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2017 Summer Camps

Foot Skills Camp

The Celtic SC Footskills Camp is one of past summers' favorites. 2017 promises to be even better. There will be a new curriculum for the foot skills camp which will include a minimum of 2000 touches every day during the camp. Players will focus on the deliberate practice of manipulating the ball with all parts of both feet. Camp staff will show players a variety of moves to beat players, to keep the ball in possession, and to create space in order to create an advantage to attack.

The camp will feature 1v1 ladder tournaments every day along with camp favorites the Gauntlet, Knockout, and Thunderdome. Players are sure to come out of this camp with faster feet and to be more instinctive with the ball. The creativity and freedom is all on the side of the players. Coaches will teach the techniques, but it is up to the players to figure when, where, and how to beat defenders. Shooting off the dribble if also a vital part of this camp and players will learn to create enough space to get shots off on goal.

Date Time Location Price
 Session I, June 26-29 9-10:30 AM Celtic Park $95 includes shirt & skill ball
 Session II, June 26-29 6:30-8 PM Celtic Park $95 includes shirt & skill ball
 Session III, July 10-13 6-7:30 PM Celtc Park $95 includes shirt & skill ball
 Session IV, July 17-20 9-10:30 AM Celtic Park $95 includes shirt & skill ball


Our Foot Skills Camp is conducted by the Celtic SC Professional Staff. Each coach is licensed by the United States Soccer Federation. Our unique camp curriculum will elevate your player's foot skills to the next level. If you have any questions, please contact JJ Ruane.

Little Celtic Academy Camp

The Little Celtic Academy Camp is for players born between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013 (U5-U8). This is a camp to introduce the game of soccer to young players who have no experience or are just beginning in the game of soccer.  The camp is filled with fun games and activities for young children to learn in an imaginative environment.

We work on developing physical literacy (running, jumping, balance, coordination, and agility) through soccer. Players will learn how to run with the ball, change direction with the ball, and introduced to other skills like shooting, passing, and receiving the ball.  Our coaching staff is trained to develop the skills of these young players through different fun games to implement the skills to start in the game of soccer.  

Date Time Location Price
 Session I, July 10-13 5-6:30 PM Celtic Park $80 includes a T-shirt
 Session II, July 17-20 5-6:30 PM Celtic Park $80 includes a T-shirt
 Session III, July 31-Aug. 3 9-10:30 AM Celtic Park $80 includes a T-shirt


Every player will receive a T-shirt during the summer camp.  All camp session are directed by members of the Celtic SC professional staff who are all licensed by the United States Soccer Federation.  If you have any questions please contact, JJ Ruane.

Celtic SC House Player Camp

The Celtic House Camp is for current and future Palatine Celtic House players.  The camp will feature activities led by the Celtic SC professional staff.  During the course of the week, players will learn the proper technique of passing, shooting, and receiving the ball.  Everyday, we will also feature the 1,000 touches in 15 minutes exercise where players will manipulate the ball with all parts of both feet.  By the end of the week, it is the goal for each player to touch the ball over 4,000 times.

Our main goal with this camp is coach players of all ability levels to be confident with the ball, but also develop their fundamental skill set of shooting, passing, and receiving.  Through the use of fun activities and small-sided games, players will have fun, learn new skills, and be challenged with new skills to start the Fall House season.

Session 

Dates 

Time 

Location 

Ages 

Price 

Session I June 26-29 5-6:30 PM Celtic Park 8-14 years old $80 includes shirt
Session II July 31-Aug. 3 9-10:30 AM Celtic Park 8-14 years old $80 includes shirt


All camps are coached and led by the Celtic SC professional staff.  Each staff member is licensed through the United States Soccer Federation.  Our staff will properly demonstrate each activity and technical skill and break it down into details, so players can learn it effectively and quickly.  Join us for camp this summer!  If you have any questions, please contact JJ Ruane.

Celtic Player Development Camp, July 24-27 9-11 AM & 6-8 PM

Players will be grouped by age group and ability. They will have a chance to work with the coaches in their age groups for the 2017/18 season as well as some other Celtic SC staff. Each day there will be a different topic for the players. These topics could range from 1v1 attacking with our young players to combination play in the final third with some of our older players. The camp is open to players from U8 to U18. Players should take advantage of this camp to get ready for the season. 

Session 

Dates 

Time 

Location 

Ages 

Cost 

Session I July 24-27 9-11 AM & 6-8 PM Celtic Park U8-U18 $195 includes T-shirt & ball


Players will receive a T-shirt and a ball for this camp as well as some fine coaching and preparation for the 2017/18 season. Campers can sign up for just the day session, evening session, or the complete experience. Again, the camp is open to travel players only. If you have questions, please contact JJ Ruane.

Celtic Functional Camps (Position-Specific)

The Celtic SC Functional Camps are a new addition this summer. These camps are specific to positions on the field.   Players will be trained during the camp to specific topics relating to their position.  For example, forwards will do a lot of finishing on goal, but will also learn how to create space, make appropriate runs into scoring areas, and other topics.  The space for each camp is limited due to the very specific nature of each of these camps. 

Session 

Date 

Time 

Location 

Ages 

Cost 

Striker I Camp June 26-29 6:30-8:30 PM Celtic Park U11-U18 $125 includes T-shirt & Evaluation
Midfielder I Camp July 5-8 6-8 PM Celtic Park U11-U18 $125 includes T-shirt & Evaluation
Defender I Camp July 5-8 6-8 PM Celtic Park U11-U18 $125 includes T-shirt & Evaluation
Striker II Camp July 10-13 6-8 PM Celtic Park U11-U18 $125 includes T-shirt & Evaluation
Goalkeeper Camp July 10-13 6-8 PM Celtic Park U11-U18 $125 includes T-shirt & Evaluation
Total Player Development Camp July 17-20 6-8 PM Celtic Park U11-U18 $125 includes T-shirt & Evaluation


This camp is one of a kind.  We encourage players to sign up for the position they play in most.  Our staff will devise topics everyday specific to those position and then deliver an intense and educational training session where players will learn the roles and responsibilities in each position.  All players will receive a t-shirt and evaluation for their participation in the camp.  If you have any questions, please contact JJ Ruane.