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2019-20 USSDA and CYSA-S Try Outs


Nomads Soccer Club are pleased to announce Try Outs for the 2019-20 Season;  Hickman Youth Complex, 5300 Hickman Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92117

Boys 2009-2008-2007

Friday February 1st 4-5:30 pm 

Friday February 8th 4-05:30 pm 

Friday February 15th - 4:00 - 5:30 pm 

Final Selection Try Out - Saturday February 24th - 10-11:30 am

* Please note that if Players cannot attend the official try out dates above, players can attend any official team practice for evaluation. text or call David Armstrong 858-413-6879


ID Camp 2019/2020


This is a 3-day Talent ID Camp for evaluation to participate in the Nomads full-time vocational school for serious soccer players; Nomads International Soccer School. 

Located at the Chula Vista Elite Training Center, 2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, California.

The 3-day Talent ID Camp includes accommodations for two (2) nights, meals/snacks, training sessions; Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning.  Players are responsible for their own transportation. Airport shuttle transportation can be arranged if necessary.

January 25-27, 2019

March 29-31, 2019

May 3-4, 2019

Players who wish to participate and stay at home can sign-up for a Walk-on participation which includes meals and training.

Staffing:  Derek Armstrong, Nomads DOC; and Nomads Staff Coaches.

Nomads International Soccer School ID Camp for Full-Time Residency Program 2019/2020

Players are invited to sign up to attend our ID Camp for Boys 2004 and 2005 on January 25-27, 2018 at the Chula Vista Elite Training Center  (formerly the Olympic Development Center). Arrangements can be made for older players. 

Residential Players - Register to attend here

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:



    For current Nomads players only.


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

    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.