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U9/10 Players at Tonka United can participate in two different competitive soccer programs, the Academy Program or the Select Program. Placement in these programs is based on a player assessment that takes place each July.  As a club our goal is to give our families and players a great soccer experience by placing players at suitable levels for success. Both programs focus on teaching players how to train and play, with an emphasis on creating skilled soccer players through the mastery of technique and decision-making, with the Academy Program focused on the higher-level player.  

Academy Level

Players compete at the Red/White Level or Maroon in League - the highest levels in Minnesota leagues TCSL or MYSA. Teams will participate in regional events during fall and spring (U10 Only), competitive winter events, and selected local tournaments. Requires a higher level of time and financial commitment. The focus of this program is to prepare and teach players how to train and play at the highest levels in Minnesota.
  • Will train in the Academy Pool (20-24 kids) 
  • Teams tiered Academy 1 and 2 at U10, teams formed evenly at U9
  • Player Development Curriculum provided, with oversight of Age Group Director
  • Fall Season begins mid-August thru October
  • Winter Training, led by Staff Coach/Age Group Trainer
  • Spring Season begins April thru mid-July

Select Level

Players competing at the White/Blue Level (TCSL) or Gold Level (MYSA) in league play. Teams will participate in local tournaments.
  • Will train in a pool with other Select Teams (fall and winter)
  • Teams are created evenly, geographic location and friend requests considered
  • Player Development Curriculum provided
  • Fall Season begins mid-August thru October
  • Winter practices/training sessions led by Tonka United Staff Coach 
  • Spring Season begins April thru mid-July
  • All head coaches are parent volunteers (provided with curriculum and guidelines from Directors and Staff)

Player Assessments

Registration to take place mid June

For information regarding assessments click here

After Assessments you will receive an email with your team placement.  You will have 48 hours to accept your spot on the team.  To accept, you will click "ACCEPT" and complete registration making your 1st payment of  $200.  You are then considered registered with Tonka United.  If you want to decline your team placement, then you will initially click Accept and then "no".

When you 1st Register you will pay a $50 non-refundable Assessment Fee (whether or not you attend). This fee is figured into the overall Registration Fees and is not an additional fee. Once you accept your spot on a team, you will then pay an additional fee to complete the registration process.

Director and Staff

Youth Director: Kelly Taylor



  • Youth Director since 2010
  • USSF Youth License; NSCAA "Advanced National" Diploma; NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 Diploma
  • Current Girl's Varsity Assistant Coach at Benilde-St. Margaret's
  • Former Cottage Grove Technical Director
  • 10 years of High School Varsity Coaching (Minnetonka, Eden Prairie) - 2 MSHSL "AA" Championships
  • B.A from University of Minnesota

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Staff Coach: Scott Helling-Christy


  • USSF "C" license
  • Tonka United Coach since 1987
  • Current Girls's Varsity Coach at Benilde- St. Margaret's - 4 MSHSL "A" Championships
  • 25 Years of High School Coaching (Benilde- St. Margaret's)
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