REGISTRATION

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9U-10U teams play 7v7
in 2x25 minute halves.

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11U-12U teams play 9v9
in 2x30 minute halves.

 

13U-15U teams play 11v11 
in 2x35
 minute halves.

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16U-19U Showcase teams play 11v11 in 2x40 minutes halves. 

 

16U-19U General teams play 11v11
in 2x35 minute halves

RULES & REGULATIONS

General Rules & Regulations

  • All teams are guaranteed a minimum of 3 games. 

  • All finals in the non-Showcase division will be played on Monday.

  • 1st and 2nd place will be awarded team and individual awards.

  • Local teams could play Friday evening.

  • We will try to accommodate coaches with 3 or fewer teams. 

  • All out-of-town teams will work with Traveling Teams to secure hotels for the event.

Showcase Rules & Regulations

  • All teams are guaranteed a minimum of 3 games.

  • Girls teams in 16U-19U have the choice to play one game a day starting Friday.

  • Girls have the choice to play in a showcase division.

  • Showcase teams will play in a Showcase format.

  • 1st and 2nd place will be awarded team and individual awards.

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

PLAYING FIELDS

The Village of Palatine has some of the best soccer facilities in Illinois. Boasting 2 turf fields at Celtic Park in addition to over 20 grass fields across Palatine with at least 8 lighted fields. 

COMPETITION

Celtic Cup has over 50 divisions with the 13U age bracket having 5 different divisions to match competitive level to the teams. Celtic Coaching staff manages all seeding & bracketing with improved input from all teams for 2021. 

SHOWCASE

For our 16U-19UG, a showcase division is available. Games will be 80 minutes in a college showcase format which features 1 match per day. Teams should denote if they would like to participate in the showcase at time of application. College coaches from the Midwest from all levels will be invited.

LOCATION

Visit Downtown Palatine on your visit or one of the surrounding areas like Schaumburg, a 20 minute drive to shopping at Woodfield Mall. Downtown Chicago and the wonders of the Second City are only a 45 minute train ride or drive. The Lakefront is one of the most beautiful sights this time of year.

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