Summer Camps

2024 Summer Camps

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Celtics Soccer Camp -

* In Association With Manchester United’s Academy Coaches

Zeki's background:

Zeki Istanbul has been an integral part of Manchester United for nearly 20 years. His journey with the club began with the girls' team, where he coached the current club captain, Katie Zelem, when she was just 8 years old. Over the years, Zeki has held various coaching roles within the club, most recently with the Academy.

With a decade of experience in the Foundation Phase, Zeki has worked with players aged U9 to U13, witnessing their development and progression through the program. His expertise and dedication have contributed to the growth of many young talents, including Kobbie Mainoo, who has made a name for himself in the first team. Additionally, several other players coached by Zeki have featured in the first team squad this season, with Ethan Wheatley making his debut.

Zeki's commitment to nurturing young talent and his profound impact on their development make him a valuable asset to Manchester United and an inspiring coach for aspiring soccer players.

Dates: June 24th - June 27th 2024
Location: Countryside Park, Countryside IL
Cost: $160 per player
*discounted to $140 per player for families with multiple participants.

Ages and Times:

Birth Years: 2018 - 2015 = 8:00am - 10:00am
Birth Years: 2014 - 2012 = 10:00am - 12:00pm
Birth Years: 2011 - 2009 = 12:00 pm - 2:00pm

* Times can be subject to change due to registration numbers.

Pick Up And Play & Street Soccer

Pick Up And Play:
Pick Up And Play is a FREE camp for all Celtics players! This camp does exactly what it says and offers all players a safe and competitive environment to play games throughout the summer months. Games can range from 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 or 11v11 depending on numbers and age groups. Our Celtics coaches create different fields and challenges each day to keep campers engaged and playing.

Street Soccer:
Street Soccer is a FREE camp for all Celtics players! Created to give players a different playing experience of the beautiful game, Street Soccer runs on outdoor tennis courts for a futsal esque feel. Mini tournaments, knock out games and much more is packed into the 3 day a week camp.



Dates: Starts - Tuesday July 9th, Ends - Thursday July 25th
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Countryside Park - AM sessions
Ideal School - PM sessions

Pick Up And Play Times:
Birth Year: 2018 - 2015 = 9:00am-10:00am
Birth Year: 2014 - 2012  = 10:00am -11:00am
Birth Year: 2011 - 2009 = 11:00am-12:00pm

Street Soccer Times:
Birth Year: 2018 - 2015 = 4:30pm-5:30pm
Birth Year: 2014 - 2012  = 5:30pm -6:30pm
Birth Year: 2011 - 2009 = 6:30pm-7:30pm

* Times can be subject to change due to registration numbers.

Challenger Sports - Soccer Camp

Coached by Challenger Sports team of international and US-based staff, the week-long half day and full day soccer camps improve your child’s soccer skills whilst providing a unique cultural experience. Join the International Soccer Camp without leaving your area today!

The curriculum and coaching foundation meets engaging delivery for an all-around positive experience. Coaches use age appropriate practices to help players develop at their own pace, learn brand new skills and become an all-round better player...while having an amazing time with the international coaching staff! Includes an educational approach that uses soccer to teach the core values of responsibility, integrity. respect, sportsmanship and leadership.

Please note that there will be a $10 late fee at most of our camp sites for campers registering within 10 days of the camp start date.

Dates: July 22nd - July 26th
Location: Gordon Park - Tilden Ave & Ogden Ave, La Grange, IL 6052

Ages and Times:
2-5 years = 8:00am - 8:45am
6-14 years = 9:00am-12:00pm (Half Day Option)
6-14 years = 9:00am-4:00pm (Full Day Option)

* Times can be subject to change due to registration numbers.

Get Ready For Fall Camp

Designed for our younger Celtics teams, this camp is designed to prepare for early season tournaments, as well as the fall season. Sign up to get your player ready for great soccer and fun with fellow Celtics and teammates! If you have already signed up for the Pre-Season Camp, you will receive a discount.


Dates: July 29th - August 1st (Friday reserved for a rain-out date)
Location: Countryside Park, Countryside IL
9:30am - 11:00am
Cost: $100
Birth Years:  2018-2013

* Times can be subject to change due to registration numbers.

Next Level Camp

Next Level Camp is designed to prepare players for the 11 v 11 club season. We will run through a dynamic warm-up and individual ball routine that will maximize touches on the ball and emphasize technical improvement and creativity as well as individual attacking and 1 v 1 defending skills. Also a variety of speed and agility drills combined with small-sided passing drills and games will be the focus. This camp will ensure players are showing up to their club season physically fit and technically sharp. To guarantee your spot in this camp, register today!

Dates: July 29th - August 1st (Friday reserved for a rain-out date)
Countryside Park, Countryside IL
Times: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Birth Year: 2012 -
High School Girls and Boys

* Times can be subject to change due to registration numbers.

Pre Season Camp

Join us for The Celtics Pre Season Camp 2024. Team up with all Celtics Coaches for the ultimate Pre Season Soccer Training Camp! With a mix of traditional and modern soccer coaching methodologies, the curriculum is one that allows every player the opportunity to continue to progress to a higher level of soccer play. Throughout the week players learn new skills, perfect techniques, increase game knowledge, make meet new and old team mates in the lead up to the Fall 24 Season!

Dates: August 5th-8th (Friday reserved for a rain-out date)
Location: Countryside Park, Countryside IL
Cost: $100

Ages and Times:
Birth Years: 2018 - 2015 from 8:00am - 9:30am
Birth Years: 2014 - 2012 from 9:30am - 11:00am
Birth Years: 2011 - 2008 from 11:00am - 12:30pm

* Times can be subject to change due to registration numbers.