High Performance Coaching
Basketball Queensland (BQ) registers, educates, trains, accredits, and licenses all coaches who are active within membership clubs and Associations in Queensland with the intention of improving the quantity and quality of coaches of youth basketball and aiding athletes mental, physical and skill development.
As part of this process, selected coaches will be invited to participate in BQ's High Performance Program after they register as an “Aspire Coach” or apply for a State Head Coach position.
Head Coach positions are selected each year on an application basis. Click here to apply for a 2022 Head Coach position.
State Team Assistant (36 positions yearly) and Development Coaches (10 positions yearly), as well as U15 Emerging Coaches, are selected from the Aspire Coach program.
This program operates in regional hubs (north and south) and features weekly skills & team concept coaching to BQ Style of Play for select U16 & U18 athletes.
Selected Aspire Coaches are invited to coach at SPP Camps, SPP Trials, Training Hubs and All-State U18 & U16 Camps
This program is for athlete development and coaching of 12 & 13 year old male and female athletes.
Coaches are selected from the Aspire Coach pool and invited to coach within the FDP regional Hubs and attend the FDP All State camp (which includes coach development sessions).
State Coach Aspire Program
Pathway to being an Assistant or Development State Team Coach
Each year Basketball Queensland (BQ) offers up to 52 State Team volunteer coaching positions (plus a number of Emerging Team coaching positions) to help coaches across the State further their development. All our assistant, development and emerging team coaches are selected from the State Coach Aspire Program.
The program involves a number of learning opportunities both on the court and in the classroom (via Zoom) with BQ committed to providing consistent education and bespoke workshops throughout the year for ASPIRE program coaches.
Along with this, coaches will be given opportunities to coach at BQ programs such as FDP, SPP and emerging U15 teams. This is the start of the pathway which will put coaches in a position to be on State Team staffs as Development Coaches, Assistant Coaches and potentially Head Coaches.
These volunteer coaching positions have served as an excellent development pathway for coaches aspiring to coach in the NBL1 and Australian National Youth Team level.
Register your interest for 21/22 High Performance Programs through the Aspire program.