RYSA Wildcats Soccer Club
PO Box 789
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

Trainers

Bobby Calderon

Bobby Calderon, CEO of First Shot Soccer

Bobby started FSS in 1986. Bobby brings a unique set of talents to FSS. He has a tremendous, contagious love for the game and it shows in everything he does. Bobby played professionally in the Primera Division de Costa Rica for Deportivo Saprissa. He is currently the primary trainer of the RYSA Wildcats and has been training the elite soccer club for over 30 years. He has coached NJ State Cup Finalists, NJ State Cup Champions, and National Tournament Champions. Lastly, Bobby has developed First Shot Academy (FSA), which provides premier level training for teams who travel abroad to compete in Costa Rica.

Achievements:

  • National Soccer Coaches Association Diploma
  • Staff Coach, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2001
  • Certifications: Costa Rican First Division

Head Trainer/Coach: BU8 Festival, GU8 Festival, BU11 Green, Oversees ALL teams
Licenses: USSF "D"

Cindy Calderon

Cindy Calderon

In 2008 and 2011, Cindy traveled with the First Shot Academy team to Costa Rica to compete in a premier tournament. Her performance in these tournaments gained her a tryout with the Costa Rican National team and recognition from local coaches. After weeks of practices, training camps and tournaments, Cindy was offered a roster spot and worked her way to a starting position. She was set to compete against the USWNT in the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying game for CR but was ineligible to travel out of the country with the team due to issues with her dual citizen paperwork. She played in the W-League, a semi-pro women's soccer league in North America for 4 years for the NJ Wildcats and the North Jersey Valkyries. Cindy played D1 soccer for Fairleigh Dickinson University and was a 4-year Varsity starter at Indian Hills High School. Cindy was part of the 2 NJ State Group 2 back-to-back Championships in 2002 and 2003. Currently, she is a starter for the NJ Alliance FC in the Garden State League. She began as a Jr. coach at a young age and acquired her first independent coaching position at just 18 years old and has coached all ages for FSS.


Head Trainer/Coach: GU9 Green, GU12 Green, BU13 Green
Licenses: USSF "E"

Piero Pelosi

Piero Pelosi

Piero has been playing soccer all of his life and currently plays on ICON FC in the Garden State Soccer League. He represented the State University of New York – Ulster County Community College as a member of the Men's Soccer team and was a 2-year starter. Piero has been coaching for FSS since 2015, he began assisting in camps and practices of all ages. Piero assists training teams throughout the RYSA club, allowing him to familiarize with player strengths and challenges of all sorts. It also provides him with insight into key components that can be used and implemented into the development of his coaching career and his players.


Head Trainer/Coach: GU10 Green, GU11 Green, 
Licenses: USSF "E" 

Chila Fonseca

Yirlania "Chila" Fonseca 

Chila played for the Women's Professional team, Sky Blue of NJ from 2014-2015. Chila played women's professional soccer from 2004-2013 for various teams in Costa Rica. She was also selected for the CR National U20 Team from 2004-2006 and selected for the CR Women's National Team from 2006-2015. In her career, Chila has participated in...

  • (1) World Cup (2015)
  • (8) UNCAF's
  • (8) CONCACAF's
  • (2) Panamerican's
  • (3) Central American's
  • (5) World Cup Qualifiers
  • (3) Olympic Qualifiers

Chila has been coaching for FSS since 2015.


Head Trainer/Coach: Goalkeeper Director, FSS 
Licenses: USSF "F", NSCAA "GK1", NSCAA "GK2"

Luis Motta

Luis Motta

Luis played college soccer at Saint Marcos University in Lima, Peru.

Luis currently holds his USSF 'D' license and has been coaching in the US for the past 20 years. He has been training with FSS and working with RYSA teams for since 2004.


Head Trainer/Coach: TBD 
Licenses: USSF "D"

Besmir Dzila

Besmir Dzila 

Besmir Dzila played his youth soccer through high school career with KF. Kareorman, Struga Macedonia. After that Besmir Dzila moved in Tetovo city in Macedonia to continue education in State University of Tetovo. He tried out for a team named KF Drita in 2007, a professional first division team and received a contract to which he played for a year and a half. He then moved to the premier division to play for KF Shkendia 79 for 6 months until he moved to the US. He played for William Paterson University in 2012 leading them in five victories until he was injured. Bes also played in the Cosmopolitan league in New York City for NYC Albania. Currently, he plays for Vllaznimi FPSH in a North Jersey league. Besmir currently holds the National E license. He began coaching in NJ in 2012. He coached different group ages ranging from 6-18 years. Besmir has been working with Bobby as a FSS trainer since 2014.


Head Trainer/Coach: BU10 White, BU12 Green
Licenses: USSF "E" 

Alex Almazan

Alejandro "Alex" Almazan

Alex has been playing with various clubs and teams since the age of 8. He has been selected as a starter for competitive teams all in different positions due to his capability to play every position from goalie to forward and everything in between. This talent has given him an edge while coaching as far as showing individual strengths for when the kids are having trouble adapting to a position. He has coached varied age groups for both boys and girls. Alex also coaches at the popular Jr. Wildcats/FSS program along with various camps throughout the year to remain familiar all ages and assist in making young players excel at every age.


Head Trainer/Coach: BU8 Festival, GU10 Green
Licenses: USSF "E" 

Hugo Gonzales

Hugo Gonzales 

Hugo played four years of varsity soccer in high school. After high school, Hugo went to Honduras to try-out professionally. He was offered a position to play for the B-team, second division, of Real Espana in Honduras. After returning to the US, he joined and currently plays in a semi-pro team in Western Connecticut. He also plays for an amateur team in Purchase, New York, being selected 4 times to the all-star team and being twice named, "Best Player" of the league (2014, 2015 seasons). Being surrounded by the soccer community that knows the game so well, he has managed to learn from them and hopes to bring that experience and excitement to his players.


Head Trainer/Coach: BU14 Green
Licenses: USSF "E" 

Shelley Gogolen

Michelle "Shelly" Gogolen

Shelly played for East Stroudsburg University women’s soccer team as a 4-year starter. She was a repeat selection to NSCAA (National Soccer Coaching Association of America) All-Region 3rd team, a 3-time All-PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) selection after being named to the 2nd team as a senior and earned spot on the 1st team as a junior, and 3rd team as a freshman. She was Captain of the soccer team her senior year as well as the ESU co-Women's Senior Athlete of the Year and ESU's Women’s Soccer Team MVP. Freshman year she helped led the defense that posted four straight shutouts (longest streak at ESU since 1993) and had 464-minute scoreless streak late in the season. Throughout her career, at East Stroudsburg, she was an assistant coach for the Warriors Soccer Youth Camp where she helped train teams and players.


Trainer/Coach: GU9 Green
Licenses: USSF "F" 

Jonathan Hayes

Jonathan Hayes 

Jonathan played varsity soccer at Pompton Lakes High School, where he became a league champion along with being nominated for Honorable Mention All-County. He attributes much of this success to his developmental years spent at RYSA under the training of First Shot Soccer. After graduating from Rutgers University in 2016 he reconnected with First Shot and accompanied them as they brought a youth team to play in Costa Rica. He has since obtained his U.S. Soccer E License and is looking forward to coaching the next generation of players through First Shot.


Head Trainer/Coach: GU8 Festival, BU9 Green
Licenses: USSF "E"