ABOUT NC BATTALION
North County Battalion is an adult soccer club located in North County San Diego. Established in 2015, it joins a network of 80 additional soccer clubs in the National Premier Soccer League division of United States soccer. NC Battalion’s mission aims to showcase an elevated expression of soccer while giving back to the local community at the same time. San Diego’s soccer community has grown significantly in recent years, specifically in North County. Our club is a reflection of the popularity of soccer that has grown amongst friends, neighbors and the community. Owner Jason Barbato lives in North County and wanted to bring competitive soccer to the region while maintaining a commitment to the local community. We want the rest of our friends, neighbors and local community to have something that we can rally around, support, sing about and raise a pint to. When naming the club, the Battalion name rose to the top as we wanted to have an identity that residents could easily relate to and identify with. On one hand, there are many members of our community that faithfully serve our county in the military that we wanted to highlight that dynamic. We also wanted to also call attention to the scores of firefighters who protect us from the dangerous fires that have become all too common in our region.
Our club motto’s are Battalion Strong and We Are One. We wanted to ensure that all San Diego could feel the pride we feel for what NC Battalion stands for. Our hope is that no matter where you live in San Diego County you can stand and cheer united. We are One. We are Battalion Strong.
On the field
NC Battalion will field and develop a high quality organization on and off the field. Our coaching staff has been fully vetted and secured with the goals of scouting, developing and training our players to represent NC Battalion proudly. Our players have previously played for high school, college, semi-pro and pro leagues both domestically and internationally. The hope for them is that the Battalion squad will serve as a launching pad and stepping stone for their careers. NC Battalion will work tirelessly to give our players every opportunity to showcase their talents while maintaining a strong sense of community.
Off the field
In addition to the commitment of our players and coaches, we have partnered with youth clubs within San Diego County. We recognize the amazing talent that exists already in the region, we did not want to distract from that by creating our own youth club. NC Battalion will partner with youth clubs to assist with fundraising for scholarships specifically for underprivileged boys and girls in our region. If the next amazing soccer player is here in North County we want to make sure that those kids have every chance to get noticed and get a shot to be developed by one of these partnering youth clubs. As a community we can do our small part to making a big difference in those kids’ lives. Every youth club we have spoken to so far loves this core vision of our club. Check out our partnering youth clubs section to learn more and get information on our scholarship fundraising program.
NC Battalion feels a deep sense of obligation to the soccer loving fans of San Diego County to build up a strong supporters environment by being connected to the community and their passions. This includes match day as well as day to day operations for the club. Our passion is to build a quality club that reflects what makes San Diego County such an amazing place to live, the people, the places, the passion. Our Inaugural Season will begin in April of 2016, check out our social channels to stay up-to-date . To keep up with NC Battalion news and updates, you can also sign up for our newsletter.