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Spring 2021 Registration is Sold Out

The Poway Youth Soccer League (PYSL) is proud to offer our new Vaqueritos Recreational Program, housed in our community’s “city in the country”.  The program provides playing opportunities for our Vaqueritos (def. little cowgirls and little cowboys) beginning at five years old.  For those Vaqueritos players ages 2-5, we are hosting the Soccer Stars Feeder Program (please right column for more information).

In many cases, this begins the pathway to our Poway Vaqueros Soccer Club (PVSC) and beyond, but the Vaqueritos program is specifically structured toward the recreational side of the beginning level player's enjoyment and development.  This is to say, the GOAL! of the Vaqueritos program is to provide a fun, yet challenging soccer experience; one that will ultimately SCORE! a lifelong love for the beautiful game.  

The Vaqueritos program will utilize professionally paid coaches that will create fun and skill development-based practices, while providing weekend small-sided games for some of the most entertaining, enjoyable soccer experiences imaginable! One day, we hope to LASSO! these young Vaqueritos soccer players to the competitive branch of the game, where PVSC can TACKLE! the process of developing high quality players who can achieve their ultimate ambitions in the game; be it high school, college, professional soccer or to simply continue playing throughout their adult lives.

The Vaqueritos are guided and managed by current PVSC Executive Director, Lev Kirshner, who formerly coached inside the Pac-12 men's soccer conference at San Diego State University.  The program’s vision, organization, and operation will be handled by PVSC's Director of Recreation, Jeff Scott.   Jeff has coached for both PQYSA/SDSC soccer clubs and has also spent many years working within the county’s AYSO programs, while holding the Assistant Director and Director of Coaching positions for their Matrix club from 2014-2018. 

In this role, Jeff was responsible for overseeing 80+ competitive 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.

  • Program Cost is $200 prior to April 16, 2021 ($225 after April 16, 2021)
  • Program Start Date is: April 27, 2021
  • 10-week program consists of one-hour practice midweek and one-hour small sided games on the weekend
  • Practices are Tuesday or Thursday at Hilleary Park
  • Games are Sunday afternoon at Valley Field-Poway Community Park
  • There is no travel outside the city of Poway
  • All practices are organized and run by paid professional coaches within our PVSC competitive programming 
  • One Vaqueritos Tee Shirt is provided to each participant
  • One paid coach per 12 Vaqueritos players
  • Vaqueritos players must wear shin guards under socks and soccer cleats are preferred
  • Vaqueritos players need to bring a soccer ball with name on it, water, and proper attire for soccer and weather
  • We do not accommodate “buddy” requests, but we DO encourage parties to register one buddy right after the other, so to provide the best opportunity for same session placement
  • There are no make ups for rain outs and no refunds unless PYSL/PVSC cancels segment

***Please expect an email regarding practice organization and reminder information by April 23, 2021


ALL practices are on Tuesdays at Hilleary Park on 13500 Community Road, Poway, CA 92064

  • The first practice is April 27, 2021
  • The last practice is June 29, 2021
  • Younger Boys (2013-2016): 4:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Younger Girls (2013-2016): 4:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Older Boys (2006-2012): 5:45pm to 6:45pm
  • Older Girls (2007-2012): 5:45pm to 6:45pm


ALL Games are on Sundays at Valley Field-Poway Community Center on 13094 Civic Center Drive, Poway, CA 92064

  • There will be an eight game season with the first game beginning May 2, 2021 and the last game date is June 27, 2021
  • There will be no make-ups if game dates need to be canceled
  • There will be NO games on Mother's Day or July 4th Weekend
  • There WILL be games on Memorial Day and Father's Day Weekend

Vaqueritos Ages 2-5


The Vaqueritos Recreational Program is also happy to host the Soccer Stars Feeder Program for those children ages 2-5. For registration information please click on the button below:







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