We are excited to announce the inaugural Nomads Tucson, Arizona Thanksgiving Tournament & MLS Next Friendly Match Circuit. This one of a kind collaborative event will feature a competitive soccer tournament for both boys and girls teams, in conjunction with separate friendly matches played amongst MLS Next clubs. To register or find out more information for this event, click on the Tournaments link on the Homepage.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions in California we made the decision to move the tournament rather than cancel. Please see tournament page for additional information and to apply.
Yours in soccer, Deb Diaz, Nomads SC
Applications to Try-Out for this Years MLS EYDP Teams. Boys 2008-2002 are being accepted .
Please fill out application on the link below and we will contact you to arrange a Try-Out.
Major League Soccer announced on Tuesday the addition of 19 youth soccer clubs from across the United States into its newly created elite youth development platform, taking the total number of participating academies to 113 and encompassing over 11,000 players.
Now included in the participating clubs are 30 professional MLS academies, 5 USL academies and 78 additional elite academies. The platform launched in May after the U.S. Soccer Development Academy was shut down, with MLS taking the lead in elite youth development in the United States and Canada.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To request a tryout click here
David Armstrong 858-413-6879
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:
“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.
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 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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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.
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.
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.
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:
"ONCE A NOMAD, ALWAYS A NOMAD".
Nomads each year will conduct a search for a few players who can play at the top level . This residency offers a unique opportunity for your advancement.
Steve Cherundolo (Former US Men's National Team Captain) Nomads Alumni
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