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Jeroen Hofstede

 
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Jeroen Hofstede enters his second season as Assistant Coach in 2019.

Coach Hofstede holds his EUFA C License from the KNVB Academy in the Netherlands. He serves as Director for the Dutch Elite Soccer Academy, Director of Coaching for Hyde Park Soccer Club, and Head Coach at Red Hook Soccer Club. Most recently, he was a goalkeeper coach at Division I Marist College.

Hofstede is a native of the Netherlands, where he was named Top Regional Goalie as a youth player. He was invited for the National Championships for Goalies, run by Frans Hoek, former goalkeeper coach of Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and the Dutch National team. Hofstede was named Runner-up in his age group, making him the second best goalie of the Netherlands.

Following his youth career, Hofstede became a professional Futsal player at age 16. In the same year, Hofstede began his coaching career, taking over the U10 team of his town club. After only one season, he was named coach of the top U11 team at his club. In his last year in the Netherlands, at the age of 23, he coached the U18 team to their first 1st Division championship in club history.

Hofstede is a licensed referee. He is also a certified elementary school teacher in the Netherlands.