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About Our Middle School Basketball Program

The DME Middle School Program is on the rise. With a history of success at the high school and post-graduate level, our program competes with the best schools in the country. Focused on two key areas, our staff helps your athlete prepare for the next level of competition & strengthen their fundamentals. With an elite facility, NBA roots and a track record of success, we are changing the game for aspiring middle school athletes.


Program Details

What Makes DME Basketball Unique?

Facilities & Technology

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.


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 & Mountverde every year.

Mindfulness Methodology

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. 

Off Court Training

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.

Alumni & Relationships

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.

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