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Member Update

April 16th, 2020

Dear Parents and Players , Soccer Community

Nomads Soccer Club

We hope our Soccer Community our Parents and Players    are staying healthy and  looking forward to returning to Phase 1 in the Open Up America Again document. We will follow strict Guidelines    once we enter this   period. Whilst there has not been an official date announced we believe it will happen soon. Please continue to practice  distancing,wear a mask  and wash your hands.

Generally, Nomads Soccer Club is following the lead of Our Governor and    the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other key stakeholders and experts.

Please monitor this CDC web page, 
(   which has important information about how coronavirus spreads, its symptoms, FAQs, global locations with COVID-19, travel advisories and more. Simple, preventive actions should be followed, such as:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Follow CDC's recommendations for using a facemask.

CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Facemasks should only be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Another valuable source of information is the World Health Organization. And, for those with small children, NPR released a helpful comic that conveys important information in an engaging way.

We will continue to support our members as we get through this uncertain time. Remember that the preventative measures that you take don't just protect yourself and your family. They also go a long way in protecting people around you who may be more susceptible to COVID-19 and the associated complications.

Thank you for your attentiveness in this matter.

Nomads Soccer Club
Technical Director

David Armstrong


Nomads  Invite all Serious and talented Soccer Players 2010-2002   to come join our Club for the 2020/21 Season.  Please contact one of our coaches to arrange a tryout and get more information  or click the link to register.

Nomads will be conducting a once a week FREE Program    (3 v 3 )  Training for Players between   2012-2008 birth years.    This program will start once California enters Phase 2 of the Opening America again plan. 

If you are interested in joining this FREE program  

Please write to

To request a tryout  click here      


David Armstrong  858-413-6879

Sergio Ortiz          619-248-6740

Nomads Soccer Join New MLS Elite Player Development Program

Nomads are excited to announce being a founding member of the new MLS  Elite Soccer platform.

Major League Soccer today announced that 65 former U.S. Soccer Development Academy clubs will join the League’s existing club academies to create a partnership that will transform youth player development in the United States and Canada.

The 65 youth clubs will join the MLS academies as Founding Members of MLS’ elite player development platform. The new platform, which will include more than 8,000 players throughout the U.S. and Canada, will consist of elite year-round competition, as well as player identification initiatives, coaching education opportunities, and additional programming to create the premier player development environment.

The platform will operate with a groundbreaking governance structure that promotes collaboration, innovation and input across all areas of the soccer landscape. Within the structure, technical working groups will provide recommendations on the platform’s strategic objectives and standards, outline competition guidelines and formats, as well as introduce platform programming. By unifying the elite player development landscape and creating a collaborative structure, the new platform will accelerate and enhance player development in North America.

With a focus on maximizing each player’s potential, the new development platform will not only provide high-level, year-round competition for players, but will provide important programming, education and innovation in the key areas of player development:

  • Player Identification
  • Coaching
  • Environment
  • Personal Growth
  • Community Outreach

“There is strong positive momentum and excitement among MLS club academies and elite academy clubs to co-create a platform that will deliver an unparalleled experience for the nation’s top players and clubs,” said Fred Lipka, Vice President and Technical Director of MLS Player Development. “The development of professional and elite players requires a comprehensive and integrated approach, beyond just the competition format, and we are having daily conversations with academy clubs across the country who are committed to building that environment with us.”

Since launching the MLS club academy initiative in 2007, Major League Soccer has demonstrated unprecedented commitment to the development of top level professional players in the United States and Canada, including an investment of more than $70 million last season alone. This investment has produced more than 250 homegrown players that have become professional and national team players, including recent standout players such as Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas, Solar Soccer Club), James Sands (New York City FC academy, New York Soccer Club) and Matt Real (Philadelphia Union, FC Delco).

The elite academy clubs that are Founding Members of the new platform have also been leaders in the development of players for college, MLS and the national teams. Combined, MLS Academies and the elite academies joining the platform have produced more than 90% of the U.S. Youth National Team players in the last year, making the new platform the top destination for the best young players in North America.

With the launch of this new platform, MLS and the elite academy clubs will not only continue to develop world class players but will create a world class soccer development culture that supports and inspires elite players throughout the countries.

“The Sockers FC Chicago organization is excited about this great opportunity to collaborate with MLS, in the development of this new competition platform,” said David Richardson, Sockers FC Chicago Technical Director. “In our soccer communities we feel that our work as leaders of Elite Academies alongside the leaders of MLS Academies will help to shape a world-class soccer culture in our country. This will be a benefit to all that play, coach, referee, and support our game from the grassroots to the professional level.”

“Major League Soccer’s inclusive approach to the greater soccer market is the most exciting aspect of this movement,” said Ryan Miller, Portland Timbers Academy Director. "This new competition will continue to provide a platform for the top player development clubs in the country to get the most meaningful games. Elite player development requires the highest level of competition and this platform will provide that.” Applications for additional clubs to join will be available in the coming weeks. More information about the competition structure as well as the platform’s official brand will be announced at a later date.

