Portland Thorns Academy


We fully expect that all Academy players continue to excel on and off the field, including in
school and in the community. Therefore, each player is encouraged and supported in all aspects
of development; academic, social, psychological, and physiological. To achieve this, the Academy
will provide players with:

  • Opportunities to participate in community events
  • Participation in Timbers/Thorns "Stand Together" Program
  • Expert coaching staff and training techniques
  • Sports Psychology lessons
  • Nutrition classes
  • Social Media training
  • College advising from Thorns Academy staff
  • Opportunities to view Thorns training and games…seeing as much professional soccer as possible.
  • Players will receive tickets to the Thorns home games for being in the Academy.

Stand Together

With the help of local community partners and the city of Portland, the Portland Timbers, T2 and Portland Thorns FC presented their eighth annual Stand Together Week July 28 - August 3, 2019. The comprehensive, week-long community initiative supported dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city. Several of our Portland Thorns Academy players took part, giving back to the community in support of this event.


Community Volunteering

Oregon Food Bank

The U14 Portland Thorns Academy Soccer Team

Volunteered at The Oregon Food Bank
in Beaverton, Oregon
They packaged 4,816 pounds of food that provided 4,013 meals!

February 2, 2019