18th Annual
MTA Nike Girls College Showcase

The MTA Girls Nike College Showcase, hosted by Minnesota Thunder Academy since 2006, gives U16-U18 female 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 3-4-5, 2023
Entry Fee: $895.00 per team
Age Groups:  2007, 2006, 2005/04  (U16, U17, U18/19)
Location: Academy of Holy Angels, Richfield MN

2023 Showcase is FULL


  • Games to be played – South dome at Academy of Holy Angels:
    • 7:00-10:00pm Friday Feb 3
    • 8:00am-10:00pm Saturday Feb 4
    • 8:00am-3:00pm Sunday Feb 5
  • Athletic trainer on-site
  • 30+ college coaches in attendance
  • Minnesota referees
  • Free parking available in AHA lot


  • 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

College Coaches In Attendance

College Coaches – register to attend the 2023 Showcase – CLICK HERE

Schools represented in 2022:
Bemidji State University, Benedictine University, Clarke University, Gustavus Adolphus College, Iowa Central Community College, Loyola University Chicago, Luther College, Macalester College, Minnesota State University, North Central University, Northern State University, Ripon College, Saint Cloud State University, St Olaf College, University of Minnesota, UMN – Morris, University of Sioux Falls, University of St Thomas, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, UW – Superior, UW – LaCrosse, UW- Eau Claire, UW – Green Bay, UW – Stout, Wartburg College

Also represented in prior years:
Augsburg University, Augustana University, Beloit, Central Michigan, College of Saint Scholastica, Concordia College Moorhead, Concordia University – St Paul, Creighton University, Drake University, Hamline University, Iowa State, St Catherine University, Mankato State University, Minnesota Crookston, North Dakota, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Northwestern, Ripon, Seton Hall, St Benedict’s, University Minnesota Duluth, University Minnesota Mankato, University of Minnesota Southwest State, University North Dakota, UW-Milwaukee, UW – Parkside, University Wisconsin River Falls, Upper Iowa University, Viterbo, Winona State University, Youngstown State

Event Contacts

Danny Storlien
Danny StorlienGirls Director, MN Thunder Academy


The Academy of Holy Angels has two indoor domed turf fields. The Stardome, and the South dome.
The South dome was opened in 2018 in partnership with MTA.
The Academy of Holy Angels is located in the southern Twin Cities metro area, at 6600 Nicollet Ave, Richfield MN 55423.
– 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 >>

MTA Players Have Represented