DME Traveled to Montverde Academy for the SIMA Friendlies Showcase and Remains Undefeated

DME Boys Soccer during their second game in Montverde, Florida

The DME boy’s soccer team traveled to Montverde, Florida last weekend for two matches. They took on Vaughan Azzurri, from Canada, Friday night, and the following day they took on Montverde’s Sema Gold team.

The games were held at the Montverde Academy soccer fields for the SIMA Friendlies showcase, where a large crowd had gathered to watch the high level of soccer that was about to be showcased throughout the weekend. 

Friday night’s game, DME Academy struck first, with a goal from Charles Christian, the team’s newest addition, who comes all the way from Ghana. DME Academy struck again with a late goal from Pootanet Petchtae to finalize their win of 2-0. Kol Bennet was stone-cold in the net and secured another shutout on the season.

Saturday’s showdown against Montverde’s Sema Gold team was a hard-fought battle, with each team netting goals. In proving his value to the DME team, it was Christian that put one in the back of the net for the DME boys, securing the tie for the team.

DME Academy, comprised of a group of determined, dedicated, and diverse players, faced off against the nationally ranked team in this highly-anticipated match. Despite being heavily outmatched on paper, DME refused to back down and put up a fierce fight against the highly favored Montverde. When the last whistle blew, DME managed to hold their ground against the top team in the country, fighting to the end for the tie.  In DME’s augural season, they surprised spectators and teams alike. But not themselves or their coaches. 

Kioki Hutchings, Asst. Director of Soccer at DME Academy

“This weekend the boys faced many challenges and rose to the occasion during both games.” States Kioki Hutchings, Assistant Director of Soccer at DME. “They are a special group to be working with and I believe they have put DME soccer on the map after both of these battles.”

After the game, Todd Eason, Director of Soccer, and Kioki Hutchings were crowded by college scouts and coaches from Wake Forest, Notre Dame, the University of Maryland, the University of Portland, the University of South Florida, Boston College, and the University of Central, Florida, all inquiring about the star-studded DME roster. 
DME Soccer continues to make a name for itself on the field, wherever they travel to. To learn more about the young program, check it out here!

12 Athletes From DME’s Club Volleyball Program Are Selected for Florida’s “All-Area” Team

The All-Area Volleyball team has been released for local high school players and we are proud to announce that 12 DME Academy athletes have been named to the list. We are happy to celebrate these accomplished athletes. 

Out of these 12 accomplished athletes, there are also 3 individuals who have also made 1st team which automatically enters them into the drawing for player of the year, which will be decided this coming May. Taylor Timko, Sydney Moses, and Alyssa Kornegay have proven to be the best out of the best. Alyssa Kornegay has also earned the title of 6A Player of the Year.

These twelve players were not only vital to each of their DME team’s success but also to their respective high school squads. They all set great examples of work ethic, sportsmanship, and leadership. We are proud of all their accomplishments and grateful for the contributions they made to DME. Their talent and dedication will be greatly missed, but we are excited to see what they will accomplish in the future.

Congratulations to Taylor Timko, Sydney Moses, Alyssa Kornegay, Gabby Conway, Mollie Martin, Caroline Myers, Ivy Westfall, Emma Van Duesen, Emma Dhainaut, Hannah Zona, Andie Litz, and Isabel Castillon. 

Alvaro Sanchez, Director of DME Academy’s volleyball program, was recently honored with the Coach of the Year as well as 6A High School Coach of the Year. He also led his high school team to an outstanding season with the  Florida 6A State Championship. Under Sanchez’s guidance, his team developed a strong sense of teamwork and discipline, which helped them achieve success. Coach Sanchez’s players have also seen significant improvement in their skills and game strategies, thanks to his dedication and expertise. The community is proud of Coach Sanchez’s accomplishments and grateful for his contributions to the school and the sport of volleyball.

Learn more about DME Academy’s volleyball program here!

