Players verse each other on court as part of the Basketball Queensland FDP

Developing the skills and character of young athletes and coaches for basketball

The Future Development Program (FDP) is a key program in our player development pathway focusing on the identification, support and development of athletes aged 12-13 years old, and on the development of aspiring talented coaches.

Program participants are introduced to aspects of BQ’s Style of Play and participate in a six week skill-based program and before attending an all-state development camp in August.

FDP is only a first step in athlete identification in the BQ pathway. Children develop at different rates over their adolescent years and non-selection in FDP is by no means the end of development opportunities offered by BQ.

Program objectives



Identify emerging & beginning talent



Give participants of the program in 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

Jess Petrie

Junior Association
Gold Coast Basketball
QLD Junior and CoE Athlete
Future Development Program Participant
Jess Petrie

Kody Stattman

Junior Association
Cairns Basketball
QLD Junior and NBL1 Player
Future Development Program Participant
Kody Stattman

Monique Bobongie

Junior Association
Mackay Basketball
QLD Junior and CoE Athlete
Future Development Program Participant
Monique Bobongie

Rocco Zikarsky

Junior Association
Northside Wizards Basketball
QLD Junior and NBA Global Academy Athlete
Future Development Program Participant
Rocco Zikarsky

Joining the program

The Future Development Program is an entry level program for athletes in Queensland.

Program selection

Selection process

The FDP is an invitational program and there is no application form or process. Eligible athletes are selected from teams competing in regional competitions (SQJBC, CQJBC and NQJBC) after a selection process which includes consultation with Associations & observation in games.

Talent assessors include representative coaches, Directors of Coaching and an appointed BQ representative selection panel. Athletes are assessed against selection criteria after viewing game performance.

Selection criteria

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Athletic Development
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Skill level
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Game sense


The Future Development program is an entry level performance program.

Athletes aged 12-13 may participate in the program.

QLD Emerging

Pathway from FDP to Queensland Emerging Team.

Program Summary

The BQ Emerging Teams are four teams selected to represent QLD at the Southern Cross Cup tournament in Melbourne each year. This tournament acts as an opportunity for our young athletes to experience a competition and environment similar to a National Championship. This tournament features teams from across Australia including Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

A player from the Queensland Emerging Team prepares to shoot a goal
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Frequently asked questions

Need a bit more information?

Want to learn more about the Future Development Program? Get in contact with Player and Coach Development Manager, Luke McGuire, via

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