DME Academy Southwest

Dedication. Motivation. Excellence.

About Our DME Academy Southwest Florida Program

  The DME Academy Southwest Florida Soccer Program is designed to help aspiring soccer athletes reach their personal goals through tough competition, a robust practice regimen,  position-specific training & unique soccer experiences.

DME Academy Southwest Florida brings together the best of traditional youth soccer club development principles but focuses on intense tournament action game competition.

We are actively on the search for our 2023/24. 

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The 2023/24 Program Details

Three Components to our program

Training Sessions

On average, training/practice sessions will consist of two on-field sessions per week with one additional day per week focused on intense physical workouts. With two weekday evening sessions and one-weekend morning session in the plans, you'll have plenty of time to train with other motivated players. Full training schedule to be published by May 1st.

Tournaments 

We are planning two tournaments during the summer months. See details below in May/June.

Intensive Camp (In Daytona) 

In August, we'll travel to Daytona for a 1-week camp. With great facilities including air-conditioned indoor turf fields and tough competition, this is a can't miss experience.

2012 Girls & 2010 Boys take home hardware in first tournament action!

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The 2012 Girls team had an exciting Summer. They participated in three tournaments this summer and have won two of three. Their only loss was while competing a year up. They took a team trip to Maine this Summer and dominated the Northeast. With a 3-1-0 record, scoring 26 goals and only conceded 2. They brought home the championship trophy in the A bracket and loved every minute of the trip. Here is the story! They then competed in the Lake Nona Season Opener, went 4-0, scored 26, and conceded 1 winning another trophy. Read that story here.

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The 2010 Boys team went undefeated this Summer and competed in an older age group en route to their first tournament trophy. With a 3-1-0 record in the tournament, they battled the weather and a short bench to win the cup.  Here is the story!

Why Play With Us:

Underserved Summer Programming

Unfortunately, competitive soccer programs in the state of Florida take June & July off. In fact, many clubs  "wind-down" in April & May and then don't pick back up until the middle of August. We believe that this is an opportunity to stay fresh, get extra touches and compete year-round with other motivated players.

Club Neutral & Elite Coaching

With the best coaches in our area, we have the only soccer training environment your athlete needs. Skill development now, skill development tomorrow, skill development always.

A Winning Mindset  

Whether it's taking place during training or in tournament play- having a winning mindset is crucial to success. We practice to win. We play to win. We expect our athletes and their families to share that vision when it comes to their athlete's development.

Pathway 

While a tiny % of atheltes will go Pro, there should always be an end goal. Through our strategic partnerships with DME Academy in Daytona, International Development Academy in Spain, the UK, and Italy - we provide unique soccer and education pathways for the aspiring athletes.

Our Team

Jared Antista

Jared Antista

Lead
 Deeply rooted in youth sports, Jared has led or advised companies that include Go Pro Workouts, IMG Academy, DME Academy, Global Premier Soccer, and SMC Soccer. Jared played college soccer at Bentley University and captained the 2002 team. He currently sits on the board at Braden River Soccer Club & has three kids playing in the club.  Training Focus: Fitness/Physicality    
Scott Morgenroth

Scott Morgenroth 

Guest Coach 
Having spent years coaching at the University of Pennsylvania & IMG Academy, Scott knows the game of soccer and held a USSF A License.  He also spent time on the National Coaching Staff with the United States Soccer Federation & has a long, proven history of coaching success. He now loves watching his daughter Evan burn down the field on her way to goal!  Training Focus: Technical & Strategic Play
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Tonio Pasternostro

Guest Coach 
Tonio holds a USSF A License and is the Southeast Development Academy Scout for US Soccer. He has coached youth soccer for over 20 years and is dedicated to ensuring each player makes technical at tactical improvement at every session. Tonio was previously at IMG Academy where he was the Head Coach of the U18 Development Academy team.​Tonio's playing experience includes athletic scholarships to a Div 1 soccer program. After college, Tonio played semi-professionally and professionally indoor and outdoor.
Nick Leduc

Nick Leduc

Guest Coach
Nick is a staple in the Sarasota/Bradenton soccer world.  Having coached for more than 20 years, he is consistently winning over the hearts of parents and players. Last year, his 2010 BRSC boys team reached as high as #1 in the state of Florida and ended at #7. With 7 Tournament wins, Nick's ability to connect with his players and bring out the best is a lesson not just in sports but in life. Training Focus: Team Play & Connectivity.
Cassie Barbaresi

Cassie Barbaresi

Guest Coach  
Cassie is a native of the Bradenton area and played at IMG Academy during high school. She also competed with the national team pool of ODP. Cassie went on to compete in all three divisions of college playing Navy and St. Leo. She earned All-American honors while at St. Leo for her outstanding offensive play. Cassie is a role model for all athletes but specifically young females that aspire to play with the best of the best. Training Focus: Skill & Speed    
Rick Angelicola

Rick Angelicola

Director - IDA Soccer Academy
10+ years working with domestic and international student-athletes at brands like IDA and IMG Academy. This former collegiate/professional athlete spent time playing in Honduras Second Division with Club Deportivo Sula Lima and also coached at Bryan College here in the United States. Rick is also spearheading the IDA/DME Soccer Program partnership! Training Focus: Technical & Speed of Play
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Todd Eason 

DME Academy - Soccer Director
Todd spearheads the soccer program at DME. This former General Manager & Director of Youth Soccer Services at  Daytona Rush Soccer Club has a deep history in the sport. Todd has also held positions including the Director of the Premier Development League, now known as USL League Two & Assistant coach at Jacksonville University from 2012 to 2014. Todd played at William Carey College &  professionally with USL/Charlotte Eagles.

DME Academy SW Florida FAQ

The summer program costs $15 dollars per training session.  Discounts are available with full summer program packages. Contact us via the form below!

Tournament costs will be divided by the number of participants/atheltes attending.

The summer camp cost at DME in Daytona, taking place in August will cost: 

Boarding $499 - regularly $1,250 

Non-Boarding $349 - regularly $599 

(because of a strategic partnership, prices are greatly reduced) 

You get what you put into the training. While we realize that summers can be hectic, we are actively searching for athletes that want to commit to a three-month plan filled with technical, toughness, and game speed play. 

All training will take place in the Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, and Sarasota area. The practice schedule can be found here: https://group.spond.com/HKEUX

Sessions will last between 1.5 and 2.5 hours each! 

We follow a specific approach to our training sessions. A typical training session will look like this:

6:00 - 6:20 - Fitness Training 

(long-distance running and core work)  

6:20 - 6:50 - Technical Training (touch/passing/turning/shooting) 

6:50 - 7:10 - Toughness Training 

(body contact/shoulder strategy & mental strengthening) 

7:10-7:40 - Game Play/Scrimmage 

7:40 - 8:00 Pressure (PK's) & Sprint Consequences 

There are two simple rules: 

Don't be late 

Don't be lazy 

Both will have fitness training consequences. E.g., you're late or lazy, you run.

 

We focus on atheltes ranging from the ages of u10-u15. 

Connect With Us Here! 

We will share more information as summer approaches.