Ryan Watkins, Pro Overseas
"Coach O is the definition of a real trainer, his approach to training athletes is multifaceted. Combining strength and agility work off the court, with moves that translate to in game situations on the court. Personally Coach O has helped me become more versatile with my game and what I have learned from him has played a pivotal role in my success at professional level."
Namon Wright, University of Missouri
"Coach Olin has helped my game tremendously on and off the court. Showing me what it takes to be a complete player and helping mentor me off the court. With every workout he demands the best out of me and the rest of his players which helps better our game. He is one of the best guys in the game."
Jordan Dallas, Weber State University
"Coach O help me take my game to another level it helped me get stronger to finish at the rim and finish plays in the post. Also helped my ball handling working on my weak hand. All these things helped me become a better basketball player and contributed to me getting a division one scholarship."
Roman Davis, University of California at Berkeley
"Coach O workouts are the foundation of my basketball identity. Without his training and workouts I wouldn't be close to where I am now. All other workouts haven't come close to what he taught me."
Imani Boyette, University of Texas/Atlanta Dream
"Olin Simplis is a great trainer. He has not only grown my love for the game but he makes working out and getting better competitive and fun. I started working with him in high school once I began to take basketball more seriously. The first thing I do when I return home from school is work out with O. As I enter my senior campaign at the University of Texas at Austin, with hopes and a realistc possibility of playing professional there is no doubt in my mind I could not have made it thus far without Olin.p>
Tra Holder, Arizona State University
"Through the combination of both on court skill work and agility training, coach O has helped me elevate my game In numerous ways. The hard but yet beneficial work that he puts you through in his workouts makes the transition to an in game setting that much more easier. Heading into my sophomore year at Arizona state I feel confident and poised to have a great year and would like to thank Olin for his dedication towards me over the years."
Trevor Ariza, Houston Rockets
NBA Draft 2004 – 2nd Round Pick UCLA 2003-2004
Spencer Dinwiddie, Detroit Pistons
NBA Draft – 2nd Round Pick Colorado 2011-2014
Ronny Turiaf, Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Draft – 2nd Round Pick Gonzaga 2001-2005
Gabe Pruitt, Boston Celtics
NBA Draft 2007 – 2nd Round Pick USC 2004-2007
Olin Simplis, with over 25 years of basketball and sports performance training, has become a highly sought-after basketball savant. Olin founded multiple successful basketball academies, crafting players from their youth all the way through professional success. As of today, Olin has trained over 40 NBA players and is responsible for over 100 successful college basketball careers. With this track record, Mr. Simplis was named the Head of Player Development for Sports Performance of Wasserman Sports Agency responsible for Pre-Draft and veteran player workouts. Olin trained 6 lottery picks in the last 5 drafts including 2 of the top 5 in the 2021 draft.
Olin Simplis was born in Belize City and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He was once regarded as one of the top guards in the Los Angeles metropolitan area averaging 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists. When college didn’t go as planned, Olin played professionally in South America before leading the Belizean National team to a gold medal in 1999. He then shifted his focus on being a father to his son, Kahlil Simplis, and turned his passion into an opportunity to mentor his son and future generations of ballplayers. Olin founded Basketball Finest Training (BFT) Academy in 2002, becoming one of the most accredited youth basketball training programs in California. He became a certified sports performance and personal trainer/basketball trainer after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California Baptist University. He also co-founded the D-Slide.
GirlsRock is Olin’s newest venture, launched to engage and enhance the professional lives of girls in basketball. His experience working with youth, high school, collegiate, and WNBA players gave the conscienceless to recognize that females in sports, do not get the tutelage, mentorship, acknowledgment, celebration, and financial empowerment of their male counterparts. GirlsRock does not only lean into training fiercely competitive female players, but also provides the mentorship, professional guidance, and commercial placements that they deserve. With more than 20 years of coaching experience, training precision, and expertise, Olin is considered one of the most recognized basketball trainers on the west coast. As a personal trainer, Olin’s focus has been on taking a systematic approach to his client’s goals, while simultaneously rectifying muscle imbalance that will help with long-term injury prevention. By formatting a comprehensive training program, Olin targets fitness goals such as fat loss, muscle tone, bodybuilding, and overall health and wellness. He delivers transformative results through fun and creative workout sessions, not your routine gym workouts. As a Sports Performance trainer, Olin combines his kinesiology degree with basketball expertise to develop athletes at all levels. Primarily focusing on skill development, Olin has advanced his niche in maximizing athletic ability along with injury prevention. He works with young athletes, celebrities, corporate executives, collegiate, and professional athletes.
When Olin has the opportunity, he is an avid youth advocate, mentoring at-risk youth and speaking on subjects that uplift and motivate young people. The Simplis family commits a portion of their proceeds to Cancer and homeless charities.