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PVSC Tryouts

If you are interested in a Vaqueros team and would like more details about our program and its respective teams, please email us at  coachk@pvscpoway.com.


2024-25 9v9 TRYOUT DATES

2024-25 11V11 NON-HIGH SCHOOL TRYOUT DATES

2024-25 11V11 HIGH SCHOOL TRYOUT DATES

BOYS AND GIRLS AGES: 2013-2014

February 12, 14, and 15, 2024

 

February 12th & 14th:

CHECK-IN: 4:30 pm

TRYOUT: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm   

MEADOWBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL TURF FIELD

12320 MEADOWBROOK LANE

 

February 15th:

CHECK-IN: 5:00 pm

TRYOUT: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm   

ARBOLITOS SPORTS FIELD

14401 POMERADO ROAD, POWAY, CA 92064

*** For the most exposure with our coaches and the best opportunity to perform, we recommend making all tryout dates ***

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE FOR OUR LAST TRYOUT DATE

FEBRUARY 15 TRIALS WILL BE AT ARBOLITOS FIELDS

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BOYS AND GIRLS AGES: 2010-2012

February 12, 14, and 15, 2024

 

February 12th & 14th:

CHECK-IN: 6:15 pm

TRYOUT: 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm   

MEADOWBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL TURF FIELD

12320 MEADOWBROOK LANE

 

February 15th:

CHECK-IN: 5:00 pm

TRYOUT: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm   

ARBOLITOS SPORTS FIELD

14401 POMERADO ROAD, POWAY, CA 92064

*** For the most exposure with our coaches and the best opportunity to perform, we recommend making all tryout dates ***

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE FOR OUR LAST TRYOUT DATE

FEBRUARY 15 TRIALS WILL BE AT ARBOLITOS FIELDS

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BOYS AND GIRLS AGES: 2006-2009

No earlier than April 22, 2024

CHECK-IN: TBA
TRYOUTS: Week of April 22; Stay Tuned for Details
LOCATION: Meadowbrook Middle School and/or Arbolitos

*** For the most exposure with our coaches and the best opportunity to perform, we recommend making all tryout dates ***


2024 7v7 COACHING STAFF

BERTIN LOYOLA- Director of Soccer Operations
US Soccer National A License Coach
Boys 2015 Premier

MATT ADAMS
US Soccer D License Coach
Boys 2015 Elite

LEON PELLICER
First Year Coach at Vaqueros
Boys 2015 Select

ROBERT MCEWEN
US Soccer National C License Coach
Boys 2016 Premier

NICK PINCE
Former Division 1 and 2 Soccer Player
Boys 2016 Elite

JON MARTIN
Director of Skills Institute Programming at NCSP
Boys 2017 Premier 

ARMANDO GUTIERREZ- Technical Director
US Soccer National A License Coach
Girls 2015 Premier

HANNAH RAMOS
Former Division 2 Player and Captain
Girls 2015 Elite

CHRIS TALBOTT
20+ years of Competitive Coaching Experience
Girls 2016 Premier

LEON PELLICER
First Year Coach at Vaqueros
Boys 2015 Select

*** Coaching assignments are subject to change and future announcements will take place as soon as possible for newly formed teams outside of the above designations. ***

2024 9V9 and 11V11 COACHING STAFF

DAVID DIAZ
Assistant SDSU Men's Soccer Coach
Boys 2009 Premier

JEAN-MICHEL LEUREGANS
US Soccer National C License Coach
Boys 2010 Premier and Boys 2012 Premier

ARMANDO GUTIERREZ-Technical Director
US Soccer National A License Coach

Boys 2011 Premier

FREDDY TOLEDANO- Director of Goalkeeping
US Soccer D License Coach
Boys 2011 Elite

JOSE BARRIGA
Second Year Coach at Vaqueros
Boys 2012 Elite

BERTIN LOYOLA-Director of Soccer Operations
US Soccer National A License Coach
Boys 2013 Premier and Boys 2014 Premier

CHRIS TALBOTT
20+ years Competitive Coaching Experience
Boys 2013 Elite

NICK PINCE
Former Division 1 and 2 Soccer Player
Boys 2013 Select

ARMANDO GUTIERREZ-Technical Director
US Soccer National A License Coach

Boys 2014 Elite

MONTELE GRAVES
US Soccer National B License Coach
Girls 2007 Premier

AADA KUNTO
First Year Coach at Vaqueros
Girls 2011 Premier

RICHARD CERVANTES
Mount Miguel Girls High School Coach-2022 CIF Champions
Girls 2013 Premier

JON MARTIN
Director of Skills Institute Programming at NCSP
Girls 2014 Premier

*** Coaching assignments are subject to change and future announcements will take place as soon as possible for newly formed teams outside of the above designations. ***


7v7 GIRLS POTENTIAL FLIGHT LEVELS AND ON FIELD SUCCESS

2015 FIRST TEAM
After a successful first season together in Flight 3, this team will look to move to Flight 2 in 2024.

2015 SECOND TEAM
This will be a first-year team, so the tryout talent will dictate its flight level, but we will likely play Flight 3.

2016 FIRST TEAM
This will be a first-year team, so the tryout talent will dictate its flight level, but we will likely play Flight 2 as there is a strong core of 2016 girls already in the club.

2016 SECOND TEAM
This will be a first-year team, so the tryout talent will dictate its flight level, but we will likely play Flight 3.

7v7 BOYS POTENTIAL FLIGHT LEVELS AND ON FIELD SUCCESS

2015 FIRST TEAM
After another successful season and finishing their second year together, this team will remain in Flight 2.  However, with the addition of two or three top players, Flight 1 would be our preference.

2015 SECOND TEAM
This was a first-year team last season.  The tryout talent will dictate its flight level, but we will likely play Flight 3.

