Adolfo Pallares-Aceves


Head Coach

Certifications and Licensing

IHSA Coaching Certification
US Soccer D License
US Soccer Grassroots License (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11)
Safe Sports Certified

Playing Experience

Cicero Clyde Park Soccer (2003 – 2013)
Illinois Youth Soccer – Soccer for Success (2008 – 2013)
Morton Freshman B Boys Soccer Team (2009)
UIC College Prep Varsity Boys Soccer Team (2010 – 2013)
Aguacateros de Michoacan – Open League (2013)
Franklin & Marshall Mens Club Soccer (2013 – 2016)

coaching Experience

Cicero Clyde Park Soccer (2009-2013, 2017-2018):
Head Coach – 2000B Cicero Atlante
Head Coach – 2005B Cicero Club Tijuana

Franklin & Marshall College (2014-2015):
Head Coach – Women’s Club Soccer

UIC College Prep (2017-2022):
Head Coach – Varsity Boys Soccer
Head Coach – Varsity Girls Soccer

UIC College Prep Athletic Director (2022-2023)




Coach Adolfo has been playing soccer his entire life. From a very young age, he has always been so fascinated by this beautiful sport. When Coach Adolfo was young, he began watching soccer games from Liga MX. As he got older, Coach Adolfo began expanding his horizons by watching games from the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Seria A, Ligue 1, Primeira Liga, MLS, etc. Coach Adolfo’s favorite teams are Club America, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, PSG, Porto, and Chicago Fire.

Coach Adolfo started coaching at the age of 15 and ever since then, he has coached various levels in different leagues. From a young age, Coach Adolfo would always surround himself in the world of soccer in various positions: Soccer player, Soccer coach, Soccer referee, and Athletic Director. During the years, he has always jumped on opportunities to interact and collaborate with other coaches from various areas to always expand his soccer knowledge. Coach Adolfo loves to always show enthusiasm at practices and games. He is super passionate about this beautiful sport. His soccer philosophy consists of creating a fun and challenging environment. To always encourage kids to have a growth-mindset by getting out of their comfort zone and develop self-confidence both on and off the field. Coach Adolfo is honored to be part of Celtics and to continue to share his passion for soccer with Celtics players and families.