4th Annual MTA Boys College Showcase

The MTA Boys College Showcase, hosted by Minnesota Thunder Academy since 2020, gives U17-U19 boys’ teams 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: February 10-11, 2024
Entry Fee: $940.00 per team
Age Groups:  2007, 2006/05  (U17, U18/19)
Location: MTA Winter Park, Eden Prairie MN

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  • Games to be played:
    8am-10pm Saturday February 10
    8am-3pm Sunday February 11
  • All games at the MTA Winter Park Facility
  • Athletic trainer on-site
  • 30+ college coaches in attendance
  • Minnesota referees
  • Free parking available


  • Game time 2 x 40 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
  • Covid-19 regulations will be followed if necessary


Links for registered teams

College Coaches In Attendance

College Coaching attending 2024 

Click HERE for list of coaches attending.

College Coaches – register HERE to attend the 2024 Showcase

College Coaches attended in 2023
Augsburg University, Bethel University/MN, Briar Cliff University, Gustavus Adophus, Hamline University, Iowa Wesleyan University, Loyola Chicago, Luther College, Luther College, Macalester College, MSOE, Nothern Michigan University, Pre-College Development Academy, Saint Louis University, Macalester College, St. Scholastica, St. Cloud State University, St. Olaf College, St. Thomas, University of Minnesota, University of Dubuque, University of Northwestern – St. Paul, University of St. Thomas, University of Wisconsin, Upper Iowa University, UW – Platteville, UW – Superior, Wartburg College

Event Contacts

Mark Yueill
Mark YueillBoys Director, MN Thunder Academy


The MTA Winter Park Training Facility is located in the southern Twin Cities metro area, at 9520 Viking Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 – less than 10 minutes from the MSP Airport and the Mall of America!

Why Choose MTA

  • Year-round training with the top talent in Minnesota.

  • Highly-qualified coaches with US Soccer, UEFA & USC 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 Thunder Edge Skills Training as well as various camps & clinics throughout the calendar year, open to MTA and non-MTA players.  Participation in MTA camps and clinics provides an alternative to private lessons and private training.

MTA’s Juniors Camp is designed to introduce players to the core training & tactical activities that coaches implement within MTA Juniors Academy. The experience emphasizes the values and philosophy of the MTA program, and is open to all players, regardless of club affiliation (non-MTA & MTA).

Learn more about Juniors Camp >>

MTA ECNL-NPL Camp is designed to introduce players to the core training and tactical activities that coaches implement with the MTA ECNL and Minnesota-NPL teams. 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 ECNL-NPL Camp >>

MTA’s Girls College Soccer ID Camp, open to all, is hosted by MTA and is designed to introduce players to some of the top coaches in the midwest while competing with other top girls from Minnesota.

Learn more about the Girls College ID 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.

Learn more about the Father & Son Camp >>

No school? Have some fun and improve your soccer skills on Martin Luther King Jr Day!
Open to all players, regardless of club affiliation (non-MTA & MTA).

Learn more about the School's Out Skills Camp >>

Take your game to the next level!  Minnesota Thunder Academy’s Thunder Edge Training Sessions offer professional training for all players at all skill levels in a fun but challenging age-appropriate environment. Open to all players, regardless of club affiliation (non-MTA & MTA).

Learn more about ThunderFoot Skills Training >>

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