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Current Openings

NOMADS THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT, November 23-25, 2018. We have openings in some age groups. 

B2006, B2004 2nd Division

WAIT LIST   If you are interested in being added to the wait list so that we may expand a bracket to accept more teams, please complete this REGISTRATION FORM

Call Mary Kaliff 858-692-8720

Entry Fees: $975 11v11 $550 9v9 & 7v7.   

Nomads Open Door Policy

Players interested in playing for the Nomads may join a training session at any time. Please complete the Tryout Request Form at the link above and we will have the appropriate coach give you a call.


For more information on how to become a Nomads Affiliate, please email and send the Affiliate application form below.



The Nomads Soccer Club  Residency Program offers players with the ability to live in the Nomads residence, train up to eight (8) sessions a week and complete their High School education through a flexible independent study program with one of our educational providers that are accredited and NCAA approved. Training sessions include technical and tactical sessions, as well as strength, agility and speed training. To be accepted in the Soccer School a player must first be selected by our Technical Committee. To request a tryout call David Armstrong at 858-413-6879. Accepting applications for the 2018-19 Season. As players prepare to move on to college or professional teams we will assist them with an exit plan.


The Nomads Thanksgiving Tournament is hosted in San Diego, California on November 23-25.  Teams check in with their credentials on Thanksgiving Day from 6-9pm at the Paradise Point Resort.

Entry Fees are $975 for 11v11 and $550 for 9v9 and 7v7.  Payment plans are available.  

Overview of the Nomads

The Nomads Soccer Club was established in La Jolla some time between 1974 and 1976 by Joe Hollow, Jeff Barns and Tony Lees.  In 1981 Derek Armstrong our current Director of Coaching was hired to professionalize the Club at a time where other Clubs had volunteer parent coaches. 

On average we have no more than 11 boys teams ages 8-19,  one team at each age group.  We have purposely kept the Club small so that we can concentrate on providing opportunities to the most talented players.   We do not offer a girls program or a recreational program. We are working on adding a Futsal program later in 2018.

Our home field, Kinsell Field at the Hickman Youth Athletic Complex, was built by private donations coordinated by Jeff Kinsell in 1996,  this field is considered "professional standard" and has been maintained all these years by the Nomads.

Nomads players consistently graduate from all the major colleges in the nation, having no less than five (5) captains of Yale University down the years and many more at other colleges.

Nomads Alumni players have appeared in almost every World Cup roster since 1990 and produced two (2) captains of the USA Men's National team in Steve Cherundolo and Frankie Hedjuk.  On the current national team roster is Nomads Alumni, Joe Corona. We have created an Alumni Membership program to connect our Alumni with current players as mentors.

Since 1986 the Club has hosted two (2) tournaments annually, providing much needed operating expenses that allow us to keep our registration fees low, maintain our field and pay for staff; our Thanksgiving tournament brings families into San Diego at a time when customers are scarce bringing an estimated economic impact to San Diego of $22 million.

The Nomads Soccer Club is a member league of the US Soccer Development Academy, which is a national league run by the US Soccer Men's National Team program.  Teams that compete in the US Soccer DA include professional clubs from the MLS. We are also members of USYSA's Calsouth State Association and the local Presidio Soccer League. 

We currently give back to the community by sponsoring three (3) local affiliate teams to play in Presidio's San Diego Development Academy.

    Developing soccer players who have a feel and love for the game

    The Nomads Soccer Club has a history of successfully developing elite soccer players, therefore a perspective of what is needed to develop a player to a professional level. The Nomads brand is respected throughout the United States.  This reputation has been earned over 40 years of competing against other coaches and clubs throughout the World.

    The Nomads Soccer Club promotes developing soccer players who have a feel and love for the game as well as the Club. In order to do this, we create a learning environment that allows them to ascend to the best they can be on and off the field.  Being a Nomad player carries a responsibility to continue the traditions laid down over the years, check out our Alumni page. We demand a behavior on and off the field which brings credit to the Club and themselves.  Players and coaches will endeavor to win every game, however, no matter what the result, they will show respect for opponents, officials and opposing coaches during and after the game, that is what being a "NOMAD" is all about.  It has been said:



    For current Nomads players only.

    Steve Cherundolo (Former US Men's National Team Captain) Nomads Alumni