Four South Bay Matrix FC soccer teams reached the finals of the Memorial Weekend Super Cup Tournament, and all four won championships.
South Bay’s Boys 2002, Girls 2002, Boys 2004 and Girls 2004 teams each won their respective brackets in impressive fashion. “To go four for four is amazing, and really shows the quality of our program,” said Anthony Millican, South Bay’s Executive Director.
A fifth South Bay team, Boys 2005, reached the semi-finals and lost in kicks from the mark (PKs). The sixth South Bay team entered in the tournament, Boys 2007, made a quality showing in its first competitive club soccer tournament.
“We’re really proud of all the teams,” Millican said.
The Girls 2002 team played up in age in the G2001 division. The South Bay girls won the final 3-0 vs. Tactical FC of Las Vegas. The Boys 2002 team won its final 2-1 vs. a CVFC team. The Boys 2004 team won its final 4-1 vs. Hotspurs Academy. And the Girls 2004 team won its final with a similar 4-1 score vs. Matrix Santee.
“We have something special growing here in South Bay,” Coach Santiago Villanueva said. “Our grassroots efforts will only continue to grow and attract more people as we develop players the proper way. I am glad to be part of this special movement.”
The tournament marked the transition to South Bay Matrix Football Club’s new branding and new color scheme logo. The previous burgundy color scheme will continue to form part of our AYSO Region 712 programs. South Bay Matrix is the competitive soccer arm of South Bay AYSO, which is based in the Imperial Beach, South San Diego and San Ysidro communities. The new Blue and Teal colors are similar to partner club, Pacific Soccer Club, which is the AYSO competitive soccer program in Orange and LA counties. The words “South Bay” are across the chest, front and center of the new uniforms.
“In selecting a new color scheme and rebranding, we wanted the primary focus to be on South Bay,” said Director of Coaching Polo Aviles. “We really wanted to embrace our community orientation and make it a focal point. That has always been our strength. We wanted to give our competitive club members and fans something that readily identifies the club as South Bay’s.”
Established in 2003, South Bay Matrix FC has consistently crowned Presidio League Champions, starting in its first season of competitive soccer participation. Since the early beginning, South Bay has been a club to be reckoned with and has consistently won competitive/club soccer championships year in and year out whether in the Presidio League to San Diego Developmental Academy (SDDA), and now even in Coast Soccer League. Its teams have reached the CalSouth State Cup President Division Finals. South Bay teams annually compete and succeed in several high level showcase tournaments. South Bay’s G2002 is also currently participating in the National Premier League (NPL), which is an invitation only prestige travel league.
For more information about our program and how to become a member of South Bay, contact: Polo Aviles, Director of Coaching, at email@example.com or 858-336-8529.
Imperial Beach, Calif. (March 20, 2017) – The South Bay Matrix Bay Football Club reveals new club branding and new color scheme logo.
The previous burgundy color scheme will continue to form part of our AYSO Region 712 programs history through the South Bay establishment which covers Imperial Beach, South San Diego and San Ysidro.
In selecting a new rebranding, we wanted the primary focus to be on South Bay. We really wanted to embrace our community orientation and make it a focal point. We wanted to give our competitive club members and fans something that readily identifies the club as South Bay’s team.
ABOUT SOUTH BAY MATRIX FC:
The South Bay Matrix FC (SBMFC) is South Bay’s competitive soccer program that serves Imperial Beach, South San Diego and San Ysidro. South Bay formed a year after the founding members of the new AYSO Matrix FC in its inaugural 2002 season.
Established in 2003, the South Bay Matrix FC crowned themselves Presidio League Champions in their first season of competitive soccer participation. Since the early beginning South Bay has been a club to be reckoned with and has consistently won competitive/club soccer championships year in and year out from Presidio League to San Diego Developmental Academy (SDDA), to CalSouth State Cup President Finalist, Coast Soccer League (CSL) as well as several high level showcase tournaments. South Bay is also currently participating in the National Premier League (NPL), which is an invitation only prestige travel league.
