WBSC Supercamp

2 July - 8 July 9 July - 15 July Special Girls Session 16 July - 22 July Sportilia
Via Spinello 167 Frazione Spinello 47018 S.Sofia (FC) - Italy

Camper 580 EURO

All fees include

Campers who sign up for 2 or 3 sessions pay a discounted fee of 560 euros per week including Saturday (full board) between the chosen sessions.

Group Discounts

Enrolling a group of 5 Campers or more the camp fee will be as follows

From 5 to 9 Campers 570 EURO
Over 10 and brothers 560 EURO

The fee includes:

  • 6 days full board accomodation and the lunch of the sunday
  • The WBSC "The One" 
  • Welcome kit (camp uniform, tshirt, socks and shoes bag)
  • Camp Yearbook
  • Videos and pictures (digital download format)
  • Medical care
  • Basketball clinics
  • Evaluation report card
  • Recreational activities
  • Assistance by qualified staff
  • Thirdparty and personal accident insurance (UnipolSai type a1 – Shelter € 10/day max 30 days – Medical charges refund € 3000,00 max with € 150,00 deducible).

Fees do not include extra and personal services other than above specified.

INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL SCHOOL CLAUDIO PAPINI

The practice program will be tailored to the age, physical ability and technical knowledge of each participant. All the campers will be divided in 3 groups by age and personal skills.

1. NIT 10-11 years 

2. NCAA 12-15 years

3. NBA 16-20 years

The WBSC Supercamps has 3 regular basketball indoor courts with 12 baskets and 2 outdoor courts with 6 baskets. 

Camp picture (20cmx30cm) 10 €
Laundry for 3 washing services 36 €
1 day Full board accommodation 70 €
1 day Half board accommodation 60 €
1 night B&B accommodation 45 €
Lunch of Sunday for parents/friends 22 €

All campers must report to the Supercamp office at the Sportilia campus for the check-in (office: +39 347 2150425 - Tel +39 0543 996080 - www.sportilia.it ) between 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, first day of the camp.
The fee includes six days full-board accommodation and the lunch of Sunday.
The camp check-out is saturday after the All Stars games, the awards and the lunch.

Shuttle to the Camp
From Forlì railways station to Wbsc camp: Sunday at 12.30 am (the service takes 1 hour).
From WBSC camp to Forlì railways station: Saturday at 1.00 pm (the service takes 1 hour).
From/to airports: all campers must sign their flights schedule into the online registration form.

If desired, remember to book the transfer by filling in the appropriate space in the registration form.

How can I sign up

Registrations

All the applications have to be done by the  on-line registration. Fill the online form. The down payment of 200 euro will have to be paid by a credit card on your WBSC account.  A medical certificate that declares the suitability to play basketball is required. The balance will have to be settled at the camp check-in. 

Payments

Credit card accepted: Visa - Mastercard – Vpay - Maestro - Googlepay - Applepay

The balance will be paid at the camp check-in. You can also pay the balance by a bank transfer to:

Receiver: Wbsc Supercamp
Bank: Crédite Agricole Cariparma S.p.a.
Bank address: Piazza XX Settembre, 15 - 47121 Forlì (Italy)
Bic Swift code # : CRPPIT2PXXX
Iban code: IT02 U062 3013 2000 00046690478
in case of further bank info, please ask to: info@wbscsupercamps.com

Attention
Fill the bank transfer with name, last name and date of birth of the camper.

Cancellation

The deposit shall be refunded minus an amount for office expenses, only on condition of cancellation being made within and no later eight days before the date of beginning of the select session. No refund shall be made in case of the camper withdrawing for family, personal or disciplinary reasons before the end of the camp.

Information

06.30 a.m shooting or ballhandling + 1 on 1
07.00 a.m Wake-up call
07.30 a.m Breakfast
08.30 a.m Practice
11.00 a.m shooting or ballhandling + 1 on 1
12.30 a.m Lunch
2.00 p.m 3on3 games with boys & girls mixed
3.00 p.m Afternoon practice
4.30 p.m Games
7.30 p.m Dinner
9.00 p.m Games
11.00 p.m In room
11.30 p.m Lights off

To call campers, Sportilia reception phone ++39 0543 996080 between 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. or between 7:00 and 10 p.m.
For urgent calls, WBSC mobile ++39 347 2150425.

Each camper will be provided with WBSC "The One Welcome Kit"  compound by  the camp uniform and shorts, t-shirt, water flask, shoes bag and personal evaluation report card.

