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Derek H., Melissa, TX Football Coach

Derek H.

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Former NFL player, Hall of Famer with 10 years of high school and collegiate coaching experience View all coaching experience

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Packages

As We Go - Youth 1st grade to 6th grade Only
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$96 1 session + applicable fees

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Initial Opening Trial - All New Clients
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$65 1 session + applicable fees

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Youth RISE Package - 1st grade to 6th grade
In-Person Training for a single athlete

6 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$575 6 sessions ($96/ea) + applicable fees

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Youth DRIVE Package - 1st grade to 6 grade
In-Person Training for a single athlete

12 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$1100 12 sessions ($92/ea) + applicable fees

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As We Go -Middle School 7th grade - 9th grade Only
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$106 1 session + applicable fees

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Middle School RISE Package 7th-9th grade
In-Person Training for a single athlete

6 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$650 6 sessions ($108/ea) + applicable fees

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Middle School PACE Package 7th -9th grade
In-Person Training for a single athlete

9 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$955 9 sessions ($106/ea) + applicable fees

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Middle School DRIVE Package 7th-9th grade
In-Person Training for a single athlete

12 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$1255 12 sessions ($105/ea) + applicable fees

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As We Go - 10th grade to 12th grade ( College/Adult)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$110 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package 10th grade to 12th grade ( College/Adult)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

6 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$660 6 sessions ($110/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package 10th grade to 12th grade (College/Adult)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

9 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$855 8 sessions ($107/ea) + applicable fees

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All In Package 10th grade to 12th grade (College/Adult)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

12 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$1060 10 sessions ($106/ea) + applicable fees

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  • University of Kentucky (KY)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Defensive Back, Defensive Line, Linebacker, Offensive Line, Quarterback, Tight End, Wide Receiver

  • Blocking, Catching, Cutting, Footwork, Hand Placement, Jamming, Pass Defense, Route Running, Tackling, Throwing

Credentials

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Defensive Back, Defensive Line, Linebacker, Offensive Line, Quarterback, Tight End, Wide Receiver

  • Blocking, Catching, Cutting, Footwork, Hand Placement, Jamming, Pass Defense, Route Running, Tackling, Throwing

More About Coach Derek

Currently an Assistant Master Trainer affiliated with the NFL Heads Up Program, I have 10 years of coaching experience. Having coached at all levels from youth league football through the collegiate level (D2 and Junior College), I have helped many student athletes earn opportunities to continue their careers on football scholarships (D1, D2, DII and NAIA) as well as earn opportunities to compete for NFL roster spots. At the Collegiate level, I have coached student athletes that have earned All-Long Star Conference honors at Running Back, and Special Teams as a Kick Returner. Additionally, I have coached foundation years in middle and high school up to 6A level. Coached positions include: Running Backs, Wide Receivers, Quarterbacks, Line Backers, Defensive Backs, as well as Special Teams. I have also been a Pass Game Coordinator.

I am a former professional football player of the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, 2002. In my career I played for the NFL, NFLE (National Football League Europe), CFL (Canadian Football League), and NIFL (National Indoor Football League 2003-2007. I was Co-Captain and help lead the Lexington Horseman to a 2004 NIFL National Championship. I am a KHASS (Kentucky High School Athletic Association) Hall of Famer Inductee Class of 2014. In 1997, I was named Mr. Football in the state of Kentucky. At the time of graduation I was the State All Time Leading Rusher (8,224) and Nationally Ranked Top 20 All Time Rusher. During my time at the University of Kentucky I earned All-Freshman SEC selection. I helped UK to two back to back appearances 1998 Outback bowl and 1999 Music City bowl. I finished my career at UK with a total of 108 receptions as a Running Back as one of the pioneers of the original AIR RAID offense.

Each time we meet and have a session it will be individualized focusing on the athlete’s dynamic needs.
The first sessions will include a player assessment to help provide data on focus area of needs. This information will give baseline results that will enable me to build a Personal Training workout program. The program will include 10/20/30 sessions (flexi) with a least twice a week plans that will target all areas of growth for the player’s game to improve and insert drills and multiple exercises that will account for the athletes needed area of progress. There will be 8 areas of concentration in program, but are not limit to or are not required in any particular order: Coordination/Balance form running, Reaction, Explosion, Change of direction/agility, Turnover, Conditioning, Teamwork, and Character Development. Also, there will be core strength coaching, position drills, combine drills, film study and more.
Lastly, to get the most out of this program, I highly encouraged a minimum 12 sessions with at least two workouts per week.

