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.

Partners

Alton Fighting Irish Soccer Club News

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

https://www.slysa.org/news/new-concussion-guidelines-begi 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

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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