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The Elite Program is a partnership between Tonka United and Fusion SC, designed for players who have a strong desire to play in a highly competitive environment year-round and want to be challenged to excel by teammates and coaches who have similar levels of passion for the game.

Players in this program have aspirations to compete at a high-level in high school, college, and beyond.


To establish an elite level program with a distinct culture of excellence that allows players to reach their fullest potential on and off the field. We pride ourselves in getting our players to the next level, which includes high school, collegiate, and professional levels.


We will elevate and redefine elite soccer programming in Minnesota through providing best-in-class resources and a highly competitive environment, which includes a qualified staff, premier facilities, and a holistic program that seeks to develop the total player. Together, we will define and create new development pathways for our players.

Player Development Structure

Started in the 2017/18 season, Tonka United and Fusion SC joined forces to create a top boys and girls team at the 2004 and 2005 birth years under a co-brand of "Tonka-Fusion Elite," and will add 1 additional age group each year at 13U. Tonka United and Fusion SC will continue to operate all other teams and programming independently. 

Program Pillars

 Foundational Excellence

High Quality Competition 

 Total Player Development 
  •  Technique - Drive awareness and ensure systematic activation of age-group curriculum
  • Earn a premier status and
    compete to win MN State Cup 
  • Individualized Player Development Plans (PDP) which provide a long- term roadmap for achieving personal goals 
  •  Tactical - Develop players' ability to read the game and empower them to make choices through a process of guided discovery
  • Compete to play in Premier Division of Midwest Regional League or other Regional Tournaments
  •  Collegiate Soccer Recruiting (CSR) Series to help inspire, educate, and guide players in identifying schools that hit them academically and athletically
  •  Psychological - Define a culture of excellence, centered around creativity, confidence, and effort
  • Leverage competitive results to build credentials that allow access to top Collegiate Showcases across the
  •  Formal nutrition and sports psychology training to aid optimal and healthy performance
  •  Partner with MN United DA and MYSA ensure top players are being identified and have access to train/play with the  best in the state, regionally, and  nationally
  •  Create systematic fitness and injury prevention training that will work in tandem with an annual training calendar


Question: When and how will roster announcements be made?

Answer: All invitations will be sent no later than 8:00pm on Monday, July 30th. Players selected will receive both a written confirmation and a telephone call from the head coach.

Question: How many players will be taken on each roster?

Answer: Each roster will be comprised of 16-18 players. Additionally, 4-6 "designated players" will be identified. Designation players will be allowed to attend all training session and have the opportunity to play up into certain events.

Question: Will there be specific requirements of players who want to play on these teams?

Answer: Yes, since the objective is to provide an elite level program that caters to our most committed players that want to get to the next level, there will be specific expectations around commitment level and attendance. All families should review the season plan closely and be prepared to fully commit to the team prior to accepting a roster spot.

Question: Where will games and practices be held?

Answer: Since the rosters will be represented by players from both clubs, games and trainings will be held at both Fusion and Tonka facilities. Over the course of the year, teams will travel evenly between the shared destinations.

Question: Will players need to purchase a new uniform?

Answer: Yes, as the teams would wear a neutral kit which will include co-branding both Tonka United and Fusion Soccer Club

Contact Us

For questions regarding the Elite program contact Jonathan Schaefer:
Click here to email Jonathan


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