Portland Thorns Academy

Portland Thorns Pre-Academy Tryouts

Portland Thorns Pre-Academy

Tryouts will be scheduled the same dates as OYSA Club Tryouts
These are currently targeted for the week of July 6th

However this is a moving target!

2010 (U11) - 2009 (U12)

Watch our Website for Tryout Updates


Portland Thorns Pre-Academy FC

Portland Thorns Pre-Academy - U11, U12

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 players, to begin training in preparation of joining the Portland Thorns Academy. This will be a comprehensive year-round program designed to develop and challenge these players.

Portland Thorns Academy 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.

Program Highlights

What is the Portland Thorns Pre-Academy Program

Our program runs from June 2020 through April 2021

  • All Head Coaches are USSF A, B, or C licensed
  • Twice weekly training by team coach (May-November)
  • Special Trainings will be scheduled at Providence Park
  • Tickets to Thorns FC Home Games
  • Guidance & access to Portland Thorns Academy USSF "A" Licensed Coaching Staff
  • Video Review Sessions
  • Sports Nutrition Guidance
  • Guaranteed Scrimmages
  • Fall OYSA League Games (September-November)
  • Futsal Training 3x each month for 6 months
  • Soccer School - extra technical training included
  • Twice weekly outdoor team training (January-April)
  • Spring OYSA League games (February-April)
  • OYSA State Cup entry fee
  • Providence Play Safe Injury Management Enrollment
  • TeamSnap Premium Subscription
  • Player, coach, and team registration fees with governing association; 2020-2021 coaching salaries; field use and maintenance fees; field equipment; club overhead; the cost for the above included tournaments, league and referee fees.
Program Overview & Uniform Kit

Coming SOON - What was posted was PRIOR to the COVID-19 Issues and the due dates that were posted were prior to the shutdown. It was left up just give families an idea of the costs - we are updating it with TBD due dates.

Overview of Pre-Academy - Costs for the Program

Portland Thorns Pre-Academy Uniform Kit
Players will wear same Uniform Kit as the Portland Thorns Academy


Portland Thorns Pre-Academy General Information and help with Registration:


(971) 245-5189

2009 - U12 Head Coach

Linus Rhode
Heach Coach 2009
USSF A License

2010- U11 Head Coach

Duccio Tagliaferri
Head Coach 2010
USSF C License "Candidate"

2020/2021 Age Groups

Teams for the 2020/2021 Season will be formed in the following age groups

U12 - 2009

U11 - 2010

Players must Tryout to be considered for a Spot on a Pre-Academy Team.