Sep 12, 2011
Matrix will be implementing the leadership program in the 2012 season. Each girl needs to have opportunities to lead, and be led. Every week the Director will meet with the team individually for a leadership session. The players will learn how to give constructive critisism, and take constructive critisism. They will learn their role and responsibilities within the team, which goes well beyond showing up for practices. The team will learn how to set goals individually and as a unit.
This country is starving for leaders. In general, we have produced a generation of followers. The only thing we can do about it is to teach our children to be leaders.
Athletics gives us extraordinary opportunities to teach our daughters to be leaders. They need to be given the tools to lead themselves first, lead others next, and then lead their teams to victory.
Matrix will be sharing a leadership program that will help them develop & mature in ways that will help them everyday. This program gives them the self confidence to make the right choices when peer pressure is at its highest level. This program will help our daughters:
- Increase Self Esteem & Confidence
- Make Correct Choices (not following the crowd)
- Increase Communication Skills (verbal & physical)
- Increase Trust in Team
- Increase Relationship Building Skills
- Increase Leadership Abilities
I am very excited to share this program with our daughters. We have been working very hard on it in the off season. It will be a journey the girls will take individually, and as a team. If you have any more questions regarding the Matrix Leadership Program, please contact Jeff @ 602.388.6305.
Nov 11, 2009
n. pl. ma·trix·es or ma·tri·ces(m?’tr?-s?z’, m?t’r?-)
- A surrounding substance within which something else originates, develops, or is contained.
We are called Club Matrix because we want to create an environment where a girl can feel safe, and develop from ordinary to extraordinary. At Club Matrix the development of your daughter’s skill is the most important issue during practice. When she steps into the gym, we have prepared ourselves to give the best coaching on the west side of the valley. We have done our homework in the off season to take our club to an elite status. We went out and researched the qualities of elite clubs and are implementing them in the 2010 Club Matrix season including:
- Jump Program- We have a jump program that is second to none. It is a program that takes 8 weeks to build up to the full intensity. We will train the jumping muscles to be explosive! We will track and record your vertical jump, and set goals for future vertical reach.
- Matrix Leadership Program-Athletics gives us a unique opportunity to test our limits & capabilities. It also serves as a perfect environment to build leadership. In this “matrix” we can intentionally develop our players into leaders. There are many different types of leaders such as emotional, physical, intellectual, and verbal. We have a program that will give the girls tools to become better leaders. It will be exciting to watch them grow into their own.
- Matrix Coaching Staff-As the player develops & grows so must the instruction. We have enlisted some of the most talented coaching staff in the valley. We start with the fundamentals with the 12′s and build upon their skills as they progress to older teams. The older girls have coaches that have instructed and played at the University level. This is a great club to grow and develop with.
If any questions, or would like to know more please call Jeff @ 602.388.6305.
Oct 21, 2009
One of the trials of the modern athlete is juggling today’s busy schedules. We are an on the move, task driven, goal oriented society. Juggling our busy lifestyle is a task all in itself. Today’s athlete finds themself pressed for time with homework, social activities, athletics, religious commitments, family, and other extracurricular activities. Below is a list of priorities when followed in order has always lead to personal happiness and good time management:
- Faith- No matter what religion you are a member of you should put your relationship with God first. If you have a youth group or religious commitment you are involved with, our coaches will work with you to make up practice time. YOU MUST COMMUNICATE YOUR COMMITMENT WITH YOUR COACH!
- Family- Family should always be a top priority. You should be there for your family, and your family should be there for you. Friends will come & go, but you are stuck with your family forever.
- Academics- Good grades should be a top high priority for every Matrix player. In case you don’t know, volleyball is a “thinking person’s” sport. One of the first things a college coach will do is look at the candidate”s grades. This gives them a snap shot of the athlete”s mental fortitude. It will tell them if a player has the mental skills to play at their level. They may not be the smartest individual, but they have a high work ethic that makes their good grades possible.
- VOLLEYBALL- Club Matrix Volleyball will take your game to the next level. We have coaches who are highly trained & have played on many different levels. They come to practice very prepared and ready to have fun & teach the game of volleyball. If you do not have control of the first 3 priorities, it will be difficult to succeed at volleyball. Plan ahead, get right on your homework, and fulfill your commitments at home so you are ready to let loose & play some REAL VOLLEYBALL!
