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Tonka United Soccer Association


U11/12 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.  Our goal at Tonka United 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 National/Regional Level or C1/C2 - the highest levels in Minnesota leagues TCSL or MYSA. Teams will participate in top-level regional events, competitive winter league or 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 and Regionally.
  • Will train in the Academy Pool (20-24 kids)
  • Teams tiered Academy 1 and Academy 2
  • Professional Head Coaches
  • Fall Training begins mid-August thru mid-October
  • Winter Training begins November thru March (4 weeks off)
  • Spring Season begins April thru mid-July (2 weeks off)
  • Player Development Curriculum provided, with oversight of Age Group Director
  • Emphasis on developing players through challenging game-like situations that demand good possession habits

Select Level

Players compete at the Cities/State Level or C2/C3 in League. Teams will participate in local tournaments - with an occasional fun overnight tournament within the region (Duluth/Wisconsin Dells, etc). 
  • Will train in a pool with other Select Teams (when possible)
  • Teams Tiered - Blue, White and Red (lowest level)
  • Professional Coaches and/or parent volunteer
  • Fall Season begins Mid-August thru October
  • Winter practices/training sessions provided
  • Spring Season begins April thru mid-July
  • Player Development Curriculum provided, with oversight of Age Group Director

Player Assessments/ Tryouts

Registration to take place mid June

For information regarding assessments/tryouts click here

After Assessments/ Tryouts 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/ Tryout 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 & Staff

Joe Voeller - Academy Director & U11/12 Age Group Director 

  • NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, and NSCAA Level 1 Futsal Diploma
  • Current Augsburg College Men's Soccer Assistant Coach
  • 7 years of college coaching experience (Hamline and Augsburg)
  • 9 years of high school experience (Hill-Murray, Mounds View, Minneapolis South)
  • 3 year Director of Coaching at Southeast Soccer Club
  • 3 year U9/10 Director at Maplebrook Soccer Association
  • Former Collegiate player at the University of St. Thomas; played in the NPSL with MN Twinstars
  • Current U13 Tonka Fusion Elite Boys Coach
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