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.
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
Joining the program
The Future Development Program is an entry level program for athletes in Queensland.
Previously athletes were selected based on performance during Under 14 junior representative competitions and has changed in 2024. Athletes can now either trial or attend a BQ camp to be selected in FDP. South QLD athletes must participate in two trials, while North QLD athletes can be selected via 14’s Next Gen Camps. This is due to numbers and access to athletes.
Eligible associations will have the ability to nominate a select number of athletes in line with the selection criteria. A final selection is made by the FDP selection panel.
The Future Development program is an entry level performance program.
Athletes aged 12-13 may participate in the program.
Pathway from FDP to Queensland Emerging Team.
The BQ Emerging Teams are six 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.