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Junior Celtic Program

Junior Celtic Information

The Junior Celtic Development Program is designed to give your child the opportunity to build a solid foundation in technical development in the very early years of playing and enjoying the game of soccer. Junior Celtic Development Program is led by USSF Nationally licensed coach Jen Jeschke. Our program serves as an introductory and advanced path for children with birth years 2014 to 2016. This design facilitates developmental progression recommended by the United States Soccer Federation as well as the US Youth Soccer Association.  We are committed to providing fun, educational and a progressive experience for your youth soccer players.

Players can register as a full year player (Sept-June) or register by season (fall, winter or spring). The Junior Celtic Program runs through the winter months to keep the players busy and their skills sharp. 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 2021 Winter 2021-22 Spring 2022
2 Outdoor Trainings Per Week 2 Indoor Trainings Per Week 2 Outdoor Trainings Per Week
Minimum of 6-8 League Games Weekly Scrimmages Minimum of 6-8 League Games
Friendly Matches vs Local Community Clubs Friendly Matches vs Local Community Clubs Friendly Matches vs Local Community Clubs

2021-2022 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 

The Junior 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, Junior Celtic is the place to be for young players.

GOAL: The Junior 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 2014-2016 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 Junior Celtic Program for the 2021-22 season and will oversee the Junior Celtic Program.

REGISTRATION: There are two options. Full year registration and seasonal registration.  All players born in 2014-2016 (01/01/2014 to 12/31/2016) both boys & girls are encouraged to register. There is no tryout for this program. We welcome players of all abilities!

Junior Celtic Fall Seasons Begins In:




REGISTRATION OPTION 2:  FULL YEAR                                Players who commit to all 3 seasons upfront receive a discounted program player fee. 

  • FALL SEASON: (8wks) This session will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning of September at Celtic Park from 5-6pm.
  • WINTER SEASON: (subject to change) (12-14wks) This session will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning of December at Falcon Park from 5-6pm on the turf field.
  • SPRING SEASON: (8wks) This session will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning of April at Celtic Park from 5-6pm.

COVID Guidelines

(subject to change) At this time both IDPH and IYSA are requiring all players, coaches, referees and spectators to wear a mask while at the fields and during participation. This could change prior to the season beginning but that is the most up to date information we have (as of 2/12/21).

Celtic Park : 1351 N. Rohlwing 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