Established in 2019

We are a 501© non-profit organization that is part of the Amateur Athletic Union. We pride ourselves on developing our student athletes both on and off the court with our knowledge and commitment to their success as a team and as individuals. Our program operates year-round, providing our athletes with attendance to the top AAU tournaments while also providing private individual/group training sessions during their off season.

Darren Gilbert - Founder/Director

Darren is the founder/director of CT TakeOver 501(c) non profit back in 2019 where he wanted to make a positive influence on the youth to help them reach their goals by being able to play at the college level. Darren has been playing basketball since he was five years old and has always been passionate about the game. He was a high school standout at Berlin High School earning all conference, all state, and being on the select 30 “NERR”. Coming out of high school he  was able to be recruited by 10 schools from D1 Juco- D3s throughout New England by competing at high level camps and the AAU circuit. He decided to play at Springfield Tech and Salem State University but battled injuries at both colleges throughout his career. After college Darren had the opportunity to play overseas tournaments in Ireland, Italy and Spain. He now enjoys giving back to the youth and helping guide them towards success.