The Staff

Baseball Instruction

Pat Geroni – Baseball Coordinator & Instructor

Teaching a young player anything baseball oriented goes a lot deeper than simply working on their swing, a pitching delivery or how to glove a ground ball. In order for any age player to have success, they need to understand not only what to do, but why they are doing it and how it will make them better. I have been conducting lessons in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties for 10 years and chances are we may have crossed paths in one of my camps or clinics over that span of time.

Shawn McCorkles – Baseball Instructor

  • Newton High School Graduate 1995 – 4 year Varsity Baseball Starter
  • Montclair State University – 3 year starter – NJAC rookie of the year 96, All Conference 96-98, All Region 97-98, All New Jersey Collegiate Team 97-98 and all Division 3 World Series Team 98, All American Honorable Mention
  • 1998 7th round draft pick Seattle Mariners
  • 2000 Midwest League All Star
  • 2000 Seattle Mariner Minor league MVP

Bob Cosentino – Baseball Instructor

  • Former All-Shore, All-County, All-Conference player for Shore Regional HS, .458 BA/7-2 Pitcher
  • Monmouth University, led Jersey Shore League West End Astros in hitting for 2 years. .300 career hitter. #1 ranked team Monmouth College Tournament Champions.
  • Played 3 Years for the Jersey Shore league West End Astros. Won 2 championships while leading the team in hitting for 2 years.
  • Coach of the WLB Hawks travel baseball program for the last 5 years.

Speed and Agility

Shawn McCorkles – Instructor

  • Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Performance Enhancement Specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
  • 10 years experience working as a Strength Coach in various settings.
  • Clients included Professional and Division 1 Athletes, High School Athletes, High Powered Executives and Celebrities.
  • Certified American Red Cross Instructor

Field Hockey

Ashley Forsyth – Instructor

Ashley Forsyth graduated from Freehold High School in 2006. During her senior year, she broke the Monmouth County, Shore Conference, and New Jersey State records for career strikeouts. She finished her high school pitching career with a 69-27 record, 0.44 ERA, and 1,281 strikeouts. Forsyth was named to first team All-District, All-Shore and All-State. She continued her education and softball career at Seton Hall University competing in the Big East Conference. As a starting pitching and 2-year captain, Forsyth earned the following honors:

  • Girls Got Game/NFCA All American Scholar-Athlete (2007-2009)
  • Seton Hall University Sophomore Female Athlete of the Year (2007-2008)
  • Big East Academic All-American (2007-2010)
  • CoSida/ESPN the Magazine District II All Academic First Team (2009,2010)
  • Seton Hall University Senior Female Athlete of the Year (2009-2010)
  • Seton Hall University Scholar Athlete of the Year (2009-2010)

After graduating from Seton Hall University, Forsyth became the head coach for the 16U RKE Jaxx softball team for 2 years. She is currently an art teacher at Jackson Liberty High School and a softball instructor for individuals, small groups, and teams.


Basketball Instruction

Loren “LJ” Jackson – Instructor

Coach LJ has been involved in AAU basketball for over 20 years. LJ is dedicated and passionate about helping youth excel within a positive learning framework. He focuses on individual development and growth through the instruction of high quality basketball. He teaches his players fundamental skills and how to execute those skills in games, but he also spends a lot of time teaching his players about the game itself and instills an understanding and knowledge of the game of basketball as well as the game of life. He stresses positive reinforcement and seeks to expand his players love for the game. Coach LJ encourages the parents to follow through with his development and discipline tactics with their children to show a united passion for optimistic successful outcomes & opportunities. As a former player and as one who has coached at a variety of competitive levels, Coach LJ recognizes the value of sports in character development and incorporates that understanding in his approach to each team…and each player. He is more than a coach and a teacher…he is a mentor to the young student-athletes he is privileged to coach.

  • (1985 – 1989) Lakewood HS Varsity Basketball Player
  • (1989 – 1993) Kean University Basketball Player/ BA Degree in Political Science
  • (1995 – 2000) Head Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach at Asbury Park HS
  • (1997 – 2013) JSL Hoops Director of Operations
  • (2000 – Present) Lakewood Recreation Biddy Basketball Associate
  • (2005 – Present) Phenom East Basketball Camp Associate
  • (2000 – 2006) Program Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County
  • (2006 – Present) Monmouth County Employment & Career Counselor
  • (2013) Lakewood HS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

Softball Instruction

Ashley Forsyth – Instructor

Ashley Forsyth graduated from Freehold High School in 2006. During her senior year, she broke the Monmouth County, Shore Conference, and New Jersey State records for career strikeouts. She finished her high school pitching career with a 69-27 record, 0.44 ERA, and 1,281 strikeouts. Forsyth was named to first team All-District, All-Shore and All-State. She continued her education and softball career at Seton Hall University competing in the Big East Conference. As a starting pitching and 2-year captain, Forsyth earned the following honors:

  • Girls Got Game/NFCA All American Scholar-Athlete (2007-2009)
  • Seton Hall University Sophomore Female Athlete of the Year (2007-2008)
  • Big East Academic All-American (2007-2010)
  • CoSida/ESPN the Magazine District II All Academic First Team (2009,2010)
  • Seton Hall University Senior Female Athlete of the Year (2009-2010)
  • Seton Hall University Scholar Athlete of the Year (2009-2010)

After graduating from Seton Hall University, Forsyth became the head coach for the 16U RKE Jaxx softball team for 2 years. She is currently an art teacher at Jackson Liberty High School and a softball instructor for individuals, small groups, and teams.


Golf Instruction

Robert Connelley – Instructor

I have over 20 years teaching experience and have held several assistant professional positions around the state of New Jersey. My goal is to help my students improve their skills and develop their abilities. My approach to teaching is to present a complete golf education touching on all aspects of the game. A detailed evaluation of the student’s game allows us to improve the part that suffers the most while we are working together as a team to get your game to the next level. Golf is based on sound fundamentals, muscle memory and commitment while keeping it simple. Working together we will achieve your personal goals.

  • Director of Instructor/Owner Boost Your Swing Golf Academy
  • Director of Instruction Tactical Golf School, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Staff Instructor Twin Brook Golf Academy Tinton Falls NJ
  • Staff Instructor Fairway Golf Center, Piscataway NJ
  • 1st Assistant Professional Mountain Ridge Country Club, West Caldwell NJ
  • 1st Assistant Professional Shackamaxon Country Club, Scotch Plains NJ
  • Assistant Professional Madison Golf Club, Madison NJ
  • Author numerous golf articles
  • Played Competitive Golf on Mini Tours