Team Nikos partners with Darren Collison
Advising Team Nikos Coaches
Consultant to Team Nikos players
October 31, 2019
Team Nikos Basketball Announces Partnership with 10 Year NBA Veteran Darren Collison
NBA Veteran partners with Orange County’s premier youth basketball program
Ladera Ranch, CA—October 31, 2019 — Today, Team Nikos Basketball Academy announced a new partnership with 10-year NBA Veteran, Darren Collison. Collison will be the new Consultant and Advisor for the Team Nikos program.
“Darren’s professional NBA experience and knowledge will help provide the best overall youth and high school basketball experience in California,” said Steve Williams, CEO/President at Team Nikos Basketball.
Darren will be present at weekly practices and workouts to help our coaches, staff, and players by offering instruction and teachings, and inspiration to strive for greatness and effectiveness—all leading to positive results for youth basketball players.
Darren Collison played 10 seasons in the NBA for the following teams: New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, and Sacramento Kings. Darren has received multiple awards throughout his career, including: NBA All-Rookie First Team, Third-team All-American-NABC, Third-team All-American-AP, Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, 2x First-team All-Pac 10, and Second-team All-Pac 10. Collison began his collegiate career as a UCLA Bruins Point Guard, staying close to home in southern California.
Darren will also conduct training sessions with his Pro’s Vision company, beginning Fridays in November from 3pm–9pm inside Ladera Sports Center.
“We are thankful for this opportunity to directly learn from Darren and his professional staff,” said Steve Williams. “This will help Nikos take another step forward to ensure greatness.”
Founded in 2007, Team Nikos Basketball is Orange County’s youth basketball program. The program offers Club Teams, Recreation Teams, Academy Training, Camps, and Tournaments year-round for boys and girls kindergarten through high school.
11 Month program with included Academy 2.0 for the 12th month.
1-2 dedicated coaches per team
2 (120 minute) “The Academy 2.0” training sessions offered for the entire 12 months
Performance/Strength and Conditioning Training offered within the Academy 2.0 program
2 competitive tournaments per month
Professional and experienced coaches and trainers
Team film sessions/analysis throughout the season
All coaches are screened by AAU, and are certified USA Basketball
Pep rallies and team bonding events throughout the season
Player evaluations throughout the season
If you are looking to join Team Nikos, not during a tryout period, complete the inquiry below and it will be our pleasure to evaluate your player and potentially extend an offer to join. 949-365-1212
“The #1 High School Basketball Preparatory Program”
Helping You Achieve Your Full Potential
Team Nikos Basketball Academy began running Club teams in 2009 when it was determined that kids participating in our Academy sessions needed more competition and challenge than what they were experiencing with local recreation leagues. We started with 2 boys’ high school teams in the spring of that year, and eventually added a 7th grade girls’ team. In 2010 the number of teams doubled from 3 to 6, and we have consistently grown every year since.
We now offer at least 2 teams at each grade level from 3rd grade through High School, with most grade levels at 3, 4 or 5 teams deep. We also have an 8U/2nd grade club team, making our program accessible to the youngest of competitive athletes. T.N.B.A has quickly become the #1 Club basketball program in Orange County!