Academy 2.0

“The Next Evolution of Basketball Training.”

Beginner     Developmental     Advanced     Elite


All Girls and Co-ed Training

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Who is Academy 2.0 for?

At The Academy 2.0, players will be separated based on skill and age. Players new to the sport will be paired with other similar players and coached on the fundamentals of the great game of basketball. Intermediate players will also be paired with intermediate players and coached on more advanced ball handling, shooting, and strength building exercises. Advanced and Elite players will be training with the best players in Orange County and challenged in all aspects of basketball by the best coaches in the area.

Strength and Condition training included in the appropriate grades.
Dynamic warmups in the beginning of all Academy’s.
Individual stations will focus on all principals of basketball.
Courts will be separated based on grade and skill.
Perfect for beginner, intermediate and advanced players.

Academy 2.0 hours are 5-7pm for K – 8th grades on Monday & Wednesday at the Ladera Sports Center

$69 per month for 1 day a week (8 hours per month)
$125 per month for unlimited sessions (16+ hours per month)
6 Months Unlimited – 1 Month Free – Save $155!
12 Months Unlimited – 3 Months Free – Save $405!
$50 One-Time payment for registration and Academy 2.0 reversible training jersey

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to our training!

LADERA RANCH, June 19th, 2019 – We are excited to announce Jason Wright will be the Head Trainer for Academy 2.0 and Team Nikos Camps. We would like to send a special Thank you to our amazing Coach Jesse Mercado who ran Academy and Camps over the last 2 years. His hard work and dedication to our players is appreciated. Jesse will continue to coach and share his 20+ years of knowledge and strengths of the game to our club players across our program.

Jason Wright comes to Academy 2.0 and Team Nikos Camps with an extensive knowledge of basketball, U.S and internationally known as a Professional Basketball Trainer. As a high school player Jason received multiple awards playing for his high school team St. Anthony’s High School where he received All CIF, All State Selection, and McDonalds All American nominee. Jason played at L.A. City College and became an All American. Soon after, he played at Division 1 New Orleans University where he was a starting point guard and All-League Selection, and experienced playing in the NCAA Tournament. In addition, Jason was top 10 in assists and 3-point shooting during his college career.

Jason has trained over 50 NBA players, numerous college and High School players across the nation. He has trained Pro Teams and International Teams in 30 different countries. Jason’s ability to teach at a high level allowed him to become a Skill Development coach for WNBA LA Sparks. He has experience as a Jordan and Nike trainer which helped bring his knowledge into various camp atmospheres. Jason is currently the Owner of JW Basketball. We believe Jason will bring a vast amount of skill and knowledge to Academy 2.0 and Camps! Welcome Jason Wright!

Jason will also lead Small Group Trainings every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7:00-8:00pm at Ladera Sports Center. Contact Jason directly (310) 497-1159 for questions.


Academy 2.0 Plan Options:


(up to 16 hours of training)

Unlimited Academy 2.0 Trainings
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(up to 8 hours of training)

1 Academy 2.0 Training Per Week
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Our son is currently training with Coach Rich on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings preparing for high school. Coach Rich gives each player personal coaching time working with them on their individual short comings and finds positive ways to build their confidence and skills.  He makes every player feel important to the team regardless of what position their playing or how much play time they get.

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First “The Academy 2.0” is complementary. Complete the following information to register for your FREE training.

    1. The sporting activity in which I will participate involves significant risk of personal injury, including the risk of death and permanent disability. I hereby assume all such risks, known and unknown, foreseen and unforeseen, and assume full responsibility for my participation in such activity.
    2. I will comply with all policies, instructions, rules and regulations and directions related to my participation in such activity.
    3. For myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, next of kin and personal representatives, I hereby indemnify, release and hold harmless TEAM NIKOS BASKETBALL ACADEMY (TNBA), ACADEMY 2.0 (A2.0), LADERA RANCH NJB (LRNJB) and its officers, employees, members, agents, representatives, and other sports participants as well as LADERA SPORTS CENTER (LSC), and its officers, employees, members, agents, representatives, and other sports participants from and against any and all claims, losses or damages, including, without limitation, any and all personal injury, disability, death and damage to personal property arising directly or indirectly from my participation in such activity, to the extent permitted by law.
    4. I have no medical condition that could impair my safe participation in such activity. I acknowledge that TEAM NIKOS BASKETBALL ACADEMY (TNBA), ACADEMY 2.0 (A2.0) & LADERA RANCH NJB (LRNJB) does not maintain medical insurance for me. If I have a medical emergency, I hereby grant TEAM NIKOS BASKETBALL ACADEMY (TNBA) & LADERA RANCH NJB (LRNJB) permission to administer or have administered whatever emergency medical care it deems necessary for my welfare and I shall be responsible for any costs incurred by TEAM NIKOS BASKETBALL ACADEMY (TNBA), ACADEMY 2.0 (A2.0) & LADERA RANCH NJB (LRNJB) in providing such medical care.
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Click on the link below and choose the desired option. Note there will be a dollar value of $0 on that option. Please don’t be confused as you will be able to choose either $125 unlimited monthly Academy, $69 Once a week Academy, etc on the Third step.

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