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Coach Training Session is Scheduled for May 10

South Bay Matrix Director of Coaching Memo Medina will hold a free coaches clinic on Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Southwest High. The clinic will include a field session with South Bay’s Boys U17 squad from 8-9 a.m., and a classroom session from 9 a.m. to approximately 9:45. The session in free to assistant coaches and coaches in South Bay AYSO and Matrix.

Matrix South Bay Director of Coaching Memo Medina shares a moment with Army National Guard members.
Matrix South Bay Director of Coaching Memo Medina shares a moment with Army National Guard members at a recent player development clinic.

Coach Medina has served as an instructor in coaching education for Cal South and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. This is a great opportunity for coaches to learn and improve their skills in working with our youth. Refreshments will be provided.

Matrix South Bay Hosts Soccer Clinic, Thanks to Army National Guard Soccer

Southwest High School was the place to be on Thursday evening for a free futbol clinic, thanks to a partnership involving AYSO Matrix South Bay, SoccerNation and the Army National Guard. The session was part of the National Guard’s Grassroots Soccer (GRS) program. The program was created to inform and educate high school-aged soccer players, their parents, club coaches, and high school and college coaches about how joining the Guard can assist youth with reaching their educational goals.

Matrix South Bay Director of Coaching Guillermo “Memo” Medina helped coordinate the session, and was supported by Matrix (San Diego) Director of Coaching Mike Hovenic. Both Hovenic and Medina hold USSF B Licenses. Instructors included Marco Beltran, who is SOH Women’s Varsity Coach, and Matrix South Bay Coaches Hector Romo and Santiago Villanueva.

The National Guard’s game plan is to open the doors of possibilities for today’s youth soccer players. Interested in helping the scholar athletes, the National Guard is sponsoring the free clinics as well as providing a meal and T shirts for all the players. The clinics have been well received by players and parents alike. With the sound of an occasional Navy helicopter overhead, Southwest High seemed to be the perfect place to host. The South Bay is home to one of the highest concentrations of military-connected families in San Diego County.

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Free National Guard Soccer Clinic is Scheduled for SOH

Update: South Bay will host a National Guard Soccer Clinic this Thursday, April 10 at Southwest High School’s stadium. The address is 1685 Hollister St, San Diego, CA 92154

The session is part of the National Guard’s Grassroots Soccer (GRS) program and the goal is to prepare youth players for success at college. The Army National Guard’s Grassroots Soccer program was created to inform and educate high school-aged soccer players, their parents, club coaches, and high school and college coaches on the benefits of how joining the Guard can assist them with reaching their goals.

The National Guard’s game plan is to open the doors of possibilities for today’s youth soccer players. Interested in helping the scholar athletes, the National Guard is sponsoring the free clinics as well as providing a meal and T shirts for all the players. The free clinics are for ages 16 to 19 and are open to all interested. All players should arrive well before the session start time. See more at: http://www.soccernation.com/free-soccer-clinics-in-san-diego-cms-5132#sthash.vq2VwyW2.dpuf

These free clinics are a part of the National Guard’s Grassroots Socce(GRS) program and the goal is to prepare youth players for success at college. The Army National Guard’s Grassroots Soccer program was created to inform and educate high school-aged soccer players, their parents, club coaches, and high school and college coaches on the benefits of how joining the Guard can assist them with reaching their goals.

The National Guard’s game plan is to open the doors of possibilities for today’s youth soccer players. Interested in helping the scholar athletes, the National Guard is sponsoring the clinics as well as providing lunch and T shirts for all the players.

College coaches will also be on-site at selected clinics to help answer questions and train San Diego’s youth soccer players. The free clinics are for ages 16 to 19 and are open to all interested.

– See more at: http://www.soccernation.com/free-soccer-clinics-in-san-diego-cms-5132#sthash.vq2VwyW2.dpuf

These free clinics are a part of the National Guard’s Grassroots Socce(GRS) program and the goal is to prepare youth players for success at college. The Army National Guard’s Grassroots Soccer program was created to inform and educate high school-aged soccer players, their parents, club coaches, and high school and college coaches on the benefits of how joining the Guard can assist them with reaching their goals.

The National Guard’s game plan is to open the doors of possibilities for today’s youth soccer players. Interested in helping the scholar athletes, the National Guard is sponsoring the clinics as well as providing lunch and T shirts for all the players.

College coaches will also be on-site at selected clinics to help answer questions and train San Diego’s youth soccer players. The free clinics are for ages 16 to 19 and are open to all interested.

