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Tonka United Soccer Association

Overview

U11 and U12 players at Tonka United can participate in two different competitive soccer programs, the Academy program or the Select program. U13+ players can participate in three different competitive soccer programs: the Elite program, the Academy program, or the Select program. Placement in these programs is based on a player assessment that takes place each July/August.

Our goal is to give our families and players a great soccer experience by placing players at suitable levels for success. All of our competitive 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. 

Registration & Player Assessments

Join over 1000 players, parents, and community members across the Minnetonka/Hopkins and west-metro areas at Tonka United!




Process

Registration opens in mid-June.
Tryout schedule will be released mid-June.

When you first register for the player assessments, you will pay a $50 non-refundable assessment free (whether or not you attend). This fee is figured into the overall registration fees and is not an additional fee.

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. You will have the option of paying in installments or in full. Once you have completed a payment, you are considered registered with Tonka United. If you want to decline your team placement, then you will initially click ACCEPT and then NO.

Visit our Tryouts page to learn more.

Elite Program

The focus of our Elite program is to prepare and teach players how to train and play at the highest levels in Region II and nationally. Elite players will compete in TCSL or MYSA and will participate in regional and national competitions. Players in certain age groups will be on the combined Tonka Fusion Elite team.

- Teams play at the TCSL National level or MSYA Premier League
- Teams participate in State Cup, US Club/USYS Regionals, and selected college showcases
- Professional head coaches
- Player Development Curriculum
- Individual Player Development Plans
- College Advisor provided
- Additional strength and conditioning programs and local medical services provided

Visit our Tonka Fusion Elite page to learn more.

Academy Program

The focus of the Academy program is to prepare and teach players how to train and play at the highest levels in Minnesota and regionally. Academy players compete at the highest levels offered in Minnesota leagues TCSL or MSYA. Teams will participate in top-level regional events during fall and spring, competitive winter league or events, and selected local tournaments. The program requires a higher level of time and finical commitment.

U11/U12

- Teams play at TCSL National/Regional level
- Players train in the Academy Pool (20-24 players)
- Teams tiered as Academy 1 and Academy 2
- Professional head coaches
- Player Development Curriculum provided, with oversight of Age Group Director
- Coach-provided individual Player Development Plans
- Emphasis on developing players through challenging game-like situations that demand good possession habits

Calendar and Team Season Plan

U13/U14

- Teams play at TCSL National/Regional level or MYSA C1
- Teams participate in Presidents Cup, regional tournaments, and selected college showcases
- Professional head coaches
- Player Development Curriculum and Meso-cycle training plan provided
- Coach-provided individual Player Development Plans
- Emphasis on developing players through challenging game-like situations that demand good possession habits

Calendar and Team Season Plan


Multi-Sport Player Expectations 

Fall: Soccer practices and games come before other sports. It needs to be the main priority. If conflicts do arise, please talk to your coaches. 
Winter: If you have a game or practice for your winter sport that conflicts with soccer, your winter sport takes precedent. 
Spring/Summer: Soccer practices and games come before other sports. It needs to the main priority. If conflicts do arise, please talk to your coaches. 

Select Program

The focus of our Select program is to enjoy soccer through playing the game and accomplishing individual improvement. Select players compete in the TCSL or MYSA league. Teams will also participate in local tournaments, with an occasional fun overnight tournament within the region (Duluth, Wisconsin Dells, etc).

- Teams play at the TCSL States/Cities level or C2/C3 MSYA
- Players will train in the Select Pool with other Select teams when possible
- Teams are tiered, Blue (U11/U12 only), White, and Red (lowest level)
- Professional head coaches and/or parent volunteer coaches
- Player Development Curriculum provided, with oversight of Age Group Director

U11/U12 Calendar and Season Plan
U13/U14 Calendar and Season Plan


Multi-Sport Player Expectations 

Fall: If you have a game for one of your other sports and a practice for your other sport, go to the game. When practices conflict, split your time evenly between practices over the course of the season. 
Winter: If you have a game or practice for your winter sport that conflicts with soccer, your winter sport takes precedent. 
Spring/Summer: Soccer practices and games come before other sports. This is our main season and needs to be the main priority. If conflicts do arise, please talk to your coaches.

U11-14 Director

Joe Voeller

  • Director at Tonka United since 2015
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, and NSCAA Level I Futsal Diploma
  • Current Augsburg Men's Soccer Assistant Coach
  • 7 years of college coaching experience (Hamline, Augsburg)
  • 9 years high school experience (Hill-Murray, Mounds View, Minneapolis South)
  • 3 years Director of Coaching at Southeast Soccer Club
  • 3 years U9/10 Director at Maplebrook Soccer Association
  • Former Collegiate Player at University of St. Thomas and played in NPSL with Minnesota Twinstars


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Contact

Tonka United Soccer Association

18328 Minnetonka Blvd 
Deephaven, Minnesota 55391

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 952-475-9178

Contact Us

Tonka United Soccer Association

18328 Minnetonka Blvd 
Deephaven, Minnesota 55391

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 952-475-9178

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