The Nomads Thanksgiving Tournament takes place each Thanksgiving weekend over three days. Over 300 teams compete in 27 venues throughout San Diego. Age groups are Boys and Girls U6 - U19. This is a competitive Class 1 tournament but international teams are accepted and ODP/Select teams are invited also. At the same time, the San Diego Soccer Festival is held, which offers vendor opportunities, futsal tournament (5v5) and a college coach Q&A session. There is also a Thanksgiving Day dinner and a Goalie Wars competition. Many families have made this their holiday tradition for more than 30 years.
Number of Teams:
A maximum of thirty two (32) teams in each division. Please note that we reserve the right to choose the teams who will give the best balance and highest level of play to the tournament.
San Diego Soccer Festival - November 23-24:
Includes College Recruiting Seminar, Exhibitors, Coach Party hosted by Eurosport Friday, Nov. 23rd at the Town & Country Grand Exhibit Hall (, pick up tickets at the Team Check-in event).
Goalie Wars - Saturday November 24:
UCSD NCR Field 5 - Entry Fee $50.
All players have a current player pass or equivalent national association and medical release. Unlimited loan players will be permitted to a roster determined by the rules of your Association, i.e. CalSouth 22, US Club Soccer 26. However, only eighteen (18) players can be named on the Game Card. All teams from outside of USYSA Region 4 are required to provide travel papers or US Club Soccer cards (if from another Country team must produce international travel papers from their National Federation).
Each team will play a minimum of three games and a maximum of six. Friday first game will be between 8am and Noon. Second first round game will be between Noon and 10pm. Third first round game will be Saturday between 8am and Noon. Quarterfinals will be Saturday between 2pm and 10pm. Semi Finals are Sunday between 8am and 11am, finals are between 8am and 4pm. Last game kicks off around 2pm.