Daytona, FL – June 15, 2024 – DME Academy is thrilled to announce that Savo and Lazar Drezgic, two of our most promising basketball talents, will be committing to their respective universities this weekend. Savo Drezgic has officially committed to the University of Georgia on Friday, while his brother Lazar Drezgic has committed to the University of Jacksonville today Saturday, June 15th. 

Savo Drezgic, known for his exceptional skills, dedication, and leadership on the court, has decided to join the University of Georgia. His basketball journey has been nothing short of remarkable, having played for the EuroLeague men’s team Partizan at just 16 years old before coming to DME Academy. This experience has significantly shaped his game, preparing him for the challenges of collegiate basketball, and placed him as the 11th best player in the state of Florida in the ESPN rankings. 

Lazar Drezgic has committed to the University of Jacksonville. Lazar has demonstrated tremendous growth and potential during his time at DME Academy, making a significant impact on and off the court.

“We are incredibly proud of both Savo and Lazar for all that they have accomplished during their time at DME Academy,” said DME Academy’s Director of the Men’s Basketball Program, Matt Panaggio. “Savo and Lazar’s commitments to 2 great institutions are a testament to both of their hard work, perseverance, and talent. We are excited to watch both of their continued growth and success at the collegiate level.”

The Drezgic brothers’ commitments mark the 4th and 5th Division 1 commits from DME so far this season. Justin Redmond has committed to Northwestern State University, Moustapha Thiam has committed to the University of Central Florida (UCF), and Jaylen Robbinson has committed to the University of Richmond. These commitments highlight the exceptional talent and dedication within the DME Academy basketball program.

DME Academy invites all fans, supporters, and media to join in celebrating the achievements of Savo, Lazar, Justin, Moustapha, and Jaylen, as they embark on their promising futures in collegiate basketball.

For more information about Savo and Lazar Drezgic and their journey at DME Academy, please visit DME Academy.

Daytona, FL. At DME Academy, we offer a premier golf program led by long-time LPGA pro, Brianne Murphy. With over 20 years of experience on the tour and a Level 3 TPI certification in golf training, Brianne brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our program. Our training addresses all aspects of the game, from technical skills to physical and mental conditioning, ensuring a comprehensive approach to golf excellence.

Advanced Golf Training Techniques

Our DME Academy golf training program incorporates advanced training techniques to enhance your performance. From golf-specific stretching and strength routines to skills challenges and video analysis, we cover all aspects of the game. Our course management training and tournament preparation ensure that you are ready to compete at the highest levels. We provide both in-season and off-season practice plans tailored to your needs, focusing on full swing mechanics and short game techniques.

Experience The DME Difference

Choosing DME Academy means choosing a path to excellence. Our expert coaching, led by Brianne Murphy, ensures that you receive world-class training and mentorship. We are committed to helping you develop your skills and reach your full potential. Our DME Academy golf training program not only focuses on technical and physical aspects but also emphasizes mental toughness and strategic thinking, preparing you for real-game situations.

Join Us Today

Join us at DME Academy and take the first step towards achieving your golf dreams. Our DME Academy golf training program is designed for serious athletes who are dedicated to improving their game and pursuing their academic goals.

Ready to elevate your golf game? Visit our website to learn more and register today. 

DME Academy’s boys and girls soccer teams recently had the unique opportunity to showcase their skills on an international stage, hosting a friendly match against the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association. This exciting event, facilitated by our partner Global Sports Experiences, was a significant milestone for our program, highlighting its growth and the caliber of our athletes.

A Learning Experience

The girl’s soccer team faced a challenging match against a strong Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association, ultimately falling 3-1. Despite the result, the match provided invaluable experience for our players. The boy’s soccer team demonstrated their competitive spirit, securing a hard-fought draw against their international opponents.

Growing Through International Competition

Hosting these friendly matches at home was not only an exciting event for DME Academy but also a crucial step in our mission to elevate the level of play for our student-athletes. International competition offers unique challenges and learning experiences that are essential for development. The exposure to different playing styles and strategies helps our players become more adaptable and skilled.

Our partnership with Global Sports Experiences has been instrumental in providing such opportunities. By facilitating these international friendlies, we are able to offer our athletes experiences that go beyond regular training and local competitions. These matches are stepping stones towards achieving higher levels of play and preparing our athletes for future success.

Looking Ahead To The Future

The matches against the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association have reinforced our commitment to providing top-tier soccer training and competition for our students. We are dedicated to continuing to grow our program and offering more opportunities for our players to test their skills on the international stage.

Parents and prospective players can be assured that joining DME Academy means access to exceptional training, competitive matches, and experiences that will elevate their game. Our focus on comprehensive development—technical, physical, and mental—ensures that our athletes are well-prepared for the challenges ahead. Ready to take your soccer skills to the next level? Visit our website to learn more about both our Girls & Boys Programs. 

Daytona, FL – DME Academy is thrilled to announce that one of our standout student-athletes, Stephon Marbury II, has committed to the University of California, Berkeley, as a preferred walk-on. This marks a significant milestone in Marbury’s basketball journey and the continuation of the esteemed Marbury legacy.

