Our Technical Staff
United Camp ‘s Technical Staff consists of professional Coaches and Physical Trainers with proven Youth Sector experience at every age group.
This versatility allows us to be able to follow girls and boys in both the mini-basketball and youth sectors according to their needs, both from a technical and physical-athletic and cognitive point of view.
United Camp puts the focus on the different necessities of every young player, helping them to develope their skills.
The staff of United Camp 2024 week by week
Federico Vecchi – Director
Alessio Marchini – Coach
Alessandro Ancona – Coach
Lorenzo Formica – Coach
Paolo Zonca – Physical trainer
Who we are
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.
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 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.
Paolo is a National Physical Trainer as well as a Coach and Minibasket Instructor. In his career he has many experiences at the youth level (5 seasons at Fortitudo Bologna, 4 at Virtus), senior men (Mantua A2 Gold, Cento B series) and senior women (Libertas Bologna A2 series, Mantua A2 series). In the 2021/2022 season, he returned to the big leagues as physical trainer for Virtus Bologna women's team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Giovanni grew up basketball-wise in Treviso, first as a player and then as a coach of TVB, with which he reached the National Youth Finals several times, also collaborating with the technical staff of the A series. In 2022-2023 he moved to Cividale del Friuli, where he coached as head coach the U17 Eccellenza and as assistant coach the U19 Eccellenza of UEB Gesteco Cividale, also serving as head coach in the C Silver series for Longobardi Cividale.
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.
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.