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Oakville Soccer Club Adds World Class Sport Psychologist to Technical Staff

The Oakville Soccer Club is pleased to announce the addition of sport psychologist Dr. Paul Dennis to the Club’s Technical staff. Dennis will work with the Club’s Age Group Head Coaches on a variety of topics from elite player development to concussion management.

During a 20 year career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dennis served as the Leafs’ player development coach, assisting athletes and coaches in their mental preparedness. Currently a professor lecturing in sport psychology Dennis is also High Performance Coach to the York University Lions Varsity teams.

Dennis’ experience includes; head coach of the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey League, sports psychologist to Canada’s World Junior Team in 2002-2003, and Canada’s National Sledge Hockey team in 2012-13.  Dennis has also been a featured presenter at the 2010 IIHF/Hockey Canada Summit, advisor to the Canadian Hockey Leagues Champions Program as well as working with Hockey Canada on the issue of concussion prevention.

On the prospect of joining the OSC Technical staff Dr. Dennis said, "I feel privileged to join the Oakville Soccer Club and look forward to working with the technical staff in providing mental skills training to enhance player development".

Dennis has also worked with the NBA's Toronto Raptors and MLS's Toronto FC. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, and is a published author in sport psychology journals and textbooks.

Regarding hiring Dr. Dennis, OSC’s Executive Director Dave Harris said, “The Oakville Soccer Club is thrilled to add Paul to our Technical staff.  His significant background working with elite coaches and athletes provides us with the ability to further develop our Technical staff, equipping them with the necessary tools to grow and enhance their skill set and allow them to better serve our membership.”

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Oakville Soccer Club and Reliance Home Comfort Kick Off Partnership

Oakville Soccer Club is proud to announce its newly formed partnership with Reliance Home Comfort. Reliance, one of Canada’s largest providers of home services such as heating, air conditioning and hot water, has signed on to become the premier sponsor of the 2014 Rep program for the Club.

Reliance has a long and dedicated history of contributing to communities in which its team members live and work. Building partnerships that enhance community life and promote well being, Reliance’s goals align with OSC’s dedication to ensuring everyone in the community has the opportunity to live a healthy, active lifestyle through the sport of soccer.

“The Oakville Soccer Club is a vital part of this community, making a significant impact on the lives of children, youth and adults,” says Sean O’Brien, President and CEO of Reliance Home Comfort. “We’re looking forward to being part of such an important venture.”

OSC’s Rep program is an all-inclusive skills training and competitive play program, and is focused on the development of every player. Teams have traveled as far as Italy to showcase their talents, seeking opportunities for scholarships and professional play. The Club’s Rep program has seen players advance to play in the NCAA, MLS, NWSL, and for Canada’s national teams.

“We are thrilled to have developed a significant partnership with Reliance Home Comfort to be the premier sponsor of the Rep program beginning with the 2014 summer season. We would like to thank Sean O’Brien and his team at Reliance for the commitment they have made to the Oakville Soccer Club,” says Dave Harris, OSC’s Executive Director.

OSC’s Rep program runs year round, offering training to youth ages U8-U12 and competitive training and play for ages U13-U21.

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Oakville Soccer Club Well Represented on the National Stage

 Oakville, ON-The Oakville Soccer Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Technical Director Rafael Carbajal to the position of assistant coach with the Canadian Men’s National Team. 

This appointment will see Carbajal work with the national team in training camps and games while continuing to lead the Technical Department with the OSC. Carbajal, who was named Technical Director in October 2013, boasts UEFA ‘A’, USSF ‘A’ and CSA ‘B’ licenses along with extensive playing and coaching experience in Europe and Canada.

Regarding the appointment, OSC Executive Director Dave Harris said, “I am very pleased to congratulate Rafael on his appointment to the staff of Canada’s Men’s National Team.  The Oakville Soccer Club is extremely fortunate to have a Technical Director of his quality who will not only represent his country but also the Oakville Soccer Club on the national stage.” 

“I am also proud to recognize and congratulate OSC graduate Kyle Bekker on his well deserved selection to the national team.  Kyle is a quality player and will be a tremendous addition to the Canadian team.”

Carbajal will join the national team on Sunday, January 12th in Sunrise, Florida for its first camp of 2014.  The official roster for the CMNT camp can be found at www.canadasoccer.com.

 

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Oakville Soccer Club Membership Appoints New Directors to Board at 2013 Annual General Meeting

Oakville, ON – At the Annual General Meeting of the Oakville Soccer Club on Saturday, November 30, 2013, held at Oakville Town hall, four new Directors were elected. Randy Bianchin, Giancarlo Florio, Brett Huntington and Sean O’Brien were elected by members to hold the seats of outgoing board members Laura Niro, Chris Wight and Satinder Bal.

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Oakville Soccer Club Announces the Appointment of Rafael Carbajal as Interim Technical Director

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Monday, September 30, 2013

OAKVILLE, ON – The Oakville Soccer Club is pleased to announce that Rafael Carbajal has been appointed Technical Director of the Club on an interim basis.  The appointment, effective October 5, will see Carbajal lead the OSC’s Technical Department as it prepares for the Club’s 2013 Fall season.  Carbajal succeeds former Technical Director Dino Lopez who resigned from the club to pursue opportunities within the private sector.

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