July 14 - 21 Sestola (MO)

The program Technical Further Education

Girls and boys will be part of a real team, with whom they will train for the entire week, forging bonds on and off the field and developing that spirit of cooperation that is essential both in sports and in daily life.

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 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.

At the end of the week all campers will receive a personalized paper report containing practical tips for their future technical/physical improvement.

We try to leave girls and boys with not only fond memories of their experience at United Camp, but also a tangible contribution to help them improve both technically and physically.

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A week of training dedicated to boys and girls born between 2014 and 2005 to improve their fundamentals by comparing themselves with their peers from 1vs1 to 5vs5.

The main focus of the week will be the care of technique applied to the game, improving both the execution of technical/physical gestures and the ability to choose when to use them according to various game situations.

For the boys, a chance to be part of a real “team,” comparing themselves with athletes from other backgrounds and experiencing the technical and physical training methodologies of the United Camp staff.

At the end of the week, each boy will receive the“United Report” a paper report with technical analysis and advice on technical/physical aspects 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.

Davide d'atri


Camp Co-Director Davide D'Atri is a National Coach and National Minibasket Instructor. In his long career dedicated to youth, he has 9 years of experience within the youth sector of Fortitudo Bologna and 5 years in that of Virtus Bologna: in both clubs he also holds the position of Minibasket Manager. He is currently the technical manager of the nursery of F. Francia Zola Predosa.

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.

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.

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.

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.

paolo dalé


A native Brescia coach, Paolo's name is inextricably linked to BSL San Lazzaro. He arrived at the Bologna club in 2006 and after just one season took the reins of the women's first team, in addition to his work in the youth sector with both girls and boys. From 2011 until the current season, he is completely dedicated to the development of the women's section of the BSL, which has become over the years one of the best category nurseries in the Emilia Romagna region, which Paolo leads both as coach of the B series and as technical manager of the youth and minibasket sector.

daniele carnaroli


Daniele is a National Minibasketball Coach and Instructor. His name is inseparable from Argenta basketball: he has been coaching here since 2007, taking care of the youth and mini-basketball sectors. From 2018 to 2021, he coaches Junior Basket Ravenna's 2005 lineup in the Eccellenza championships. In 2019, he participates in the Salsomaggiore Trophy of Regions as coach of the Emilia Romagna men's representative team, while in 2022 he leads the same regional representative team to the Ludec Cup tournament.

lorenzo formica


Lorenzo began coaching in Florence, his hometown, before moving on to some of Tuscany's top clubs such as Arezzo, Don Bosco Livorno and Mens Sana Siena. Since 2014, he has been in Piombino, where he has held various roles including youth coach, assistant coach in Serie B, and coach coordinator of the yellow-blue club.

alessandro Zamparini


Alessandro developed his career in Friuli Venezia Giulia, in clubs working with local youth such as Codroipo, Casarsa and Pordenone, even joining the FVG regional selection staff. Last season he served as assistant coach in the A2 series at UEB Gesteco Cividale.