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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.

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

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.

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.  

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.

The Nomads have had alumni on every World Cup roster since 1990 and  two (2) captains of the USA Men's National team in Steve Cherundolo and Frankie Hedjuk . 

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 itself is small in comparison to some clubs and historically we have only 11 teams each year; one team at each age group, playing in local leagues and in 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 MLS clubs.     

    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:


    Nomads Technical Camp with AZ Alkmaar Coach Kwadjo Boatang July 23-27, 2018

    Please use the link above to register to attend.   NOTE: This is invitation only for Nomads Boys 2004 or 2005 and not open to the general public


    If you would like to make a donation so that a financially challenged player can attend this Camp, please make a suggested donation of $165 through our online Donation software.  .   DONATE HERE  please make sure you enter who you wish to sponsor and that it is to cover that player attending the Alkmaar camp. Thank you.


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


    Joe DaLuz Signs for Georgetown University

    Congratulations! to Joe DaLuz member of the Nomads U19s USSDA Team. The Nomads wish Joe good luck on his new journey, "Georgetown will for sure be signing one hell of a player" said Armstrong and added "I have high hopes for Joe, College is only the first step in his Soccer future, he has not reached his full potential yet" and he believes professional clubs will have their eyes on him very soon. Read full article here