July 21 - 27 Sestola (MO)

July 23-29 is the week dedicated to detail care, especially on shooting technique!

The program Master Fundamentals

One training session each day will be devoted to shooting technique, analyzing analytical movement and developing global movement.

Technical progress in the fundamental of shooting will be checked daily through target, timed, and percentage competitions.

Day campers will thus be able to give themselves goals to achieve or surpass day after day by putting into practice what they have learned during training.

Each day there will be a training session devoted to technique applied to the game (dribbling, passing, fundamentals without the ball, etc.), that is, the use of fundamentals in real, concrete situations, to help campers improve their knowledge of technique and when/how to use it.

The athletes’ technical/tactical progress will also be checked each day within specific training that will focus on game situations from 1vs1 to 5vs5.

Our trainers will conduct a twice-daily training portion to help campers in improving their coordination and physical/athletic skills.

Participants in the week will be videotaped during practice, and in-depth technical meetings will be held between individual athletes and coaches through video analysis of the footage.

A personalized video report will also be given to each person at the end of the week, with practical tips for individual improvement.

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A week recommended for those born between 2013 and 2005, focused on individual improvement through a training program where attention to detail is the focus.

Il Master sui Fondamentali sarà a numero chiuso, per permettere durante le sedute di tecnica di tiro di avere in campo un allenatore/preparatore fisico ogni cinque ragazzi. In tal modo ogni atleta potrà essere nelle condizioni ideali per ricevere e assimilare le indicazioni e le correzioni sui dettagli di esecuzione degli esercizi tecnici e fisici effettuate dallo staff di United Camp.

In addition, each athlete will be provided with the following customized feedback and corrections during each training session and at the end of the week via the “United Video Report“, a customized video file containing footage of the athletes’ execution of fundamentals, which together with the paper file “United Report” will offer children a detailed analysis of their fundamentals and practical, targeted advice on what and how to improve.

Sestola (MO) homecoming

Since its first edition in summer 2020, United Camp has found its home in Sestola, a town of 2,500 in the province of Modena, at the foot of Mount Cimone and in the middle of theTuscan-Emilian Apennines.

The resort, known in winter for its ski area, guarantees camp participants a quiet and safe environment amidst the mountains and under the watchful eye of its Castle.

Again this year, we could not give up this location, and after the maritime week, we will return to the coolness of the Apennines starting July 14.

Sports hall "PalaBarlera"

Sestola’s Palazzetto dello Sport is the facility where United Camp’s boys hold their daily training sessions.

The facility is anexcellence in the area: in fact, it offers two regulation parquet courts, with 4 baskets in total, allowing the Technical Staff to divide the boys so that each one has the right space and attention.

The PalaBarlera, within easy walking distance of the hotel, is for the exclusive use of United Camp from morning to evening, so evening activities related to basketball and beyond can also be organized. During United Camp, while respecting athletes’ rest and recovery, there is no stopping!

In addition, a few meters away is a nice lighted playground that has an additional 4 baskets, which can be used to organize both daytime and evening activities.

federico vecchi


Camp Director Federico Vecchi is National Coach and territorial trainer for FIP courses. Federico has important experiences behind him in A2 series benches (Ferrara, Imola, Forlì) and as Head of Youth Sector, in particular we remember his experience leading the nursery of Virtus Bologna (2015-2019) and Basket Ravenna. He currently serves as Head of Youth Sector for UEB Cividale del Friuli, where he coaches the U19 Eccellenza formation in addition to being assistant coach in the A2 championship.

Alessio marchini


Alessio is a National Coach native of La Spezia, where he began coaching. He moved to Tuscany in 1998 and remained there until 2011, coaching as head coach in Castelfiorentino in B2, in Pontedera with promotion from C to B2, in Empoli reaching the Promotion Final in B1, and finally in Lucca again in B2. Then the move to Trento, where from 2012 to 2019 he is Head of the Youth Sector of Aquila Basket: coaching youth he reaches five National Finals (with U18 championship final in 2017), in addition to winning the Next Generation Cup in 2019. In recent seasons he has returned to Tuscany, as head coach in Serie B at Empoli and, from the 2021/2022 season, at Etrusca San Miniato.

