skip navigation

PVSC Tryouts

We are continually interested in players. If you are interested in an Poway Vaqueros team and would like to come out to a training session or take part in an official tryout for your player please click on the Tryout button. 


ABOUT OUR COMPETITIVE VAQUEROS PROGRAM

Poway Vaqueros Soccer Club is the competitive arm of our Poway Youth Soccer League organization. The mission is to develop highly skilled, intelligent soccer players that can adapt to the different questions the beautiful game demands.

WHAT SEPARATES US FROM OTHER CLUBS?

OUR PERSONAL TOUCH!  Our coaches and staff will foster strong, positive relationships with our players AND families.  We can provide more intimate relationships because our coaching staff is NOT allowed to have more than two teams as we are NOT a corporate, franchising entity that seeks handfuls of teams in each age group.  We build strong, lifelong relationships through regular communication and transparency while establishing team AND club bonding events so that our group bleeds Vaqueros and not just their individual team. 

OUR COACHES!  Because our coaches only have one or two teams, they can equally focus their attention on each squad.  Our coaches are well educated and have extensive soccer backgrounds with the priority being your child.  With that said, we will strive and achieve victory because of the quality of our coaching staff and the players they mentor.

OUR FACILITIES!  We have some of the best club soccer fields and equipment in the county. Coaches have plenty of space to work with their teams as we rarely have more than one team per HALF field.  Goals are always accessible for training and are often utilized to promote our desire to attack.

OUR DEVELOPMENT PLAN!  Our focus is to develop technical quality, a strong mental spirit, and the competitive greatness expected in each of our Poway Vaqueros players. Once the ball is mastered, the mind is strong, and the will to compete is cemented, we are able to expand the tactical game to fit the needs of our teams. Ultimately, this will allow us to express our personality on the game with charisma and joy!

FIVE PRINCIPLES OF VAQUEROS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

We want our players to...

1) Love the Game
2) Dribble the Ball
3) Pass/Strike the Ball
4) WANT the Ball
5) Be Competitively Great

THREE RULES OF PVSC PLAY 

1) Keep the Ball
2) Win the Ball Back
3) Go to Goal!

We hope this provides a great understanding of why your child should be a part of our program...

Let's Get Ready to Play the Poway Vaqueros Way!

2022-23 SEASON JANUARY 8 OPEN TRYOUT SCHEDULE

FIRST ROUND OF TRYOUTS JANUARY 8, 2022
TENTATIVELY at Meadowbrook Middle School
 
BOYS TEAMS GIRLS TEAMS
2013 - 2015 2013 - 2015
10:00am-12:00pm 10:00am-12:00pm
   
2011 - 2012 2011 - 2012
12:30pm-2:30pm 12:30pm-2:30pm
   
2008 - 2010 2008 - 2010
3:00pm-5:00pm 3:00pm-5:00pm
   
   
2007 and older tryouts will be held in March
   
   
***PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR CALL BACK DATE INFO***
   

2022-23 TRYOUT CALL BACK INFORMATION

BOYS TEAMS GIRLS TEAMS

2008 WHITE-FIELD 3

2011 WHITE & BLACK-FIELD 2

January 11 6:15-7:45pm January 11 4:30-6:00pm
January 13(if needed) 6:15-7:45pm January 13(if needed) 4:30-6:00pm
   
2009 WHITE-FIELD 4 2012 WHITE & BLACK-FIELD 2
January 11 4:30-6:00pm January 11 4:30-6:00pm
January 13(if needed) 4:30-6:00pm January 13(if needed) 4:30-6:00pm
   
2009 BLACK-FIELD 4 2013 WHITE & BLACK-FIELD 1&2
January 11 6:15-7:45pm January 10 6:15-7:45pm
January 13(if needed) 6:15-7:45pm January 12(if needed) 6:15-7:45pm
   
2010 WHITE-FIELD 3 2014 WHITE & BLACK-FIELD 1&2
January 10 6:15-7:45pm January 10 6:15-7:45pm
January 12(if needed) 6:15-7:45pm January 12(if needed) 6:15-7:45pm
   
