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OSC Girls GU15A Team Showcase Their Talents in Arizona

During the last week of March, OSC’s Girls U15A team packed their bags and headed to Phoenix, Arizona to participate in the Championship Series Desert Cup College Showcase. Not long after the plane touched down the girls were eager to get on the pitch and show Arizona their skills.

The team participated in an ID camp, showcasing their talents through skills and drills with college and university coaches and trainers. Each player was assessed and provided with a written evaluation to share with potential post secondary institutions as they prepare to pursue the next stage of their soccer careers.

On the tournament side of the showcase, OSC’s ladies fought tough battles against talented teams from the United States. Hard played matches ended in a draw against Sereno Soccer Club of the Elite Club National League, a 3-0 victory over the U16 team from Crescenta Valley Soccer Club from California and a 3-2 win over Banat Soccer Club from Arizona.

“I’m extremely proud of the team,” says the GU15A team coach Chris Grierson. “The girls played great and received a lot of positive feedback from the showcase organizer as well as university and college coaches. This event showed the girls that they can compete and win against top teams in the US, and it was a great way for the team to bond and enjoy spending time with each other.”

The GU15A Team members would like to thank their coaches, trainers and parents for their assistance and support before and during the tournament. 

OSC well represented at OSA's Regional Talent Centre program

OSC would like to congratulate six members of the GU13A Rep team that have been invited to attend The Ontario Soccer Association’s Regional Talent Centre program taking place on April 12th and 13th.

The Regional Talent Centre is an invitation only program for U13 male and female players that will include two Inter-Regional Competitions Games (IRC) and four Regional Training Centre sessions (RTC). The Regional Talent Centre events are a combination of player and coach education, while the inter-regional competition games are for player screening.

These players will have the opportunity to develop their current strengths and address areas of improvement required for future development from OPDL coaches and the OSA Talent Development Centre Coaching staff. OSC would like to recognize and congratulate the following players and wish you the best of luck as you advance as players by taking part in this valuable soccer experience! 

U15A Girls Host Bake Sale & Raffle

On Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, the Oakville Soccer Club Girls U15A team held a bake sale/raffle fundraiser at the Pine Glen Soccer Centre.

 The Girls U15A team has been invited to represent OSC and showcase their skills at the Desert Cup in Phoenix Arizona in March 2014, a college showcase tournament and college ID camp.  This event will allow players exposure to various colleges across the US, as well as the opportunity to be evaluated by college coaches in attendance. 

A special thank you to Cobs Bakery for donating boxes of their delicious cinnamon buns for the bake sale, Majestic Wine for donating 2 baskets of wine and Just an Olde Fashion Butchery for their donation of a 10lb spiral cut ham , all of which were included in the raffle.

Another big thank you goes out to all the players, parents and our OSC community who helped make this event a success!

Two OSC Members Advance to Danone Provincial Camp

Danielle Delle Monache and Christian Hines, both selected by scouts at the Danone Nations Cup Player I.D. Camp held at OSC in September, have advanced to the third stage of try-outs for Danone’s Team Canada. In the spring Della Monache and Hines, both U12 players with OSC, will head to the DNC Provincial Camp of Ontario for the next showcase in hopes of making the national team. The Danone Nations Cup is an annual ‘World Cup for Kids’ with over 40 countries participating at the event. This event has taken place in France, Brasil, South-Africa and Spain in the past, with Danone footing the bill to send players aged 10 to 12 to participate in this once in a lifetime experience. Good luck Danielle and Christian!

OSC’s Boys U17A Rep Team gets Soccer chance of a lifetime

bu17a italy 2 This October the OSC boys U17A Rep team travelled to Novara, Italy for an unforgettable professional player experience. Through the Genova International School of Soccer (GISS) the boys were given the opportunity to stay at one of Italy’s top training facilities Novarello Villaggio Azzurro. During their 10 day stay, the boys lived and breathed the beautiful game as the pro’s do, training extensively and playing against some of Italy’s top professional youth teams. As the boys worked on their skills, the Italian Women’s National team as well as the Novara Seria B first team were also training in the same facility – talk about being in good company!