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Driven Athletic Academy (DAA)

"Knowledge Should Always Be Passed On"


Dale McNeil

Driven Athletic Academy Founder

In addition to being the founder / head of player development coach for Driven Athletic Academy, Dale McNeil is currently the Head of Player Development and Scouting for GMG Sports & Entertainment (GMGSE). Dale has over 15 years of experience in player development, which includes coaching middle, high school, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) along with developing players at all levels. Specifically focusing on colligate and professional players.


Dale was recognized during his carrier as a versatile guard who played multiple positions. Through his experiences, he is able to pass on his knowledge of the game to both his clients and staff.


Dale continues his professional development by attending NBA recognized developmental camps and coaches’ clinics like the legendary Gurg’s Camp.



Driven Athletic Academy, Inc. (DAA) is geared for basketball player development, which we achieve through development training, strength and conditioning. In addition to player development, we offer mentoring and tutoring services to assist with the development of life skills. 


DAA primarily provides player development to professional, collegiate and high school athletes looking to move to the next level. In addition, we offer services to athletes as young as 6 years of age, to adults. Whether an individual is looking to improve their overall level of fitness, life skills, academics and/or prepare for an upcoming season, DAA will bring a tailored program to help you achieve your goal. Several of our clients have achieved success both on and off the court in professional NBA and overseas basketball leagues, at the Division I –III Colligate levels, 4A -1A High school Programs and in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).



Why Choose Us - We personally work with each athlete to help them achieve not only their individual basketball goals but the goals that DAA has set for them. 

Our professional, personal program and unique approach will provide the drive necessary for athletes to STAY DRIVEN.


Player Evolution

"I started working with D. McNeil about two and half years ago. He helped me changed my position from playing the 5 in college and being very limited in skills to playing 3/4 at the professional level overseas with a whole new list of skills while helping me sharpen my game not only on the offensive end but defensively too." 

Abdulai Bundu, Professional Athlete 



DC Metro / Available to Travel

240.466.4322 (4DAA)

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