2016 Queensland Emerging Teams – Bulletin 2
Welcome to the 2nd Bulletin for the 2016 Queensland Emerging Team. Included in this Bulletin is information previously communicated to you, along with some additional important information;
COACHING & MANAGEMENT STAFF
Under 17 Boys North
Head Coach – Brad Kann
Assistant Coach/Manager – Hayden Lynam
Under 17 Boys South
Head Coach – Matt Lint AssistantCoach/Manager–ChristianTerranova
Under 17 Girls Qld Select
Head Coach – Liz Fiveash
Assistant Coach/Manager – Murry Smith
Under 17 Girls South
Head Coach – Luke Cann AssistantCoach/Manager–JulieMaroske
Under 15 Girls North
Head Coach – Andrea Worthington
Assistant Coach/Manager – To be confirmed
Under 15 Girls Central
Head Coach – Aleisha Catip
Assistant Coach/Manager – Sara Watt
Under 15 Girls South
Head Coach – Greg Day
Assistant Coach/Manager – Rachel Nichols
Under 15 Boys North
Head Coach – Bernard Dent Assistant Coach/Manager –
Under 15 Boys Central
Head Coach – Mat Neason Assistant Coach/Manager –
Under 15 Boys South
Head Coach – Dean Burke Assistant Coach/Manager –
To assist with your preparations, please find below some specifics pertaining to the Emerging Teams USA trip.
- ALL Athletes and Coaches must have a valid passport to attend the tournament; the passport expiry date must be 6 months after the 1st July 2016 (further information is attached).
- All Athletes and Coaches must apply for and secure an ESTA visa to enter the United States of America. The ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) can be secured on line (further information is attached). When asked for a USA Address and Point of Contact please include the following details:Holiday Inn Santa Ana – Orange County 2726 S Grant Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Ph: +1 714 481 6300
- The Girls Flight Details are:Tuesday, 28th June 2016 – Depart Brisbane 10.50 am on VIRGIN VA 7
Saturday, 9th July 2016 – Depart LA 23.50 pm on VIRGIN VA8 arriving in Brisbane 6.50 am on Monday 11th July 2016.
- The Boys Flight Details are:Wednesday, 29th June 2016 – Depart Brisbane 12.50 pm on VIRGIN VA7
Sunday, 10th July 2016 – Depart LA 23.50 pm on VIRGIN VA8 arriving in Brisbane 6.50 am on Tuesday, 12th July 2016.
- All athletes will depart from Brisbane for the International portion of their flight and return to Brisbane, our Central and North Queensland athletes will be required to book and pay or their domestic travel. Flight details will be provided shortly, ID and flight booking reference number will be required at the airport.
The Teams will be accommodated at the Holiday Inn, Santa Ana – Orange County in Twin- Share Rooms. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be will be prepared and provided at the accommodation.
Please advise of any specific dietary requirements your child has (this relates only to those who have specific food allergies, not those who simply don’t like a particular food).
FLIGHT DETAILS For players that have had their domestic flights organised by Horizon Travel, Ground Transfers have been arranged. Once your flight has landed, please meet at the Virgin Group Booking Check-in area. You will then be collected and transferred to the Brisbane International Terminal to meet your connecting flight to the US.
For players who are travelling with their family’s from Central and North Queensland to Brisbane, it is imperative that you provide your flight details to Peta Griffiths at Basketball Queensland and your Coach and Team Manager.
Please ensure that you have appropriate ground transfers in place from the Brisbane Domestic to Brisbane International Terminal.
For those players who are travelling to the United States with Family prior to the Team Departure or are staying on in the US with family following completion of the tournament, please advise both Peta Griffiths at Basketball Queensland and your Coach and Team Manager.
Train Hard but Train Smart & Train Safe
“Adolescent training and competition demands, are athletes at Risk?”
In performance management getting the right balance of training and playing vs. rest and recovery can sometimes feel impossible for parents. How many times should they train each week, how many hours is an acceptable number, how much rest is required? Those are questions most parents have, what is the right balance? Unfortunately, we don’t have exact answers to those questions, however research is still being conducted and sports scientist are diligently working hard to come up with a best-practised model for our kids.
In the interim, we ask parents to be guided by our professionals, who have worked with elite junior athletes for many years. The Basketball Queensland State Performance managers are able to assist you with planning a performance schedule for your son or daughter. In order to get the best results, there needs to be a plan.
Basketball is an inherently risky sport and injuries are a normal part of the sport. Our job is to try and minimise the risk of injury and sickness as much as possible and have our best players available to represent Queensland at a National Championship.
We encourage each of our State athletes to write a performance plan in preparations for the National Championships and we ask that the athletes commit to our State team trainings for the next 6 weeks. Speak with your State Performance Manager and tap into their expertise to ensure that your son or daughter will make it to the Nationals ready to play.
For those athletes that require medication, please ensure that is it is clearly labelled with your child’s name and dosage instructions and ensure that they have sufficient quantities to last the full 10 days.
The Uniforms will be delivered to Basketball Queensland’s Office. They will then be distributed to Coaching Staff at Brisbane Airport or when they arrive at their accommodation in the United States.
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