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»Bike Palatine Club

The Bike Palatine Club's mission is to make Palatine a more bicycle-friendly community, through educational and outreach programs that encourage and increase bicycling. Working closely with other agencies Bike Palatine Club helps evaluate and recommends improvements to biking infrastructure to improve safety, convenience, and system integration with neighboring communities.

The Bike Palatine Club meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Meeting locations vary. For more information on how to get involved or for information on upcoming events visit

»Celtic Soccer

The Palatine Celtic Soccer Club, which is affiliated with the Palatine Park District, provides youth soccer programs for girls and boys ages 6-18 years. Both the House and Travel Programs are governed by the Palatine Celtic Soccer Club Board of Directors. For more information contact Paul Clapson,

House Program

The House Program features: age-graded divisions, jerseys for all players, fair team and player selection, awards, mandatory 50% minimum playing time, and coach training clinics throughout the season. The House Program emphasizes fun, recreation, fair play, and soccer basics at the Under-8 divisions and increases in competition at older age divisions. Eight games are scheduled for the fall and four games for the spring with a season-ending tournament for Under-10 and older players.

Under-8: 1st-2nd grade, 9/1/05-8/31/07
Under-10:3rd-4th grade, 9/1/03-8/31/05
Under-12: 5th-6th grade, 9/1/01-8/31/03
Under-14: 7th-8th grade, 9/1/99-8/31/01

Travel Program

For more competitive soccer players, the Palatine Celtic
Soccer Club offers an age-graded Travel Program for girls and boys ages 8-18 years. Paid professional coaches licensed by the United States Soccer Federation and National Coaches Association of America emphasize soccer excellence through individual and team skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The girls' teams play in the Illinois Women's Soccer League. The boys' teams play in the Young Sportmen's Soccer League. Travel Teams participate in local and regional tournaments throughout the season. Tryouts for the 2014-2015 teams are May 11 and 18 for high school girls, May 28-31 for all youth teams, and June 4 and 5 for high school boys. Practices are held on various evenings of the week. More information on all soccer programs and events can be found at the Palatine Celtic Soccer Club website at

Registration Information Celtic Soccer

A copy of a birth certificate for children who are not currently registered is required at registration. A completed registration form and signed medical release form is required at registration for the House Program and tryouts for the Travel Program. The fee is $125 for residents, $150 for non-residents FHS/PHS, and $188 non-residents (make check payable to the Palatine Park District). A late fee of $30 will be imposed after July 7.

Registration forms will not be mailed and will be available online and at park district facilities.

Important Celtic Soccer Dates

Current participants should watch for 2014-2015 registration information in the mail coming this February.

• March 10 - Registration for residents begins. You may mail or drop-off your registration. If you are a returning player you can register online at

• April 16 - Open registration for residents and non-residents. Please register in person at Birchwood Recreation Center, Community Center, or Falcon Park Recreation Center. (Some divisions may already be filled.) You will be notified of confirmations, waiting lists, and cancellations. Please call 847-991-0333 with questions.

Refund Policy

Full refund before first scheduled game, less $5 processing fee. 50% refund before the 2nd scheduled game, less $5 processing fee. After the second game no refunds will be accepted.

»Palatine Amateur Football Association

The Palatine Amateur Football Association, also known as PAFA, is an organized, full-contact youth travel football program. The program is for children in grades 3-8 (ages 8 to 14 as of 9/01/13). Teams are based on age, weight, and experience. Palatine plays communities in the Northwest Youth Football League. Registration for the 2013 season began in February. For further information, please visit the website at

Refund Policy

PAFA refund policy is posted on our website at

»PAFA Spirit - Cheer, Flags & Poms

PAFA Spirit squads perform at PAFA football games in support of the Palatine Amateur Football Association's travel football program. Football games are played in Palatine and surrounding suburbs on either Saturday or Sunday each weekend of the season. Cheer/Flag/Poms season begins each year in early August with a mandatory Clinic Week and then continues with weekly practices and games into November. Optional competitions for the older teams are offered.


