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MLS Next 2022-23

Nomads Soccer club extend an invitation to ALL Elite players in San Diego and other areas to come attend training and be evaluated. This is a great opportunity to join an Elite Soccer Program MLS Next. We also will be offering in 2022-23 an Elite training Program for Players wishing to train 7 sessions a week including gym membership and online School. for more information contact Derek or Nader 


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 contact you directly. 

The Registration "Club Info" is not currently available.

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. 


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 Residency 2022-2023 Season

    Be part of the "Future" with Nomads -come join the family

    New " JUNIORS" two year "technical program" for 2012/2011/2010/2009 - Click on Try Out link to register. 

    MLNext 2009 and 2010

    We still have a few remaining spots available for our MLSNext 2009s and 2010s. Any player interested should fill out a tryout request and a staff member will contact you within 24hrs. Come join this Elite Player Pathway Program .  

    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:


    Surf Cup Champions 2022 - Nomads Boys 17s

    3V3 Youth Field of Dreams

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

    New 3v3 open invitational 6 teams only Monday and wednesday start Sept 1st

    Contact Daniel Armstrong - for details  games throughout the season until Xmas

    Daniel -858-413-6878

    bring your team 3v3 league strting soon -CONTACT DEREK@NOMADSSOCCER.ORG


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

    Escondido United Join Nomads Soccer Club

    Effective March 15th, 2021 Escondido United is excited to announce that they will be making the move to join Nomads Soccer Academy.  This announcement and partnership is in an effort to continue to enhance and grow our program in the Escondido and surrounding areas providing quality player development, opportunities for our players to play at the highest competitive levels, and to create a pathway for player advancement.  

    Escondido United is a non profit youth soccer organization serving children born 2014 - 2001 serving the Escondido community since 2016.  Escondido United is known for having a family based culture that is focused on service to the community, allowing a place for all players to learn the game and develop as well as ensure that players have options without the politics of the larger clubs.  Escondido United has shown the ability to compete against top clubs in San Diego in local leagues and tournaments and has won several leagues and multiple tournament championships over the years.  The club is excited and ready to take it to the next level.

    The Escondido Nomads Program will be led by PJ Charest (President of Escondido United) and Roger Rolim (Technical Director of Escondido United). 

    PJ has been with Escondido United since 2016 in the role of President as well as head coach of the Boys 2010 team.  PJ laid the groundwork and foundation for the organization in the Escondido, has brought in quality and dedicated staff to the program, provided coaching education to the staff, and has successfully brought several teams within the organization to compete at State Cup Events, local and out of market tournaments, international tournaments, and placed teams in competitive brackets over the last several years in Presidio and SDDA.  In addition to the club, PJ is also on the coaching staff at Orange Glen High School.  PJ has been an integral part of bringing an affordable and player focused soccer program to the city of Escondido.  

    Roger Rolim has been with Escondido United for the past 2 years as Technical Director and head coach of the Boys 2001 and 2002 teams.  Roger has 19 years of coaching experience including coaching in the US, Mexico, Brazil, and a tour in China and has played soccer at several different levels since his youth including Clube Atletico, Paranaense Academy, State selected in Parana Brazil, college level and Indoor Primera Fuerza in Mexico. Since joining Escondido United Roger has been an integral part of bringing coaching education and culture to the program.  Roger also serves as head of the Orange Glen High School Boys Soccer Program.  One of the key focuses of the partnership with Orange Glen High School is to provide a pathway for High School athletes in the community to play at the highest level with Nomads Academy.  Tryouts are beginning and will continue through March. Please contact PJ or Rodger if you wish to join a practice or request a tryout. 

    PJ -

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    Residency for the elite player

    Nomads each year will conduct a search for a few Elite Players who have dreams of becoming a Professional Soccer player Or Playing Div 1 College, enter our program and put yourself on a pathway to College or Professional by becoming a MLS Next player. . This Residency offers a unique  opportunity for your advancement.

    MLS Game changer for Soccer in North America- click on image


    For current Nomads players only.

    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.

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

    Mailing Address:
    Nomads Soccer Club
    7660 Fay Ave, Suite H113
    La Jolla, CA 92037

    Email: General questions -admin to Tel 619-261-2282


    Director Of Coaching

    Derek Armstrong, Director Of Coaching  Telephone:  858-349-0869 

    Technical Director Of Coaching

    David Armstrong, Technical Director Of  Coaching:   858-413-6879


    Assistant Technical Director Of Coaching

    Nader Badawi, Assistant Technical Director Of Coaching: 747-444-8318