DAYTONA BEACH, FL. – July 11, 2019 – Xceed Preparatory Academy and CEO Dr. Brent Goldman are excited to announce a partnership with DME Sports Academy and its co-owners and co-founders Dan Panaggio and Mike Panaggio. Xceed will be the exclusive school for DME Sports Academy’s students beginning in August 2019. This will be Xceed’s fourth location. Xceed has locations in Weston, Coral Springs and Kendall, Florida.

DME Sports Academy, located in Daytona Beach, provides high-level instruction and competitive opportunities to advance athletic development for student athletes. The new school will be located at Daytona Field House, home of DME Sports Academy. Xceed’s Head of School and subject certified teachers will be on the DME campus allowing students to train and learn at the same location.

“We are thrilled to expand our network of private schools and partner with DME Sports Academy,” said Goldman. “This partnership brings a lot of advantages to both Xceed and DME. Having an Xceed school on the DME campus allows students to maximize their time each day to achieve their academic and athletic goals.”

Xceed Preparatory Academy is an AdvancED accredited network of private schools designed to meet the unique needs of elite middle and high school athletes. The Xceed model is a combination of an attentive in-person academic staff with online curriculum and Personalized Learning Plans, as well as flexible schedules for each student.

“We believe the addition of Xceed to DME Sports Academy will transform our academy for many years to come,” said DME Sports Academy co-founder and co-owner Dan Panaggio.

Xceed Preparatory Academy is now enrolling students for the 2019-2020  school year at all locations. For more information about Xceed’s Coral Springs, Kendall or Weston location visit www.xceedprep.org, email info@xceedprep.orgor call 954-803-1230. To learn more about Xceed Preparatory Academy at DME email bgoldman@xceedprep.org.

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About Xceed Preparatory Academy

Xceed Preparatory Academy is an AdvancED accredited network of private schools serving grades 6-12. The Xceed model provides personalization, online curriculum, flexible schedules and attentive in-person academic staff preparing students for college and beyond. Each day is designed to meet the learning needs and interests of each student in a safe and supportive learning environment. More information available at www.xceedprep.org.

About DME Sports Academy

Within our world class facilities, DME Sports Academy offers high level athletic development training for middle school, high school and post grad student athletes. DME focuses on the building blocks of character and discipline to better our student athletes towards the realization of their goals at our unique Academy in Daytona Beach, FL. #findyourfuture

More information is available at dmesports.com.

Dear DME Parents,

I am excited to announce that DME Sports Academy is partnering with Xceed Preparatory Academy (www.xceedprep.org), to be our exclusive school and curriculum provider for our academy students beginning in August 2019.  Xceed, based in South Florida, currently has three schools in Broward and Miami-Dade County and its unique educational beliefs and approach has it poised for significant growth.    

The Xceed mission is designed to meet the unique needs of elite middle and high school athletes. The Xceed educational model provides personalization, online curriculum, flexible schedules and attentive in-person academic staff preparing students for college and beyond.

Xceed was started in 2017 and based on CEO Dr. Brent Goldman’s past as a pioneer in the development of distance and internet-based education and his desire to better perfect online learning.  Xceed is accredited by AdvancEd which is the most prestigious accrediting agency for K-12 and post-secondary schools.  The Xceed DME location will open fully accredited and is expected to be NCAA approved in the early fall 2019 and SEVIS approved (the ability to issue visas to international students) by early 2020.

Our new school will be located at Daytona Field House, home of DME Sports Academy, and we are busy sprucing up the new classroom space with new flooring and furniture.  Students will no longer have to leave campus for classes! Xceed will hire a Head of School and subject certified teachers to work with our students.  They will be trained by Xceed prior to the beginning of the school year and will work with the existing Xceed employees throughout the school year.  

More specific details regarding our partnership with Xceed Preparatory Academy will be sent to you in the next few weeks.  We believe the addition of Xceed to DME Sports Academy will transform our academy for many years to come.

Best Regards,
Dan Panaggio
DME Sports Academy

 

 

NEW YORK, June 17 (Xinhua) — Sports skill training and cultural exchange opportunities offered by DME Sports Academy for talented students and young individuals from around the world have advanced people-to-people connection between China and the United States.

“We plan to do a great job to deliver meaningful education for kids. They get a chance to not just learn about Americans, but about kids from all over the world,” Mike Panaggio, co-founder and owner of DME Sports Academy (DMESA), told Xinhua in a recent interview at Daytona Beach, the east coastal county of Florida.

