Tryouts for the Traveling program:
U9-U11; Sat., July 19 (rain dates July 20-23)
U12-U18; Sun., July 26 and 27 (rain dates July 28-30)
To check for openings at this time send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are openings on these Traveling teams:
To inquire about these positions please contact Tamba Johnson: email@example.com
Registration for the Rec Program and United Camps will open up on March 1! Stay tuned for more details.
Below are the blackout dates for all winter training programs:
Futsal: 11/27 - 12/02 and 12/22 – 1/4
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
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:
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.
Blackout dates: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1,
Location: Augsburg Dome
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.
BOYS’ FIRST TEAM ALL METRO (All are seniors unless noted)
GIRLS’ FIRST TEAM ALL-METRO
Lizzie Schneeman, Cretin-Derham Hall: Improved vision and playmaking added to her game. Committed to Notre Dame.
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).