The campers registered for 2 or 3 sessions will receive one full “WBSC Kit” each session.

The awards ceremony will take place the saturday morning of each session after the Nit, Ncaa and Nba finals games. 

WBSC SUPERCAMP MEMORY PICTURE
The camper can choose his camp's picture (size 20x30 cm) online or at the check-in. The cost is € 10. 

About the clothes for the camp, bring with you t-shirts, shorts, socks, underwear, sneakers, hat, sweatshirt and bathrobe. You'll practice for 6 intensive days. He have an hotel service at Sportilia dorm. Towels and linens are daily provided by the hotel.

WBSC Supercamp laundry service
The camper can choose the laundry service online or at the check-in. The cost is € 36. The service includes 3 washing times per session.

Any serious violation of the Supercamp rules, failure to comply with rules of good behaviour, or damage caused to facilities, equipment and personal property shall entail the immediate expulsion from the Supercamp as well as compensation for damages.

We have a professional trainer to prevent and take care of any accident. The Trainer will be at the camp all the weeks.

Parents and friends wishing to spend a few days in the Apennine hills of Romagna will be welcome. For informations: www.sportilia.it, www.turismoforlivese.it and www.bagnodiromagnaturismo.it

To attend the camp each camper must have a medical certificate that declares the suitability to play basketball.
The camp fee includes third-party and personal accident insurance. 
We suggest to you to be in good shape. Before coming to the camp do some conditioning workout or basketball practices.

Week type of the WBSC Supercamp

9:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check-in of campers and coaches at the Supercamp office of the Sportilia campus
1.30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch
3:30 p.m. Camp meeting in the main basketball Gym -  preparation for the evaluation scrimmages
4:00 p.m. Evaluation scrimmages
7:30 p.m. Dinner
9:00 p.m. Camp meeting and Staff presentation in the campus auditorium

6:30 a.m. Individual workout
8:30 a.m. Nit – Ncaa – Nba practice
11:00 a.m. Individual classes
2:00 p.m. 3on3 games with boys & girls mixed
3:00 p.m. Nba - Ncaa - Nit Finals
4:30 p.m. League games
9:00 p.m. League games

8:30 a.m. Room inspection
9:00 a.m. Nit – Ncaa – Nba meeting in the main basketball Gym
9:15 a.m. Giving-out of evaluation cards by the camp coaches
9:30 a.m. Divisions All Stars Games
11:00 a.m. Awards and farewell
12:00 a.m. Lunch

The Supercamp philosophy

The International Basketball School "Claudio Papini" is the result of the great experience gained over time by the staff of the WBSC with the organization of many editions of Supercamp. These years of hard work have allowed us to develop a technical program based on modern teaching methodologies and the great professional experience of our instructors. At Sportilia, all campers can improve their technical, tactical, motor and mental deficiencies. In addition, the campus life allows everyone, Italians and foreigners, to expand their personal knowledge by interacting with peers and coaches from many countries around the world. The weekly program, which includes 2 mandatory daily training sessions, an optional individual class, is complemented and enriched by the league tournament, individual challenges and video footage. Our technical staff, in complete harmony with the age, level and real needs of each participant, proposes games and individual and group exercises that allow everyone to improve their technical-tactical abilities and discover all the secrets of the game of basketball. Our slogan is: training, play, training, improvement.

Our technical and tactical goals

The Sportilia Campus with its 6 regular fields offers the opportunity for everyone to train on different technical and tactical goals through targeted work on individual and team fundamentals and role specialization (only for the NCAA and NBA Divisions) with individual classes. During the week, a didactic progression is proposed to all campers that addresses the following goals: footwork, ball handling, passing, shooting, 1c1 with and without the ball, 2c2 and 3c3 attack-defense. The league games allow verifying the work done during the day through the 5c5 playful-competitive. For girls (compatible with the number of enrollees), a specific afternoon training session on shooting with regular balls is also provided.

Special girls session

Each edition of the camp has got around 150 girls. Last year we had 90 girls enrolled at the Special girls session.

We have come up with a new idea for national and international youth female basketball. In the third session all the girls will practice with a professional staff specialized in the women coaching. Nobody could even believe it, nobody tried it before and nobody thought it would be possible. We felt it was a time that “ basketball girls” could practice in their own space . We’ve always thought it’ll be possible, we have worked hard to make it possible during the months contacting people on Facebook who had this passion inside, our basketball willing and true friends. We have looked for the best educators, head coaches and former basketball players in Italy and beyond the borders for the “Basketball girls”. We may say we have found them and got them involved with great enthusiasm.

