Tonka Summer Rec Program FAQs
Online registration will be open January 28th - March 3rd. Registration will stay open for age groups still in need of players. We cannot guarantee a spot on a team if you have not registered by March 3rd.
Click HERE to register.
Registration fees are $95 for K-1st Grade and $125 for 2nd-12th grade. A $30 late fee applies after registration closes.
ALL Players who did not play in 2011 or 2012 will need to purchase a new uniform for an additional $35.
The deadline to register is March 3, 2013. Registrations received after that date will be assessed a $30 late fee and the player will be put on a waiting list. Where space is available, players will be placed on teams that are in need. No requests will be accepted for late registrations. If there is no team for the late registrant, the entire fee will be refunded. Tonka United will make all the decisions on late registrations, NOT the coach.
One game and practice per week. Practice days and times are to be determined by the coach. In most cases, games will be once a week: Monday – Thursday.
The season consists of 9-10 games. Player Development Clinics, team scrimmages, and Coaches Education begin the week of April 22nd. Games begin the week of April 29th and conclude with a league tournament, the Tonka Blast, on Saturday June 29th. Games are typically played one night per week.
The *tentative game nights are:
||Grade Pre-K, K
||Grade Pre-K, 2, 6, 7
||Grade K, 3, 8,HS
||Grade 2, 4, 5 , HS
||Grade 1, 6, 7, 8
||Grade 4, 5
Note: Registration is based on the grade the child will enter in the 2013-2014 school year.
These game nights are based on last year’s participation numbers and are subject to change. Tonka United Soccer Association will set the game schedule. Due to field constraints it is possible that a small number of games may be scheduled on a Friday or Saturday. It is also possible that games that are cancelled due to weather or field conditions will be rescheduled to a Friday or Saturday as well. Schedules will be given to the coaches at the coaches meeting approximately two weeks prior to the start of the season. If a make-up game is scheduled on a Saturday and you also have a clinic that day, game takes precedence.
Teams are formed by gender, grade, & school - whenever possible.
Yes, you may indicate ONE friend. That same friend MUST also request your child (no loops of friends.) Please do not indicate more than one. We appreciate your cooperation as this makes team formation more difficult than it needs to be. Enter your friends name under the "Special Participant Requests" box on the registration form.
At least two weeks prior to the start of the season your coach will contact you. Team rosters are emailed when team formation is completed.
What should I do after April 15 if the coach has not contacted me?
If you have not heard from someone by April 15, contact the Tonka United office at 952-475-9178.
NO. Tonka United volunteers put the teams together using the information you provided on the registration form. Teams are formed by gender, grade and school whenever possible.
The coach will determine practice times and locations. Practices are held at local parks and schools near your area, usually within the Minnetonka or Hopkins School District. Practices should be held at least once a week.
Yes. The rec program will have player development clinics week of April 22-25 and Soccer Saturday (May 11). Schedules for your team on both of these events will be sent out prior to each event. Coaches are responsible to inform his/her families.
Each player must have a ball with his or her name on it. Balls are sized for each age group.
- (Grades Pre-K, K, 1) – size 3
- (Grades 2 – 6) – size 4
- (Grades 7-12) – size 5
- Each player must wear the Tonka United uniform for each game.
- Each player must have shin guards.
- Soccer socks (long enough to go over the shin guards).
- Water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, hair binders and weather appropriate clothing.
- Turf shoes and soccer cleats are recommended appropriate footwear. No baseball cleats allowed.
- PLEASE BE SURE TO LABEL ALL EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING.
- NO JEWELRY of any kind is allowed, including ALL earrings. Sports glasses must be worn if needed by the player. No metal hair binders are allowed.
Medical conditions such as asthma, peanut allergies, sting reaction/allergy (epi pen), AD, ADHD, sprains and strains, etc., should be reported immediately to your team coach. If your child requires an inhaler please make sure the coach is aware of it and knows the location of the inhaler during your game or practice. The coach will have a limited first aid kit at his/her disposal. For players that carry an epi pen or have serious medical conditions, please contact the club directly before the start of the season.
The Tonka Blast is an end of season mini tournament/celebration. Each team will play 2 games that day. There is food available and fun activities (in the past we have had dunk tank, water slide, bouncy house, hair/face painting, tattoos...the list goes on!). The Tonka Blast is usually held at MMW.
When is the Tonka Blast (end of the season tournament)?
The Tonka Blast is scheduled for Saturday, June 29th. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
The hardest part of coaching is volunteering! After that it gets much easier. We don’t expect everyone to start out as a great coach. All you need to start coaching is a desire to learn, have fun and work with kids. Our Director of Coaching and Rec Director will provide you with the soccer tools you will need to make this a fun and exciting year for the players. If you are interested in coaching, please complete the online adult registration process.
How can I, as a parent, help?
In addition to coaching we need age group coordinators, field marshals, Tonka Blast volunteers and other various opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online adult registration process (please note you will need to create a new and separate user i.d and pasword).
Yes, The Summer Soccer Camp runs June 10-14, 2013, for players aged 4-10. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION
Registration deadline is June 1.
Traveling Soccer is available to players aged U8 through U19 who wish to play a more committed level of soccer. Players play at least 1 game per week plus 2-3 practice sessions. Games are played against other club teams in the West District (such as Eden Prairie, Chaska, Plymouth, Edina to name a few). Recreation players have an opportunity to experience travel soccer and should contact email@example.com for more details.
How do I find out more information about Tonka United's programs?
Have a look around our website or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Tonka United office at 952-475-9178.