Future Development Program

Identifying and preparing young athletes and coaches for elite basketball

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, CQJBC and QNJBC) 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 FDP, with Basketball Queensland providing expert coaches and resources in the athlete’s respective regions, and support, training and mentoring for FDP coaches.

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Program Objectives


Identify emerging & beginning talent


Introduction to BQ’s Style of Play


Introduce skills and training habits to underpin athlete future development


Introduce sport-general and sport-specific information and education

For more information please contact:

BQ General Manager of Game Development - Warwick Cann - warwick.cann@basketballqld.net.au


The Arena
Sleeman Sports Complex
Cnr Old Cleveland & Tilley Rds Chandler QLD 4155


E: admin@basketballqld.net.au 
P: (07) 3377 9100
PO Box 534,
Capalaba QLD 4157