Baltimore Celtic and Baltimore Select have reached a partnership agreement for the 2017/18 youth soccer season. As a result of the partnership Celtic will provide Baltimore Select with a complete club development program. Benefits will include on site Celtic coaching staff, curriculum, player clinics, team training, and coach education workshop access. This partnership will encompass the Baltimore Select 2008, 2009, and 2010 boy’s teams. The 2008 team will join Baltimore Celtic as a full club member and the 2009 & 2010 teams will come under the club’s Affiliate Program status, as its first official partner.
“We are extremely excited to kick off our partnership with Baltimore Select. After our discussions with the club we were confident Select had the right approach to player development and a partnership between our organizations will benefit all of their membership families. Baltimore Celtic remains committed to community outreach and growing the game at the youngest age groups across the state. This is another amazing step in that direction.”
“Baltimore Select Soccer Club is very excited about our new affiliation with Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club. This will allow our boys new and exciting opportunities to improve as athletes. We look forward to training with their experienced staff and developing with their talented players.”
Baltimore Select Soccer Club was founded in spring 2015 with the mission to provide young, talented athletes in Southeast Baltimore the opportunity and proper instructions to achieve their fullest potential. The club has grown to three teams in the past year, and developed into groups that play good soccer and most importantly enjoy the game.
The joint training program between Celtic and Select will officially begin in early August, but the clubs will start working together immediately to identify top talent in the region and create a structure to maximize the benefits of the partnership. Talent Identification sessions will be announced in the coming days.