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Tonka United Soccer Association

Overview

Our Little Juniors program is the foundational program of Tonka United. It provides an opportunity for young players and their families to have fun while learning about soccer. We offer a spring/summer league, fall league, and winter clinics. Little Juniors is an in-house program, so all league games will be played against other Tonka United Little Juniors teams.

The Little Juniors program is available for players in Pre-K - 2nd/3rd grade. Once players reach 2nd/3rd grade, they can either participate in the completive program or the recreational program. Since the competitive program is organized by birth year, players will either begin in 2nd or 3rd grade. The recreational program will begin in 3rd grade.

We rely on parents as volunteer coaches to help create a positive experience for each team (specifically during the fall and summer seasons). If interested in volunteering, please complete within the registration!





   

Winter Skills

Players will meet for 60 minute sessions of fun soccer games and skills training, run by the Recreational Director Age Group Director, and Tonka United trainers.

The Little Juniors Winter Skills sessions are offered in two blocks. The first is four Saturday sessions November - December, and the second is five Saturday sessions February - March. 

Registration is currently open!




Schedule, Fees, and More Details 

Spring & Summer

The spring/summer Little Juniors league starts in late April and concludes at the end of June.

All teams are coached by parents volunteers - you can register as a volunteer while registering your child for the league. Tonka United will host a mandatory meeting for parent volunteer coaches in early April, a couple weeks before the start of the season. 

Registration for the 2020 spring summer league will open in March 2020. Check our site soon!

Schedule, Fees, and More 
Details

Fall

The fall Little Juniors league starts in the beginning of September and concludes during the second week of October.

All teams are coached by parents volunteers - you can register as a volunteer while registering your child for the league. Tonka United will host a mandatory meeting for parent volunteer coaches in late August, a couple weeks before the start of the season. 

Registration for the 2020 fall league will open in August 2020. Check our site soon!

Schedule, Fees, and More Details

 

Coaching Resources

Tonka United provides different practice sessions and coaching cards for our volunteer parent coaches. Tonka staff coaches run these practice sessions and activities on the weekends for 1st and 2nd graders. Our objective is to keep all players engaged, busy and involved in the activities ensuring that players are safe, learn and have fun.

We encourage parent coaches to attend and use the sessions for their own trainings!


Practice Sessions

1 - Dribbling With the Head Up
2 - Passing
3 - Receiving
4 - Shooting
5 - Ball Striking
6 - Attacking Principles

Coaching Cards

Pre-K & Kindergarten (Practice)
Pre-K & Kindergarten (Game Day)
1st & 2nd Grade (Practice)
1st & 2nd Grade (Game Day)


Additional Games and Activities

Soccer Coaches Guide: 5-7 Year Olds (Video)
Ball Mastery
Passing & Possession 
Shooting & Attacking
Goalkeeping *******




Little Juniors Director


- Tonka United coach since 2010
- High school basketball coach
- Extensive experience running youth camps and clinics
- Graduate of University of Wisconsin - Madison 


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Rules

Our rules follow a combination of FIFA and USYS rules for United States Youth Soccer with minor modification. The main objective is to ensure safety of our players and maximize enjoyment of the game.

Important Rules Changes

- There is NO PUNTING in any recreational games. If a goal keeper does punt the ball, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team on the top of the penalty box.
- There is NO HEADING in any recreational games. If a player intentionally heads the ball, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team at the spot of the header.
- Kickoffs may go in any direction, but the player taking the kickoff is only allowed one touch. The player taking the kickoff may not dribble the ball.

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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