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Member Update


March 12, 2020


Dear Parents and Players ,

Nomads Soccer Club will periodically communicate with you, as we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and related issues that impact our sport.

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

U.S. Soccer Federation:
Today, U.S. Soccer postponed or canceled a number of scheduled events through April 30. This includes, but is not limited to, all National Team programming: Men's, Women's, Youth and Extended National teams; Development Academy regular season matches and the upcoming Spring Cup; all Coaching Education and Referee courses, and all Talent Identification opportunities.

We as a Club feel this is the best approach given the variances throughout the country. Of course, we are also recommending that our members continually monitor the CDC for updates.

With the growing uncertainty and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are continuing to assess our club’s activities. As always, our number one priority is the safety of our players and we do not take this lightly. Unfortunately, this is a developing situation and things are certain to change.

For now, we will be suspending all training through March 23rd, this will allow us the time to take in more information and best assess the situation. Currently there is no one at the club nor in the San Diego Soccer community who has tested positive for coronavirus, however we want to be proactive. Your coach will be communicating directly with you regarding currently scheduled games/ events and possibility of returning to training after the 23rd of March.

As the leadership of our nation continues to work to contain the virus, we will continue to monitor its impact on our community and our club. It is our intent to remain transparent on this situation and we appreciate your understanding as we navigate through this time together. Please understand that our decisions are made with one thing in mind, the safety of our kids and families.

Recommendations and resources:
Once again, we encourage our Players and Parents to consult with local public health officials to make the best decisions for your family regarding upcoming programming.

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 Try-Outs 2010-2009-2008-2007

Nomads are excited to Welcome our new  2008-2009-2010 Teams to the Club. An exciting new 12 month Program will begin in 2020 which include a SDDA  gaming League and our new 3 v 3 Program. Teams will train 2 times per week.  We are still accepting players in all age groups

New Players can register  by going to request a tryout link or click here      

Players are welcome join any of the teams during training to be assessed.

David Armstrong  858-413-6879

Sergio Ortiz                         619-248-6740

Nomads USSDA 19s

The Nomads USSDA 18/19s Team are actively seeking a top Goalkeeper for the 2019/20 Season. If you are interested in trying out for this position please contact Nader Badawi  Tel: 747-444-8318

2001-2006 USSDA TRY OUTS

All players wishing to Try Out for one our 2019/20 Season should fill out a tryout request and submit it to the club. a staff coach will contact you and set up a tryout.


Hickman Youth Complex - Kinsell Field, 5200 Hickman Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92117.  

Players can attend any official team practice for evaluation. Players must register at the above link. Text or call David Armstrong for further information @ 858-413-6879

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:


    Field of Dreams Complete


    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.