U12 boys coached by Alan Overturf competed recently in Kansas City, MO. "Although we came up short 2-4 in our last game, the team broke the ice by getting some goals and showing a better attack" said Coach Overturf. "The team had a great time and really enjoyed the out of state tournament," added DOC Prindle. The U12 Boys have officially kicked off the Summer 2014 season!
U13 C1 Girls Win OATHS Award
The Orono Thunder SC would like to congratulate the Fall 2013 U13 C1 Girls for winning the OATHS award for good sportsmanship. This is a distinguished award presented by MYSA to one team at each level and gender in the state. It is a season long evaluation that evaluates coaches, players and parents for their sportsmanship. The team is coached by Alex Nord and managed by Summer Taylor and Kristin Giovanis. Congratulations to the U13 C1 Girls for a job well done! (Not pictured - Maddy DeWitt and Sonja Squires)
U10 Gold Boys Win OATHS Award
The Orono Thunder SC would like to congratulate the Fall 2013 U10 Gold Boys for winning the OATHS award for good sportsmanship. This is a distinguished award presented by MYSA to one team at each level and gender in the state. It is a season long evaluation that evaluates coaches, players and parents for their sportsmanship. The team is coached by Mike Adair and managed by Jouko Sipila. Congratulations to the U10 Gold Boys for a job well done!
The Orono U11 boys completed their highly successful season on a positive note finishing runner up in the State Tournament.The team lost 5-1 in the championship to Lakeville after being ahead 1-0 at the half. The game just didn't go their way in 2nd half when they had opportunities. They played hard though against a very good team, and it was a great experience.
"We had a fun season with a lot of accomplishments, including a 16-2 season and first seed in state. The team also enjoyed a 1st place EP tourney finish in May, lots of skills emphasis at practice, break out plays, strategy, a 4-mile endurance run, beep test, skills circuit challenge, all with a very dedicated group of teammates, friends, and families. Thanks Orono Soccer Club for your support of our team and experience." Allen Overturf, coach
The Orono U11 C1 girls competed in the Schwan’s USA Cup July 16-20. After 7 games in 5 days, they finished as Runner Up in the top Gold Division with victories over teams from Chicago, Winnipeg, and various Minnesota teams. They lost in the championship game 3-1 to a strong team from Toronto, Canada. The USA Cup is the largest International Youth Soccer tournament in the world with over 900 teams across all age groups competing from all over the world. This year the girls were fortunate to get to watch older teams from Japan, Denmark, Uganda, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Mexico. They learned quite a bit just seeing the different styles of play.
Congratulations to the U16 boys for winning their league by beating Wayzata, Eden Prairie, Kelix, Minnetonka and Waconia earning a promotion to C1! Their hard work and dedication has finally paid off!!
The Orono Thunder Soccer club is happy to announce the hiring of our new Director of Coaching Pat Prindle.
Pat comes to us with a vast variety of experience in coaching and playing soccer. Pat started his career as a player and Captain at Hopkins HS and went on to play Club at the University of Minnesota for a season. He then began his coaching career and has held many position ranging from master coach, technical director and asst director at local clubs. He has also been a varsity soccer coach at Roseville HS and currently the coaching director for the Chaska High School soccer program. Pat currently holds his C license through USSF and his National, advanced National and Premiere License through NSCAA.
"I am personally excited to have the opportunity to work with the players and community of Orono as we look to focus on player and coach development to ensure that we are providing an atmosphere that athletes can thrive in."
U9 Maroon Girls finish 2-1 at the Tonka Splash Tournament
The Orono U9 Maroon Girls had a great weekend going 2-1 at the Tonka Splash. They beat PSA and Fargo, and lost a tough one to Minnetonka where Orono dominated the entire game. Awesome goalie and defensive play held opponents to a total of 3 goals over the weekend. Goaltenders were Tess B., Olivia B., Greta D. and Peyton U. Great offensive playmaking was sparked by Faith M., Iyla R., Nora C., and Megan K. All around stellar play at both offense and defense was provided by Halle F., Kaitlin R., and Phoebe A. The success of the weekend was a total team effort with significant contributions from every player!
U16 Boys team places first at the N.E.S.A. Tournament
After a fourth place at the NSC Cup two weeks ago, the U16 Boys team returned to the N.E.S.A. tournament this year to try to better their second place result from last season.
Needing a win in the third game and having only 11 players; the boys played themselves into the championship game.
The final was 1-1 at the end of regulation. Our victory was sealed in the tenth penalty kick. WOW!
Orono U11 C1 Girls take first place in the Iowa Just For Girls Tournament
The Orono U11 C1 Girls took first place in the Iowa Just For Girls Tournament April 27-28 in Des Moines, Iowa. The team traveled south with the hopes of getting a few games in on the grass before the MYSA season started. They played teams from all over Iowa and ended up with 5 games in just two days (whew!). The Orono girls outscored their opponents 18-5 in the summer-like weather and got a good dose of team-bonding and sunburn to begin the year.
To promote, foster and perpetuate the sport of soccer and to engage in such activities that may be related to the sport including but not limited to, the organization of soccer teams and the organization and promotion of events for soccer.
The May meeting will not include a member forum as the Board is using this time as a strategy planning session.
- Ages U9 through U17 in the spring/summer season.
- More information can be found here: www.oronothunder.org/page/show/341378-travel
- Ages U9 - U14
- Weekend games only, practice during week.
- Season includes the 5 weeks following Labor Day. Pre-season activites begin Aug.
- Age 4 (Pre-K) through 2nd grade. Additional information for rec soccer can be found here: http://www.oronothunder.org/page/show/341604-recreational-program-faq
- Age 4 (Pre-K) through 5th grade.
- 2-3 meetings per week, one of which is on the weekend.
All Orono Coaches and Managers are required to complete on-line training for concussions provided by the US CDC. Parents are encouraged to learn more on concussions and to take the on-line training to help identify and treat concussions.
CDC information and on-line training
The MYSA policy can be found under our resource tab - policies.