Portland Thorns Academy

Register NOW for Tryouts for the 2020/2021 Season

Portland Thorns Academy FC
Register by April 5 - Early Discount of $25

(2002/2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
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Portland Thorns Pre-Academy FC
Register by April 25 - Early Discount of $25
(2008, 2009, 2010)
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to concerns with the coronavirus (COVID-19)
all Activities have been CANCELLED through April 30th.

All fields are closed until at least April 28th.

US Soccer has cancelled all games including the Spring Showcase
through April 30th. They have also shut down their operations until that time.

ALL TRYOUT Dates are PRELIMINARY and as they are finalized. We will post and send out emails to all registered players.

TRYOUTS 2020/2021 Season

Portland Thorns Academy FC
Current Target for Tryouts is early May
Tryouts will be prior to OYSA Club Tryouts
Keep checking back for Dates & Locations

Players Registered for Tryouts will be notified by email

Portland Thorns Pre-Academy FC
Current Target for Tryouts is end of May
Tryouts will be same dates as OYSA Club Tryouts
Keep checking back for Dates & Locations

2020-2021 Coaching Staff Portland Thorns Academy FC

The Portland Thorns Academy FC is excited to share the upcoming staff
assignments for the 2020/2021 Season.

2020/2021 Season - Head Coaching Staff

  • Paul Karver U19 (2003/2002) Head Coach
  • Paul Karver U17 (2004) Head Coach
  • Chris Thurley U16 (2005) Head Coach
  • Tracy Nelson U15 (2006) Head Coach
  • Erin Grand U14 (2007) Head Coach

Laura Schott will continue as the Academy Director.

Cony Konstin will continue as the Academy Technical Director.

We are excited to add Paul Karver to the 20/21 staff. He most recently was the Head Coach
at Humboldt State University.

See the Coaching Staff page for his bio as well as the entire coaching staff.

Assistant Coaches are being finalized and will be announced soon.

Remember to register for tryouts CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Portland Thorns Academy FC 2020/2021 Season

The Portland Thorns Academy FC is excited to announce the 2020/2021 Season!

Women's soccer is an integral part of our community, being the home of the Portland Thorns FC, who rank 10th in overall attendance for both mens and womens U.S. Professional soccer and almost double the attendance of any club in the NWSL nationwide. We are a community that supports our home teams.

The Portland Thorns Academy FC was established in 2017 as an elite training program for girls and young women. Since our inception, we have continued to grow and strengthen our program to provide the best possible development.

Portland Thorns Academy FC - U14, U15, U16, U17, U19
2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003/2002

The difference between the Portland Thorns Academy FC and other programs is our holistic approach to player development and integration of attributes of the Portland Thorns FC to the training of these young athletes. The Portland Thorns Academy will have direct interaction with the Portland Thorns FC, which includes opportunities to observe their trainings, interaction with players, observation by First Team coaching staff, and tickets to Portland Thorns FC home games.

The Head Coaching Staff for the Portland Thorns Academy FC are all A or B licensed coaches.

The program is designed to provide elite player development for girls in the Pacific Northwest, with an emphasis on the state of Oregon. The Academy Program focuses on positively impacting players to assist in maximizing individual player development. MORE INFORMATION

Integrated into player development will be nutrition, sports psychology, strength conditioning, speed and agility, overall fitness, and increased training.

Portland Thorns Pre-Academy FC- U11, U12, U13
2010, 2009, 2008

In the 2020/2021 season we will be launching the Portland Thorns Pre-Academy as part of our overall program. The Training Program is for Identified U11, U12, and U13 players, to begin training in preparation of joining the Portland Thorns Academy FC. This will be a comprehensive year-round program designed to develop and challenge these players.

Portland Thorns Academy FC Mission

The goal for all Portland Thorns Academy and Pre-Academy youth players is to reach their peak performance as an elite, well rounded athlete. The focus will be on giving players the opportunity to earn collegiate scholarship offers, national team invites, and the chance to be drafted into the NWSL. In the 2019/2020 season alone, three Portland Thorns Academy FC players received invitations to National Camps.

US National U18 Team Camp

Posted Apr 19, 2018

The Portland Thorns Academy FC
U14, U15, U16, U17, and U19 teams will participate in the US Soccer Development Academy League for the 2020/2021 Season


Donations to the Portland Thorns Academy are welcome and Tax Deductible.
All Donations will be applied to the Financial Assistance Program.


College Commitments

Since the inception of the Portland Thorns Academy FC
24 Thorns Academy Players have made College Commitments . . .

See our College Commitment Page

U17 National Team


Olivia Moultrie
named to U17 National Team

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Portland Thorns Academy FC
would like to THANK the following Clubs for providing players for the

2019/2020 Thorns Academy

Academy of Soccer Excellence (ASE)

Bend FC Timbers


Capital FC Timbers

Corvallis Sports Club


Eastside Timbers


Eugene Timbers

FC Portland


Hood River Dynamos

NEU (now United PDX)

Pacific FC


Rogue Valley Timbers

San Juan

So Cal Blues


United PDX

Valley Revolution 00G (Alaska)

Washington Timbers

Wasilla Youth Soccer Association

Westside Timbers Soccer Club

Willamette United