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The Team

Who We Are


Nikki Hansen

Founder & CEO

Nikki has over 25 years of coaching experience, and has been primarily involved in helping turn around losing programs through her development techniques. Nikki loves to teach the game of basketball and watch her athletes play the game with passion and a smile. She has a masters degree in physical education from Utah State University with an emphasis in sports performance and conditioning, and has helped numerous athletes pursue their dreams of playing at the next level. In her spare time, she loves to golf and do yard work, and owns an apparel company for fun!

Nikki is currently a PhD student at Idaho State University researching critical thinking acquisition in motor learning development and the practical application of it in high-stress performance in the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Science. She also is the Executive Director of 1st Quarter Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to youth activity and development and oversees the Idaho Rebels Basketball organization. She is a motor learning specialist and works with athletes on skill development and mental approaches to sport and the correlation to life. Nikki is an officially licensed USA Youth Development Basketball- Gold Coach, AAU Certified coach, and licensed history and physical education educator in Idaho.

Jordan Giles


Jordan Giles is a rising star in the college coaching world and a passionate teacher to the youth. She started her playing career at Western Wyoming Community College before transferring to now Utah Tech University to finish her playing career. Jordan has a bachelors degree in Communication and has coached at the high school and collegiate level following graduation.

Jordan is excited to be a specialty class instructor, teaching our young athletes the finer points of point guard play and overall basketball game concepts. She had the opportunity to learn from the great Pat Summitt and we are excited for her to share her knowledge with our athletes.

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Taylor Billman


Taylor joins The Yard as our elementary age instruction specialist. She has been teaching grades K-6 for five years, and does a phenomenal job teaching the fundamental skills to activity. Taylor plays college basketball and is studying to become at pediatric physical therapist.  

Taylor spent four years in our associated club basketball program, and knows the development process that it takes to play beyond high school. In the summer, she coaches the Idaho Rebels 6th grade team and has a passion for teaching fundamentals. She has taught multiple clinics for us and is a fan favorite!

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We are looking for more instructors to join our team! If you have a passion toward sport development and coaching/teaching - we want you!!

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