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Registration to the Deree Sports Academy update.

Due to the very high demand, the too many groups that have already covered their capacity and are no longer available, and the limitations in capacity imposed due to Covid-19, the registrations to the Deree Sports Academy will continue only in person at the corresponding reception, observing the necessary protection measures, in order to secure availability and completion of the registration.

Please also note that we do not accept cash, and payment is only by credit / debit card or bank deposit.

You can always find on our website and in the DEREE SPORTS ACADEMY section all the information, hours/days and costs of our programs, or you may contact us for information. As the lines are very busy, if you can not contact us by phone kindly email us at [email protected], writing your telephone number and we will contact you the soonest possible.

Thank you for your understanding!

Deree sports development & performance model.

The High Performance Model is an effective sports management system that has received significant attention in the multifaceted business of sport across the United States of America.

US National Governing Bodies under the United States Olympic Committee have been using the high performance conceptual framework in an attempt to organize and deliver a coach and athlete development program. The US Ski and Snowboard Association has utilized its Elite Performance Model since 2001. This model incorporates the use of advanced scientific research to help athletes and coaches in the areas of applied sports science, medicine, management, pedagogy, as well as sport-specific skill development and training.

Strength and conditioning is a fundamental component of this model while physiological monitoring systems guide the implementation of training protocols for every athlete. USA Hockey has adopted the Long Term Athlete Development Model, employed by Canadian National Governing Bodies, in order to create the American Development Model (launched in 2009). This model is the hallmark of athlete development process that leads to high performance.

The University of Northern Iowa adopted the High Performance Model in an effort to reap the benefits of applying a highly integrated sports management system in university sport. The High Performance Management system coordinates the areas of medical service, athletic training, strength & conditioning, sports psychology, sports nutrition, coaching development, and external specialists into a cohesive supportive system for athlete development.

Premier League created the Elite Player Performance Plan, a long-term plan that targets the development of athletes from grass roots to professional sports. This plan offers a holistic approach to developing a system of Sports Academies, whereby athlete development is of paramount importance. Athlete development is safeguarded through systematic measuring, monitoring, and adjusting.

The Long Term Athlete development and High Performance models date back to USSR and Eastern European sport development mechanisms, which greatly contributed to the development of training and periodization methods.

The aforementioned framework guided the Office of Athletics of Deree – The American College of Greece to initiate its own Sports Development & Performance model in an effort to support the technical, tactical, physical, mental, lifestyle, and welfare development of its athletes. This model aims to provide aspiring athletes with a unique opportunity to benefit from a comprehensive approach to long-term athlete development regardless of whether they are willing to enter the world of professional sport or not.

The programs of the Office of Athletics and the Deree Sports Academy will be enriched by the application of rigorous scientific research in selected areas with the ultimate goal of improving performance and minimizing injury risk within a safe and respectful environment that acknowledges and caters for the intricacies of youth sport development.

The Sports Development and Performance model incorporates strength and conditioning as a vital tool to enhance physical preparation and prevent injuries. Physical fitness variables are prioritized according to a comprehensive analysis of the physiological demands of each respective sport provided by the Office of Athletics and the DCAC. Strength, power, agility, speed, anaerobic capacity, aerobic power, flexibility, mobility, injury prevention, proprioception, and neuromuscular training have their share in physically preparing an athlete for the high demands of sport participation.  Moreover, athletes will systematically undergo physiological monitoring and assessment in order to determine their current state of physical preparation, areas of improvement, progress, injury risk, and overall fitness status. The aforementioned monitoring will serve as the basis for talent identification and development.

The program fosters the development of habitual, systematic exercise habits that can be sustained through lifetime. Some athletes may reach the elite level while others may not advance their sporting potential to such a high extent. Beyond the journey of an athlete in the world of sport, sport and exercise are of utmost importance for health, longevity, and prosperity. The establishment of sustainable exercise habits are a major goal of this model.

Another major tenet of the Deree Sports Development and Performance model is the protection of athletes from drug abuse and from potentially hazardous supplements and unsubstantiated claims made by providers. Anti-doping education will be provided on an ongoing basis so that athletes are cognizant of the hazards associated with drug abuse and familiarize themselves with the use of safe and effective supplements that may be prescribed by professionals when the need arises.

