Pre Academy


Pre-Academy Overview

The Portland Thorns Pre-Academy is an elite training program for girls

Portland Thorns Pre-Academy - U11 & U12

The 2020/2021 season launched the Portland Thorns Pre-Academy as part of our overall Thorns Academy Program. The Pre-Academy Program is for select U11 & U12 players to begin training in preparation of joining the Portland Thorns Academy. This is a comprehensive, year-round program designed to develop and challenge these players.


Program Highlights

academy overview

2022/2023 Program Highlights

The 2022/2023 program will run May 2022 - April 2023

  • Twice weekly training by team coach (June-November)
  • Select trainings will be scheduled at Providence Park (Thorns FC stadium)
  • Tickets to Thorns FC Home Games as available (pending COVID-19 protocols)
  • Access to Portland Thorns Academy Coaching Staff
  • Access to Thorns Academy Programming
    • “Voice in Sports”
    • Thorns FC 1st Team Player and Coach Panels
    • Thorns Academy Player Mentorship Program
  • Scrimmages
  • Fall OYSA League Games (September-November)
  • Futsal Training
  • Twice weekly outdoor team training (January-April)
  • Spring OYSA League games (February-April)
  • OYSA State Cup entry fee (U11 and U12)
  • Providence Play Safe Injury Management Enrollment
  • TeamSnap Premium Subscription
  •  Player, coach, and team registration fees with governing association, 2022-2023 coaching salaries, field use and maintenance fees, field equipment, club overhead, the cost for the above included tournaments, league and referee fees.


Thorns Pre-Academy League

The Thorns Pre-Academy plays in the OYSA Timbers/Thorns League.

Teams will play in the Premier Gold Division both in the Fall League and the Spring League. 

Teams will compete the OYSA State Cup, held in April of each year.

Pre-Academy Information

For information regarding The Pre-Academy Program
and Tryouts please email:

Mike Smith


Thorns Pre-Academy

Thorns Pre-Academy

Age Groups

2022/2023 Season
As of May 2022

U12 - 2011
Born Jan 1, 2011- Dec 31, 2011

U11 - 2012
Born Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012

Players must Tryout to be considered for a spot on either of the Pre-Academy Teams.

Uniform Kit

Uniform Kits are available at
Tursi's Soccer Store

Tursi Soccer - DIRECTIONS
8805 SW Canyon Lane
Portland, OR 97225 

2022/2023 Uniform Kit
(2nd year of 2 year cycle)