Start playing field hockey since he was 6 years old. Played 2nd national division in the Netherlands for 10 years. He played mostly center forward or all over the midfield.
Start coaching since he was 15 years old. Started with coaching the young kids and grew to a coaching U18 boys and Girls on National Level. Had his own Field Hockey School at Hockey Club Vlissingen for 2 years. He guided other coaching with their practices and coaching. He created an continuous philosophy that carried from the U7's through the 1st men’s/women’s team.
Moved to United States in 2009 to start coaching for a club 'Total Dutch Field Hockey in New Jersey. He coached this elite travel team from U14's through U19's. They ended being #6 overall in the country. He also coached over 1000 hours of private field hockey training with High School, and College players.
In August of 2014 Roland became an assistant field hockey coach at Rutgers University. He was responsible for scouting and evaluating of all opponents the team played during the season. He also assisted the head coach with the sessions on the field and the coaching during the game. Roland spend a lot of hours on the field coaching in small groups and running individual field hockey training during and in the off session.
During the years at Rutgers Field Hockey Roland took yearly tests about the NCAA rules and the recruitment process. Roland has all the ins and outs about the recruiting process and has many contacts in the College Field Hockey world.