Youth basketball can be classified as players from 12 – 16 years of age. This is a pivotal time, as it is generally around this age that athletes consider perhaps taking their basketball career to the next level.
July is a busy month for our elite athletes in Queensland, with the U16 Nationals for Men and Women at the Sunshine Coast and the Talent Development Program and College Development Tours going over to the USA.
Applications are now open for coaching positions for the 2019 Under 20 Queensland State Teams! Candidates for Head Coaching positions will be shortlisted and candidates on the shortlist will be interviewed in the first two week of August 2018.
By Madi Crowley Basketball Queensland Referee Development Manager. The Queensland Basketball League (QBL) is the highest standard of basketball that Queensland has to offer, excluding our National League teams, so it follows that it is refereed by the best officials in the state.
By Peter Pollock, Basketball Queensland Coach Development Manager. Coaching can be a tough task sometimes! It’s a competitive environment that requires a lot of time and resources into preparing your team and your players.
Basketball Queensland would like to congratulate to Tamuri Wigness from Cairns Basketball and Blake Jones from South West Metro who have both been selected for the Australian Crocs
Queensland would like to congratulate Ashlee Hannan from the Sunshine Coast Phoenix and Alexandra Fowler from Townsville Basketball for being selected for the Australian Sapphires to compete in the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup!
Luke Cann was the Head Coach for the Under 18 Boys South at the Australian Junior Championships where his team won Silver. We wanted to find out what Luke’s key learnings were from his AJC experience and what he believes to be the keys to success in coaching.
Lisa Brennan and Rebecca Schatz were the assistant coaches for the North and South Under 18 National teams respectively. Both coaches are multiple state representatives for Queensland.
Basketball is booming and is now the biggest sport in the world, played in 213 countries, which is in 5 more countries than soccer. There is no doubt that a new era of basketball has begun!