A Hardworking and Talented Athlete

Stephon Marbury II has been a dedicated and talented student athlete during his time at DME Academy. Standing at 6-foot-3, the guard has demonstrated exceptional skill and athleticism on the court. His quickness, ability to finish at the rim, and defensive prowess have made him a key player on our team. Marbury’s commitment to his training and his relentless work ethic have set him apart as a player with immense potential.

Looking Forward to a Bright Future

Marbury II will join the Golden Bears as they enter the ACC this season, under the leadership of Coach Mark Madsen. Despite a challenging previous season, the team is poised for a turnaround, and Marbury hopes to make a significant impact. His journey from DME Academy to University of California is a testament to his hard work, talent, and determination.

DME Academy is incredibly proud of Stephon Marbury II and his accomplishments. We are excited to see him take his talents to the next level and continue to grow both as a player and a person. His journey is a source of inspiration for all our student-athletes.

Interested in joining a program that nurtures both academic and athletic excellence? Learn more about DME Academy and how we can help you achieve your goals. Visit our website to explore our Boy’s Basketball program. 

We are thrilled to announce that Stacy Atkinson will be joining DME Academy as our new Principal, effective July 1st. In her role, Stacy will oversee, organize, and expand the infrastructure of our academic programs while working collaboratively with our Athletic Department to ensure our DME student-athletes thrive and are set to be successful in and out of the classroom.

“We are more than excited to have Stacy heading up our educational team. She is a true professional with experiences across the educational spectrum.” We are striving for educational excellence. Stacy will lead the way.” remarked Dan Panaggio, Co-Owner of DME Academy.

Stacy currently serves as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at Legion Collegiate Academy in Rock Hill, SC, where she has been a pivotal figure since its inception in the 2019-2020 academic year. Legion Collegiate Academy, a public charter high school, is renowned for its dual emphasis on elite athletics and rigorous academics. Stacy has played a crucial role in developing and overseeing innovative academic programs that nurture students’ holistic growth and development.

Stacy’s extensive experience spans both college and K-12 settings, highlighting her versatility and dedication to education. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Tyler, and holds Master’s Degrees in Educational Leadership and Exceptional Student Education from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. Her passion lies in fostering the growth and potential of others, a commitment that aligns perfectly with DME Academy’s mission.

Following a rigorous several-month-long search, Stacy was selected for this role. She and her family will be relocating from South Carolina to Daytona Beach, FL.

We are excited to welcome Stacy to our community and look forward to the positive impact she will bring as our new Principal.

We are thrilled to open our summer sports camps to the local community this June at DME Academy! With top-tier facilities, seasoned coaches, tailored training programs, and a fun, competitive atmosphere, our camps guarantee an unforgettable experience for young athletes. Campers will compete, improve their skills, and make new friends. 

Here are the details for our upcoming camps:

Soccer Accelerator Camp
June 9th – June 14th
DME Academy’s summer soccer camps are available for boys and girls aged 10-18. Our foundational experience includes twice-daily training sessions with our expert coaches and weekly strength & conditioning sessions.

Our training programs provide aspiring athletes with top-notch coaching and facilities. Athletes will enjoy beautiful weather and a curriculum designed to enhance their skills while having fun.

Register Here

Accelerator Basketball Camp
June 16 – 21, 2024
Our Accelerator Basketball Camp is available for boys and girls aged 14-18. This camp offers comprehensive basketball training, strength and conditioning sessions, and player development programs. Athletes will benefit from elite facilities, experienced coaching, and fantastic weather.
Register Here

Local Basketball Camp
June 16th – June 21st
This camp focuses on all basketball skills for campers aged 8-14. Campers will enhance their game through skill development drills and competitive play. The camp takes place at DME Academy’s state-of-the-art basketball facilities in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Register Here

Local Baseball Camp
June 3rd – June 6th

DME local summer baseball camps are available for boys & girls aged 6-12. Our summer baseball training camps are perfect for aspiring athletes. With access to elite facilities, expert coaching, and beautiful weather, our camp offering is perfect for athletes that want to have fun and improve their game!

Register Here

Why Choose DME Academy Summer Camps?

At DME Academy, we pride ourselves on creating an environment where athletes can thrive. Our camps offer a team of expert coaches who bring a wealth of knowledge and a passion for developing young athletes. Each camper receives tailored instruction to refine their skills, focus on fundamentals, and achieve their individual goals. We believe in the power of healthy competition and create a fun, engaging atmosphere for all participants.

Join us this summer for an incredible camp experience that combines top-tier training with fun and camaraderie. To learn more about our summer camps and to register, visit our website here.

We look forward to welcoming you to DME Academy this summer!

From January until May, over 700 girls club volleyball teams from across the country compete for a chance to play at the 2024 USAV Girls Junior National Championship. Despite its modest size, DME Club Volleyball has emerged as a beacon of excellence, with three teams qualifying for the National Championship in both the 11-13s and 14-17s categories.

