ECNL Regional League

In 2018 Portland Thorns FC and Westside Timbers began a partnership – the Portland Thorns Academy.

 

The purpose - to build a platform for the top female players in Oregon to develop in an environment that cultivates players to reach their potential. 
This partnership offers direct connections to the Thorns FC First Team coaches and players, opening up opportunities not available anywhere else. 
Currently 3 Thorns Academy players are training with the Portland Thorns FC First Team.  
What an opportunity and honor for these young women athletes.

 

The ECNL Regional League is a platform, now offered on a Conference by Conference basis, to ECNL member Clubs allowing expansion of their player pools by providing opportunities to 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 opportunity for increased collaboration between Westside Timbers and Thorns Academy coaching staff to benefit all players at all levels. 

 

The benefit for Westside Timbers players by the addition of the Thorns Academy ECNL Regional League teams are increased opportunities, including:

  • Increased competition level
  • Increased collegiate coaching visibility 
  • Increased player pools for both Westside Timbers and Thorns Academy
  • Bridge to Thorns Academy first teams

 

Team Formation

Thorns Academy ECNL Regional League teams will be formed at 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

Tryout Schedule 2003/2004 (U19)

This team will be formed at the conclusion of the Thorns Academy Tryouts with a supplemental tryout held on May 23 in conjunction with the Westside Timbers tryouts.

Age Group Date Time Location Notes

2003/2004 (U19)

April 16

7:30 - 9:00pm

Providence Park

During Thorns Academy Tryouts

April 17 6:30 - 8:00pm Providence Park During Thorns Academy Tryouts

 

 

Tryout Schedule U15, U16, & U17

The U15, U16, and U17 teams will also play in the OYSA League, so in compliance with OYSA rules on team formation, we ask that players that want this opportunity to attend these tryouts.

 

Age Group Date Time Location

Note

 

2005 (U17)

 

May 23

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

In conjunction with Westside Timbers Tryouts

 

2006 (U16)

 

May 23

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

In conjunction with Westside Timbers Tryouts

 

2007 (U15)

 

May 3

 

In conjunction with Westside Timbers Tryouts

May 4 In conjunction with Westside Timbers Tryouts

 

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Tryout Registration

High School Girls 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Tryout Registration

Tryout Schedule

If you have registered for the Westside Timbers Tryouts you will automatically be considered for these teams. No additional registration is required.

If you have not registered for either Westside Timbers or Thorns Academy Tryouts PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!

If you are registered for the Thorns Academy Tryouts and do not make the First Team you will automatically be registered for the Regional League Team Tryouts with Westside Timbers.

 

Coaching Staff

2003/2004 (U19) 

Cory Hand
Esteban Llamosa

Co-Head Coach
 

2005 (U17)

Roberto Maestretti
Head Coach

Lauren Prott
Assistant Coach

2006 (U16)

Cory Hand
Head Coach

Samantha "Sam" Piccinini
Assistant Coach
 

2007 (U15)

Nicole LaTourette
Head Coach

Coaching Staff Bios

Tryouts

Regional League Tryouts

April 16 & 17
2003/2004 (U19) Tryouts
Held during Thorns Academy Tryouts
At Providence Park

Team Selection

 

May 3 & 4
2007 (U15) Tryouts
Team Selection

 

May 23

2006 & 2005 (U16 & U17) Tryouts
​​​​​​​Team Selection

 

May 23

2003 Supplemental Tryout for Regional League Team

 

Players registered for Westside Timbers tryouts at these age groups will automatically be considered for the Regional League Teams.

 

Players registered for the Thorns Academy tryouts April 16 – 19 that are not offered spots on the Academy First Teams will automatically be registered for the Westside Timbers tryouts.

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Team Formation

Regional League Team Formation

 

April 17 - the U19 Thorns Academy Regional League team will be formed
 

May 4 the U15 Thorns Academy ECNL Regional League team will be formed at the conclusion of the Westside Timbers tryouts. 

 

May 23 - the U16 and U17 Thorns Academy ECNL Regional League teams will be formed at the conclusion of the Westside Timbers tryouts.  

 

We are excited by this expansion and coaching collaboration that will benefit these young women and promote and support womens soccer.

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