DEVELOPING AND PREPARING YOUNG BASKETBALL ATHLETES TO REPRESENT QUEENSLAND
The State Performance Program (SPP) involves the systematic and progressive identification, selection and development of athletes in the Under 15 to Under 20 age groups, in the aim of preparing players to represent Queensland at the Australian Junior Championships.
The program operates in two separate regions – north and south Queensland – to enable players to access specialized and dedicated individual and team resources, regardless of the athlete’s location in the state.
Athletes who meet the state selection policy criteria nominate & trial for selection and are assessed against state & national performance criteria before engaging in a dedicated training program ultimately leading to selection in the Queensland State team and experience at the Australian National level.
Identified athletes work on technical, tactical, physical, mental skills and concepts in a dedicated SPP by age program designed to improve both understanding and performance by each athlete within a team context.
Selected athletes compete at national championship tournaments in their relevant age groups – Under 20, Under 18s and Under 16s, and new/younger athletes are given representative experience through the College Exposure tour (CET) and State Development Team.
State team and Emerging Team coaches are provided with National best practice training, sport-science resources, in addition to ongoing technical tactical support from regionally-dedicated State Performance Manager North or South
STATE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
- Identify athletes displaying the characteristics and ability of an elite athlete at Regional & State Championships, SPP trials and through the Future Development Program,
- Transition ‘potential’ into ‘talent’ by developing, reinforcing and monitoring positive training habits & providing progressive technical and tactical instruction to SPP athletes
- Increase training contact time with expert coaches under the direction of SPM north & south
- Educate athletes about sports science and sports medicine and how it relates to their own performance
- Effectively prepare athletes individually and as a state team for National Championships, both in their home environments and through centralised camps or well-planned program
- Provide effective performance and coaching support for State Team coaches
- Prioritise and Improve the preparation and development of lower-age players
- Provide regional support for identified talented SPP coaches and athletes through a remote management plan including the use of the BQ OwnUrGoal APP and other technology
Like to know more about the State Performance Program (SPP)? Email Basketball Queensland State Performance Manager Mel Downer (Queensland South):[email protected] or General Manager – Game Development Warwick Cann: [email protected].