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

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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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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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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