Birthyears 2015 & 2014 are eligible* for Fall 2021 through Summer 2022
(2013 move to U9 in Fall 2021)
*Age exceptions may be made:
2013 or 2016 players must email the ThunderBolts director for approval before registration. Exceptions may be made for 2016 players, if space allows. Preference will be given to players born in the intended birthyears.
Fall 2022 through Summer 2023: Birthyears 2016 & 2015
Fall 2023 through Summer 2024: Birthyears 2017 & 2016
The mission of the ThunderBolts Development Academy is to offer professional training for all players at any skill level in a fun but challenging age-appropriate environment. We take great pride in providing positive instruction for each player to ensure development socially, physically and mentally on and off the soccer field. The ThunderBolts program is designed to lay a foundation for the love of soccer, self-discovery and independence for boys and girls ages 6-8. The goals are to expose each player to game-like situations, raise overall ability level and the general soccer awareness of each individual player.
The focus on technical skills training is to allow the ThunderBolts players to become very comfortable with a ball and eventually be able to make natural decisions based on confidence/skill. We fundamentally believe if we can have our kids master the basics through learning some more advanced technical skills, then we can continue to develop players and have them significantly ready for our Boys and Girls Junior Programs as well. At MTA, we value the idea of creating players that are playing fluidly rather than robotic as we know the long term effects as the kids grow into more competitive soccer.
This program follows the US Soccer Federation Play/Train/Play philosophy designed around a player-centered approach to coaching. Players will be encouraged to have fun in the game, challenge themselves in a positive training environment and to learn to love the game of soccer!
Open to boys and girls of all skill levels
3 Seasons of ThunderBolts: Summer, Fall and Winter