South Metro
Recreational Soccer For Players Ages 3-12 Years Old

2014 South Metro Summer Program

We are excited to announce our Summer 2014 Rec Season.  The season will run from May 5th- June 26th with a Boys Festival on July 9th and Girls Festival on July 10th Farmington.

Register Now By  Clicking Here

*Registration deadline is March 31st, 2014
**Late Registration will open April 10th, 2014

Questions: Contact Andy Kaasa at akaasa@mnthunderacademy.org

Location: Robert Boeckem Middle School 800 Denmark Ave, Farmington, MN 55024

Girls Skillzys® Playing Nights & Times

 
Program
 
Days of the Week
 
Time
U6 Sillzys® (4, 5, 6 year olds) Monday's & Wednesday's 5:30-6:30pm
U8 SKillzys® (7 & 8 year olds) Monday's & Wednesday's 6:00-7:00pm
U10 Skillzys® (9 & 10 year olds) Monday's & Wednesday's 6:30-7:30pm
U12 Skillzys® (11 & 12 Year olds) Monday's & Wednesday's 7:00-8:00pm
U14 Skillzys® Monday's & Wednesday's 7:00-8:00pm

Boys Skillzys® Playing Nights & Times 

 
Program
 
Days of the Week
 
Time
U6 Sillzys® (4, 5, 6 year olds) Tuesday's & Thursday's 5:30-6:30pm
U8 SKillzys® (7 & 8 year olds) Tuesday's & Thursday's 6:00-7:00pm
U10 Skillzys® (9 & 10 year olds) Tuesday's & Thursday's 6:30-7:30pm
U12 Skillzys® (11 & 12 Year olds) Tuesday's & Thursday's 7:00-8:00pm
U14 Skillzys® Tuesday's & Thursday's 7:00-8:00pm

Registration Cost is $115

Registration includes a uniform for the player.


What makes the MTA REC Program Different than Other Rec Programs?

Coaches + Age Appropriate Curriculum + Flexibility = Great Experience For Everyone

Coaches:  MTA has coaches who understand how to work with younger players and enjoy working with younger players.

Age Appropriate Curriculum: MTA has been developing players who love the game of soccer for over 20 years and we have developed games that are appropriate to build each players skill level and make them fall in love with the game of soccer.

Flexibility: Our Skillzys program understands each child is playing soccer for a different reason.  Some players play because they want to participate in a fun activity with their friends.  Other kids play soccer because they enjoy competing against other kids who challenge them.  Our program is designed to make sure that all the different types of kids enjoy their soccer experience. 

Set Up

Players will spend 30 minutes each day working with one of MTA’s professional coaches and spend 30 minutes playing games with one of MTA’s Staff Coaches or National League Players.

During the 30 minute Skill Building time, players will focus on becoming more athletic through Speed, Agility and Quickness training as well as Individual Technical Development that will lead to a life time of enjoyment of the game of soccer.

Team Formation

We do not set teams before the season starts.  We understand that each player starts at a different level and all players will progress at different speeds.  Our goal is to create games each week where all the kids will enjoy playing.  For some players that means enjoying being out in the sun and learning a new skill.  For other players it means competing against other players who challenge them.  At the end of the day we want each player to enjoy their experience.


Skillzys Development Program
Taking REC To The Next Level

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

Our Skillzys® programs are designed to work with our DinoMites and The Future! programs to build on the skills learned in those classes while providing small sided games (3v3, 4v4, 6v6) to allow kids to play real games while learning how to become a great player!

 

U6 Jr Ball Masters
 

U8 Ball Masters
 

U10 Advanced Ball Masters

 

U12 & U14
Elite Ball Masters

 

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.

Think of Skillzys® as Boy or Girl Scout merit badges, but for sports.

 

With a similar size and feel of a typical credit card, Skillzys® are award-winning, high-quality, colorful, plastic bag tags depicting individual sports techniques, basic tactical ideas, or positive character traits. Young athletes earn Skillzys® by successfully executing a specific technique or tactic or by demonstrating a particular trait under the real-time pressures of match competition.