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.
Last weekend, 20 coaches from a variety of coaching backgrounds and experience levels came together to continue their journey in learning our game and how to effectively pass on their knowledge and passion to players in an Association Coaching course held at the Queensland Academy of Sport at Nathan.
Luke Patrick has been refereeing for 23 years, having first started after spending so much time at basketball courts as a junior and refereeing to earn some extra pocket money.
Basketball Queensland’s new Game Development General Manager, Warwick Cann, is heading the implementation of a pilot player, referee & coach welfare program that will impact all levels of the game in Queensland.
The biggest names in world basketball will square off in August 2019 when the Australian Boomers host USA Basketball at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne.
Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected for the 2018 Talent Development Program. Formally known as the U15 Emerging Teams, the Talent Development Program allows Basketball Queensland to better cater to the need of the athletes within that age group and further instilling the athletes in the Queensland Style of Play whilst providing international playing opportunities for the younger group.
Congratulations to the following athletes on their selection to the 2018 Under 16 Queensland State Teams. On behalf of the Queensland State Team coaches and support staff, we would like to thank everyone for their time & commitment to the Basketball Queensland State Performance Program.
This month Basketball Queensland welcome two new faces to the Basketball Queensland Board, Fiona Allen and Julie George. While they have very different career backgrounds, they both share passion, knowledge and extensive practical experience
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 chatted with our three Queensland referees; Michael Coccetti, Jacqui Dover and Jordan Napper who attended the Under 20 Nationals, held in Gosford in early February.