ThunderFoot Training Sessions

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.

ThunderFoot Ball Striking: Focuses on all aspects of striking the ball properly.  Learn appropriate technique and basic-to-advanced mechanics which will improve power, accuracy, quicker approaches and the ability to strike the ball in many different ways.  The sessions are progressive for all players at all skill levels.

ThunderFoot Skills: Focuses on all aspects of ball control with the ultimate goal of becoming one with the ball.  Being a great dribbler/passer and understanding how your mind and feet work with the ball are essential skills which provide creative players the ability to dictate their own decisions on the field. Our program focuses on dribbling moves, control, speed, ability to change direction quickly and gaining confidence with ball at your feet, all while seeing the field around you. This will be done through many repetitive touches on the ball: significant juggling/dribbling techniques, small confined technical games and small-sided open play, etc.

All sessions are held indoors throughout the Winter in the Academy of Holy Angels South Dome, 6600 Nicollet Ave S, Richfield MN.

ThunderFoot Session Options  – open to boys & girls from all clubs

U9-U18 Ball Striking
Day & Time Sundays 5:00-6:00pm
Dates Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20
Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb 7*, 21, 28
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
*Feb 7 time TBD; no session Feb 14
Trainers Joe Hartwell, Tommy Sivongsay,
Steph Jacobson
Ages Juniors (U9-U12) Boys & Girls
Elite (U13-U18) Boys & Girls
Fee $380 ($19 per session) for registrations on or before October 15
$420 ($21 per session) for registrations October 16 or later
Registration will open in October
U9-U18 Skills Training
Day & Time Tuesdays  7:30-8:30pm
Dates Nov 3, 10, 17, 24
Dec 1, 8, 15, 22
Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
– no session Dec 29
Trainers Joe Hartwell, Tommy Sivongsay,
Nels Dokken
Ages Juniors (U9 – U12) Boys & Girls
Elite (U13 – U18) Boys & Girls
Fee $399 ($19 per session) for registrations on or before October 15
$440 ($21 per session) for registrations October 16 or later
Registration will open in October


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.

MTA Players Have Represented