MTA Player Fees Include:
(Billed by MTA in Commitment Registration)

  • Applicable ECNL, MYSA and/or TCSL league fees
  • 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 Team Fees include:
(Billed by Team Manager)

  • Tournaments & Game Travel/Player & Coach Expenses (Estimate includes: player flight &/or bus and hotel)
  • Scrimmages
  • Add’l Team Fees/Activities

MTA Player/Team Fees do NOT include:

  • Uniforms
  • NPL/Winter League Fee (to be billed separately)
  • National Championships/Playoffs (to be billed separately)
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Dan Storlien - Girls Director
Dan Storlien - Girls Director

Danny Storlien has been an important part of MTA for 18+ years

  • USSF A License, USSF Youth license and NSCAA Premier license.
  • Masters in Education and in Athletic Administration
  • Teacher and HS boys’ soccer coach for 23 years at Bloomington Jefferson
  • Former Professional Men’s Asst Coach, Minnesota Thunder
  • Former Semi-Professional Women’s Coach, Minnesota Lightning
  • Former Region II ODP Staff Coach
  • Has coached:
    • 26 Current Division I Players
    • 330 Players Who Played Collegiate Soccer
    • 11 Youth National Team players
    • 15 Minnesota Ms. or Mr. Soccer Award Recipients
    • 17 Gatorade Players of the Year
    • 14 NSCAA or USC HS All Americans
  • Former Athletic Director, Jefferson High School
  • 3 time ECNL Champions League Playoffs
  • ECNL Midwest Division Champions
  • Played D1 college soccer at UW-Green Bay and DIII at St Mary’s
  • Played high school soccer at Park Cottage Grove
  • Caption of both college and high school teams.
Terry Leiendecker
Terry Leiendecker Goalkeeping Director
  • Former professional Goalkeeper for MN Strikers.
  • Former GK Coach for MN Thunder professional team.
  • Played for Team USA at the World University Games in Japan
  • 4 year starter & captain at St John’s University
  • McDonald’s NSCAA All-American
  • Holds NSCAA & MIAC goalkeeping records
  • 15 yr Boys HS Varsity Coach
  • USSF B License
  • NSCAA GK (Levels I, II & III)
Tommy Sivongsay - Girls Juniors Director
Tommy Sivongsay - Girls Juniors Director
Tommy is an established coach
  • 13 years experience coaching youth soccer in Minnesota
  • 11 years of Boys High School coaching, JV boys and Varsity Assistant
  • 4 years collegiate soccer player
  • USSF Grassroots E/F.
  • USSF D License in process.

