8 OSC Coaches Successfully Obtain C License

The Oakville Soccer Club is proud to announce that all eight of the Club's coaches that participated in the recent C License course passed their assessments on May 7 and successfully obtained their C Licenses!

Congratulations to the following coaches:

Tony Del Vecchio – U9 ADP Girls Age Group Head Coach and U14B Boys Head Coach
Chris Karafilov – Former OPDL Assistant Coach (Male) and HLDP Staff Coach
Dan Zingone – U12 ADP Girls Staff Coach
Jeffery Valcius – OPDL Assistant Coach (Male)
Mike Terlizzi – U14C Boys Assistant Coach
Eddy Berdusco – U8 ADP Boys Age Group Head Coach
Drew Munro – U11 ADP Boys Age Group Head Coach
Anthony Costa – U17A Boys Head Coach

The Canada Soccer C License is a four day course that is NCCP (National Coach Certification Program) recognized. The course consists of 40 hours of theory and on-field education. All candidates attending the course are expected to participate in all aspects of the course. When the course has concluded, the attending coach will have the status of "in-training" registered on their profile in the NCCP locker.

OSC coaches that have completed their 40 hours of training have six (6) months to prepare for their assessment day. During these 6 months coaches have had the opportunity to work with the Technical staff at OSC. During the past six (6) months coaches have received mentorship and guidance that has helped them prepare them for their assessment day. This mentorship at OSC has included, follow up classroom sessions, Individual coach meetings, session review meetings as well as mock assessments and debriefs.

“All OSC coaches that have completed their C License successfully have shown a growth mindset over the past 6 months in becoming a better coach. Their dedication to achieving success has been tremendous and they have made many sacrifices to ensure that they were prepared for assessment day. It’s been a pleasure for Chris (Grierson) and myself to work with these coaches over the past few months and seeing this pay off for them makes us very proud,” said Carl Horton, Coach Development & Youth Programs Manager at OSC.

The Oakville Soccer Club is extremely proud to have these dedicated coaches in our ranks! Congratulations to all those who successfully completed the course!

The C License assessment day would also not have been possible if it was not for the OSC players who also participated. A huge THANK YOU goes out to the following groups of players for supporting the assessment day:

U13 Boys B and C Teams
U14 Boys B and C Teams
U13 Girls B Team
U14 Girls C Team

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