Junior Development

Spring-Summer Season: Junior Development

Players: 1st & 2nd Grade

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR WAITLIST ONLY

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.


2021 SEASON SCHEDULE

Start: Week of April 26, 2021 - Kick Off Week 
Weekly Game Night: See below 
Game Location: St. Therese of Deephaven

Game Times (ST): 5:30pm OR 6:30pm 

Game Location: Freeman Park

Game Times (F): 5:45pm OR 7:15pm

Weekly Practice Night: TBD by coach 
Practice Location: TBD by coach

Picture Day: May 1, 2021
End: June 26, 2021 - Tonka Blast Event

Game Nights

Grade Game Nights Location
 1st Grade Boys  Monday  St. Therese OR Freeman Park
 1st Grade Girls  Wednesday  St. Therese OR Freeman Park
 2nd Grade Boys  Thursday  St. Therese OR Freeman Park
 2nd Grade Girls  Tuesday  St. Therese OR Freeman Park

More Schedule Details

  • The season schedule will be released at the beginning of April.
  • Games will be played one night per week on Monday - Thursday nights.
  • The season will start during the last week of April with Kickoff Week - 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 season-ending festival, on Saturday, June 26th. 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 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. 
  • 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.

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. 


COST

Junior Development: $150

Note that this does not include the cost of uniforms. Players must have the CURRENT uniform kit before the season begins.

A $30 late fee applies after season registration closes.

Junior Development Skills Clinics: $60 (includes a t-shirt)