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School & Residency

Full-Time Training Programs 2021/22

Full-Time Training

  • Players train up to seven sessions per week.  Including video analysis, one-on-one sessions with the Coach, technical, tactical and weight training. Academics are completed through a FREE independent study program provided by County Collaborative Charter School.  Players stay in their own homes and travel to practices daily.

Residency and Full-Time Training

  • All of the above, plus living in a residential home with other players and two staff members.  All meals are provided, wifi, cable TV,  transportation to games and practice session, and free time are coordinated with the staff in the house.  Weekly chores are distributed by the staff and assigned to players. Players must commit to a 10-month housing contract. 

Players must apply for a trial via the Tryout Request Form.  Our Technical Committee and Technical Director of the Club will determine if there is space available and provide you with additional information on when a visit may be arranged

Complete a tryout request to receive further information.


COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Schools and School Based Programs





Communities across the state are preparing for the forthcoming school year. To assist with that planning process, the following guidelines and considerations are intended to help school and community leaders plan and prepare to resume in-person instruction. This guidance is interim and subject to updates. These guidelines and considerations are based on the best available public health data at this time, international best practices currently employed, and the practical realities of managing school operations; as new data and practices emerge. Additionally, the guidelines and considerations do not reflect the full scope of issues that school communities will need to address, which range from day-to-day site-based logistics to the social and emotional well-being of students and staff.

Residency Program

The Nomads Residency Program aspires to help develop the best talent on student-athletes who strives to be better in the soccer field, in the school, and who desires to learn life-long lessons among elite youth soccer players from the United States and around the world. Residency players practice a minimum of seven times a week and play a maximum of two games under the supervision of our professional coaching staff. The program is designed to assist dedicated and talented players to reach the highest level of the game.


Exciting News   MLS takeover USSDA  Academy.

David Armstrong Nomads Technical Director   said  "This is fantastic news  for the United States as a Country and its Professional game. Nomads are   always striving to find  the best Professional environment for its Players.  We will be looking forward to working with such a Professional organisation.

Major League Soccer announced the launch of a new elite youth competition platform intended to provide year-round high-level matches for MLS club academy teams and non-MLS academy teams that previously participated in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy   which ceased operations.

The new platform will provide elite competition against domestic and international teams. MLS is also evaluating expanding participation to include clubs beyond the former U.S. Soccer Development Academy,  click here for more details

MLS National Academy Update April 18th 2020:   

We expect an announcement to be made Friday  April 24th 2020

Nomads Soccer Club can assure our Players/Families and friends  that this League will be the place to play "For  Those Serious About Soccer" 

Nomads believe that the environment created by the MLS will be one of the best Programs in the World. Nomads are excited for Soccer here in the USA. After 13 Years nobody could deny  it, "It was great" "A true Elite Player League from top to bottom" said Technical Director David Armstrong.

Nomads International Soccer School

The Nomads have been developing professional players since 1976.  We are not a big club in a sense that we have hundreds of teams, we prefer to concentrate on the most elite players and one team at each age group. 

In 2014, we added The Nomads International Soccer School a full-time residential training program.  We realized that in order to develop elite players to their fullest potential, players' needed to commit to training full-time, that means that their school work revolves around their training, rather than the other way around. 

With partnerships that we have cultivated over the years, we can offer players the ability to take advantage of the connections the Nomads have in the professional soccer world, as well as knowledge of how to successfully develop a professional player; something we are good at and have proven to do successfully many times - see our Alumni page.

New Training Facility for 2022/2023

The Nomads International Soccer School are in negotiations to begin a new (additional)  Residency program to the Chula Vista Elite Training center.  We are excited to be able to offer this unique experience to serious soccer players who wish to pursue a career in soccer or just prepare for playing in college.  Player/Students are invited to attend ID Camps to be considered for this program. The Nomads staff are excited to add this additional Program to our Club.

* This facility will be a new program it will not replace our current programs. 

All Nomads teams and our current Residency Program will continue with their normal program  here in San Diego training at Kinsell Field, Nobel Athletic Field.  Additional programs (Team Camps)  select USSDA League  games will be conducted at the training center beginning 2020.

MY Academy Enrollment

Please Click link to enroll.

Through our partnership with the  MY Academy the Nomads International Soccer School stands ready to provide support to every Nomads player who is committed to making soccer his life.  We will help you achieve a High School education while working towards your goal.

To begin the enrollment process click here

Bill Dobson, Assistant Director, MY Academy,  Office (619) 535-2222, ext. 103,  email:

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PLAY ON was created to inform and assist in the process of organized soccer returning to play nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is divided into five progressive phases, from Phase 0 (stay at home) to Phase IV (no COVID-19 related restrictions). With Phase I and II already released, Phase III has now been published at, providing the complete return-to-play recommendations as Phase IV is the return to normal soccer activity without restrictions.

The guides also contain valuable information that can be applied to all levels of the game.

Considerations for Youth Sports - CDC




As some communities in the United States begin to start youth sports activities again, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the following considerations for ways in which youth sports organizations can protect players, families, and communities and slow the spread of the Corona virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Administrators of youth sports organizations can consult with   state and local health officials to determine if and how to put into place these considerations. Each community may need to make adjustments to meet its unique needs and circumstances. Implementation should be guided by what is practical, acceptable, and tailored to the needs of each community. These considerations are  meant to supplement – not replace – any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which youth sports organizations  must  comply.