Developing Youth Soccer Players in the Greater Alton-Godfrey Region

2019 Tryouts

Tryouts will be May 13-19, 2019 at Glazebrook Park Soccer Fields 1401 Stamper Lane Godfrey, IL 62035. Click here to register. 

2019 Tryouts will be for players born in the following years:

Girls born in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 20092010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Boys born in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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. 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

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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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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2006 Irish Girls Win Lou Fusz Tournament

The 2006 Irish girls team recently won the 2017 Lou Fusz Fall Tournament! The team finished the tournament undefeated at 4-0. The team includes Grace Carter, Ellie Williams, Faith McKaig, Juliana Stevenson, Meredith Zigrang, Avery Williams, Abi Davis, Callie Mossman, Haley Norton, Maya Stephan, Emily Schrumpf, Katie Johnson, Hilary Schrumpf and Audrey Alm and is…

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Registration Links

To register for SLYSA Fall 2016 teams 2009 Boys click here   2005 – 2008 Boys and Girls click here

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Mandatory Uniform Fitting June 28th and 29th

Uniform Fittings will take place at the Club office: 200 West Third Street Suite 111 Alton, IL 62002 (This is the Building, across from Mac’s Time Out, first floor). Tuesday June 28 and Wednesday June 29 10AM-4PM and 6PM-8PM each day. Parents will take their sizing information and order online. Ordering information will be…

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St. Louis soccer legend Jamie Swanner joins Alton Fighting Irish training staff

  May 26, 2016 The Alton Fighting Irish youth soccer club has announced former U.S. Olympic team goalkeeper, and St. Louis soccer legend, Jamie Swanner will be the club’s keeper instructor. “We are proud to bring someone with Jamie’s experience level to our club. He has decades of experience instructing keepers at the youth, high…

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ID Session for Girls Born in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Girls Kick Around/”ID” Sessions for 2016/2017 Season Girls born in 2004, 2005, 2006 Tuesday May 17, 2016 5:30pm – 7:00pm Girls born in 2007, 2008, 2009 Thursday May 19, 2016 5:30pm-7:00pm  Who should attend? Girls born in above years who are interested in trying out for an Alton Fighting Irish soccer team. Tryouts will be…

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2005/2006 Girls Win 2016 Indoor League

Congrats to the 2005/2006 Girls who were undeafeted and won the recent indoor session at The Sports Academy!

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Tryout Registration Now Open for 2016-2017

Tryout registration is now open for: Girls born in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Boys born in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Click here to view the schedule of tryouts. Tryouts are free but registration is required.  Please register as soon as possible by clicking here. Tryouts are held at Glazebrook Park in…

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Upcoming Events

Spirit Wear Winter 2019

  Spirit Wear Items for Order Winter 2019 – Due Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Apparel 2 Apparel 4 Apparel 3 Apparel 1 Alton Fighting Irish 2019 Order Form Nov 13

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Introducing the Junior Irish Program for 2012 and 2013 Birth Years

New for the Fall 2019 Spring 2020 season – introducing the Junior Irish! Players will receive all the same benefits of being a member of the Alton Fighting Irish Soccer Club but at a reduced fee! Thanks to our sponsors and donors, players born in 2013 and 2012 will only pay $325. This is 50% –…

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2009 Irish Girls Win Glen Ed 2019 Championship

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2019 Glen Ed Tournament

Glen Ed Tournament – April 6-7, 2019 Most Irish teams are registered for this tournament. If your team is registered for an additional tournament, that info will come from your coach or manager. More information about tournament including schedules/brackets, rules, directions and field maps available at

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