Director of Recreation
The Poway Youth Soccer League (PYSL) is proud to offer our new Vaqueritos Recreational Program housed in our community’s “city in the country”. Our program starts at four years old and provides playing opportunities for our Vaqueritos players (def. as little cowgirls and cowboys). For those pre-Vaqueritos kiddos, ages 2-4, we also host the Soccer Stars Feeder Program (please see the link at the bottom of this page).
In many cases, our Vaqueritos programs begin the pathway to our competitive Poway Vaqueros Soccer Club (PVSC) and beyond. In the meantime, the Vaqueritos program is specifically structured toward the recreational side and to enhance the beginning level player's enjoyment and development. Our program will provide our players with an understanding of peer socialization, team/group dynamics, and physical exercise through the introduction and teachings of age-appropriate technical and tactical skills. All of this will be carried out in a safe environment that will foster an appreciation and love for the “beautiful” game.
We will provide paid soccer professionals for our player clinics and the weekend games are coached by parent volunteers who are trained by our Director of Recreation and PVSC coaching staff.
Our organization is guided and managed by PYSL, CEO and PVSC General Manager of Soccer Operations, Lev Kirshner (also known as coachK). For more than 20 years, Lev successfully managed and led the San Diego State University men’s soccer team, while competing inside the Pac-12 conference since 2005.
The Vaqueritos program’s vision, organization, and operation will be handled by PYSL's Director of Recreation, Jeff Scott. Jeff has coached for both PQYSA and SDSC soccer clubs while spending many years working within San Diego county’s AYSO programs. Jeff also held the Assistant Director and Director of Coaching positions for the Matrix competitive program from 2014-2018. In this role, Jeff was responsible for overseeing 80+ soccer teams and 12,500 recreational level players across 13 regions in San Diego County.
Between our two Directors, Lev and Jeff have coached kids for more than 60 years and promise to build your child’s love for the game of soccer.
One day, we hope to LASSO these young Vaqueritos soccer players to the competitive branch of the club, where PVSC can continue to TACKLE the process of developing high quality players who can achieve their ultimate GOALS in the game; be it high school, college, professional soccer or to simply continue playing throughout their adult lives.
But, until then, enjoy our fun filled, recreational Vaqueritos soccer program!
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