A Unique Father & Son Soccer Experience

Join us for an exceptionally unique soccer camp that will build lasting memories and fine-tune your soccer skills.

MTA’s Father & Son Soccer Camp is designed to meet the goals of having a good time and developing skills of kids and adults. Each participant will receive individual and group instruction in a fun environment designed to help kids maximize their playing potential. Dad can shake off some rust and learn (or relearn) skills from some of the best coaches available. Dads, there is no need for you to have a soccer background – everyone is welcome!

Open to players from any club.

The 2021 camp has been cancelled

St. Olaf has decided not to host any groups on campus this summer. Please join us in June, 2022! 

Tentative Dates: June 9-11, 2022
Location: St Olaf College, Northfield MN
Ages: 6-14 yrs. + Dads of all ages

Registration Fee
: $TBD

Registration opens in Feb 2022

Camp Schedule

Register now for MTA’s Father-Son Camp!

Thursday June 9
2:00-3:00pm Check-in

Friday June 10

Saturday June 11

Camp Details

Coaching and Instruction
All players and parents will receive the high quality instruction from some the top coaches in the Midwest. Players and parents will be placed into groups that allow each player to be appropriately challenged.

Note: MTA Father & Son Camp is normally held as a 3-day overnight camp at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Due to Covid restrictions, Camp was cancelled in 2021. We hope to return to St. Olaf in 2022!

Housing and Meals
Players and parents will be housed in double air conditioned dorm rooms on the St. Olaf campus. Meals are included in the camp fee (Thursday dinner through Saturday lunch).


The 2022 Father & Son Camp will be held at the picturesque 300-acre St. Olaf campus in Northfield, Minnesota. It’s a short 45-minute drive from Minneapolis.

Soccer at St Olaf Campus

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.


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.

Ages 8 through 12 are the most critical development years of a soccer player’s career. It is at these ages where the basic fundamental skills of soccer are mastered that allow players to compete and be successful as soccer players at the next level of play and where they develop a true love for the game.  This year-round program is designed for players ages 8-12 years old who have a higher level of ability, commitment, and interest level in soccer. This program helps prepare players who aspire to play in the MTA Elite Academy.

Learn more about the MTA Junior Academy >>

The Elite Academy program typically consists of two teams at each age-group (U13-U19). All teams train year-round, consistently challenge for State Cup championships, and compete against regional and national opponents.  No Minnesota club has been more successful at developing elite players and teams than MTA.

Learn more about the MTA Elite Academy >>

In 2009, the Minnesota Thunder Academy girls program was announced as an inaugural member club of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), the highest level of female youth soccer in the United States.  Minnesota Thunder Academy is proud to be the only Minnesota club selected to compete in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL).

Learn more about the ECNL >>

The US Soccer Development Academy (DA) is a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the top youth clubs around the country to provide the best youth players in the U.S. with an every day environment designed to produce the next generation of National Team players. The DA is the highest level of male youth soccer competition in the United States.

The US Soccer Development Academy’s philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition.

MTA is proud to be the only Twin Cities metro area club to have boys teams at all levels of the US Soccer Development Academy.

Learn more about the U.S. Soccer Development Academy >>

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