OPDL Coaching Staff

Chris Grierson
Senior Technical Director

Chris has been part of Oakville Soccer Club’s Coaching staff since 2006. Starting as an Open Development Program  and U8-U10 Academy Program Coach, he gradually advanced through the Club into his current role of Senior Technical Director.

Chris holds a number of coaching licenses from Canada and United States. They include a US Soccer A License, Canada Soccer B License, NSCAA National Advanced Diploma, and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.

Chris was one of the first Technical Directors within Ontario to participate in the Technical Director Course facilitated by Ontario Soccer and was also part of the initial group to receive Canada Soccer's Youth License. In addition, Chris is a Ontario Soccer Learning Facilitator who can deliver community courses and the Canadian Soccer C License.

Mark Worton
Director of Coach Development

Mark is currently the Director of Coach Development at Oakville Soccer Club and has coached at OSC since 2001. Mark brings over 40 years of experience to this role  as former professional player, current University Coach, Coaching Instructor, Provincial Team Coach and Talent scout at Ontario Soccer.

He has coaching Licenses from three countries, currently holding a USSF A License, CSA A License and UEFA B License.

Mark is also the Head Coach of the University of Waterloo Men’s Soccer team and led them into the Ontario University Athletics play-offs for the first time in eight years in October of 2018. Prior to this he was an Assistant Coach at Guelph University, helping them to OUA Gold and Bronze at Nationals in 2016.

Gareth Davies
Manager of Grassroots Programs

Gareth Davies is currently the Grassroots Program Manager for the Oakville Soccer Club, bringing over 10 years of youth soccer coaching experience and 25 years involvement in the game in varying roles.

Gareth is a National B level coach in and holds numerous coaching qualifications in others sports including Basketball and European Handball. Gareth graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a Physical Education Degree and has a background in teaching.

Gareth has previously worked with a number of Clubs and Academies within the GTA, developing players of all ages and technical ability.

Derek Salvador
Head of Strength and Conditioning

Derek Salvador is currently the Head of Strength and Conditioning for the Oakville Soccer Club, bringing over 15 years of experience working with clients from rehabilitation to high performance in individual and team settings.

Derek is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also a graduate of the Sheridan College Human Performance Training Certificate program. He has completed multiple courses in athletic development and human performance.

Derek is the Owner and Director of Sport Science at Athletic Solutions Inc., a company that specializes in strength and conditioning, athletic development and soccer specific fitness. Derek has worked with many youth soccer organizations including Provincial and National Champions.

John Moreira
Goalkeeper Coach

John Moreira is the Oakville Soccer Club's Goalkeeper Coach. Coach Moreira has over 20 years experience as a Club Goalkeeper Coach and Trainer. He is the owner of Eurostar Goalkeeper Academy, and has worked for such teams as the Bermudian Men's National Team, The Toronto Lynx (A League) and the National Academy.

He Currently holds a USSF National A License, a USSF National Goalkeeper License, a USSF National B License, a NSCAA State and Regional Certification, a Provincial B License and is currently in the process of obtaining a UEFA Goalkeeper License.

 

Boys OPDL Head Coaches

U13 Boys (2008) 
U13 OPDL Head Coach  Kevin Grant kgrant@oakvillesoccer.ca
U13 OPDL Assistant Coach Chris Worton cworton@oakvillesoccer.ca
U14 Boys (2007)
U14 OPDL Head Coach  Bruno Silva bsilva@oakvillesoccer.ca 
U14 OPDL Assistant Coach  Federico Sanmartin

fsanmartin@oakvillesoccer.ca

U15 Boys (2006)
U15 OPDL Head Coach Mark Worton mworton@oakvillesoccer.ca
U15 OPDL Assistant Coach Drew Munro dmunro@oakvillesoccer.ca
U17 Boys (2005/04)
U17 OPDL Head Coach Charles Ivanov bapsitis@oakvillesoccer.ca
U17 OPDL Assistant Coach Boris Apsitis nhaddad@oakvillesoccer.ca

 

Girls OPDL Head Coaches

U13 Girls (2008)
U13 OPDL Head Coach Federico Sanmartin fsanmartin@oakvillesoccer.ca
U13 OPDL Assistant Coach  Alexandra Abrahams aabrahams@oakvillesoccer.ca
U14 Girls (2007)
U14 OPDL Head Coach Joe Madill jmadill@oakvillesoccer.ca
U14 OPDL Assistant Coach  Alexandra Abrahams aabrahams@oakvillesoccer.ca
U15 Girls (2006)
U15 OPDL Head Coach Tony Del Vecchio tdelvecchio@oakvillesoccer.ca
U15 OPDL Assistant Coach    
U17 Girls (2005/04)
U17 OPDL Head Coach Dan Zingone dzingone@oakvillesoccer.ca
 U17 OPDL Assistant Coach    

OSC OPDL Program Information

Founded in 2014, the OPDL is Ontario's first standards-based high performance league and one of the first of its kind in Canada. It combines top level competition with strict high performance training standards with the goals of developing the top soccer talent within the province.

