The Nomads Soccer Club & Academy was established in 1976 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1987.
The Nomads are committed to creating a development strategy that addresses each player’s needs and aspirations.
The Nomads are a member of the US Soccer Development Academy. The Academy program features teams from the top youth clubs from around the country. National Team Scouts regularly attend Academy games, so players are evaluated over the course of the season and in their natural positions allowing for better player assessment.
We continue to provide exit strategies for our players as they grow past the Under 16 age bracket, to including college placement, professional play, or if desired a job coaching soccer. We have built strong relationships with colleges over the years. Our staff are contacted regularly to provide players, including such colleges as Harvard and Yale. Our coaching staff have worked for many years at UCSD and are always recruiting good players.
Each year we hold 2 tournaments over 4 weekends. These tournaments currently draw over 600 teams from all over the United States and abroad. Sanctioning is currently provided by CalSouth. All the proceeds raised at our tournaments go back into our programs. Tournaments are headquartered at UCSD in La Jolla and games are played at many local schools, colleges and recreation centers - all within a 20 minute radius of La Jolla.
It has been said that "once a Nomad, always a Nomad." With this in mind we hope to develop our Alumni organization into becoming a strong support system for our Club by providing mentors, volunteers and fundraising opportuntiies.
We would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors and volunteers for their tireless support. Nike is our new equipment sponsor. Our tournament software and web site have been sponsored by our host Demosphere International, Inc.