Early bird discount until 23rd February 2018

Essex Camp

University of Essex, Colchester

29th July - 3rd August Residential and Day Camp

Price: £570 / £240 ( Day Camper)

This year sees the introduction of our first basketball camp at the University of Essex, Colchester. This camp will be for both residential and day campers.

A Residential Basketball Camp

DCB Camp is for Boys and Girls aged between 11-18. The camp is aimed at young people who wish to improve both their individual and team skills. Campers can choose to attend as either a day or residential camper.
Through practice, drills, workshops  and games players will develop their overall understanding of the game. Campers will practice and play in groups relative to their age/ability.
As well as developing their basketball skills campers will learn about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, working as a member of a team and making good decisions in life. The week will be fun and filled with memorable moments.

The Venue

Essex Sport Arena

The University of Essex, Colchester.


Luis Guill

Spanish National Coach, Fuenlabrada / Murcia, ACB

Camp Director Luis is one of the leading youth team coaches in Spain. Having won numerous European Championships at all age groups whilst helping the likes of Ricky Rubio and Sergio Rodriguez develop there talents. Luis currently coaches in Venezuela where he has been named coach of the year. He has also coached in the Spanish ACB at Fuenlabrada, Murcia and Zaragoza as well as currently being assistant coach on the Spanish national team .

Diana Naydenova

Euroleague and International Player 20+ years

Diana is a former European basketball player who has played at the highest level for over 20 years playing in Italy, Croatia, Hungary aswell as her native Bulgaria. She has represented her country over 100 times and today carries on her long carrer with Barking Abbey in the WBBL. She also dedicates herslef to passing on her knowledge to the younger generations through her work with Greenhouse Sports, a London based charity..

Tope Alli-Balogun

Barking Abbey Academy

Tope is another coach who has formed part of the DCB coaching staff since day 1. Currently an assistant on the WBBL coaching staff as well as leading the UEL womens basketball team in the BUCS championships. Tope is the definition of a student of the game and has a world of knowledge he is eager to pass on to the campers.

The Schedule

An example schedule of a day at camp

07:45 Wake Up
08:00 Breakfast
08:45 Day Campers Arrive
09:00 Warm Up
09:30 Skill Stations
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Special Guest/ Talk
14:30 Warm Up
15:00 Team Coaching
16:00 Games 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 5v5
17:30 Cool Down / Day Campers leave
17:45 Down Time
19:00 Diner
20:00 Extra Activities
22:00 Bedrooms
22:30 Lights Out


When is the camp?

DCB 2018 starts at 4pm on Sunday 29th July 2018. Registration opens at the Essex Sport Arena at 1pm that day, we start training at 4pm. Camp closes at 1pm on Friday 3rd August 2018 and parents should collect players at that time.

What age range does the camp cover?

We cater for players aged 11 to 18 inclusive.

What standard does the camp cater for?

Dan Clark Basketball welcomes players of all abilities. Groups are initially broken up into age based groups but are changed until the coaches feel comfortable that every camper is playing with campers of their own ability.

Does the camp cater for girls as well as boys?

Yes we do. We have some great female coaches that are eager to see the number of girls increase at camp.

What can I do to prepare myself for camp?

Develop your fitness before camp, do not wear new basketball shoes for the first time at camp. (major cause of blisters)

What can I expect to be doing on a daily basis?

Each full day at camp includes fundamental skill stations, team coaching, camp tournaments 1v1, 3v3, 5v5. We will also test our campers out with Allstar games, Staff vs Campers game and 3 point shooting competitions.

Is there medical provision at the camp?

Yes. The staff at Essex Sport Arena are all qualified First Aiders. We can call on a local physio if required. The A and E Department of our local hospital is 5 minutes away.

What about meals?

We will dine on the university Campus for breakfast, lunch and diner. Day campers will join us for lunch.

What are the security arrangements at night?

Designated staff will be on duty each night. All staff are Enhanced DBS checked.

Am I allowed to bring a mobile phone, camera or other valuable items?

We understand that many campers will have a mobile phone at camp. However, we strongly recommend that other valuable items are left at home. Please note that we will not be held responsible for any items that are lost or stolen. Such items are brought to camp at your own risk.


Do you supply water?

At meal times, all drinks are provided by us. Water refit stations will be provided during sessions. Outside of meal times, water is available to purchase at the camp shop.


For any questions not covered here, please contact us.



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