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

Portland Thorns Pre-Academy - U11 & U12

The 2020/2021 season launched the Portland Thorns Pre-ECNL as part of our overall Thorns Academy Program. The Pre-ECNL 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.

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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-ECNL League

The Thorns Pre-ECNL plays in the OYSA Timbers/Thorns League. Teams will compete the OYSA State Cup, held in April of each year.

Pre-ECNL Information

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


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
8805 SW Canyon Lane
Portland, OR 97225

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