Hofstede enters his second season at Marist as the goalkeeper coach for the Red Foxes. Hofstede is also the Director of the Dutch Elite Soccer Academy. Hofstede started playing soccer when he was 6 and throughout the youth academy of his club in the Netherlands, he played on the most competitive team in his age group every year.
Hofstede was named best goalie in the northern region of the Netherlands (the Netherlands is divided into 4 regions) in his age group when he was U11. Following that win, he was invited for the National Championships for Goalies, run by Frans Hoek (former goalie coach of Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and the Dutch National team, currently working for Manchester United). He came out second in his age group, making him the second best goalie of the Netherlands.
Hofstede also started playing Futsal when he was 16. He played goalie for Inter Dako, with which he played on the second highest level in the country. During one of the most prestigious Futsal tournaments in the area, he won the title of ‘Goalie of the Tournament’, above the then current goalie of the Dutch National Team.
Hofstede started his coaching career on the young age of 16, when he coached the U10 of his town club. After that season, he started coaching the most competitive team in the U11, growing into the U18 at his last coaching year in the Netherlands, when he was 23.
That year, he was the first ever coach in his club, winning the 1st division with a full-sided team.
Jeroen the UEFA C – coaching license and is a licensed referee in the Netherlands. Besides his soccer playing and coaching experience, Jeroen also gained experience working with kids as an elementary school teacher in the Netherlands.
After coaching in the Netherlands for over 8 years, he made the move to the United States. Hofstede worked with Dutch Total Soccer for over 3.5 years. During his tenure at Dutch Total Soccer, he won several divisions with his teams. The most outstanding performance was winning the Futsal State Cup of New Jersey with both of the age groups he coached (U9 and U16) in 2013.