South Metro
Farmington & Surrounding Suburbs

The Minnesota Thunder Academy South Metro program is the newest Regional Academy.  MTA runs 6 Regional Academies in the Twin Cities (North, East, South, South Metro, West, Urban).

  • Elite Juniors (Age 8-12 Boys/Girls)
  • Competitive (Age 8-19 Boys/Girls)
  • Recreational (Age 3-12 Boys/Girls)

South Metro Competitive Director: Jason Obarski

Phone: 612-720-8436

South Metro Jrs Elite Girls Director: Andy Kaasa
Phone: 651-315-0285

South Metro Jrs Elite Boys Director: Rob Zahl

Phone: 651-336-2783 

Interested in Joining?
The South Metro Academy is open to all interested recreational (U4-U18) players regardless of current ability and playing level.

Why MTA South Metro?

Player Development

  • MTA South Metro players will be coached by the Minnesota Thunder Academy Staff
  • The Minnesota Thunder Academy is recognized by US Soccer and US Club Soccer as having the best player development program in the state of Minnesota.
  • Licensed Coaches- MTA has the most Nationally Licensed coaches in the state of Minnesota.
  • Consistent development focus and age/skill appropriate curriculum.
  • More training opportunities in the Farmington and South Metro Areas
  • MTA Club Festivals


  • MTA has the office staff and set up to create, communicate, and deliver organized programs to the residents of Farmington and the surrounding metro areas.
  • Field coordination
  • Volunteers encouraged but not necessary


  • MTA has access to the best facilities in Farmington and the surrounding metro area.

Cost Efficiency

  • MTA is able to offer our high quality programming at a fraction of the cost that clubs pay their Coaching Directors and Staff coaches because our Coaches and Directors are a part of the larger MTA program.