December 11, 2017
Australia’s longest running basketball training camp will be running again this January at Harristown State High School in Toowoomba.
Supercamp is aimed at boys and girls from six to 18 years of age and caters for beginners to experienced players.
Most of the children that attend Supercamp are from Queensland and NSW, but it also draws many young South Burnett basketball players and their parents.
The camp is the brainchild of coach Clarence ‘Pop’ Dickerson, the former head coach of the Gold Coast Warriors and Toowoomba Mountaineers ABA teams.
“There is no doubting the success of Supercamp,” Clarence said.
“The longevity of the camp, which is now in its 30th year, is an indication of its popularity.
“I can confidently say that Supercamp is the longest running basketball camp in Australia.”
Clarence said that back in basketball’s hey-days of the 1980’s and 1990’s, Supercamp would regularly attract 400 to 500 juniors each year.
While the sport has now spawned other training camps, over the past 10 to 15 years Supercamp has been consistently attracting around 250 players to each camp.
“That is still a really good number, and I think’s it’s also a really good indication that the game of basketball is in very good shape,” Clarence said.
Supercamp offers three training sessions each day: morning, afternoon and evening.
This timing assures that the coaching staff are given ample time to teach and the players are given ample time to learn.
At January’s Supercamp, Pop Dickerson will be joined by former Brisbane Bullets great Andre Moore, along with NBL Hall of Fame coach Brian Kerle and other experienced coaches.
“Over the years we’ve had many children from the South Burnett attend Supercamp, and now they’re grown up and are sending their own children here,” Clarence said.
“So we’ll be holding a 30 year reunion the night before the start of January’s Supercamp, and we’d like all past South Burnett campers to come along.”
Further information about Supercamp is available online or by phoning 0417-196-151.