Portland Thorns Academy

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College Commitments

Over the 2 years that the Portland Thorns Academy has existed 24 girls have College Commitments . . .

See our College Commitment Page

U14 DA Team Volunteers at Food Bank

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

Posted Apr 19, 2018

The Portland Thorns FC Academy program uses a holistic approach in the development of players with thorough information on nutrition, sports psychology, strength conditioning, speed and agility. The goal for all Thorns youth players is to reach the top of the developmental pyramid (included below). From the academy, players will have the opportunity to advance to college or to the Thorns WPSL team (coming soon), a team made up of Thorns first-team reserve players and college players. From there, players will have the opportunity to earn collegiate scholarship offers, national team invites and have the chance to be drafted into the NWSL. Our top quality coaching and supporting staff have teamed up with members of the Thorns first team (both players and coaches) to establish the best tactics possible for our program.

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2019/2020 Tryouts


Registration opening in March

Coaching Staff

2018/2019 Staff

Laura Schott
Academy Director

Chris Thurley
(A License)
HC - 2000/2001(U19)

Laura Schott
(B License)
HC - 2002/2003 (U17)

Laura Schott
(B License)
HC - 2004 (U15)

Tracy Nelson
(A License)
HC 2005/2006 (U14)

Kyle Steinbaugh
(A License)
Assistant Coach
2002/2003 (U17)
2004 (U15)

Sophie Clough
(B License and Thorns FC assistant coach)
Assistant Staff Coach