Mission: The Baltimore Celtic Market Development Program (MDP) is designed to extend the club culture and philosophy that has established Baltimore Celtic as one of the premier youth soccer development clubs in the nation to other markets around the state of Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Structure: Each market will strictly focus on development and establish a branch of Baltimore Celtic to service their regional membership and local community towards this goal. The designated markets will create a regional leadership group that will function as the club administration in the area. These regional leadership groups will be responsible for all day to day operations in their area, and reporting back to the Baltimore Celtic Executive Board. The market programs will have direct access to Celtic club curriculum, senior staff training, coaching education programs, partner programs including futsal and strength & conditioning, camps and clinics, and all Celtic club social events. These markets are designed to be a direct extension of the Celtic family and operate in the same capacity as the home base located primarily in Baltimore County. The regional markets will look to work collaboratively with the home base in any and all aspects to promote a feeling of inclusiveness for all players, coaches, and families.
New Markets for 2017/18: Celtic North (Harford County), Celtic South (Anne Arundel County), Celtic West (Carroll County), and Celtic PA
Brandon Quaranta (Celtic Director of Coaching):
“Our coaches, staff, and administrators are very proud of what we have created in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area with Baltimore Celtic since its inception in 2013. Celtic has not only won multiple national championships and pushed countless players on to the college ranks, but we have also established a reputation as one of the best developmental clubs in the nation. We are now in a position to extend our developmental model to other parts of the state, as well as Pennsylvania, and allow a greater number of players direct access to what makes Celtic successful. Our staff of top coaches can now impact more lives and produce more winners on and off the field. The entirety of Celtic Nation is looking forward to this new challenge.”
Carl Delmont: (Celtic President):
“We are excited to partner with some of the best soccer talent in Maryland and Pennsylvania. The response and input from the areas are impressive and our plan will allow us to collaborate with these groups in developing youth players in a proven and desired manner. “