DME Partners Launches New Soccer Program with IDA

DME Academy is proud to announce a partnership with the International Development Academy, IDA, a worldwide leader in international youth soccer programs for our soccer academy program. Our soccer academy will offer a year-round development program, giving players high level training and competition, customized education and direct pathways into Europe and the US collegiate system.

This is a new expansion for IDA in the US, specifically Florida, and marks an important move for IDA, as its existing network of partner clubs and agencies continue to grow in Central and South America.

“We are thrilled to see this come to fruition,” said Rick Angelicola, Director of Global Partnerships. “Florida is at the heart of youth sports and education, so this allows us to increase our reach and create real opportunities for many more student-athletes and parents.”

The partnership with DME Academy will give IDA student-athletes access to an all-inclusive, state-of-the- art campus and a highly personalized educational program that meets the needs of each student-athlete.

DME Academy is largely known for its nationally ranked basketball program, producing a long list of top-level players but has been exploring an expansion into other sports.

Co-Founder, Dan Panaggio, boasts an extensive history in basketball, having coached three NBA teams as well as a trio of the most prestigious NCAA Division I programs including Oklahoma, Indiana, and Marquette.

“We are excited to partner with IDA. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. With their licensed and international coaches and a reputation for building strong players, we believe we can change the soccer landscape together.” said Dan Panaggio

“Partnering with DME Academy will give our student-athletes a tremendous foundation for success, said Angelicola. We are very excited for the future.”

The program is set to launch this coming Fall, and is currently accepting applications.

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