Developing Youth Soccer Players in the Greater Alton-Godfrey Region

2020 Tryouts

Tryouts will be June 1-June 4 at Glazebrook Park Soccer Fields 1401 Stamper Lane Godfrey, IL 62035. Click here to register. Click here for the tryout schedule. 

2020 Tryouts will be for players born in the following years:

Boys and girls born in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 20092010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Tryouts will be conducted according to the IYSA Covid-19 guidelines.

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

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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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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Upcoming Events

Uniform Order Correction Form

If you have an issue with your uniform, such as the wrong size, missing item, etc. please fill out this form by going to the following link: https://forms.gle/Do1ceaeoe1b2m1mM7

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Small Sided League – High School Boys and Girls

High School Boys and Girls Small Sided League. Sign up at the link below. 5 to 6 dates with 2 games per date. Play – Rest – Play format. 4v4, 5v5 or 7v7 Teams divided evenly each week. Games on Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Limited Spots Available. Sign up now. Click here to…

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Finishing School Fall 2020

Finishing School is a great opportunity for girls and boys born from 2002 through 2013 to improve their finishing skills around the goal. Players will be separated by age. Only $40 for club members | $70 for non-members. Space is limited – sign up now to secure your spot. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Tuesday, September…

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Virtual Training via YouTube

During the Stay at Home orders, we are providing training sessions via YouTube. You can find our sessions on our YouTube channel by clicking here. Please subscribe to our channel!    

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