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 also one of the first Technical Directors within Ontario to participate in the Technical Director Course facilitated by Ontario Soccer. 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 Part 1 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.
Founded in 2014, the OPDL is Ontario's first standards-based high performance league and one of th 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.
OSC OPDL PROGRAM INTRODUCTION
OSC is the proud license holder of an OPDL franchise. Being granted membership status in 2016 by the Ontario Soccer Association, OSC fielded both a Girls' and Boys' U13 team for the inaugural season.
Both squads had a terrific first season, and look to continue their success in the 2017 season where they will be joined by another two U13 teams (Boys and Girls).
Please note that with the start of the 2018-19 season (September 2018) OSC's Family Discount Program has been discontinued.
Please note that preregistration is required for all players to ensure adequate fields/equipment and coaching staff. You can register online here using your account information. Registration can also be completed at the front desk of the Pine Glen Soccer Centre. There is a $10.00 preregistration fee. Players will receive three tryouts and a numbered t-shirt which must be worn to all sessions.
Please click here to view the 2018-19 OPDL Tryout Schedule.
Preregistration can be completed online by clicking here, or in person at the Pine Glen Soccer Centre.