February 5, 2021

Tonka United Newsletter, Volume 3

Club Communications | February 05, 2021


GREETINGS:

The blustery weather this week snaps us back to the reality that we are still in the middle of the winter season here in the midwest. Much of the buzz around Tonka United is around spring. Spring tournaments for the competitive program. Spring registration for the little junior and recreation programs. Bundle up and enjoy the present moment while looking forward with excitement to things to come this spring!


COMPETITIVE PROGRAM:

The February training schedules are up on TeamSnap and for teams in Winter League & NPL, the games are also showing up on the calendar. There are still some reschedules being worked out, so again, your patience is appreciated as facilities, teams and clubs work together to ensure safe playing conditions for all.

Good luck to those teams playing in upcoming President’s Day tournaments. PLAYUNITED!


LITTLE JUNIORS PROGRAM (PreK - 2nd grade):

PreSeason Skills Clinic registration is beginning to fill up so be sure to jump on the website,  get registered and claim your spot. This is a great opportunity for our youngest players to have fun on the indoor turf before they head outside for the Spring/Summer season. More information on the PreSeason Skills Clinic can be found HERE.

Registration for the Spring/Summer season is open. Find more details and get registered on the Tonka United website.

RECREATION PROGRAM:

Registration for the Spring/Summer season is open. Tell your friends and neighbors and get signed up together. Reminder: register for your CURRENT grade level. Any questions? Send an email to rec@tonkaunited.org or call the office (952) 475-9178.


CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Let’s try this again…

Welcome to Kelly Loch, Marketing & Communications Director and Recreation Coordinator.

And welcome back to Ben Cherney. After a short absence, Ben rejoins Tonka United and the Recreation Program as the Director of Recreation. Ben’s history and experience with Tonka United and the Recreation Program is immeasurable. We are delighted to have him back to lead our Recreation Program team.

 

Ben Cherney

Director of Recreation


Kelly Loch

Recreation Coordinator

Marketing & Communications Director


COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:

 


  

Tabitha Durbin - 2010 Girls Select 1

Tabitha was interviewed and appeared on WCCO news last week talking about creatively selling Girl Scout cookies during the pandemic.

Watch Tabitha on the news HERE.

Does your soccer player have passions outside of soccer? Is your soccer family involved in community service? Show us what else you do when you are not playing soccer! We want to share with our entire community. SHOW and TELL time! Email your pictures, videos, articles, etc. with a brief explanation to Kelly Loch (kloch@tonkaunited.org). 


#PLAYUNITED:

Priority #1: Teach players life skills and lessons rooted in our core values of Fun, Respect, Positivity, Teamwork, Perseverance, Work Ethic and Community

Life lessons are taught and absorbed by way of the soccer experience. Respect and responsibility for self and others results in positive engagement and confidence. Learning from mistakes creates grit and resilience. Putting in the time and effort drives improvement, proving work ethic matters. Passion and enjoyment is a natural by-product from a positive and fun experience playing soccer. Finding common ground brings our community together.


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