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Junior Celtic Program


January, 17th 2021 Updates

Once we move into tier 2 COVID-19 restrictions, we will be running the program indoors. Our region is 1 metric off a move to tier 2, where we need to be for players to be able to train inside.  As long as there is no drastic fluctuation in our region’s numbers, we should be able to move into tier 2 within two weeks. Registration will open at that time for the 2nd half of the winter indoor session.  There are a few spots still available.  Program fees will be prorated based on the number of sessions remaining. 

Please contact Celtic SC Youth Programs Director, Jennifer Jeschke if you are interested in joining the program for the remaining winter session so that we can plan accordingly. 

DATES: TBA - March 17th

WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday 5-6pm

LOCATION: Falcon Park


Please be aware that even though spring House League registration opens 1/18/21, registration for the Jr. Celtic program will not open until mid-February when we have a better idea of what restrictions we will be operating under. 

TENTATIVE DATES:  April 6th-June 5th

WHEN: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6pm



Junior Celtic Information

Players can register as a full year player (Aug-May) or register by season (fall, winter or spring). If you are looking for a program for your 6, 7 or 8 year old, there is no better program in the Northwest suburbs. The best experience by far is to register for the year and start your journey as a Celtic SC player!

Fall 2020 Winter 2020-2021 Spring 2021
2 practices per week 1 practice per week 2 practices per week
Weekly Scrimmages Weekly Scrimmages League Games or Weekly Scrimmages

2020-2021 Program Information

This program also includes:

  • Professionally licensed staff coaches at all practices and games
  • 50+ hours of practice sessions
  • 30+ hours of games
  • New Balance Jr. Celtic Uniform Kit  (included in price)

The Jr. Celtic program is an introduction to aspects of playing in our competitive program and will follow a unique Celtic curriculum to develop and prepare our players the best way we know how. It will follow the same principles and philosophy as our travel program currently does. If you are looking for a program that will improve players in every session, Celtic is the place to be for young players.

GOAL: The Jr. Celtic program will keep your players soccer experience fun, enjoyable and help foster a desire to play.  With our programs high coaching standards it is our hope to create a love of the game while giving players all the tools they need to be successful in our competitive program. The objective of our program is to prepare players born in 2013-2015 for the travel program.  We believe in a holistic player centered approach where players are challenged to learn their skills while playing in game situations.

STAFF: Coach Jen Jeschke will lead the Jr. Celtic program for the 2020-21 season and will oversee the Junior Celtic program.

REGISTRATION: There are two options for Jr. Celtic registration.  The 2020-21/full year player registration in August or registration by season (fall, winter or spring). All players born in 2013-2015 (01/01/2013 to 12/31/2015) both boys & girls are encouraged to register. There is no tryout for this program. We welcome players of all abilities!

If your player is born in 2016 and is interested in the Jr. Celtic program, please email Jen Jeschke.


2020-2021 Winter Registration Information

The Jr. Celtic program runs through the winter months to keep the players busy and their skills sharp.  Registration will open Monday October 26th!

JR. CELTIC WINTER SESSION: (14wks) This program will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning December 1st at Falcon Park from 5-6 PM on the turf field.

DATES: December 1st-March 17th (Winter Break begins 12/16 and training will resume 1/5.)

PRACTICES: Tuesdays 5-6pm

SCRIMMAGES: Wednesdays 5-6pm

COVID 19 POLICY: (subject to change) At this time, all players will need to wear a mask/face covering during all training indoors at Falcon Park (unless you provide a medical note exempting you from wearing.)

Falcon Park : 2195 N Hicks Rd, Palatine

Meet the Staff

Jen Jeschke, Celtic SC Youth Programs Director will be leading the Jr. Celtic program. Jen enters another year with Palatine Celtic and clearly models a passion for the game with each one of our young players. She has a USSF D license and works with the boys and girls in the travel program.

Contact Coach Jen if you have any questions about the Jr. Celtic program. 


All questions can be directed to:

Jen Jeschke

Youth Programs Director