DME Academy Invests in Soccer Program With New Regulation-Sized Turf Field
DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida continues to expand its campus with a brand new regulation-sized turf field showing it is 100% committed to student-athlete progression. DME is making significant strides in its commitment to providing top-notch facilities for athletes. The latest addition to the campus in Daytona Beach, Florida is an impressive 75,000+ sq. ft. turf soccer field, which completed construction on May 24th, 2023. The new field will not only serve as the venue for our Middle School and High School soccer games next season but will also host the highly anticipated Soccer Summer Prep camp from June 25th – July 22nd.
“The installation of a turf soccer field at our Daytona Beach DME Academy campus is a testament to our institution’s dedication to fostering excellence in soccer,” says Dan Panaggio, CEO of DME Academy. “With its durable and versatile surface, the turf field will offer a consistent and high-quality playing surface for student-athletes trying to reach the next level.”
This state-of-the-art facility will enhance training sessions, allowing players to sharpen their skills and elevate their game to new heights. Additionally, the field’s synthetic nature ensures reliable performance, regardless of weather conditions, making it a perfect venue for competitive matches. The addition of lights will also make it possible to host games at night, even when the days get shorter in the winter.
The investment that DME has made into our growing soccer program has shown how serious we are in developing our student-athletes,” says Todd Eason, Director of Soccer at DME Academy. “The state-of-the-art soccer facility is a game-changer for the soccer program. Our ability to now host high-level competitions, offer showcase events, and provide regular training on a regulation-sized field, will only bring more recognition to DME Academy’s soccer program.”
The significance of the new turf soccer field goes beyond mere convenience. By hosting the Soccer Summer Prep camp on this exceptional playing surface, DME Academy is providing a platform for aspiring young athletes to refine their abilities under expert guidance. The camp will attract talented soccer players from across the globe, creating a vibrant and competitive environment for skill development. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experienced coaches and engage in rigorous training sessions, preparing them for the challenges of competitive soccer and getting them ready for the collegiate level.
Interested in playing soccer at DME Academy? Find out more about our program here!
With more than 200 fans & supporters in attendance, the match between DME Academy and the Next Generation 04/05 team from Sarasota, FL was a huge success. This exhibition was of course about soccer but more importantly, it was an opportunity to build culture and showcase the vision for the partnership between DME Academy in Daytona and DME Academy in Sarasota. With Carousel’s Icery on hand, games for the kids, candy stations, apparel for purchase, and all proceeds going to fund the Sarasota club’s tournament participation, it was a great experience for everyone in attendance.
The match itself featured some hard-nosed play and boasted some incredible soccer by both teams. The DME Academy boys found the back of the net with some dynamic play and cool finishing. Next Generation soccer fought hard but in the end, we ended up winning with a score of 6-0.
“We were happy to take the bus down here and scrimmage Sarasota. That team is strong & they played well. There are some really good players here already and we’re going to keep building the DME Soccer program across this state. Thank you for the hospitality to JT, Jared, and the rest of the Sarasota team that organized the event. We’ll definitely be back down or have the boys up to our field to play soon.” says, Todd Eason, Director of Soccer at DME Academy.
This game is much more about opportunities and pathways than it is about the scoreline. Some of the Sarasota boys are already guests playing with the National team here at DME. The goal of this event was set up to unite the two clubs and show everyone the vision and possible pathways for committed and skilled soccer players in all of Southern-Central Florida.
The DME Academy boys’ U19 soccer team has clinched the prestigious Easter International Cup in Kissimmee, Florida. The competition was held from April 5th to April 8th, 2023, and featured over 200 top youth soccer teams from across the country and 25 international teams. DME put on a remarkable performance throughout the tournament, showcasing their talent and skill on the pitch. The team, led by experienced soccer coach Todd Eason, emerged victorious in the final match against Florida Rush, winning 6-1.
