Training Staff

Julio Reyes, Director of Coaching

Julio Reyes’ playing career spanned 14 years from 1988 – 2002. He has played professionally in his native Peru as well as Panama and the United States. Julio began his playing career at Alianza Lima of Peru before moving on to play for the Panama Euro Kickers F.C. and also participated in two CONCACAF Champions Cups. He then moved to the U.S. and played for the Staten Island Vipers and the NJ Stallions.

Julio became a professional trainer in 1997 while training local clubs before assuming the role of assistant coach for a professional team in NJ in 2004. He also served as the assistant Men's Coach at Passaic County Community College. In December of 2007, Julio completed an international training course, sanctioned by the Spanish Soccer Federation, at the world's most famous soccer club, Real Madrid. In June of 2009, Julio completed his National "B" Coaching License.  

  
Julio joined NASA in 2010 and currently serves as the Director of Coaching.

Robert Melendez, Director of Player Development

Robert's playing career began as a 4 year starter at Don Bosco HS, earning 1st team All State Parochial in 2000.  He continued his career as a 4 year starter at WPU before graduating to the professional ranks of the Scoglitti Soccer Club in Paterson.  Robert comes from a rich soccer history as his father, Julio Melendez, played for the Peruvian National Team and Boca Juniors during his 16 year professional playing career.

Robert has been training both elite and beginner level youth players since 2003.  He has worked with various professional organizations throughout northern NJ.  He has also served as a staff trainer various soccer camps and programs during his spare time.  Robert received his Coaching License through the USSF and has been a Certified Trainer since 2004. 

Robert joined NASA in 2009 and curently serves as the Director of Player Development. 

Alex Moreyra, Staff Trainer

Alex Moreyra began his playing career at an early age in his native county of Peru. He played for various storied clubs before moving to Mexico to continue his college career. He completed his bachelor of science degree at the Universidad Regiomontana de Nuevo Leon, while being named MVP for 2 seasons.

Alex has been training high level players at the college level since 1997. He first began working under Kevin East at New Jersey City University before moving to his current position as assistant coach at Rutgers-Newark University in 2006. Throughout the past 20 years, coach Alex has helped guide his teams to 5 ECAC Metro Championship appearances, 4 NJ Athletic Conference berths and an NCAA DIII invitation. At the youth level, Alex has been training players ages 7 - 17 over the same period of time. He has excelled with multiple teams in South Jersey and Linden, NJ. In March of 2009, Alex completed his National "C" Coaching License. 

Alex joined NASA in 2016 and currently serves as a staff trainer for the Traveling Program. 

Luis Martinez, Staff Trainer

Luis' soccer career started as youth academy at Peru's largest club, Alianza Lima. He played for them from 1983-1989 before moving to the professional level with Alcides Vigo Hurtado and Somos Aduanas from 1990-2000.

Luis became a trainer in 2011 and has worked for various organizations. He obtaned his Coaching License through the USSF in 2011 and is also certified to work with Athletes With Disabilities. Luis recently completed an international training course, sanctioned by the Spanish Soccer Federation, in October 2017.

Luis joined NASA in 2013 and currently serves as a staff trainer for the Traveling Program.

Antonio Ferragonio, Staff Goalkeeper Trainer

Antonio began his playing career as a Goalkeeper in Italy in 1992. He played for 1st Division Serie A for US Foggia Calcio as well as Frosinone SRL, AC Campobasso and US Lucera Calcio. Antonio continued his playing career in Italy, Sweden and the US.

Antonio became a professional trainer after he retired from professional soccer and moved to the United States. He obtaned his Coaching License through the USSF in 2013 and contracted to work for several top clubs.

Antonio joined NASA in 2014 and currently serves as a staff goalkeeper trainer.

Guilherme's playing career started in 2000 in his native country of Brazil. He continued progressing throughout various clubs before reaching the professional level in 2011 with CS Maritomo. He played for professional teams in Brazil and Portugal before joining CS Stefanesti of Romania from 2012-2014. Guilherme comes from a rich soccer history as his father played for the famed PSG of France during his professional playing career.

Guilherme moved to the United States in 2016 and began his career as a youth soccer trainer. He received his Coaching License through the USSF and has been a Certified Trainer since 2016.

Guilherme joined NASA in 2016 and currently serves as a staff trainer for the Traveling Program.

Osvaldo's playing career began as a 4 year starter at Eastside HS, earning multiple league and county awards as a 4 year starter. His accomplisments in Club and High School soccer led to a scholarship at the the Division I level at NJIT, where he enjoyed a successful 4 years.

Osvaldo trasitioned over to become a trainer after ending his competitive playing career after college.  As a former player, he has been able to utilize his experiences onto the coaching sidelines.  

Osvaldo joined NASA in 2016 and currently serves as a staff trainer for the Traveling Program.

Leo Caraballo, Staff Trainer

Coach Leo's info to be updated shortly!


Leo joined NASA in 2015 and currently serves as a staff trainer for the Traveling Program.

Coach Pablo's info to be updated shortly!


Pablo joined NASA in 2017 and currently serves as a staff trainer for the Traveling Program.

Christian Callegari, Staff Trainer

Coach Christian's info to be updated shortly!


Christian joined NASA in 2011 and currently serves as a staff trainer for the Traveling Program.

Erwin Lara, Staff Trainer

Coach Erwin's info to be updated shortly!

 

Erwin joined NASA in 2009 and currently serves as a staff trainer for the Traveling Program.

Albert Moran, Staff Trainer

Coach Albert's info to be updated shortly!


Albert joined NASA in 2012 and currently serves as a staff trainer for the Traveling Program.