Portland Thorns Academy Mission


The Portland Thorns Academy encompasses a holistic and goal-driven program to empower female athletes to maximize their potential, build confidence, and create leaders.  Our integrated approach is focused on providing a pathway to collegiate, professional, and national team opportunities.

2021/22 Tryouts & Coaching Staff








The Thorns Academy is pleased to announce

The 2021/2022 Head Coaching Staff

Thorns Academy Announcement


Tracy Nelson
Academy Director

Announced March 18, 2021

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Thorns Academy

Thorns Academy

Portland Thorns Academy - U13 - U19

Portland Thorns Academy Program

Thorns Pre-Academy

Thorns Pre-Academy

Portland Thorns Pre-Academy - U11 & U12
2010 & 2011

Portland Thorns Pre-Academy has been launched in the 2020/2021 Season, as part of our overall program.


Best of Oregon

Best of Oregon

We want to thank all those that participated in the Best of Oregon Virtual Event on Saturday, February 27th! Your support of the Thorns Academy is greatly appreciated.  

U11 & U12 Pre Academy Supplemental

Thorns Pre-Academy.

Supplemental Tryouts

2011 (U11) Age Group

2010 (U12) Age Group 

May 19 



Thorns Academy Programming

Thorns Academy's Holistic Approach includes programming sessions like . . .

"What Drives Success"

Thorns FC Players and Staff Core Value Series

"Building Resilience"

Dr. Rene Pirkl


Dr. Jennifer Tuttle

"Strength & Conditioning"

Garga Caserta


COVID Support

Please Support our Thorns Academy Family businesses during COVID-19

Kelly McCollum

(215) 380-6767

"We've seen a big demand for hands-on science experiments from parents who are now homeschooling their children since schools have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, we're sending out free science experiments weekly to our email list. These experiments can also be accessed on our website blog. We're also donating 10% of profits from all website sales to the Oregon Food Bank to support their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic." - Kelly McCollum

Training with Portland Thorns FC

Training with Portland Thorns FC 1st Team








Thorns Academy Players
Currently Training with 1st Team

Haley Miller

Ellie Felt

Chloe Harris



ECNL Leaders Play Here

ECNL Leaders Play Here

Smile Org


Contact Us


For questions or more information regarding Portland
Thorns Academy and Portland Thorns Pre-Academy
Coaching Opportunities:

Email: info@portlandthornsacademy.org
Phone: (971) 245-5189

4840 SW Western Ave, Suite 1000
Beaverton, OR 97005