Nikki M., Manhattan Beach, CA Basketball Coach

Nikki M.


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Former Pro Basketball Player with over 15 years' experience coaching youth through NBA programs, AAU, and internationally. USA Basketball Youth Development Certified Coach View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  2. Culver City, CA
  3. Manhattan Beach, CA

Coach is willing to travel up to 10 miles


Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Nikki. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$90 1 session + applicable fees

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Virtual Trainings
Online Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Nikki. 60 minute session length (virtual)

Session Length: 1 hour

$80 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Nikki. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$264 3 sessions ($88/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Nikki. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$425 5 sessions ($85/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Nikki. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$830 10 sessions ($83/ea) + applicable fees

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  • University of California--Santa Barbara (CA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Guard, Forward

  • Shooting, Reading the Floor, Pick and Roll, Passing, Moving Without the Ball, Footwork, Ball Handling, Attacking the Rim, Agility


  • University of California--Santa Barbara (CA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Guard, Forward

  • Shooting, Reading the Floor, Pick and Roll, Passing, Moving Without the Ball, Footwork, Ball Handling, Attacking the Rim, Agility

More About Coach Nikki

I've been coaching basketball for over 15 years throughout the States and internationally. I've worked the Lakers, Knicks, Michael Jordan Flight School camps, Snow Valley, Nike, and DePaul and Stanford University basketball camps. In addition, I've coached youth in Switzerland, Norway, Jordan, and at a basketball academy in Thailand for 2 years, as well as high school varsity girls in Bangkok and Los Angeles. Lastly, I have trained athletes for an AAU/hoop academy in L.A. I work with both boys and girls from 3-17 years old.

I began playing basketball at 4 years old and haven't stopped. I was a Scholar-Athlete throughout school and I played professionally in Switzerland's League National A (LNA) women's pro league in Geneva for Lancy-Meyrin from 2007-2009.

A session would start off with a dynamic warm-up incorporating a basketball, followed by ball-handling drills. Depending on skill level and what needs to be worked on, this may involve full-court/game-like moves using cones, two-balls, tennis balls, ball-handling with agility, etc. Footwork is always essential, leading into one-on-one moves such as jab step series, catching the ball on the wing and squaring up, and leading into a shot. Shooting will range from isolated, core-focused drills to shooting off the dribble, on the catch, with pivots, etc. Working with an athlete's needs, defense, passing, moving without the ball, and all the other aspects of basketball are worked into a session so as to maximize the time spent on the court for the benefit of the player.

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Client Reviews

Coach Nikki is fantastic! My daughter enjoys working with her.

Nikki has great energy and focus. She was really patient with my 5 year old.

Nikki is dope. A lot of basketball knowledge. She is in shape so she’s a good role model for young female athletes. Instruction is top notch. Very patient and good at relaying her message.

Coach Nikki is great

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Nikki is wonderful and my daughter loves her

Awesome Coach!!! Our daughter really enjoyed working with her and quickly leveled up her skills!


Love Nikki! Designed a session that was exactly what I’m looking for!

Coach Nikki is amazing! She trained my son (13) for 3 sessions and after one session I could already see so much improvement. He really enjoyed training with her and plans to return for more sessions in the future. Highly recommend her!

had trouble booking remaining sessions.

She is a very good coach

Nikki is an incredible coach - she is patient, and really works on the details of the game.

Great lesson.

Coach Nikki is awesome, she takes her time to make sure that my son is able to understand

Great instruction and class!

We really enjoyed having Nikki coach our 2 boys and plan to have future sessions with her. Coach Nikki went through a very comprehensive set of drills and was able to manage my 10 and 7 year old to keep positive when practicing their footwork and technique. The boys were able to pick up some great drills to practice at home and we've already seen an improvement after less than a week in their footwork and shooting form. Looking forward to helping them continue their improvement.

Nikki was amazing!!! Our daughter left her first session with so much knowledge and skills to work on. She had a blast and learned so many things that had not been taught in the last 5 years of her playing. We are definitely continuing with Nikki!

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Coach Nikki is amazing! She has a positive attitude and enthusiasm that encourages my daughter to keep working and building skills. My daughter loves her sessions with coach Nikki. My daughter started basketball late, so she needs skill development. Coach Nikki gives her sophisticated drills that help her shooting and ball-handling. She also dissects my daughter's moves giving concrete feedback. We are so happy to have found Coach Nikki.

Coach is very professional, knowledgeable, and knows basketball like an athlete with experience. My son felt like she was his coach for many years though it was his first time.

Coach Nikki was great with our son. It was his first time playing basketball and he really enjoyed it with Coach Nikki.

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Coach Nikki was awesome. Picked up on my son’s (6 yo) areas to work on immediately and focused on fun ways for him to develop those skills. She was great at keeping him engaged and focused on the different drills. Would definitely recommend!