50% of our Girls’ Coaches are
A or B Licensed

Learn more about our Coaching Staff HERE

2019-2020 Girls Team Expectations

BIRTH YEAR TEAM COACH LEAGUES – Fees Included in MTA Player Fees TENT.
WINTER TRAINING
MTA PLAYER FEES EST. TEAM FEES TEAM EXPECTATIONS
2011 U9 Jr Allie Knutson TCSL National – Fall, Summer & 4 Winter Fests TBD $1900 $200-$500 1-2 Fall/3-4 Summer Tournaments
2011 U9 Jr TBA TCSL National/Regional – Fall, Summer & 4 Winter Fests TBD $1900 $200-$500 1-2 Fall/3-4 Summer Tournaments
2010 U10 Jr Mackenzie Graybill TCSL National – Fall, Summer & 4 Winter Fests TBD $1900 $300-$600 1-2 Fall/3-4 Summer Tournaments
2010 U10 Jr TBA TCSL National/Regional – Fall, Summer & 4 Winter Fests TBD $1900 $300-$600 1-2 Fall/3-4 Summer Tournaments
2009 U11 Jr Mark Abboud TCSL National – Fall & Summer (Winter League add’l fee) TBD $2200 $500-$1200 1-2 Fall/3-4 Summer Tournaments
2009 U11 Jr TBA TCSL Nat/Reg – Fall & Summer (Winter League add’l fee) TBD $2200 $500-$1200 1-2 Fall/3-4 Summer Tournaments
2008 U12 Pre-ECNL Tommy Sivongsay  U13 MYSA C1 – Fall & Summer TBD $3000 $500-$1200 1-2 Fall/3-4 Summer Tournaments
2008 U12 Jr TBA TCSL National – Fall & Summer TBD $2200 $500-$1200 1-2 Fall/3-4 Summer Tournaments
2007 U13 ECNL David Alberti ECNL Midwest Conf., MYSA U14C1 Fall/Summer TBD $3300 $1800-$2500
ECNL Away Games
1 ECNL National Event
2007 U13 Elite Tommy Sivongsay MYSA C1 Fall/Summer, NPL*(not included in fees) TBD $3000 $1000-$2000 1-2 Fall/3-4 Summer Tournaments
2006 U14 ECNL Meghan Schoeberl ECNL Midwest Conf, MYSA U14 First Division  Fall/Summer TBD $3300 $1800-$2500 ECNL Away Games
1 ECNL National Event
2006 U14 Elite Steph Jacobson MYSA U14 First Division Fall/Summer, NPL*(not included in fees) TBD $3000 $1000-$2000 1-2 Fall/3-4 Summer Tournaments
2005 U15 ECNL Danny Storlien ECNL Midwest Conf, MYSA PR1 Summer, Eligible play U14 Fall TBD $3100 $3000-$4000 ECNL Away Games
2 ECNL National Events
2005 U15 Elite Steph Jacobson MYSA PR1 Summer, Eligible play U14 Fall, NPL*(not included in fees) TBD $2800 $1500-$2000 3-5 Showcases &/or Tournaments
2004 U16 ECNL David Alberti ECNL Midwest Conf, MYSA Premier I Summer TBD $3100 $4000-$5500 ECNL Away Games
3 ECNL National Events
2004 U16 Elite Tobbe Thorsell MYSA U16 Premier I Summer, NPL*(not included in fees) TBD $2800 $1500-$2000 3-5 Showcases &/or Tournaments
2003 U17 ECNL Mark Yueill ECNL Midwest Conf, MYSA Premier I Summer TBD $3100 $4000-$5500 ECNL Away Games
3 ECNL National Events
2003 U17 Elite Joe Hartwell MYSA Premier 2 Summer TBD $2800 $1500-$2000 3-5 Showcases &/or Tournaments
2002/2001 U18/U19 ECNL Danny Storlien ECNL Midwest Conf, MYSA U19 Premier I Summer TBD $3100 $3000-$4000 ECNL Away Games
1-2 ECNL National Events
2002 U18 Elite Joe Hartwell MYSA Premier I Summer TBD $2800 $1500-$2000 3-5 Showcases &/or Tournaments
2001 U19 Elite Tobbe Thorsell MYSA Premier 1 Summer TBD $2800 $1500-$2000 3-5 Showcases &/or Tournaments
2001 U19 Elite TBA MYSA Premier 2 Summer TBD $2800 $1500-$2000 3-5 Showcases &/or Tournaments

NPL is the National Premiere League hosted by TCSL/US Club Soccer for ages U14-U19.   It provides both local and national competition, national showcase events, and post-season play-off competition for top teams across the country.  Only 7 teams from each age group will be accepted in Minnesota.  Acceptance into this league is by application only and will be determined by mid-July.

Minnesota Thunder Academy is proud to be the only Minnesota club selected to compete in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL).

In 2009, the Minnesota Thunder Academy girls program was announced as an inaugural member club of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), the highest level of female youth soccer in the United States. The ECNL was founded by forward-thinking Directors of Coaching across the country who saw a need for change in and special commitment to improving the daily environment for American elite female youth soccer players. These directors came together and collaborated to build what would become the top female youth development platform in the world.  The ECNL continues to be the most progressive and innovative development platform in the country.

In 2019, the Minnesota Thunder Academy boys program was added to the ECNL.

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.

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).

MTA Girls Continue to lead the State!

  • 6 ECNL TEAMS

    • 1 team placed 3rd in ECNL Nationals 2017-18
    • 3 teams advanced to the ECNL National Playoffs 2017-18
    • 6 ECNL All Conference Players 2017-18
  • 10 MYSA Premier Teams

    • 3 State Cup Winners
    • 2 President’s Cup Winners
    • 1 National President’s Cup Runner-Up
    • 5 League Winners
  • 6 Teams expected to play in National Premier League/NPL*

  • 4 TCSL National Teams