The Program

Portland Thorns Academy Program

Coaching Staff

As an Academy program, we pride ourselves in having one of the highest qualified coaching staffs in the Northwest! 

  • SEVEN  USSF “A” licensed coaches
  • ONE USSF “B” candidate
  • THREE USSF “C” licensed coaches 

Services & Support

  • Sports Psychology Sessions - Staying Mentally Tough
  • Strength, Conditioning, and Injury Prevention Program
  • Sports Nutrition Planning
  • College Resource and Preparation Program
  • Social Media Training
  • Video taping of all League and National Event matches
  • Athletic Trainer at all Games
  • Video analysis access  
  • Game film and video review sessions
  • Individual development plans and evaluations
  • Providence Play Safe Injury Management enrollment
  • TeamSnap Premium Access
  • Coaching Staff will promote players to National Camp Scouts
  • Coaching Staff will promote players to College Scouts

Portland Thorns FC - First Team - OPPORTUNITIES

  • Training at Providence Park (home of the Portland Thorns and Portland Timbers professional teams)
  • Monthly opportunities to interact with Thorns FC players and coaching staff
  • Tickets to Thorns FC home games for players (when team is playing)
  • Game day analysis with coach for Thorns FC games
  • Thorns Academy recognition/introduction at Thorns FC home game
  • Opportunities to observe First Team training
  • First Team coaching staff will observe and run training sessions

Training

  • Training two times a week (July)
  • Training three times a week (August - June)
  • Futsal training