Nikki is an excellent coach. My 8yo son has played in the local basketball leagues and participated in group drills or camps for the last two years, but he is now serious about improving his skills to go up to the next level. Coach Nikki provided exactly what he needed at his first session. She taught him both fundamentals and a little challenging skills for him which motivated him to practice harder. She is very nice, encouraging and a great communicator, but is not too easy-going nor over-praising as some coaches to young kids tend to be. She assessed his level quickly and accurately and gave him sound advice to help him improve each skill. That's exactly what he and we wanted. He really enjoyed the first session with Coach Nikki and loved her balanced coaching style. We’ve already booked 5 more sessions with her. Highly recommend!

Awesome experience, she was patient and also provided me with a lot of drills that I can practice on my own. Would highly recommend her, thank you!

Strong coach with great experience and style. My son is a hard worker but also wants to love the sport and Nikki has been great with him.

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Nikki is fantastic! She is so patient with my kids and extremely flexible in terms of scheduling. My kids love her and we already see improvement in their game.

Coach Nikki was exactly what my twin 15 year old girls needed as they work on their shooting. Very clear explanation of components of shot, why each aspect was important and specific tweaks my girls needed to make.

Prompt, upbeat.

Coach Nikki, has definitely help our daughter up her game. Looking forward to more sessions with coach Nikki.

Great coach overall. My son who has just begun learning basketball has gained so much on only a few sessions. Looking forward to more sessions with coach Nikki.

Excellent Coach!

Nikki was great. I asked her to teach my seven year old daughter some fundamentals of basketball and she kept it fun and engaging. My daughter learned a lot. She can't wait for her next lesson! :)

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Nikki is a really great coach. My son absolutely loved the practice session and felt really motivated to keep practicing. Nikki not only worked on the fundamentals of shooting and dribbling but also on footwork, which is something most kids don’t fully grasp until much later. I would strongly recommend Nikki to anyone looking to improve their game.

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Nikki is terrific. My two boys (13 & 11) always look forward to their sessions with Nikki. She has a great dialog with the boys and is great at explaining concepts to the so they can understand. The boys also really like how she practices with them real game like situations that they can take to the court with confidence.

Great coach! She worked with our daughter to step up her high school varsity game - she knows how to work with, and relate to, players of all skill levels.

Coach Nikki was great. She related well to the kids and they really liked her. Her instructions were simple but informative and the kids understood what to do and responded well. I would highly recommend her.

My 14-year-old daughter wanted a session devoted entirely
to shooting technique, and Coach Nikki gave her exactly
what she wanted. Her instruction was clear and friendly,
and her detailed post-session write-up was a nice bonus.

Nikki was a great coach and worked well with my son on a range of drills and fundamentals which will place him in good stead. In addition she helped rework his shooting mechanics given he is quite young. She got on well with my son and has a very good manner with kids.

Nikki is great. We are a group of 8, we have never had any pro lesson before, and Nikki shows us what a real basketball game should be like. She is patient, fun, and understands our needs. Highly recommended!!

Coach Nikki is fantastic! She is personable and good at communicating with my 7 year old son. He is always looking forward to the next session with coach Nikki. We are so glad to have found Nikki at Coach Up!

I highly recommend Coach Nikki to players that want to improve fundamental skills. The warm-up drills she gave provided insight of areas to strengthen while correcting posture.
Coach Nikki asked my areas of concern, and then began to ascertain his skill level through drills of ball handling, posturing, hand-eye coordination, lay-up and shooting. She focused the drills to improve my son's ability, and explained the mechanics of the drill to correct his area of need.
She gave my 14 year old son lots of encouragement and provided drill for him to work on.
A great coach and trainer!

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Coach Nikki was great. She is a very friendly person and easy to get work with. On my session, she helped me with my dribbling skills and shooting technique. As it turns out, I have been shooting the ball incorrectly for over 10 years, so we spent some quality time re-honing everything there.

We had our first session and it was awesome. She worked on all skills in anticipation for my little girl’s try outs for the upcoming season and helped build her confidence. I definitely recommend her!

Coach Niki was able to create a holistic program for my 14 yo son at his first session. She covered a number of categories including warm up and coordination, stationary and on the move ball handling, footwork and shooting. She focused on making sure he got the details, and provided new drills to extend him. Her approach is positive and refreshing. My son looks forward to doing more work with Niki in the future.

Another great session. Thanks Nikki — you are really teaching some of the finer points to Lucas and I like that he’s getting exposure to some of those points at this point in his development.

Nikki is an outstanding instructor and my 12 year old daughter truly enjoys her time with Nikki!

Great session with Coach Nikki, my son learned a lot and is looking forward to his next session.

Great experience.

My son has improved in just two sessions with Nikki! She's likable, warm and professional. Would definitely recommend her!

