The California Thorns FC mission is to create the first fully integrated pathway for the young female athlete from youth soccer, to college and finally to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Portland Thorns FC.
YOUNG WOMEN RISE UP
The California Thorns FC Academy is built with the purpose of empowering young women soccer players to rise up and achieve all of the goals they have set. Programs such as Life Academy, led by World Cup veteran Danielle Slaton, will mentor the Thorns players. Empowered as women by women and with the guidance of a successful Professional Team. With leadership training and character building, these young women will be playing at the highest level of soccer and also taught key life skills to help prepare them for college and their professional life, both on and off the field.