“The idea for HoopWERX was born out of the desire to find a place like this for our own kids,” said owners, David and John. “When we couldn’t find one, we realized we had an opportunity to create a unique space for players to come train; a place for the community to practice and improve. At HoopWERX, we’re teaching athletes of all skill levels to step their game up and make shots with surgical precision. We’re teaching them to be great basketball players.”
At HoopWERX, you have the opportunity to train with any of our available coaches during your session to make the most of your training. Our coaches each come from unique backgrounds with experience both on and off the court.
Derrick Sharp is HoopWERX’s resident superstar coach. He is a USF alumni and played for the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball club for 15 years. He first served as team captain and later served as assistant coach under David Blatt. With Maccabi, he won a record 29 trophies. In July 2011, Sharp retired as a player; he remained with Maccabi Tel Aviv as an assistant coach until August 2013.
Derrick will teach members the fundamentals of the game and help drastically improve shooting and ball handling skills.
Jerry "Ice" Reynolds was the 1981 NYC player of the year as a high school senior. Earning over 200 scholarships from D1 schools across the nation, chose LSU & played 3 years before turning pro and being selected 22nd overall by the Milwaukee Bucks Hall of Fame Coach Don Nelson. He played 8 years in the NBA before a neck injury ended his career. Jerry is one of the few players to ever make a comeback after a 3 year retirement, and played 2 years in Italy as well. Jerry is excited to share his knowledge & experience with the members of Hoopwerx! Let us help you GET BETTER!
Coach Sean graduated from Bloomingdale High School in 2009 and went to play at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. He is currently the varsity head coach at Durant High School in Plant City. Sean's mixture of game time experience as a player mixed with his current position as a head coach makes him a perfect fit for session training, especially at the middle school, junior high, and high school level. He specializes in shooting form and footwork.
Coach T was born and raised in Charolette, North Carolina. He then attended the University of Tampa, and during his time there, held the point guard position for his team. This was followed by involvement in the ABA (American Basketball Association) and overseas leagues.
Coach T has experience training with every level of athlete, from amateur, to collegiate, to pro. He specializes in training techniques for guard and forward positions, with a focus on ball handling, shooting, and defense.
DeCarlo Deveaux a graduate of the University of Tampa , played four years of basketball for the Spartans. He was named SSC player-of-the-year as a junior and a senior. The two-time, All-American (junior and senior years) was selected Division II player-of-the-year in his senior year. DeCarlo remains University of Tampa's Mens Basketball Career scoring leader. He was inducted to the Athletic Hall of Fame at the University of Tampa and Sunshine State Conference. Deveaux's professional career spanned the globe playing professionally in Spain, Portugal, France, Argentina, and several other countries.
Born and raised in Madrid, Spain. Played for the Spanish National Team for eight years, 5 European Championships, 2 World Championships, BAM International Tournament, and 1 Youth Olympic Games. She is a 2-time Gold Medalist (2009 & 2013) and Bronze Medalist (2001)
Moved to the United States at 18 years old and played 2 years for the University of Toledo in Ohio, then transferred to the University of Tampa. Elena de Alfredo is a University of Tampa all-time leader in 3-point field goal percentage and also holds the school record for free-throw percentage.
Elena spent 2 seasons as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the women's basketball program at the University of Tampa.
Tiras Wade born in Tampa, Fl. He was a High School McDonald’s All-American nominee, First Team All-State Averaging 29.9 points and 8.2 rebounds during senior season. He Attended Louisiana-Layette College. Led his team with 20.3 per game his junior year and Won The Sun Belt Tournament, earning a bid to NCAA Tournament. Played in Pro Summer leagues for Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls. Tiras Wade played 14 years of Professional Basketball for Italy-Lega2 , Dominican Republic-SRT , Venezuela-LPB , Mexico-LNBP , Spain-LEB and severall other countries. Was named League Player of the Year by Asia-Basket.com in 2012.
Former D1 College Basketball Player and Professional basketball player, playing in several countries: Italy, Bosnia, El Salvador, Macedonia, China, Albania. Brings great focus on the serious fundamentals of shooting the basketball with the right mechanics. Leo recently moved to Florida from the Bay Area in California, Where he owns a Basketball academy and trains every level of athlete, from amateur, to collegiate, to pro.
Members receive complimentary hoop time and exclusive training from one of our professional coaches.Join now
Mon - Fri:
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Sat - Sun:
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST
Sat - Sun: Group Training*
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
*Only available for booking through the Elementary Group plan to participants in elementary school