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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.

However, If you completed this in 2017, what you need to do for 2018 is RENEW your existing USAB gold license and NOT obtain a new one. If a coach obtains a new license, then it will not auto-validate in the BBCS and will delay your access to the BBCS for 2018.

Coaches should allow 2 weeks to process and USA Basketball charges $55 (if you apply from Sept 1-Dec 31, 2017) 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 $65 if you apply from Jan 1-March 31, May and June 2018 (plus additional background check fees if applicable). The base fee goes up again to $120 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. Please register and/or renew early!

Coaches and athletes should RENEW their previously created BBCS account and NOT create a new account. This is done by logging in to their existing account and updating the information on their profile rather than selecting Register as a New User button

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

NCAA/BBCS Athlete & Team Registration
General Info - Coaches Registration
General Info - 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 **