Minnesota Thunder's primary objective is to provide boys and girls a good quality, competitive and functional place to play spring and fall basketball. Our goal is for the kids 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 these athletes 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 participants 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 players 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.
Minnesota Thunder Basketball Program has been providing quality Spring and Fall youth basketball team experiences since 2000. During our first 18 seasons, our teams have enjoyed much success. Minnesota Thunder has had numerous teams win D-I AAU and MYAS Spring State Championships!!
Many Thunder basketball players have received scholarships to play college basketball at the D-1 and D-2 levels.
We have always tried to play each team at the correct level of difficulty to maximize competition so as to foster growth and improvement.