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 field teams in 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

U15, U16, U17, U19

Players born 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

If you wish to tryout for a Thorns Academy Regional League Team 

please contact: Cory Hand


Coaching Staff

2003/2004 (U19) 

Esteban Llamosa - HC
Rachele Morely - AC

2005 (U17)

Roberto Maestretti - HC

2006 (U16)

Cory Hand - HC
Sophia French - AC

2007 (U15)

Nicole LaTourette - HC
Megan Owen - AC