Club Contacts
MTA Office and Mailing Address
MN Thunder Academy
Suite #205
6607 18th Ave S 
Richfield, MN 55423

 

Contacts:
Girls Elite - Danny Stolien
Boys Elite - Rob Zahl
North Metro - info@mnthunderacademy.org
East Metro - Bulut Ozturk
South Metro - Rob Zahl 

West Metro - Mark Yueill

MTA Administrator - admin@mnthunderacademy.org

Registrar

MTA Coaching Staff
 

Directors

Danny Storlien-USSF ’A’, NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF National ’Y’
Girls Elite Director
Email: dstorlien@mnthunderacademy.org
Team: ECNL Girls
 
Rob Zahl - USSF ’B’ License
Boys Elite Director
Email: rzahl@mnthunderacademy.org
Teams: DA Boys
 
Balut Ozturk USSF 'B' License
East Director
 
Dane Obermeyer USSF 'B' License
South Director 
 
Girl’s Elite Coaches

1998/99 ECNL/MYSA Premier
Danny Storlien 
USSF A License, USSF Youth License, NSCAA Premier License, KNVB Coaching Certification, Masters in Education, Masters in Athletic Administration.  Bloomington Jefferson HS Teacher and HS Boys Soccer Coach (State Champions 2004, 5 time Boys AA State Coach of the Year).  Former Professional Men’s Assistant Coach with Minnesota Thunder, Former Semi Professional Women’s Head Coach with Minnesota Lightning, Former Region II ODP Staff Coach, Former Athletic Director Jefferson HS.  15 time Minnesota State Cup Champion Coach, 2 time Region II Champion, 2 time National Runner Up. Played college soccer DI UW-Green Bay and DIII Saint Mary’s.  Played HS Soccer at Park Cottage Grove (State Runner Up).  Captain of both college and high school team.  

1998/99 MYSA Premier 
Balut Ozturk
USSF B License, Eagan HS Head Coach

1999 ECNL/MYSA Premier
Mike Friendt

2000 ECNL/MYSA Premier
David Alberti
USSF B License, 28 years coaching experience, 11 years High School Varsity Coach (St. Cloud Tech, Armstrong, Holy Angels), 3 Years Collegiate Coach at St. Olaf College.
2015 ECNL North American Cup National Champions, 2016 Region II Semi-Finalist, 8 State Championships, 18 League Championships, 1998 Section 2AA High School Coach of the Year. Has coached 5 Minnesota Ms. Soccer Award recipients, 6 Gatorade Players of the Year, 6 High School All-Americans, 66 current Division I players, 200+ players who played collegiate soccer. Played club college soccer at St. Cloud State University and high school soccer at Eden Prairie.


2000 MYSA Premier
Chris Citowicki USSF C License Saint Catherines Head Coach

2001 ECNL/MYSA Premier
David Alberti
USSF B License, 28 years coaching experience, 11 years High School Varsity Coach (St. Cloud Tech, Armstrong, Holy Angels), 3 Years Collegiate Coach at St. Olaf College.
 2015 ECNL North American Cup National Champions, Region II Semi-Finalist, 8 State Championships, 18 League Championships, 1998 Section 2AA High School Coach of the Year. Has coached 5 Minnesota Ms. Soccer Award recipients, 6 Gatorade Players of the Year, 6 High School All-Americans, 66 current Division I players, 200+ players who played collegiate soccer. Played club college soccer at St. Cloud State University and high school soccer at Eden Prairie.

2001 MYSA Premier
Meghan Schoebrel
USSF B License

2002 ECNL/MYSA Premier
Danny Storlien
USSF A License, USSF Youth License, NSCAA Premier License, KNVB Coaching Certification, Masters in Education, Masters in Athletic Administration.  Bloomington Jefferson Teacher and HS Boys Soccer Coach (State Champions 2004, 5 time Boys AA State Coach of the Year).  Former Professional Men’s Assistant Coach with Minnesota Thunder, Former Semi Professional Women’s Coach with Minnesota Lightning, Former Region II ODP Staff Coach, Former Athletic Director Jefferson HS.  15 time Minnesota State Cup Champion Coach, 2 time Region II Champion, 2 time National Runner Up. Played college soccer DI UW-Green Bay and DIII Saint Mary’s.  Played HS Soccer at Park Cottage Grove (State Runner Up).  Captain of both college and high school team.


2002 MYSA Premier
Dane Obermeyer
USSF B License

2003 ECNL/MYSA C1
Dane Obermeyer
USSF B License

2003 MYSA C1
Sean Cochran

2004 MYSA C1
Balut Ozturk
USSF B License

2004 MYSA C1
John Engen

Staff Coach
Yong Kim

Staff Coach
Dave Golan
USSF A License
NSCAA Advanced National
US Soccer Developmental Scout for Boys U14-U20 Youth National Teams
Former head men’s coach - University of Evansville and Appalachian State University,
Assistant Coach University of South Carolina (Men)
Former college players have represented the US in the World Cup, Olympics, World University Games, U 20 World Championships and have played professionally in the MLS, German Bundesliga, Icelandic and Greek premier leagues
Played College Soccer for the University of South Carolina (1989 College Cup Final Four)
Married to Stefanie Golan, University of Minnesota, Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Goalkeeper Coach
Terry Leiendecker
USSF B License, Former Goalkeeper coach with MN Thunder Men’s professional soccer team, Former Goalkeeper for MN Strikers professional soccer team, Played for team USA at the World University Games (Kobe Japan),  Former boys high school Varsity coach Chaska and St. Louis Park 15 years). Played college soccer as a 4 year starter @ St. John’s University, Holds MIAC and NCAA goalkeeping records..Played High school soccer at St. Louis Park. Captain of both High School and College team.
Currently employed at Ameriprise Financial, as a Franchise Field VIce President. 


Boy’s Elite Coaches

Rob Zahl
USSF B License

Mark Yueill 
USSF C License

John Swallen

Ralph Akale

Todd Farrington 
 USSF C License, NSCAA GK I& II. Head Boys’ Coach Rosemount High School and member of MTA Elite Boys’ staff, Former Head Girls’ Coach Rosemount, Assistant Girls’ Coach Burnsville and Roseville Area HS, Former Assistant Men’s and Women’s coach at Augsburg College, Former MN State ODP staff. Special Education teacher in ISD #196. Played high school soccer at Burnsville and college soccer at the University of St Thomas.