How to get started with basketball

Basketball pattern

Basketball is a great way to be active and have fun. Players will make new friends, learn new skills, and improve balance and co-ordination.

01

Court

Players battle it out on the basketball court, which is segmented by baselines, sidelines & more.

Basketball court pattern
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Basketball

Throughout the game, players dribble, pass to each other, and shoot the basketball.

Basketball pattern
02

Hoops

The goal of the game is to shoot as many goals as possible in the opposing team’s hoop.

Basketball hoop pattern
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Players

Two teams of five players verse each other on the court at once.

Basketball uniform pattern

Where to get started

Basketball is an extremely popular and well recognised sport, not only in Queensland, but Australia-wide. Opportunities exist for those of all age groups and abilities wishing to participate from the grass-roots right through to elite levels in basketball.

Take the pathway to the next level

Juniors

Crocs U17 Men

Sapphires U17 Women

Emus U19 Men

Gems U19 Women

Seniors

Boomers Men

Opals Women

Wheelchair

Spinners U23 Men

Devils U25 Women

Rollers Men

Gliders Women

PWID

Boomerangs Men

Pearls Womens

Becoming a
NEXT LEVEL
player

Find your local association

We have 43 affiliated member associations across the state, encompassing regional areas from North Queensland to Mount Isa and right through to the Gold Coast and the Southern Downs.

How to get started

Basketball is an extremely popular and well recognised sport, not only in Queensland, but Australia-wide. Opportunities exist for those of all age groups and abilities wishing to participate from the grass-roots right through to elite levels in basketball.

Beginner programs

Next steps

Represent your local association in the BQ Junior Basketball competitions across QLD.

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QSL

Join the Queensland State League designed for young adults to play in competitive competitions.

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NBL1

Play in the NBL1 North conference amongst the best talent in Australia.

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Next Gen Program

Begin your journey with high performance through a Next Gen program.

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Future Development Program

Get selected to join the Future Development Program and develop your skills.

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State Performance Program

Try-out for the State Performance Program and develop with the best U16 and U18 athletes in QLD.

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QLD State Team

Get selected to represent your state at the Australian National Championships.

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National Performance Program

Join the elite development pathway and get identified for national selection.

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Junior National Team

There are national opportunities for all ages and abilities from the U17 Crocodiles to the Australian Opals.

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Senior National Team

Represent your country and play on the international stage.

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