2020-2021 Program Outlines
U13 (2008) U14 (2007) & U15 (2006) OPDL Program Outline
U17 (2004) OPDL Program Outline
U13 (2008) - U18 (2003) Competitive (RDP) B & C Team Program Outline

 

OSC’s COVID-19 Commitment:   
Please note that if further mandates are imposed that inhibit OSC from running this program before the start date, a full refund will be provided. If mandates change after the start date that prevent the program from running, a prorated credit/refund will be available.

If you have any questions, please email info@oakvillesoccer.ca
 
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience.

 

2008 OPDL AND B/C TEAM TRYOUTS

The Tryouts for OSC's 2008 OPDL and B/C teams have now concluded.
Thank you to those who participated!

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U14 (2007) - U18 (2003) TRYOUT INFORMATION

Please read the following information regarding U14-U21 tryouts very carefully.


OPDL TEAM TRYOUTS - U14 (2007), U15 (2006), U17 (2005/2004)
The Tryouts for OSC's 2008 OPDL and B/C teams have now concluded.
Thank you to those who participated!

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B TEAM (REGIONAL LEAGUE) TRYOUTS - U14 (2007) - U18 (2003)
October 12 - October 16 (two sessions - schedule below)

Registration for B Team tryouts is now closed as the deadline was Friday, October 9th at noon.

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C TEAM (DISTRICT LEAGUE) TRYOUTS - U14 (2007) - U17 (2004)
October 19 - October 23 (two sessions - see schedule below)

The cost to register for the C team tryouts is $20 (two outdoor sessions total).
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 16th at noon

CURRENT OSC C TEAM PLAYERS REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

  • If you are currently registered to a C team and would like to tryout for your C team again for the 2020-2021 season – no registration required as the tryouts are happening during your scheduled training sessions.
  • If you are currently registered to a C team but would like to register for the C team tryouts – you must register and pay the fee for the C team tryouts only

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Participants must reside in Halton, Peel, Hamilton or Niagara. As per Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Plan, players are only permitted to attend tryouts in their region.
* Effective October 9, 2020 - participants who reside in Peel Region but are not currently registered to an OSC OPDL, B or C team are no longer permitted to participate in tryouts as per government and Ontario Soccer mandates

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CURRENT OSC U21 PROGRAM PLAYERS

The Tryouts for OSC's 2008 OPDL and B/C teams have now concluded.
Thank you to those who participated!

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Due to restrictions on number of participants – players are asked to only tryout for one league level above their current placement. Ex. if you are currently registered to a C team – please register only for the B team tryouts. If B team coaches feel a recommendation above that level is warranted – they will contact the Senior Technical Director to make that recommendation.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION - APPLIES TO ALL AGE GROUPS - PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY:

  • No walk-ons will be permitted – no exceptions. Please read the registration requirements section carefully. 
  • Players can only participate if they are from our Region which consists of Peel, Halton, Hamilton and Niagara.
  • It is recommended to attend all dates – there will be no make-up dates.
  • If you cannot make a session(s) for any reason – please contact the Coach directly. Please click here for Coach contact information.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, we have limited spaces for these tryouts - register early to avoid disappointment.
  • All players and participants must adhere to OSC’s Return to Play Plan at all times.
  • Players must wear appropriate footwear as well as shin guards to all sessions.
  • Players must bring their own properly inflated ball.
  • No jewelry will be allowed to be worn on the field at any time.
  • Underage players will be permitted to try-out at the discretion of the Senior Technical Director. Please contact cgrierson@oakvillesoccer.ca.
  • Spectators will not be allowed inside the field area for any outdoor sessions.
  • A confirmation email with any additional tryout protocols be sent 24 hours before the first session.
  • Coaching appointments and program outlines will be available on the website shortly.
  • For additional OSC OPDL program information, please click here.
  • For additional OSC RDP program information, please click here


TRYOUT RESULTS

OPDL team tryouts: We will endeavor to have all results communicated by end of day Sunday, October 11th
Please note not all participants will receive an email at the same time. 
Please do not call or email the Club regarding results unless you have not received an email by end of day on Monday, October 12th.
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B team tryouts: We will endeavor to have all results communicated by end of day Sunday, October 18th. 
Please note not all participants will receive an email at the same time. 
Please do not call or email the Club regarding results unless you have not received an email by end of day on Monday, October 19th.
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C team tryouts: We will endeavor to have all results communicated by end of day Sunday, October 25th. 
Please note not all participants will receive an email at the same time. 
Please do not call or email the Club regarding results unless you have not received an email by end of day on Monday, October 26th.
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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • New players to OSC wishing to try out for both the OPDL, B and/or C teams must register for each separately.
  • Current OSC players should review the registration instructions above carefully.
  • No refunds will be issued after players have registered for tryouts.
  • If a player is registered for both the OPDL and B tryouts and is invited to join the OPDL team, the registration fee for the B tryouts will be applied to the player's OPDL registration.
  • If a player is registered for both the B team and C team tryouts and is invited to join the B team, the registration fee for the C tryouts will be applied to the player’s B team registration.

