We are sometimes asked about our logo, what the shield means and the symbolism. I am searching the memory bank here, which is always a scary proposition. But if I recall correctly, it was created by Erin Lingo, with input from others including Ivan Medellin. Anyway, here is the description:
Matrix U19B player and Southwest High Boys’ Varsity member Jess Bojorquez was in the feature photo accompanying an article in the Star-News about his school’s first place finish in South Bay League play. And Nicole Rea and Natalie ‘Jelly’ Morales helped make news at San Ysidro High, where their experiences as freshmen varsity players included the first playoff matches in their school’s history. Jelly was also mentioned in the Star-News for her goal in a league match that clinched San Ysidro’s league title. Nicole and Jelly were on the U14G Matrix last fall, and are looking to carry over their success to the upcoming State Cup. In addition, this week’s El Latino weekly Spanish-language newspaper ran a team photo and extended caption of the U10G Gonzalez team in the youngers’ State Cup.
Wear your South Bay Gear to the Expo! Show your pride for our club!
Soccer Nation Expo 2012 is Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26 in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center. Come join thousands of fellow soccer fans at the most exciting soccer festival of the year! This is the biggest family soccer show! And it’s FREE to attend!
This year, Soccer Nation Expo has increased the number of exhibits and areas where attendees can play, learn, show off and experience more soccer activities than ever before. Some of these exhibits are:
• The LA Galaxy and Chivas will both have large areas where attendees can learn new skills and play soccer-based games with representatives of the teams.
• Recreational coaches and players will have an area where members of the Cal South Coaching Education and Olympic Development staff will be giving instruction on drills specifically for younger developmental players. Sponsored by Kohl’s.
• Nike will host their Elite 2.0 tour to test your skills and develop your game.
• Sports Authority will have the SKLZ team on hand to show you how to step up your training.
• The popular Futboleros soccer juggling troupe will show off incredible tricks and give you a chance to show your best tricks off in the Ultimate Soccer Arena and in soccer tennis
Los Angeles Convention Center – 1201 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 | 213-741-115
Congratulations to the many high school varsity players who came out of Coach Marco Beltran’s U19 Boys Matrix team. The boys had a great summer tournament season, and finished a respectable 8-5-1 in the tough Presidio League AAA-South division last fall.
The South Bay Matrix girls are transitioning from U10 and are a dynamic, well conditioned team with an exceptionally skilled coach and support staff. Additionally, the girls have a tradition of strong tournament finishes and always have a positive outlook on good sportsmanship. Since the team formed in 2009 as an AYSO all-star team and now entering its second season as a Matrix team, the girls have captured 3 championships and 1 indoor title as well. The photo was taken this fall 2011 and the coach has since recruited 2 additional players. For information about tryouts for the competitive 2012 season or to practice with the team, contact Coach Hector Gonzalez at (619) 548-6118 or Team Manager Luisa Dasis at (619) 322-1228
The team consists of a highly athletic, competitive and skillful group of players that is transitioning to U15G for the fall 2012 season. This group of girls also has a tradition of strong tournament finishes. Since its initial formation as an AYSO all-star team and now as a seasoned Matrix team, the girls have captured a remarkable 11 championships and one indoor title as well. Highlights include last May’s Cerritos Cup, where the squad took home a victory over a nationally ranked Arsenal team in a match played at Long Beach State University. Most recently, the team was crowned Co-Champions of the Memorial Super Cup.
For information about tryouts or to practice with the team, contact Coach Hector Romo at (619) 606-3884.
2012 Memorial Super Cup (San Diego) Co-Champions
2011 U14G AAA division
2011 San Diego Open, Champions, while playing up in U15G
2011 Cerritos Cup 1-1-1 national caliber-tournament, including win over Arsenal
2011 State Cup 1-1-1 in President’s Division
2010 Presidio Cup Finalist in U13G AA-A. 1-0 loss in championship match.
2010 Las Vegas Turkey Trot U13G semi-finalist
2010 Encinitas Rotary Cup Champions U13G (defeated FC Heat Black)
2010 Copa Del Mar Champions U13G (defeated Carlsbad Lightning White). Second consecutive Copa Del Mar championship.
2010 semi-finalist U.S. Futsal Federation National Tournament (Long Beach)
2010 Goya Cup Pumas Memorial Day Champions in U13/U14G bracket.
2009 Copa Del Mar Champions U12G. Did not allow a goal in the tournament. Defeated Surf 1-0 in the championship.
2009 Rangers Memorial Day Cup Champions U12G. 4-1 record. Four straight shutouts to close out the tournament.
2009 Semi-finalist in Carlsbad Cup. U12G 3-1 record in Silver division.
2009 Beach Soccer Mission Bay U12G semi-finalists.
2008-09 Presidio League AA-B South Champions: 13-1 record.
Last season in U12B AAA, Matrix Coach Jesus Jimenez’ team contended for first place much of the season before a slight dip in the second half. The boys also had a strong summer. They won the San Diego Open (photo), crushing opponents in bracket play, and then won the championship 6-1. For information about joining the team, contact Coach Jesus at (619) 246-6155 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Team Manager Daniel Hernandez email@example.com 619-549-7771. Join today!
On behalf of our Board, I would like to welcome you to the online newsletter blog of South Bay AYSO/South Bay Matrix FC. AYSO is an all-volunteer organization, so the recruitment of volunteers is important for the stability of our region. All of our volunteers must meet certain criteria and training before being handed the responsibility of training our youth. The ages of children range from 4 years old to 18 years old. Our children have grown through AYSO and some have returned as volunteer coaches. It brings a sense of pride to see our former players in varsity high school soccer and playing at major universities. Our AYSO Matrix club program offers a more competitive level of training and player development
Help us help our youth grow in a positive, active environment. I welcome you to join us in developing the youth of our community.