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PVSC Tryouts

We are continually interested in players. If you are interested in a Poway Vaqueros team and would like to come out to a training session, please contact us. 


2023 PVSC TRYOUT INFORMATION

Ages:

2014-2017

Dates & Location:

December 5,2022 at Meadowbrook Middle School (Address)
December 6, 2022 at Valley Elementary School (Address)
December 9, 2022 at Meadowbrook Middle School (Address)

Time:

 Check-In at 5:00 pm
Tryout 5:30 - 7:30 pm

All players must come to their specific birth year's scheduled tryout time.
The determination of playing up a level will be determined during tryouts.

9v9 and 11v11 TRYOUT DATES

2009-2013 -NO SOONER than  February 13, 2023
2005-2008-NO SOONER than  April 24, 2023

7v7 GIRLS COACHING STAFF

COACH JEFF SCOTT

NSCAA National Coaching License, former championship High School girls coach at Francis Parker and Mt. Carmel, former Matrix Club Director, and 35 years of club coaching experience

COACH SOLEIL LEUREGANS

USSF C License Candidate, experienced club coach, and former collegiate SDSU club player

ADDITIONAL STAFF MEMBER TBD

We are in talks with a couple other highly qualified, experienced coaches

*Coaches subject to change based on team creation, coaching assignment needs, and new staff hires

7v7 GIRLS POTENTIAL FLIGHT LEVELS

2014 FIRST TEAM

Looking to move up to Flight 2
2014 SECOND TEAM

First year team so tryout talent level will dictate flight
2015 FIRST TEAM

First year team so tryout talent level will dictate flight
2016-17 FIRST TEAM-TBD based on tryout quality and numbers

*Flight levels will ultimately be decided during summer after tournament participation and success.

7v7 BOYS COACHING STAFF

COACH ARMANDO GUTIERREZ

Vaqueros Technical Director in 2017, USSF A License Coach, former NCAA Division I soccer coach, and has 35 years of club coaching experience

COACH BERTIN LOYOLA

USSF A License, former Division 1 player, former NCAA Division II soccer coach, selected by United Soccer Coaches Association as one of the top 30 youth coaches under the age of 30 and was a MLS Next coach at prior club

ADDITIONAL STAFF MEMBER TBD

We are in talks with a couple of other highly qualified, experienced coaches

*Coaches subject to change based on team creation, coaching assignment needs, and new staff hires

7v7 BOYS POTENTIAL FLIGHT LEVELS

2014 FIRST TEAM

Looking to move up to Flight 2

Flight 1 would also be a possibility with a few flight 1 level players 
2014 SECOND TEAM

First year team so tryout talent level will dictate flight
2015 FIRST TEAM

Looking to play Flight 2

2016-17 FIRST TEAM-TBD based on tryout quality and numbers

*Flight levels will ultimately be decided during summer after tournament participation and success.


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. Within our development model, we will nurture quality human beings that possess and exhibit respect, good sportsmanship, and happiness in life. Throughout our teachings, we will impress the significance of a quality education and a healthy lifestyle.

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 we rarely assign more than two teams per coach.  We are NOT a corporate, franchising entity that seeks a handful of teams in each age group.  We will build strong, lifelong relationships through regular communication and transparency.  This is also accomplished by establishing team AND club bonding events so that our group bleeds Vaqueros and not just their individual team(s). 

OUR COACHES!  Because our coaches only have one or two teams, they can properly 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 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!

THREE RULES OF "THE VAQUEROS WAY" 

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

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

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!

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.