Youth basketball can be classified as players from 12 – 16 years of age. This is a pivotal time, as it is generally around this age that athletes consider perhaps taking their basketball career to the next level.
July is a busy month for our elite athletes in Queensland, with the U16 Nationals for Men and Women at the Sunshine Coast and the Talent Development Program and College Development Tours going over to the USA.
By Madi Crowley Basketball Queensland Referee Development Manager. The Queensland Basketball League (QBL) is the highest standard of basketball that Queensland has to offer, excluding our National League teams, so it follows that it is refereed by the best officials in the state.
By Peter Pollock, Basketball Queensland Coach Development Manager. Coaching can be a tough task sometimes! It’s a competitive environment that requires a lot of time and resources into preparing your team and your players.
Basketball Queensland would like to congratulate to Tamuri Wigness from Cairns Basketball and Blake Jones from South West Metro who have both been selected for the Australian Crocs
Queensland would like to congratulate Ashlee Hannan from the Sunshine Coast Phoenix and Alexandra Fowler from Townsville Basketball for being selected for the Australian Sapphires to compete in the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup!
Playing basketball as an adult has a multitude of social, mental and physical benefits. Playing basketball is a great workout that also allows you to socialize, reduce stress and enhances your ability to work within a team.
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.
Great athletes are a combination of a good player, but also a good person. When it comes to team selections, good character is a fundamental attribute over talent, purely because if you have 1 person with poor character – whether it be a parent, coach or athlete, it can change the whole dynamic of the group and what they’re trying to achieve.
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!