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NCAA Requirements

Requirements for Event Certification

In 2009 the NCAA made it mandatory that all individuals that engage in coaching activities at an NCAA certified event must be approved PRIOR to participation through the NCAA Coaches Approval Program. To fill out the NCAA online application, you will need the following: access to the internet, current knowledge regarding the NCAA basketball certification rules, a valid credit card that can be used to pay for the application process, and a current email address. The approval process for coaches takes more than 2 weeks to process and the NCAA charges $50 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 $100 if you apply for a background check in an event month (April, July, September). Once you are approved you are cleared to be on the sidelines for one event year. When filling out the USJN coaches registration page please enter your NCAA approval 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.

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:

Team RegistrationCoach RegistrationCoach Educational Course

** 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 **