Overview

The MTA Nike Girls College Showcase, hosted by Minnesota Thunder Academy since 2006, gives female teams (U16-U17) the opportunity to play competitive soccer against other top teams during the winter, under perfect conditions, and showcase their talent to college coaches from across the Midwest.

Dates: January 27-28, 2018
Entry Fee: $975.00 per team
Age Groups: Girls (U16-U17)
Divisions: Premier/MRL/ECNL

Amenities

Game balls provided
Athletic trainer on-site
30+ college coaches in attendance
Minnesota referees
Parking available in SCSU campus lots

Location

Husky Stadium/Dome is located on the campus of St. Cloud State University (SCSU). SCSU is located just off of Interstate 94, approximately 50 miles northwest of the Twin Cities metro-area. The 70 yard x 120 yard field is covered by one of the highest domes in the Midwest, which makes it a great location for high-level soccer.

Rules

Game time 2 x 35 minute periods (5 minutes at halftime and 5 minutes between games)
Away Teams = White or Light
Home Teams = Dark
No warm up on field
Games must start on time
No added time for any reason

College Coaches In Attendance

Gustavus College, University of Minnesota Duluth, Saint Cloud State University, Upper Iowa University, Augsburg College, Conocorida St Paul, Seton Hall Universit, UW-Superior, Minnesota State Mankato, University of Nebraska Omaha, Luther College, Drake University, Saint Benedict’s, Saint Kate’s, North Dakota State University, Iowa State University, Central Michigan University, Manhattan, University of Minnesota, University of Saint Thomas, University of North Dakota, University of Iowa, UW-River Falls, Augustana College, Winona State University, University of Minnesota -Crookston, Bemidji State University, UW – Stout, Wartburg College, South Dakota State University, University of South Dakota, Concorida Moorhead, Rippon College, University of Nebraska, Northern Illinois University

Augsburg, Augustana, Beloit, Bemidji State, Concordia-Moorehead, Concordia-St Paul, Drake, Gustavus, Hamline, Iowa State, Luther, Mankato State, Minnesota, Minnesota Crookston, Minnesota Morris, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Northwestern, Ripon, South Dakota, South Dakota State, St Benedict’s, St Cloud State, St Thomas, UM-Duluth, University of Sioux Falls, Upper Iowa, UW Eau Claire, UW River Falls, UW- Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee, Viterbo, Wartburg, Wisconsin, Youngstown State

Event Contacts

Danny Storlien
Danny StorlienGirls Director, MN Thunder Academy
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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!

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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.

Learn more about the Tryout Preparation Camp >>

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 ECNL Prospect Camp is designed to introduce players to the core training and tactical activities that coaches implement with the MTA ECNL program. These sessions provide players advanced technical instruction, fitness training, small-group tactical instruction, and large-group tactical instruction. The ECNL Prospect Camp is open to all players, regardless of club affiliation (non-MTA & MTA).

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