“As our season starts winding down, participating in this tournament showed just how talented our boys are. This group continues to impress me with their passion for competition and overall durability,” said Todd Eason, Director of Soccer at DME Academy. “Five games in four days under the Florida heat, against prominent clubs is not easy. So, I can’t say enough about this group. They have exceeded my expectations and it’s been a great honor to work with these high-level players.”
DME Academy has quickly made a name for itself as a leading soccer program in Florida, attracting some of the most promising young players from across the country and overseas. The academy is known for its commitment to developing well-rounded soccer players who excel on the pitch and prioritize academic excellence and character development. The Easter International Cup win is a testament to DME’s dedication to cultivating talented soccer players who can perform at the highest level while upholding core values such as teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship.
The victory at the Easter International Cup is a significant achievement for DME Academy’s budding soccer program, providing a major boost to the players’ confidence and motivation. The win also serves as a testament to the coaching staff’s hard work and dedication to developing young soccer players. The Easter International Cup victory is a major milestone for the DME Academy, cementing its status as one of the top youth soccer programs in the country.
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Date: April 20th
Time: 7:15 PM
Location: 1370 Gun Club Road, Sarasota, FL 34232
The 04/05/06 Next Generation Soccer Academy team, now DME Academy, Sarasota, will take on the undefeated DME Academy High School National Soccer Team on April 20th in Sarasota. This soccer friendly will kick off the relationship and provide many opportunities for athletes from the Sarasota area. DME entered the Southwest Florida soccer scene last month with the acquisition of Next Generation Soccer Academy, bringing in its coaching philosophy, resources, and pathway opportunities to local athletes.
In the future, athletes from DME Academy, Sarasota will have the opportunity to earn a “call up” to the main campus and play for the National High School Team as they travel the country for showcase events and games. Additionally, Sarasota athletes can attend camps and clinics in Daytona at discounted rates, as well as participate in our intimate college showcases held on campus.
Director of Soccer Todd Eason and Head Coach Thales Peterson will be at the event to meet athletes, parents, and Sarasota coaches. “We can’t wait to get there and meet our Sarasota athletes. The future is bright for DME Academy soccer and this is just another step to expanding our program,” says Todd Eason.
“We are pumped to have Todd and his team visit us here in Sarasota. We share a vision of aligning the programs so that athletes from Sarasota have local, national, and international opportunities via the DME umbrella. This collaboration is a great example of pathways that exist now for Next Gen and future DME players in Sarasota. I can’t wait to see the Next Generation players compete and show off their talent this April,” says Jared Antista, Co-Owner of DME Academy Sarasota.
Join us on April 20th for a fun-filled soccer night and meet the DME Academy Team!
DME Academy is excited to announce its intense Summer Prep Soccer Camp, which will run from June 25th-July 22nd. The camp is open to boy and girl players of all skill levels who want to take their soccer game to the next level. The camp will be held at the DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida, and will run for a total of four weeks. Campers will have the option to select from a single-week camp to a multi-week camp. During this time, players will receive top-notch training and coaching from experienced soccer coaches who have played at the professional level.
The soccer camp will feature a rigorous training program that focuses on developing players’ technical skills, tactical awareness, and physical fitness. Each day, players will participate in multiple training sessions designed to challenge and help them improve. They will also have the opportunity to participate in scrimmages and games, allowing them to put their skills to the test in a competitive environment.
The camp will be run by DME Academy’s Director of Soccer, Todd Eason, and head coach Thales Peterson. The camp will consist of two on-field practices per day, four strength and conditioning workouts per week, and beach workouts on Daytona Beach.
In addition to the on-field training, the soccer camp will also provide players with access to a range of off-field resources. These include personal development sessions, such as leadership and mental skills training sessions that will help players develop the mental toughness and focus needed to succeed at the highest levels of the game.
For campers who would also like to practice their English during their week of camp, DME also offers ESL (English as a Second Language) courses during the week of camp. Overall, this intense soccer camp promises to be an unforgettable experience for players who are looking to take their game to the next level.
