The 14-1 and 15-1 aged DME Academy Club Volleyball teams have shown exceptional skill and teamwork throughout the season, earning them spots in the 2023 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship. These teams have consistently displayed a high level of play, winning crucial matches and dominating their opponents with their precise serves, powerful spikes, and exceptional defense. Their coaches and fans are immensely proud of their achievements and eagerly await their performance on the National stage.
The 14-1 and 15-1 teams have faced stiff competition throughout the season, but their determination and hard work have paid off. They have focused on improving their skills and techniques, as well as their mental and physical conditioning, allowing them to perform at their best in every game. Their dedication and discipline have not gone unnoticed, as they have inspired their teammates and coaches to work harder and strive for excellence.
The 14-1 DME Academy Club volleyball team, coached by Brooke VanBrocklin and Rodrigo Saunders, consists of Emma Cronje, Nailah Cullom, Jade Gunter, Mollie Hale, Sofia Mackin, Keri Petro, Arden Reynolds, Sarah Stegall, Grace Taylor, Sadie VanBrocklin, and Lillian VanDeusen.
The 15-1 DME Academy Club volleyball team, coached by Alvaro Sanchez and Rodrigo Saunders consists of Riley Bennet, Isabella Bosinki, Taylor Fonseca, Annabelle Gentry, Emma Jandrew, Teagun Lux, Jasmine Mahoney, Logan Milan, Syramil Quinones, Ava Scott, Tori Stoltzfus, and Paige Taylor.
As they prepare for the national tournament, the 14-1 and 15-1 teams are determined to give their best and leave everything on the court. They know that the competition will be tough, but they are ready for the challenge. Their goal is not only to win but to showcase their skills and sportsmanship, representing their team and community with pride. They are confident in their abilities, and their fans are confident in them. We wish them the best of luck at the GJNC National tournament At McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago Illinois, June 28th-July 6th! We are wishing them the best of luck!
Back for another year, DME Academy is hosting its annual sleepaway Summer Prep Volleyball Camp from July 16th to July 29th. The camp is designed to help volleyball players of all levels develop and refine their skills in a high-intensity training environment. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, the camp will provide a challenging and rewarding experience that will help you take your game to the next level.
The camp will be led by a team of experienced and qualified coaches who have a proven track record of success in developing players. They will provide individualized instruction and feedback to each player, focusing on all aspects of the game, including passing, serving, hitting, blocking, and defense. The training will be structured around a combination of drills, team play, and game situations (some on the beach!) giving players the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in a competitive setting.
In addition to the intense training, the camp will also provide players with the opportunity to develop mental toughness and resilience, which are essential skills for success on and off the court. The camp will be held in a supportive and encouraging environment, where players will be challenged to push themselves to their limits while receiving the guidance and support they need to succeed. If you’re looking to take your volleyball skills to the next level and prepare for the upcoming season, the intense Summer Prep Volleyball Camp is the perfect opportunity for you!
Keegan, a rookie forward for the Sacramento Kings, recently broke the record for most 3-pointers made by a rookie in a single season in a single season with 188 and is on pace for over 200. He was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. His impressive shooting skills have been a major factor in the King’s success this season, helping them compete with some of the top teams in the league and clinching a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2006, 17 years ago. Keegan’s countless hours shooting on the court at DME Academy helped him develop his skills and prepare for the challenges of playing at the highest level of basketball.
Kris Murray, a junior guard for the Iowa Hawkeyes, has also been making headlines this season. In 2023, he was named a consensus All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the United States Basketball Writers Association, and other major organizations. Kris has been averaging 20.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2 assists per game this year. Kris’s time at DME Academy helped him develop his skills and prepared him to excel at the college level. His impressive performances helped lead the Hawkeyes to a successful season as they earned a No. 8 seed in the 2023 NCAA Tournament.
Both Murray brothers’ jerseys were retired by DME Academy at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.
DME Academy, located in Daytona Beach, Florida, is known for its elite basketball program and has produced many successful players over the years. The program focuses on developing the skills and abilities of young players, preparing them for the challenges of playing at the highest level of basketball. Keegan and Kris Murray are just two examples of the many talented players to come out of the DME Academy program. Their success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the coaches and staff at DME Academy, and the impact they have on the lives of young basketball players.
