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Tonka United Soccer Association

Little Juniors Spring/Summer

Overview

At Tonka United, our spring/summer Little Juniors program provides youth an opportunity to enjoy playing in an organized and fun-filled soccer league. The Little Juniors program is available for players in pre-k through 2nd grade. Our 4 year-old players who are not yet starting kindergarten in the fall can participate in Tonka Kickers. 

We rely on parents as volunteer coaches to help create a positive experience for each team. If interested in volunteering, please register within the registration!






Season Schedule

The official schedule will be released at the beginning of April. Games will be played Monday through Thursday nights.

The season will start during the last week of April with Kickoff Week (expect for Tonka Kickers, which will start mid-May). Kickoff Week is an opportunity for players to meet teammates and coaches, and for Tonka United to help prepare coaches and teams for the upcoming season. The Kickoff Week session for each team will appear as the first game on their schedules. During the week, teams can use that time as a practice or to scrimmage with the other team on their field, or both. 

Teams will play once a week over the course of the season - up to nine games, not including the Tonka Blast. Teams will also typically practice once per week during the season. Volunteer coaches will work with their teams to organize a practice schedule. 

The season ends with the Tonka Blast, a year-ending festival, on Saturday, June 27th. All teams will play scheduled games at the Tonka Blast, expect for those in high school. There will be a lot to do at the Blast, including concessions, food trucks, face painting, hair spray, bounce houses, and much more!

Teams will play on the following nights during the season:

Tonka Kickers - Tuesdays (starting May 19th)
Pre-k Boys - Mondays
Pre-k Girls - Tuesdays
Kindergarten Boys - Thursdays
Kindergarten Girls - Wednesdays
1st Grade Boys - Mondays
1st Grade Girls - Wednesdays
2nd Grade Boys - Thursdays
2nd Grade Girls - Tuesdays

One Saturday game will be added as well - all teams in pre-k, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade leagues will play a game on Saturday, May 16th.

All Tonka Kickers, pre-k, and kindergarten games will be played at St. Therese. Most 1st and 2nd grade games will be played at Freeman Park, with some games at St. Therese as well.

Teams are guaranteed seven games over the course of the season. Cancelled games will not be rescheduled, unless a team will be left with fewer than seven games.


Cost

Tonka Kickers: $85*
Pre-k and Kindergaren: $115
1st and 2nd Grade: $150

Note that this does not include the cost of uniforms, except for Tonka Kickers. The Tonka Kickers fee includes a team color t-shirt.

A $30 late fee applies after registration closes. 


Uniforms

Uniforms are available through Soccer Master - you can order through their online store.
 
All players will need to order this new uniform set for the spring/summer 2020 season. The Tonka United little juniors and recreational programs typically use a uniform set for three years. Players will be required to wear the new uniform set starting this season. 

The home team should always wear the blue uniform top, and the away team should always wear the red uniform top. The game schedule will indicate which team is home and which is away for each game. We recommend players always bring both uniform tops to all games, just to be safe.


Team Formation

During the registration process, you are given the chance to designate one friend with whom your child would like to play. During team formation, we will honor only one mutual friend request. This means that the friend must request your child as well in order for that request to be honored. For example, Sarah requests to be placed on a team with Anne, and Anne requests to be placed on a team with Sarah.

Beyond the friend request, we will also try to place players on a team with at least some players from their school. However, registration numbers and the number of players from each school dictate final team formation. 


League Format

Tonka Kickers (4 year olds who won't start kindergarten until the fall of 2021): 
Each week, a Tonka United trainer will lead the two teams on the field in roughly 15 minutes of skills games. Then the trainer will work with the team parent coaches to lead a 4 vs. 4 game. The game will consist of two 10 minute halves (running time). There are no goalkeepers. Note that Tonka Kickers teams do not have additional practices.

Ball Masters (Pre-k and Kindergarten):
Each week, teams will play one 4 vs. 4 game. Games will consist of four 10 minute quarters. There are no referees - games are led and managed by parent coaches. There are no goalkeepers. Teams will also practice once per week.

Junior Development (1st and 2nd Grade):
Each week, teams will play one game - teams will play 5 vs. 5 (including goalkeepers). Referees will be present to manage the games. Teams will also practice once per week. Also, Tonka United staff will lead skills clinics for interested players on several weekends over the course of the season.


Picture Days

Individual and team pictures will held during the season. We will publish and email the schedule as soon as it is finalized.


Refund Policy

Tonka United has a limited refund policy. All refund requests must be submitted in writing. Refunds may be given under the following circumstances only:

- A player cannot be placed on a team within Tonka United due to the lack of a coach or insufficient numbers to fill a team (100% refund).
- Written request postmarked/dated before March 10th for Summer and August 15th for Fall (registration fee minus $30).
- Prior to the scheduled date of game six (6) of the season, a player suffers an injury and is directed not to participate by a medical doctor. In order to request a refund under this provision, a medical doctor's letter must accompany the request verifying the injury and that said injury prevents the player from participating (50% refund).

Please note that refunds are not given for cancelled games or clinics.

Contact

Tonka United Soccer Association

18328 Minnetonka Blvd 
Deephaven, Minnesota 55391

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

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Tonka United Soccer Association

18328 Minnetonka Blvd 
Deephaven, Minnesota 55391

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

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