Developing Youth Soccer Players in the Greater Alton-Godfrey Region

2018 Tryouts

Tryouts will be June 4 - 7, 2018 at Glazebrook Park. Girls are on Monday and Thursday and Boys are on Tuesday and Wednesday.

2018 Tryouts will be for players born in the following years:

Girls born in 20002001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 20092010 and 2011.

Boys born in 2000, 20012002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and 2011.  

Click here to view 2018 Tryout dates and times.

Click here to register for tryouts.

Check the schedule link above for your player's date and time.

Our Approach

The Alton Fighting Irish Soccer Club provides technical skills development through a disciplined training approach for youth players in the Greater Alton-Godfrey, IL region - at the lowest fees possible. Our training includes footwork and ball skills, speed and agility, balance and coordination, proper defensive technique and goalie training.

Competitive League Games

Our teams compete in the St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA), one of the largest and most respected youth soccer leagues in the Midwest. Teams are placed in divisions based upon skill level. They travel from as far away as Quincy, IL and Cape Girardeau, MO because of the league's ability to create competitive games for all skill levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to read answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) from parents and players.

Alton Fighting Irish Soccer Club News

Player of the Year Joins Alton Irish Coaching Staff

EMMA LUCAS JOINS ALTON FIGHTING IRISH COACHING STAFF July 31, 2018 -2018 Lewis and Clark Community College Women’s Soccer Team -Captain and team MVP sophomore, junior and senior year Roxana High School -1st team all-conference all four years of high school -1st team All-Sectional team sophomore, junior and senior year -Advantage News Girls Soccer Player of…

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2006 girls champions

Youth soccer for the Riverbend

The Alton Fighting Irish select soccer program is gearing up for another season. The club is in its third season but has grown since the beginning. In its inception, the club had just one team, but it grew to 18 teams last year. “When we started it wasn’t my intentions to start a soccer club,”…

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Plenty of fight and rapidly growing numbers in Alton Fighting Irish soccer club

GODFREY — Numbers tell a big part of the story for the Alton Fighting Irish Soccer club. And those numbers keep growing. The Fighting Irish, which started with one team just three years ago, has grown to 20 teams, with more coming. As the club prepares for its upcoming tryouts, the only question without a…

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2008 Girls are Finalists at Glen Ed Spring Kick Off

The 2008 Irish Girls finished 2nd in the 2018 Glen Ed Spring Kick Off. Pictured are from left to right: Rayna Raglin, Karidis Orr, Izzi Hough, Lilly Hannigan, Emma Hough, Jessica Eales, Allie Wiener, Alex Stephan, Reese Livingstone, Lydia Schrumpf and Maddie Waters. Coaches are Matt Waters and Robert Stephan.

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2008 Boys Win Tournament Championship

The 2008 Boys won the Glen Ed tournament April 8, 2018. Players are from left to right Patrick Henesey, Simon Waters, Blake Rensing, Keller Jacobs, Tyler Morelli, Bram Buettel, Carson Jones, Luke Davis, Reed Wallace and Joe Stephan. Coaches are Toby Henesey and Andrew Davis.

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Glo Bingo Sponsor Form

Alton Fighting Irish Soccer Club $100 Glo Bingo document for donors PDF

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Glo Bingo Fundraiser April 14 2018

The Alton Fighting Irish Soccer Club will host a Glo Bingo Fundraiser April 14, 2018 at Marquette Catholic High School. Tickets are $20 in advance per person, $25 at the door. Bring your own snacks. Draft beer and soft drinks included. Cash bar available. No coolers and 21 and older only, please. Sponsorships for bingo…

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Winter Training with Irish Trainers @ The Max Sports – Registrer Now!

Alton Fighting Irish trainers, led by former U.S. Men’s National Team Member and St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame member Jamie Swanner, will conduct a 6 week training session on Mondays starting January 8, 2017. Boys and Girls born from 2000-2010 can attend and will be separated by age. Sessions are for 1 hour. Multiple…

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Roster positions available for Spring 2018

Some Alton Irish teams are looking to fill a limited number of roster spots for the Spring 2018 session. Players must successfully complete a tryout to be offered a spot. In most cases only one position is available. Teams with limited availability include: Girls born in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 or 2010 Boys born…

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2008 Irish girls win Lou Fusz Tournament on penalty kicks

The 2008 Irish girls team won the Fall 2017 Lou Fusz Tournament in dramatic fashion. After completing 2 overtime sessions the game went to penalty kicks where the Irish prevailed. The team is made up of Kyridis Orr, Rayla Raglin, Allie Wiener, Reese Livingstone, Maddie Waters, Lilly Hannigan, Lydia Schrumpf, Izzi Hough, Jessica Eales, Alex…

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Upcoming Events

Glo Bingo Sponsor Form

Alton Fighting Irish Soccer Club $100 Glo Bingo document for donors PDF

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Glo Bingo Fundraiser April 14 2018

The Alton Fighting Irish Soccer Club will host a Glo Bingo Fundraiser April 14, 2018 at Marquette Catholic High School. Tickets are $20 in advance per person, $25 at the door. Bring your own snacks. Draft beer and soft drinks included. Cash bar available. No coolers and 21 and older only, please. Sponsorships for bingo…

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Winter Training with Irish Trainers @ The Max Sports – Registrer Now!

Alton Fighting Irish trainers, led by former U.S. Men’s National Team Member and St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame member Jamie Swanner, will conduct a 6 week training session on Mondays starting January 8, 2017. Boys and Girls born from 2000-2010 can attend and will be separated by age. Sessions are for 1 hour. Multiple…

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2008 Irish girls win Lou Fusz Tournament on penalty kicks

The 2008 Irish girls team won the Fall 2017 Lou Fusz Tournament in dramatic fashion. After completing 2 overtime sessions the game went to penalty kicks where the Irish prevailed. The team is made up of Kyridis Orr, Rayla Raglin, Allie Wiener, Reese Livingstone, Maddie Waters, Lilly Hannigan, Lydia Schrumpf, Izzi Hough, Jessica Eales, Alex…

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