Basketball Queensland would like to congratulate the 6 QLD referees who have been selected to attend the Under 14 National Club Championships in Dandenong in October! This is an outstanding achievement, and a testament to their skills as referees, as officials were selected based on their performance over the last 12 months.
2017 was a great year for Basketball in Queensland. 8 of our State Teams were in the top 5 for their age/gender and 5 of those teams walked away with medals! These results confirm that the program is in a great position and will look to build on this success as it attempts to go from…
Basketball Queensland would like to officially announce the two coaches who have been appointed to coach the 2018 U20’s State Teams! We would like to congratulate both coaches on their appointment, and wish them and their teams every success at the National Championships next year!
The U16 Australian Junior Championships (AJC’s) are always intriguing. For many athletes and coaches, it’s their first taste at the elite level and often confirms their passion for the game. It’s also, in most cases, the first time that the best athletes from around the nation all come together and compete against each other, working out who else is around the country and how they sit against the best athletes in their age group.
Basketball Queensland would like to acknowledge the outstanding performance from the Australian Crocs and Sapphires who both took home Gold at the 2017 FIBA Oceania U17 Championships which were held in Hagatna, Guam!
The start of July saw 100 Queensland athletes and 30 Queensland coaches jet off to the USA to attend the 2017 Basketball Queensland USA Emerging Team Tour. The 5 boy’s teams spent 9 days and the 5 girl’s teams spent 10 days in the US attending high school basketball tournaments, participating in elite training sessions,…
Thanks to an arrangement between Basketball Queensland and the National Basketball League (NBL), the 2017 QBL season has seen some extraordinary referee talent, with three NBL referees coming up to give some of our up and coming QBL referees some NBL veteran referee experience.
The Future Development Program (FDP) is the entry-level tier of the High Performance Program for athletes aged 12 – 13 years of age. The program focuses on the identification, support and development of athletes and on the development of aspiring elite coaches.
Just as players are expected to train and attend clinics to improve their performance, the same goes for coaches to ensure they continue learning and developing their skills and knowledge learnt in the Level 1 and 2 Coaching Accreditation Courses.
In light of the 2017 Emerging Teams embarking on the 2017 Emerging Team USA Tour, we wanted to see what some of our previous emerging players have been up to! We caught up with Grace George and Jace Arnold who were both part of the 2016 U17 Emerging Teams to hear how being in an Emerging Team helped shape their basketball journey and what they got out of their experience: