Portland Thorns Academy

Thorns Academy Values

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.

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
  • Mentorship Program with the Pre-Academy players

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.