St. Charles FC & DME Academy, Sarasota Announce Exciting Club To Club Partnership


St. Charles FC & DME Academy, Sarasota are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership that promises to elevate both clubs’ presence in their local markets. Both clubs have teams competing in the prestigious Elite Academy League and boast talented teams across multiple age groups. With a shared commitment to player development and fostering a culture of excellence in soccer, this partnership begins an exciting journey for both organizations.

DME Academy, located in Sarasota, Florida, and St. Charles FC, based in St. Charles, Missouri, each brings unique strengths and opportunities to the table. St. Charles FC boasts a comprehensive presence in the soccer landscape with USL Academy, USL2, and USLW teams, while DME Academy is renowned for its dedication to nurturing young talent and providing a pathway to soccer success through its extension with the Daytona campus and international relationships.

Year One of this partnership will see select teams formed between both clubs participate in international and domestic nationally recognized tournaments.

Additionally, players from both organizations will have the unique opportunity to participate in combined camp experiences at DME Academy’s world-class facilities in Daytona, Florida. These intensive training sessions will provide players access to top-notch coaching resources, enabling them to grow and develop their skills while experiencing a new soccer environment.

One of the cornerstones of this partnership is the shared commitment to coaching development. Coaches from both DME Academy, Sarasota, and St. Charles FC will exchange knowledge and experiences, further enriching the learning opportunities for players at all levels. This cross-pollination of coaching expertise will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and success of both clubs.

Furthermore, DME Academy in Daytona, Florida, will serve as the ultimate landing spot for players aspiring to focus more time and energy on their pursuit of soccer pathways. The academy’s state-of-the-art facilities, experienced coaching staff, and dedicated resources will provide a nurturing environment for athletes to chase their dreams.

“We are incredibly excited about this partnership with St. Charles FC,” said Jared Antista, Co-Owner at DME Academy, Sarasota. “Together, we aim to create a soccer ecosystem that not only enhances the development of players but also strengthens our respective clubs. This collaboration signifies our shared commitment to excellence, and we can’t wait to see its positive impact on our players, coaches, and communities.”

Sean Hart, Boys Director of Coaching at St. Charles FC, echoed these sentiments, stating, “Our partnership with DME Academy represents an exciting step forward for our club. By working together, we can provide unparalleled opportunities for our players, enrich their soccer experiences, and help them reach their full potential.”

As the partnership between DME Academy and St. Charles FC takes flight, the soccer world can expect to see developments on and off the field. This is a partnership founded on mutual respect, shared values, and a passion for soccer that knows no bounds.

Learn more about DME Academy, Sarasota here!