U9 Gold/White completes the Schwan's USA Cup undefeated, beating teams from Plymouth Soccer Association, North Metro Sidewinders, and Minnesota Thunder Academy.
Dustin Boyd, coach
U10 C2 boys coached by Chris Ehlen and Bruce DeWitt narrowly missed OT in the finals of the U11 flight at the Eden Prairie Kick Off. "The wind on Sunday afternoon was the deciding factor" said coach DeWitt. "Our boys played three games in one day against older kids with new rules and performed admirally" said coach Ehlen. Congratulations to the U10 Boys for a tourney well played.
U10 Gold Boys Win OATHS Award
The Orono U12 C1 girls had a successful weekend in the Eden Prairie Spring Kickoff Tournament going 4-0 and winning the championship in overtime. Orono had victories over PSA, Duluth, and Eden Prairie, and then faced Eden Prairie again in finals winning 3-2 in overtime. Good team play and physical defense was the key to the team’s success along with outstanding goalkeeping.
U12C3 Girls win EP Tourney
U12C3 Girls team won the Eden Prairie Spring Kickoff tournament last weekend. The girls played great; lost to Tonka on Sat, then went 5-1 over Edina, 2-0 over EP, and 2-1 in Overtime...some very exciting games!!
Thanks to Coach Schultz for his work with the team!
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.
- 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.