Basketball Families: Jenny Evans

We had a chance to catch up with Jenny Evans (formally Reisener), mother of one of Queensland’s prominent basketball families, with daughter Teyla being awarded QBL Women’s U23 Youth Player of the Year. Jenny is a member of the Cairns Basketball Hall of Fame and competed in the 1990 World Championships in Kuala Lumpar. We…

2016 Pan Pacific Masters Wrap-Up

The 2016 Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games was a massive success! Thank you to the nine (9) Basketball Queensland Staff who worked tirelessly over the 8-day pan pacific masters competition.  The 120 competing teams came from 6 different countries including: New Zealand, PNG, Guam, Sri Lanka and the USA as well as all over Australia.…

Basketball players' diet

Nutrition in the Off-Season

Player Nutrition and Training During Off-Season No matter what age or division you play in, it’s exceptionally important to take a break over the off-season. Any sport played at a competitive level is taxing on the body, and it’s essential that players give their body a chance to recover to avoid the risk of injury…

Refereeing: How to Lead a Pre-Game

Tips for Basketball Referees to Remember on Running a Good Pre-Game Meeting Depending on what level of game you’re officiating, a pre-game discussion should be held about 15-30 minutes before a game tips off. This is a designated time when the referees can chat about what to expect from the upcoming game and ensure that…