First XI 10-18 yrs (Premier)

Program Overview

The Celtics First XI program is for players and teams wishing to compete at the highest level and who show the ability to do so. Ultimately, First XI gives players the opportunity and training to be the best soccer players they can be in a highly competitive environment. First XI is the ideal preparation for high school soccer and beyond. First XI is a program based on 4 activities per week, opposed to the travel program of 3 activities per week. First XI teams will either have a 2 practice and 2 game week, or a 3 practice and 1 game week. Each team is different, however the 4 activity models are the same.

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Celtics will offer First XI teams for 2023-24 playing year in the following birth years:

  • Girls

    2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

  • Boys

    2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005

Birth Years 2011-2010 First XI Teams:

Training and competition includes

Two/three outdoor practices per week in Fall and Spring seasons
Two indoor practices per week in Winter
Fall and spring outdoor leagues at highest levels
Highly competitive Chicagoland Indoor Soccer League
Weekly Speed/Strength/Agility training, indoor and outdoor seasons
Video analysis for team and individual players
Three to four outdoor tournaments including State Cup or Presidents Cup
ODP/ College identification
Summer pick up and play
Summer Street Soccer
Goalie training at advanced level
Individual player evaluations/meetings with coaches offered
Commitment to the Celtics Culture. Camaraderie, confidence, pride and team spirit in the belief that each player will perform above expectations not only on the soccer field, but also in other social activities

Optional add-ons include

Winter Futsal
June Summer Camp
August Preseason Camps
Spring Break trip to England for seventh graders

Player Fees

Uniform kit is not included in club fees. Please note that the Celtics are at the end of a uniform cycle. All players will need to purchase new uniforms for the 2023-24 season. The same uniform will be used for the 2024-25 season

Pre-First XI Annual Fee: $2,750 this does not include uniform kit.

First XI Annual Fee: $3,050 this does not include uniform kit.

High School 2009 - 2005 First XI Teams

Training and competition includes

Two/three outdoor practices per week in fall or spring seasons
Two indoor practices per week in Winter
Appropriate fall or spring season leagues. Our teams typically play 8 Midwest Conference (MWC) and 8 National Premier League (NPL) games in a season.
Highly competitive Chicagoland Indoor Soccer League
Weekly Speed/Strength/Agility training, indoor and outdoor seasons
Video analysis for team and individual players
Two to Three outdoor tournaments including State Cup or Presidents Cup
ODP/ College identification
Summer pick up and play
Summer Street Soccer
Goalie training at advanced level
Individual player evaluations/meetings with coaches offered
Commitment to the Celtics Culture. Camaraderie, confidence, pride and team spirit in the belief that each player will perform above expectations not only on the soccer field, but also in other social activities

Optional add-ons include

Winter Futsal (8 weeks)
June Summer Camp (one week) led by Manchester United trainer
August Preseason Camps (two weeks)

Uniform kit is not included in club fees.

Player Fees

 HS First XI Annual Fee: $2,710 this does not include uniform kit.

Accomplishments

2017 Presidents Cup Champions and Regional Qualifier 2001 girls
2017 NPL (National Premier League) Runner up and Regional Qualifier 2003 Girls
2019 Presidents cup Cup Champions and Regional qualifiers 2005 boys
2019 NPL (National Premier League) Runner up and Regional Qualifier 2006 Girls
2019 MWC (Midwest Conference) First Division Champions 2002 boys
2019 MWC (Midwest Conference) Qualifiers Champions 2006 boys
2020 NPL (National premier league) Champion and National Qualifier 2006 Girls
2020 NPL (National Premier League) Runner up and Regional Qualifier 2005 Girls
2020 NPL (National Premier League) Runner up and Regional Qualifier 2007 Girls
2020 NPL (National Premier League) Regional Qualifier 2002 Boys
2021 NPL (National Premier League) Champion and National Qualifier 2006 Girls
2021 NPL (National Premier League) Champion and National Qualifier 2007 Girls
2022 NPL (National Premier League) Runner up and Regional Qualifier 2007 Girls
2022 Presidents Cup Finalist 2011 Pre First XI girls
2022 MWC (Midwest Conference) Qualifiers Champions 2007 Girls
2023 NPL (National Premier League) Runner up and Regional Qualifier 2007 Girls
2023 Presidents Cup Finalist 2011 Pre First XI girls
2023 Presidents Cup Semi Finalist 2011 Pre First XI Boys
2023 MWC (Midwest Conference) Qualifiers Champions 2007 Girls

2017 Presidents cup Regional Qualifier 2001 girls.
2017 NPL Regional Cup Qualifier 2003 girls.
2019 Regionals Champion and National Qualifier 2005 boys
2019 NPL (National Premier League) Regional Finalists 2006 Girls.
2020 NPL (National Premier League) Regional Qualifier 2002 Boys
2020 NPL (National Premier League) Regional Qualifier 2005 Girls
2020 NPL (National Premier League) Regional Qualifier 2007 Girls
2022 NPL (National Premier League) Regional Qualifier 2007 Girls

2019 Presidents Cup National Finalists 2005 Boys
2019 NPL (National premier league) National Semi-Finalists 2006 Girls
2020 NPL (National premier league) National Semi-Finalists 2006 Girls.
2021 Era Methoxha, Albanian national team call up. 2 caps for Albania September 2021
2021 NPL (National premier league) National Qualifier 2007 Girls