The Future Development Program (FDP) is the entry-level tier of the Performance (talent) Program, focusing on the identification, support and development of athletes aged 12-13 years old, and on the development of aspiring talent coaches.
Eligible athletes are selected from teams competing in regional competitions (BQJBC NQJBC,CQJBC) after a nomination and selection process. Selectors include representative coaches, Director of Coaching and a representative selection panel.
Although a challenging task, the FDP serves to help 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 and an All-State Development Camp in September.
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.