2010 BLACK-FIELD 1 2015 WHITE & BLACK-FIELD 1&2
January 11 6:15-7:45pm January 10 6:15-7:45pm
January 13(if needed) 6:15-7:45pm January 12(if needed) 6:15-7:45pm
   
2011 WHITE & BLACK-FIELD 4  
January 10 6:15-7:45pm  
January 12(if needed) 6:15-7:45pm  
   
2012 WHITE & BLACK-FIELD 4  
January 10 4:30-6:00pm  
January 12(if needed) 4:30-6:00pm  
   

2013-2015 WHITE & BLACK-FIELD 1&2

 
January 10 4:30-6:00pm  
January 12(if needed) 4:30-6:00pm  

Tryout FAQ

Competitive soccer is for focused, highly motivated, talented players who want to benefit from professional coaching and training and who feel challenged competing with other focused, motivated players.

Online pre-registration will be available on our website weeks before the tryout sessions. We strongly recommend pre-registering as that helps facilitate the check-in process at tryouts. Registration forms will also be available at the tryouts. A parent or guardian of a player who did not pre-register online must attend tryouts to complete the forms, which includes a medical and liability release waiver. Forms must be completed and signed before a player will be allowed to participate in tryouts.

Tryouts on the turf fields, we will attempt to hold them rain or shine, unless there is lightening, high winds and unusually stormy conditions. Tryouts on grass fields may be rescheduled. Please check the website, social media and the registered email for field updates and cancellation/reschedule notices. Please note that The City of Poway controls the opening and closing of fields.

During each tryout day, coaches will ask players to demonstrate their technical abilities such as dribbling, passing, turning, etc. Coaches will also put players through 1v1, 2v2 attacking/defending session to get an idea of where the player is all around. During these sessions they will also be evaluated on overall soccer knowledge, energy and attitude.

There is no cost to the players or family who wish to tryout for one of our teams.

Each player should bring water, shin guards, cleats and a soccer ball.

Yes. While exceptions can be made, it is recommended that players attend both tryout sessions to ensure that our coaches have ample opportunity to evaluate each player.

Coaches are looking for coachability, behavior, technical skills, and physical abilities.

No, but you can make your wishes known. Players must be evaluated in their age appropriate group.

No. All players must complete the evaluation process each year. Returning players are NOT guaranteed spots and will be evaluated using the same standard as all the others.

Parents are encouraged to attend. Typically, there is a parent’s meeting to let people know about the process, the club, the commitment and to answer any questions they may have.

Yes, we realize there are unavoidable conflicts that do arise. Please note such when you register and let the people know when you check in. It is preferred that all players come to both nights as it helps reduce the chance of the child having a bad night and allows more coaches to evaluate things to hopefully get a better feel of where your player needs to be.

Wear current team or club affiliated clothing or uniforms during the tryouts including socks, shorts or jerseys. They may be asked to remove such items during the tryouts. Pets. Please do not bring your dog (or animals) to tryouts, practices, games unless they are specially trained guide dogs for the visually impaired

After the tryout, it usually takes about 72 hours for the coach to reach out to the players they wish to offer a spot to. This length of time is because each team is only formed when all players accept a position on that team, and the tiered team system means that each team has to wait for the previous team to lock down their roster.

You will receive an email from the club’s administrator or the coach with details about how to proceed. You will first be required to review the current year PVSC Handbook. Then you will need to complete the registration on the PVSC website, links will be provided in the email, within 24 hours of your email. As part of this registration process you will pay your initial $300 deposit payment of club fees and make arrangements to pay the remaining balance, if needed. Your coach should contact you once the full team is registered and let you know when practice starts and give you more details as needed.

There are options available to you such as recreational play, or skills clinics, to help further your soccer development. We encourage players who do not make a team and who want constructive feedback to contact the coaches via email.

If it is related to the registration process, please email our club administrator admin@pvscpoway.com. All other questions, please email our Executive Director; Lev Kirshner coachk@pvscpoway.com.