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Junior Develpment Program (JDP)

Junior athletes unpacking the trailer at the 2018 junior development camp
Wheelchair basketballers listening to coach at 2018 junior development camp
Juniors learning how to load a bow for archery at 2018 junior development camp
Four Juniors off to dining hall at Junior development camp

The Association’s Junior Development Program (JDP) identifies and nurtures junior athletes who aim to improve in their chosen sport and compete at the highest level.

The program includes the:

  • Junior Development Squad (JDS), a group of athletes who demonstrate elite performance.
  • Shooting Stars Squad (SSS), an identified group of novice athletes with sporting potential.

JDP athletes attend a subsidised development camp each year. Information sessions cover topics such as conditioning, sports psychology and nutrition. We recruit elite coaches for each sport to run training sessions throughout the weekend. These are valuable opportunities for JDP members to develop as athletes and meet other outstanding young athletes from around the state.

Athletes must be Association members, 12-19 years old, living in Queensland and specialising in a sport offered or endorsed by the Association. Selection is based on potential and performance in their sport, including commitment to training, coaching and self-improvement as an aspiring elite athlete.

For more information, contact our JDP Sport Development Coordinator.