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Our Coaches

The Celtics coaching staff has a wealth of soccer expertise largely sourced from the local community and our reach is growing. Many of 
our coaches are more "mature" than the average travel soccer coach as several are parents who grew up playing soccer at a high level, including our Founder, David Rout. Other Celtics coaches have many years experience coaching competitive soccer and simply want to share that passion with the youth in our community, like our Director of Coaching, Andrew Taylor. Still other Celtics coaches grew up playing in the La Grange area and want to help the newest generation of community soccer players.  
We place emphasis on educating our coaches with training and coaching clinics, in addition to stressing the value of being involved in this club and the families who support us. It may, however, surprise you to know that some of the soccer instruction we offer comes from professional hardworking people with a very strong soccer pedigree: 


•All Celtics team coaches are certified through at least one of the following accredited organizations: The United States Soccer Federation, the Illinois State Soccer Association and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. 

•One Celtics coach is the all-time leading scorer for Naperville North High School; he has held this record since 1985. This same coach also achieved the same feat at Northwestern University where he held the all time leading soccer record for 20 years. 

•Two Celtics coaches have coached in the IHSA state title soccer game. 

•One Celtics coach has won an IHSA state soccer title. 

•One Celtics coach captained his team in the Illinois State Cup Soccer Final for three consecutive years winning the title one year. 

•One Celtics coach, for five consecutive years, represented the men’s Celtics 3v3 squad who competed at ‘Nationals’; in 2006-7 the team was ranked #3 in the country. 

•One Celtics coach has been involved in the Olympic Development Program. 

•Two Celtics coaches have been invited to try out for professional soccer teams in Europe. 

•One Celtics coach has coached players that have represented the United States and Mexico in various international competitions. 

•Eleven Celtics coaches and trainers have bachelors degrees or higher. 


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