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Apply for Nomads Thanksgiving Tournament 2015 November 27-29

Deadline for applications is October 1st, 2015.  Some divisions may close out earlier due to space availability so please apply early. PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT USE GOT SOCCER SOFTWARE AND CANNOT TRANSFER OVER ROSTER HISTORY OR TEAM INFORMATION.

Volkswagen Junior Masters Tournament

Winning Team Nomad’s Thanksgiving Tournament VW Junior Masters Division (players born after January 1, 2003) will represent the U.S.A. in the Volkswagen Junior Masters Tournament in Paris, France Spring 2016.

Grand Prize: Winning Team will represent the U.S.A. in the Volkswagen Junior Masters Tournament in Paris, France Spring 2016. 

T-shirts provided to the winning team of the Nomad’s Tournament that qualifies for the Junior World Masters Tournament

In order to claim the prize all of the following guidelines must be understood and met:

  • Team must be United States Based team
  • Player age requirements: Players must have a date of birth January 1, 2003 or later.  They cannot be older than 13 years in 2016
  • Participants must have qualified with their team at the Nomad’s Thanksgiving Tournament
  • Participants must have a valid player’s license and a passport as proof of age and identity
  • Participants must have proof of their health (e.g. a medical certificate confirmed by a doctor or parents).  If the participant suffers from any allergies or food intolerances, this has to be disclosed as well
  • Participants’ parents must sign a letter of agreement and an assignment of picture and filming rights for their children.
  • Expense paid trip is for only (no exceptions) sixteen (16) players and two (2) coaches from winning team (that meets Junior Masters player age requirements).

Covered expenses include: flights, transportation from destination airport to destination hotel, hotel stay, 3 meals per day during event days during travel and Volkswagen Junior Masters tournament only.  Exact date TBD.  Any additional expenses, including travel plans (and associated change fees) outside of the Volkswagen Junior World Masters tournament dates or destinations, will be responsibility of the individual not Volkswagen.  

For additional questions please email Experiential@vw.com  To view the Junior Masters website http://www.juniormasters.com/

General Information
Sponsored by Nike and Demosphere International

Your login information is sent to you after you apply via email. If you loose it you can request it at this link too.

Number of Teams:  A maximum of thirty two (32) teams in each division. Please note that we reserve the right to choose the teams who will give the best balance and highest level of play to the tournament.

Eligibility: All players have a current player pass or equivalent national association and medical release. Unlimited loan players will be permitted to a roster determined by the rules of your Association, i.e. CalSouth 22, US Club Soccer 26 - However, only eighteen (18) players can be named on the Game Card.  All teams from outside of USYSA Region 4 are required to provide travel papers or US Club Soccer cards (if from another Country team must produce international travel papers from their National Federation).

Format: Each team will play a minimum of three games and a maximum of six.  Friday first game will be between 8am and Noon.  Second first round game will be between Noon and 10pm.  Third first round game will be Saturday between 8am and Noon.  Quarterfinals will be Saturday between 2pm and 10pm.  Semi Finals are Sunday between 8am and 11am, finals are between 8am and 4pm.  Last game kicks off around 2pm. 

Hotels:  This is a stay to play tournament, which means if you are purchasing overnight accommodation we do require that you stay at a hotel on our partner list.  We have negotiated special low rates for your team.

If you are having difficulty locating hotel rooms, please email mary@nomadssoccer.org

Awards: Awards will be given to first and second place teams.

College Recruiting: We have hosted this tournament for over 30 years and we have a great reputation for getting kids recruited if they do the communication before hand. College coaches come to our tournament because they have made personal arrangements with a particular player to watch them play. We use over 65 fields across San Diego, but the college age kids are on fields centered around La Jolla/Clairemont and Del Mar neighborhoods of San Diego (U17-U18). Coaches don’t stand at one venue and wait for players to pass in front, the players write ahead of time to the coaches and communicate about GPA and courses, finances and if the player meets their school’s minimum requiremements and they have spots available on their roster, they will come out to our tournament. College Coaches usually are communicating with several players and so the more players that are interested in their school the more chance of them coming out to watch games, which then benefits all players in the age group. We have posted a list of coaches that are registered to access our player profiles database under the Player Resources area of our web site under Tournament home page.  All players entered in to the online roster will be searchable in the player profiles database, however, players can purchase a extended player profile which includes a more indepth questionnaire and a picture, this database is accessed online through a password protected area College Coaches register to access.  Profiles are also visible from links in the game schedules/team pages/rosters, etc.  See the Player Resources

Please note: Once your team has been accepted the Nomads reserve the right to not refund your entry fee if you should decide to withdraw your team from the competition.

Pay online by Bank Check here

If mailing a check it should be sent to:

Nomads Soccer Club

7660 Fay Avenue, Suite H113

La Jolla, CA 92037

For further information email Info@nomadssoccer.org

Outdoor Under 8-10 $400

Under 11-14 $600

VW Masters 12 (Jan 2003) $975

Under 15-16 $975

Under 17-U19 $975

Goalie Wars 1v1 $50

Log back in to your application here any time to enter your roster, enter your hotel information, change contact information, etc.

Nomads Goalie Wars


The Field of Play:
A Goalie War field is 20 - 28 yards long by 22 - 30 yards wide depending on the player’s age. The Goalie War field is divided into two halves by a halfway line.

