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Community Pride Flying High at Our Fields

A huge congratulations to Isella Olivera in signing with Yakima Valley College recognized as a top 25 High School player in San Diego. Isella is leading the way for AYSO South Bay.

Isella committed back in February and is the newest incoming soccer player from our community to sign and play soccer in Washington State.

She was first seen by many college coaches during the G2002 FarWest Regional participation in Salt Lake City.

Congratulations to our very own South Bay G2002 United player Isella Olivera. Coach Polo and Nicole wish you lots of success and happiness. You met your goal.

There’s Still Time to Join Matrix South Bay!

Come be part of the best, most cost-effective family oriented youth soccer program in the region! South Bay Matrix is forming teams now for the 2020-21 competitive season.

g20021South Bay Matrix has a proven track record in developing ‘High School Ready’ soccer players who typically are standouts on their varsity teams. Our alumni include three former South Bay League High School ‘Players of the Year,’ community college and university players. Current rosters of local high school teams are filled with South Bay Matrix players (University City, Grossmont, Eastlake, Bonita, Olympian, San Ysidro, Southwest, MarVista). Our club is a member of the San Diego Development Academy, where our teams compete under Matrix  and Coast Soccer League, where our teams compete under the AYSO United banner.

Our first place teams in 2019 include B2005 and G2002. Our highlights include:

  • Coast Soccer League acceptance
  • California Regional League acceptance
  • Southern California National Premier League acceptance
  • 2019 San Diego Surf Cup Finalist
  • FarWest Regionals Utah 2018 Finalist G2002
  • G2002 CalSouth State Cup Presidents Champions
    • FarWest Regional Championship appearance in Utah
  • G2002 CalSouth Presidents State Cup Finalist
    • FarWest Regional Championship appearance in Seattle
  • CalSouth State Cup Semi-Finalist Boys U17
  • NSCAA ‘Premier’ Licensed Director of Coaching
  • Among the highest winning percentages

For more information contact Director of Coaching Polo Aviles @ 858-336-8529, email sbmfcpoloaviles@gmail.com  or Luisa Dasis @ 619-322-1228 or ldasis@cox.net .

 

Soccer Tryouts

Join us for opening training & tryout sessions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register Here: https://southbaymatrixfc.com/tryouts/

B2009 SB Matrix FC
Head Coach: Oscar Briseño

 

 

 

 

 

Trainings: Southwest Middle School
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays

Contact info:

Cell (619) 710-5804
email: oscar_80@hotmail.com

B2010 SB Matrix FC
Head Coach: Hector Romo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trainings: Southwest Middle School
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays

Contact info:

Cell: (619)876-9440
Email: matrixfc712@gmail.com

Boys 2007 SB Matrix FC
Head Coach: Polo Aviles
Asst Coach: Rene Venegas

Contact Info:

(619) 336-8529
email: sbmfcpoloaviles@gmail.com

Boys 2005 SB Matrix FC
Head Coach: Ramiro Ramirez
Asst. Coach: Martin Anguiano

Boys 2005 players and coaches pose for photo.

 

 

 

 

 

Trainings: Southwest Middle School
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays

Contact info:

Cell (619)414-6129
email: rramirez4@sandi.net

Boys 2002 SB Matrix FC
Head Coach: Luis Sanchez

Contact Info:

(619)638-6222
email: sanchezprisva@hotmail.com

G2011 SB Matrix FC
Head Coach: David Ochoa

Trainings: Southwest Middle School
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays

Contact info:

Cell (619) 565-0015
email: davidochoa3017@gmail.com

G2009 SB Matrix FC
Head Coach: Luis Sanchez

 

 

 

 

Did You Know…? In our inaugural season, our team won first place in our division in the Presidio League. Our girls are the 2018 AA-C South champions and looking to grow with additional players and continued focus on player development.

Contact Info:

(619)638-6222
email: sanchezprisva@hotmail.com

Girls 2006 SB Matrix FC
Head Coach: Ramiro Ramirez

Trainings: Southwest Middle School
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Contact info:

Cell (619)414-6129
email: rramirez4@sandi.net

Girls 2004 SB Matrix FC
Head Coach: Hector Romo
Asst Coach: Franky Romo

Did You Know…? Our girls compete in the San Diego Development Academy. We have an experienced coaching staff and develop our players to be high school-ready, with many already making their prep varsity squads as freshmen. Our players routinely receive compliments on their skillfulness (footwork), style of play and determination.