– See more at: http://www.soccernation.com/free-soccer-clinics-in-san-diego-cms-5132#sthash.vq2VwyW2.dpuf

Scheduled of events:
5.30 – 5.40pm National Guard addresses players
5.45 – 6.10pm Rotation #1
6.15 – 6.40pm Rotation #2
6.45 – 7.10pm Rotation #3
7.15 – 7.40pm Rotation #4
7.45pm Dinner served

For more information, contact Matrix South Bay Director of Coaching Guillermo Medina

Phone: 619-737-6451

Email: sbmfcdoc@gmail.com

Matrix Players Shine at National Guard Soccer Clinic

Matrix South Bay and Matrix Bonita players trained with UC Irvine Women’s soccer star Zoya Farzaneh (in photo, center) at a National Guard Soccer Clinic organized by the San Diego Development Academy. The March 15 clinic was located in Carlsbad, and eight Matrix players made the nearly hour long drive to attend. In addition to NationalGuard-clinic1an excellent training session, the girls learned about what it takes to be a college athlete, and the resources available to help them reach college and career goals. They called it a great experience, and those who were in Coach Zoya’s group praised her skill.

Matrix South Bay will host a National Guard Soccer clinic here in the South County on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Details to come.

Southwest High Boys Varsity CIF Champions vs. Xolos’ U17 Champions

Come see the stars of tomorrow in a cross-border Futbol Friendly! The action starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22 in a game between the Southwest High Raiders Boys Varsity 2014 CIF Division II Champions vs. U17 Fuerzas Basicas Xoloitzcuincles de Caliente Club Tijuana. This is Xolos’ 2014 Baja California State Championship team.

The match is free to the community. Immediately following the match, Xolos will hold a skills clinic for South Bay AYSO boys and girls. U6 boys and girls are scheduled from 3 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. and U8/U10 boys and girls are scheduled from 4 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.

“This is a great opportunity for our soccer community to celebrate the tremendous success of Southwest High’s boys’ varsity team, as well as kick off our new partnership with Xolos USA in a dramatic fashion,” said Anthony Millican, Asst. Commissioner of South Bay AYSO. “We hope the whole community turns out to honor the boys, and be entertained by a high quality soccer match.”

For more information, click here.

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FREE Soccer Clinic is Scheduled for 3/8

South Bay AYSO is inviting students in Grades 4-6 to participate in a FREE soccer clinic. Help your child develop his/her soccer skills in a fun environment with players of similar ability. Register on-site day of event.AYSO Free Clinic-2014-SBUSD

Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014

Location: Robert Egger, Sr., South Bay Recreation Center Park, 1885 Coronado Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92154. (Corner of Saturn Blvd. and Coronado Ave.)

For more info, click on the flier at right or visit us on the web at www.ayso712sb.org or www.facebook.com/ayso712

Upcoming Events: Save The Date!

Matrix South Bay upcoming events:

  • Tuesday, February 11 – Club Fundraiser at Boll Weevil’s on Saturn Blvd. from 5 to 9pmBollWeevil-web1
  • Wednesday, February 19 – Coaches Meeting at SOH room 708 from 6.30 to 7.30pm
  • Monday, February 24 – 2nd Registration Night for Younger teams (U10-U14) at SOH cafeteria from 6 to 8pm
  • Wednesday, March 5 – Managers Meeting at SOH room 708 at 6.30pm
  • Tuesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 20  – Older Tryouts U15-U19) at SOH Stadium Field from 6.30 to 7.45pm
  • Wednesday, March 19  – Coaches Meeting at SOH room 708 6.30 to 7.30pm
  • Monday, March 31 – Registration Night for Older teams (U15-U19) as well as remaining balance of Younger teams due at SOH cafeteria from 6 to 8pm

Fut-Boll Fundraiser, Thanks to Boll Weevil

Who loves a good burger? You do, and it tastes even better for a good cause.

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Time: 5PM – 9PM

Where: Boll Weevil 695 Saturn Blvd. San Diego, 92154

(Near Von’s Shopping Center)

Enjoy a great Steerburger or any other great menu items and just mention to your SERVER that you are supporting the SB Matrix FCBollWeevil-web1

SOH Varsity Has a Matrix Flavor, Reaches Tourney Finals

A shout out to South Bay AYSO Commissioner Marco Beltran, who also coaches the Southwest High Girls Varsity team. SOH is loaded with South Bay Matrix/South Bay AYSO players. The squad reached the finals of the Barons Tournament, losing a heartbreaker to Our Lady of Peace 3-2 after the fourth OT and with just seconds to go until a penalty shootout. The team captains for Coach SOH-AYSO finalistsMarco’s squad include Kimberly Avalos, left in photo, who played U19G South Bay recreational, and Juliana Campos, right, who played on the U19G 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. SOH upended El Capitan High in the semis, and came back from two goals down in the final to send the match to overtime. OLP notched the game-winner on a corner kick right before time expired. The semis and final were played on December 14.

This year’s Southwest High team had an infusion of talented freshmen from the U15G Matrix team coached by Hector Ordonez.

Look for future updates about South Bay Matrix players who are now starring on Varsity squads across the South County, from Mar Vista High in Imperial Beach to Otay Ranch and Olympian high schools in eastern Chula Vista. Mar Vista High in particular boasts a high number of Matrix U19G players (Coach Santiago Villanueva).