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

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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New Concussion Guidelines Begin Spring 2016 U.S. SOCCER GUIDELINES February 16, 2016 Included in the U.S. Soccer Concussion Initiative are specific changes to rules on heading for certain age groups. Those changes included: Eliminating heading for children 10 and under – Please note that U11 is listed in the U.S. Soccer Concussion Initiative document because U11 players can be 10…

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Changes Coming to Youth Soccer 2016

Click the link below to check out the details: St. Louis Youth Soccer Association

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Research Says Young Athletes Need More Than Just Practice To Succeed

However, many athletes never quite cross the 10,000 hour finish line, and have used the scapegoat reason, “I just didn’t have enough time to commit to the sport.”

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Coaching With a Purpose: Mixing Mental Lessons With Physical Ones

In just the last two decades, coaches are finally realizing the tremendous impact they can have on their win/loss record and the respect of their athletes by coaching the mental game.

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Communicate Instantly and Get Real-Time Game Updates with TeamSnap Live!

We’re thrilled today to take the wraps off an exciting new feature that will change the way you interact with TeamSnap. TeamSnap Live!

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10 Ways You’re Causing Your Child Sport-Induced Stress

Sports can be fun, but for many children, sports can be extremely stressful.

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Upcoming Events

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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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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