Basketball Queensland had 4 teams – North and South Girls and North and South Boys go over to the US for the 2018 USA Development Tour from the 29th June to the 10th July. All teams competed in an NCAA Accredited Tournament, visited UCLA and Loyola Marymount University, went to Disney and California Adventure Park and got to see many other famous US attractions.
Youth basketball can be classified as players from 12 – 16 years of age. This is a pivotal time, as it is generally around this age that athletes consider perhaps taking their basketball career to the next level.
July is a busy month for our elite athletes in Queensland, with the U16 Nationals for Men and Women at the Sunshine Coast and the Talent Development Program and College Development Tours going over to the USA.
Applications are now open for coaching positions for the 2019 Under 20 Queensland State Teams! Candidates for Head Coaching positions will be shortlisted and candidates on the shortlist will be interviewed in the first two week of August 2018.
By Madi Crowley Basketball Queensland Referee Development Manager. The Queensland Basketball League (QBL) is the highest standard of basketball that Queensland has to offer, excluding our National League teams, so it follows that it is refereed by the best officials in the state.
By Peter Pollock, Basketball Queensland Coach Development Manager. Coaching can be a tough task sometimes! It’s a competitive environment that requires a lot of time and resources into preparing your team and your players.
Basketball Queensland would like to congratulate to Tamuri Wigness from Cairns Basketball and Blake Jones from South West Metro who have both been selected for the Australian Crocs
Queensland would like to congratulate Ashlee Hannan from the Sunshine Coast Phoenix and Alexandra Fowler from Townsville Basketball for being selected for the Australian Sapphires to compete in the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup!
On Saturday 26th May 2018 representatives from the Basketball Queensland community came together at it’s annual awards dinner. At this event we celebrate the achievements of individual players, coaches, officials and associations during the previous year and recognise people who, throughout their lives, have given great service to Basketball.
Luke Cann was the Head Coach for the Under 18 Boys South at the Australian Junior Championships where his team won Silver. We wanted to find out what Luke’s key learnings were from his AJC experience and what he believes to be the keys to success in coaching.