January 8, 2021

Tonka United Newsletter, Volume1

Club Communications | January 8, 2021


GREETINGS:

Happy New Year and a great, big WELCOME TO 2021! We would naturally be highlighting the fresh start that seems to follow any winter break and arrive at the beginning of every new year, and 2021 seems even more worthy of celebration. While we collectively hit [RESET], the reality is that the path back to “normal” is uncharted. The pace may feel laggard at times, but we remain optimistic for a successful 2021. We are in this together!


COMPETITIVE PROGRAM:

Earlier this week we (re)started our winter training sessions. It’s good to be back! We are beyond joyous to see the players just beaming with excitement playing together again. Their energy is positive and plentiful. 

We can not thank you all, the entire Tonka United community, enough for your adaptability and compliance with the newest safety guidelines, your flexibility with the changing schedules, your patience as we work diligently to continue providing optimal programming and an inspiring soccer experience.

Looking ahead to the next couple weeks, we have league games starting. We ask that you pay close attention to your email inbox and Team Snap communications as there are likely to be some rescheduled matches and/or trainings. Reminder: there are no spectators allowed in ANY of the facilities for ANY events at this time. Please reach out to your team manager if you have questions.


 

20+ days remain on the 60-Day Video Challenge with TUSA Soccer At Home Virtual Programming. You still have time to start and submit your videos!

More info can be found on the website:

www.tonkaunited.org


LITTLE JUNIORS PROGRAM (PreK - 2nd grade):

While the winter season for our youngest players was essentially canceled, we are excited to announce that we will have an opportunity for a PreSeason Skills Clinic. We are working on a 4-week skills clinic for March/April. Specific details and information on registration will be published in the upcoming weeks - stay tuned!

RECREATION PROGRAM:

We are in the coldest part of winter, and our sites are set on spring. The 2021 Spring/Summer Registration will open in a few weeks so start talking to your friends and neighbors to arrange signing up together. Keep an eye out for more details coming soon.


COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:

Avery Bomstad - Girls 08 Academy

Rainbows and Unicorns for the WIN at the 31st annual ALARC Ice Dive at the Port of Excelsior on January 1, 2021! 

Congrats to Avery for winning the costume contest!

The proceeds from this event help support South Lake Minnetonka Police and Fire and the Wounded Warrior Project. 

www.alarc.com


TONKA TIDBITS:

Sleep: One of the most vital components of your overall health. Along with nutrition and exercise, sleep is a primary pillar for complete wellness.

  • Sleep plays a key role in healing and repairing the physical body. Especially important for athletes, good sleep is essential in the recovery phase. 
  • Sleep allows your brain to recharge. Quality sleep is essential for students to maintain focus, engage in learning and improve academic performance.
  • Sleep is important in proper functioning of your body’s immune system. 

Get those ZZZs. It does a body, and mind, good!


#PLAYUNITED:

MISSION: Tonka United inspires and develops the youth of our communities through soccer by encouraging personal development and enabling healthier lives.

We train body and mind. 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. Passion and enjoyment is a natural by-product from a positive and fun experience playing soccer.


UPCOMING DATES:

  • January 10: College Advisory Program (virtual) Session: Recruiting during COVID
  • January 14: Competitive teams resume league games
  • January 20: Registration for Little Juniors PreSeason Skills Clinics opens
  • January 20: Registration for Recreation 2021 Spring/Summer season opens

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