Developing Youth Soccer Players in the Greater Alton-Godfrey Region

Rookie Soccer Program for 5-10 year olds starts April 23

Rookie Soccer Training Program for 5-10 year old girls and boys. April 23 & 30 | May 7 & 14 at Gordon Moore Park. 5 & 6 years old, 9AM-10AM. 7-10 years old, 10AM-11AM. Receive $10 discount for early registration.

Participants must 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.

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Alton Fighting Irish Soccer Club News

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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2006 Irish Girls Win Lou Fusz Tournament

The 2006 Irish girls team recently won the 2017 Lou Fusz Fall Tournament! The team finished the tournament undefeated at 4-0. The team includes Grace Carter, Ellie Williams, Faith McKaig, Juliana Stevenson, Meredith Zigrang, Avery Williams, Abi Davis, Callie Mossman, Haley Norton, Maya Stephan, Emily Schrumpf, Katie Johnson, Hilary Schrumpf and Audrey Alm and is…

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Registration Links

To register for SLYSA Fall 2016 teams 2009 Boys click here   2005 – 2008 Boys and Girls click here

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Mandatory Uniform Fitting June 28th and 29th

Uniform Fittings will take place at the Club office: 200 West Third Street Suite 111 Alton, IL 62002 (This is the Riverbender.com Building, across from Mac’s Time Out, first floor). Tuesday June 28 and Wednesday June 29 10AM-4PM and 6PM-8PM each day. Parents will take their sizing information and order online. Ordering information will be…

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St. Louis soccer legend Jamie Swanner joins Alton Fighting Irish training staff

  May 26, 2016 The Alton Fighting Irish youth soccer club has announced former U.S. Olympic team goalkeeper, and St. Louis soccer legend, Jamie Swanner will be the club’s keeper instructor. “We are proud to bring someone with Jamie’s experience level to our club. He has decades of experience instructing keepers at the youth, high…

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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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Upcoming Events

2022-2023 Tryout Information

Tryout Schedule for Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 sessions Boys and Girls with Birth Years 2004-2016 Tryouts are free. Register online today here 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…

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Rookie Soccer Program Spring 2022

We had a GREAT turnout for our Irish Soccer Club Rookie Program last year and can’t wait to see everyone again this spring. If you have a boy or girl between 5 and 10 years old, this 4 week camp is for you! The clinic is on Saturdays April 23, 30th & May 7th, 14th…

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2022-2023 Tryouts

Tryout Schedule for Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 sessions Boys and Girls with Birth Years 2004-2016 Tryouts are free. Register online today here 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…

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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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