Date: Saturday & Sunday, January 20-21, 2018
Venue: Academy of Holy Angels Gymnasium, 6600 Nicollet Ave, Richfield, MN 55423
Cost: $200 per team (u8-u10), $225 per team (U11+)
Space is limited; entries will be first come, first served based on receipt of payment.
The Futsal Tournament
Futsal is FIFA’s official indoor game. In addition to a smaller court and five-person teams, the Futsal goals are smaller (2 meters x 3 meters). There is unlimited substitution allowed, with an ideal roster of 8-12 players. For the Winter Shootout, a player may appear on only one roster at an age group. Each team is guaranteed three games (with two 15-minute halves). Concessions will be available on site. Winners will receive a Tournament T-shirt.
Info and Forms
The Winter Shootout is administered by HTG Sports. You will find all information on the tournament at the following link and on the HTG app. Team roster forms and waiver forms are below as well.
Team Registration online
HTG Event Portal (will eventually have brackets, schedules, etc)
Player Waiver Form will be sent upon registration
Team Roster Form (typeable pdf)
Tournament Rules 2018 (updated Nov 17, pdf)
Brackets and Age Groups
The number of entries by age group and gender will determine the bracket sizes and format. The age groups will follow the current USSF Calendar Age Groups. Single age groups may be combined based on the teams registered. Following are the age groups and examples brackets but MTA reserves right to change the format to best fit the available time and space.
Birth Year Age Groups:
U8 – born in 2010; U9 – born in 2009
U10- born in 2008; U11- born in 2007
U12- born in 2006; U13- born in 2005
U14- born in 2004; U15- born in 2003
U16- born in 2002
Adult Coed-2001 and later
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.