My 12 year old daughter has been playing AAU 3 seasons and needed one-on-one technique and skills training. Nikki did a great job teaching fakes, driving, finishing/shooting. We will use her again to sharpen skills. Would definitely recommend her.

I have 2 daughters, 10 and 12yrs old. They are both athletic, but soccer players with modest basketball skills and experience. Nikki is a great coach. She challenges them while remaining fun warm and focused. She has great technical knowledge and is creative.

Nikki is dope

Great attitude and wonderful coach!

Nikki is great. My 9-year-old daughter loved working out with her.

Have you ever met a person and just gotten a great vibe from him/her? This happened when I met Nikki. Her interaction with us (parents) and with Myles was perfect. When you allow someone into your child's life who will have constant interactions and an impact on him, you HAVE to have a good feeling about that person.

She engaged with Myles, gained his confidence, kept him interested and gave him plenty of positive affirmations during his first session. Her way of training is so cool - very patient. She'd show him a move or an exercise, such as dribbling the ball while juggling a baseball, and he wasn't able to do it at first. Three attempts later and he was able to do it!

By the time the session was over, I'd invited her to come watch him play during some of his local tournaments.

I'm looking forward to having Myles continue to work with Nikki for as long as she's available.

Nice demeanor, skilled, knowledgeable, patient and communicated very well.

Coach Nikki was terrific with Thomas -- she was enthusiastic but made him work hard. He looked forward to his sessions,said he learned a lot, and his form really improved! We'd be happy to work with her again.

Coach Nikki is great. She's been working with our 9 year old, providing a strong foundation and drills to start things off right. She's fun and helpful. We really enjoy working with her.

Nikki is fantastic. She is very knowledgeable and patient. With a wide array of drills, the sessions are always engaging. Highly recommended.

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Highly recommend. Nikki has a ton of experience of not only playing at a high level herself, but also coaching and teaching the game. She’s detail oriented and is great at breaking down your movements and showing you how to improve them. Being able to train with someone who has this level of experience, combined with her effective communication, patience and passion for the game is a real asset to anyone serious about improving their skills.

Coach Nikki responded very quickly to our inquiry and was very easy to set up our lesson. She tailored the training session to exactly the development areas we wanted to focus on and brought a number of effective drills to isolate those areas. She was very positive and encouraging.

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Nikki is a great coach, highly detail oriented. Helped me a lot. Highly recommend !

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Nikki was prompt, very nice, and very patient with my beginner 11 year old daughter.

Coach Nikki is professional, competent and has an easy going approach, which has helped me improve my basketball skills. She explains the details of fundamental shooting and attacking moves. Highly recommend her!

Coach Nikki was great! After one session with our daughter, you could tell that her confidence and skills are already improving. Coach Nikki's training and techiques made the time fly by and our daughter wanting to learn more. We will be booking more time with Coach Nikki for our daughter!

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Coach Nikki was Great she really focuses on my shooting so i can get better and it worked really well. She has great drills for me to improve my dribbling and shooting skills.

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Nikki has been doing an awesome job with my daughter. She really likes her as an instructor and looks forward to each lesson

After only two sessions with Coach Nikki, our daughter showed immediate improvement on the court both with her technique and her confidence. Coach Nikki connected immediately and easily with both our daughters and honed in on exactly what they needed to improve. I couldn't offer a more positive endorsement!

It is with great pleasure I write this review. Coach Nikki is an outstanding coach. She coached my 11 year old daughter. Coach Nikki showed my daughter so much patience and kindness. After the first session I saw improve in my daughter’s performance. She was following through with her shots and playing with more confidence. During the season Coach Nikki worked with my daughter, she made the all-star team, the play offs and was voted MVP. I attribute her success directly to Coach Nikki’s inspiring and exceptional coaching. We feel truly blessed and lucky to have had her as a coach. I would recommend her with highest regards.

Coach Nikki tsight Olivia a lot on the first session, including dribbling and shooting fundamentsls. She can't wait for Session 2.

Coach Nikki is an amazing trainer for my 12 year old daughter. She worked on making my daughter's game better: quicker shooting, better arc, dribbling faster, footwork, ball placement, etc. My daughter says that Coach Nikki taught her how to get her shot off faster, different ways to drive to the hoop and overall made her want to do better. We highly recommend Coach Nikki and look forward to booking more sessions with her.

Coach Nikki was absolutely fantastic as an individual coach to my 13 year-old daughter. Nike has both skills, drive and a great communication skills. That all what it takes to get the best out of each and every athlete that has the privilige of working with her. I can highly recommend Nikki.

My daughter Emily really enjoys Coach Nikki’s sessions. Emily feels her core is much stronger since working coach Nikki. I highly recommend Coach Nikki for anyone trying to get fitter.
Coach Nikki was great! My son really enjoyed working with her and he learned a lot about fundamentals and footwork. She has a great approach and relates well with kids who are just learning. Highly recommend Coach Nikki!
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