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Thank you so much for working with my son. He is enjoying the.foot work and it is showing improvement after two sessions. Looking forward to him working with you more. He is especially appreciate of your coaching
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Coach Derek is amazing! My son loves training with him! I would recommend him to anyone!

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Even though my son has only had a few sessions with Coach Derek, I can already see improvements in his performance and confidence. Coach has explained how his strength and agility workouts will lead to improvements in all sports, not just in my son’s current focus area (football), which helps motivate my son. Coach is kind and approachable, and clearly knows technique and how to teach. We plan to continue long term with Coach.

Coach Derek was great with my son. There was real growth in his strength and skills during and after completion of his trainings. I would definitely recommend Coach Derek services!

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Coach Derek was great with our son and really broke it down for him! Our son loved it and couldn’t wait to schedule another session! He really knows his stuff!

Nicholas had a great first lesson with Coach Derek. They worked on foundation fundamentals along with other QB aspects. He left the lesson equally excited as he was before it. Definitely will be continuing his growth & development with Coach Derek and I’d highly recommend him to any parent that’s looking to expand their child’s football game.

Derek has been working with my son for several months on football and basketball. He has done a great job. He is reliable, knowledgeable, and makes the workouts fun.

Derek was great to work with!

Great session with coach.

Coach Derek trained both my sons. He is very patient and explains in details what they should do. The boys loved training with him and we will keep training with him. Thank you coach.

Coach Derek is a great coach! After training with him, my footwork improved a lot in all sports, and I felt more confident as an athlete.

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We had a great session with coach Derek. His experienced and knowledge of the game really comes out during his instruction.

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Great training!

Great coach. Very professional

Coach Homer was great. Highly recommend him!

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My son has been training with Coach Derek for a few months now. He has gained more confidence and learned so much from him. He is great with him and my son really enjoys it!

After just a couple of sessions with Coach Derek my son is excited about achieving a jump in his skill level. We’re looking forward to continued to training with him and seeing the payoff on the field in the coming season.

Great Coach! My son really likes him. He is good at communicating and follow up as well.

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My son was impressed with Coach Derek.

My son is a sophomore and has been working with Coach Derek for 2 years now. Coach Derek is simply the best. His football knowledge is incredible and he is always happy to share it with his players. Derek is ALWAYS upbeat, positive, and respectful. My son's football knowledge and skills have grown tremendously since working with Derek, but more importantly his confidence has soared too.

Derek is a coach that will give your player the opportunity to reach their full potential and will do so in a clean, POSITIVE environment. Our family couldn't be happier with Coach Derek! He is the best.

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Great instruction! Looking forward to getting my son more work with Coach Derek.

We are very impressed with Derek. He is very knowledgeable and a great trainer.

Derek seemed to really understand what my son needed and worked on those items as opposed to just running him through a cookie-cutter program that probably wouldn't help him fix the items that need fixing. I look forward to seeing how Derek can help my son improve both mentally and physically on the football field. I highly recommend booking a session with him. He seems to really know how to hone in on what an athlete needs to work on to be successful.

Derek was awesome. Brenden enjoyed his workout. We Will definitely be back.

My son enjoyed his session with Coach Derek. He liked that Coach Derek was very patient and understanding of his experience level. He had a great session!

My son was playing basketball till 10th grade and switched to football on the 11th grade and is playing safety. With couple of sessions with Coach Derek We noticed big improvement and my son started to have playing time on the Varsity team. He showed my son a high level technicalities that made him faster, quicker and smarter that can read the game. Thank you Coach

Jayce was very pleased with the skills instruction Derek provided! Derek was patient, but pushed Jayce! We are looking forward to working with Derek on a regular basis!!

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Great coaching! Very attentive to the individual athlete’s needs.

Derek is amazing. We absolutely love him. Our 10 year old son is just starting out in flag football and we wanted to give him a little experience before jumping in with other more experienced players.

Derek understood exactly what was needed and has built our son up with the foundational movements, stance and techniques that I could never teach him. Needless to say that our son has taken the field looking like he knows what he’s doing and is far more confident.

Now that the season has begun, we’re able to communicate and work on specific areas within the position he’s going to play.