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Daytona Beach, Florida – Steel Sports, a leading sports camp and training organization, is thrilled to announce the upcoming Xperience Camp at the DME Academy’s state-of-the-art facilities in Daytona Beach, Florida. The camp will take place over a 4-day period, from June 25-29, 2023, and is open to boys and girls of all skill levels between the ages of 7-18.
Steel Sports provides high-quality training and development programs that focus on building character, discipline, and teamwork, as well as athletic skills. The Xperience Camps are designed to give players a comprehensive soccer experience that includes skill-building sessions, tactical training, small-sided games, and scrimmages. Campers will also have access to top-of-the-line facilities, including high-quality turf fields, athletic training facilities, and comfortable accommodations.
“We are excited to bring our Xperience Camp to DME Academy in Daytona Beach,” said Martin Brown, President and CEO of Steel Sports. “This is an opportunity for young athletes to immerse themselves in the sport they love while developing their skills and building lasting relationships with their peers. Our experienced coaching staff is passionate about providing a positive and supportive environment that encourages growth and development on and off the field.”
DME Academy provides a perfect setting for the Xperience Camp, with its top-notch facilities and prime location in Daytona Beach. The Academy has a rich tradition of excellence in sports and education, and its mission aligns perfectly with Steel Sports’ values of creating opportunities for young athletes to reach their full potential.
“We are thrilled to welcome Steel Sports and their Xperience Camp to our facilities,” said Dan Panaggio, Co-Owner of DME Academy. “This is a fantastic opportunity for young soccer players in our area to train with some of the best coaches in the country and develop their skills in a fun and supportive environment. We look forward to a successful camp and a long-lasting partnership with Steel Sports.”
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To learn more about the Steel Sports Xperience Camp at DME Academy, visit steelsports.com/xperience.
About Steel Sports
Steel Sports is a social impact organization with the mission of inspiring youth to reach their potential, on and off the field, by developing them as athletes and people through the Steel Sports Coaching System. Through its “Kids First” approach, Steel Sports is establishing a new standard in youth sports and coaching, forging the next generation of leaders by instilling Steel Sports’ core values: Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, and Commitment. Steel Sports creates a positive and fun youth sports experience for over 100,000 athletes each year through club teams, tournaments, camps, clinics and more. For additional information, visit steelsports.com.
About DME Academy
DME Academy is a premier sports and education facility located in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Academy provides a range of sports programs for athletes of all ages and skill levels, as well as top-notch educational opportunities. DME Sports Academy’s mission is to empower young athletes to reach their full potential on and off the field. To learn more, visit www.dmeacademy.com.
DME Academy – Sarasota, which consists of a tri-venture ownership group including DME Academy, IOI Ventures & Antista Enterprises, has acquired Next Generation Soccer Academy out of Sarasota, Florida, effective immediately.
Next Generation Soccer Academy is a well-established and respected soccer club that has been providing high-quality training and development programs to youth soccer athletes. With this acquisition, DME Academy will expand its reach into the Sarasota area, offering unique and effective training programs to more young athletes looking to expand their competitive soccer path further.
“We’re excited to bring our training methodology, player pathways, winning culture, financial support, and passion for athlete development to the existing customers of Next Generation Soccer Academy. What Adam DeClerico, the founder of Next Generation Soccer Academy, and his team did in such a short period of time is inspiring. He disrupted the market and put a spotlight on an antiquated youth soccer model in our area. That said, we are only just getting started, and our goal of supporting passionate and committed players and their families is the true motivator for our team,” says Jared Antista, CEO of IOI Ventures and acting General Manager for DME Academy – Sarasota.
