Programs 2017-07-07T20:52:12+00:00


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.

US Dev Academy

LEVEL 3 BOYS // U14 - U18

US Dev Academy

LEVEL 3 BOYS // U14 – U18

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LEVEL 3 GIRLS // U14 - U18


LEVEL 3 GIRLS // U14 – U18

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MTA Elite Academy

LEVEL 2 // U13 - U19

MTA Elite Academy

LEVEL 2 // U13 – U19

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MTA Junior Academy

LEVEL 1 // U9 - U12

MTA Junior Academy

LEVEL 1 // U9 – U12

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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.

Camps & Clinics

Minnesota Thunder Academy offers various camps & clinics throughout the calendar year.  Participation in MTA camps and clinics provides an alternative to private lessons and private training.

MTA’s Tryout Prep Camp is designed to introduce players to the core training and tactical activities that coaches implement with the MTA Elite Academy. The experience emphasizes the values and philosophy of the MTA program so the players have an understanding of what evaluation criteria are used during the tryout process.

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MTA’s Father & Son Soccer Camp is an exceptionally unique soccer camp that will build magical memories and top flight soccer skills. Each participant receives individual and group instruction in a fun environment designed to help kids maximize their playing potential and help dads shake some rust off to learn (or relearn) some skills.

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MTA’s DA Prospect Camp is designed to introduce players to the core training and tactical activities that coaches implement with the MTA US Soccer Development Academy program. This camp is designed for boys players that want to join the US Soccer Development Academy. The purpose will be to identify MTA U.S. Soccer Development Academy players.

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MTA’s Girls’ Elite Tryout Prep Camp is designed to introduce players to the core training and tactical activities that coaches implement within MTA programs. These sessions provide players advanced technical instruction, fitness training, small-group tactical instruction, and large-group tactical instruction. The Girls’ Elite Prospect Camp is open to all players, regardless of club affiliation (non-MTA & MTA).

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