On June 19-23, DME Academy hosted its first-ever lacrosse camp at their campus in Daytona Beach in partnership with The Defensive Academy.
Kyle Hartzell, Redwoods Lacrosse Club Long Stick Middie, and his crew of stud professional players, directed a four-day boys lacrosse camp that Floridians, especially, were in need of in their area. Hartzell said, “We moved our overnight camp out here to DME Academy because we had such a big ask to get out here to Florida.”
The camp focused on all parts of the defensive position, from close-defense fundamentals to transitioning the ball up the field and being a scoring threat. Aside from the on-field instruction, campers took part in ‘chalk talk’, film sessions, speed and agility training, and fun competitions against the pro players.
The Defensive Academy Lacrosse camp gave athletes a taste of what playing lacrosse at the college and professional levels looks like, and DME Academy proved to be the perfect setting for that. With everything that a college campus would have, including dorms, cafeteria, top-of-the-line athletic fields, indoor performance center, training rooms, and classrooms, the campers were able to get the full, elite experience.
After such a successful week of lacrosse and sun in Daytona, there’s no doubt that DME Academy will look to host more lacrosse camps and events in the near future. To stay in the loop, sign up for our newsletter here.
DME Academy, the premier basketball, soccer, volleyball, and baseball Academy in Daytona, Florida, is expanding its horizons by hosting a lacrosse camp this summer in partnership with Defensive Academy.
DME has gained a reputation for excellence in high school athletics and academics, with top-level coaches, state-of-the-art facilities, and records to match. With the addition of the lacrosse camp, the school aims to provide young athletes with a new and exciting opportunity to develop their skills.
The lacrosse camp will take place over a four-day period, from June 19th to June 22nd, 2023. The camp will be open to boys aged 12-18 who want to excel in the defensive positions of lacrosse. These include long-stick midfielders and defensemen. Participants will receive top-level coaching from professional lacrosse coaches including Kyle Hartzell, who currently plays for the Redwoods Lacrosse Club, is the head coach for the University of Texas and is a USA Gold Medalist. They’ll also utilize DME Academy’s world-class training facilities, dormitory, and cafeteria, and have the opportunity to experience surrounding attractions, like Daytona Beach.
“We’re excited to be branching out into lacrosse,” said Dan Panaggio, Owner and Founder of DME Academy. “We’re always looking for ways to provide our athletes with new opportunities to grow and develop, and lacrosse is a natural fit here in Florida. We’re confident that the camp will be a great success, and we look forward to welcoming young athletes from across the country.”
Registration for the lacrosse camp is now open, and interested athletes can sign up on the DME Academy website. Spaces are limited, so interested parties are encouraged to register as soon as possible.