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NCAA Requirements

Requirements for Event Certification

Beginning in 2017, the NCAA made it mandatory that all individuals that engage in coaching activities at an NCAA certified event must obtain a USA Basketball Gold Coach License PRIOR to participation. To complete the program, you will need to do the following: access the internet to create an account, complete the USA Basketball Youth Development Course, complete the NCAA eligibility course, complete SafeSport certification, and pass a criminal background check. A valid credit card is also needed to pay for the USA Basketball Gold Coach License. Coaches should allow 3 weeks to process and USA Basketball charges $55 plus any state or local access fees for each member on your staff that you wish to be seated in the bench area during competition. The base fee goes up to $105 if you apply for a background check in an event month (April or July). Once you are approved you are cleared to be on the sidelines from the date of completion through August 31 of each year. When filling out the USJN coaches registration page please enter your USA Basketball Gold Coach License number in the field marked Coaches Approval Number.

All coaches must also register their teams with the NCAA, which includes coaches' information roster and all events that your team will be attending. This information must be checked off (opt in) in order for you to participate in any open viewing evaluation event. Both of these steps must be completed for ANY AGE team participating in a NCAA Certified Event.

All ATHLETES participating must also go through an online process to be able to play in a certified event as well. Coaches will not be able to put them into their rosters online until their athlete has completed this step.

To see the full ECAG (Event Certification & Approvals Group) manual for COACHES & ATHLETES to access guidelines, legislation, and step by step on how to use the new BBCS:

All roster/coaches information must be in BOTH the USJN & the NCAA systems 7 days prior to an event. To ensure we have all the proper information for the College Coaches that attend our events AND to stay compliant with the NCAA if this information is not in BOTH systems properly the club administrators that set up the USJN account will be fined $50 by USJN.

To register with the NCAA see the links below:

USAB Coach Educational
Certification Registration

Team Registration

Athlete Registration

** If participating in a NON-NCAA CERTIFIED EVENT (Only Non-D1 college coaches can attend) – player/coach information is ONLY needed in the USJN system 7 days prior to the event to avoid being fined **