Kids basketball is a great way for kids to build friendships, develop teamwork skills, get active and, most importantly – have fun. Sport has to compete with technology and video games for kids’ leisure time, so it’s more important than ever to foster and adopt ways to make kids basketball enjoyable and fun.
We caught up with Penny Bairstow, mother of one of Queensland’s most prominent basketball families to find out how she and her family got into basketball!
We catch up with Warwick Cann, Basketball Queensland’s newly appointed Game Development Manager to hear how he got into basketball and what he hopes to bring to his new role.
After concluding a successful series of State Championships, Basketball Queensland is pleased to unveil the inaugural QBL Accelerated Referee Program, which will seek to sooner prepare a small, driven, high-potential group of our up-and-coming officials for the demands of QBL officiating.
We’re coming close to the school holidays, which means less time on the basketball courts – with BQJBC and CBSQ also going on a short hiatus for the break. However, this doesn’t have to mean you can’t keep active!
Basketball Queensland would like to officially announce the two coaches who have been appointed to coach the 2018 U20’s State Teams! We would like to congratulate both coaches on their appointment, and wish them and their teams every success at the National Championships next year!
Basketball Queensland would like to acknowledge the outstanding performance from the Australian Crocs and Sapphires who both took home Gold at the 2017 FIBA Oceania U17 Championships which were held in Hagatna, Guam!
Thanks to an arrangement between Basketball Queensland and the National Basketball League (NBL), the 2017 QBL season has seen some extraordinary referee talent, with three NBL referees coming up to give some of our up and coming QBL referees some NBL veteran referee experience.
Just as players are expected to train and attend clinics to improve their performance, the same goes for coaches to ensure they continue learning and developing their skills and knowledge learnt in the Level 1 and 2 Coaching Accreditation Courses.
In light of the 2017 Emerging Teams embarking on the 2017 Emerging Team USA Tour, we wanted to see what some of our previous emerging players have been up to! We caught up with Grace George and Jace Arnold who were both part of the 2016 U17 Emerging Teams to hear how being in an Emerging Team helped shape their basketball journey and what they got out of their experience: