The DME Hockey Academy is designed for dedicated student-athletes that want to develop their fundamental hockey skills through an advanced training program. Under the instruction and mentorship of former NHL Stanley Cup Champion Eric Perrin, our training grounds combine innovative on and off-ice training and instruction.
Tier I Package: 5 days/week (M-F)
Tier II Package: 2 days/week (T/TH)
Eric Perrin is the Director of Hockey at DME Academy.
As a native of Montreal, Canada, Eric fell for hockey at a young age and learned to skate at the age 5. Eric’s love for the game has taken him across Canada, Europe and the U.S. He was won many individual awards and more importantly, been a part of very successful teams that have won the NHL Stanley Cup (Tampa Bay Lightning) and the European Cup (JYP/Finland). Post-playing career, Eric became involved in community events such as Public Appearances, Motivational Speaking and Volunteering for the The Tampa Bay Lightning.
As a leader, both on the ice and in the locker room, Eric is known for his positive attitude and professionalism. He helps all hockey athletes prepare their mind and body for the grueling sport of hockey.
Tier I Full-Time Hockey Academy Student-Athletes
Morning Session: Monday - Friday
Arrive At Daytona Ice Arena: 6:45AM
7:00AM - 9:00AM TRAINING
7:45AM ON ICE TRAINING BEGINS
Morning training begins with off ice and on ice warm ups. On ice hockey training and skills development sessions happen daily and last between one & one and a half hours. Programming follows the American Development Model (ADM) and other successful youth hockey program components concentrating on fundamental hockey skills.
* Three days per week - athletes will participate in off-ice skills development training sessions that will reinforce hockey fundamentals.
* Weekly sessions take place where athletes attend off ice “Chalk Talk” conversations focusing on game/individual situations, team structure and positional play.
Post Morning Session:
DME student-athletes are transported back to campus to focus on their DME Xceed Academy school requirements.
On and off ice training 2 or 5 days per week from September through May as well as access to DME performance training facilities on campus.
Additionally, student-athletes are able to participate in our full Academic offering. You can learn more about academics at DME here.
PeeWee - U18
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.
No, Attending the Xceed DME Academy is optional.
The program costs between $5,500-$10,000 if you are not attending the academic program at DME Academy.