Victory Sports Performance

About US

Striving For Greatness.

OUr Mission

Victory Sports Performance strives to educate, build, and lead athletes of all ages to a successful future in not only their sport, but their life. Using research driven methods, coaches build an individualized program for each athlete and team, to ensure the absolute best results. We are dedicated to establish a culture that emphasizes a positive environment while instilling the core values of respect, safety and teamwork.

Train With Experts


Anthony Vernice

Anthony Vernice is the Founder and the Director of Sports Performance at Victory Sports Performance. He graduated from Stony Brook University in the Spring of 2017 with his B.S. in Health Science with a concentration in Public Health. He also has his CSCS, USAW, and CAWC which all have helped shape his coaching in a variety of ways. He is committed to his craft; constantly reading and learning to help better himself to produce better training for the athletes. Through his principles he always ensures each program is individualized and tailored specifically to each athlete and their unique needs.

Joe Kennedy

Joe Kennedy has acted as an assistant coach and program developer for Victory Sports Performance. He graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with his B.S in Fitness and Wellness 2017. While studying to enter the field of sports performance Joe completed internships with the Stony Brook University Athletic Development Department and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Joe continuously encourages athletes to be the best version of themselves and fosters the appropriate behaviors to help them accomplish their goals. Joe has recently begun a Physical Education graduate program at Adelphi University in hopes to shape a more healthy and motivated generation of students. He aspires to coach athletics and will continue to prepare his student-athletes for the demands of sport through strength and conditioning.

Gerson "G" Melara

Gerson Melara is an assistant coach at Victory Sports Performance. His love of sports brought him to Farmingdale State College where he graduated with a B.S. in Sports Management. Throughout his years at Farmingdale State College, Gerson has had the privilege of gaining experience through internships with Molloy College and Stony Brook University; serving as an assistant to their Strength and Conditioning Coaches, along with being an intern here at Victory Sports Performance. Gerson’s passion for sports and wide array of knowledge gives him a great connection to all the athletes. He thrives on building strong and trustworthy relationships with each VSP athlete. He believes that getting to know each individual for who they are is the best way to help them achieve whatever goal they have set for themselves.

Jake Kaplan

Jake began as an intern and now a part of the coaching staff at Victory Sports Performance. Graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Certified in Adult, Child, and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED. Experienced in rehabilitation exercises and movements through time spent working in a physical therapy practice. He believes in creating a well-rounded foundation for the athletes he coaches. He helps the athletes excel in their sport, build confidence, and become better versions of themselves through exercise. In his free time Jake enjoys driving onto the beaches on Long Island, fishing, and spending time with friends.

Mac Orelus

Macdonell Orelus has been an assistant coach at Victory Sports Performance since Fall of 2020. A former Division 1A college men's rugby player, Macdonell has graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Wellness Management in the Spring of 2020 from Oswego State University and also attained his National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Strength and Conditioning certification that same year.

Aidan Swift

Aidan Swift is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Victory Sports Performance. He graduated from SUNY Cortland in May 2019 with his B.S. in Exercise Science. Aidan was able to gain valuable experience by completing internships through the Stony Brook University Intercollegiate Athletics Department and here at Victory Sports Performance and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. Aidan is currently pursuing his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Stony Brook University and is expected to graduate in May 2022. As a coach, he believes it is important to always keep athletes motivated and focused on being the best that they can be. Aidan aspires to continue serving the athletic community and pursue a career in sports medicine and performance.

Joe Donnelly

Joseph Donnelly holds his CSCS with a Bachelors in Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland. He is a Graduate Assistant working for Adelphi University meanwhile obtaining his Masters in Exercise Physiology. Something he enjoys doing with his free time is to go surfing and relaxing at the beach. His goal here at VSP is to use his education to provide safe and effective programs to reduce the risk of injury and enhance performance of the athletes. A long term goal of his is to work as an exercise physiologist with military personnel.

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