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AAU MEMBERSHIPS

Each staff member working with kids, each player and bench personnel must have an AAU Membership Card for the season and any AAU Sanctioned event. Please visit this AAU website to become an AAU Member. Wisconsin Blaze AAU Membership ID: WWEFDT

AAU SANCTIONED EVENTS

Each player and bench personnel must have an AAU Membership Card for the season and any AAU Sanctioned event.  For information on getting your AAU Cards and submitting AAU rosters please navigate to the tournament home-page.

NCAA REQUIREMENTS

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, and create profile and team bench in the Basketball Certification System PRIOR to participation.

To complete the USA Basketball Gold Coach License Certification 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.

To complete the BBCS account, a simple account creation or annual renewal of account is needed.

If you completed your Gold License last year, you need to simply 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.

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.

All of the steps below must be completed by all teams in order to participate in an NCAA Certified event. Teams without approved coaches and rosters on the NCAA BBCS will not be allowed to participate in NCAA-certified events.

FEMALE COACHES ATTENDING CERTIFIED USJN TOURNAMENTS ONLY: 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!

STEP 1 — Coaches obtain USA Bball Gold Licenses
All Coaches of teams must obtain a USA Basketball Gold Coach License with NCAA Status. This requirement applies to coaches, assistant coaches, and any bench personnel (non-players). Allow 3 weeks for processing. You will not be able to enter your rosters on the new BBCS website (step 2) until you complete this process. Click here for detailed application instructions from USA Basketball (use the link at the bottom of the USA Basketball instruction page to start your application). START EARLY!

STEP 2 — Coaches Register or Renew their BBCS Account

NEW COACHES REGISTER on the new BBCS: All Coaches and Athletes must create individual accounts on the all-new NCAA BBCS website. Only coaches who have completed the above Step 1 will be allowed to create accounts on the BBCS.

RETURNING COACHES 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.

The NCAA has also created a handout you can give to your athletes on how to register on the BBCS.

STEP 3 — Build Your Team Roster 

All coaches must 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.

The head coach must invite their assistant coaches and players to be on their roster through the BBCS website.

REMINDER: Teams who have not completed all of the above steps WILL NOT be allowed to participate in NCAA-certified tournaments.

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