Youth Skills Academy

“Train Here. Compete Anywhere.”

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Team Nikos Basketball Academy Skills Training is designed to be the hands-on training your sons and daughters need to become the basketball players they envision. They will receive their training from current and former Division 1 and Professional Basketball Players, Coaches and Trainers who have all played the game at the highest levels. We at Team Nikos are confident that we know what it takes to develop young basketball players and build a great communicator, teammate and leader on and off the court.

Our coaching technique is very hands on and we teach by repetition to ensure your sons and daughters feel truly accomplished and educated every time they leave the gym. Our coaches and trainers use technical instruction, intense drill sequences, position specific instruction and guided game situational play to reinforce and develop good basketball habits. All ages and skill levels are invited to participate.

AGE2nd – 8th
TIMEMon: 5:00 PM –  7:00 PM
Wed: 5:00 PM –  7:00 PM
COST:$69/month (8hrs)(once a week), $125/month (16hrs) or  $31/visit
SKILL LEVEL:Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
Monday & Wednesday
2 Terrace Road
Ladera Ranch Ca, 92694

Training sessions are available up to two (2) times per week  Mondays and Wednesdays. This equates to 8 training sessions per month for only $125/month. Other trainers charge up to $100/hr, while we can provide up to 16 hours of training a month at approximately the same cost. This works out to $20 a session. A small price to pay for the improvements your sons and daughters will gain working with Team Nikos Basketball Academy coaching staff.

Team Nikos Basketball Academy leadership is comprised of a group of all former Division 1 and professional basketball players who are now coaching and are dedicated to developing better basketball players in Orange County, California.  *New monthly signups will receive a FREE Academy jersey!

For more information, please contact our Academy and Training Director, Jesse Mercado, at (949) 633-4035 or

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Fill out and bring liability waiver to session. For more information, please contact Jesse Mercado at (949) 633-4035 or