Interested in training at DME Academy? Check out our Summer Prep basketball camp here!
DME Academy is set to host an intense sleepaway baseball Summer Prep camp July 16th-29th, providing players with the perfect opportunity to improve their skills and take their game to the next level. The camp will run for several weeks and is aimed at serious players looking to hone their skills during the off-season.
DME Academy is renowned for its high-quality training programs and state-of-the-art facilities, and this camp will be no different. The camp will feature top-level coaches and trainers who will work with players to improve their hitting, pitching, fielding, and overall game strategy. In addition to the technical training, players will also benefit from strength and conditioning sessions led by Alex Richard, DME Academy’s licensed personal trainer, to help them build the physical stamina required for peak performance on the field.
One of the standout features of the DME Academy Summer Prep camp is the emphasis on personalized instruction. Coaches will work with players individually to identify areas for improvement, and tailor their training to address specific weaknesses. This personalized approach ensures that each player receives the attention they need to reach their full potential.
The camp is open to players of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players, and is designed to challenge players to push beyond their limits. In addition to the rigorous training, players also will also compete in live games and scrimmages.
DME Academy Summer Prep camp is an excellent opportunity for baseball players to elevate their skills, and take their game to the next level. With top-level coaching, personalized instruction, and a focus on developing both technical skills and physical stamina, players can expect to see significant improvements in their game.
If you’re serious about baseball and want to take your skills to the next level, be sure to sign up for the DME Academy Summer Prep camp in July.
DME Academy is excited to announce its intense Summer Prep Soccer Camp, which will run from June 25th-July 22nd. The camp is open to boy and girl players of all skill levels who want to take their soccer game to the next level. The camp will be held at the DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida, and will run for a total of four weeks. Campers will have the option to select from a single-week camp to a multi-week camp. During this time, players will receive top-notch training and coaching from experienced soccer coaches who have played at the professional level.
The soccer camp will feature a rigorous training program that focuses on developing players’ technical skills, tactical awareness, and physical fitness. Each day, players will participate in multiple training sessions designed to challenge and help them improve. They will also have the opportunity to participate in scrimmages and games, allowing them to put their skills to the test in a competitive environment.
The camp will be run by DME Academy’s Director of Soccer, Todd Eason, and head coach Thales Peterson. The camp will consist of two on-field practices per day, four strength and conditioning workouts per week, and beach workouts on Daytona Beach.
In addition to the on-field training, the soccer camp will also provide players with access to a range of off-field resources. These include personal development sessions, such as leadership and mental skills training sessions that will help players develop the mental toughness and focus needed to succeed at the highest levels of the game.
For campers who would also like to practice their English during their week of camp, DME also offers ESL (English as a Second Language) courses during the week of camp. Overall, this intense soccer camp promises to be an unforgettable experience for players who are looking to take their game to the next level.
Does DME’s Soccer Summer Prep Camp sound like a good fit for you?
Daytona Beach, Florida – Steel Sports, a leading sports camp and training organization, is thrilled to announce the upcoming Xperience Camp at the DME Academy’s state-of-the-art facilities in Daytona Beach, Florida. The camp will take place over a 4-day period, from June 25-29, 2023, and is open to boys and girls of all skill levels between the ages of 7-18.
Steel Sports provides high-quality training and development programs that focus on building character, discipline, and teamwork, as well as athletic skills. The Xperience Camps are designed to give players a comprehensive soccer experience that includes skill-building sessions, tactical training, small-sided games, and scrimmages. Campers will also have access to top-of-the-line facilities, including high-quality turf fields, athletic training facilities, and comfortable accommodations.
“We are excited to bring our Xperience Camp to DME Academy in Daytona Beach,” said Martin Brown, President and CEO of Steel Sports. “This is an opportunity for young athletes to immerse themselves in the sport they love while developing their skills and building lasting relationships with their peers. Our experienced coaching staff is passionate about providing a positive and supportive environment that encourages growth and development on and off the field.”
DME Academy provides a perfect setting for the Xperience Camp, with its top-notch facilities and prime location in Daytona Beach. The Academy has a rich tradition of excellence in sports and education, and its mission aligns perfectly with Steel Sports’ values of creating opportunities for young athletes to reach their full potential.
