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Christmas Fundraising Camp for John Sylvester and Gavin Pugh

Please help support a fundraising effort for our beloved former girls coaching director and coach, John Sylvester and Gavin Pugh.  Both have been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and are in the mid-stages of the disease, both in a wheelchair and facing major medical expenses coming up.  They have both been very active in the Minnesota Soccer Community for many years as coaching directors, ODP coaches, High School coaches, MYSA Clinicians, Professional Players with the Minnesota Thunder and well respected and well liked coaches who brought a lot of honor to our game. 

THE CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISING CAMP will be held at Champions Hall in Eden Prairie (off of Highway 169 and Crosstown) Mon., December 29 – Thurs., Jan 1st (4 days) from 9:30AM-12:00PM, costs is $100.  This is a great chance for your player to get out of the house after Christmas and the Holidays, get some exercise and get away from the electronics!!  It will be a great soccer camp with lots of Skill Training, Skill Competitions and a running Tournament so players will get plenty of playing time!

  • DONATIONS ARE NEEDED: large or small donations will be collected to use in a raffle. The money raise will provide additional funds for John and Gavin. Contact Simon Whitehead beforehand.

To sign up for the camp, parents can go directly to www.coerverminnesota.com

Direct all questions to: Simon Whitehead, Director Coerver Coaching MN and WI, www.coerverminnesota.com, 952-220-1060 (direct)


Goalkeeper needed for U14 C1 Boy's Team

The U14 C1 boy's team is looking for a goalkeeper. To inquire about this position please contact Tamba Johnson: tambaj13@yahoo.com


 

 


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U18 Premier Boys Tryouts

Tryouts will be held for the U18 Premier Boy’s team on Sat., Dec. 20 at the West St. Paul dome from 2:40-4:20 PM. Address: 1655 Livingston Ave., West Saint Paul, MN 55118 (http://tinyurl.com/nxufe4g)

 Please direct all questions to Tamba Johnson: tambaj13@yahoo.com


Blackout dates

Below are the blackout dates for all winter training programs:

YWCA

Futsal: 11/27 - 12/02 and 12/22 – 1/4

 

AUGSBURG

Team training: 12/27, 12/28, 2/22, 3/07

Tues extra training: 12/23, 12/30

Thurs. skills/keeper training: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1

Fri. Development League: 12/26, 3/6

 

WEST ST. PAUL DOME:

Team training: 11/29, 12/13, 12/27, 2/14


GO MU!

Minneapolis United Names New Coaching Directors!

Minneapolis United’s Travel Soccer Program has experienced significant success and growth over the past several years.  To better position the Club for continued future success, the Board is adjusting the structure of the coaching directors.  Historically, the Club has been divided into a Boys Program and a Girls Program with a coaching director responsible for the quality and success of each program.  With significant growth, MU now has in excess of 60 traveling teams.  The Board feels that 30+ teams are too many for a single coaching director to adequately oversee.  So, effective immediately, the Board will realign the coaching directors to be responsible for specific playing levels.   The Board believes that the new structure will enhance the development and success of all players and teams.   

 

At the Premier and C1 playing levels, the Club recognizes the tremendous success the Boys Program has had over the last several years culminating in 2014 with 7 boys’ teams playing in the State Cup Finals and 5 boys’ teams advancing to Regionals.  Tamba Johnson has been asked to build upon the success he has achieved with the boys teams by also taking on responsibility for the development and success of the girls Premier and C1 teams.   

 

One of the takeaways the Board received from the club wide survey conducted last year was that C2 and C3 players want a higher quality offering that provides tailored training and playing opportunities that are more consistent across teams.   To accomplish this goal, the Board is pleased to announce that Ben Linder will be the new C2/C3 Coaching Director focusing exclusively on needs and development of C2 & C3 players and teams.  If you are not familiar with Ben, he has a long history of playing and coaching soccer.  A copy of his resume can be found on the website: http://www.minneapolisunited.org/page/show/1231775-coaching-directors

 

The Board recognizes that MU’s future success is dependent upon the development of its youngest players.   To enhance the development and success of our youngest players, the Board will be adding a new coaching director that will focus exclusively on U11 and younger player development.   

 

We are pleased to announce the following new Coaching Directors and areas of responsibility:

 

Tamba Johnson, Coaching Director for U12 – U18 Premier & C1 Boys and Girls Teams    

Ben Linder, Coaching Director for U12 – U18 C2 & C3 Boys and Girls Teams

 

TBD, Youth Coaching Director for U11 and younger Boys and Girls Teams


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Free Goalkeeper Training!

Starts Thursday, November 20th - Registration required

This training is free to all u12-u18 traveling keepers who are rostered on an MU team and registered for the 2015 summer season.

Dates: 11/20-3/19

Blackout dates: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1,

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm 

Location: Augsburg Dome

Ages: U12-U18

Register here:

https://minneapolisunited.sportngin.com/register/form/736758245

Congratulations to All-Metro players!

Congratulations to the boys and girls from MU that made the All-Metro team. This is a great honor to be recognized as a high school standout. Special recognition to Suad Suljic as he was named Metro Player of the year and All-American. His recognition continues MU's streak of Boys Player's of the year. Suad joins Zach Nieburger (2013 Metro Player of year, 2013 Mr. Soccer, State Gatorade player of year, NSCAA All-American) and Elliot Cassutt (2012 Mr Soccer, Pioneer press player of the year , State Gatorade player of year, NSCAA All-American, State's All Time Leading Scorer) as recent MU Players of the year.

Go MU!

BOYS’ FIRST TEAM ALL METRO (All are seniors unless noted)
FORWARDS/MIDFIELDERS:

  • Suad Suljic, Minnetonka, jr.: The Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year served as the catalyst for the Skippers.
  • Aidan Clemence, Minneapolis Washburn: Led the state with 20 assists in the regular season. Tremendous touch on passes.
  • Will Kidd, St. Paul Como Park: Classy player led Cougars back to the Class 1A state tournament.

GOALKEEPER

  • Kyle Lamott, Eastview: Two-time Metro first team selection posted best statistical season of stellar career.

GIRLS’ FIRST TEAM ALL-METRO
FORWARD:

Lizzie Schneeman, Cretin-Derham Hall: Improved vision and playmaking added to her game. Committed to Notre Dame.

MU t-shirt for sale

Planet Soccer is selling MU Spirit Wear items and other MU apparel at their store on Lyndale Ave. Included is a special high quality moisture wicking t-shirt for $30. Available in adult and youth sizes for players and for club fans and supporters to wear while working out and also casually to games to support MU.  This is a great gift item for players and fans of all ages! All proceeds from the sale of this t-shirt and spirit wear items will benefit the John Sylvester Champions Fund (MU’s financial aid fund that benefits players who need assistance paying their fees).

Upcoming Club Events

  • Dec
  • 20
U18 Premier boys tryouts
  • Jan
  • 8
Thursday Skills session 2 begins
  • Feb
  • 5
Thursday Skills session 3 begins
  • Mar
  • 5
Thursday Skills session 4 begins