We are ready now. If you are ready too for this session it will certainly be our mutual success.
If you like to improve like person and as well as player, if you are humble enough, aware of your limits and have a desire to share “tears and sweat of basket” on the courts with other girl teammates we’ll be ready and happy to work together.

There will be no differences in race, colour of the skin, language or religion. You may improve in physical potential, technique or skills and we will work on together. You are definitely going to spend a wonderful week devoted to basketball with other friends and our coaches. It just depends on your own wish, application and love for basketball to let it be real with friends who believe the same.

You will never be alone, but you must respect the Camp rules, schedules and always practise hard. Then you will be able to say “I was there” and I have lived through an unforgettable week.
If you like practising and/or competiting with boys, there are two more weeks where groups will not be separated and you can share the basketball experience together.

3on3 Tournament

In NIT, NCAA and NBA Division a 3on3 tournament will be played with free subscription for mixed teams with girls and boys.

Head coaching staff

WBSC is proud to introduce the Head Coaching staff. An international coaching group from 13 different countries is ready to share his basketball knowledge and energy to all campers attending the WBSC Supercamp. 

Sportilia

Sportilia is a veritable American College in Europe, 800 metres above sea level, equipped for all sports, with an area of two hundred thousand square metres in the green hills of Santa Sofia in the province of Forlì-Cesena.

The Campus of Sportilia offers a sports building with an artificially-pressed seasoned beech floor produced by an advanced processing technique designed to achieve outstanding practicability and elasticity. The WBSC Supercamps has 3 regular basketball indoor courts with 12 baskets and 2 outdoor courts with 6 baskets. The centre chosen by many Italian and foreign federations (basketball, soccer, volleyball and handball) as a retreat for their national teams. Go to the www.sportilia.it

Accommodation will be provided to all campers at the Sportilia campus. WBSC SUPERCAMP campers will have the exclusive use of all sports facilities

Campers will be able to take advantage of the following services: 3-bed first-class rooms, congress centre, lounge bar, restaurant, games room, medical rooms and in-house laundry. All sporting activities will be carried out within the Sportilia campus which is out of bounds to all motor vehicles.

By Car
From south, take the toll free highway E45, direction to Ravenna. Take the exit S. Piero in Bagno and than follow the sign Passo del Carnaio. After 15 km get the direction to Spinello. For the drivers on the Motorway A14 take Cesena North exit and than E45 to Rome (Exit S. Piero in Bagno).

By Train
A Supercamp transfer service is available for all those arriving by train, leaving from the Forlì central railway station at 12.00 o'clock each Sunday, first day of the camp. If desired, remember to book the transfer by filling in the appropriate space in the registration form.

By Airplane
The closest airports are in Bologna or Ancona.
www.bologna-airport.it 
www.anconaairport.com 

A lot of wonderful and amazing amenities and landscapes are very close to our Sportilia campus. It’s good to mention the Parco Nazionale delle foreste Casentinesi (a National park), Santa Sofia and the Bagno di Romagna’s thermal facilities. 
The aquatic park of Atlantica in Cesenatico town is an hour's drive far away. Mirabilandia, one of the biggest amusement parks in Italy, is an hour’s drive far away. All the boys/girls love those places. 
Not so far there are many famous and historical religious sites like the Monastero di Camaldoli and Verna. Many others ancient and artistic towns like Rimini, San Marino, Ravenna, Bologna, Firenze, Assisi, Venezia and Roma can be reached by car. 

Frequently asked questions

Questions and answers for parents, campers, coach of the WBSC Supercamp

HOW OLD MUST THE WBSC SUPERCAMP PARTICIPANTS BE?
The WBSC Supercamp is for boys and girls between 10 and 20 years old. For younger campers please contact coach Stefano Colombo at colombo@wbscsupercamps.com 

MY CHILD DOES NOT PLAY BASKETBALL IN ANY TEAM. CAN HE/SHE PARTICIPATE?
The WBSC Supercamp is open to young people, without any distinction between those who play in a team and those who do not. The camp technical program starts with scrimmage games and evaluation drills, in order to allow coaches to form homogeneous training groups by age, ability, and experience.

MY CHILD PLAYS PIVOT IN HIS/HER BASKETBALL TEAM. DOES THE PROGRAM INCLUDE A SPECIFIC TRAINING?
Yes, it does. The daily program includes specific training sessions, the so-called "individual classes".

