Coaches & Teams

MN Thunder Academy West Coaching Staff 

David Alberti - West Director 
USSF "B" License
St. Olaf Women’s Assistant Coach
96 ECNL Head Coach


David has been coaching youth soccer in Minnesota since 1989 and has been with the club since 1997 as a staff coach until his hiring as Director in June 2008. With stints at Eden Prairie Soccer Club, Bangu FC and Wayzata Soccer Club, David has coached girls teams from ages U9-U19.  He is currently an Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at St. Olaf College. He spent 7 years as Head Coach at the High School Varsity level for St. Cloud Technical High School (1993, 1994, 1995), Robbinsdale Armstrong High School (1996, 1997, 1998) where he led the team to the Section 2AA Championship and an appearance in the State Tournament and The Academy of Holy Angels High School (2006). Other coaching experience includes Minnesota District Select Head Coach (1996) and Director of Mankato State University Soccer Camps (1996). David lives in Minnetonka with his wife and two children who also play for MTA.

MTW Staff Trainers/Coaches

Chad Moore - USSF "A" License, National "Y" License

Jorge De Los Rios - USSF "B" License, National "Y" License

Behrang Khavanin - USSF "B" License

Fernando Jimenez - USSF "C" License, USSF National "Y" License, NSCAA GK I

Simon Almaer - NSCAA National Diploma, USSF "D" License, USSF National "Y" License

Kent Getchell - USSF "C" License

Allison Hohn - USSF "D" License, Former Division I player at Butler University 

Scott Eisentrager - USSF "D" License, NSCAA Goalkeeping License

Megan Almanzo - Assistant Coach St. Cloud State University, Former Minnesota Lightning Player. Former Division I player at UCONN

Allison Kempainen - Former Division I player at University of Minnesota. 2x USYS National Runner-up with Bangu Tsunami FC

Allison DeGroot - USSF "E" License, Former Division I player at Marquette University, Region II Keeper.

Steve Juetten - USSF "D" License

Mike Davis - USSF "D" License

 

Minnesota Thunder Academy West Teams for 2011/2012 

Girls

Age Team MYSA Level Coach
U9 MN Thunder Academy 04w Blue Maroon TBD
U9 MN Thunder Academy 04w White Gold TBD
U10 MN Thunder Academy 03w Blue Maroon Allison Hohn
U10 MN Thunder Academy 03w White Gold Allison Kempainen
U11 MN Thunder Academy 02w White C2 TBD
U12 MN Thunder Academy 01w Blue C2 Maggie DeGroot/Mike Davis
U13 MN Thunder Academy 00w White C2 Allison DeGroot
U14 MN Thunder Academy 99w White C2 Megan Almanzo
U15 MN Thunder Academy 98w Blue C1 Allison DeGroot
U17 MN Thunder Academy 96w Blue C1 Kent Gethcell
U18 MN Thunder Academy 95w Blue C1 Steve Juetten

 
Boys

Age Team MYSA Level Coach
U9 MN Thunder Academy 04w Blue Maroon TBD
U9 MN Thunder Academy 04w White Gold TBD
U10 MN Thunder Academy 03w Blue Maroon Fernando Jimenez
U10 MN Thunder Academy 03w White Gold Phil Lindau
U11 MN Thunder Academy 02w Blue U12 C1 Simon Almaer
U11 MN Thunder Academy 02w White C1 Mike Wallace
U11 MN Thunder Academy 02w Silver C2 Isidro
U13 MN Thunder Academy 00w White C1 Isidro
U18 MN Thunder Academy 95w White C2 Roberto Chavez

 

Minnesota Thunder Academy West Teams for 2011/2012 

Girls

Age Team MYSA Level Coach
U9 MN Thunder Academy 03w Blue Maroon Allison Hohn
U9 MN Thunder Academy 03w White Gold Allison Kempainen
U11  MN Thunder Academy 01w Blue C2 Maggie DeGroot
U11 MN Thunder Academy 01w White C3 Mike Davis
U12 MN Thunder Academy 00w White C2 Allison DeGroot
U13 MN Thunder Academy 99w White C2 Megan Almanzo
U14 MN Thunder Academy 98w Blue C1 Allison DeGroot
U16 MN Thunder Academy 96w Blue C1 Kent Gethcell
U17 MN Thunder Academy 95w Blue C1 Steve Juetten

 
Boys

Age Team MYSA Level Coach
U9 MN Thunder Academy 03w Blue Maroon Fernando Jimenez
U9 MN Thunder Academy 03w White Gold Phil Lindau
U10 MN Thunder Academy 02w Blue U11 C2 Simon Almaer
U10  MN Thunder Academy 02w White Gold Mike Wallace
U10 MN Thunder Academy 02w Silver Gold Isidro
U12 MN Thunder Academy 00w Blue C1 Fernando Jimenez
U12 MN Thunder Academy 00w White C1 Isidro
U17 MN Thunder Academy 95w White C2 Roberto Chavez
U18 MN Thunder Academy 94w Blue C1 Pedro Amusu