Oct 10, 2009
Is it a Surprise Volleyball Cub? Is it a Buckeye Volleyball Club? Is it a Litchfield Volleyball Club? Matrix is an awesome high flying, fast paced, action packed volleyball club that is 15 minutes from almost all the west side suburbs. Our season starts in November, and our practices will be at Trinity Lutheran at Dysart & Indian School. For more information, call Jeff @ 602.388.6305 or visit the website.
Sep 24, 2009
Matrix will be implementing a leadership program this year. It is personal development that will help your daughter become a leader in their team, home, school, and community. This program will push the players outside their comfort zone, and in turn stimulate growth and development. This country is in desperate need of leaders. Few things are more awesome than when a team leader encourages another player, who just had an error, and then to see them correct the issue together.
Some questions to ask yourself before the season starts….
What kind of player do I want to be?
What kind of player does my team want me to be?
What kind of players do I want on my team?
What is my weakness that I am going to work on this year?
What are the strengths I bring to the team?
What aremy teams goals?
Am I a loyal team member and committed?
These are some of the questions we will dig into and build character with?
We will have expectations for each other.
Sep 15, 2009
Matrix 2009/2010 Season
This season will be Matrix’s second season in the west valley and it begins in November. Our first season was a blast, and we definitely learned a lot! This year we are happy that all the coaching staff is returning, and we have a few additions! Matrix is growing, and the fun and excitement is infectious! We welcome all girls ages 9-18 who want to go from ordinary to extraordinary! We need girls who want to win, and build character.
Some of the things that make us different from other clubs;
- MATRIX is an elite smaller club.
One of the advantages of a smaller club is more individual coaching for the players. Your daughter won’t get lost in the huge numbers of a large club. Another advantage is the “family atmosphere” that MATRIX provides. In a small club, you will always have access to the Club Director (Jeff Ritter). The Club Director actually has contacted the parents from last year to assist in setting goals for the players this season.
- MATRIX Club Director is hands on.
Jeff will be coaching the 14’s again and is very excited for another awesome season. Jeff is also at nearly all the other team’s practices to help guide and assist the other coaches & players. Jeff is always talking to parents to find out their thoughts, and what MATRIX could improve.
- MATRIX has a high-performance jump program.
MATRIX has developed an elite jump program that will dramatically improve your daughter’s vertical leap. This program is customized to each age level. This is a program shared only to the MATRIX players. Your daughters leap will be recorded, tracked, developed, and drastically improved. Get ready to fly!
- MATRIX has highly qualified staff.
MATRIX seeks out the most qualified personnel that share a love for the game of volleyball. We seek people that understand the big picture. Winning isn’t everything… but wanting to win is! We are here to build character, heart, and positive attitudes. In order to help our player build these attributes, our personnel must possess these qualities.
These are just a few things that make MATRIX different from other clubs. There are many great clubs out there. You just need to pick the right fit for your daughter. Ask yourself, “Where will my daughter thrive & succeed?” We have tried to put a club together where a girl at any skill level can excel & perform at her peak.
Sep 15, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
City leagues are a great way to begin the sport of volleyball. It is volleyball at the most basic level. The coaching is also very basic. Not alot of plays are stressed & carried out. The winner of the games are basically who served more over the net. However, it is a great way to know if your child has a passion for the sport.
Club ball is quite a bit different. The season is much longer, which allows your daughter to really develop her skills. Often in City ball, it seems like once they begin to develop and be comfortable with the sport, the season is ending. The other advantage of club ball is that alot of the team returns next year. This allows you to build upon the already developed skills. With city ball, half your team will be new at the sport every season.
Club ball has about 6-7 saturday tournaments in the season. It is played at a competitive level. They last a half day, and you play at least 3 games. The girls also ref the other games when they are not playing. This really teaches them alot about the game, and gives them a deeper understanding.
One thing that Matrix as a club interjects is life lessons;
-Hard work pays off
-It is ok to lose, if you tried your best (and can still have fun)
-building relationships with good friend
-Being part of a team
-Respect for coaches and players
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 602.388.6305