I AM A YOUTH COACH, HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE SUPERCAMP?
If you wish to participate as an assistant you have to mail, fax or e-mail us your curriculum. Our technical Staff will contact you. Instead, if you wish to participate as an observer, you can visit our website, where you will find all necessary application instructions and conditions.

WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE?
Registrations are accepted till complete booking of the available places, i.e. about 200 for each sessions.

WHEN SHALL THE SETTLEMENT BE PAID?
The settlement shall be paid upon checking in, and it can be made cash or credit card, from 9.00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WBSC Supercamp secretary's office in Sportilia.
IS THERE ANY DISCOUNT IF MY CHILD REGISTERS WITH OTHER TEAMMATES?
Sure there is. The WBSC SUPERCAMP has decided to reward group registrations of at least 5 people, with 2 special fee bands, called "club discounts":

from 5 to 9 participants: euro 570
more than 10 participants, and brothers: euro 560

The Camper enrolled for 2 sessions pays 560 euro per session and get the saturday night free of charge.

WHICH DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE REGISTRATION?
The registration can be made only by filling the online form. To finalize the registration please pay the 200 € as down payment by credit card on your WBSC account. Cards accepted:  Visa - Mastercard – Vpay - Maestro - Applepay - Googlepay.  A health certificate issued for non-competitive sport activity purpose is required at the registration process. 

IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A PICTURE AS A SOUVENIR OF THE SUPERCAMP?
On registering, it is possible to book the 20x30 cm photo of the camp group, which will be handed over at the end of the week. Additionally, during the week, there will be a camp official photographer, to whom the participants can order either printed or digital individual pictures.

IF MY CHILD ARRIVES BY TRAIN OR AIRPLANE, HOW CAN HE/SHE REACH SPORTILIA?
He/She must reach the Forlì railway station on Sunday by 12:30 a.m. The WBSC Supercamp shuttle service will take him/her directly to Sportilia (about on hour drive). The WBSC Supercamp shuttle service will drive the campers back to the Forlì railways station. Departure from the camp at 1.00 p.m. (About one hour drive).

From/to Airports; all campers must sign their flights schedule into the online registration form or email the flight schedule to: info@wbscsupercamps.com 

WHERE DO TRAININGS TAKE PLACE?
All trainings take place within Sportilia. We are hosted in this wonderful sport center, equipped with 3 parquet courts and with 2 outdoor fields with panoramic view on the adjoining mountains. In these fields it is advisable to wear a cap.

HOW MANY TRAININGS ARE SCHEDULED DAILY?
From Monday to Friday two trainings per day are scheduled: one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The evaluation tests will take place starting from 4 p.m. on the arrival Sunday, the day of arrival.

HOW LONG THE TRAININGS LAST?
The morning training usually goes from 8.30 to 12.00 a.m., whereas in the afternoon it goes from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. However the training duration will be different according to the participant age, and is subject to a daily evaluation based upon the intensity of the previous sessions.
The daily schedule can be reviewed on our website.

IF DURING TRAININGS OR MATCHES MY CHILD GETS HURT, WHAT SHALL HE/SHE DO?
A physiotherapist is always present at the Supercamp, in order to prevent and treat any slight accident. In case of trauma or fracture, the kid will be taken to the closest hospital. 

WHAT IS THE COMPOSITION OF THE WBSC SUPERCAMP TECHNICAL STAFF?
The WBSC SUPERCAMP was started in 1993 as youth camp for sheer training. Since then, it has always had the purpose of offering campers the possibility of training with an international staff of chief professional coaches specialized in youth training.

HOW CAN I TALK TO MY CHILD?
The reception of Sportilia is open from 8 in the morning until midnight. It is advisable to call during the following intervals:
7,30 – 8,30
12,30 – 14,00
19,00 – 23,00

WHAT IS THE TELEPHONE NUMBER OF SPORTILIA?
The Sportilia reception number is +39 0543 996080

CAN I CALL MY CHILD ON HIS/HER MOBILE?
Yes you can. Furthermore, during trainings and games, mobiles must be turned off.

CAN PARENTS AND FRIENDS STAY IN SPORTILIA WITH THE KIDS?
As a general rule it is not possible, but the WBSC can evaluate special circumstances. If parents and friends wish to spend time on the Apennines of Romagna, they can find information at: 

Santa Sofia Tourist Information Office +39 0543 971297
Bagno di Romagna Tourist Information Office +39 0543911046
Can parents and friends have lunch with the kids on Sunday, the day of arrival at the camp? 
Yes, they can, until all available extra places are fully booked. Lunch booking through the online registration form or to: info@wbscsupercamps.com 

MY CHILD IS LEAVING FOR THE SUPERCAMP. WHAT SHALL I PUT IN HIS/HER SUITCASE?
The luggage should include underwear for one week, a bathrobe, a training suit, a fleece, slides, sneakers, and casual outfit for leisure-time.

