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MAXIMIZING LIFE'S POTENTIAL

Through Sports and Adventure
Our Programs

Based in Fort Mill, SC

Adventures throughout the Charlotte area

View a Quick Pricing Sheet for all we do here!

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Soccer Practice

Private Soccer Training

Laser focused program developed around each player's needs.

Technical striking, ball control, first touch development, footwork, balance, big picture strategy, individual and small group game tactics, movement off the ball, finishing, fitness, resilience, composure, intensity, spirit, sportsmanship, attitude, work ethic, commitment and hard work.

 

Give your child the advantage on the field and in life: put in the OT with Optimist Training!

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Youth Camps
Summer, year-round, weekly, day, half-day

We offer a private, personalized experience with specialized sports training and/or outdoor adventures. We aim to keep your group learning and having fun.

You choose the activities, schedule and duration! Soccer training, fishing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, kayak/fishing, canoeing, disc golf or camper's choice. Most sports supported; please inquire. Rainy day activities supported upon request.

If there is an additional activity your group is looking for, please inquire! Create your own summer or after school adventure for your group!

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 Team Building
Special Events & Parties

Groups of all ages and energy levels!

Whether you seek to develop a positive work culture, entertain at your backyard party, or give your child a targeted training session before a big game, we design your special day with you.

Ask about our corporate teambuilding experience for your next office event!

PADDLES AND PASTRIES!

Two family-owned local Fort Mill businesses have teamed up to bring you summer fun!
 

Join us for a morning of awesome food and fun on the water! Shuttle service to and from Z Bakery in Fort Mill, includes breakfast before or brunch after, all your equipment for a kayak paddle from the Fort Mill Dam to Riverwalk in Rock Hill, and a kayak lesson/review and guided adventure with our intrepid fun creator and outdoor educator, Billy!

Email optimisttraining@gmail.com to reserve!

Dates and spaces are limited, reserve now! July 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30.

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2024 Spider Lily paddle at Landsford Canal

These magnificent blooms can be witnessed up close at Landsford Canal State Park each spring, one of only three places in the world! They fade quickly so add your name to our list for 2024!

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William "Billy" Wilken

"Training the Process of Excellence"

Billy is a lifetime member of the United States Soccer Federation. He played NCAA Division I Soccer at East Carolina and has coached and trained players for 30 years to new skill levels on the field.

 

 

 

Member of the Charlotte Football Club's Youth Development Coaching Staff

He is also an outdoor educator, certified canoe and kayak instructor, and is certified in wilderness first response and whitewater rescue.

 

See Billy's profile on CoachUp.com

"Positive People Programming"

Billy is a renowned adventure camp director

and program event developer.

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