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The matrix drills created and perfected by Charlie Jackson are designed to effectively replicate fast play that may be seen in a premier league game or for that matter a training game between Ajax and Barcelona. Triangulated and quadratic playing systems that see each child move into new positions on a grid whilst the ball is being played quickly around the players. The systems ensure that players have to move off the ball, whilst being mindful of passing and receiving the ball...again, all to exacting standards. There are over a 1000 specific drills all engineered by Charlie to challenge the fullest range of football/soccer skills. It’s designed to increase football IQ and it does just that.
Charlie’s system utilises a monitorial system, The kids who have been inducted into the drills and the style of play buddy up with those new to the system. It’s hard for any child not to start playing at the right pace and picking up the drills, primarily because the sessions are closely scrutinised and the kids are playing with others who have already picked it up. One great part of Matrix is the fact that leadership is strongly promoted in the group sessions and this naturally happens when one child knows the drills and is explaining it a new child. This sees kids who may not be as confident as others on the ball excell when they know the systems of play versus others who are new to it. The game challenges mentally and physically. It’s very much like the kids have been dropped into a football version of a sudoku puzzle. It’s almost impossible to complete the drills unless all the players are encouraged to understand them, the corollary is that all players have to operate as a team to effectively complete them.
I’ve witnessed kids move from being daunted by the speed and intricacy of the drills to being overjoyed when they get it (in one session). Overwhelmingly, the kids find the sessions great fun and actually look forward to the drill aspect just as much as the game, primarily because the training and technical aspects of football (which in normal methods of training can be dry and repetitive) are surreptitiously placed into the specific Matrix drills which challenge and encourage kids in a group environment. Matrix manages to get 5 times as many touches into a a 45 minute session than an average football training session which has one result, your kids get a lot better and a lot quicker! Even if your son/daughter is not intending to be the next Messi, they will probably be their next school captain with this ingenious system.
The myriad of drills that are played in the first 30 minutes of a session are then reinforced in a game situation which seeks to maximise space, stop that awful bunching and ensure that kids are passing the football. Matrix cements an understanding of the need for movement off the ball and dragging opposition players out of position akin to a game of chess, put simply, Matrix is football played intelligently. Group numbers don’t exceed 4 per team, which, from my experience allows the kids to have multiple opportunities on the ball and ample space to express themselves (as compared to some sessions I’ve seen at normal football sessions where there are too many children, no place for your child to learn, let alone enjoy the game; a chaotic pretence of the game).
The Matrix system, when played, may seem formulaic, even prescribed but don’t be fooled, it’s metronomic and at times mesmerising. I have seen parents utterly surprised at the speed that the game can be played and the style is actually amazing to watch. Charlie’s mantra is “to play the game as you see it” so when players are out of position and the expectancy is largely for a passing game, the matrix system will expect players to run, dribble into play whilst being ever mindful of players and space around them for obvious passes and making the right decisions for the easiest way to the goal. Within 2 weeks of my son attending, I found him playing football that was finally the style of football that I expected an elite academy to be deploying. Suffice to say, 12 months on an my son is a signed player along with the cohort of other kids he started with. It doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. As a result of Matrix football, the kids play with a maturity and intensity that belies their respective ages. In my view, it’s the way grassroots should be played and the blindingly obvious training model for all young aspiring professionals out there. If you want tailored, exceptional training you have to give this a try.
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Very good in-depth review absolutely spot on , the matrix programme has been excellent for my 6 year old sons development , the kids also really enjoy it , fantastic 👍⚽
Matrrix has improved my son's football tremendously .👍👍
These wonderful... Living to modern soccer...creativity is on own class...want to be a member and how you train someone to be a coach...
What a class review! ⚽️
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Absolutely Brilliant Matrix Mites Practice Matrix Passing Drill in the Street!!!⚽️👍❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
First ever matrix drill I got shown, still use it in sessions now, works great with keepers!
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So much better than that man united rubbish he wears ha ha
Very smart Kaden! ⚽️
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We do something similar too, the girls really struggled at first without their football, so we integrated Matrix drills into their daily routine, even Holly has joined her sisters a couple of times and it has really helped them all stat focussed.
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Well Done To Jack .Great To see Practicing. We will be training as soon as it’s possible. Missing all you Guys ❤️⚽️👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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Plenty more pal episode 3 interview with you😁
Great thank you Charlie Jackson I will share this to all my academy children, you have worked with most of them when you delivered a weekend camp there in sunny Cyprus,
Where's my invite 🤔😊
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