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About Our Women's Basketball Program

The DME Women's Basketball Program is quickly establishing itself at the national level. Head Coach Ricky Claitt has the high school program ranked in the top 25 each year with the team competing against the best programs in the country, including the likes of IMG Academy & MountVerde. With an elite facility, NBA roots and a track record of success, we help aspiring athletes fulfill their dreams.

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Programs Available

Diverse programs For A Changing Environment

Post Grad Program - August-March,  30+- Games 

High School Program - August -March, 30+- Games 

 

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Family Environment

DME is a family run Sports Academy. Many of our players come from across the World and because of this, we make a concerted effort to welcome them to our family. Our players are together a lot to support each other and there is daily interaction with our experienced staff who are always there to help both on the court and off the court.

What Makes DME Basketball Unique?

Facilities & Technology

With two full NBA courts, five youth basketball courts, a shooting lab, two weight rooms, a spa and recovery facility and audio/visual center for video analysis, DME has a training facility that competes with most collegiate programs. 

Mindfulness Methodology

We believe that a positive & nurturing environment brings out the best in all athletes. Positive words have an encouraging impact on a person's confidence and are vital for healthy development. Our mindfulness methodology is engrained in our program. 

Staff

With decades of NBA experience, our hand selected staff is aggregated by legendary coach Dan Panaggio. With years of professional experience our team brings out the best in student-athletes as we continually compete with the best of the best. Learn more about our coaches here

Off Court Training

We focus just as much time into the development of our athletes off the court as we do on it. We offer advanced strength and conditioning programs, an elite sports performance facility, mental training sessions & video technology to give an edge to our aspiring student- athletes.

Competition

DME student-athletes come to Daytona from across the Globe. Training every day with motivated athletes prepares us for the tough competition that we face on the court. We line up against top programs like IMG Academy & Mountverde every year.

Alumni & Relationships

We have roots within the NBA, giving student-athletes a unique perspective into the highest level of competition in the world.  With dozens of former DME athletes playing at top programs, our network is vast, growing and our relationships are strong.

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Girls Basketball Program FAQ

How much exposure will my student-athlete get to college coaches?

On average we typically have 100+ coaches a year come to DME. They watch our team's practices and games.

What is your team schedule like (who do you play)?

We play a competitive national schedule including highly scouted events such as: She Got Game, Jingle Jam, Independent National Championships, Crescom Holiday Classic. We also play IMG, Montverde and Lake Holland Prep throughout the season.

What accommodations are available?

Our brand new 18,000 square feet dormitory is now open! This 80-bed dormitory hosts two student lounges, a fully equipped commercial kitchen, a large cafeteria, an onsite laundry facility, a conference room, a learning center, an outdoor court, and more. We also have 2 private chefs that provide a 3/meals per day meal plan that is designed with the unique needs of a growing competitive student-athlete.

What is a typical day at DME Academy like?

This is a sample weekday at DME Academy. Our Post Grad and High School Teams get 2 hours each day of team practice, 2 hours of skill development and 1 hr of strength & conditioning. All of our wellness offerings are available by appointment for our student-athletes. 
 
Breakfast / 7:00 - 7:45am
Academics / 8:00 - 10:00am
Team Practice / 10:00 - 11:45am
Strength & Conditioning / 11:45 - 12:30pm
Lunch / 12:30 - 1:00pm
Academics / 1:00 - 3:15pm
Individual Skill Development / 3:15 - 4:00pm
Rest & Recovery / 4:00 - 5:30pm
Dinner / 5:30 - 6:30pm
Evening Study (SAT& ACT Prep) / 7:30 - 9:00pm

What is the tuition to attend DME?

Tuition varies by sport & program length. Programs range from $12,500 to $49,000. Please contact a student-athlete advisor to start your journey by filling out the form below.

 

Do you offer scholarships & financial aid?

We do offer scholarships. They are available based on financial need, athletic ability, character and academic success. 

 

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