Consistent Excellence: The 15-1 Elite Team’s Journey

The 15-1 Elite team’s qualification for nationals is not just a noteworthy achievement—it’s a tradition. This year marks their fourth consecutive qualification, a testament to their exceptional skills and steadfast dedication. This recurring success underscores the high quality of coaching and training at DME, where players are taught to excel regardless of their size or background.

The Secret to DME’s Success

What sets DME apart is its ability to achieve remarkable success with a relatively small talent pool. The club consistently outperforms larger teams from bigger cities, which often have access to greater resources. This success is largely attributed to the leadership and vision of the coaching staff, who foster a culture focused on skill development, teamwork, and maintaining a winning mindset. Their unwavering commitment not only leads DME’s teams to victory but also elevates the overall stature of the DME Academy.

Join One of Florida’s Top Club Volleyball Teams

Are you ready to join the ranks of one of the best club volleyball teams in Florida? Learn more about our program and how you can be part of our winning tradition.

In today’s dynamic educational landscape, programs like the Florida State Scholarship Program provide a promising path for students in Florida seeking private school learning opportunities. This state scholarship program supports middle and high school students looking to receive a private education, highlighting a commitment to offering education that helps students succeed both academically and athletically, ensuring they reach their full potential.

Step Up for Students and DME Academy embody the values of compassion, excellence, and inclusivity offer Florida students unique educational experiences that transcend traditional boundaries.

Step Up for Students, driven by its belief in personalized education, works to unite communities and provide scholarships that grant students access to private schools that might otherwise be financially out of reach. These scholarships empower students to find the right learning environment and resources tailored to their needs, fostering an environment where they can thrive. 

Aligned with this vision, DME Academy stands as proof of the transformative power of personalized education. Located in Florida, DME Academy upholds values such as compassion, excellence, and inclusivity, offering students personalized attention and tailored learning experiences that prioritize their individual growth and success.

DME Academy’s holistic education model seamlessly integrates in-classroom instruction with a digital platform, offering students flexibility to accommodate their academic and athletic schedules. With over 120 courses, customized learning plans, and options for dual enrollment and college credits, DME Academy ensures that students graduate not only prepared but also ahead of the curve, ready to excel in their future endeavors.

Interested in learning more about how you or your child can benefit from these tailored educational opportunities? Learn more about Step Up for Students and DME Academy today!

The evolution of sports-focused education has increased its appeal amongst College coaches and Professional scouts. A deepened focus on a holistic approach to personal development has changed the recruiting landscape by preparing high level student-athletes to succeed at the next level. This developing model has produced some of the most recognizable student-athletes in today’s sports. While combining a purposefully academic schedule with a concentration on athletic preparation, student-athletes will now attain the utensils to achieve their personal goals. They will also possess a favorable appeal to all collegiate and professional levels.  The experiences and resources that academies provide, will only ensure a greater athlete experience, a pathway towards college eligibility and acceptance while also cultivating personal development. 

As the new Director of Athletics and former Director of Soccer, Todd Eason looks to implement a platform within the athletic department that has proven success. The Men’s and Women’s soccer teams have gained recognition on and off the field with the influences that Mr. Eason has implemented. The approach that Eason uses incorporates transparency, accountability and consistency, while facing extreme daily challenges. These three pillars have helped players establish sustained success while creating habits towards personal growth. Holding student-athletes to a higher standard off the playing court/field has allowed individuals to understand the importance of personal values and discipline. Furthermore, Eason’s commitment towards consistency throughout this process has shown his own discipline in valuing person over athlete.  

With an understanding and experience in all levels of soccer, Eason’s team culture has provided various paths for his student-athletes and is now the foundation which he leads. His new role as Athletic Director will now provide him the opportunity to share his philosophy across the department and help influence a school identity that will help all programs find success.  

Defensive Academy Lacrosse

On June 19-23, DME Academy hosted its first-ever lacrosse camp at their campus in Daytona Beach in partnership with The Defensive Academy. 

Kyle Hartzell, Redwoods Lacrosse Club Long Stick Middie, and his crew of stud professional players, directed a four-day boys lacrosse camp that Floridians, especially, were in need of in their area. Hartzell said, “We moved our overnight camp out here to DME Academy because we had such a big ask to get out here to Florida.”

The camp focused on all parts of the defensive position, from close-defense fundamentals to transitioning the ball up the field and being a scoring threat. Aside from the on-field instruction, campers took part in ‘chalk talk’, film sessions, speed and agility training, and fun competitions against the pro players. 

The Defensive Academy Lacrosse camp gave athletes a taste of what playing lacrosse at the college and professional levels looks like, and DME Academy proved to be the perfect setting for that. With everything that a college campus would have, including dorms, cafeteria, top-of-the-line athletic fields, indoor performance center, training rooms, and classrooms, the campers were able to get the full, elite experience.

After such a successful week of lacrosse and sun in Daytona, there’s no doubt that DME Academy will look to host more lacrosse camps and events in the near future. To stay in the loop, sign up for our newsletter here.