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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.

SB U16G Ready for 2013 Academy Season

The Matrix South Bay U16G team is preparing hard for the inaugural San Diego Development Academy league. The team is coached by Hector Romo and is an experienced squad with talented newcomers for the Fall 2013 season. The team has had some quality wins in summer tournaments, including victories and draws against teams with high GotSoccer national and state rankings. The South Bay team has one opening and welcomes players to come try out for the squad. Contact Coach Hector Romo at (619) 944-6118 for more information. See photos below courtesy of Rey Estrada or YouTube link to brief video of our footwork drills.

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Matrix South Bay: Video Shows Our Club is On The Rise

We are often asked, ‘What is Matrix?’ Well, we could tell you. For example, we could note that: “Matrix is designed to provide a more challenging level of play for those players who possess the appropriate interest, skills and abilities and to enhance each player’s experience and individual growth through the game of soccer while retaining the spirit and organization of AYSO.”

But we thought it would be much more fun to show you. So please take a moment to view the following video clip by simply clicking here or cutting and pasting this link into your web browser:U10 Sanchez2
http://animoto.com/play/kjE1Hci4tnSpgr5z5UP6YA

Guess who makes a guest appearance? Hint: He wears a funny hat on Saturdays.

Huge Turnout at Parks and Rec Soccer Expo

The prospect of a free t-shirt, soccer ball and a hamburger only added to the experience of soccer enthusiasts, as the city of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department hosted a Soccer Expo on Saturday, May 11 with the help of South Bay AYSO/South Bay Matrix. It was quite a day of activities as the soccer skills clinic attracted well over 100 participants. The recreation center also hosted a community yard sale, and South Bay Matrix teams held an inaugural Jog-a-thon at the park. That made for a jam-packed, fun-filled morning. South Bay AYSO’s U5 Jamboree division showed up in force.

Special thanks go out to Luisa Dasis for coordinating the Matrix Jog-a-thon and our concession booths. Volunteer coaches from Matrix for the skills clinic included Diego Terry, Hector Romo, Rogelio Lopez, Santiago Villanueva, Polo Aviles, and several Matrix high school-age players who dedicated their community service hours to helping the younger players.

Thank you to all our participants and volunteers.

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South Bay AYSO Wins Big with Donations from Michelin and San Diego Tire Pros

(SAN DIEGO – September 6, 2012) — Kicking off the 2012 soccer season, the Michelin Soccer Program is coming to local communities in support of youth soccer. Beginning September 8, 2012, families of AYSO Region 712 will receive certificates to be redeemed for a free, high-quality, four-ply soccer ball (official size and weight) while supplies last at San Diego Tire Pros. The certificate entitles each family to one free soccer ball from the participating tire dealer and includes an exclusive rebate for a future tire purchase.

After the 30-day program period, AYSO Region 712 (South Bay AYSO) will receive $2 on behalf of Michelin and San Diego Tire Pros for every MICHELIN® tire sold to the general public. Donations can be used to purchase items such as new soccer equipment, uniforms, and entry fees for local soccer tournaments.

“Making a difference in our community and supporting our youth is so important to us,” said Jeffrey Yasukochi of San Diego Tire Pros. “We look forward to connecting with players and families from AYSO Region 712 when they come in for their free soccer ball.”

“The nationwide Michelin Soccer Program provides a unique way for our dealers to connect with their community, while igniting the spirits of players and families committed to youth soccer, said Don Byrd, vice president of Marketing for Michelin Americas Small Tires. “It is especially rewarding to know that through the program, we are able to provide more families the opportunity to participate in the sport, while enhancing our community involvement.”

Soccer is easily the fastest growing youth sport. This fall, over 1,300 dealers and soccer leagues are partnered up with plans to donate nearly 200,000 soccer balls to youth soccer players in their local communities.

To learn more about the Michelin Soccer Program, visit http://www.michelinsoccer.com/?league_overview. To find out more about San Diego Tire Pros, contact Jeffrey Yasukochi, 619-428-8473, at 750 Dennery Rd in San Diego or visit http://www.sdtirepros.com/index.htm.

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast

You’re invited to an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support the South Bay Matrix Girl’s Soccer Team on Sunday, August  19th from 8:00am – 10:00am. The Flapjack Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, orange juice and coffee for only $10 per ticket. The proceeds will go towards coaches fees and equipment. The fundraiser will take place at the Applebee’s Restaurant located at 7677 Balboa Ave San Diego, 92111. Just let me know how many tickets you would like. 🙂

–Luisa Dasis, Team Manager U11G Matrix (Gonzalez)

Shakey’s Fundraiser Was a Good Time for All

South Bay AYSO and Matrix teams and families participated in the recent Shakey’s fundraiser at the Chula Vista Mall. Special thanks go out to coordinator Luisa Dasis. The players from the U15G team and U11G Gonzalez team came in their jerseys and spirit wear. Many hit a jackpot of yellow game tickets to redeem for prizes. Our younger recreational players from U8 divisions also had a great time. Check out the slide show below.

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South Bay Rules the Sun, Surf…and Beach Soccer!

Another South Bay Matrix FC Team Wins a Beach Soccer Championship

The South Bay Matrix FC U10G team coached by Hector Gonzalez won its age group in the Beach Soccer Championships held May 5-6 in Oceanside. South Bay defeated a Surf U10G team 6-2 in the championship match.

South Bay teams have a strong record in beach soccer. In addition to the U10G success, the South Bay U13G team coached by Hector Ordonez made the semi-finals in its age group in the Oceanside tournament, only a week after capturing the Beach Soccer Jam tournament at Fiesta Island.

For the Oceanside tournament, each South Bay team was entered into the highly competitive ‘Sun’ bracket. The South Bay teams trained on the sand in Imperial Beach to prepare for the Oceanside tournament. The girls’ hard work paid off in dominant performances in the Sun brackets’ opening rounds. The U13G team (photo at right) scored an incredible 24 goals in its first three matches, including a convincing 7-2 victory over rival Kodiak. The Ordonez team narrowly lost in the semis, losing 4-3.

The U10G team recorded 16 goals in its first two matches, before smashing Surf in the championship match. For the U10G team (feature photo), it was a second title in three years in this tournament. And defeating a team from Surf, with its cadre of professional coaches and trainers, is another feather in the cap of all-volunteer AYSO, and South Bay soccer specifically. Way to go!

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