Ten Queensland athletes, eight coaches and three referees were selected to attend the 2017 Australian Development Camp in January at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Canberra.
Using your business to sponsor local sporting clubs – like your local basketball club, is an excellent way to demonstrate corporate social responsibility, and get involved and support your local community.
Congratulations to these athletes from South Queensland who have made it through to the next round of the Queensland South U16 State Team Trials.
Being able to play under pressure with crowds watching and cheering you on is a struggle for many athletes, however it’s important that you don’t let fear overcome you and impact your performance.
Jim Kerr, co-founder and president of the Logan Cavaliers has been playing basketball for over 50 years, passing his commitment and passion for the game through three generations of his family!
Responsible basketball players are respectful, have a positive attitude and are active listeners – to not only coaches, but also officials and their team mates. These attributes ensure that players can continually develop their own personal skillset, and perform for the greater benefit of their team.
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 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…
We sat down with one of Basketball Queensland’s very own, Peter Pollock, our Club Coach Development Manager to talk about his lifelong involvement in basketball, and what makes him so passionate about the game.
Shooting is the most important skill a basketball player can possess. Whilst the play in the lead up to making a shot; passing, dribbling, defense and rebounding can lead to a high percentage shot, you must actually be able to then make the said shot.