Derrick Byars, Miami, FL Basketball Coach

Derrick Byars

Byars Basketball Consulting, LLC



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Former NBA Player who will help you maximize your potential. Specialist in shooting mechanics, ball-handling, mindset and IQ. *YO ENTIENDO Y HABLO ESPAÑOL TAMBIÉN!!* View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Alper JCC, 11155 Southwest 112th Avenue, Miami, FL

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles


Semi-Private Group package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session semi-private group (min. 2 players, max. 6 players). 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$75 1 session + applicable fees

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  • Vanderbilt University (TN)

  • 17 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

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


  • Vanderbilt University (TN)

  • 17 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

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

More About Coach Derrick

Coached current pros (Trae Young, Miles Bridges, Zach Collins, Hamidou Diallo, etc.) at the National Basketball Players’ Association Top 100 Camp.

16 year pro basketball player (NBA/NBA G-League/EuroLeague)
6 seasons as BIG3 player
*76ers, Thunder, Bulls, Heat, Spurs, Grizzlies
2007 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year
2019 Southeastern Conference Legend Recipient
High School and College All-American
High School jersey retired

The client can expect for me to gauge which strengths can be built upon & areas of improvement that he/she is capable of for their skillset.

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Client Reviews

Coach is amazing, we had our son try him out and now we are hooked!

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Worked with DeeBee for almost 2 years on a very consistent basis. Has always gone above and beyond with training sessions. He provided many ways to scale up our training and improve. I went from an ok player to being able to play basketball at a Division 1 level. Very good at understanding your OWN shooting mechanics (down to foot placement, shot speed, and arm placement) in order to make adjustments. Great at mental coaching too. Very cool dude and a great mentor. I couldn’t imagine working with anyone else. Worth every single session.

Coach derrick is the best coach!His knowledge of basketball techniques combined with his way of teaching improved our son’s development in just one class. I 100 % recommend coach Derrick

It was an outstanding experience to have a training session with coach Derrick, a former NBA player. We have concentrated on shooting techniques, and he also showed me some exceptionally useful tricks I can leverage during my upcoming games. Hats off and thank you!

I highly recommend Derrick! saw great improvement after just one session.

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Coach Derrick was amazing I definitely recommend him. Very strategic with his training for my son that never played basketball. Book him you won’t be disappointed.

Derrick is a great coach! Even after my first lesson, I found incredible progress. He is also a very nice person, and will always work to get you on the schedule!

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Great coach! Highly recommend for any skill level.

Coach Derrick did an amazing job by training and even within the first training session, I saw huge progress. Really motivating, very pro. Will do more training and recommend it to anyone. Thanks.

My son really enjoyed his practice with coach Derrick. He is very knowledgeable and patient. Coach came prepared and ready for practice. His assessment was spot on to what my kid needed and he was able to make a positive impact with the first practice.

Coach Derrick was GREAT!! My son’s confidence grew throughout the coaching session and he couldn’t wait to tell me how much he enjoyed working with Coach Derrick. We are looking forward to our next session. I highly recommend him to work with. Thanks Coach!!

Elijah Thomas

Very nice and supportive, great workouts. Takes it at your pace

Will definitely recommend to any one looking for a great mentor coach trainer.

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Great Coach, On time and easy to work with. Thanks Coach.

Coach Derrick was great for my son and taught him good professional drills that will take his game to the next level.
Highly recommend him

Excellent, wonderful attitude with unquestionable skills as a mentor

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Excellent coach. Starts with the basics and works up from there. Highly recommended.

Coach Derrick is a dedicated person who loves the game and was able to connect with our son and improve his shooting skill from day one. Coach Derrick communicates thoroughly and works to find a place and time that works for our schedule. Keep it up Coach!

Coach Derrick is an amazing coach. He understands the game, and will help anyone become a better athlete both mentally, and skillfully.

Coach Derrick was great to workout with! He has a calm demeanor and is very clear giving over the endless knowledge he has in the game of basketball. Definitely don’t hesitate to get your own workout with Coach Derrick.

Awesome first class, a lot of ground covered! My son is super happy and feels a lot more confident. We’re happy to continue working together for a long time : )

It took us both, Derrick and myself, some time to gather our schedules in order to be able to coordinate. However not once did Derrick lose contact nor interest in working with my son. He always followed through with messages and kept me informed. Finally we had our first session yesterday and I just could not be happier. He is so humbly nice and so very talented. Works so well with my son and I am sure he can work work with all kids. He put Josh to do many skill drills that by the end of the session Josh was already showing major difference. Overall and most importantly Josh felt great and was excited to keep going. Derrick stated "he will make Josh a great shooter" and after just one session I can definitely see that happening. His dedication and passion for what he does will be Josh's greatest motivation.

He’s a good coach

great trainer, definitely recommend

Coach Derrick is a great coach. He was extremely professional and courteous from beginning to end. His training and techniques were top notch, he was very patient and made my son feel extremely comfortable and relaxed. Would definitely recommend Coach Derrick to anyone and looking forward to many more sessions with him.

Amazing player and incredible coach

I grew up admiring Derrick’s game as a fan, to be able to train with him learn from him these past 4 years has been a dream come true. His basketball knowledge is incredible and I’ve learned more about the game and the mindset of what it means to be a top player than I ever thought possible. Even more impressive than Derrick’s basketball acumen is his ability to communicate and relate to people, Derrick has been a mentor and role model to me for his abilities as a trainer and player but most importantly for the way the person he is off the court.
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