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

2021-2022 Tryouts

Tryout Schedule for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 sessions Tryouts will be held May 24-27 between 5 and 8:30 PM at Glazebrook Park (Godfrey) and/or Gordon Moore Park (Alton). There will be two nights of tryouts for boys and two nights for girls. Players should try to attend both nights if possible. May 24 –…

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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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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: https://forms.gle/Do1ceaeoe1b2m1mM7

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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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FAQ July 29, 2020

 FAQ July 29, 2020 Please see the frequently asked questions below and our corresponding answers which we hope will help address any concerns members may have.  “Will we play this fall?” As of Wednesday, July 29, 2020, we are allowed to continue with training, practice, and intra-club friendlies, per updated guidance from the Illinois Department…

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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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COVID 19 – Refund Information for Spring Cancellation

May 13, 2020 We are working to process refunds of fees for the 2020 spring SLYSA session which was canceled due to the Covid-19 Stay at Home orders. We will notify current members via email soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding. -The Irish Soccer Club

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Tryout Registration for 2020 – 2021

Tryouts for the 2020-2021 season will be held June 1 – June 7. All players must register for tryouts, which are free. Register at: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/230354 The tryout schedule will be released soon. If you have questions please email us at club@altonfightingirish.com

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2006 Irish Boys Blue Win SLYSA Division

2006 Irish Boys win Fall 2019 SLYSA Division! They received medals for their achievement at the St. Louis Ambush game on January 19, 2020. The boys finished the season with 8 wins and 2 ties in SLYSA and also won 2 tournaments, going 16-2-1. Way to go boys! The 2006 Blue are coached by Craig…

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Upcoming Events

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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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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