Performance & Athletic Training

Where Technology and Methodology Collide

Performance training is now a year-round regimen designed to keep your body primed throughout the year. Sport-specific and position-specific training is changing the way athletes elevate their game. At DME, performance training off the court or field is equally as important in an athletes development. Our performance programs cover everything. This includes: speed, agility, endurance, mental & nutritional programming, proper rest & recovery methods and injury prevention.


Pilars of Our Performance Program
Endurance Speed Agility
Mental Preparation Nutrition Rest & Recovery

Our Facilities

Our elite facilities consist of a 47,000 square foot Field House which features 7 basketball courts and a strength and conditioning center. With 7 volleyball courts on campus, four sand/beach courts, and a 60x40 turf field used for performance training, athletes are training on state of the art equipment. Additionally, DME boasts a  wellness center & spa and 25,000 square foot Ice Arena for our hockey program.

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Performance Team Leadership

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Gavin Metz

Head of Strength and Conditioning, Former college soccer player from Columbus, Ohio, whose passion for strength and conditioning began while playing at Anderson University in South Carolina. He won three conference titles and was part of multiple NCAA tournament runs. He began as a National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA CSCS) and later added the Titleist Performance Institute Level 2 Certified Golf Fitness Professional as well. His time working with golfers and other athletes has given him a refined eye for movement and developing athletes, and Gavin is excited to use his expertise to mold and develop athletes here at DME.

Drawing on his own experience, Gavin knows what it takes to excel at the college level. His success on the field and in strength training and development brings a whole new dynamic to DME’s weight room and athletic programs.

Keeley Shaye Smith


Head of Athletic Training

Graduated from Florida Southern College with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training & minor in Exercise Science. Smith earned 1200+ clinical hours working with high school football, NCAA DII Women’s Basketball, and NCAA DII Women’s Lacrosse programs  while at FSC. She then spent time working with the Colorado State University Football program.

Keeley also received her Master of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Health and Wellness from EKU. While there, she worked at The Lexington Clinic Orthopedics- Sports Medicine as a graduate assistant.

Smith currently holds Athletic Trainer Licensure in Florida and Kentucky and is certified through the Board of Certification in Athletic Training.


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