Building A Defensive System with Nicki Collen

by Nicki Collen
Building A Defensive System with Nicki Collen


Defensive systems in basketball refer to the alignments, positioning, and defensive schemes that are put in place in order to prevent an opponent from scoring. To play good defense in basketball, you must have quickness, footwork, and deep knowledge of the fundamentals. Throughout the course of a game, teams can employ several defensive strategies, but all fall into one of three categories: man-to-man, zone, or combination defenses. Building a defensive system is a sure-fire way to become a top contender. 

In this course, Coach Nicki Collen discusses what it takes to build a defensive system. She breaks down everything from scouts, language, ball screens, transitions, and ball pressure is covered!

Simply click the ‘Book This Course’ button at the top right of this page, place your order, and you’ll immediately be logged into the training with full access. Take an inside look at Coach Nicki Collen's defensive system. Take what you learned and incorporate it into your own today!


The Coach


Nicki Collen

Head Women's Basketball Coach at Baylor University


Nicki Collen is the Head Coach for the Women's basketball team at Baylor University.

Nicki Collen was the former coach for the Atlanta Dream. Before her time in Atlanta, Collen spent 9 seasons as an assistant coach at Ball State, Colorado State, Arkansas, Louisville, and Florida Gulf Coast. During her time at these schools, she helped teams reach 3 NCAA tournaments. In the 2014-2015 season, Collen led FGCU to a 31-3 record.

Collen then served 2 years as an assistant coach for the Connecticut Sun under Curt Miller. She helped the Sun to an impressive 21-13 record in 2017. Then, Collen was named head coach for the Atlanta Dream later in 2017.

As a player, she played for Purdue (1994-1995) and transferred to Marquette her Junior year where she led her team to 2 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. She also played one professional season in Greece for BCM Alexandros. 

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Caterory: Basketball/Women's Basketball
Videos: 13
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