Reach the Pinnacle of Your Hockey Potential

Mentorship & Development for Maximum Gains

About Our Hockey Program

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.

Hockey Academy Programs Available

August - May

Tier I Package: 5 days/week (M-F) 


The Benefits of Playing Hockey AT DME


DME hockey athletes are immersed in their training. With sound competition, a robust training schedule on the ice, advanced strength and conditioning program off the ice, and a leadership team with NHL roots, we get athletes ready for the next level. 

What Makes DME Hockey Unique?

Facilities & Technology

The DME Ice Arena is home to one NHL regulation-size sheet of ice and boasts more than 25,000 square feet of space. Our two weight rooms on campus, spa and recovery facility and audio/visual center for video analysis makes DME of of the most unique training grounds around. 


With decades of NHL experience, our hand selected staff is aggregated by legendary coach Dan Panaggio. The Hockey division is lead by former NHL Stanley Cup Champion Eric Perrin. As a leader, both on the ice and in the locker room, Eric is known for his positive attitude and professionalism.

Foundational Training

We focus on the foundational game & skill development of each and every player that comes to our Academy. On the ice, we focus on specific skills that relate to on ice scenarios. Off the ice, our advanced strength and conditioning programs set aspiring athletes up for peak performance.

Program Leadership

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. 


Day In The Life Of A Hockey Athlete AT DME

Tier I Full-Time Hockey Academy Student-Athletes 

Morning Session: Monday - Friday 

Arrive At Daytona Ice Arena: 6:45AM

7:00AM - 9:00AM TRAINING 


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.


Hockey FAQ

On and off ice training 5 days per week from August 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.

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