Below is the list of teams set to take part:

Clubs State/
Albion SC CA
Atlanta United GA
Austin FC TX
Ballistic United CA
Baltimore Armour MD
Barca Residency Academy AZ
Bayside Futebol Club RI
Beachside of Connecticut CT
Bethesda SC MD
Blau Weiss Gottschee NY
Breakers FC CA
Cedar Stars Academy Bergen NJ
Cedar Stars Academy Monmouth NJ
Chargers Soccer Club FL
Chicago FC United IL
Chicago Fire SC IL
Chula Vista FC CA
Cincinnati United Premier Soccer Club OH
City SC CA
Colorado Rapids CO
Columbus Crew SC OH
D.C. United DC
De Anza Force CA
Empire United Soccer Academy NY
FC Cincinnati OH
FC Dallas TX
FC Delco PA
FC Greater Boston Bolts MA
FC Westchester NY
Florida Rush Soccer Club FL
Houston Dynamo TX
IMG Academy FL
Indiana Fire Academy IN
Inter Miami CF FL
Internationals OH
Jacksonville FC FL
L.A. United Futbol Academy CA
LA Galaxy CA
LA Surf Soccer Club CA
Lanier Soccer Academy GA
Los Angeles Football Club CA
Metropolitan Oval NY
Miami Rush Kendall SC FL
Michigan Wolves MI
Minnesota United FC MN
MLS Charlotte NC
MLS St. Louis MO
Montreal Impact QC
Murrieta Surf Soccer Club CA
Nashville SC TN
New England Revolution MA
New York City FC NY
New York Red Bulls NJ
New York Soccer Club NY
Nomads CA
Oakwood Soccer Club CT
Orlando City SC FL
PA Classics PA
Philadelphia Union PA
Phoenix Rising FC AZ
Player Development Academy NJ
Portland Timbers OR
Real Colorado CO
Real Salt Lake UT
RGV FC Toros Academy TX
RISE Soccer Club TX
RSL Arizona AZ
Sacramento Republic CA
Saint Louis FC MO
San Antonio FC TX
San Jose Earthquakes CA
Santa Barbara Soccer Club CA
SC Del Sol AZ
Seacoast United NH
Seattle Sounders FC WA
SF Elite CA
SF Glens CA
Shattuck-St. Mary's MN
Silicon Valley SA CA
Sockers FC Chicago IL
Solar Soccer Club TX
South Florida Football Academy FL
Southern Soccer Academy GA
Sporting Kansas City KS
Tampa Bay United Rowdies FL
Toronto FC ON
Total Futbol Academy CA
TSF Academy NJ
Valeo Futbol Club MA
Vancouver Whitecaps FC BC
VARDAR Soccer Club MI
Ventura County Fusion CA
West Florida Flames FL
Weston FC FL

Nomads 3 v 3 Recreation League Coming in 2020

Nomads will begin  a recreation 3 v 3  League beginning  January 2020

Players born 2015 - 2007  will be placed into a Fun program and play 3 v 3 games.  

Registration will begin  January 4th 2020

for more information

David Armstrong 858-413-6879

Congratulations to Nomads Boys 2005DA Coached by Cesar Champions of Southhampton Cup 2019

Congratulations to Nomads Boys 2004 Coached by Basilio Monge Champions of Copa Del Mar


Nomads USSDA Boys 19s

Congratulations to the Nomads Boys 19s  coached by David Armstrong. The team played in a very tough USSDA Southwestern Division, finishing 4th in the League and qualified for the Play Offs with outstanding wins against Pateadores 5-1 and FC Golden State 3-1 .  Coach David Armstrong said "Its a great accomplishment by these boys, we play in a very tough Southwest Division, its a long season and the boys played true Nomad Soccer winning some very big games during the season. the team is ready for Play offs, facing #3 in the Nation Chicago Sockers in the First game Monday June  17th in Oceanside CA, 2.30pm Kick Off.  The 2 other teams in the bracket are Clubs, Philadelphia Union and San Jose Earthquakes, Armstrong feels confident and is excited about the chances of advancing. He said  'these the boys can compete with any team in the Nation and his Boys are ready to Play. This is the third year in a row that the Nomads Soccer Club have qualified for the U19s Play Offs, finishing #4 in the Nation in 2017 - #10 in the Nation in 2018. Good luck to our 2019/19 team .

Nomads USSDA 2004 Win 2019 Galaxy Cup

Nomads USSDA 2004 Win Galaxy Cup

Congratulations to Coach Cesar Cambisaca and our Nomads USSDA 2004 Team on winning Galaxy Cup 2019 this past weekend. The team played outstanding and dominated with some impressive play. 

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Nomads USSDA Boys 16/17s Finish 2nd in Galaxy Cup 2019

Congratulations to our Nomads USSDA Boys 16/17s coached by Tolya Rubtsov.  The team had a wonderful week of soccer competing in Galaxy Cup 2019 playing 3 games in the stadium was a great expierience for our players. They lost 2-1 in overtime to USSDA 16/17s Real So Cal. Good job boys.

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 and we will have the appropriate coach give you a call.

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:


    3V3 Youth Field of Dreams

    Nomads Soccer Club will be hosting FREE 3v3 Training for Players 2012-2008 For further information please write to


    For current Nomads players only.

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


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