DME Boys Soccer Remains Undefeated After Intense Showcase hosted by IMG Academy

DME Boys Soccer before their first game in Bradenton, Florida

DME Academy High School boys’ soccer team arrived in sunny Bradenton, Florida ready to take on their competition at the annual IMG Cup. This year was DME’s first appearance at the showcase and despite being the underdogs, the team was determined to make a splash and prove themselves on the field. 

As the first game approached, the boys were nervous but also excited about the opportunity to showcase their skills. From the opening whistle, it was clear that DME didn’t drive 4 hours for anything less than a win. They fought hard and played with heart, and in the end, they emerged victorious with a 4-1 win over Blau Weiss Gottschee from New York City.

The second game of the tournament was no different, as the DME boys dominated on the field and secured another win, this time against another team from New York, The Smithtown Kickers. They beat the kickers with a score of 3-0. Kol Bennet proved that he was a brick wall in between the pipes for DME, not letting in any goals against them.  The team was starting to gain some momentum and their confidence was growing with each victory.

Kol Bennet stops a hard kick from their second opponent of the weekend

As the final game of the tournament approached, DME knew that they had a chance to make a statement. They took to the field with fierce determination and never let up.. In the end, their hard work paid off as they secured a 3-0 win over Cedar Stars Academy from South Hackensack, New Jersey. 

“Our final competition of the year couldn’t have finished any better for our first season. We’ve captured a lot of attention over the last five months and have been shown great respect from opponents, supporters, coaches, and peers for our performances. Although our dominant play on the field is exciting to watch, I was most impressed with how the players developed brotherhood. Throughout the season it’s hard not to notice the culture the boys created. Because of this, we’ve become very successful and we were proud to display this at the IMG Cup.” says Todd Eason, Director of Soccer at DME Academy.

Todd Eason, Director of Soccer giving a pep talk before the game

Eason goes on to say, “Of course, there were outstanding individual performances but that was consistent throughout the showcase. Many colleges have shown interest in our players and I see it being very competitive for certain players like James, Diomande, Adrian, Mikal, and Ethan.”

With the first half of the DME soccer season wrapped up, they are hopeful to remain undefeated as the second half approaches. 
If you are interested in joining the boys’ soccer team at DME Academy, you can learn more about it here!

The 3rd Annual DME Academy Jingle Jam Tournament Was Full of Talent and Competition From Over 14 Teams

DME Academy High School Girls cheer on their teammates during the 2022 Jingle Jam Tournament

DME Academy hosted the 3rd Annual Jingle Jam Tournament right before the holiday break with over 14 teams in attendance. Many traveling from around the country and one team, Recruiting Boost, traveling all the way from Australia. 

It was a highly successful event that highlighted some of the top girl’s basketball talents and gave them the opportunity to showcase their skills to college scouts and coaches.

“For it to be only the 3rd Annual Jingle Jam Tournament, we had a great turnout. It was awesome to see all the teams playing hard and leaving it all on the court. It is always a great opportunity to host a tournament on our own courts and play against different levels of competition. The coaches have already discussed our vision for the future of this tournament and our hope to expand it to 20+ teams for next year.” says Tia McMillan, DME Academy Girl’s Basketball Assistant coach. “I am really proud of how my girls battled together in the first half of the season and look forward to their growth and improvement as we move into the second half of the season.”

DME Academy Girls High School National Basketball team finished the semester undefeated at home. Their hard work and dedication are truly reflected in their 10-3 overall record going into the holiday break.

Michael Panaggio, Head Coach and Director of Girls’ Basketball, remarks, “In my opinion, Jingle Jam was a success. We had competitive games, players from around the world, and some of the largest prep schools in the country. It was great to get these talented players in front of college coaches. I believe it is an event that will continue to grow.”

Going for the jump shot against IMG

A huge thank you to all the players and coaches who were part of this incredible event and to Halifax Health for their continued partnership.

Another big thank you to the college scouts and coaches for taking the time to attend the Jingle Jam Tournament.

To learn more about DME Academy’s Girls Basketball program and upcoming camps and events, click here.