Established three years ago, DMESA offers top-level athletic development training and life skills mentoring to both U.S. domestic and overseas young talent. Panaggio expects some 60 to 75 kids joining in DMESA next year, including about one tenth from China.

One of his favorite exchange students was a 13-year-old Chinese boy, Chris Gao, who had lived with Panaggio and his Chinese wife, Jennifer, in their home. “He’s a straight A student, we were very proud of him. He’s like our son,” Panaggio recalled.

Panaggio inherited the passion for sports, basketball in particular, from his father, and combined his business talent with his love for what sports do for kids to pay back the community of Daytona Beach.

“Basketball in sports is a privilege for kids to play. Our job is to get them to college. And if they want to continue in the United States with additional degrees, we’re all for that and we promote them,” he said.

Panaggio believes that for kids from around the world to the academy, education here is not only about schoolwork and learning in the books. It’s about “learning how to speak the English language” and about “learning about other people,” he noted. “It’s just a great cultural exchange.”

Being a sharp businessman, he went to China in late 1980s, realizing the potential of Chinese market. “I love China and I think that anyone I’ve met in China has always been great. I like the people,” he said emotionally.

Despite the ongoing tensions between the United States and China in trade and some other sectors, Panaggio was “quite optimistic” about the prospects of the two countries” relationship. “At least we’re hoping there isn’t gonna be a problem. Because I think of Chinese students no different from that we think of American students. People are people,” he added.

The photo taken in 2018 shows Guanda Huang (2nd L, front) from China taking part in a post graduate basketball training program at DME Sports Academy (DMESA), in Daytona Beach of Florida, the United States. Sports skill training and culture exchange opportunities offered by DME Sports Academy for talented students and young individuals from around the world have advanced people-to-people connection between China and the United States. Established three years ago, DMESA offers top-level athletic development training and life skills mentoring to both U.S. domestic and overseas young talent. Some 60 to 75 kids are expected to join in DMESA next year, including about one tenth from China. (Xinhua/Zou Guangping)

Kids take part in a basketball training program at DME Sports Academy (DMESA), in Daytona Beach of Florida, the United States, June 6, 2019. Sports skill training and culture exchange opportunities offered by DME Sports Academy for talented students and young individuals from around the world have advanced people-to-people connection between China and the United States. Established three years ago, DMESA offers top-level athletic development training and life skills mentoring to both U.S. domestic and overseas young talent. Some 60 to 75 kids are expected to join in DMESA next year, including about one tenth from China. (Xinhua/Zou Guangping)

Girls take part in a volleyball training program at DME Sports Academy (DMESA), in Daytona Beach of Florida, the United States, June 6, 2019. Sports skill training and culture exchange opportunities offered by DME Sports Academy for talented students and young individuals from around the world have advanced people-to-people connection between China and the United States. Established three years ago, DMESA offers top-level athletic development training and life skills mentoring to both U.S. domestic and overseas young talent. Some 60 to 75 kids are expected to join in DMESA next year, including about one tenth from China. (Xinhua/Zou Guangping)

Mike Panaggio, co-founder and owner of DME Sports Academy (DMESA), is interviewed by Xinhua in Daytona Beach of Florida, the United States, June 6, 2019. Sports skill training and culture exchange opportunities offered by DME Sports Academy for talented students and young individuals from around the world have advanced people-to-people connection between China and the United States. Established three years ago, DMESA offers top-level athletic development training and life skills mentoring to both U.S. domestic and overseas young talent. Some 60 to 75 kids are expected to join in DMESA next year, including about one tenth from China. (Xinhua/Zou Guangping)

A staff member monitors the live broadcast of a training court at DME Sports Academy (DMESA), in Daytona Beach of Florida, the United States, June 6, 2019. Sports skill training and culture exchange opportunities offered by DME Sports Academy for talented students and young individuals from around the world have advanced people-to-people connection between China and the United States. Established three years ago, DMESA offers top-level athletic development training and life skills mentoring to both U.S. domestic and overseas young talent. Some 60 to 75 kids are expected to join in DMESA next year, including about one tenth from China. (Xinhua/Zou Guangping)

Mike Panaggio, co-founder and owner of DME Sports Academy (DMESA), talks about his company in his office in Daytona Beach of Florida, the United States, June 6, 2019. Sports skill training and culture exchange opportunities offered by DME Sports Academy for talented students and young individuals from around the world have advanced people-to-people connection between China and the United States. Established three years ago, DMESA offers top-level athletic development training and life skills mentoring to both U.S. domestic and overseas young talent. Some 60 to 75 kids are expected to join in DMESA next year, including about one tenth from China. (Xinhua/Zou Guangping)

