Demario Davis to hold 7v7 tryouts Saturday at Ochsner Sports Performance Center

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Demario Davis
Jun 14, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints Demario Davis (56) during warmups during minicamp at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility (Photo: Stephen Lew).


NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Saints All-Pro linebacker Demario Davis will hold tryouts for his Devoted Dreamers Academy After-School Program 7v7 team Saturday, August 27 at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie.

Open to young men in grades 8-12, members of the Devoted Dreamers Academy 7v7 travel football team will also be enrolled in the After-School Program which will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays this fall at Delgado Community College—Sidney Collier Campus. Tuition includes travel team trips and lodging, technology access, resources to participate in the after-school program and evening snack. Scholarships options are available.

Tryouts will be held Saturday, August 27 from 8:00-11:30AM at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center, 5800 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70003. Pre-registration is required and is available online here.

The vision of the Devoted Dreamers Academy has been a dream of Demario and Tamela Davis since the launch of their Devoted Dreamers Foundation in 2013. The school is an extension of the foundation’s work to equip the next generation of leaders with tools to be successful spiritually, mentally, and physically. Devoted Dreamers Academy is a long-term goal of the Davis Family to create a school that was not only focused on the career of the athlete, but also on the career around the athlete including athletic trainers, financial advisors, sports agents, general managers, sports equipment engineers, and much more.

About Demario Davis: Demario is an All-Pro Linebacker and captain of the New Orleans Saints. He was named the Saints’ nominee for the 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his dedication to his work off the field. In 2021, he was awarded the Bart Starr Award for exemplifying outstanding character on the field, at home, and in the community, as voted on by his fellow NFL players. Follow Demario on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Devoted Dreamers Academy: The Devoted Dreamers Academy was founded in 2022 by Demario and Tamela Davis in partnership with Valor Global. It focuses on the individual student’s learning styles, strengths, limitations, passions, and pursuits. Students will access to elite sports experience labs, academic mentors, exposure to the world of professional sports, guest speakers, personal guidance from experienced coaches to help navigate the college recruiting process. For more information on Devoted Dreamers Academy, visit

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