2015 THIRD TEAM
This was a first-year team last season.  The tryout talent will dictate its flight level, but we will likely play Flight 3.

2016 FIRST TEAM
After an outstanding first year together and finishing third in the league, this team will play Flight 2 for the 2024-25 season. With the addition of a couple of top players, Flight 1 would be a strong possibility.

2016 SECOND TEAM
This will be a first-year team so the tryout talent will dictate its flight, but we will likely play Flight 3.

2017 FIRST TEAM
This will be a first-year team so the tryout talent will dictate its flight, but with our current local talent, we will likely play Flight 2


9v9 and 11v11 GIRLS POTENTIAL FLIGHT LEVELS

2006-2009 FIRST TEAMS 11v11 High School
After COVID, this group has had a bunch of turnover regarding players and coaches.  This high school-age girl's team finally stabilized in 2023-24 and had a very successful 2005 Flight 2 campaign, especially considering we had NO 2005 players. 

We will look to make TWO teams from our tryout talent pool in April 2024. US Soccer National B License and former USD women's assistant coach, Montele Graves, will return to the helm in 2024-25 and will likely coach both teams.

2011 FIRST TEAM
This team will return for its second year together where we will look to play Flight 3.

2012 FIRST TEAM
This is a first-year team, so the tryout talent will dictate its flight level, but we will likely play Flight 3.

2013 FIRST TEAM
This team will return for its second year together and is looking for a couple of players to help compete for Flight 3 championships.

2013 SECOND TEAM
This is a first-year team, so the tryout talent will dictate its flight level, but we will likely play Flight 3.

2014 FIRST TEAM
This team returns for its third season together and will look to grab a couple more top players to compete for a Flight 3 title in 2024.

2014 SECOND TEAM
This is a first-year team, so the tryout talent will dictate its flight level, but we will likely play Flight 3.

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

9v9 and 11v11 BOYS POTENTIAL FLIGHT LEVELS

2008 FIRST TEAM 11v11 High School
This will be a first-year team and the tryout talent will dictate its flight level, but we will likely play Flight 3.

2009 FIRST TEAM 11v11 High School
A hybrid team of 2009 and 2010's in 2023, we will make this an age-pure 2009 team that will likely compete in Flight 3.

2010 FIRST TEAM (3rd Place League: Record 6-1-5)
After moving up this season to Flight 2 and having tremendous success, we are looking to grab a few more top players to make this a certain Flight 1 team.

2010 SECOND TEAM
This will be a first-year team and the tryout talent will dictate its flight level, but we will likely play Flight 3.

2011 FIRST TEAM (2023 SoCal State Cup Champions)
This team won our club's FIRST BOY'S STATE CUP CHAMPIONSHIP and played in Flight 2 this yearWe are looking to grab more top players to repeat the 2023 accomplishment(s).

2011 SECOND TEAM 
After finishing in the top four of the league in their first year together, this team is looking for a few top players to fight for a Flight 3 league title next season.

2012 FIRST TEAM (2023 SoCal League Champions)
After winning the LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP in their first year of Flight 2, this team will look to grab more top players to fight for a Flight 1 championship in 2024.

2012 SECOND TEAM 
In their first year together, this team finished the league with a .500 record in 2023 and will play Flight 3 next season.

2013 FIRST TEAM
After finishing in the top four of the league in their first year of Flight 1 soccer, this team is looking for a few top players to fight for a Flight 1 league title next season.

2013 SECOND TEAM
In their first year of Flight 2 soccer, this team finished in the top four of the league and is looking for a few more top players to fight for a Flight 2 league title next season.

2014 FIRST TEAM (2023 SoCal League Runner-ups)
After finishing as LEAGUE RUNNER-UPS in their first year of Flight 2 soccer, this team will look to grab more top players to move up to Flight 1 in 2024.

2014 SECOND TEAM 
In their first year together, this team finished one game under .500 and will play Flight 3 next season; potentially Flight 2 if enough talent is available from tryouts.


ABOUT OUR COMPETITIVE VAQUEROS PROGRAM

Poway Vaqueros Soccer Club (PVSC) is the competitive arm of our Poway Youth Soccer League (PYSL) organization. The mission is to develop highly skilled, intelligent soccer players who can individually adapt to the different questions the beautiful game demands. Within our development model, we will nurture quality human beings who possess and exhibit respect, good sportsmanship, and happiness in life. Our teachings will also 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 intend to build strong, lifelong relationships through an intimate setting, consistent communication, and transparency.  This is also accomplished by establishing many team AND club bonding events so that our groups bleed Vaqueros and not just their respective team(s). 

OUR COACHES!  Our coaches can properly focus their attention on each squad because they rarely have more than one or two teams.  Our coaches are well-educated, highly trained, and have extensive soccer backgrounds never losing sight of the priority; your child.  With that said, we will strive and achieve victory because of the quality of our coaching staff, the process of our Vaqueros soccer curriculum, and the players we mentor.

OUR FACILITIES!  We have some of the best club soccer fields and available 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.  Ever wonder how your coach can work on a team's system of play (i.e., formation) in a 30yd by 30 yd box?  Goals are always accessible for training and are often utilized to promote our first rule of The Vaqueros Way, GO TO GOAL!

OUR DEVELOPMENT PLAN!  Our focal points are to develop technical quality, an uncompromising mental spirit, and competitive greatness. Once the ball is mastered, the mind is strong, and the will to compete is cemented, we can 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!

5 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES OF "THE VAQUEROS WAY"

1) Love the Game
2) Ball Mastery
3) Ball Striking
4) Want the Ball
5) Competitive Greatness

3 RULES OF "THE VAQUEROS WAY" SOCCER PHILOSOPHY

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

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

Let's Get Ready to Play...The 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.