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Matrix Basketball
History:

2003-2006:
Pre-AAU Years -- "All Arlington" Teams

When initially formed, the Matrix was the "Arlington Matrix" and all Matrix teams were "All Arlington" teams, meaning only Arlington residents were rostered on the teams.  With an initial objective of supplementing and later growing the Arlington Travel program, this All Arlington policy made perfect sense.

Below is the background on the Matrix and its teams during the 2003-2006 "All Arlington" years.

 

Year Seson # of
Teams
List of
Teams
Coach Comments
2003 Summer 1 12U Jim Butler .  Club's first year.
.  First club formed in Arlington dedicated to developing girls' basketball in the area. 
2004 Summer 5 10U
11U
12U Black
12U Green
13U
Kevin Brown
Curt Rich
Jim Butler
Keith Smith
Jim Butler
.  First year of tryouts at 12U and 13U
.  2nd 12U team formed as tryouts so large
.  10U and 11U teams agreed to come on as Matrix teams
.  Also sponsored a 3rd grade development program during the spring.
.  All registration and payments done on online system, years ahead of any Potomac Valley AAU club. 
2005 Summer 9 10U Black
10U Green
11U Black
11U Green
11U White
12U
13U Black
13U Green
Rising Frosh
Jim Butler
Jaimie Bleck
Kevin Brown
Greg Denkler
Zenola Ingram
Curt Rich
Megan Carney
Keith Smith 
Jim Miller
.  First year of tryouts with multiple coaches in multiple age groups
.  3rd 11U team formed to accommodate demand
.  First year of forming teams of 4th graders (rising 5th graders)
 2006  Spring  3 9U Black
10U Black
11U Black
Megan Carney 
Jaimie Bleck
Kevin Brown
.  First year of a "Spring team" that competed in AAU tournaments
.  Teams formed as "grade-based" teams rather than by AAU rules with calendar year age cut-off. 
.  All teams selected at tryouts
.  Players and coaches did not join AAU.
.  Held spring-long skills clinics for players that did not make a Spring team. 
2006 Summer 10 10U Black

10U Green
11U Black
11U Green
11U White
12U Black
12U Green
12U White
13U Black
Rising Frosh
John Burlingame
Kate Muth
Jim Butler
Nick Cannon
Jim Butler
Marty Hogan
Greg Denkler
Jim Butler
Curt Rich
Keith Smith 
.  Spring teams folded into summer teams
.  Black and Green summer teams based on carryover of prior year's Arlington Travel teams
.  "New" 3rd teams formed at 11U and 12U age groups to accomodate demand by players.
.  All players from Arlington. 
.  Final year of "summer" focused teams as 2007 marks the transition of the club to the world of AAU
2003
2004
2005
2006
2006
Fall   Pre-Tryouts Clinics
Pre-Tryouts Clinics
Pre-Tryouts Clinics
Pre-Tryouts Clinics
Shooting Clinics
Since the first fall season of the Matrix, we've been holding Pre-Tryouts Clinics every year.  From 2003-2006, we held the clinics every year for Arlington Players.

in 2006, we expanded the fall line-up for clinics to include Fall Training Camp; in 2006 the clinic was a focsed on shooting fundamentals. 

  
Last updated:  September 5, 2009.