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 (Link).
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.