Trainings: Southwest Middle School
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays

Contact info:

Cell: (619)876-9440
Email: matrixfc712@gmail.com

Girls 2002 SB AYSO United 
Head Coach: Polo Aviles
Asst Coach: Nicole Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

Trainings: San Ysidro HS
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays

Contact info:

Cell: (619) 336-8529
Email: sbmfcpoloaviles@gmail.com

All Matrix Age Groups Boys and Girls 

Born in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

Click here to register

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Join Matrix!

South Bay Matrix is forming teams now for the 2020 competitive soccer season

South Bay MATRIX is AYSO’s year-round competitive soccer club that offers opportunities for area youth to enhance their skills in an environment with players of similar ability. We invite you to speak with our coaches and players and learn more about our program.

Open Tryouts Boys & Girls all ages:

10 a.m. Saturday, March 21

Birth Year: 2011-2002

Location: San Ysidro High School

5353 Airway Rd, San Diego, 92154

Register Here: https://southbaymatrixfc.com/tryouts/

Players are expected to attend a published tryout session. If you have a time conflict, please discuss this with the Coaching Director.  Late arrivals will be admitted at the discretion of the South Bay MATRIX Staff. Players must wear their soccer gear.  Shin Guards are mandatory. Bring a water bottle. A Parent or Guardian must accompany all players and they must sign an AYSO insurance waiver.

For more information contact our DOC Polo Aviles @ 858-336-8529 or sbmfcpoloaviles@gmail.com

SYHS Girls Varsity Has a Matrix Flavor, Reaches CIF Semi-Finals

A shout out to South Bay Matrix FC Director of Coaching and AYSO United G2002 Coach Polo Aviles, who also runs the SYHS Girls Soccer Program and Head Coaches the Girls Varsity team. SYHS is loaded with South Bay Matrix/AYSO United players and staff. Coach Rene Venegas SBMatrix GK coach heads the Novice team, Coach Antonio Govea is the JV head coach and Coach Luis Sanchez Asst. Coach Varsity. The squad reached the CIF Semi-Finals of San Diego County, losing a heartbreaker to Escondido HS. The team captains for Coach Polo’s squad include Captain Isella Olivera, Melina Hernandez, Andrea Martinez and Monique Dominguez who play for G2002 South Bay AYSO United CSL team, and Analucia Rosales, who plays on the G2004 SB Matrix team this fall. So much for the theory that you have to play on a high-priced club soccer team to make a high school team, much less captain the squad. SYHS upended Southwest High in the CIF Quarter Finals. The CIF Semi-Finals were played on February 26.

These past three seasons San Ysidro Lady Cougars team has had an infusion of talented players from the G2002 United and G2004 Matrix team coached by the Romo brothers Hector & Frank as well as Polo and Nicole.

South Bay Matrix/AYSO United players are now starring on Varsity squads across the San Diego county.  Mar Vista High, Southwest, Bonita, Montgomery, University City, Eastlake, Olympian, San Ysidro and this years CIF Champions Grossmont High School.

SDDA Champs: South Bay B2005

The Boys 2005 South Bay Matrix team coached by Ramiro Ramirez took first place in the San Diego Development Academy Flight 2 Gold Division. Coach Ramirez recently shared the excitement of receiving the team’s SDDA championship medals.

“This is for everyone!” Coach Ramirez said. “Thanks goes out to Director of Coaching Polo Aviles for sharing his knowledge with us. He passes on everything he learns at AYSO United to our coaching staff. Thanks also to SB Matrix Coordinator Anthony Millican and South AYSO Regional Commissioner Marco Beltran for all the administrative support.

“And kudos and thanks to all the coaches on our South Bay staff. I definitely learn from all of them. I watch their training sessions and take away something I can use every time. Go South Bay!” 

South Bay Matrix B2005 followed up its impressive Fall 2019 SDDA season by reaching the finals of the 2019 Las Vegas Thanksgiving Classic.

