Summer Rec Soccer Programs Announced

MTA hosts a number of Recreational Summer Soccer Programs in the West and East metro. See below for details.

Programs start in May and run through July

West Metro - Hosterman Soccer Complex

7940 55th Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428

East Metro - West St Paul Regional Athletics Center
1655 Livingston Ave
West St Paul, MN 55118


West Metro - David Alberti -

East Metro - Andy Kaasa -

A Memorable Introduction to the Game of Soccer

Remember when you were 5? Life was about play, fun and making friends. The Dinomites program brings that same spirit of fun and adventure to the entire family and establishes a soccer experience that lasts a lifetime. This program is the first in a series of three educational soccer programs that support the growth and development of players at the younger age levels. This age specific program, is a step by step interactive development guide for youth soccer organizations that run U3/4 and U5/6 programs. The curriculum is based around the adventures of Dino and his sister Deana and there are three principles that act as its foundation;

Days & Times

West Metro - Tuesday’s 9:00-10:00am or 6:30-7:30pm

East Metro - Sunday’s and Wednesday’s 5:15-6:15pm (For our summer program players attend both days per week)

Ages 3, 4, and 5 year olds

West Metro Registration - 2013 Summer DinoMite information

East MetroRegister Online Now! 



Early ID Program (U6-U8): Building Your Soccer Skills in a Fun Environment

The Early ID program features skills training by professional coaches in a challenging and enjoyable environment. The Early ID program runs in the fall, winter and summer.

The goal of this program is to:

1) Give the players a solid skills foundation
2) Identify future Academy players
3) Help to build a love for the game of soccer. 

The Early ID Program Set Up:
30 minutes of skills training with a professional soccer trainer
30 minutes of 3v3/4v4 small sided games to ensure maximum touches of the ball

Each player receives an official Training Shirt.

West - NW Metro (Plymouth, New Hope, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Maple Grove, etc) - 2013 Summer EarlyID information

East - Vadnais Heights, Woodbury



Skillzys® Summer Development League 

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

Players will develop their skills for half of each session and play small sided games for the other half of the session.

East Metro - Register Online Now! 

U4 Life Skills

U6 Jr Ball Masters

U8 Ball Masters

U10 Advanced Ball Masters

Elite Ball Masters

Program Ages & Days 
All programs are held at 5:15pm or 6:30pm

Age Group Day 1 Day 2
U4 Life Skills Tuesday Thursday
U6 Jr Ball Masters Tuesday  Thursday
U8 Ball Masters Sunday Wednesday
U10 Advanced Ball Master Tuesday Thursday

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.

The Future! 
Summer Training & Tournaments

Our summer Future! program is designed for players who want to join the East Academy next year.  We will continue to train and for select Future! players they will play in local tournaments.

Days and Times: Sunday’s and Wednesday’s at 5:15-6:45pm

Costs: $120 
Tournament uniforms and expenses are separate and on a per event basis

East Metro - Register Online Now!

The Goal

  • To develop each boy or girl to their full potential
  • To develop better human beings
  • To give players a solid skill based foundation
  • To build a love for the game of soccer
  • To Identify future Academy players

Substance (The curriculum)
We train twice per week so the kids can truly begin to learn and understand the following

  • Players will learn how their body moves and focus on proper body movements
  • Players will learn how to enjoy having the ball
  • Players will learn how to keep the ball
  • Players will learn what it takes to develop into the best player they can be