A last constituent of the Deree model is the systematic training and development of the coaching staff in the areas of strength and conditioning so that they are able to supervise the training protocols provided by the Sports Development and Performance team. The end result of this process will be the incorporation of strength and conditioning protocols within the sport training practice for all age groups across all sports. The long term goal of the program is to support athletes in all areas of sports performance and welfare from the very first steps of their sporting endeavors.

The DCAC sports development and performance model will be managed, delivered, and communicated to all relevant parties by the Sports Development & Performance team comprised of the Head of the Sports Development & Performance program Mr. Liossis Loudovikos-Dimitrios, and the Assistant Head of Sports Development & Performance program Ms. Katsafadou Andromachi.

Liossis Loudovikos-Dimitrios holds a Master’s Degree in Sport Management  from Loughborough University with specialization in Strategic Management-Analysis of Fitness Centers, as well as a Master’s Degree in Applied Sports and Exercise Science from Staffordshire University with specialization in sports physiology and power output maximization-Distinction. Moreover, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with specialization in marketing communications with Distinction. He has been working for the Office of Athletics since 2010, and as a strength and conditioning coach for the DCAC Sports Academy program from 2014.


Andromachi Katsafadou holds a Master’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Edinburg. Moreover, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports Sciences from the University of Athens with specialization in Coaching running events. She has been working for the Office of Athletics since 2008, and as a strength and conditioning coach for the DCAC Sports Academy program from 2014.

2021-22 Deree Sports Academy program and pre-registration.

Dear parents,

Kindly be informed that you may find the 2021-22 Deree Sports Academy at

The beginning of the 2021-22 season is on Wednesday, September 1, and – if you wish – you may pre-register from July 7-23, by paying the September fee. The bank receipt mentioning the child’s name and sport should be emailed to [email protected]

Try-outs for the Deree Swim Academy will take place on August 30 & 31 from 17:00-20:00 after you schedule a meeting with the administrative assistant at 210-6009800, ext. 1395.

All medical protocols in effect should be followed.

You may find all necessary documents at

For any clarification you may contact the administrative assistant of your sport during their working hours.



Thank you, and enjoy a great summer!



Reopening of the Fitness Center on Tuesday, June 1.

Following the announcement by the General Secretariat of Sports of the re-operation of Fitness Centers and, in accordance with what is prescribed for citizens involved in sports, we are happy to announce that, as of Tuesday, June 1, we will be in a position to welcome you back again at the Fitness Center, and hold the Group Fitness classes in person again.

Citizens involved in sports will have to provide once a week a negative COVID-19 test (self test, or rapid test, or PCR), or a vaccination certificate that certifies that they have completed their vaccination at least 14 days prior. Negative test results or vaccination certificates will have to be shown each time at the main gate and at the entrance to the sports facility.
This is mandatory for you to be allowed entry.

ACG Fitness members will be issued a new card with an extension of their membership for seven (7) months.

As there is a limit as to the maximum capacity of each sports facility, when this has been reached and there are other members waiting, the maximum stay is set at 60’.

The locker rooms, the showers, and the sauna will be closed. 

Accurate registration and signing in on the “Entrance-Exit List” is mandatory.

Wearing at all times (even during training) of a double face mask, or a single mask KN95 or FFP2, is mandatory.

Members with respiratory problems should avoid intense aerobic exercise while wearing a face mask.

Apply hygiene rules (clean hands with antiseptic gel) before and after your training, as well as before and after moving to another equipment.

Use of a towel while using equipment is mandatory.

Apply rules of social distancing and avoid social contacts, hugs and handshakes in the gym.

Use of personal hygiene items (eg towel), and a pair of sports shoes exclusively for use in the gym (which will not be used outside the gym), are strongly suggested.

Use of individual fitness equipment if possible (eg balls, tires, mattresses).

Always use clean and fresh athletic apparel, and take a shower before your visit to the gym.

Operating hours are as usual: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All of the above are in accordance with what is prescribed in Government directives and we ask that you observe them strictly without exception.

As the measures are continuously updated, any necessary adjustments will be made.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back again!

Postponement of reopening of specific 13-18 age groups.

After a recent clarification by the General Secreteriat of Sports , the following groups are not allowed to restart as they do not belong to the category of those who have events during the period May-September 2021 that count for the entrance to the Greek universities.

