MN Thunder is holding open try outs for girls fall basketball on August 18th at Bloomington Jefferson HS. This is the 15th consecutive season offering youth fall basketball. 

        4th through 7th grades are 6-7:30.
        8th through 11th grades are 7:30-9.

Costs: $225 for 10 practice sessions on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-7:30 or 7:30-9, and 8 games played on 4 Sundays 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5

Checks for the seasons fees will be collected prior to the tryouts, but not cashed unless a roster spot is offered and accepted. All other checks are destroyed. Participants must be covered by insurance.

If you have any questions, please contact Thunder director Mark Rowland at


2014 season highlights

5th Grade MYAS Division 1 Champions

8th Grade MYAS Division 1 2nd place


2013 season highlights

7th Grade MYAS Division 1 Champions

10th\11th Grade MYAS Division 1 2nd place

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2012 season highlights

5th grade(10U) AAU State Champions & AAU National Championship participant

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2011 season highlights

4th grade MYAS D-I state champions!

8th grade MYAS 2nd place!

9th grade MYAS 3rd place!

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2010 season highlights

4th and 6th grade MYAS D-I state champions!
10th and 11th grade MYAS D-I Second place.

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Minnesota Thunder Girls Basketball Program has been providing a quality spring basketball experience since 2000. During our first 11 seasons, our teams have enjoyed much success. Minnesota Thunder has had 8 teams win D-I Spring State Championships!! Furthermore, the Thunder have had one or more teams in a D-I State Championship game 10 of the last 11 seasons.

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Minnesota Thunder's primary objective is to provide girls a good quality, competitive and functional place to play spring and summer basketball. Our goal is for the girls to return to their winter teams as better basketball players. We believe that by emphasizing teamwork, sound fundamentals, hustle and sportsmanship the player's interests are best served. Furthermore, we feel it is important to provide the opportunity for the girls to play for different coaches and with different players, thereby fostering friendships that can transcend their winter season rivalries. Our organization recognizes that some of our girls have goals of obtaining college scholarships. We understand that competing in national exposure tournaments are an important part of our commitment to the support of those goals. However, our main goal is helping the girls to improve their skills and knowledge of basketball which will enhance their joy in playing the game.

The Thunder will provide top quality coaches who are knowledgeable and capable teachers of the game. We will have some Division I and II teams. Historically we have put together select teams by invitation and we have numerous girls coming back from last years teams. In addition, we hold open tryouts for our new teams and/or to fill the remaining roster spots on existing teams. Please click on hand outs for detailed information on try outs, fees and registration. Please click on the links section to see tournaments our top teams have done in the past and are potential events for this season.

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Larry Goetzinger 763-218-8930

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President: Mark Rowland 952-828-9090

10365 Meade Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

2013 7th Grade Rowland win D1 MYAS State Championship

2013 7th Grade Rowland win D1 MYAS State Championship!

2013 10th-11th Grade May D1 MYAS 2nd Place

2013 10th-11th Grade May D1 MYAS 2nd Place

2012 5th Grade Bueckers win 10U AAU State Championship

2012 5th Grade Bueckers win 10U AAU State Championship!

6th Grade Rowland win first tournament of the 2012

2012 6th Grade Rowland win first tournament!

2011 10U 4th Grade Bueckers MYAS D1 Champions

2011 4th Grade Bueckers MYAS D1 Champions!