The club’s new Director of Coaching, Polo Aviles, is the original founder of South Bay Matrix, and actively oversees all operations of the SBMFC. Coach Polo is dedicated to transforming the club into a first-class youth soccer organization that focuses on the player development.
For more information about our program and how to become a member of South Bay,
Contact: Polo Aviles, Director of Coaching, firstname.lastname@example.org, 858.336.8529
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This spring, our very own PSC SouthBay G2002 team will be participating in the US Club Soccer, Southern California National Premier League (SCNPL)!
Beginning March 4, the G2002 coached by Polo Aviles and Luis Rivera will play against highly ranked top 20 teams from the likes of Las Vegas Premier Soccer Academy, SO Cal Blues, & BYSC Corona in Southern California. Teams need to be invited to participate in this elite league! It’s our great honor to be accepted into the SCNPL this spring 2017 season. The National Premier League was created to:
“elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by:
- extending developmental principles espoused by U.S. Soccer into more age groups and clubs
- linking competition with player development and identification platforms
- providing meaningful weekly competition culminating in the NPL Finals”
We are so proud to give our athletes the chance to play at this level. It’s a demonstration of their effort, dedication and love of soccer!
The National Premier Leagues (NPL) offer a platform for long-term player development by providing consistent and meaningful games between the region’s top players and also provides opportunities for players to be scouted by U.S. Soccer national staff. NPL Website
We are honored as a club to participate with US Club Soccer’s National Premier League this spring! It’s important to us to continue to expand the opportunities we provide for not only our competitive athletes, but also for our recreational and Matrix programs. SouthBay soccer strives to be a resource for players of all levels to grow and be successful. A one stop shop for all your soccer program needs.
Competing with this organization is one more demonstration of how we are supporting and nurturing our players to enable them to compete at the highest levels possible.
We are excited to benefit our athletes this way!
Congratulations to PSC South Bay G2002 in the U15 age group for making National Premier League (NPL) for the 2017 season. Our team is breaking into the NPL soccer scene.
The Southern California NPL serves as the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Division of the SouthCal Premier League. The SouthCal NPL Division is one of 19 leagues across the United States that are part of the NPL, which has been created to provide a national developmental platform with the highest level of competition in given geographic areas, and to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape based upon fundamental principles in US Club Soccer’s 10-year vision. The champions of each NPL (including the SouthCal NPL) are awarded a spot in the US Club NPL National Finals.
This team is a five time league champion that has moved up the ranks. They won back to back Presidio League Championship as well as back to back San Diego Development Academy (SDDA) Championships. Fresh off their Coast Soccer League (CSL) Championship in the Silver Elite South bracket, our highly talented G2002 team has been accepted to participate in the prestige Southern California National Premier League and is seeking a few more talented players for its 2017 Spring Season. If you would like more information, or to schedule a tryout at a scheduled training session, please contact Coach Polo Aviles at (858) 336-8529 or email Coach Polo at email@example.com. This team has an impressive track record of success, including reaching the finals of the State Cup President’s Division in 2015 as a U13G team. The team finished first in 2016 CSL Silver Elite South U15G, Flight 1 U14G of the SDDA in Fall 2015, after winning first in Flight 2 SDDA in Fall 2014. Coach Polo is an experienced teacher of the game, someone who believes in player development and implements strategies necessary to meaningfully carry it out.
Matrix South Bay is South Bay AYSO’s competitive club soccer program, with teams competing in the Presidio Soccer League, San Diego Development Academy, Coast Soccer League, National Premier League and CRL. Our club routinely has among the highest winning percentages, focusing on player development, quality versus quantity, and style of play. In addition, our G2002 team competes in Coast Soccer League is the reigning State Cup Champion, playing under the banner of AYSO United.
Director of Coaching Polo Aviles has earned a US Youth Soccer National D License, NSCAA ‘Premier’ Diploma as well as a ‘Director of Coaching’ Diploma. He has been part of the SDDA Select Teams Coaching Staff. We encourage you to talk to our parents and coaches about our program. We do not charge monthly coaching fees.
