Frequently Asked Questions

//Frequently Asked Questions

Participants can register themselves or their foursomes online at or by mailing a check to the address below:

Minnesota Thunder Academy
ATTN: Director – Golf Tournament
6607 18th Avenue South
Suite #205
Richfield, Minnesota 55423

Please include name, address, phone number with your payment.

Register online or by by mail.

Register Online

By mail: send your application check, participant names, and birthdates to Minnesota Thunder Academy, 6607 18th Ave S, Suite #205 Richfield, MN 55423

No. The St. Olaf Fieldhouse has been secured as a backup training facility.

Please email to find out more information.

Goalkeeper training will be offered.

Players should bring shin guards, soccer cleats, and footwear appropriate for use on a turf surface.

No. Participants need to bring their own water bottle to drink from.

No. The camp fee includes housing and three meals per day.

Not at all. The MTA Father & Son Soccer Camp is open to any player and parent regardless of any club affiliation.

We recommend attendance at all tryouts. This will allow the most exposure to the evaluators during the tryout process.

The number of players signed up for a particular age group will determine the number of teams we attempt to field.

Attending training is highly recommended.  Our staff recognizes that players might not be able to attend all of the events.  That is okay, we typically have a large pool (24-30 players) to ensure proper numbers for training session plans.

Staff consists of MTA Junior Academy staff, MTA Elite Academy staff, and US Development Academy staff.

There are no additional training or facility costs beyond tuition fees.  The only costs associated are tournament entry and travel costs.

The pool is selected based on observation throughout the year by the MTA Directors and Staff members.

At this age, most of our teams will get adequate competition in the metro area. It is possible that our top teams at this age may travel to out-of-town tournaments. If this is the case, you will be made aware of this at tryouts.

Financial aid may be available to those that qualify.  An application with proof of income must be presented to the MTA Board of Directors on a yearly basis.  There are also opportunities for players/teams to participate in fundraisers to help curb costs.

MTA is home to many players who participate in multiple sports and MTA celebrates the multi-sport athlete experience.  The desire is that the player is respectful of the commitment to the team and be present at most team events.  Athletes playing in the US Soccer Development Academy, ECNL, MTA Elite Academy, MTA Junior Academy, MRL, MYSA Premier, or MYSA Classic 1 level must be willing to be at a vast majority of the team’s training sessions and competitive events.  The cost is the same for players who attend all events and those who attend on a less regular basis.