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 10 former players that have played for the Youth National Teams of Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and the US. Among other former players is the youngest ever to sign a professional contract with FC Dallas, and currently, two brothers that are at PSG in France, having prior been with Barcelona and Espanyol respectively. His credentials include USSF A License, USYSA National Youth License and an NSCAA (United Soccer Coaches) Premier Diploma.