Regional Training Center |Coaches Manual

The Timbers/Thorns Regional Training Center program is a nationally-recognized identification program put in place by the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns to train, develop and identify the top players in the state of Oregon and southwest Washington for eventual ODP and Academy play.

Oregon is split into eight regions where the Timbers will hold tryouts for that regions RTC group. RTC’s train 16 times throughout the year, 8 in Fall and 8 in Spring.

At the end of the RTC season in March all RTC’s play a tournament. At that tournament ODP teams will be selected. U14 and older players will have separate ODP tryouts.