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Jackson 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.


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Walter Gotrell - Goalkeeper Trainer


Walter has over 35 years of experience coaching goalkeepers of all ages.

● Three year Varsity starter that led his team to three County Finals and one State Final at Hackensack High School
● Three year starter with a career record of 57-4-6 and (44) shutouts.
● Team finished second in the country in 1979, third in 1980 and First in 1981 during career at Glassboro State
● Has trained 18 college/high school All American goalkeepers and three professional goalkeepers during 35+ years of coaching
● Inducted into The Hackensack High School Hall of Fame
● Inducted into The Glassboro State/Rowan University Hall of Fame

● Inducted into The Bergen County Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame

● Holds an Advance Goalkeeper Diploma
● Holds a USSF F Coaching License 

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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.


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.


Jim Loudon

Jim Loudon went to Ramapo High School and played soccer for four years, then furthering his career with a scholarship from Davis and Elkins. He was drafted to the Cleveland Cobras in 1979 to play in the American Soccer League. After his personal soccer career came to an end, he wanted to teach the soccer skills that he learned over the years. He has been training and coaching soccer teams for the last 28 years. He has been a head coach for varsity girl’s high school soccer, winning two NJ state championships in 2002 and 2003. He has trained and coached several girls throughout his career that have gone on to play Division 1 soccer in college. Jim enjoys his time giving back the skills he has learned over the years and watching them develop and grow into young and coming soccer players.

  • Regional coaching diploma
  • Advanced regional coaching diploma
  • Cleveland Cobras in 1979 - American Soccer League 


Bobby Calderon, Owner


​Bobby has been the owner of First Shot Soccer since the company’s inception in 1986. Bobby brings a unique set of talents to First Shot Soccer. He has a tremendous 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 consistently for almost 40 years. Thoughout his years he has won countless leagues, tournaments, titles and trophies. Some of his accomplishments include both National Tournament Champions and NJ  State Cup Champions. Lastly Bobby has developed First Shot Academy (FSA) which  provides premier level training for teams who travel abroad to compete in Costa Rica. Bobby was also inducted into the town of Oakland, NJ Hall of Fame due to his lifelong commitment and sacrifice to the local communities. Bobby has been awarded 'Coach of the Year' by local leagues and clubs.


​Achievements:

  • National Soccer Coaches Association Diploma
  • Staff Coach, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2001
  • Certifications: Costa Rican First Division
  • Currently the primary trainer of the RYSA WILDCATS soccer club for almost 40 years
  • National Tournament Champions
  • Awarded 'Coach of the Year' multiple years since 1990 by NCSA and RYSA Wildcats
  • Oakland Hall of Fame Recipient
  • Deportivo Saprissa