April 9, 2021

Tonka United Newsletter, Volume 8

Club Communications | April 09, 2021


GREETINGS:

Welcome back! The spring soccer season is kicking off and we have SO MUCH happening in and around the club. Read on so you don’t miss out.


COMPETITIVE PROGRAM:

We are still in need of volunteers to help ready the fields at MMW. TOMORROW, APRIL 10 at 1:00pm. Bring your friends and teammates and come be a proud part of the field set-up team! Sign up to help HERE.


LITTLE JUNIORS PROGRAM & RECREATION PROGRAM:

TOMORROW, APRIL 10 is the last day to register for the Junior Development Spring Skills Clinics. More information and registration details can be found on the Tonka United website: SPRING - JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT .

We also need help getting those rec fields ready at Freeman Park! Helpers of all ages welcome. SATURDAY April 17 at 1:00p. Sign up to help HERE.

All Little Juniors and Recreation families should download the new Demosphere App for access to team rosters, schedules and team communications. Stay connected.

We still have some teams that need a coach. Consider volunteering and spending fun, active, quality time with your child and their teammates!

Any questions about Little Juniors or Recreation programs, leagues, uniforms, volunteer opportunities, etc. can be directed to Kelly Loch, Recreation Coordinator.  Email: rec@tonkaunited.orgPhone: 952-475-9178 (ext 3)


CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CURRENT GUIDANCE & PROTOCOLS

Mask guidance and COVID is still in place.  While there are many signs of moving forward, we are doing so in line with MDH and CDC guidelines.

  • Masks are required outside when social distancing can’t be maintained.  At this time, players and coaches are required to wear masks when playing, standing near each other and on the sideline.  The one new exception is players can take more mask breaks when doing warm-ups or activities where they are 6 ft. or more apart.  During active training and games, masks are still required. As things change, we will let you know.  Until then…. MASK ON.
  • All COVID exposures or positive cases need to be reported to Bobbi Hoebelheinrich atbobbi@tonkaunited.org 

WEATHER & FIELD CONDITIONS

This time of year is a toss-up of beautiful days, rain, storms and even winter.  With that we also need to be more protective of grass as it takes hold.  Plan on playing unless you hear from us or your coach.   If you are on turf, you will play unless there is lightning or snow.  Grass, it will depend on the amount of rain we have had (or are having).  Each location can differ as we do not control all of the fields and each city or school district will let us know if things are open or closed.  Many times we do not know until late in the day.  Please have patience as we promise to let you know as soon as we do.   

NEW RECREATION REFEREES WANTED

FOR NEW AND EXISTING REFEREES WITH LESS THAN 2 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Tonka United’s Recreational League NEW REFEREE class is now accepting registrations for the Monday April 19th class.  If you are at least 11 years old and want to gain some experience as a soccer referee and earn money this is for you!  Recreational referees set their own schedule, earn a minimum of $16 per game and work two games an evening.  

This class will give you the basic fundamentals needed to referee the recreational league.  It does not certify you to referee traveling games. If you wish to referee travel games you must be at least 13 years of age and you must certify with US Youth Soccer (email Mark Perry for more details).

 WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

  • Recreational New Referee Class
  • MONDAY APRIL 19
  • 6-8:45pm
  • Virtual Online
  • Cost – Free

 TO REGISTER FOLLOW THIS LINK AND COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM:  Rec Ref Class Registration 

Zoom meeting information will be sent closer to the class date.

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Jerry Rausch – jsrausch@gmail.com   OR   Mark Perry – futbolnut@gmail.com

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP

Tonka United Team Shop: Today through April 14th - Players and Fans  SHOP HERE  

DICK’S 20% off Shop Event: April 16th - April 19th

DICK’S Sporting Goods (Minnetonka location) is offering Tonka United Soccer Club a 20% off discount throughout the store.  So, grab the things you’ll need for the season and all the other gear you’ve been wanting too! Be sure to use the coupon linked here, as this is specific to our organization*.  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS EVENT COUPON 

*The coupon is valid in-store on the dates above and should be shown at the register during checkout.

AND, as an added bonus from our great community partner, DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, here are some additional savings for you that are good ALL YEAR LONG. To save on purchases all year, click the coupon link:. 2021 Tonka United Discount Coupons (VALID ALL YEAR)

OFFICE HOURS

The Tonka United SPRING/SUMMER office hours.

  • Mondays: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursdays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Address: 18328 Minnetonka Blvd, Deephaven, MN 55391

Phone: 952-475-9178


UPCOMING DATES:

  • April 10: (virtual) Little Jr & Recreation coaches meeting
  • April 10: MMW Field Set-up
  • April 10: Deadline to register for Junior Development Skills Clinics
  • April 14: Deadline to order online fanwear apparel
  • April 16 - 19: Dick’s 20% Sale for Tonka United
  • April 17: Freeman Park Field Set-up
  • April 17: Little Jr & Recreation coaches equipment pick up (Pavillion)
  • April 18: First session of Junior Development Skills Clinic
  • April 19: (virtual) NEW Rec Referee Class
  • April 26 - 29: Kickoff week for Little Juniors and Recreation teams

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