DME Academy

DME Academy is a private athletic sports training academy based in Daytona Beach, Florida for post-graduate basketball players. During its first year in existence, DME Academy's National Team, The DME Lakers, reached the National Prep Championships at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut.[1] The DME Lakers lost to Putnam Science in the quarter-finals.

DME Academy
HeadquartersDaytona Beach, Florida
Key people
Mike Panaggio, Co-Founder; Dan Panaggio, Co-Founder
ParentDME Sports

In the 2016 National Prep Championships, DME was eliminated by Putnam Science Academy (93-66)[2]


DME Academy was established in 2015 as a Post Grad Basketball Training Academy. The property sits on a ten-acre campus adjacent to the Daytona Beach Airport and within eyesight of the Daytona 500.


DME Academy currently resides in the DME Sports facility, a 47,000 square foot event center.[3] The facility consists of 2 full NBA courts, a shooting lab, a 2500 square foot video studio, a state of the art film room, 10,000 square foot strength and conditioning area and a 60 yard by 40 yard outdoor synthetic turf area for speed and agility training. The facility compares to top NBA practice facilities. The facility is not open to the public and serves the academy and other high-profile athletes. Academy students have 24/7 access.


7-Month Post Graduate

The program assists high school graduates in basketball training. The season consists of a seven-month, thirty game season with potential playoff tournaments. DME Academy houses and feeds student athletes daily.

Intensive Summer Camp Schedule

DME Academy's Intensive Summer Camp is designed to test the physical and mental strength of student athletes through 2.5 - 3 hour sessions per day with 12 basketball coaches.[4] DME Academy houses and feeds student athletes daily, utilizing beachfront accommodations.


  1. "National Prep Championship Field Announced". New England Recruiting Report. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  2. "National Prep Championship | NERR - New England Recruiting Report". Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  3. "Our Mission". DME Sports. Archived from the original on 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2016-11-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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