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Coach O’s Hitting Clinic:

Crush with Confidence

When: January 5th – 7:30-9:00 pm
Located at Trinity
Cost $20

Crush with confidence clinic will be and hour and half of packed
instruction and feedback to help you develop proper hitting
mechanics. Instructions and drills will be focused on the following:

– Approach footwork
– Arm swing mechanics
– Using the block
– Secondary shot selection

Check out for many more resources, including:

– Spiking Fundamental’s by Hugh McCutcheon
– Videos, tutorials, and swing analysis, diagram and other articles
– Links to injury prevention research

Black Shirt Academy

Black Shirt Academy Registration Form: flight-school-mac


MAC has developed a program called the Black Shirt Academy to help develop our
athletes’ outside of their normal practices. We have broken the program down into
two separate parts to customize the needs of our athletes.

The Black Shirt Academy was developed to improve the athlete’s volleyball skills by
receiving additional training from elite players and coaches. Athletes will have the
opportunity to work on all skills focusing on one skill every Friday for an hour.
Schedule will be broken down so athletes can become a more well-rounded player.
Example if you are a middle you will have the opportunity to train like a libero once
a month to improve your passing and defensive skills. Video Analysis will also be
available to help coach and improve athletes.


Black Shirt Academy is also offering Flight School which is a 4 month long intense
jump training program geared for all explosive sport athletes. Sessions will be
focusing on vertical, endurance and technique jumping. The program will be two
days a week for 1 hour. Flight School includes the following:

hit-hard2 days a week for 1-hour intense training

• Tuesday, Thursday 6:30-7:30 pm or,
• Tuesday, Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm

Under Armour Flight School Shirt
Evaluation & Progress worksheet

MAC Matric Athletic Center Opens

Matrix Basketball

PRESS RELEASE:  MAC Matrix Athletic Center Opens January 21st, 2017

Matrix Athletic Center (aka MAC), a 501C non-profit company will be opening its doors January 21st, 2017. This will be a great fit and resource for the west valley.  It is only 15 minutes from Trinity Lutheran Church & School, and is just off of the I-10.  MAC has partnered with the Volleyball Festival organization, Arizona Region of USA Volleyball, and other organizations to ensure the facility is full of use and flourishing.  To curb the rumors, we have no intention of uprooting our teams and moving, but instead offer additional support and flexibility otherwise not available.

Benefits Matrix Athletic Center will offer:

  • One on One Training/Coaching
  • Additional practices/Flexibility
  • Greater chance of staying on west side for tournaments
  • Team Shut Ins
  • Video Footage Game Review and Individual Analysis
  • Open Gyms
  • Zumba Classes
  • Adult Teams/Leagues
  • Speed, Jump, and Conditioning Training
  • Martial Arts Studio
  • Personal Fitness Training & Nutrition
  • Job opportunities for high school players
  • Hosting additional Tournaments
  • Summer Camps
  • Club Basketball (Starts February)

We hope that everyone can realize the benefits and opportunities that the Matrix Athletic Center can bring to the Matrix Family.  We are excited for the opportunity this brings the club and it’s players.  If any questions, or would like to be more of a part of this feel free to contact me at 480-772-7092 or

Jeff Ritter


Matrix Athletic Center

5750 W. Roosevelt, Suite #9

Phoenix AZ