As a member of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and the Minnesota National Premier Leagues (NPL), MTA strives to be the top youth development club for soccer in Minnesota and across the country. Minnesota Thunder Academy has trained some of the brightest young players in the United States who have gone on to play college soccer, professional soccer, and represent their country’s youth and senior national teams.
The purpose of MTA is to develop successful people, not just great soccer players. Behind every successful person is a great support structure. That structure includes guidance from within the family as well as positive external influences at school and beyond. MTA provides an environment that challenges and supports each player as they are nurtured along a path towards becoming a successful person.
In addition to our core development programs, MTA invests thousands of dollars every year into scholarship programs that support our kids as they leave blood, sweat, and tears along their paths towards success. Ten percent of MTA athletes are given the opportunity to chase their dreams because of financial aid awards.
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