The Vaqueros Academy is led by former professional player Mark Snell who is considered one of the top developers of youth soccer players in the nation.
During his 8 years at FC Dallas, he was instrumental in creating the FC Dallas Juniors Academy, writing a player development curriculum and establishing one of their highly successful development programs called FCD Liga.
He has coached 13 former players that have played for the Youth National Teams of Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and the USA. 3 of those players have signed professional contracts with FC Dallas.
His credentials include: USSF A License, USYSA National Youth License and an NSCAA (United Soccer Coaches) Premier Diploma.
Cesar Espino entered our Coaching Mentorship Program and became a part of the Academy Staff in the summer of 2022. A Polytechnic Senior High School graduate, he is currently a history major at Texas Wesleyan University.