What Coaches Look for in a State Team Player

State Team selections are always challenging, especially in a state like Queensland which has exceptional talent and a large pool of quality athletes to select from.

That large talent pool allows us to be as competitive as we are when we go away to Australian Junior Championships, which is a huge benefit. However, with such great talent comes the inevitable disappointment of quality junior basketballers at selection time. This blog has been designed with the intention of providing some insight into the thinking of a state team selection panel and to give you the best chance of being selected to represent Queensland.

Two NRDP Referees Attend AIS Development Camp

Two of Basketball Queensland’s National Referee Development Program (NRDP) officials attended the Basketball Australia NRDP Camp, held at the AIS last month in conjunction with the Australian Development Camp (ADC). Whilst the ADC showcases some of Australia’s best up-and-coming talent, the NRDP Camp provides an opportunity for some of Australia’s emerging elite officials to get…

BQ Welcomes Nicole to the Team

2017 has already seen many new additions for the Basketball Queensland team. Please join BQ in welcoming Administration Officer – Nicole Mapledoram to the team. We caught up with Nicole to find out what she did before BQ and to see what how she feels about her new role. What did you do before working…

Basketball QLD coach and players huddle

Culture – How Can It Impact Your Team?

Building a Culture of Productivity in Your Team Since beginning his coaching career almost 14 years ago, Basketball Queensland’s North State Performance Manager – Brady Walmsley has coached several local and state teams. He has decided to take this change in career, to share some of help knowledge about Culture. How it can affect your…

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.…