The Tradition Continues.
Commencing in the late Seventies, youth soccer players in Southern California have jogged on to the pitch proudly wearing the legendary green and white ‘Hoops’ of Celtic. The ‘Celtic’ brand has continued with an optimistic spirit and its original indelible design. The time honored tradition and the established Celtic reputation have proved to be priceless.
This website is being presented for the express purpose of encouraging Celtic member participation in the organization. Team pictures, league play, tournament inquiries, records, and up-to-date general information will be posted in a timely fashion. The trials, tribulations, and triumphs of all will be forwarded to our webmaster via team managers. It should be remembered that neither losses nor victories are ever as grave or great as they may seem.
(Actual Celtic Cross on Valentia Isle, (Oilean Dairbhre) Ring of Kerry).
One of the reasons for continued Celtic success is the emphasis placed on availability of soccer facilities. The Celtic organization provides three lighted training grounds for its teams, during the Fall and two different training sites during the summer. Also, a goal for every team and a 50 x 80 yard space for teams to train is the target. In addition, Celtic maintains its local home field during the season at Oaks Middle School in Ontario. These facilities are provided as part of the team fees with no additional cost to a parent or player.
Celtic has been able to maintain its tradition of excellence while also keeping in mind the costs, usually to parents, for youth soccer. Additionally, the administration of the Celtic organization provides for the epitome of “grass roots” democracy. All Celtic meetings, including elections, are conducted and recorded via Robert’s Rules of Order. The cost, of youth soccer remain paramount with importance to the Celtic organization. As an example, Celtic, in order to provide consistency in uniforms and the ability to provide reasonably priced replacements has a custom contract with SCORE. The uniform designs were inspired by the traditional Celtic green and white hoops along with their stylish Bumble Bee kit.
Total team fees, for the year, are $1000.00. The cost can be covered in a variety of ways by each team. Each team has the option of providing a paid trainer or non paid trainer/coach. However, the President does have final authority to ensure that all teams are provided with a quality trainer/coach.