“We are thrilled to welcome Steel Sports and their Xperience Camp to our facilities,” said Dan Panaggio, Co-Owner of DME Academy. “This is a fantastic opportunity for young soccer players in our area to train with some of the best coaches in the country and develop their skills in a fun and supportive environment. We look forward to a successful camp and a long-lasting partnership with Steel Sports.”
To sign up for the camp, click here!
To learn more about the Steel Sports Xperience Camp at DME Academy, visit steelsports.com/xperience.
About Steel Sports
Steel Sports is a social impact organization with the mission of inspiring youth to reach their potential, on and off the field, by developing them as athletes and people through the Steel Sports Coaching System. Through its “Kids First” approach, Steel Sports is establishing a new standard in youth sports and coaching, forging the next generation of leaders by instilling Steel Sports’ core values: Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, and Commitment. Steel Sports creates a positive and fun youth sports experience for over 100,000 athletes each year through club teams, tournaments, camps, clinics and more. For additional information, visit steelsports.com.
About DME Academy
DME Academy is a premier sports and education facility located in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Academy provides a range of sports programs for athletes of all ages and skill levels, as well as top-notch educational opportunities. DME Sports Academy’s mission is to empower young athletes to reach their full potential on and off the field. To learn more, visit www.dmeacademy.com.
It’s not every day that a pair of NBA prospects show up to summer camp, but then again, DME Academy’s Summer Prep isn’t your everyday summer camp – it’s an elite training program that was purpose built to help athletes shed the off season rust.
So when DME alumni Keegan and Kris Murray were on campus for their jersey retirement ceremony, campers were more than happy to share the court with them. Keegan, the 4th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, and his twin brother Kris, a cornerstone of the Iowa Hawkeyes’ men’s basketball program, led an impromptu coaching session, participated in shootaround, and of course left plenty of time for photo ops and autograph signings.
Athletes in attendance at the month-long, sleep-away Summer Prep Camp have full access to DME Academy’s state of the art facilities, including the 4,700 square foot field house, two full-size NBA courts, five youth courts, performance center, and athletic training rooms. Not to mention the close proximity to Daytona Beach allows for beach workouts under the Florida sun and plenty of team building activities like a fun night at Dave & Buster’s, a bowling trip and game nights in the dorm’s rec hall.
Monday through Friday, campers adhered to a rigorous training schedule that focuses on developing skills, strength, endurance, and basketball IQ. Here’s what a typical day in the life looks like:
The grind doesn’t stop on the weekends. Throughout the course of the summer, DME Academy competed in three tournaments across the state of Florida, including the Battle at the Big House, and a tournament at Mainland High School. In addition to these tournaments, DME Academy hosted an exhibition game against the Bulleen Boomers from Australia. Many of the campers come from all around the world.
At the end of the program, the campers received a personalized report card from the coaching staff. The transcript contains their stats, strengths, weaknesses and a personalized highlight reel so athletes leave camp knowing exactly what to work on throughout the remainder of the off season. An added bonus of the Summer Prep Camp is the media day, which provides athletes with professionally shot photos in order to enhance their presence on social media channels and recruiting platforms.
Are you already thinking about next summer? Click here to learn more about sports camps at DME Academy.
American volleyball star brings his knowledge to the courts at DME Academy
More than 90 girls had been patiently waiting all year long for July 17th to roll around. When it finally came, they were treated to a week-long volleyball camp with one of the most decorated players in U.S. history. DME Academy hosted a summer training camp for middle school and high school aged volleyball players with special guest, Lloy Ball.
Ball was a member of the American national team from 1993 to 2008 and participated in the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004. He holds a gold medal for his efforts in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where team USA took the top spot.
“When Laura [Stegall] asked me to come and run this volleyball camp this week, I was very intrigued because I believe this is the new model for our country, which is what the rest of the world has been doing for decades,”said Ball. “Putting our young student athletes in a position to train at the highest level while of course encouraging the academic side of it. DME has great facilities, has great leadership and has great coaches. And I have no doubt over time. They will continue to turn out great student athletes that not only have great careers here at the academy, but at the next level as well.”