Skills & Drills

Our skills & drills will focus on the following; Competitive Mindset, Core Fundamentals, Pivot Series, Man-to-Man Principles. Skills & Drills is open to boys & girls from K-11th Grade.

Participants are split by age and skill level. each participant will receive a DME T-shirt as well.

One Session For All Ages: 5:30-7:00pm

April 3rd and 24th
May 1st and 22nd
June 5th and 26th

 

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FACILITIES

Our elite field house is home to our basketball, volleyball and performance training areas. With more than 47,000 square feet our professionally maintained facility has the latest training equipment and technology for athletes. Our facility boasts 2 full NBA courts, 5 youth courts, 7 regulation volleyball courts, a performance center, athletic training rooms and a spa.

FAQ

Skills and Drills is 6 weeks long and includes 6 sessions. 

Our groups are split by age and skill level. 

This program is designed to teach and enhance fundamental basketball concepts and skills. 

We focus on:

  • Competitive Mindset
  • Core Fundamentals
  • Pivot Series
  • Man-to-Man Principles

We are all currently facing times of uncertainty. We all continue to look ahead with optimism while knowing the need for flexibility if things should change. We also realize that the desire for many to keep improving, even during difficult periods, is a constant. And that is why we are offering worry-free booking options, if for any reason we cancel the event, you will receive a full refund (minus credit card processing fees).

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DME Girls Team Camp Tournament

Join us for our DME Girls Team Camp Tournament! This tournament for high school females will be played on June 17th - 19th, 2022.

Friday, the 17th: 12pm-8pm

Saturday, the 18th: 8am-8pm

Sunday, the 19th: 8am-6pm

The Field House

Our elite field house is home to our basketball, volleyball and performance training areas. With more than 47,000 square feet our professionally maintained facility has the latest training equipment and technology for athletes. Our facility boasts 2 full NBA courts, 5 youth courts, 7 regulation volleyball courts, a performance center, athletic training rooms and a spa.

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FAQ

This tournament costs $400.

Click here to register for the DME Girls Team Camp Tournament!

High school females are welcome to play!

Eat To Win with Stacey Scrabis

Registered Dietician, Sports Nutrition

DME athletes and families, join Stacey Scrabis as she teaches the tips and tricks to maximizing your nutrition for winning results.

Wednesday, February 23rd

Daytona Fieldhouse

7:00PM

2441 Bellevue Ave, Daytona Beach

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this event is in partnership with our partner, Halifax Health

Beach Tournaments

DME Beach Volleyball

Saturday, October 29th, 2022

10 AM 

Co-Ed 4's

$100 entry fee (Half priced for teams dressed in costume)

Pool play followed by single elimination playoffs.

7 PM 

Co-Ed 2's

$60 entry fee (Half priced fro teams dressed in costume)

Pool play followed by single elimination playoffs

 

Coed 4's

October 29th at 10am -$100 entry fee (half price for teams dressed in costume) – Pool Play followed by single elimination playoffs.

Coed 2’s

October 29th at 7pm -$60 entry fee (half price for teams dressed in costume) – Pool Play followed by single elimination playoffs.

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The DME Outdoor Grounds

With 4 sand/beach volleyball courts on site and a 60x40 turf field used for soccer and outdoor performance training, the DME Academy continues to expand. We also have access to 14 beach volleyball courts on Daytona Beach.

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FAQ

September 26th
October 31st

We welcome all players ranging from 8-18 years of age. 

The cost of these tournaments vary. Click here for more information!

Nope! We welcome all skill levels and pride ourselves on our development techniques that are perfect for beginners. 

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Beach and Ball Classic

Powered by Halifax Health

December 7th - 11th, 2022
Post Grad/High School National/High School Regional
$500 Entry Fee
3 Games each
In order to get your team's tournament T-shirt you must prove your traveling party is staying at our Tournament Hotels!