These groups (for the Deree Sports Academy) are the following:


  1. MINI A ’
  2. MINI B ’
  3. YOUTH
  4. U14
  5. U15
  6. U16


  2. ACADEMY-3


  1. U14
  2. U16
  3. U18


  1. TEEN (all groups)

DEREE TRACK & FIELD ACADEMY = none / all continue

DEREE TENNIS ACADEMY = none / all continue

Reopening of the aforementioned groups is expected within the following two weeks. An update will follow immediately after.

Deree Sports Academy – reopening announcement.

Following the announcement of the reopening of our athletics facilities and programs and, in accordance with what is prescribed for sports academies, we are happy to announce that, as of Monday, May 17, the programs of the Deree Sports Academy will be reopening under the conditions that are set by the respect Joint Ministerial Decision and are described below:


Α) For all coaching sessions for the 13-18 year age category in all sports, presentation of the twice-weekly “school certificate” following the respective self-tests will be sufficient, while, depending on the rating of “risk level” for each sport, the following rapid test will be required:

  • once every three weeks for sports in the “low-medium” risk level (Deree Swim Academy),
  • once every two weeks for sports in the “medium” and “high” risk level (Deree Soccer Academy, Deree Basketball Academy, Deree Volleyball Academy).
  • For the Deree Tennis Academy and the Deree Track & Field Academy, which are at a “low” risk level, the presentation of the twice-weekly “school certificate” following the respective self-test will be sufficient.

All of the above are subject to newest updates.


Whenever and when a rapid-test is required, it will conducted according to a program that will be announced by the respective coach.

Β) As for the operation of Academies for the 6-12 year age category, in addition to the other Directives, for the implementation of public health protocols, which will be issued in the coming days by the General Secretariat of Sports (, the presentation of the twice-weekly “school certificate,” following the respective self-test, will be sufficient.


The presentation and demonstration of the negative test, or “school certificate” following the respective self-test, will have to be done every time at the main gate and at the entrance to the sports facility and is mandatory for you to be allowed entry. 


As there is a limit to the maximum capacity of each sports facility, reservation of the space can be done only by sending the bank deposit slip for the pre-payment for the respective period and any other outstanding financial issues. 


Attached you may find the trainings schedule and groups cost. (

In the event that there is no space available, the payment will be refunded to your account.

Payment may be made by deposit in the following DCAC bank accounts:

  • NBG: GR49 0110 1800 0000 1800 0110 454
  • ALPHA BANK: GR34 0140 4290 4290 0200 2003 006In the “reason” field on the deposit slip, the full name of the child should appear, along with his/her sport.A copy of the bank deposit slip must be sent by email to [email protected].

    Please also note the following:

  • The locker rooms will be closed and entrance to them is not allowed.
  • Accurate registration and signing in on the “Entrance-Exit List” is mandatory.
  • Parents/Escorts are not allowed to remain in or around the sports facilities.


All of the above are in accordance with what is prescribed in Government directives and we ask that you observe them strictly without exception.  


As the measures are continuously updated, any necessary adjustments will be made.

Thank you and welcome back!

Ioanna Georgopoulou receives athletic scholarship to University of Chicago!

Congratulations to our swimmer Ioanna Georgopoulou, who has been accepted with an athletic scholarship to the University of Chicago, a university known for its excellent academic and athletic program!

Ioanna, who has been with us since A Gymnasium with an athletic scholarship at Pierce College, is graduating this year. With her great effort in both her academic and her athletic work along with her excellent character, she has managed to distinguish herself continuously over the last six years, winning many awards. As a result of all this, she has been offered an athletic scholarship by one of the top universities in the USA!

The aim of our program has been to provide students of good character, as well as good academic and athletic performance, with what will help them in their lives and in whatever they decide to do. It will always be our great pleasure to keep up with Ioanna’s news!

Congratulations once again to Ioanna and her family, as well as to her coaches, her fellow athletes, and her teachers and counselors at Pierce!

We wish you the best of luck going forward, with good health and great success, Ioanna!


Announcement regarding the reopening of athletic facilities and programs.

Announcement regarding the reopening of athletic facilities and programs.

Regarding the reopening of athletic facilities and programs, we will wait for the publication of the K.Y.A. (Joint Ministerial Decision) and the clarifying instructions (expected on Monday or Tuesday), and then there will be an announcement within the week about the date and how this will be done.
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