As DME takes over the operations of Next Generation Soccer Academy, the plan is to finish up the 22/23 season in accordance with the current plans that customers are expecting. DME’s history of success, established leadership, proven coaching methodology, unique player pathway opportunities, and strong industry network will be paired with the sports marketing and sales experience of IOI. This pairing with give young athletes more opportunities and support that many local clubs simply can’t offer. DME Academy – Sarasota will be hosting a series of in-person meetings, free training sessions, and virtual webinars for both current and interested players from Tampa Bay to Ft. Myers over the coming months. Discussion points during these meetings will include coaching details, style of play, leadership introductions, our commitment to proper communication with customers, league, tournament, and scrimmage details, and player development both on and off the field.
DeClerico expressed his excitement about the acquisition. He said, “DME represents all of the same standards that are part of the NextGen foundation. We are ecstatic for the future of the Academy and its athletes and know that DME can help take things to the next level -opening many doors for our athletes.”
DeClerico will move forward with a new venture, Linea (www.golinea.us). During his time running NextGen, he identified a huge gap in the youth sports software management space. “Linea is a SaaS company designed to streamline and improve the management of youth sports clubs, beginning with soccer. With the same startup concepts that made NextGen a success, we aim to revolutionize the youth sports industry and make it more accessible and efficient for everyone involved,” DeClerico added.
“There is a lot of work to be done. Our priorities are to the current customers of Next Generation Soccer Academy. Sharing our vision, answering questions, hearing their ideas, and discussing our approach to youth soccer & player development is priority number one for us,” says DME Academy Founder Dan Panaggio.
DME Academy is an elite, multi-sport training and educational institution designed for student-athletes who are looking to reach their ultimate potential, harness their strengths, and achieve their goals. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, our full-time academy offers a wide variety of programming, from our 6th-12th grade co-ed boarding school and post-grad programs to year-round camps, tournaments, team events, and collegiate and professional training. Already on the national stage in many sports, with the likes of IMG Academy and Montverde Academy, this brand is on the rise and impacting student-athletes from all over the world. Founded by brothers Mike and Dan Panaggio, DME has grown significantly over the past few years. With NBA coaching experience and a passion for helping student-athletes reach their goals- DME is living up to its tagline of “Igniting The Dream” for all.
IOI Ventures, which stands for Integrity Over Income, is a digital marketing and sales company focused on the youth sports industry. With a goal of helping SMBs beat larger companies through innovative marketing and lead generation efforts, they’ve quickly grown to 20 employees and helped dozens of sports companies including SMC Soccer Tournaments, Super Soccer Stars, Surf Soccer Club, DME Academy, International Development Academies, Challenger Sports, Under Armour Flag Football, and Black Bear Sports Group.
To learn more about DME Academy – Sarasota, please visit: http://dmeacademysarasota.com/
or contact: Jared Antista, em: email@example.com, ph: 603-401-1090
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DME Academy – Sarasota Hires USSF A-Licensed Coach Jake Provan to Coaching Leadership Staff as Strategic Advisor
Jake Provan played collegiate soccer at D1 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was the leading goal scorer, point leader, captain, three-time all-academic-student athlete, and a 5-time all-tournament selection. Jake went on to win 2 professional league championships with the A-League in 1997 & MISL in 2001. After professional soccer, Jake was a 2 time US National Amateur champion and 1-time Amateur US National Open Cup Champion.
In addition, to his impressive playing career, Provan has built a reputation for building strong teams in both men’s & women’s soccer. Jake directed and coached across various levels including ECNL, DA, and NPL in Wisconsin and Florida. He also spent two years at IMG Academy as a Head Coach for the USSSDA U17 team where he developed the #1 and #2 leading goals scorers in the entire U17 Girls DA league in 2017-2018. In 2022, Jake led his U19 team to the Florida State Cup Champions. In just two years, he was able to turn the team around through player recruitment and earn a place in one of the most competitive states for youth soccer.
Jake, who holds an M.S. in Business Marketing & Education from the University of Wisconson – Whitewater, stated, “I look forward to contributing to the success and growth of DME Academy – Sarasota, strategically and tactically while fostering an exciting soccer development opportunity for high-level talented coaches and players.”
