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

2006 Irish Boys Blue Win SLYSA Division

2006 Irish Boys win Fall 2019 SLYSA Division! They received medals for their achievement at the St. Louis Ambush game on January 19, 2020. The boys finished the season with 8 wins and 2 ties in SLYSA and also won 2 tournaments, going 16-2-1. Way to go boys! The 2006 Blue are coached by Craig…

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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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Reduce Your Club Fees with TJ’s Pizza Fundraiser

TJ’s Pizza is a quick and easy way for you to earn money back to assist with your fees. TJ’s Pizza rewards 40% for fundraisers* resulting in 35% for you and 5% for the club. This breakdown not only puts money in your pocket but helps the club keep costs down and the ability provide…

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1-Day Grade 8 – Referee Entry Course

1 DAY GRADE 8- REFEREE ENTRY COURSE, GODFREY, ILLINOIS UPCOMING REFEREE COURSE – GODFREY, ILLINOIS Date / Time • Sat, Mar 16, 2019 9:00am – 5:00pm 1-DAY GRADE 8 ENTRY CLINIC with ONLINE TRAINING MODULES FOR: • New Referees–never been certified by USSF (certifies you to do BOTH centers and lines) • Grade 9 Recreational…

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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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Upcoming Events

Glo Bingo 2019

Alton Fighting Irish Soccer Club Glo-Bingo Fundraiser Friday, March 29, 2019 Funds raised will be used to purchase equipment, provide scholarships and support the overall mission of providing opportunities to youth in the greater Alton-Godfrey area. For more info, see Glo Bingo Flyer

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SLYSA schedules

Spring 2019 schedules are now live. 1,055 teams playing 4,772 games at 16 locations using 78 soccer fields! Good luck to all the teams playing in the league. SLYSA League Spring 2019 schedules can be found here.

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Alton Irish to host CORE Soccer Camp July 24-26

2018 CORE-Alton Fighting Irish Camp Flyer 2018 Fighting Irish Soccer Camp – POWERED by CORE DATES: 7/24 – 7/26 TIMES: 6:30pm-8:00pm LOCATION: Glazebrook Park – Godfrey, IL. COST: $75 – (save $20 – SPECIAL PRICE $55 (use the Coupon Code – IRISHROCK) CAMP INCLUDES: *FREE CORE/Fighting Irish Camp T-Shirt REGISTER at

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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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