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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

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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

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.”

Teamwork: B2010 Earns Presidio Medals, Looks to State Cup

For the second consecutive season, South Bay Matrix B2010 earned a top two finish in the Presidio League. The highly skillful squad ended its 2019 Fall Presidio season with an impressive defeat of Albion. The South Bay boys put on a display of footwork and teamwork, wowing spectators, which included another club’s director of coaching.

“Made in the South Bay is not just a slogan, it’s a way of soccer life here,” said Anthony Millican, South Bay Matrix coordinator. “This team worked hard to achieve its goals. Talent only goes so far. It is the time spent on the practice pitch between the matches that decides the outcome, and it is clear they put in the work.

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The time the squad has spent honing ball control has paid off in just its second season of competitive soccer. The squad is coached by Hector Romo, who is preparing the team for the State Cup opening weekend of January 18-19, 2020. Coach Romo is a veteran South Bay coach, who also helps lead our AYSO Jamboree program—our youngest players.

“We’re proud of what this team accomplished so far. They’re fun to watch, and we look forward to boys’ continued development of their skills,” Millican said.

Coach Romo announced open tryouts for his team for the Fall 2020 season. For more

information, contact him directly at: matrixfc712@gmail.com

South Bay Matrix also wishes to thank team sponsor AFC Transports Inc.

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South Bay Girls Reach USYS Far West Finals

South Bay’s G2002 team fell 1-0 to Las Vegas on Sunday in the championship match of U.S. Youth Soccer’s Far West Presidents Cup. But the South Bay girls won anyway. They won our hearts. And on the way to playing its sixth match in as many days in Salt Lake City, Utah, the team struck a blow for AYSO competitive teams everywhere. Coach Polo Aviles and his 16U squad are believed to be the first AYSO-affiliated team to advance so deeply into regionals. The girls showed “Dad Coaches” are winners indeed. They do it for love of the game, not a paycheck. On Father’s Day, what more beautiful message is that? Congratulations, Coach Polo and South Bay girls. You made us proud. #MadeInTheSouthBay, and @CalSouthSoccer reigning 16U State Cup Champions. @AYSO_Soccer @sdutzeigler

SB G02 State Cup Champs Prepare for Regionals

The road to the Far West Regionals in Salt Lake City is a path the South Bay G2002 team has traveled before. This is the second time this squad has made it to the Regionals, having attended as a wildcard a couple years ago. This time, the South Bay girls are entering play as the reigning CalSouth State Cup Presidents Division Champions. Coach Polo Aviles said his team knows full well the path will not be easy, and preparations began almost as soon as State Cup ended.

“We finished first out of 71 teams in State Cup, but it wasn’t an easy road to the final,” Aviles said. “We had to face some very competitive teams and almost found ourselves out of the competition in the round of 16 match vs. Apple Valley Storm. In that match, we had to come from behind to tie, and play two overtime halfs before winning it in kicks from the mark.”

With such State Cup experiences as well as challenging Coast Soccer League schedule the last two seasons, Aviles said his team is more battle tested than ever. The 2018 Regionals in Salt Lake City start on June 12. As part of the team’s preparations, the South Bay G02 team entered the Albion Las Vegas Memorial Cup tournament for the long weekend. The South Bay girls reached the tournament finals, before falling to Players SC and taking home a runner-up medal.

“I want my team to be more detached from the wins and losses and be more focused on doing the little things well,” Aviles said. “When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during State Cup and now Regionals, when the pressure gets thick. It is not what the coach knows; it is what his players have learned that will get you deep into State Cup or Regionals.”

South Bay will play under the new “AYSO United” brand, thanks to AYSO sister clubs in South Orange County. AYSO United is AYSO’s official club program, where players enjoy a more advanced play, participate in intense competition and receive cutting-edge training while still enjoying the benefits of AYSO and its Six Philosophies. AYSO United absorbed AYSO Pacific Soccer Club, where South Bay played under their umbrella to provide the team a greater challenge than San Diego County could provide.

The team’s “home region” is Region 712—South Bay AYSO/South Bay Matrix, the Region where most of the team hails from. New players have been skillfully integrated and welcomed over the years. “I have learned over the years how to hold a team together. How to lift some up, how to calm others down, until finally they’ve got one heartbeat, together, a team and that’s what South Bay soccer is all about. It’s our recipe for success,” said Aviles, who also happens to be South Bay Matrix Director of Coaching.

The G2002 team is actively fundraising for assistance in travel costs associated with the Far West Regionals. To help the team with a donation, please contact Luisa Dasis at ldasis@cox.net .

South Bay Teams Dominate Memorial Weekend Tournaments

South Bay Matrix competitive soccer teams put on an impressive show over the holiday weekend, with six teams making the finals of Memorial Day tournaments. As of press time, at least two champions were crowned. Overall, the following South Bay teams made finals: B2007 (Memorial Day Super Cup Champions), G2004 (Memorial Day Super Cup Champions), B2005 (Memorial Day Super Cup Finalist), G2006 (Poway Country Shootout Finalist), B2009 (Memorial Day Super Cup Finalist), G2002 (Albion Las Vegas Memorial Cup Finalist). South Bay Matrix is the competitive soccer arm of South Bay AYSO. “We only have eight teams overall, and to have six of them make tournament finals in one weekend is an impressive accomplishment,” said Anthony Millican, South Bay Matrix Coordinator.

South Bay teams have a noticeable style of play, blending skillful soccer with tactical awareness. An example is B2007, which is coached by father and son combination Jose Govea and Jose Antonio Govea, respectively. The younger Govea was a South Bay AYSO standout in his youth, and is passing on his soccer knowledge to a new generation of South Bay players. The B2007 won their tournament final 3-2 vs. GPS SD, with a “golden goal” in the waning minutes of sudden death overtime.

South Bay’s G2004 and B2009 teams are coached by Hector Romo, whose girls cruised to a 4-1 victory over Santee Matrix and whose boys lost a nail-biter in overtime on a golden goal.

South Bay’s G2002 team is building momentum for its second appearance in the Far West Regional Championships in three years. The reigning CalSouth State Cup Presidents Division Champions start play the Regionals in Salt Lake City starting on June 12. As part of its preparations, the team entered the Albion Las Vegas Memorial Cup tournament for the long weekend. The South Bay girls reached finals, which were to be played at 12:30 p.m. Monday, and the results were not known at press time.

“The G2002 team is so dominant, we needed to place them in the Coast Soccer League the last two seasons, which is the gaming circuit north of San Diego County,” Millican said. “Their games are in Orange County, and the Inland Empire because there was no competition left for them in San Diego County.”

Nearly all of South Bay’s G2002 squad consists of “home grown” players developed in South Bay AYSO Region 712, from South San Diego and Imperial Beach. Coach Polo Aviles himself is a Mar Vista High alumnus. Winning the State Cup was an incredible accomplish, a first for South Bay Matrix.

The South Bay girls are pioneering in another sense as well. They will play under the new “AYSO United” brand, in South Orange County. AYSO United is AYSO’s official club program, where players are selected through a tryout. Once selected, players are guaranteed 50 percent of playing time. Players will also enjoy a more advanced play, participate in intense competition and receive cutting-edge training while still enjoying the benefits of AYSO and its Six Philosophies.

The G2002 team is actively fundraising for assistance in travel costs associated with the Far West Regionals. To help the team with a donation, please contact Luisa Dasis at ldasis@cox.net