At DME Academy – Sarasota, Jake will help shape the program philosophy including coaching tactics, player recruitment, and development. “Super pumped to bring Jake on board. He knows the game, he’s committed to success, shares a winning attitude, and has a strong history of building impressive teams. He’ll act in a strategic role as we build to the ‘23 season and our team is thrilled to get him on board,” says Jared Antista Co-Founder of DME Academy -Sarasota.
To see if your athlete fits our program visit our player recruitment page here!
Wayne Ramsey comes to DME Academy – Sarasota with an impressive background. Ramsey is the current Head Coach for the ODA Varsity Girl’s Program and holds an Advanced National Diploma from NSCAA. Ramsey minded the net for The College of New Jersey from 1979-1982 and averaged less than a goal per game allowed. He was invited to play for the Tampa Bay Rowdies after college but an injury cut his career short.
“I am excited to work with DME and bring my experience, knowledge, and passion for teaching the art of goalkeeping to the goalkeepers in the Sarasota area. There is a lot of talent in this area and I think my experience will help them amplify their game,” says Mr. Ramsey.
At DME Academy – Sarasota, Wayne will run a unique goalie-specific training component for our club members. Athletes of specific ages will work with Wayne each week on skill development, footwork, angles, dynamic movement, and hand-eye coordination.
“Wayne was an introduction from a friend and we instantly hit it off. He knows his stuff, cares about the often overlooked goalies in our game, and wants to give back to the local community,” says Jared Antista Co-Founder of DME Academy -Sarasota.
Ramsey has held many coaching jobs over the years including the Head Coach for the NJ Stallions Professional Team, and most notably as a Division 1 Men’s Head Soccer Coach for Monmouth University, in N.J. Wayne also holds a Master’s Degree in Education and has spent years as an educator.
To see if your athlete fits our program visit our player recruitment page here!
Daytona Beach, FL – DME Academy is excited to announce the hiring of Thales Peterson as Head Soccer Coach. Peterson is set to take over the reins of DME Academy’s fast-growing soccer program on May 15th. Peterson brings a wealth of soccer experience to the program and possesses strong leadership qualities that had him pegged for the position.
Peterson comes to DME Academy with an impressive coaching background. He has been coaching at various youth and professional levels for decades and holds a USSF A License.
Peterson began his career as an Assistant Coach at the Empire Strykers (then named the Ontario Fury) in Ontario, California, and spent 13 years with FC Golden State, helping to build the youth program from scratch. Today, the club features thousands of players, many of which are MLS Next status. After his tenure with the Empire Strykers, Peterson was named head coach for the professional soccer club, Los Angeles Force, which plays in the National Independent Soccer Association out of Los Angeles, California. Most recently, he was the Girls Director and Head Coach at an ECNL-R club in the Sarasota, Florida area. Peterson is well-respected in the soccer community and has a proven track record of developing players and producing winning teams.
“We are thrilled to have Thales Peterson join the DME Academy family as our Head Soccer Coach,” said Todd Eason, Director of Soccer at DME Academy. “His extensive coaching experience, passion for the game, and commitment to player development make him the perfect fit for our program. His Brazilian roots and international ties will aid us in continuing to bring the best players from around the world to the fields at DME in Daytona.”
Peterson is equally excited about the opportunity to lead the DME Academy soccer program.
I’m excited to work with a professional staff, at a state-of-the-art facility, and with high-level aspiring athletes. With dedication, the right mindset, and execution, you can achieve all your goals. I’m honored to help ignite the dream and make a positive impact on the lives of so many student-athletes.”
The DME Academy soccer program is known for its commitment to excellence, both academically and athletically. With Peterson at the helm, the soccer program is positioned to continue its upward trajectory and achieve even greater success.
About DME Academy
DME Academy is a private school in Daytona Beach, FL that offers a rigorous academic curriculum for grades 6-12. The school also has several highly competitive athletic programs, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, and baseball. DME Academy is committed to developing well-rounded student-athletes who are prepared to excel both on and off the field.