NCAA Certification Process – Coaches and Players

Premier Basketball follows the strict guidelines of the NCAA Enforcement Certification and Approvals Group (ECAG). In order for players to participate, and coaches to coach their teams; all must complete the necessary requirements by the ECAG. For players this includes; registering with the BBCS and successfully added the “teams bench” with whom you are playing for. For Coaches this includes; obtaining a USA Basketball Gold License, and registering with BBCS, as well as following all instructions to correctly have all your players on your bench. For more information please view the links below.

  • All Players and Coaches must be registered with NCAA Basketball Certification System (BBCS)
    NCAA BBCS Registration

    • 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.
  • GOLD COACH LICENSE (required to coach in NCAA-certified events)

    USA Basketball Gold License
    • Domestic Applicant Annual Fees
      • This license is valid from the day of completion through August 31, 2019, and only available to applicants who possess a valid U.S. Social Security number.
      • $58.00 – If registering before January 1, 2019.
      • $68.00 – If registering in January, February, March, May or June.
      • $125.00 – If registering in the months of April or July as these are high volume processing months.
    • International
      • This license is valid from the day of completion through August 31, 2019, and should only be selected by those applicants without a valid U.S. Social Security number.
      • $77.00 – If registering before January 1, 2019.
      • $87.00 – If registering in January, February, March, May or June.
      • $142.00 –If registering in the months of April or July as these are high volume processing months.

    Important: If you live in a county that charges extra fees to process background checks, you will be charged separately for those fees by Verified Volunteers in order to process your background check.

    • Step 1: Select COACH REGISTRATION, create your account and select your license type at community.usab.com.

    • Step 2: On your dashboard, select the BACKGROUND SCREENING bubble to begin your check through our screening partner Verified Volunteers.

    • Step 3: On your dashboard, select the COURSES bubble and complete the required courses in your account.

      Once your background screen is clear and you have completed your courses, you will become automatically licensed for the season and receive the benefits associated with your license level.

       If you are participating in or operating a NCAA certified event, there is an additional requirement.

    • Step 4: NCAA Basketball Certification System (BBCS) requirements: You will also need to complete steps required by the ECAG in the BBCS including event/league applications, coach registration, and roster submissions. Want to know more about ECAG Basketball Certification process and requirements? LEARN MORE

       The USA Basketball Coach License expires on August 31 each season.

  • For information on the NCAA Basketball Certification System BBCS and the ECAG user manual.
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