C.S.A Velocity Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball program offers youth in Connecticut a high level athletic program, academic support, and mentoring. Our goal is to help our student athletes accomplish athletic and academic success. C.S.A Velocity emphasizes the importance of education, sportsmanship, and teamwork. The program is driven by what is best for the child whether in a game, practice, classroom or life.
Director Of Basketball Operation
Coach Donnell Harvey has 16 years of experience in the game of basketball as a player and coach. Currently a Varsity Assistant Coach at Immaculate High School. He has tremendous passion for helping young players develop their fundamentals. Donnell’s ultimate goal for his players is that they maximize their athletic potential and obtain success on and off the court.
C.S.A Velocity Coaches
Coach Mike Acevedo has 10 years of travel, AAU and youth coaching experience. Currently Coach “Big Fun” Mike is the Immaculate High School’s Freshman Boys Basketball coach. Coach Acevedo has a degree in social work & currently works with at-risk youth in the community. His experience and temperament help him better connect with and foster relationships with his players and families.
Coach Tom Laporte has been coaching High School since 1996. He is currently the Immaculate girls Varsity Coach & Assistant Varsity coach for the boys. He has been with our Velocity program for many years.
Coach Allyson Laporte competed at the varsity level in 4 sports at New Milford High School (Soccer, Basketball, Track & Volleyball). She is a 2 time SWC all conference in track and hold the javelin record at Stony Brook university. Allison is a certified basketball official and coordinator for Stony Brook Recreation.
Coach Mark Laporte has over a decade of experience as a player and coach. He is currently the Immaculate High School girls JV coach and has posted a record of 45-9 over the past 3 years. Mark was all SWC First Team basketball in 2009 and played D1 basketball at Central Connecticut State University.
Coach Isaac Gyimah has 3 years experience with player and skill development. He played D3 basketball at Mitchell College and went 27-0 at Stratford High School where he won a state championship. Isaac has a degree in health promotion/community health. Which allows him to teach his players the importance of good health.