Key People


Ted Kroeten

Artistic Director and Co-Founder

Ted leads the way in rethinking and delivering player development --always championing kids and possibilities based on his experienced, dedicated, and innovative soccer career.  Ted holds the highest level coaching diplomas including the Brazilian Institute of Futebol "A", United Coaches Master diploma, a FC Evolution Pro level, he has studied at the top academies around the world including Santos, Sao Paulo, Palmeiras, Fluminese, Cerra Porteno, FC Porto, Cali, Hajduk Split, Dinamo Zagreb. He is considered a leader in the understanding and the delivery of free play (street soccer), how it works and how to apply it to provide a healthier and more sustainable sport experience.  Ted is a sought after speaker and his many podcasts and interviews continue to inspire the next generation of coaches and players

Andrei Gotsmanov

General Manager


Andrei is dedicated to kids and providing an optimal environment due to his background as player and coach.


Victor Kasanexky


Victor is a long time inspirational leader in soccer. Original Thunder player and Minnesota soccer proponent, Victor has been determined to lead MN soccer in a better direction.