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HOTEL INFORMATION

We are the official hotel booking partner for DME Academy and the Beach and Ball Classic! Please take a look at the hotel options listed on the booking portal here and pick the hotel that suits your needs the best. This event has a Stay-To-Play policy. If your team is located outside 75 miles of the event location, you will be required to stay at one of the tournament-approved hotels. Your team may be asked to provide proof of hotel registration prior to the event. If you do not book through DME/Pellucid Travel there will be an assessed fee for avoiding the process without approval.

Rooming lists are due by 11/23 and the cutoff date for all properties is 11/25. If you need to come early, extend your stay, or need a different room type please complete This Form for assistance. We have worked hard to provide a variety of hotels in different locations to hopefully meet your needs. Our mission is to make your lodging experience a great one!

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Official Healthcare Provider Of DME Academy

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Halifax Health has been caring for Volusia & Flagler county residents since 1928. Their mission is to be the community healthcare leader through exceptional talent and superior patient centered service delivered in a financially sustainable manner. As a leading employer in the area with 500+ physicians, representing 54 subspecialties, their track record and service to the community is admirable.

As the official healthcare provider for DME Academy, this mutually beneficial relationship aligns two great companies in the Daytona Beach area.

 

Halifax Health Benefits For The DME Family

Halifax Health will provide a medical advisory council consisting of 5 members. Physicians and community health managers will meet with DME leadership and advise on all health protocols and provide up to date and newly established injury research. Learn more about our medical advisory council here!

Halifax Health will provide a liaison for injured DME Academy students-athletes.

Halifax Health will provide fitness assessments on all incoming DME Academy student-athletes upon request as well as provide nutrition education once per season, per sport.

Halifax Health will provide annual Basic Life Saving Skills training for DME staff and coaches as well as make telemedicine services available to DME Academy student-athletes at usual and customary rates.

Halifax Health will provide medical personnel at select DME events.

FAQ

The team entry fee is $500 and includes 3 games.

The registration deadline is November 22, 2022. Register your team here.

This event has a Stay-To-Play policy. If your team is located outside 75 miles of the event location, you will be required to stay at one of the tournament-approved hotels. Your team may be asked to provide proof of hotel registration prior to the event. If you do not book through DME/Pellucid Travel there will be an assessed fee for avoiding the process without approval. 
 
 
 

We are expecting 40+ teams for this tournament! You can reach out to our tournament direction, Matt Panaggio, for more information.

We will release the schedule and bracket 3-7 days in advance of the tournament.

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Jingle Jam Tournament

Compete against some of the top teams in the country!

December 15th - 17th, 2022
Girls High School, Prep, FHSAA & NFHS
$400 Entry Fee
3 Games each

REGISTRATION DEADLINE 12/14

Register Online Now!

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HOTEL INFORMATION

We are the official hotel booking partner for DME Academy and the Jingle Jam! This event has a Stay-To-Play policy. If your team is located outside 75 miles of the event location, you will be required to stay at one of the tournament-approved hotels. Your team may be asked to provide proof of hotel registration prior to the event. If you do not book through DME/Pellucid Travel there will be an assessed fee for avoiding the process without approval.

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FAQ

The team entry fee is $400 and includes 3 games.

The registration deadline is December 14, 2022. Register your team here.

This event has a Stay-To-Play policy. If your team is located outside 75 miles of the event location, you will be required to stay at one of the tournament-approved hotels. Your team may be asked to provide proof of hotel registration prior to the event. If you do not book through DME/Pellucid Travel there will be an assessed fee for avoiding the process without approval.

Book Now!

We are expecting 40+ teams for this tournament! You can reach out to our tournament direction, Matt Panaggio, for more information.

We will release the schedule and bracket 3-7 days in advance of the tournament.

We are all currently facing times of uncertainty. We all continue to look ahead with optimism while knowing the need for flexibility if things should change. We also realize that the desire for many to keep improving, even during difficult periods, is a constant. And that is why we are offering worry-free booking options, if for any reason we cancel the event, you will receive a full refund (minus credit card processing fees).

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