Excellence Discipline: Basketball Excellence


​​Marsden State High School's Basketball Excellence Program is dedicated to providing their athletes with the best of the best.  From our highly qualified Coaches to our world class facilities, Marsden State High School is set to be the best powerhouse Basketball program in the state.  We provide our athletes with the right platform to discover who they are, why they play the game and how the game of basketball can be a vehicle for success in whatever they choose to pursue when they leave Marsden.

The goal is simple: Excel in Basketball, while learning who YOU are.

We believe in providing opportunities for students to grow, change, make mistakes and learn from their behaviours.  We thrive in teaching students to know themselves, understand their “WHY" and cultivate their love for the game and for themselves, into creating the type of player/person they want to be.

We pride ourselves in providing relative experiences, education and learning opportunities within the realm of basketball, no matter their skill level. Our focus is centred around developing the whole athlete, with a strong focus toward establishing and maintaining a sustainable strength and conditioning base, regular skill breakdowns and working toward increasing basketball IQ. Every lesson aims to push student's outside their comfort zone, both mentally and physically to enable them to make better decisions while in pressure situations – when it really counts!

Our program incorporates basketball into a student's weekly timetable with both practical and theory sessions, allowing students to focus both on their academic success and basketball potential. All Students will have the opportunity to compete in the following competitions:

  • Australian School Basketball Championships (Nationals),
  • Senior CBSQ (Champion Basketball School of Queensland),
  • Junior CBSQ (Champion Basketball School of Queensland),
  • SUPER 7 Series
  • The Enable Tournament,
  • Premier League,
  • Development league. 
  • Kings College Exchange
  • The Elite 8 competition
  • Logan District Interschool Sport,
  • Metropolitan (Greater Brisbane) Finals,
  • Logan Districts trials,
  • MET East Trials.

Superior Opportunities in Basketball

  • Elite Coaching/Mentoring:   (Brisbane Bullets, Logan NBL1 Player Camps, Rogue Conditioning, Assist Athlete Services, Sports Mindset, Brian Kerle Academy, Eric Bailey etc)
  • Elite Teachers/Coaches
  • Australian School Basketball Championships
  • Southside Basketball Premier League (Senior boys and girls, junior boys and girls)
  • CBSQ (Queensland School Championships
  • Metropolitan Finals
  • Enable Cup Championship
  • Development league games
  • Fizzio for Life (Physiotherapy Partner) assessments for injured athletes to aid in the recovery process.

Community Partnerships

Our Basketball Excellence program has created links and productive relationships with Basketball Queensland, South West Metro Pirates, Logan Basketball, Southern Districts Spartans, Brian Kerle Basketball Academy, Rogue Conditioning, Athletes Assist and Sports Mindset.​

Pride, Passion, Persistence and Pathway Development​

Persistence:  We are pushed beyond our perceived limitations.  We demand quality. We expect greatness.  We keep going when others are willing to let it go.  We know the expectation and we will keep putting in work.  This cultivates an atmosphere that motivates and assist students to rise to every challenge, to set and achieve goals and never give anything less than their best.

Passion:  We work hard – we don't give in.  We strive daily to be better than we were the day before.  We do things that others don't want to do, not because it's expected – but because it takes what it takes.  We are passionate about our program, our athletes, our teams and our coaches.  We are constantly working toward accomplishing our best, which provides an atmosphere of competitiveness, determination, accountability, leadership and ownership. Our passion is what drives us to be the best.

Pride: We focus on developing respect for self, team and the school community.  As part of giving back to the community, we schedule in service projects each semester, as a way for our Athletes to show their gratitude for what they have by giving service to others within our Logan area.

Pathway Development

Basketball Excellence is a vehicle for success in the real world.  Our pathways for development will assist students to branch out into the sporting industry in whatever area they choose.  We are creating and securing links for students seeking pathways in the following areas:​

  • Club Basketball
  • Representative age group basketball
  • NBL1 / QSL Player pathway
  • Bullets Player pathway
  • Overseas exchange opportunities
  • USA Basketball Scholarship pathways
  • Referee pathways
  • Educational Certificates / Diploma in Sports Coaching through Basketball


Last reviewed 19 May 2022
Last updated 19 May 2022