“This used to be just a fun trip,” Coach Ramirez said. “We would win one game and get blown out all the other games every year. The competition was so fierce. This year we are competing. Three wins and a tie gave us a chance for another championship.”

Although the South Bay boys lost in the tournament final, the effort was followed by additional individual accomplishments. A number of the boys made it on to their respective high school soccer squads.

“When they started the tryouts, I thought they would take one or two of my boys because there was a lot of competition,” Coach Ramirez said. “There were bigger and faster kids. But day after day I saw them weed out players that perhaps didn’t have the same desire or knowledge. So I have to say this is a proud moment for South Bay.”

DOC Aviles praised Coach Ramirez for his willingness to learn and apply his knowledge in his training sessions. “That is where matches are won and lost,” Aviles said. “Ramiro is a teacher by profession, and it shows in his ability to transfer his knowledge to his players. His boys have a great understanding of the tactical side of the game, as well as the skills necessary to compete among the higher levels of youth soccer.”

South Bay Matrix FC Partners with AYSO United

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:

  1. CSL – Silver/Silver Elite/Gold & someday Premier for the most competitive teams, which should also increase exposure on a regional and national basis and give players a chance to compete against top clubs. Entrance criteria for this league would be previous SDDA team with a level of success in their respective Flight 1 or 2 bracket.
  2. SDDA – The local premier league, which is the most competitive level in San Diego and gives teams exposure to National Cup. The highest platform for our local competitive teams.
  3. Presidio League – Competitive, which also gives our players a chance to compete in the bracket of their choice, but also gives players just entering the competitive level the chance to see if it is the right fit.
  4. AYSO Extra – A program that offers organized soccer for players who want to play at a more competitive level. Club soccer teams are in place in many parts of the country, but for those who want to play harder and still be a part of AYSO, EXTRA is a perfect starting point before transitioning to Presidio.

For more information visit http://ayso.org/play/ayso-united

http://aysounited.org

 

Online Team Store Now Open for South Bay Matrix Spirit Wear & Uniforms

Gear up with South Bay Matrix items with our online store, courtesy of PrimeSports. Parents, if your want a parent T-Shirt or if you need an extra pair of socks for your player, look no further. The online team store is your place to support South Bay soccer. Click here: https://primesports.tuosystems.com/stores/sbmsc

U13G Matrix Elite are Headed to Regionals in Seattle!

Our GU13 Matrix Elite Academy team is this year’s 2015 CalSouth President State Cup Finalist. These talented young ladies now move on to compete in the US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup Championship Tournament, which takes place June 9-14 in Seattle, Washington.

We believe this is the first time in AYSO history that a team from the competitive program has reached Regional play. In fact, it’s been several years since a San Diego County team reaches the Regionals.

The event will feature Boys and Girls teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 age groups who will compete for a regional championship and a spot at the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 9-12 in Overland Park, Kan. Please help sponsor our girls get to Washington.  Click on the following link:

South Bay Matrix Elite sponsor letter

to learn how you can make a donation or sponsor the team.

South Bay Matrix Unveils New Uniform Style for 2015

South Bay Matrix teams will be sporting a new uniform style for the 2015 season. Our teams’ adidas jerseys will display the Fox Sports 1 logo prominently out front, as well as our region specific shield/logo. All new Matrix South Bay and Matrix Elite (Academy) level teams will wear the new style. Returning teams with existing jerseys will be able to retain the prior style for one more season. In addition, Matrix or Matrix Elite will adorn the front of the jerseys. The additions to the front of the jerseys will help build brand recognition for Matrix, South Bay AYSO, and Fox Sports 1. The traditional AYSO logo will adorn the left sleeve.New Jerseys Maroon

Matrix is the competitive soccer arm of South Bay AYSO. Our teams play in either the Presidio League or the San Diego Development Academy. Teams are issued home and away jerseys. The new design looks good, and will enhance pride in our traditional maroon South Bay AYSO league color, and look sharp in the white alternate jersey as well. Special thanks go out to Uniform Coordinator Santiago Villanueva for working with AYSO National to secure approval for our new style.