The use of metamaterials to obtain a wideband wide angle impedance matching (WAIM) for compact phased array of interconnected crossed rings is investigated. The metamaterial layer above the planar array is formed by array of conductive disks in contrast to the conventional multilayer homogeneous dielectric structure. The equivalent circuit of the metamaterial layer to enhance wideband array antenna design is derived based on a hybrid technique. The values of the components in the equivalent circuit to represent metamaterial layer is given. The response from the equivalent circuit is verified by using the full-wave numerical simulations on the metamaterial structure. The results show the effectiveness of the method in analyzing the electromagnetic characteristics of the structure and improving the performance of the whole array system.