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.

 

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 (2009) 
U13 OPDL Head Coach Drew Munro dmunro@oakvillesoccer.ca
U14 Boys (2008)
U14 OPDL Head Coach  Bruno Silva bsilva@oakvillesoccer.ca 
U15 Boys (2007)
U15 OPDL Head Coach  Bruno Silva bsilva@oakvillesoccer.ca
U17 Boys (2005)
U17 OPDL Head Coach Ian Sinclair

 isinclair@oakvillesoccer.ca

 

Girls OPDL Head Coaches

U13 Girls (2009)
U13 OPDL Head Coach Alexandra Abrahams aabrahams@oakvillesoccer.ca
U14 Girls (2008)
U14 OPDL Head Coach Federico Sanmartin fsanmartin@oakvillesoccer.ca
U15 Girls (2007)
U15 OPDL Head Coach Tony Del Vecchio tdelvecchio@oakvillesoccer.ca
U17 Girls (2005)
U17 OPDL Head Coach Dan Zingone dzingone@oakvillesoccer.ca