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

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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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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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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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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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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