All teams participating at an NCAA-certified event must register online prior to reporting to participate in the event. Coaches are expected to keep their online rosters updated. The same address and telephone number cannot be utilized for multiple athletes. In addition, it is not an acceptable practice for prospects' coaches to subsitute their own demographic information for that of a prospective student-athlete. Failure to register or submit all required information will result in the team being denied participation in all NCAA certified events.
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The basketball certification and ECAG websites (www.ncaa.org/basketballcertificaton and www.ncaa.org/ecag) are currently being updated so the links you may be looking for may not be available at this time. If you need access to the Basketball Certification System (BBCS) to submit an application for an event and/or league or to enter your team roster, please use this link: http://web1.ncaa.org/BBCS/exec/login.
NCAA Coaches Certification
Adjoining State Rule
All individuals engaging in coaching activities in an NCAA certified basketball event must be approved through the NCAA Coaches Approval process which includes: an application, criminal background investigation, authorization for release of information, and an NCAA rules educational component. All coaches will be required to complete a Participant Approval Application ANNUALLY with the NCAA.
ü Allow adequate time, prior to the NCAA certified event in which you are participating, for this approval.
ü Under no circumstances will non-approved coaches or team associates be allowed to coach or sit on the bench. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
ü Event operators are required to verify, prior to participation in an event, that each coach, including assistants, has been approved through the NCAA program.
ü Coaches MUST present legal photo identification to the event operator prior to the start of the event.
ü Be aware of certification expiration dates.
For NCAA Approval, visit:
ü All teams participating in an NCAA certified summer event must register online at http://web1.ncaa.org/BBCS/exec/login
ü If you do not already have a “login” then select “New Activity Operator or Coach.”
ü Follow the process to register your team and roster PRIOR to reporting to the event.
ü Coaches are expected to keep their online rosters updated.
ü The same address and telephone number cannot be used for multiple athletes.
ü Failure to register/ submit all required information will result in the team being denied participation in all NCAA certified events.
ü All coaches and team members are required to attend a comprehensive educational session at tournament check-in.
ü The session will review NCAA initial eligibility standards, gambling, agents, and drug use.
ü All coaches and players must be in attendance.
ü NEW --- PREP SCHOOL REQUIREMENT
Per the NCAA, it is now required to present Fall Semester 2015 transcripts at or before check-in for all prep school athletes.
ü All team members participating in an NCAA Certified team event must reside in the same state as the team’s official address.
ü NO MORE than (3) team members may reside in an adjoining state.
ü The athlete’s legal residence, or the legal residence of his parent or legal guardian, determines residency.
ü A player who has attended a preparatory school for a minimum of one academic year may use the player’s legal residence or the address of the preparatory school.
ü An international player may use the legal address of the prospect’s host family, provided the prospect is part of an educational exchange program and has residency with family for a minimum of one academic year.
ü The NCAA tracks high school athletes/monitors/ records the state in which an athlete plays.
ü The Adjoining State Rule is strictly monitored by the NCAA; any team that provides false and/or misleading information will result in the withdrawal of the coaches' approvals for all coaches associated with that team, which will prohibit those coaches from participating in any coaching activity at any NCAA-certified event for a period of up to five years. For more information on the Adjoining State Rule, visit NCAA.org.