Basketball is a fun and interactive sport for all ages and abilities loved by both girls and boys. Lots of kids are introduced to basketball through the Aussie Hoops Program which is aimed at children between the ages of 5-12. Basketball Queensland is a not for profit organisation and acts as the major governing body for the sport of basketball in Queensland with affiliate associations throughout the state. Check out their website for more information on how the whole family can get involved in basketball. www.basketballqld.net.au
Basketball Queensland which represents more than 22,000 players, coaches, officials and administrators of the sport and has affiliations throughout Queensland.
Basketball Queensland Junior Basketball Competition (BQJBC), the Annual Junior State Championships and the Queensland Basketball League are just some of the competitions and programs Basketball Queensland administer throughout the year. Basketball is one of the most popular sports in Australia. Many families are happy to join a team as it is a non-contact sport, provides a safe and enjoyable opportunity for players of all age groups and fitness levels throughout the year. Many of the associations have been decked out with state of the art facilities.
The competitions and development programs cater for those just starting out in the sport, right through to providing training programs and support for elite junior and senior players representing their association, State and Country, through our High Performance Program.
The nation-wide Aussie Hoops program is an ideal way to introduce basketball to boys and girls between the ages of 5-12. The program is open to all children including those with physical and developmental impairments. Aussie Hoops uses fun activities and games to teach the fundamentals of the sport and to develop general motor skills and is run at schools and Basketball Queensland associations. Programs can be run indoors or outdoors, during school terms or as holiday camps with a wide range of activities, session plans and guides for coaches, teachers and parents running the program.
Visit the Basketball Queensland website to find out more information about the Aussie Hoops Program and basketball competitions in your local area.