Father & Son Camp
A Unique Father & Son* Soccer Experience (*Moms & Daughters welcome too!)
Join us for an exceptionally unique soccer camp that will build magical memories and top flight soccer skills.
MTA’s Father & Son Development (FSD) Soccer Camp follows a 6 hour, three day format designed to meet the goals of having fun and developing skills of kids and adults. Each participant will receive individual and group instruction in a fun environment designed to help kids maximize their playing potential. Dad can shake off some rust and learn (or relearn) skills from some of the best coaches available.
All proceeds from the camp support the MTA player financial aid fund.
Dates: June 13-15, 2019
Location: St Olaf College, Northfield MN
Ages: 6-14 yrs. + Dads (or Moms) of all ages
High school or college-age siblings also welcome
Registration Fee: $290 per participant
Includes 2 nights lodging, Thursday dinner through Saturday Lunch.
Daily soccer skills training
Nightly kids’ game
Nightly parents’ game
MTA camp jersey
Instruction from top coaches in the Midwest
Residential Camp Details
Coaching and Instruction
All players and parents will receive the high quality instruction from some the top coaches in the Midwest. Players and parents will be placed into groups that allow each player to be appropriately challenged.
Housing and Meals
All players and parents will be housed in air conditioned rooms on the St. Olaf campus. Meals are included in the camp fee (Thursday dinner through Saturday lunch).
The residential camp location is the picturesque 300-acre St. Olaf campus in Northfield, Minnesota. It’s a short 45-minute drive from Minneapolis.
Camp will begin on Thursday afternoon, tentatively around 4:00pm.
Camp will end on Saturday afternoon after lunch, tentatively around 2:00pm.
More details will be sent to registrations closer to the start of Camp.
Registration is online only. Please use the link on the Father-Son Camp page.
No. The St. Olaf Fieldhouse has been secured as a backup training facility.
Goalkeeper training will be offered.
Players should bring shinguards, soccer cleats, and footwear appropriate for use on a turf surface. You should also bring court shoes in case practice is moved indoors due to weather.
Players and parents should bring their own refillable water bottles.
No. The camp fee includes housing and meals. Thursday dinner through Saturday lunch are included.
Not at all. The MTA Father & Son Soccer Camp is open to any player and parent regardless of any club affiliation.
Why Choose MTA
Year-round training with the top talent in Minnesota.
Highly-qualified coaches with US Soccer & NSCAA accreditation.
Perfect for serious players who seek a high level of competition.
Gain visibility to collegiate scouts and national team coaches.
What Parents Say
MTA provides elite coaching and technical training other clubs cannot match. They also understand how to prepare the kids for the next level.
The kids that gravitate to MTA push each other to be better soccer players while being good people.
The coaching is consistent. It doesn’t matter who the coach is or what level—Each and every coach is teaching the players how to possess the ball and increasing their soccer IQ. We are always please with the methods.
The training, teaching of ball control and footwork, and knowledge of game strategy is hands above community clubs.
Training is great! If you want to play college soccer MTA is heads above everyone else.
As the years go by, our son is growing so much as a player and we are excited for his future with the club
Great coaching staff!
Challenging every player, at every level, thereby giving an equal opportunity to develop to anyone who wants it.
The coaching and training is excellent as well as the facilities for winter training.
MTA provides a safe and effective training environment. They provide top level coaching for the elite teams and challenge the players to develop their skills.
MTA provides opportunities for soccer players who are very dedicated to the sport through great coaching and playing opportunities.
My son’s coach truly cares about him and every player on his team.
The Minnesota Thunder Academy was created as model for player development based on the structure of successful European and South American academies. MTA’s model for player development has proven successful with more players advancing to play collegiately, professionally, and for national teams than any other club in the Upper Midwest.
Ages 8 through 12 are the most critical development years of a soccer player’s career. It is at these ages where the basic fundamental skills of soccer are mastered that allow players to compete and be successful as soccer players at the next level of play and where they develop a true love for the game. This year-round program is designed for players ages 8-12 years old who have a higher level of ability, commitment, and interest level in soccer. This program helps prepare players who aspire to play in the MTA Elite Academy.
The Elite Academy program typically consists of two teams at each age-group (U13-U19). All teams train year-round, consistently challenge for State Cup championships, and compete against regional and national opponents. No Minnesota club has been more successful at developing elite players and teams than MTA.
The US Soccer Development Academy’s philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition.
MTA is proud to be the only Twin Cities metro area club to have boys teams at all levels of the US Soccer Development Academy.