The DME Girl's Basketball Program is quickly establishing itself at the national level. Head Coach Michael Panaggio has the high school program ranked in the top 25 each year with the team competing against the best programs in the country, including the likes of IMG Academy & Montverde. With an elite facility, NBA roots, and a track record of success, we help aspiring athletes fulfill their dreams.
We play a competitive national schedule including highly scouted events such as: She Got Game, DME Jingle Jam, Independent National Championships, Crescom Holiday Classic. We also play IMG, Montverde and Lake Holland Prep throughout the season.
With decades of NBA experience, our hand selected staff is aggregated by legendary coach Dan Panaggio. With years of professional experience our team brings out the best in student-athletes as we continually compete with the best of the best.
DME student-athletes come to Daytona from across the Globe. Training every day with motivated athletes prepares us for the tough competition that we face on the court. We line up against top programs like IMG Academy & Montverde Academy every year.
We focus just as much time into the development of our athletes off the court as we do on it. We offer advanced strength and conditioning programs, an elite sports performance facility, mental training sessions & video technology to give an edge to our aspiring student- athletes.
With two full NBA courts, five youth basketball courts, a shooting lab, two weight rooms, a spa and recovery facility and audio/visual center for video analysis, DME has a training facility that competes with most collegiate programs.
Our brand new 18,000 square feet dormitory is now open! This 80-bed dormitory hosts two student lounges, a fully equipped commercial kitchen, a large cafeteria, an onsite laundry facility, a conference room, a learning center, an outdoor court, and more. We also have 2 private chefs that provide a 3/meals per day meal plan that is designed with the unique needs of a growing competitive student-athlete.
DME is a family run Sports Academy. Many of our players come from across the World and because of this, we make a concerted effort to welcome them to our family. Our players are together a lot to support each other and there is daily interaction with our experienced staff who are always there to help both on the court and off the court.
We believe that a positive & nurturing environment brings out the best in all athletes. Positive words have an encouraging impact on a person's confidence and are vital for healthy development. Our mindfulness methodology is engrained in our program.
We focus just as much time into the development of our athletes off the field as we do on it. We offer advanced strength and conditioning programs, an elite sports performance facility, mental training sessions & video technology to give an edge to our aspiring student- athletes.
We recognize the importance of a strong work-life balance. The flexibility the DME Academy provides is unmatched. We take pride in how we work with our athlete's families regarding scheduling conflicts. Our commitment to training is unwavering yet flexible.
We have roots within the NBA, giving student-athletes a unique perspective into the highest level of competition in the world. With dozens of former DME athletes playing at top programs, our network is vast, growing and our relationships are strong.