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.

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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

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 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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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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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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Upcoming Events

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:

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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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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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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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