College Recruiting

Minnesota Thunder Academy has a long history of advancing players to college programs.  Our ECNL affiliation provides maximum college exposure and we work hard to be sure our NPL players also have exposure to as many college coaches as possible.

Minnesota Thunder Academy has long-held relationships with numerous college coaches, and provides the broadest path to college and/or professional soccer in Minnesota.  Our program has sent 900+ players into 110+ college programs.

College Recruiting Webinars – 2021

College Recruiting Webinar
November 30, 2021
Erin Chastain, University of Minnesota

College Recruiting Webinar
December 1, 2021
Jon Lowery, University of St. Thomas

College Recruit Classes

Class of 2021

Class of 2020

Class of 2019

Class of 2018

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 ThunderFoot 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 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 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 >>
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 >>
Take your game to the next level!  Minnesota Thunder Academy’s ThunderFoot 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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