Over the course of six days, Ball took his many years of professional volleyball experience and passed it down to the next generation of star athletes. The camp held many training sessions, team building activities and an ample amount of opportunities for the girls to experience ‘The World’s Most Famous Beach’ including a sunset trip down to the boardwalk.
With more than 12 training sessions, the girls were able to work on every skill from setting, communication, passing, spiking, blocking, digging and serving. Monday through Friday, the campers followed a detailed schedule that focused on their skills on the court and team-building activities off the court. A sample day in a DME volleyball camp looks like this…
“My passing has greatly improved after attending the camp at DME,” said Danny Bell, who traveled from California to attend the camp. “It was amazing to be coached by a former USA Olympian who won a gold medal. At the end of the camp after hearing his end speech, I was incredibly inspired and it hit me, I was just trained by a former Olympian”
Along with honing their skills on the volleyball court, the 90-plus girls walked away with a great experience and many new friends. At DME, we think it is important to try our best and get better at what we came to do, but to also have a good time doing it.
If you are interested in progressing your skillset on the volleyball court, check out DME’s volleyball program here!
Sports camps at DME Academy are no run of the mill summer camp. These week-long training sessions were purposely built for athletes who want to get the most out of their off season. Athletes that attend DME Academy sports camps are focused on pushing their limits, honing their craft, and becoming the best athlete that they can be.
Does that sound like you? If so, keep reading to find the 5 reasons sports camps at DME Academy are the best way to take your game to the next level.
The coaches at DME Academy sports camps are second to none. Our coaching roster is loaded with former NCAA talent, professional athletes, and program directors who each have enough accolades to fill their own trophy case. The best part? They’re all members of our DME family, which means that this summer is the perfect chance to introduce yourself if you want to play for DME Academy in the future.
Our coaches know better than anyone that there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to coaching, which is why DME sports camps offer an individualized approach to help campers level up their game. We focus on maximizing each athlete’s potential through sport specific instruction and one-on-one attention.
Athletes at DME Academy sports camps have full access to our state of the art facilities. The 47,00 square foot field house boasts 2 full NBA courts, 5 youth courts, 7 regulation volleyball courts, a performance center, athletic training rooms, and a spa. Not to mention our 4 beach volleyball courts, 60x40 turf field, and outdoor basketball court, which are perfect for training under that Florida sun.
Athletes travel to DME academy to level up their game and become the best they can be. The competitive environment extends from the court and the field, to the dining hall and the dorm room. Our brand new 18,000 square foot dormitory sleeps 80 campers, plus it features two fully loaded student lounges and a learning center so campers can remain focused on one thing: stepping up their game.
Location, location, location
Turn your trip to camp into a vacation for the whole family! Our facilities are located just 10 minutes away from some of the most famous beaches in America. Daytona Beach has hard packed sand famous for being able to drive on, a boardwalk filled with fun games and rides, concert venues, and Daytona Lagoon waterpark.
Are you ready to make the most out of your summer? Click here to learn more about sports camps at DME Academy.
Nation’s Leading Youth Soccer Club Will Host the Inaugural Development Camp at DME Academy, August 4th-7th, 2021
Surf Soccer, one of the country’s leading youth soccer clubs, will host a residential camp from August 4th-7th at DME Academy for its elite Surf Select squad. The best Surf players from across the country will come together for this unique experience at DME Academy. As part of the partnership, DME Academy will offer up its top-of-the-line facilities, dormitories, fields, equipment, and support staff.
“This really is a partnership between two of the best,” said Dan Panaggio, co-owner of DME Academy. “Surf Soccer’s athletes and programs are first-class in youth soccer, and we’re excited that we’ll have the chance to host the best of the best from around the country.”
The camp, designed for athletes ages 9-11, will feature the top players from Surf Soccer clubs from around the country. Athletes will have the opportunity to train, learn, and expand their skills in beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida. For four days, they’ll work with Surf Select coaches, participate in technical and educational drills, strategy sessions, and face off against local competition, all at DME Academy’s legendary campus.
“Every player and coach at every Surf club commits to excellence,” said Tommaso Trevisan, Program Director. “DME Academy’s fields, equipment, staff, and coaches are nothing short of outstanding. We’re thrilled to give our players such an experience in a top-notch facility.
To learn more about Surf Select Summer camp, and if you’re interested in attending, read more here.