• Valley Open
  • Meadowbrook Upper Open
  • Meadowbrook Lower Open
  • Hilleary Open
  • Arbolitos Open
  • Silverset Open
  • Valley verde Open
  • Tierra Bonita/Twin Peaks Open

Coaching Staff

 

Christine Drummond – Director of Player Development

USSF National “D” License

Coach Christine began playing soccer at a young age, moving into competitive in 3rd grade.  She went

Christine Drummond

Christine Drummond

on to play varsity soccer at Patrick Henry High School and dabbled in varsity soccer in college, though mostly enjoyed playing college intramurals. Coach Christine started refereeing soccer at the age of 12 and continued through college.  Christine has played indoor soccer, in women’s as well as co-ed soccer leagues, and even occasionally has played in men’s leagues.

Coach Christine coached recreational soccer for a year and coached the All Star team at the conclusion of that season.  She has coached competitive soccer with the Vaqueros since 2004.  Coach Christine’s teams have won numerous tournament championships and advanced through several brackets in Presidio League. Christine was named Vaqueros coach of the year (2005-2006), is a PYSL Camp Director, and is currently the Director of Player Development.

Coach Christine loves to coach and uses the opportunity to infuse kids with a passion for the sport.  She teaches her players about the various aspects of soccer, from the basic fundamental skills to the complex, higher order skills and tactics.  Her goals are for players to have fun, develop skills, enjoy the sport, and experience teamwork.

Doug Lange

Junior Vaqueros, TOPSoccer
USSF National “C” License
National Youth License
Licensed Referee Instructor

Coach Doug Lange grew up playing and watching soccer in San Diego. The youth teams that he played

Doug Lange

Doug Lange

on formed the kernel of what became the Nomads club. He played for La Jolla High School and into college, and continues to play soccer in men’s leagues and pick-up games.

Doug has been coaching for 17 years. He coached recreational soccer with PYSL and has coached with Vaqueros since 2002. He is a firm believer that a professional must continually expand his or her ability. As such, he has attended the US Soccer National Coaching School twice, attended state coaching clinics, spent numerous hours studying videos, books, and periodicals on the subject of coaching soccer, and frequently exchanges ideas with other coaches throughout the world. Twice his Vaqueros teams have been Presidio League Champion.

Coach Doug developed the Junior Vaqueros program with former PYSL Coach Reiner Bilawa to provide our youngest players with the best possible early experience with soccer. In 2006 at the National Coaching School, he spent a week in the National Youth License course working with the latest coaching approaches for younger players, and continues to research the best practices in coaching younger players by coaches around the world.

Coach Doug believes that soccer is more fun when played skillfully. “Every child in our club should become a player that wants the ball and that the team wants to give the ball to, rather than a child who is encouraged to get rid of the ball as quickly as possible. My goal is to teach players to become skillful, intelligent players in a fun environment. I want them to recognize they can learn to be skillful through persistent experimentation and practice. As a professional, I practice what I teach to the children, working to constantly improve my coaching through persistent study, experimentation, and practice.”