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Academy History

The Celtic Academy was started in 2010 to reinforce the fundamental development of our players.  We are constantly striving to make improvements to our Academy structure but our goal always remains the same.  Develop players who love the game and are competent to compete at the highest levels our club provides. We have had dozens of players come through our Academy who have moved on to compete on our most competitive teams, winning league championships, State Cup Championships, competing at the highest levels regionally and nationally and ultimately moving on to play in college.

We believe firmly that at this age the entire focus should be on individual player development, both the development of talent and passion for the game. It is our hope that when these kids turn 8, 9 and 10 that they truly enjoy the game and are prepared to play at a more competitive level.

Academy Structure

The Academy year is divided into two seasons.  Fall and Spring. Each season will include 16 sessions.  32 sessions for the whole year.
Much of the academy structure will be focused on the kids playing the game.  Each training session will begin in small sided games. After initial game play the players will be divided into training groups where the emphasis will be put on physical and technical development. In their training group they will receive instruction from their respective coaches.  To end each training session the players will again be put into a small sided game play setting.

As the season progresses we will have days devoted to game play.  The players will be divided into teams as we assess their skill level during their trainings.  Games will consist of 4v4 without goalkeepers. Teams will be made up of 5-6 players.

Academy Director - Steve Magleby

The Celtic Academy will be under the direction of Steve Magleby.  Steve has been coaching with our club for over 13 years.  He served as the Director of Coaching for Celtic and Rangers from 2012 - 2018 and currently is an Assistant Coach with BYU Women’s Soccer team.  He has aided in the development of dozens of players who have gone on to play at regional/national youth levels, and in college. He’s found success at all levels within the youth game, winning 6 State Cup championships, 1 Regional Championship and a National Semi-Final appearance, with many players from those teams being Academy alumni.  He is committed to player development starting with our youngest players in the Academy.

Registration Listing

Celtic Academy 2019/20

Utah Celtic FC Academy, started in 2010, is devoted to developing the foundations of our future competitive soccer players. The Academy is under the direction or Steve Magleby, BYU Women's Soccer Assistant Coach. The Celtic Academy has helped produce many of the top players and teams in the state. Our primary focus is to help our players develop a love for the game and equip them with the tools to be prepared for competitive soccer upon graduation from the Academy.  It is open to players ages 5-8 of any skill level.

Free Summer Trainings: July 12, 13, 19, 20 10:00-11:00 AM
Fall:  Sept-Oct 
Spring:  March-May
Trainings will typically be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45-6:45. Some dates and times may be subject to change.

Training Location: Geneva Elementary in Orem, 665 W 400 N, Orem, UT 84057

If your daughter has a desire to learn how to play soccer and develop skills and a love for the game, come join the Celtic FC Academy. 

For any questions regarding the Academy program please contact the Academy Director, Steve Magleby @ [email protected] 

Celtic Academy 2019/20

Registration closes on 05/20/2020 at 10:00 PM
Season Dates: 07/12/2019 to 05/20/2020


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