Staff members work at the front desk of DME Sports Academy (DMESA), in Daytona Beach of Florida, the United States, June 6, 2019. Sports skill training and culture exchange opportunities offered by DME Sports Academy for talented students and young individuals from around the world have advanced people-to-people connection between China and the United States. Established three years ago, DMESA offers top-level athletic development training and life skills mentoring to both U.S. domestic and overseas young talent. Some 60 to 75 kids are expected to join in DMESA next year, including about one tenth from China. (Xinhua/Zou Guangping)

Students walk towards the entrance of DME Sports Academy (DMESA), in Daytona Beach of Florida, the United States, June 6, 2019. Sports skill training and culture exchange opportunities offered by DME Sports Academy for talented students and young individuals from around the world have advanced people-to-people connection between China and the United States. Established three years ago, DMESA offers top-level athletic development training and life skills mentoring to both U.S. domestic and overseas young talent. Some 60 to 75 kids are expected to join in DMESA next year, including about one tenth from China. (Xinhua/Zou Guangping)

Original Article: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/northamerica/2019-06/18/c_138151313.htm

Spring Prep closed out the season and finished up tournament play in Atlanta, Georgia for an All – American JUCO Showcase. Some of the highlight moments of Spring Prep included Tony Sun from China who attended 2019 Final Four to represent China and DME in the Final Four showcase activity games. Tony was featured on DME’s Youtube channel on his experience at DME all the way from China and the Final Four. You can find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YUw1SggI4E&t=1s

You can find more pics here: https://dmesportsacademy.com/basketball-spring-prep/

Daytona State College Head Coach, Brock Morris, also came over to DME to give some wise words of handwork, dedication and succeeding at the college level to 2019 Spring Prep after a day of practice.

Former NBA Coach Stan Van Gundy also came to DME to watch Spring Prep Practice during the 2019 Spring Prep Season. He shared some encouraging words with DME Owner and Former NBA Coach Dan Panaggio and Spring Prep!

DME HS Girls suited up this past weekend for the SIAA Championship against PottersHouse.
Before the game, the girls attended the SIAA Banquet and 2020 Hilani Cantone and Mary McMillan were named 2nd Team All SIAA. 2019 Ahna Burney and 2021 Isys Grady were named 1st Team All SIAA. Coach Michael Panaggio was also named SIAA Coach Of The Year for the second year in a row.

DME HS Girls suited up and played a tough match against PottersHouse. The girls won the SIAA Championship 76 – 53 over Potter’s House with Ahna Burney season high of 31 points. Isys Grady, Mary McMillan, and Hilani Cantone were all were in double figures as well.

Ahna Burney was named SIAA Tournament MVP. DME HS girls finished the 2018-2019 Season 28-11. HS Girls has 4 seniors leaving but have 6 talented players returning.
To watch the game, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbMa-wQtbVk

DME hosted the 2nd Mauro Panaggio Invitational Tournament this past weekend. Four NCAA Division 3 colleges competed for year bragging rights in the DME Field House.

 The first series of games started on Sunday at noon with The College at Brockport and Gallaudet University. Brockport dominated with a win 100 – 63. 
You can watch the game here.

Next game was Nazareth and Washington & Lee University. Washington took the win 94 – 68. You can watch the game here.


Monday started with the Consolation game with Nazareth and Gallaudet University. With great efforts from both teams, Nazareth took the win 73- 56. You can watch here.
The Championship Game followed up next with Washington & Lee and Brockport. Washington Lee took home the trophy by closing out a win with a nine-point lead 75 – 66. You can watch here.


All-Tournament players were named at the end and rewarded with a plaque. All-Tourney Players were Steve Valencia-Biskupiak – Gallaudet, Justin Summers – Brockport, Tyler Stenglein – Nazareth, and Devin Kearns – Washington & Lee. Roy McMillan from Washington & Lee took home Tournament MVP! You can check out the photos on our Facebook page here.
Check out our Youtube page for the highlight video of the whole tournament here.

Daytona Field House will host the 2nd Annual Mauro Panaggio Basketball Tournament.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (December 4, 2018) – The 2nd Annual Mauro Panaggio basketball tournament will be held at the Daytona Field House, a DME Sports Venue, on December 16 & 17, 2018.

