Thorns Academy Values

Integrated into the Thorns Academy Programming are activities focused on the Core Values for the Academy.  Watch our Social Media for updated posts.

Growth Mindset

Portland Thorns Academy players believe their success requires not only talent, but dedication and hard work, to maximize their potential and to continue to grow as a player and as an individual.  They have the desire to be leaders and role models in athletics and their personal lives.

Character and Integrity

Portland Thorns Academy players exhibit integrity, compassion, and professionalism,  on and off the field. They treat everyone with respect, and positively represent themselves and the organization in the community.

Self-Motivated

Portland Thorns Academy players have the ability to be self-motivated in the pursuit of individual and team excellence, even in the face of adversity.   

Team Player

Portland Thorns Academy players have the desire to be an integral part of their team and the program. They strive to work well with others and support their teammates, coaches and the program. They believe that through teamwork, players and coaches can support each other in attaining team, program and individual goals.