U6 League Games: Saturdays at noon-1:15pm. First game is 4/23 . Games will run though the weekend of 6/4. *No games memorial day weekend.
U8 Girls League Games: Saturday AM or Afternoons (typically 9:30am or 2pm) First game is 4/23. Games will run though the weekend of 6/4. *No games memorial day weekend.
U8 Boys League Games: Sunday Afternoons (typically between noon and 3pm) First games is on 4/24. Games will run though the weekend of 6/5. *No games memorial day weekend.
Uniform kit is only provided in the player's first session of the Jr. Celtic program. Players who commit to all three sessions upfront receive a discounted program player fee when they register as a Full Year Player. Families who have a total of three or more children in either the Celtic Travel Program or Jr. Celtic Program should contact Jen Jeschke for details on Celtics' family discount.
Jen Jeschke, Celtic SC Youth Program 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 C license and works with both 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:
Youth Program Director
The Jr. Celtic Development Program is designed to give your child the opportunity to build a solid foundation in technical development in the early years of playing and enjoying the game of soccer. The program is led by USSF Nationally licensed coach Jen Jeschke. Our program serves as an introductory and advanced path for children. 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) during fall registration or register by the season. 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!
This program includes:
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, Jr. 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. The objective of our program is to prepare players born in 2013-2016 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 while emphasizing fun and enjoyment.
STAFF: Coach Jen Jeschke will lead the Jr. Celtic Program for the 2021-22 season and will oversee the program.
REGISTRATION: There are two options. 1 -Full Year. 2 -Seasonal. **Please note that the Full Year discounted program fee is only offered during fall registration. All players born in 2013-2016 (01/01/2013 to 12/31/2016) both boys & girls are encouraged to register. There is no tryout for this program. We welcome players of all abilities!
|Professional Coach at all Practices & League Games||Professional Coach at all Practices||Professional Coach at all Practices & League Games|
|2 Outdoor Practices Per Week||2 Indoor Practices Per Week||2 Outdoor Practices Per Week|
|6-8 League Games||Weekly Small Sided Games||6-8 League Games|
|+ Friendly Matches vs Other Local Community Clubs||+ Friendly Matches vs Other Local Community Clubs||+ Friendly Matches vs Other Local Community Clubs|
FALL SEASON: (8wks) This session will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning of September at Celtic Park from 5-6pm. First practice is 9/7/21. Last practice is 11/4/21.
WINTER SEASON: (10-12wks) Depending on which group you registered for, players will either attend Monday/Wednesday training sessions or Tuesday/Thursday training sessions at Falcon Park from 4-5pm starting either January 10/11. Last training session is March 16/17.
SPRING SEASON: (8wks) This session will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning of April at Celtic Park from 5-6pm. First practice is scheduled for April 5th (weather permitting). Last practice is May 26th.
Outdoor Spring Training & Game Location - Ron Gbur Park: 1037 N. Smith Street, Palatine
Indoor Turf Field and Training Location - Falcon Park: 2195 N. Hicks Rd, Palatine