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 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.


Boys OPDL Head Coaches

U13 Boys (2007) 
U13 OPDL Head Coach Federico Sanmartin fsanmartin@oakvillesoccer.ca
U13 OPDL Assistant Coach Dan Zingone dzingone@oakvillesoccer.ca
U14 Boys (2006)
U14 OPDL Head Coach    
U14 OPDL Assistant Coach Drew Munro


U15 Boys (2005)
U15 OPDL Head Coach    
U15 OPDL Assistant Coach Nedal Haddad nhaddad@oakvillesoccer.ca
U17 Boys (2003/04)
U17 OPDL Head Coach Boris Apsitis bapsitis@oakvillesoccer.ca
U17 OPDL Assistant Coach TBD  


Girls OPDL Head Coaches

U13 Girls (2007)
U13 OPDL Head Coach Joe Madill jmadill@oakvillesoccer.ca
U13 OPDL Assistant Coach Alex Abrahams aabrahams@oakvillesoccer.ca
U14 Girls (2006)
U14 OPDL Head Coach Victoria Miliucci vmiliucci@oakvillesoccer.ca
U14 OPDL Assistant Coach Tony Del Vecchio tdelvecchio@oakvillesoccer.ca
U15 Girls (2005)
U15 OPDL Head Coach Bruno Silva bsilva@oakvillesoccer.ca
U15 OPDL Assistant Coach TBD  

OSC OPDL Program Information

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.