NextGen Soccer Vs. DME Academy – April 20th, 2023

Event Details: 

Date: April 20th 

Time: 7:15 PM 

Location: 1370 Gun Club Road, Sarasota, FL 34232

The 04/05/06 Next Generation Soccer Academy team, now DME Academy, Sarasota, will take on the undefeated DME Academy High School National Soccer Team on April 20th in Sarasota. This soccer friendly will kick off the relationship and provide many opportunities for athletes from the Sarasota area. DME entered the Southwest Florida soccer scene last month with the acquisition of Next Generation Soccer Academy, bringing in its coaching philosophy, resources, and pathway opportunities to local athletes. 

In the future, athletes from DME Academy, Sarasota will have the opportunity to earn a “call up” to the main campus and play for the National High School Team as they travel the country for showcase events and games. Additionally, Sarasota athletes can attend camps and clinics in Daytona at discounted rates, as well as participate in our intimate college showcases held on campus. 

Director of Soccer Todd Eason and Head Coach Thales Peterson will be at the event to meet athletes, parents, and Sarasota coaches. “We can’t wait to get there and meet our Sarasota athletes. The future is bright for DME Academy soccer and this is just another step to expanding our program,” says Todd Eason. 

“We are pumped to have Todd and his team visit us here in Sarasota. We share a vision of aligning the programs so that athletes from Sarasota have local, national, and international opportunities via the DME umbrella. This collaboration is a great example of pathways that exist now for Next Gen and future DME players in Sarasota. I can’t wait to see the Next Generation players compete and show off their talent this April,” says Jared Antista, Co-Owner of DME Academy Sarasota. 

Join us on April 20th for a fun-filled soccer night and meet the DME Academy Team!


DME Academy Acquires NextGen Soccer Academy

DME Academy – Sarasota, which consists of a tri-venture ownership group including DME Academy, IOI Ventures & Antista Enterprises, has acquired Next Generation Soccer Academy out of Sarasota, Florida, effective immediately.

Next Generation Soccer Academy is a well-established and respected soccer club that has been providing high-quality training and development programs to youth soccer athletes. With this acquisition, DME Academy will expand its reach into the Sarasota area, offering unique and effective training programs to more young athletes looking to expand their competitive soccer path further.

“We’re excited to bring our training methodology, player pathways, winning culture, financial support, and passion for athlete development to the existing customers of Next Generation Soccer Academy. What Adam DeClerico, the founder of Next Generation Soccer Academy, and his team did in such a short period of time is inspiring. He disrupted the market and put a spotlight on an antiquated youth soccer model in our area. That said, we are only just getting started, and our goal of supporting passionate and committed players and their families is the true motivator for our team,” says Jared Antista, CEO of IOI Ventures and acting General Manager for DME Academy – Sarasota.

As DME takes over the operations of Next Generation Soccer Academy, the plan is to finish up the 22/23 season in accordance with the current plans that customers are expecting. DME’s history of success, established leadership, proven coaching methodology, unique player pathway opportunities, and strong industry network will be paired with the sports marketing and sales experience of IOI. This pairing with give young athletes more opportunities and support that many local clubs simply can’t offer. DME Academy – Sarasota will be hosting a series of in-person meetings, free training sessions, and virtual webinars for both current and interested players from Tampa Bay to Ft. Myers over the coming months. Discussion points during these meetings will include coaching details, style of play, leadership introductions, our commitment to proper communication with customers, league, tournament, and scrimmage details, and player development both on and off the field. 

DeClerico expressed his excitement about the acquisition. He said, “DME represents all of the same standards that are part of the NextGen foundation. We are ecstatic for the future of the Academy and its athletes and know that DME can help take things to the next level -opening many doors for our athletes.”

DeClerico will move forward with a new venture, Linea ( During his time running NextGen, he identified a huge gap in the youth sports software management space. “Linea is a SaaS company designed to streamline and improve the management of youth sports clubs, beginning with soccer. With the same startup concepts that made NextGen a success, we aim to revolutionize the youth sports industry and make it more accessible and efficient for everyone involved,” DeClerico added. 

“There is a lot of work to be done. Our priorities are to the current customers of Next Generation Soccer Academy. Sharing our vision, answering questions, hearing their ideas, and discussing our approach to youth soccer & player development is priority number one for us,” says DME Academy Founder Dan Panaggio.