Registration for the 2014 season will begin in March. For further information, please visit

Refund Policy

100% less $5 processing fee through July 30; 50% less $5 processing fee through August 2. No refunds will be given after August 3.

»PBA Baseball/Softball

Palatine Baseball Association (PBA) is the Park District affiliate baseball/softball program for ages 13 years & over (7th grade and up). The House League provides a competitive, fun atmosphere for players including uniforms and certified umpires. Most games are played at Community Park including night games. Included in the season are all-star games, post season tournaments with trophies, a 14-year-old LaCrosse tournament team, and a 13-year-old tournament team. Register by team for the Young Women Division. For PBA baseball and softball information

Thirteen and fourteen year Tournament Teams are selected from players already registered and playing in the house program, and play June-July. The Travel Teams hold open try-outs each August for the following season. Notification of try-outs are provided to age appropriate registered participants, and notice is provided through the newspaper. Try-outs for the 2014 season are complete.


Registration for the 2014 season began in October. Registration received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list. Wait list registrants will not be guaranteed a spot on a team in 2014. For questions visit our website at

Refund Policy

Full refund before draft, less $5 processing fee. After draft 50% refund, less $5 processing fee. No refunds after games begin.

»Penguins Lacrosse

The Penguins are a Travel Team for U9-U15 (3rd-8th grade). All levels of players are invited to learn the game of lacrosse and compete with towns throughout the Northwest Chicago Youth Lacrosse Federation (NWCYLF). The program provides structured training and development from the beginner to the experienced. The surrounding towns of Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, and others provide great depth to the program. Get involved in the fastest growing game in the USA with the Penguins.

»PYB/S Baseball/Softball

The Palatine Youth Baseball & Softball (PYB/S) program is designed to teach the fundamentals of baseball & softball and sportsmanship to boys and girls ages 5 through 6th grade. Our program is run by over 100 volunteers and features the following for both baseball and softball:

The age cut off for five year olds is August 31, 2014. For all other leagues the appropriate league is based on their current grade in school.

Participants are assigned to teams in March. Games and practices begin mid April and end in early July. The culmination of the season is the Palatine Youth Baseball/Softball Day held at Community Park, featuring league All-Star games, team and individual trophy presentations, and other entertainment.


Early bird registration including early bird discount through January 17.

Registration deadline March 7 - Pinto, Stallions, Mustangs, Bronco 5 & 6, and Division I & II
Registration deadline March 18 - T-Ball, Rookies, Future Stars, and Division III

Any registration received after these dates will be charged a $30 processing fee.

»Renegades Youth Hockey

This recreational youth hockey program is an affiliate program of the Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Arlington Heights Park Districts that allows all skaters the opportunity to play ice hockey. The program includes hockey tot classes (ages 3-5), pre-mite introduction hockey classes (ages 4-12), recreational youth House League teams (ages 6-17), and summer camps. For more information about teams or classes please contact Bob Veller, Rolling Meadows Park District Youth Hockey Director at 847-398-2700 x108 or

»Palatine Rugby Club

The Palatine Rugby Club provides full contact youth rugby programs for boys and girls in grades 5-12. As part of the Illinois Youth Rugby Association (iYRA) and USA Rugby, we play clubs throughout northern Illinois. All players that practice will play.

Our teams play in three separate seasons: Spring (March-May), Summer (June-July) and Fall (September-October). Registration opens for each season in: November, May & August. We accept new players at all times. Registration is through the Palatine Park District and USA Rugby.

Our MS-Jr. (grade 5 & 6) and MS-Sr. (grade 7 & 8) teams, the Palatine Pioneers, play 15-a-side rugby in the spring and Olympic (7's) Rugby in the summer.

Our HS Girls (grade 9-12), the Palatine Juggernauts, play 15-a-side rugby in the spring & fall. They play Olympic (7's) Rugby in the summer.

Our HS Boys (grade 9-12), the Palatine Barbarians, play 15-a-side rugby in the spring with Varsity, JV and Fresh-Soph teams. They play Olympic (7's) Rugby in the summer and 15-a-side rugby in a Fall Friendly season.