August 28th 2013 - In This Issue:
9 Players From 97's Committed To Major Schools

Playing in the ECNL has increased the opportunities for our players to show what they can do versus the best players in the country on a big stage.  MTA's ECNL players consistently play games in front of 40-60 college coaches at the National Events.  The level of competition and the set up of the events gives players a lot of options to choose from when selecting a school.  


"These kids haven't even begun their Junior year of high school yet and they have already solidified where they will be going to college." said MTA Girls Elite Director and 97 coach Danny Storlien. 


We are so excited that each of these girls has found a place where they will receive a great education and be able to continue to play soccer at a very high level.


Sophie Babo Kentucky
Molly Fiedler Minnesota
Maddie Frick DePaul
Payton Goulding Missouri
Emily Heslin Minnesota
Hannah Norman North Dakota State
Malley O'brien Wisconsin
Emily Peterson Minnesota
Bridget Schoffman Florida Gulf Coast

The ECNL season kicks off over Labor Day Weekend when the U15-U17 teams travel to Denver to take on St Louis Scott Gallegher, SLSG Metro, and Colorado Rush.

Treston Kederer Commitment Featured In Top Drawer Soccer

"San Francisco is an amazing city with lots of things to do," Kederer told "I love the big city feeling. I was also looking for a strong program with lots of tradition and a possession style of play that includes the goalkeeper."


It was pretty tough for Kederer to beat the location of campus, too.

Read the full article at Top Drawer Soccer
Fall DinoMites, Skillzys® and Future! Program Registration Is Live

Winter Details Announced Here


We are excited to announce that we will be continuing our youth programs through the fall.

All programs run 6 weeks from September 6th-October 13th on Friday's and Sunday's starting at 6:30pm


West St Paul Regional Athletics Center
1655 Livingston Ave
West St Paul, MN 55118


A Memorable Introduction to the Game of Soccer


Remember when you were 5? Life was about play, fun and making friends. The Dinomites program brings that same spirit of fun and adventure to the entire family and establishes a soccer experience that lasts a lifetime. This program is the first in a series of three educational soccer programs that support the growth and development of players at the younger age levels. This age specific program, is a step by step interactive development guide for youth soccer organizations that run U3/4 and U5/6 programs. The curriculum is based around the adventures of Dino and his sister Deana and there are three principles that act as its foundation;

Days & Times
Friday's and Sunday's 6:30-7:30pm 
For our fall program players attend both days per week

Ages 3, 4, and 5 year olds

Cost: $65

Register Online Now! 


Skillzys® Fall Development League 

The Skillzys® Fall Development League is designed to teach proper technique through training activities and then provide a game like environment where kids can Show Their Skills!  

Players will develop their skills for half of each session and play small sided games for the other half of the session.


Program Ages & Days  

Friday's and Sunday's 6:30-7:30pm

Ages 5, 6, 7 and 8 year olds

Cost: $65

Register Online Now!    

There is a difference between technique and skill. All the technical skill in the world doesn't help players if they cannot put the technique to use under the pressures of actual game competition. Technique is learned, and that learning happens on the training fields. Skill is also learned, and the best way to develop skill is through practice in real game situations. Skillzys® facilitate parents and coaches to help their young players focus on this skill development, help encourage the attempt of this skill, and allow recognition of successful skill execution regardless of the final score in any youth soccer match. This focus, encouragement, and recognition help breed confidence, excitement, and passion for the game in all players, ensuring a positive youth soccer experience for all.



The Future!   

Days and Times: Friday's and Sunday's 6:30-8:00pm

Costs: $90 


Register Online Now!


The Goal

  • To develop each boy or girl to their full potential
  • To develop better human beings
  • To give players a solid skill based foundation
  • To build a love for the game of soccer
  • To Identify future Academy players 

Substance (The curriculum)
We train twice per week so the kids can truly begin to learn and understand the following

  • Players will learn how their body moves and focus on proper body movements
  • Players will learn how to enjoy having the ball
  • Players will learn how to keep the ball
  • Players will learn what it takes to develop into the best player they can be 


Good Luck To All MTA High School & College Players

It is an exciting time of the year as many MTA players are beginning their High School and College seasons.  Please send any articles that involve current or former MTA players to Andy at 
MTA Club Guide

We are very excited to present our brand new MTA Club Guide.  The Club Guide highlights the different values, programs, and rich history of the Minnesota Thunder Academy.

We hope you enjoy!