The Division III men’s tournament will feature quality competition with the following teams:Brockport State: from Rochester, NY and where Mauro coached for 9 years which including several championships.
Washington & Lee University: From Lexington, Virginia.

Gallaudet University: from Washington, D.C. a school for the deaf and hard of hearing.Nazareth College: from Rochester, NY and a top 30 ranked D3 program.

Mauro Panaggio was the father of Mike and Dan Panaggio, who are co-founders and owners of DME Sports Academy. Mauro, who passed away earlier this year, was a lifelong teacher and basketball coach, and who coached both his sons.

Mike has lived in the Daytona area for more than 30 years, and founded the original DME (Direct Mail Express) in 1984. Dan moved to the area just a few years ago after spending nearly a decade in the NBA coaching ranks.

For the schedule and to learn more, visit mauropanaggioinvitational.com and dmesportsacademy.com.

Daytona Field House
2441 Bellevue Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(877) 634-8143
dmesportsacademy.com

After losing UNC commit Alexis Duckett for the season, DME Girl’s High School Team has not skipped a beat. DME Girl’s team is currently 8-0 and no team has stayed within 20 points. The team is very talented and has great depth. The team has 5 girls averaging double figures, led by Sophomore I’sis Grady who is leading the team in points, rebounds, and steals with 14 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.6 steals a game.

Senior Guard Ahna Burney has been scoring 13 points per game and has helped make up for Duckett’s absence. FAMU commit Hilani Cantone is also off to a strong start averaging 12 points a game in her junior year. Three other girls are averaging 9 points, 8 points, and 7 points respectively.

Coach Michael Panaggio says this is the best team he has coached thus far regardless AAU or High School. DME recently had a showdown with 3x Defending State Champs Fort Myers who has 2021 star, Chaniya Clark. DME made a statement with a 29 point victory. The schedule gets tougher as they go deeper into December and the new year.

Three of the next four games DME plays before Christmas are Timber Creek High School out of Orlando, followed up by a huge home game December 15th against National Top 5 Ranked Hamilton Heights, and another matchup against talented Montverde Academy.

To watch some of our girls’ basketball games live-streamed, click here.

DME Blue suited up against the #10 Post Grad Team in the county yesterday night.
DME Blue traveled to Monteverde Academy to play for the first time in their season.

Blue came out slow, falling behind Montverde in the first few minutes. Fighting their way back into the game, DME Blue finished the first half only down three points.

Beginning of the seconds half, Blue started off slow trailing 11 points. Competing back and forth, Blue was down 3 points with 20 seconds left to go in the game. Jermaine Marshall hit a game-changing three-pointer with nine seconds left in the game. Jermaine finished with 24 points. With the game tied, Blue made a great stop defensively which led the game into overtime.

Blue came out strong in the beginning of overtime with a couple three-pointers from Jacob Traci and Jeremy Golson. Traci finished with 14 points, 9 assists, and 5 steals. Jeremy Golson added 15 points and Antonine Kemking had 15 rebounds along with 8 points.

Blue took the lead in the last few minutes of overtime with some good defensive stops to win the game, closing out the win 85-79.

“It was a great team effort, everyone contributed to the win. Our bench gave us great quality minutes. Proud of our guys and it feels good to see the guys fight back into the game and get the win as a team,” Coach Wesam included after the game.

DME Blue next game will be Tuesday, November 13th at the College of Central Florida at 7:30 pm in Ocala, Florida.

DME Closed out an exciting weekend here in Daytona Beach for the Inaugural Beach & Ball Tournament. 16 teams were in attendance, including 4 DME teams, DME PG Blue, DME PG White, DME PG Orange, and DME Select, along with college coaches in the gym and watching on the live stream.

With many great teams and very talented prospects, some highlight players of the tournament include Rob Perry from 4A Academy, Jermaine Marshall and Jacco Fritz from DME Blue, and Josh Walton from Monteverde Academy.

DME Blue Jacob Tracy had a highlight moment after the tournament by receiving his first Division 1 offer after the first day of the two-day weekend.

The great competition led up to the 7:00 pm Championship game Sunday night against DME Blue and 4A Academy. It was a very competitive matchup. DME Blue fell short to 4A in the final, in what was a back and forth contest. With the game coming down to the final seconds, the game finished 88-86 with 4A on top.

You can find all of the games for the tournament here.

DME will suit up again with DME Blue vs RockTop on Thursday. DME PG White will also suit up this weekend in the Daytona State University Tournament this weekend.
Check out our Facebook page with photos from the tournament at DME Sports Academy.