Saturday June 29 Updates:
Field Change - Red 22 is now Blue 3
Tournament Headquarters is at Red Fields
Welcome to the 2013
Minnesota Thunder Academy
Summer College Showcase
Boys & Girls U15-U17
June 28-30, 2013
Sponsored by Nike
The Minnesota Thunder Academy is pleased to invite your team to apply to the 6th Annual Minnesota Thunder Academy College Showcase.
The Minnesota Thunder Academy College Showcase is geared to provide club teams a true showcase environment that will aid in your players being see by college coaches from Division I, II, III, and NAIA schools in the Midwest Region.
Click for a list of the men's and women's coaches for the 2012 event.
Each player will have a personal profile created and put in the hands of the attending college coaching staff's.
The Minnesota Thunder Academy College Showcase is an invitational event for Boys and Girls soccer players who want to play at the collegiate level. USSF affiliated teams in the U15, U16, and U17 age groups registered for the 2012-2013 season are eligible for acceptance.
Minnesota Thunder Academy
Registration Now Open
Each team is required to check-in at the Tournament Headquarter Tent located at the Bielenberg Sports Complex between Blue 3 and 4 fields. All teams must register one hour prior to the start of their first game. Check-in includes presentation of an official team roster, permission to travel forms (out of state teams only), medical release forms and player passes which will be checked against the roster. Non-US Youth Soccer teams must provide proof of insurance at check in. Teams should confirm game times at Tournament Headquarters. This is a Showcase event therefore standings will not be kept or awards given.
U15 teams are allowed a maximum of 18 players, U16, U17 teams are allowed a maximum of 22 players on their roster, but must designate 18 players eligible before each match. Only 18 players are allowed to dress for each match. Teams of all age groups may roster up to 5 guest players. Guest players must play at the same or an older age level. Rosters are frozen as of check-in. All players must have current player passes – NO PASS - NO PLAY. The coach or team manager must have a copy of medical release forms in his or her possession for each player and Non US Youth Soccer teams must keep proof of insurance. A player can only be rostered on one team.
Laws of the game
We will be enforcing the FIFA laws of the game as modified by MYSA (see http://www.mnyouthsoccer.org/publications/rules.cfm)
Length of games will be:
U15 – two 40 minute halves
U16 – two 40 minute halves
U17 – two 45 minute halves
Each game will have a 10-minute break at half time – weather permitting
Home team wears light jersey and light socks
Away team wears dark jersey and dark socks
All teams are allowed unlimited number of substitutions from their match roster. These substitutions may be made with the consent of the referee at the following times:
Prior to a goal kick by either team
After a goal by either team
After an injury by either team when the referee stops play
At half time
Prior to a throw in (The team in possession of the ball for a throw-in may substitute. If the team in possession of the ball chooses to substitute, the opposing team may also substitute at that time)
Referees must be currently registered with USSF. 3 Referees are assigned for all matches. Teams should be prepared, however, to provide a “club lines person” if necessary.
We will be enforcing the MN Thunder Academy Policy as defined by MYSA on concussions:
This tournament, held by the MN Thunder Academy West and sanctioned by the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, requires compliance with Minnesota Statue 121A.37 in accordance with the MN Thunder Academy West and MYSA Concussion Policies. All participating coaches and referees are required to take concussion training. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a free, online course entitled Concussion Training for Coaches (and referees), accessible by the following link:
Copies of the Minnesota state statute and MYSA concussion policies are available at www.mnyouthsoccer.org/programs/concussions.cfm