Developing Youth Soccer Players in the Greater Alton-Godfrey Region

2023 Rookie Soccer Spring Program for 5-10 year olds starts April 15

Rookie Soccer Training Program for 5-10 year old girls and boys. April 15, 22, 29 and May 6 (May 13 Rain Date) at Gordon Moore Park Turf Fields. 5 - 7 years old, 11AM-12PM. 8-10 years old, 12PM-1PM. Receive $10 off if you register by April 1.

Participants must register here.

Our Approach

The 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, technical knowledge regarding field positioning, buildup strategy, goalie training and more.

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

When, where, what? Click here to read answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) from parents and players.


Alton Fighting Irish Soccer Club News

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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FAQ July 29, 2020

 FAQ July 29, 2020 Please see the frequently asked questions below and our corresponding answers which we hope will help address any concerns members may have.  “Will we play this fall?” As of Wednesday, July 29, 2020, we are allowed to continue with training, practice, and intra-club friendlies, per updated guidance from the Illinois Department…

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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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COVID 19 – Refund Information for Spring Cancellation

May 13, 2020 We are working to process refunds of fees for the 2020 spring SLYSA session which was canceled due to the Covid-19 Stay at Home orders. We will notify current members via email soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding. -The Irish Soccer Club

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Tryout Registration for 2020 – 2021

Tryouts for the 2020-2021 season will be held June 1 – June 7. All players must register for tryouts, which are free. Register at: The tryout schedule will be released soon. If you have questions please email us at

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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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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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Upcoming Events

2023 – 2024 Tryout Information

Tryout Schedule for Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 sessions Tryouts will be held May 22-25 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 2023 Rookie Soccer Program Starts April 15!

Register today clicking here. Open to boys and girls ages 5-10. Four Saturdays – April 15, 22, 29, May 6. May 13 rain date. Ages 5-7 11 am – 12 pm. Ages 8-10 12 pm – 1 pm. Gordon Moore Park Turf Fields.  

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High School Tryouts June 7 & 8

Click here to register now for Irish High School Tryouts! Girls 6:00 – 7:30 | Boys 7:30 – 9:00 Glazebrook Park Turf – Godfrey Birth years 2008-2004 (freshman – senior for the 2022-2023 school year)

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2022-2023 Tryout Information

PLEASE VISIT THE 2023-2024 Tryout page for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 — Tryout Schedule for Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 sessions Tryouts will be held May 23-26 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…

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