Derek is one of the nicest, most honest, humble and kind-spirited professionals we could have only hoped for. I’m proud to say that Derek is our trainer and personal coach and we will continue to work with him as he has become our friend.

Totally unprofessional and not dependable. Consistantly confirms appointments after 8pm on the night before a morning session. Then shows up late

Coach Derek is great! After our 1st session, my son felt great and is looking forward to continuing his training with Coach Derek. He explained a lot about what my son would be doing and why. I think he understands what we're looking for and will be able to provide it!

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My son has been working with Coach Derek for several months. He is very punctual and is doing a great job. My son really seems to be improving and enjoys working out with him. I can’t wait to see his growth through high school .Thanks Derek!!

Coach Derek definately knows football. My 15 yr old son had a great first session. He looks forward to working with him on a consistent basis. Thanks

Great first session

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First session and Coach Derek already developed great rapport with my son. Excited to see what they accomplish together.

Great teacher-did a great job in preparing my son for college.

Great fellow

Coach Derek is an awesome coach. I am very pleased with the way he works with my son & at the level of knowledge he has about football. My son is 16 and plans to play in college. He was very happy with the skills he gained in only one session and wants to continue training each week with Coach Derek. We are excited and looking forward to him taking my son to the next level.

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Coach Homer is an outstanding coach. He is very knowledgeable in regards to fundamentals as well as teaching in the most effective way to to young players. My 7 year old enjoyed his session with Coach Homer, and looks forward to continuing to learn under his direction.

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Coach Derek does an excellent job with my son and is always available.

Coach D did a great job explaining things to make my son better understand why he was being asked to do them. Jared enjoyed the interaction and loved to be challenged with new things.

We started with Coach Derek a couple of weeks ago and it has been very good. My son likes working with him.

Great experience with Coach Homer. He knew how to teach at a younger level. Very knowledgeable. Knew exactly how to develop my young athlete and gave him the confidence to use the tools in game situations. My son always looked forward to his training sessions with Coach. Highly recommend and will continue to utilize his training expertise.

Coach Derek did a great job working with my son on agility drills a little more advanced than he is seeing on his high school football team (which is still a good program). He was patient yet pushed my son so that he got a great workout. In a camp later that week after only one session you could see the positive improvements already.

Derek is great with our son. So glad to have met him.

Derek has had a tremendous impact on Jimmy. He's been able to use the skills taught by Derek in offseason football. Derek doesn't just focus on the physical aspects of coaching, but also spends time mentoring Jimmy.

Jimmy loves Derek!

Thank you coach Homer for being a great coach and wonderful role model for Jimmy!

Coach Homer was fantastic.

Great experience

Coach Derek is not only the most respectful a passionate football coach we’ve had the opportunity of worked with but he was also able to single-handedly foster the growth of my son's football skills in an environment that encouraged him to learn and develop on and off the playing field. We had a bad experience with another coach on CoachUp and ended up firing him and replacing him with Derek. It was THE BEST decision we ever made. He is ALWAYS punctual, personable, willing to travel, and he keeps a great line of communication with the parents. The difference in my son's abilities compared to last year are night and day. Coach Derek brought him to a whole new level and my son exudes confidence on the field. Thank you Coach Derek!

Coach Derek got to the session early and had everything set up and ready to go by the time we arrive. His coaching was very insightful and beneficial. My son connected with him from the beginning and he stayed well past the session time continuing to give advice and pointers. I would recommend Coach Derek to anyone.

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My son has had several sessions with Coach Derek. He has rave reviews about all these sessions. Coach Derek is very meticulous, understands the areas to focus on, and is very encouraging towards the improvement of my son's game. He is extremely professional in his coaching, time management, and attitude. Coach Derek also makes it a point to attend my son's high school games so that he can further refine my son's technique and skills. My son is looking forward to additional sessions with Coach Derek. Thank you, Coach!

Highly recommend coach Homer. We did six sessions with my 3rd grade son and we have seen significant improvement on his speed and agility.

Coach Derek has a tremendous amount of experience and the quality really shows in his training. He is very good at focusing on the smallest details that make the difference between being good and being the best.

Coach Derek is a is a great coach. He did drills for my position and helped me on my technique. He also gave great advice on how to improve my game. He did an amazing job.

Coach Derek does a great job of sharing his extensive knowledge of the game. First comment from my son after the first workout was - Wow, Coach Derek really knows football. Coach is able to bring out those next level details on how to excel.

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