South Bay’s Friday player development clinics will resume on April 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Southwest Middle School. Our series of clinics are led by Director of Coaching Polo Aviles, Training Staff members Hector Romo, Santiago Villanueva, & Rene Venegas. The series of clinics are staffed by our highly certified coaches with age-appropriate curriculum designed to maximize player development goals. Each session is approximately 60 minutes. Additional clinics are scheduled for the months of May – Aug. Take advantage of this great opportunity for your child to have fun while improving his/her skills. For additional information, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We still have an opening for players born in 2004 for our Boys Matrix team. Contact Coach Joshua Guzman about attending a practice and possibly joining the B2004 Matrix South Bay squad. The team is coming from a back to back Presidio League Championship run in their division. Find out more by contacting the team.
2004 Boys Matrix (Back to Back Champions 2016 & 2015 1st Place Presidio League):
South Bay Matrix FC is proud to announce a collaboration with AYSO United that will enable South Bay’s highest caliber teams to participate in Coast Soccer League. AYSO United is the AYSO Competitive Club Soccer program Nation Wide. AYSO United has boys and girls teams that compete across the US. South Bay Matrix FC who want to play in Coast Soccer League (CSL) may do so by forming part of the Orange County hub.
“This is a huge step forward for our program,” said South Bay Matrix Executive Director Anthony Millican. “This partnership with our sister club in Orange county opens doors we never thought possible. We have teams that have been successful in San Diego, and now our best teams will have the opportunity to compete with the best in Coast Soccer League.”
Since AYSO United was founded 5 years ago as part of a third, elite Club-style tier to the AYSO organization, it has grown to involve boys and girls teams from across the country from Orange County in the west coast to NYC in the east coast. With the addition of South Bay Matrix, AYSO United will now extend its program to south San Diego.
SB Matrix FC will work closely with AYSO United Club’s directors and coaching staff in implementing United’s training plan to enhance the development of players’ skills and technical abilities. The partnership started with a single team: the newly formed South Bay G2002 team, which will have immediate access to the TAGA GOALKEEPER TRAINING ACADEMY as well as entrance to CSL League Cup, Spring Cup, and California Cup.
Polo Aviles, South Bay Matrix FC coach and Technical Program Director, as well as Asst. Coach Nicole Thomas have joined AYSO United as coaches for the Girls 2002 squad, which has been competing in Coast’s Silver Elite & Gold bracket the past 4 years. Coach Aviles will continue serving as Technical Program Director of South Bay Matrix FC.
“We are looking to provide additional options for our teams and coaches,” Coach Aviles said. “Our aim is to provide more opportunities for soccer players, both competitively and recreationally. Our hope is that this relationship in the near future will also include boy’s teams under the AYSO United banner to compete in Coast Soccer League.”
Tony Zermeno, DOC of AYSO United South OC, said he is pleased to welcome South Bay Matrix FC to the club. “They will add another dimension to our club and provide players the opportunity to develop their skills further. Polo and his staff will also add coaching expertise to our program.”
South Bay AYSO has long fielded quality soccer teams, with coaches who have proven that volunteers can and do “make a difference.” South Bay Matrix was developed as the region’s competitive soccer option for players and coaches looking to grow their game. Coach Aviles’ squad has taken the program to yet another level.
“The core of this 2002 girls team won back-to-back championships in the San Diego Development Academy,” Millican said. “They have done all they can in San Diego. The team is the perfect candidate to pilot our partnership under the AYSO United Soccer Club umbrella.”
This new structure will offer three playing options for each division:
For more information visit http://ayso.org/play/ayso-united
Congratulations to Matrix Elite Coach Hector Romo for completion of the Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma Level 2 course. The course took place the weekend of May 14-15. Among other topics, Coach Romo learned about developing cognitive thinking in players, fostering individual and small group skills needed for a successful BOX / TRAP team, The Growth Mindset and pursuit of excellence through study and hard work that all Coerver students (and South Bay players, for that matter) should have. Coach Romo (photo, at right, with AYSO Pacific Soccer Club Director of Coaching Grant Heywood) is South Bay Matrix Director of Coaching, Girls Program. He is also head coach of South Bay’s Matrix Elite 2003 girls team. The team will compete this fall in the San Diego Development Academy.