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Sports Performance & Sports Medicine

Sports Performance Mission

The DME Academy Sports Performance department designs and implements year-round and sport-specific training programs for full-time student-athletes. Each training program is designed to enhance all aspects of general athleticism from speed, agility, total body strength, explosiveness, work capacity/conditioning mental & nutritional programming, proper rest & recovery methods, and injury prevention.

 

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Pillars of Our Performance Program
Total Body Strength Speed Agility
Work Capacity Power & Explosiveness 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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Alex Richard, MS, CSCS
Director of Sports Performance 

Alex is in his first year as the Director of Sports Performance at DME Academy.

Alex joins DME after a five year stint at Southern Miss where he was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for men’s basketball and women’s soccer. Richard also worked with women’s basketball, men’s tennis, women’s volleyball, and football while at Southern Miss.

Alex graduated with his masters degree in exercise science from Southern Miss in 2018. He graduated with his bachelors degree in Health Promotion & Wellness from Wisconsin Steven’s Point in 2016. While at UWSP, Alex was a four year member of the men’s basketball team. Richard was a captain and leading scorer of the 2015 NCAA Division III National Championship team.

Alex is a certified strength & conditioning specialist from the NSCA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Andrew Hayden, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine University of Florida   College of Medicine

Andrew Hayden, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-eligible orthopedic surgeon at UF Health Orthopaedics - Medical Center of Deltona who specializes in sports medicine and uses minimally invasive techniques to treat injuries and conditions of the knee, shoulder, hip, and elbow. Dr. Hayden is an expert shoulder and knee surgeon with specialty training in the rotator cuff, labrum, ACL, meniscus, and cartilage injuries. He also offers minimally
invasive joint replacement of the shoulder, knee, and hip. Dr. Hayden is committed to providing patient-centered care and partners with each patient to develop an individualized care plan that meets their needs and gets them back to enjoying the activities they love. Prior to joining UF Health, Dr. Hayden attended the University of Florida, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in exercise physiology. He earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida before
completing his orthopedic surgical residency at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. Following his orthopedic residency, he was selected to pursue subspecialized training in sports medicine at Emory University. During his time in Atlanta, he served as a team physician for the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Hawks, as well as Georgia Tech football and basketball. Dr. Hayden served in multiple leadership roles throughout his training, including as academic chief resident and president of the Gamma chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Hayden is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and the American Medical Association.

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