South Metro
Farmington & Surrounding Suburbs



The Minnesota Thunder Academy South Metro program is the newest Regional Academy.  MTA runs 6 Regional Academies in the Twin Cities (North, East, South, South Metro, West, Urban).

  • Elite Juniors (Age 8-12 Boys/Girls)
  • Competitive (Age 8-19 Boys/Girls)
  • Recreational (Age 3-12 Boys/Girls)
South Metro Girls Director: Andy Kaasa
Email: akaasa@mnthunderacademy.org
Phone: 651-315-0285
 
 

South Metro Boys Director: Rob Zahl
Email: rzahl@mnthunderacademy.org
Phone: 651-336-2783 

 

Interested in Joining?
The South Metro Academy is open to all interested recreational (U4-U18) players regardless of current ability and playing level.

Contact: Andy Kaasa at akaasa@mnthunderacademy.org or Rob Zahl at rzahl@mnthunderacademy.org

Why MTA South Metro?

Player Development

  • MTA South Metro players will be coached by the Minnesota Thunder Academy Staff
  • The Minnesota Thunder Academy is recognized by US Soccer and US Club Soccer as having the best player development program in the state of Minnesota.
  • Licensed Coaches- MTA has the most Nationally Licensed coaches in the state of Minnesota.
  • Consistent development focus and age/skill appropriate curriculum.
  • More training opportunities in the Farmington and South Metro Areas
  • MTA Club Festivals

Infrastructure

  • MTA has the office staff and set up to create, communicate, and deliver organized programs to the residents of Farmington and the surrounding metro areas.
  • Field coordination
  • Volunteers encouraged but not necessary

Facilities

  • MTA has access to the best facilities in Farmington and the surrounding metro area.

Cost Efficiency

  • MTA is able to offer our high quality programming at a fraction of the cost that clubs pay their Coaching Directors and Staff coaches because our Coaches and Directors are a part of the larger MTA program.