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 will be helped academically and administratively to achieve their goals and we will approach all of our young players in a way that nurtures them with regard to all aspects of development; academic, social, psychological, and physiological. Our staff and administration will be showcasing each player with a mind to get them into the college soccer program that they desire. To achieve this, the Academy will provide players with:

  • A professional training environment and access to professional team
  • Higher level of competition for experience
  • Expert coaching staff and training techniques
  • Sports Psychology lessons
  • USSF Showcase Tournaments in FL, NC, and CA for increased exposure
  • College advising from staff and first team members
  • Working opportunities with the Timbers and Thorns Camp program
  • 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.)

Community Volunteering


The U14 Thorns DA 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