MTA Player Fees Include:
- ECNL, MYSA, TCSL league fees applicable to your team
- Referee Fees
- Outdoor Training/Game Fields & Equipment
- Indoor Training/Game Domes/Facility Rental/Equipment
- Goalkeeper Training
- Coach Fees/Coach Education
- Club Operations/Administration/Insurance
MTA Player Fees do NOT include:
- Tournaments/Personal & Coach Travel Expenses
- Winter Leagues or add’l team training
- Add’l Team Fees/Activities
Steve Bellis was named MTA’s new Boys’ Director in July, 2018.
Steve is Head Soccer Coach for the Womens program at D-II Concordia College. In his college head coaching roles, Steve has overseen all coaching, recruiting and budgets for the program. Steve already had a positive history with MTA, as he led Wings Soccer Club prior to its merger with MTA. Before his time with Wings Soccer Club, Steve spent time as an Olympic Development Program (ODP) staff coach, four years as a boys’ soccer academy coach at Manchester United Football Club, and seven years as Head Coach at D-III St. Catherine University.
About coming to MTA, Steve said “I am extremely excited to get working with the MTA coaches, players and families. MTA is a club with huge ambition. The challenge to help deliver that ambition is what really attracted me to the role. I know the youth soccer scene very well, and I want to ensure MTA delivers the best youth soccer experience possible to all its players.”
Steve comes to MTA having earned the respect of his youth soccer coaching peers. “Steve is one of the most successful and highly respected coaches in the Twin Cities,” said MTA Coach Tobbe Thorsell. “He’s a great leader and communicator who will connect with our parents and players. Having previously worked on Steve’s staff for seven years at St Catherine University and Concordia College, I’m confident Steve is the right person to get the boys’ program to the next level.” Club President Pete Hainey concluded that “Steve’s history with our club and his professional reputation in the Twin Cities soccer community makes him uniquely qualified to lead our boys’ program to success.”
Steve is a native of Manchester, England. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in applied sport studies and social science from Lancaster University in Lancaster, U.K. Steve recently completed his Masters in Sports Management at Concordia College. Steve played for Chorley AFC in Lancashire, U.K from 1992 to 1998.
Steve holds a UEFA and USSF ‘B’ Coaching License, an NSCAA Advanced National License, and an English Football Association Coaching License.
Steve lives in Minneapolis with his daughters, Pippa and Ruby.
Tobbe Thorsell is an established soccer coach and director
- 15 years’ experience coaching youth soccer in Minnesota
- High school coaching experience
- 6 years of collegiate coaching experience.
- Played for IF Brommapojkarna Youth Academy in Sweden
- Assistant Coach at Gustavus Adolphus College – 3 MIAC Championships and NCAA berths.
- Played semi-professional soccer for Swedish Club IFK Viksjo.
- USSF National D License and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
- USSF National C License certification in process
2019-2020 Boys Team Expectations
|TEAM||COACH||LEAGUE(S)||PROJECTED WINTER TRAINING||ESTIMATED COST|
|2011||U9 Nike||TBD||TCSL National – Fall, Summer & 4 Winter Fests||TBD||$1,900|
|2011||U9 Swoosh||TBD||TCSL Nat’l/Reg’l – Fall, Summer & 4 Winter Fests||TBD||$1,900|
|2010||U10 Nike||TBD||TCSL National – Fall, Summer & 4 Winter Fests||TBD||$1,900|
|2010||U10 Swoosh||TBD||TCSL – Fall, Summer & 4 Winter Fests||TBD||$1,900|
|2009||U11 Nike||TBD||TCSL National – Fall & Summer||TBD||$2,200|
|2009||U11 Swoosh||TBD||TCSL National or Regional – Fall & Summer||TBD||$2,200|
|2008||U12 Nike||TBD||TCSL National – Fall & Summer||TBD||$2,200|
|2008||U12 Swoosh||TBD||TCSL Nat’l/Reg’l – Fall & Summer||TBD||$2,200|
|2007||U13 ECNL||TBD||TCSL National or MYSA C1 – Fall & Summer||TBD||$3,000|
|2007||U13 Elite||TBD||TCSL Nat’l or Reg’l – Fall & Summer||TBD||$3,000|
|2006||U14 ECNL||TBD||ECNL, MYSA C1 Fall & Summer||TBD||$3,300|
|2006||U14 Elite||TBD||MYSA C1 – Fall & Summer||TBD||$3,000|
|2005||U15 ECNL||TBD||ECNL, MYSA PR1/PR2 Summer||TBD||$3,100|
|2005||U15 Elite||TBD||MYSA PR2/C1 Summer||TBD||$2,800|
|2004||U16 ECNL||TBD||ECNL, MYSA PR1/PR2/C1 Summer||TBD||$3,100|
|2003||U17 ECNL||TBD||ECNL, MYSA PR1/PR2/C1 Summer and/or Showcases||TBD||$3,100|
|2003||U17 Elite||TBD||MYSA PR2/C1 Summer||TBD||$2,800|
|2002/2001||U18/U19 ECNL||TBD||ECNL, MYSA PR1 Summer and/or Showcases||TBD||$3,100|
|2002/2001||U18/U19 Elite||TBD||MYSA PR1/PR2/C1 Summer and/or Showcases||TBD||$2,800|
Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) . The Boys ECNL provides a top level, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players, with conference competition in six age groups (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18/19) and collegiate exposure through multiple Boys ECNL National Events. In addition to the competition platform, the Boys ECNL offers player identification and development opportunities for top players, as well as unique coaching education and club development programs. Top teams from every Boys ECNL conference qualify for the post-season ENPL Playoffs, along with top teams from US Club Soccer’s NPLs.
Twin Cities Soccer Leagues (TCSL) aims to provide the highest quality soccer league experience in Minnesota.
Levels: Three levels of play at 9U & 10U (Red, White, Blue) and four levels of play at 11U-14U (National, Regional, State, Cities).
The Minnesota Youth Soccer Association(MYSA) promotes the game of soccer for all youth in Minnesota. They promote the importance of education, self-esteem, diversity and teamwork in a safe, fun environment, allowing players to develop to their fullest potential in soccer and in life.
Premier League: The MYSA Premier League is a statewide, inter-Member Club league that serves the highest competitive levels in Minnesota within MYSA.
Premier Team: A team that qualifies for placement in a Premier league based on previous season’s state league play, US Youth Soccer Minnesota State Cup finish or the Minnesota Summer State Championships.