DME Academy is an elite, multi-sport training and educational institution designed for student-athletes who are looking to reach their ultimate potential, harness their strengths, and achieve their goals. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, our full-time academy offers a wide variety of programming, from our 6th-12th grade co-ed boarding school and post-grad programs to year-round camps, tournaments, team events, and collegiate and professional training. Already on the national stage in many sports, with the likes of IMG Academy and Montverde Academy, this brand is on the rise and impacting student-athletes from all over the world. Founded by brothers Mike and Dan Panaggio, DME has grown significantly over the past few years. With NBA coaching experience and a passion for helping student-athletes reach their goals- DME is living up to its tagline of “Igniting The Dream” for all. 

IOI Ventures, which stands for Integrity Over Income, is a digital marketing and sales company focused on the youth sports industry. With a goal of helping SMBs beat larger companies through innovative marketing and lead generation efforts, they’ve quickly grown to 20 employees and helped dozens of sports companies including SMC Soccer Tournaments, Super Soccer Stars, Surf Soccer Club, DME Academy, International Development Academies, Challenger Sports, Under Armour Flag Football, and Black Bear Sports Group. 

To learn more about DME Academy – Sarasota, please visit:

or contact: Jared Antista, em:, ph: 603-401-1090 


DME Academy – Sarasota Hires USSF A-Licensed Coach Jake Provan to Coaching Leadership Staff as Strategic Advisor

Jake Provan – DME Academy Sarasota Strategic Advisor

Jake Provan played collegiate soccer at D1 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was the leading goal scorer, point leader, captain, three-time all-academic-student athlete, and a 5-time all-tournament selection. Jake went on to win 2 professional league championships with the A-League in 1997 & MISL in 2001. After professional soccer, Jake was a 2 time US National Amateur champion and 1-time Amateur US National Open Cup Champion. 

In addition, to his impressive playing career, Provan has built a reputation for building strong teams in both men’s & women’s soccer. Jake directed and coached across various levels including ECNL, DA, and NPL in Wisconsin and Florida. He also spent two years at IMG Academy as a Head Coach for the USSSDA U17 team where he developed the #1 and #2 leading goals scorers in the entire U17 Girls DA league in 2017-2018. In 2022, Jake led his U19 team to the Florida State Cup Champions. In just two years, he was able to turn the team around through player recruitment and earn a place in one of the most competitive states for youth soccer. 

Jake, who holds an M.S. in Business Marketing & Education from the University of Wisconson – Whitewater, stated, “I look forward to contributing to the success and growth of DME Academy – Sarasota, strategically and tactically while fostering an exciting soccer development opportunity for high-level talented coaches and players.” 

At DME Academy – Sarasota, Jake will help shape the program philosophy including coaching tactics, player recruitment, and development. “Super pumped to bring Jake on board. He knows the game, he’s committed to success, shares a winning attitude, and has a strong history of building impressive teams. He’ll act in a strategic role as we build to the ‘23 season and our team is thrilled to get him on board,” says Jared Antista Co-Founder of DME Academy -Sarasota. 

To see if your athlete fits our program visit our player recruitment page here!

Wayne Ramsey

Wayne Ramsey comes to DME Academy – Sarasota with an impressive background.  Ramsey is the current Head Coach for the ODA Varsity Girl’s Program and holds an Advanced National Diploma from NSCAA. Ramsey minded the net for The College of New Jersey from 1979-1982 and averaged less than a goal per game allowed. He was invited to play for the Tampa Bay Rowdies after college but an injury cut his career short. 

 “I am excited to work with DME and bring my experience, knowledge, and passion for teaching the art of goalkeeping to the goalkeepers in the Sarasota area. There is a lot of talent in this area and I think my experience will help them amplify their game,” says Mr. Ramsey. 

At DME Academy – Sarasota, Wayne will run a unique goalie-specific training component for our club members. Athletes of specific ages will work with Wayne each week on skill development, footwork, angles, dynamic movement, and hand-eye coordination. 

 “Wayne was an introduction from a friend and we instantly hit it off. He knows his stuff, cares about the often overlooked goalies in our game, and wants to give back to the local community,” says Jared Antista Co-Founder of DME Academy -Sarasota. 

Ramsey has held many coaching jobs over the years including the Head Coach for the NJ Stallions Professional Team, and most notably as a Division 1 Men’s Head Soccer Coach for Monmouth University, in N.J. Wayne also holds a Master’s Degree in Education and has spent years as an educator.

To see if your athlete fits our program visit our player recruitment page here!