Training Staff

Hyde Park United is proud to have established strong relationships with high quality soccer trainers in the area.  Our training staff is made up of energetic soccer coaches with excellent playing and coaching backgrounds.  Our trainers work closely with our travel teams on skill development and also coordinate clinics for members of our recreation program.

Jeroen Hofstede, Director of Coaching

Jeroen Hofstede has joined Hyde Park United as the Director of coaching and serves as a trainer of the Hyde Park Heat boys travel team, the Hyde Park Thunder girls travel team and the Hyde Park Wildcats high school girls travel team.  Jeroen is the Director of the Dutch Elite Soccer Academy and brings a wealth of experience to our program.  He also serves as the Marist Women's first assistant and goalkeeper coach.  Hofstede now holds the KNVB (Royal Dutch Soccer Association) Youth Trainer License, the UEFA C coaching license and is a licensed referee in the Netherlands.  As a player he was recognized as a top goalie in the Netherlands and competed at the highest level.  Jeroen has coached elite teams, ran camps and provided instruction to classes and private training sessions.  His training sessions have greatly supported the development of Hyde Park United travel teams while providing Dutch skill development methods.

Sam Kirschenbaum, League Advisor

Sam previously filled the role as the Director of Coaching at Hyde Park United and trained the Hyde Park Thunder girls travel team.  He has taken a new role as the first assistant of the Virginia Wesleyan Girls College Soccer team. He continues to have a strong passion for the success of the Hyde Park United soccer club and remains as an advisor to the coaching and training program. He has coached elite club teams across Long Island and has ran various camps with youth players.  He has also created a skills clinic focusing on the development of players in Hyde Park United's recreation program.  He played soccer at SUNY Cortland where he was a two-time SUNYAC All-Academic Team honoree. Kirschenbaum is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and holds his Advanced National Diploma and National Goalkeeping Diploma.

Corey Holton, Coach & Trainer

Corey Holton has joined Hyde Park United as a trainer for a newly formed U9 girls travel team.  Corey is currently the Head Coach of the Vassar College women's soccer team and brings a wealth of coaching experience to our program.  She previously held a position on the University of Notre Dame's coaching staff as well as serving as the head coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Concordia College.  With over 10 years of coaching at the college level and 4 years of college playing experience at Elmira College, Corey brings significant experience and passion of the game to Hyde Park United.

Kelsey Yam, Coach & Trainer

Kelsey Yam has joined Hyde Park United as the trainer of the Hyde Park Lightning girls travel team.  She is currently the assistant coach of the Vassar women's soccer team with previous coaching experience at Clarkson University.  Kelsey enjoyed a succesful college soccer career as a player at Skidmore College where she was recognized with all-conference honors multiple times.  Kelsey volunteers her time as an NCAA emerging leader while participating in the Soccer Without Borders program to raise money for underprivileged children through coaching and teaching opportunities.  Her experience and positive soccer energy has been a wonderful addition the Hyde Park United program.

Ricky Cusano, Coach & Trainer

Ricky Cusano has joined Hyde Park United as the trainer of the Hyde Park Tornadoes boys travel team.  Cusano is currently an assistant coach for the Marist men's soccer team and has held that role since 2005.  He enjoyed a succesful college playing career with the Red Foxes as a 3 year starter at midfield / forward and was twice named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.  He brings a wealth of collegiate playing and coaching experience into the training sessions that he runs for the Hyde Park United travel program. 



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