platform enhances the experience and opportunities of US Youth Soccer players, coaches and parents. The platform features read-at-your-own-pace pages, video and document downloads. Additional curriculum will be added as the platform expands to further meet the educational needs of all members of the youth soccer community.

Throw-ins: What refs get wrong and what coaches can do right

What rule do refs in the youth game tend to get wrong most often?

Celtic House League Tourney Celebrates Soccer

This weekend at Gbur Park at Hamilton Reservoir (1037 N. Smith Street), the Palatine Celtic Soccer Club house league officially signals the conclusion of its fall season by crowning the winners of the boys and girls divisions in U10, U12 and U14 tournaments.