Caldas, the former husband of Australian Hockey Olympian Alyson Annan, played for four years in the Netherlands, at HC Klein Zwitserland, before retiring due to injury. He then started a career as a hockey coach. His first team to be coached was Leiden Heren 1 (Men), he finished second in the Dutch 'eerste klasse' (1st class). Caldas coaches Amsterdam Dames 1 (Women) in the Dutch 'Hoofdklasse' (highest league) since the summer of 2006. Caldas was the assistant-coach of the Dutch women's national team, that became world champion on 8 October 2006 and captured the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, PR China. Since 2010 Maximiliano Caldas is the Dutch women's national team coach. On the 2012 Olympics he won gold as a coach with the Dutch women's.