The Celtic SC Recreational House Program is designed to provide a venue for the recreational soccer player to learn fundamentals while developing self-esteem and teamwork. The Recreational program hosts about 1,500 players ranging from U6 thru U14 for both boys and girls. The two seasons consist of approximately six-eight weeks of division games that begin the weekend after Labor Day with girls' games on Saturdays and boys' games on Sundays. All Recreational teams will participate in the Jimmy Kinsella Recreational 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 Recreational 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 Recreational Program are distributed equally amongst the teams.
If this is your first time registering for a Celtic House program, you must first create an account on Sports Engine with an email address and password. (top right corner- log in/create an account)
Once you have created your Sports Engine account, you can click the registration link and register players for programming.
SPRING 2023 registration pricing per player:
$110 for the U6 coed division (PreK and K players) + $30 uniform fee
**NEW FOR SPRING 2023**: U6 coaches will hold (1) 45 minute practice during the week (Monday-Thursday). Volunteer parent coaches are expected to run a practice each week from either 5:30-6:15pm or 6-6:45pm.
$120 for the U8 division (1st and 2nd grade players) + $30 uniform fee
$135 for the U10-U14 division (3rd-8th grade players) + $30 uniform fee
The $30 uniform fee will ONLY apply to players who DID NOT play this past Fall 2022 House season. Families who played in the fall WILL have the opportunity to purchase an additional uniform during registration.
Celtic supplied brand new uniform kits (color and style) this past fall season and will use the same uniform kits for the Spring 2023. Celtic will not allow any other uniforms to be used from past seasons.
Included in the spring registration is a pair of soccer socks. BLACK game shorts, shin guards, cleats, and a soccer ball are the responsibility of the player. (please find specific ball size information on the individual division pages)
SPRING registration WILL CLOSE on Wednesday, March 1st to give our volunteer directors time to secure enough volunteer coaches for their division, as well as create teams.
Our Spring House season games will open the weekend of April 15/16 and run through the weekend of June 3/4. NO games will be played on May 14th (Mother's Day). ALL games that weekend will be played on Saturday, May 13th. Games are NOT played on Memorial Day weekend.
The Kinsella House Tournament will take place the weekend of June 2nd-4th for the U10-U14 divisions. The season will consist of approximately 6 regular season games and tournament weekend. Our U6 and U8 divisions will have approximately 7 games for their regular season.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Opening weekend games: April 15th and 16th
More information on ages/grade level/equipment and divisions can be found at the Celtic House Divisions homepage.
How do I reach the Director for my child's division? Division Director Information
Family choice cancellation: Full refunds will be given upon request up to the last regular registration date for each season. NO REFUNDS will be given after that date, except for season ending injury.
Once a refund has been submitted, the player has been fully removed from the roster and cannot return. If the player returns any game he or she played will become a forfeit. This is a liability for the player and club. Non-registered players will be strictly enforced.
All refunds will be processed within a week of the request. Please contact Jenn Hurwitz to process your refund request.
What gear does my child need to have at practice and games?
1. Soccer ball (labeled with name) (U6-U8 Size 3) / (U10-U12 Size 4) / (U14 and Up Size 5)
2. Shin guards. Underneath the socks.
3. Soccer Cleats. NO Baseball or Lacrosse cleats. Gym shoes can and will slip on the grass.
4. Water bottle (labeled with name).
If I have a question regarding what team my child is on? Who do I contact?
Click here for the Division Directors.
When will my child's team practice and have games?
Practice days/times are set by the coaches. Since all of our coaches are volunteers, the club gives them flexibility with their practice schedules. Generally coaches will practice Monday\Wednesday or Tuesday\Thursday, but some will have their own schedule based on their availability.
Games days are Saturday for the Girls starting at 9:00am and Sunday for the Boys starting at 12pm.
I do not live in the Palatine Park District boundaries, can I still register?
Yes! We welcome residents from our neighboring communities to play for Celtic SC. We have a set fee for all.
My child wants to play both fall and spring seasons and I can't find where to register for spring.
Currently we have separate registration times for fall and spring. Normally, fall registration opens in early June and closes in late July and spring registration opens in mid January and closes in early March.
Who will be my child's coach?
Celtic SC house league relies solely on volunteer coaches to coach our house teams. If you are interested in volunteering to coach a house team in the fall or spring season, please register.
My child has never played soccer before, can they still join the league?
Yes. The Celtic house league is a developmental, recreational league and is open to all levels of skill. We will distribute new players amongst teams so that they can learn from their peers as they go.
How are players placed on teams for the season?
Our volunteer directors spend time assembling team rosters based on current player evaluations from previous coaches. New players are asked to attend a player rating night in the summer to have their skill level assessed so they can be adequately placed on a team, while maintaining a balance of skill levels across the division. Teams are equally divided to balance high level players with new players to provide the best season experience for all players in the league.
What type of uniform will my player wear?
We are excited to provide each player with athletic, dry wick jerseys. Our house uniforms will now provide a more consistent look across the club. Players will need to provide black shorts and equipment such as shin guards and soccer cleats. The league will also provide black or green soccer socks for each player.
VP Celtic House Director, Palatine Celtic SC
Mandatory Spring Coach's Meeting/Clinic with Andy:
Wednesday, March 22nd
Location: Celtic Park Turf Fields
Rain Location: Falcon Park turf fields-indoors
6:30pm: U6/U8 Clinic with Andy
7pm: U10-U12 Directors meet with division coaches
7:15pm: U6/U8 Directors meet with division coaches
7:20pm: U10-U14 Clinic with Andy (U14 director meets with coaches AFTER the clinic)
8pm: Coach's Meeting ends
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Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Palatine Celtic Soccer Club experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently. SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.
Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.
Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.
Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.
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Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.
Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.
Linking two SportsEngine accounts together allows both account owners to receive messaging about athletes under either account as well as access private team pages.
Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.
Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.
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