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About Our High School Basketball Program

The DME Basketball Program is one of the most elite programs in the United States. We compete with the best programs in the country, including the likes of IMG Academy & MountVerde. With a proven balance of academic and athletic success, our students are stretching their limits each and every year. With an elite facility, NBA roots and a track record of success, we help aspiring athletes fulfill their dreams.

 

 

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The Benefits of Playing Basketball AT DME

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DME athletes are immersed in their training. With elite competition, a robust training schedule on the court, advanced strength and conditioning program, shooting lab focused on the mechanics of basketball and a leadership team with NBA roots, we get athletes ready for the next level. 

Program Details

What Makes DME Basketball Unique?

Facilities & Technology

With two full NBA courts, five youth basketball courts, a shooting lab, two weight rooms, a spa and recovery facility and audio/visual center for video analysis, DME has a training facility that competes with most collegiate programs.

Staff

With decades of NBA experience, our hand selected staff is aggregated by legendary coach Dan Panaggio. With years of professional experience our team brings out the best in student-athletes as we continually compete with the best of the best.

Competition

DME student-athletes come to Daytona from across the Globe. Training every day with motivated athletes prepares us for the tough competition that we face on the court. We line up against top programs like IMG Academy & Mountverde every year.

Mindfulness Methodology

We believe that a positive & nurturing environment brings out the best in all athletes. Positive words have an encouraging impact on a person's confidence and are vital for healthy development. Our mindfulness methodology is engrained in our program. 

Off Court Training

We focus just as much time into the development of our athletes off the court as we do on it. We offer advanced strength and conditioning programs, an elite sports performance facility, mental training sessions & video technology to give an edge to our aspiring student- athletes.

Alumni & Relationships

We have roots within the NBA, giving student-athletes a unique perspective into the highest level of competition in the world.  With dozens of former DME athletes playing at top programs, our network is vast, growing and our relationships are strong.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL FAQ

On average we typically have 100+ coaches a year come to DME. They watch our team's practices and games.

We play 30 games and approximately 5 national tournaments.

View the 2021 season calendar here!

Our brand new 18,000 square feet dormitory is now open! This 80-bed dormitory hosts two student lounges, a fully equipped commercial kitchen, a large cafeteria, an onsite laundry facility, a conference room, a learning center, an outdoor court, and more. We also have 2 private chefs that provide a 3/meals per day meal plan that is designed with the unique needs of a growing competitive student-athlete.

This is a sample weekday at DME Academy. Our Post Grad and High School Teams get 2 hours each day of team practice, 2 hours of skill development and 1 hr of strength & conditioning. All of our wellness offerings are available by appointment for our student-athletes. 
 
Breakfast / 7:00 - 7:45am
Academics / 8:00 - 10:00am
Team Practice / 10:00 - 11:45am
Strength & Conditioning / 11:45 - 12:30pm
Lunch / 12:30 - 1:00pm
Academics / 1:00 - 3:15pm
Individual Skill Development / 3:15 - 4:00pm
Rest & Recovery / 4:00 - 5:30pm
Dinner / 5:30 - 6:30pm
Evening Study (SAT& ACT Prep) / 7:30 - 9:00pm

Tuition varies by sport & program length. Programs range from $12,500 to $49,000. Please contact a student-athlete advisor to start your journey by filling out the form below.

Yes, scholarships are available based on financial need, athletic ability, character and academic success. 

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