WHAT ABOUT THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR TRAININGS AND MATCHES?
When registering, each camper receives the supercamp kit consisting in: reversible jersey and shorts to be used when playing in the league tournament matches. For training, the campers shall put in the luggage their basketball shoes, a cap, socks and sport outfits.

IF MY CHILD STAYS FOR A FORTNIGHT, SHALL HE/SHE BRING TWO OUTFIT SETS?
Yes he/she shall. Those staying for a fortnight will receive two supercamp gear kits.

IS THERE ANY LAUNDRY SERVICE?
Yes, there is. the laundry service is available upon charge, and it must be reserved on the entry card, or upon registration. The cost is 36 euro for 3 washes. 

MY CHILD MUST DIET FOR HEALTH REASONS, IS THERE ANY PROBLEM?
No, there isn't. You will have to write down your child's needs in the special space of the registration form.

MY CHILD IS UNDER MEDICAL TREATMENT, FOR WHICH DRUGS ARE PRESCRIBED. IS IT NECESSARY TO COMMUNICATE IT?
Yes, it is. On the registration form it is necessary to indicate that the kid is under medical treatment. It will be our care to contact you to know the details, and inform the camp medical staff, who will look after your child.

MY CHILD WILL PARTICIPATE TO THE SUPERCAMP WITH SOME FRIENDS. CAN THEY SHARE THE SAME ROOM?
Yes, they can. You just have to indicate the name of the friends in the entry card. The WBSC SUPERCAMP staff will arrange their accommodation in double, triple or, in special cases, even quadruple rooms.

WHAT TIME ARE ARRIVALS TO AND DEPARTURES FROM WBSC SUPERCAMP SCHEDULED?
Arrivals are scheduled from 9.00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the camp initial Sunday, when registration, fee settlement and accommodation will be made at the Supercamp secretary's office. Departures are scheduled on Saturday, after the All Star Games, prizegiving - where parents can attend too - and after lunch, hence after 1.30 p.m.

THE YOUTHS WILL BE LOOKED AFTER ALL DAY LONG?
The WBSC SUPERCAMP staff looks after the campers 24 hours a day, in order to ensure them a continuos assistance during the whole Camp. It goes without saying, that any serious infringement of the camp regulations, any misbehavior, any damage to equipment or to someone else's properties will imply the immediate expulsion from the Supercamp, as well as the damage refund. We are proud to say that no camper has ever been banished from the WBSC SUPERCAMP.

IS THERE ANY OUTING SCHEDULED DURING THE CAMP'S WEEK?
No there isn't. Actually, the Supercamp means basketball, trainings and matches only. Therefore, the campers never go out of the Sportilia campus, which is completely at our disposal, but no vehicle is allowed inside.

MY CHILD'S CLUB SPORT SEASON ENDED IN MAY. WHAT SHALL HE/SHE DO IN ORDER TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE FOR THE SUPERCAMP?
Since ever WBSC SUPERCAMP has always had a strong technical character, its focus for fundamentals being the main goal. The hard daily work requires a strenuous physical effort by participants, one day after the other. Therefore, it is both advisable and desirable that the youths do not stop and keep training until the day before leaving for the camp. Do not hesitate to ask our technical staff for a pre-camp individual training program.

HOW MUCH MONEY SHALL I GIVE MY CHILD FOR THE SUPERCAMP?
The cafeteria and the game room are the only places where campers can spend money in Sportilia. Therefore, our suggestion is to give your child only the strictly necessary money.

WHICH ARE THE BEST WAYS TO REACH SPORTILIA?
Sportilia is located at 850 meters above sea level, in the municipality of Santa Sofia, in the district of Forlì. Coming from North, follow the A14 freeway and take the exit for Cesena Nord, from here you follow the E45 highway in the direction of Rome. After about 50 km, take the exit for San Piero in Bagno, then drive in the direction of the Carnaio pass, driving up for about 15 km. Sportilia is located in Spinello, a small village in the municipality of Santa Sofia. Travelling from South, you must take the E45 highway from Rome, passing through Perugia and take the exit for San Piero in Bagno. Coming from Forlì (about 50 km far), take the provincial road to Meldola – Santa Sofia. Once in Santa Sofia (about 30 km far from Forlì), you follow the directions for Spinello.