IDENTIFYING AND PREPARING YOUNG ATHLETES AND COACHES FOR ELITE BASKETBALL
The Future Development Program (FDP) is the entry-level tier of the High Performance Program, focussing on the identification, support and development of athletes aged 12-13 years old, and on the development of aspiring elite coaches.
The FDP serves to identify potential state and national representative athletes at an age where skill development is crucial to an athlete’s future playing career.
Program participants are introduced to aspects of state-team ideology and systems, and participate in skill-based programs at home, with support from their local associations. Athletes then take part in regional trials, team selections and an All-State Development Camp.
Coach development is also a major focus of the Future Development Program, with Basketball Queensland providing expert coaches and resources in the athlete’s respective regions, and support, training and mentoring for FDP coaches.