Julian Loperfido


Coach, with both senior and youth sector experience. After his beginnings at the San
Mamolo Bologna, has accumulated experience in the youth sectors of Castiglione Murri Bologna,
Salus pallacanestro Bologna, BSL San Lazzaro and Fortitudo Bologna. Among seniors, after starts
in the D series at San Mamolo and assisting coach Marco Carretto in the C Gold at Castiglione
Murri, served as head coach for Cvd basketball club in Casalecchio di Reno (C series),
for Olimpia Castel San Pietro (C series). In 21/22 and 22/23 he coaches for the New flying balls
Ozzano in the national B series with whom they surprisingly reached the play-offs in both seasons.
In 2023-24, by personal choice, he took a year off to recharge his batteries in preparation for the
upcoming sports season.

francesco nieddu


Francis is National Coach and Minibasket Instructor, as well as territorial trainer for FIP courses. A long career in the youth sector at every level, both men's and women's: we remember the more than ten years of militancy at BSL San Lazzaro, the four-year period 2015-2019 at Virtus Bologna, as well as Romagna experiences in Lugo and Rimini. After two years in Tuscany at Nico Basket, coaching both the youth and women's A2 series, he returned to St. Lazarus leading the U19 Eccellenza and C Silver teams.

Andrea Mondini


He has been coaching both youth and senior teams for several years. For nine years he was a coach at S.G.
Fortitudo Bologna and simultaneously worked with Fortitudo Academy Bologna,
filling different roles in the various categories: from assistant coach and head coach in the
youth, to the head coach of the first team playing in the C gold championship. In the season
2023-24 coaches the men's first team (Series C) and the under-19 team of F. Francia Zola Predosa.

Alessandro ancona


Alessandro is a Coach and began his career in Piedmont, his region. He has been working with young people here for more than eight years, and for the past four seasons in particular he has joined the coaching staff of the youth sector of CUS Torino, where in 2022-2023 he will lead as head coach the U19 Eccellenza group.

Alexander Manetti


Basic coach, mini-basketball instructor and basic physical trainer. From 1016 to 2020 coach various minibasket groups and assistant coach youth sector Basket Donoratico (group U14 Elite and U16). Since 2020 Responsible for minibasket, youth sector coach Pallacanestro Piombino (satellite club of Basket Golfo, National B series) in these years leading the groups U14 Elite and U15 excellence. In the current season head coach of the U13, U15 groups and assistant coach of the U19 Gold group; currently assistant coach of the 2011 Tuscany regional selection.

Mark Armellin


Marco is a coach and minibasket instructor. His entire career takes place in the Treviso area, in fact He began to approach coaching as an assistant instructor at the age of 17, in Ghirada at Treviso basketball. He also later collaborates with Pol. Casale, a club for which he serves as coach in the under14/under15 and under17 brackets. In the 2023/24 season he coaches the U14s both Silver and Elite and the U15 Gold.

alessandro senni


Alessandro is Coach, beginning his career in his hometown at Junior Basket Ravenna. He then moved to Virtus Bologna, joining the youth sector staff and also serving as Head of the Guesthouse, living in contact with the boys 24/7. Since 2018 he has been coaching again in Ravenna, at the Tree Company, where this year he coached the U14 Elite and U15 Excellence groups.

davide gelao

physical trainer

Davide is a Physical Trainer, Coach and Minibasket Instructor. He has been working in youth sectors between Apulia and Piedmont for 8 years. For the past three years he has been working in Turin, where he currently serves as Head of Physical Training for the youth sector of Reale Mutua Basket Torino (A2) while also collaborating with the youth sector of Pallacanestro Nichelino.

Christian lecce

physical trainer

Christian is a Physical Trainer, as well as a Clinical Kinesiologist and a student of osteopathy, who also holds the qualification of Basic Coach. Da tre stagioni è il preparatore del 3s Cordenons in C Silver, nell'ultima stagione ha seguito i gruppi giovanili del NB2000 Pordenone, FIPP Pordenone e 3s Basket Cordenons.

lorenzo spadoni

physical trainer

Lorenzo has been the head of athletic training for Junior Basket Ravenna, an A2 league club, for the past five seasons, where he worked as a trainer of the youth groups of Excellence and, from the 2021/2022 season, as a trainer of the first team. In 2017, he served as physical trainer for the Emilia Romagna men's and women's Regional Representatives.

marco carretto


Marco is a National Coach and has worked extensively with both youth and seniors in his career. His youth sector experiences include Virtus Bologna, International Imola and Vis Ferrara, as well as Castel San Pietro, Castiglione Murri and Pol. Pontevecchio, where he also served as Tenic Manager. For the past five seasons he has been assistant coach of KLEB Basket Ferrara in the A2 league.