IDENTIFYING AND PREPARING YOUNG ATHLETES AND COACHES FOR ELITE BASKETBALL
The Future Development Program (FDP) is the entry-level tier of the High-Performance Program, focusing on the identification, support and development of athletes – boys and girls aged 12-13 years old, and on the development of aspiring elite coaches.
The FDP serves to identify potential state and national representative athletes at an age where skill development is crucial to an athlete’s future playing career.
Program participants are introduced to aspects of Basketball Queensland’s Style of Play and participate in a six-week skill-based program following the state championships in July and an All-State Development Camp in September.
Eligible athletes are selected from teams competing in Regional competitions (BQJBC NQJBC, CQJBC) and QLD state champs after a nomination (Rep coach & Association Coaching Directors) and selection process. This process involves applied specific selection criteria by a selection panel familiar with talented players, high performance and who have viewed regional competitions. For more information about the 2019 FDP Selection process, click here.
Coach development is also a major focus of the Future Development Program, with Basketball Queensland providing expert coaches and resources in the athlete’s respective regions, and support, training and mentoring for FDP coaches.