>

Logo

Logo

ECNL Regional League

The continued collaboration between the Thorns FC, Thorns Academy, and our partner club, Westside Timbers, has allowed us the opportunity to expand our program offering to include the ECNL Regional League beginning with this upcoming season.

The ECNL Regional League is a platform, now offered on a Conference by Conference basis, to ECNL member Clubs. This offering allows clubs to expand their player pools by providing opportunities to the second-tier teams to train and compete at a higher level. 

Thorns Academy, in partnership with Westside Timbers, is proud to announce that they will join their Northwest conference partners in adding ECNL Regional teams for the 2021-22 season.

We are excited by this expansion and ability to increase the player pool for the Thorns Academy. This will increase opportunities for development and playing time and additional visibility for more players.

Team Formation

Thorns Academy ECNL Regional League teams will be formed at the U19, U17, U16, and U15 age groups for the 2021/2022 Season.   

  • The U19 team will play exclusively in the ECNL Regional League
  • The U17, U16, and U15 teams, in addition to playing in the ECNL Regional League, will also compete in the OYSA Premier Division and compete in State Cup under the Westside Timbers name

 

Overview and Benefits of Regional League

Players selected for the Regional League Teams will receive the following benefits:
 

  • Deeper Player pools offer the potential for increased playing opportunities between teams without affecting roster limits
  • ECNL Regional League games as Thorns Academy Regional League Team
  • OYSA League games U17, U16, and U15 teams as Westside Timbers Copa Team
  • OYSA State Cup U17, U16, and U15 teams
  • 2-3 training sessions per week
  • GK Training 
  • Live Streaming of games
  • Game analysis and video review
  • Player evaluations
  • Select Thorns Academy Programming
  • Select Players will have additional opportunites to train with Thorns Academy
  • Participation in up to 2 ECNL National Events with Regional League division
  • College Advising
  • Pre-Season Concussion Impact Testing
  • Visibility by the Thorns Academy coaching staff
  • Thorns FC Home Game Tickets

Tryout Schedule 2003/2004 (U19) Regional League

This team will be formed at the conclusion of the Thorns Academy Tryouts with a supplemental tryout held on May 23 in conjunction with the Westside Timbers tryouts.

Age Group Date Time Location Notes

 

2003/2004 (U19)

 

April 16

 

7:30 - 9:00pm

 

Providence Park

 

During Thorns Academy Tryouts

April 17 6:30 - 8:00pm Providence Park During Thorns Academy Tryouts

 

Tryout Schedule U15, U16, & U17

The U15, U16, and U17 teams will also play in the OYSA League, so in compliance with OYSA rules on team formation, we ask that players that want this opportunity to attend these tryouts.

 

Age Group Date Time Location

Note

2005 (U17)

May 23

TBD

TBD

In conjunction with Westside Timbers Tryouts

2006 (U16)

May 23

TBD

TBD

In conjunction with Westside Timbers Tryouts

2007 (U15)

May 3

In conjunction with Westside Timbers Tryouts

May 4

In conjunction with Westside Timbers Tryouts

U15, U16, U17

Players born 2007, 2006, 2005

If you wish to tryout just for the Thorns Academy Regional League Team and have not yet registered please register through the Westside Timbers registration link

Tryout for Regional League ONLY Registration
CLICK HERE

If you are registered for the Thorns Academy Tryouts and do not make the First Team you will automatically be registered for the Regional League Team Tryouts with Westside Timbers.

 

Coaching Staff

2003/2004 (U19) 

Esteban Llamosa
Cory Hand

2005 (U17)

Cory Hand - HC
Lauren Prott - AC

2006 (U16)

Cory Hand - HC
Samantha "Sam" Piccinini - AC

2007 (U15)

Nicole LaTourette - HC

ECNL Regional League Coaching Staff
Biographies

Tryouts

Regional League Tryouts

April 16 & 17
2003/2004 (U19) Tryouts
Team Selection

May 3 & 4
2007 (U15) Tryouts

Team Selection 

May 23
2006 & 2005 (U16 & U17) Tryouts
Team Selection 

May 23
2003/2004 (U19) Supplemental Tryout for Regional League
FINAL Team Selection

Players registered for the Thorns Academy tryouts April 16 – 19 
that are not offered spots on the Academy First Teams will automatically be registered for the Westside Timbers tryouts.