If you have trouble logging into your account, please contact info@oakvillesoccer.ca for assistance. 

*NEW PLAYERS*
Players that are new to the Oakville Soccer Club must create a registration account.
Please note that the offices of OSC and the Pine Glen Soccer Centre remain closed at this time.
To create an account, please contact info@oakvillesoccer.ca with the following information:

- Parent Name
- Player Full Name
- Full Mailing Address with proof of residence (ie a recent utility bill)
- Contact Phone Number
- Contact Email - this will be used for all communication from the Club
- Player proof of age (birth certificate, passport, health card, etc.)

You will receive a response with your account information within 24 hours.

PLEASE NOTE PROTOCOLS/PROCEDURES AS WELL AS TRYOUTS DATES/TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME AT THE DISCRETION OF THE OAKVILLE SOCCER CLUB.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out directly to OSC's Senior Technical Director Chris Grierson at cgrierson@oakvillesoccer.ca. Due to volume of emails we receive, please allow 24 hours for a response.

TRYOUT SCHEDULES 

 

B TEAM (REGIONAL LEAGUE) TRYOUT SCHEDULE  
OCTOBER 12 – 16

B TEAM

 

PINE GLEN

OUTDOOR GRASS FIELDS

PINE GLEN

OUTDOOR GRASS FIELDS

BOYS 2007

TUESDAY 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #2

FRIDAY 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #2

BOYS 2006

TUESDAY 7:45-8:45PM

PINE GLEN #1

FRIDAY 7:45-8:45PM

PINE GLEN #1

BOYS 2005

MONDAY 7:45-8:45PM

PINE GLEN #3

THURSDAY 7:45-8:45PM

PINE GLEN #3

BOYS 2004

TUESDAY 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #3

FRIDAY 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #3

BOYS 2003

*B & C COMBINED

MONDAY 9:00-10:00PM

PINE GLEN #4

THURSDAY 9:00-10:00PM

PINE GLEN #4

     

GIRLS 2007

MONDAY 6:30-7:30PM PINE GLEN #2

THURSDAY 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #2

GIRLS 2006

MONDAY 6:30-7:30PM PINE GLEN #1

THURSDAY 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #1

GIRLS 2005

MONDAY 7:45-8:45

PINE GLEN #4

THURSDAY 7:45-8:45

PINE GLEN #4

GIRLS 2004

TUESDAY 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #4

WEDNESDAY 6:00-7:00PM

PINE GLEN #1

GIRLS 2003

*B & C COMBINED

MONDAY 9:00-10:00PM PG #1

THURSDAY 9:00-10:00PM

PINE GLEN #1

 

C TEAM (DISTRICT LEAGUE) TRYOUT SCHEDULE
OCTOBER 19 – 23

C TEAM

PINE GLEN

OUTDOOR GRASS FIELDS


 PINE GLEN

OUTDOOR GRASS FIELDS

BOYS 2007

TUESDAY 7:45-8:45PM

PINE GLEN #2

FRIDAY 7:45-8:45PM

PINE GLEN #2

BOYS 2006

MONDAY 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #3

THURSDAYS 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #3

BOYS 2005

TUESDAY 7:45-8:45PM

PINE GLEN #3

FRIDAY 7:45-8:45PM

PINE GLEN #3

BOYS 2004

TUESDAY 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #1

FRIDAY 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #1

     

GIRLS 2007

MONDAY 7:45-8:45PM

PINE GLEN #2

THURSDAY 7:45-8:45PM

PINE GLEN #2

GIRLS 2006

MONDAY 7:45-8:45PM

PINE GLEN #1

THURSDAY 7:45-8:45PM

PINE GLEN #1

GIRLS 2005

MONDAY 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #4

THURSDAY 6:30-7:30PM

PINE GLEN #4

GIRLS 2004

MONDAY 9:00-10:00PM

PINE GLEN #2

THURSDAY 9:00-10:00PM

PINE GLEN #2

It is recommended to attend all dates – there will be no make-up dates.

If you cannot make a session(s) for any reason – please contact the Coach directly. Coach contact information is online here.