The Ball:
Player must bring 4 balls marked clearly to identify as their own. Only one ball is permitted on the field of play during a Goalie War match. Standard size five soccer balls will be used.
The Number of Players:
A Goalie War is played by two players. Each player may have a coach and no more than six (6) Ball Handlers to retrieve and supply balls for distribution.
The Duration:
At the end of 3 minutes the keeper with the most goals wins. 
The Start of Play:
A toss of the coin will determine who picks one of the two goals or the ball to start. The keeper who starts with the ball must play within 6 yards of the goal line.
Method of Scoring:
Distribution is the method by which goals are scored. A player may distribute the ball in any of the following ways: throwing, punting, rolling, kicking, drop kicking or heading. A player may only distribute the ball once during their possession. A player must distribute the ball within 6 seconds of taking possession. A goal is scored when the whole of the ball goes in the goal and passes over the goal line, provided that no infringement of the Rules of Engagement has been committed. The player scoring the greater number of goals during the Goalie War is the winner.
Rules of Engagement:
1.      All attacking moves must take place within 4 yards of original position.
2.      If a goal is scored the ball is played from that end.
3.      A ball that has deflected of the post, crossbar or the keeper and returns to the other keeper, that keeper plays from that position.
4.      If a keeper catches the ball cleanly, he/she plays from that position.
5.      If a keeper mishandles the ball in a “positive” direction (closer to opponents goal) then he/she must return to his/her goal line and play from there.
6.      If a keeper mishandles a ball to a disadvantageous position he/she must play from that position.
7.      Deflections to the halfway line must be played by one touch kick or he/she can pick the ball up and return to the goal line.
8.      Deflected balls out of play from a keeper touch (over the bar, parry wide) the attacking keeper receives the ball.



Nomads Thanksgiving Tournament Testimonials

"On behalf of Idaho Rush, I would like to thank you and the entire staff at Nomads for putting on a great tournament and adjusting so well after having to deal with Mother Nature.  Our players had a great time, played some great soccer, and now are getting contacted my many college coaches.  We  look forward to attending again in the future. Shaun Dunn, Technical Director, Idaho Rush Soccer Club"

"Congratulation on putting together an excellent tournament this year. The Nomads Tournament has earned the well deserved recognition of always putting together a first class, exciting and smooth running event. Your organizational efforts to match-up equally talented teams plus the quality of the website, excellent communication messages and a fine tuned check-in process were all highly appreciated. The fields were in great condition and of course the location of the fields in beautiful San Diego is always a delightful experience that we look forward to throughout the year. Our California Odyssey team(s) had a great time competing against excellent teams in all the games we played. On behalf of the California Odyssey organization, coaches Nader, Lyn and Neil and our parent team management group, thanks again for everything. We look forward to having California Odyssey teams participate in next years Nomads Tournament." John Leighty, California Odyssey 95B (SuperGroup), California Odyssey 95B (Premier)

"Thank you so much for all your efforts - I know what you did, especially with the rain, was very tough and made for a very long weekend! Your responsiveness was second to none that I’ve experienced at any other tournament - even though I know you were up to the wee hours on Sat. night and again on Sunday very early"  Allen Moore

"This was our first trip to Nomads and I just wanted to commend you and your team on an excellent job. I know how much effort and planning go into these events and usually you only wind up hearing the complaints. We look forward to coming back. Thanks again for your hard work." Mike Doiron, Team Manager, South Valley Thunder G93

"... the referees @ all our games this weekend were excellent;)  It was really nice for a change" Laura Shephard, Corona Utd

"this has been the best thanksgiving tournament in the western region for many years because Nomads just don’t cancel their tournament for
nothing, they try thier best to keep it going in emergency situations like this, and I was right, you guys are incredible, Great Job" Jaime Ramos, San Diego Aztecs.

Thanks to you and the Nomads staff for hosting a terrific and well run tournament this past weekend!  Thank you for going the extra mile to ensure that the games continued in the rain" Martin and Kathy Belak-Berger, CVU Blue G93 Pride

Paradise Point Resort & Spa Complimentary Parking $119/+ up to 3 people and $129/+ four in a room - Limited rooms available at this rate book early HEADQUARTER HOTEL
1404 W. Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109

$119.00 up to 3 people per room

$129.00 up to 4 people per room


For the contact information, please list our main reservation number 800-344-2626 and our main reservation email ppr-reservations@destinationhotels.com  ASK FOR THE NOMADS THANKSGIVING RATE.




Tucked away on gentle Mission Bay, this 44-acre island resort is the perfect home base for rest and relaxation during the tournament. Paradise Point features over 460 comfortable, California bungalow-style rooms amidst lush, tropical gardens and lagoons including suites and connecting rooms perfect for families. Between practice and games, explore one mile of beach, five swimming pools, and enjoy various amenities including tennis courts, an 18-hole putting course, beach cruisers, bonfire pits, and a private marina equipped with sailboats, jet skis, and kayaks. Dine at one of two waterfront venues, then relax and refresh with a signature Balinese massage at our plush island-themed spa. Secluded yet centrally located in the heart of San Diego, the resort is just minutes from top attractions including SeaWorld, Old Town, the San Diego Zoo, and Gaslamp District.
PRACTICE FIELDS are located right across the street from the Paradise Point Resort & Spa at Ski Beach!