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2006-2009 (U11-U14) Competitive Players

2006-2009 (U11-U14) Competitive Players

Tonka United's Competitive Soccer program offers year-round soccer experiences for 2006-2009 (U11-U14) players at all levels of play:

  • Elite (starts at U13; 2006-2007)
  • Academy
  • Select

Program placement is based on a player assessment that takes place each July. Tonka United's goal is to give our families and players a great soccer experience by placing players at suitable levels for success. All Competitive Soccer players receive a year-round soccer experience, professional coaching staff, and individual Player Development Plans. 



Player assessments for the 2019-2020 season took place in July. There are still spaces available for those who missed the assessment. Please contact Competitive Coordinator Mary Henderson for more information.

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ELITE

2006-2007 ( U13-U14) Only

The Elite Soccer program is a partnership between Tonka United and Fusion SC, who together created Tonka Fusion Elite. This soccer program is designed for players who have strong desire to play in a elite soccer environment year-round while being challenged to excel by teammates and coaches who have similar levels of passion for the game. Players in Tonka Fusion Elite have aspirations to compete at a high-level in high school, college, and beyond.

  • Year-Round Soccer in Top State, Regional & National Competitions
  • Professional Coaching Staff
  • College Advisory Program
  • Athletic Performance Training & Medical Services

VIEW ELITE SOCCER PROGRAM

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ACADEMY

Tonka United's Academy program prepares and teaches players how to train and play at the highest levels in Minnesota. The Academy program requires a higher level of time and financial commitment.

  • Teams play at TCSL National/Regional level or MYSA C1 (2006-2007 only)
  • Teams participate in regional and local tournaments 
  • Teams participate in Presidents Cup and selected college showcases (2006-2007 only)
  • Teams tiered as Academy 1 and Academy 2
  • Professional Head Coaches
  • Player Development Curriculum and meso-cycle training plan provided, with oversight of Age Group Director
  • Individual Player Development Plans
  • Emphasis on developing players through challenging game-like situations that demand good possession habits

2008-2009 (U11/U12) ACADEMY CALENDAR & SEASON PLAN

2006-2007 (U13/U14) ACADEMY CALENDAR & 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. 

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SELECT

Tonka United's Select program's focus is to enjoy soccer through playing the game and accomplishing individual improvement. The Select program does not require the Academy program's high level of time and financial commitment.

  • Teams play at TCSL State/Cities level
  • Teams participate in local tournaments
  • Teams tiered as Blue (U11/U12 only), White, and Red (lowest level)
  • Professional Head Coaches or Parent Volunteer Coaches
  • Players will train in the Select Pool when possible (30-35 players)
  • Player Development Curriculum provided, with oversight of Age Group Director

2008-2009 (U11/U12) SELECT CALENDAR & SEASON PLAN

2006-2007 (U13/U14) SELECT CALENDAR & 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. 

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2006-2009 (U11-U14) AGE GROUP 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

CONTACT JOE

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