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 specialised and dedicated individual and team resources, regardless of the athlete’s location in the state.
Players compete at national championship tournaments in their relevant age groups – Under 20s, Under 18s and Under 16s, and new/younger players are given representative experience through the Under 17s and Under 15s Emerging Teams portion of the program.
State team and Emerging Team coaches are provided with state-of-the-art training and sport-science resources, in addition to ongoing support from regionally-dedicated State Performance Managers.
STATE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
> Identify athletes at State Championships, state team trials and through the Future Development Program, with identified athletes displaying characteristics and ability of an elite athlete
> Transitioning ‘potential’ into ‘talent’ by developing, reinforcing and monitoring positive training habits
> Increased contact with expert coaches
> Further educate athletes about sports science and sports medicine concepts
> Prepare athletes for national championships, in their home environments
> Improved support for state team coaches
> Improved preparation and development of lower-age players
> Provide regional support for identified coaches and athletes
Like to know more about the Future Development Program? Email Basketball Queensland State Performance Managers: Brady Walmsley (Queensland north) [email protected] or Mel Downer (Queensland south) [email protected].