Developing Youth Soccer Players in the Greater Alton-Godfrey Region

Skills, Drills and Thrills October Training

Age-specific training times for 2-12 year- olds.

Great for Recreation Players. 4 Saturdays in October for one hour. Guaranteed refunds if canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Register here.

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

Fan Gear Winter 2020

  Fan Gear Winter 2020 Deadline to Order: October 15, 2020. Click here for the Irish Gear Site with dozens of items. Click here to see the flyer with all items. Click here for the Soccer Master site with a few Nike items.      

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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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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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Upcoming Events

2021-2022 Tryouts

Tryout Schedule for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 sessions Tryouts will be held May 24-27 between 5 and 8:30 PM at Glazebrook Park in Godfrey on the turf fields on Stamper Lane. There will be two nights of tryouts for boys and two nights for girls. Players should try to attend both nights if possible.…

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Spring 2021 Rookie Program April 17-May 15

The Irish Soccer Club Spring Rookie program registration is now open! This 5-week program runs April 17 – May 15 and is for boys and girls ages 5-10. Players will receive skills training and play during this one-hour session on the turf at Gordon Moore Park. You can register online now at https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/261801. We look…

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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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