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.
Gareth Davies Competitive Coach Manager
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 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.
2021-22 Tryout Information
To view the 2021-22 RDP Tryout Schedule, please CLICK HERE. To view the 2021-22 OPDL Tryout Schedule, please CLICK HERE.
IMPORTANT - please review the Tryout Information/Frequently Asked Questions document before registration. All participants must be registered for their tryout before the registration deadline. Registration will close at noon on the day prior to the first session. Participants who are not registered for tryouts will not be permitted to participate. No exceptions.
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Non-OSC players wishing to register for an account should email email@example.com with: - Player name and date of birth - Parent name and contact phone number - Player proof of ge must be included. Please black out any registration numbers.
Vaccination Requirements As tryouts will take place outdoors, vaccination requirements do not apply. All individuals invited to participate in OSC programming aged 12 and older must present proof of full vaccination in order to enter the Pine Glen Soccer Centre once 2021-22 indoor programming begins. Please click here for details.
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.