The mandate of the Fédération de basketball du Québec is to ensure the development and promotion of basketball throughout Quebec.
PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE
One of the Federation's main objectives is to organize and manage the excellence program. This consists of the espoir teams (Jeux du Québec), the sport-études and concentration programs, the men's and women's 14U, 15U and 17U Québec teams, and the women's team participating in the Jeux de la Francophonie.
The purpose of this program is to support and guide high-level athletes in their sporting development.
What differentiates Quebec Teams from other programs is the emphasis placed on the following components: Representation / Identification, Financial Assistance, Coaching and Sense of Belonging.
Quebec Teams are the only teams that allow the twelve best Quebec athletes aged 15 and under and 17 and under to compete against other provinces at an annual National Championship.
The competition circuit and national events enable athletes to be identified by coaches from national teams (Basketball Canada), CEGEPs and Canadian and American universities.
AU COEUR DU QUÉBEC
Throughout the summer of 2023, a video team followed the Quebec teams' preparations for the National Championships from the inside. In this documentary series, "Au coeur du Québec", go behind the scenes of this program of excellence, and discover how it works through interviews with the many athletes, coaches and professionals working on the periphery.
FROM COMPETITION TO EXCELLENCE
UNDER ARMOUR PARTNERSHIP
Since 2019, Basketball Quebec has been associated with the American brand that equips all of the federation's activities. Every athlete who is a member of the Quebec teams benefits from a complete set of high-quality equipment (shoes, jerseys, pants, etc.) throughout their time with the program.
SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL SUPPORT
The 12 athletes aged 15 and under selected for Team Québec 15U and the 12 athletes aged 17 and under selected for Team Québec 17U are eligible for a refundable tax credit for high performance athletes.
- Relève (15U) - $1000
- Elite (17U) - $2000
* Financial support is not applicable to athletes selected for Team Québec 14U.
Athletes who earn a spot on the national team and are identified at the Excellence level by Sport Canada will receive $6,000 from the MEES Équipe Québec program. They are also eligible for the $2,000 refundable tax credit for high performance athletes.
- Excellence (National Team) - $8000
Achieving athlete status (Relève, Élite and Excellence) enables Basketball Québec to submit the candidacy of its top athletes to foundations awarding performance bursaries ranging from $500 to $7000.
Athletes selected for the 14U, 15U and 17U Quebec teams are supervised by coaches certified by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
Identification (Relève, Élite, Excellence) provides access to high-level services and professional expertise in sports science and sports medicine via the Centre régional d'entraînement multisports (CREM) and the INS.
We also offer professional coaching throughout the season:
- Physical trainer
- Mental coach
- Liability and accident insurance coverage
THEY'VE BEEN WITH TEAMS QUEBEC
Numerous athletes who have gone on to professional careers have played for Team Québec. These include Luguentz Dort, Bennedict Mathurin and Olivier-Maxence Prosper, currently NBA players. On the girls' side, Lizanne Murphy competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.
Quebec teams are a real springboard, and a real showcase for international recruiters. Join us!