NCAA ECAG NEW CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES FOR AAU COACHES & PLAYERS
If you are planning to coach a travel team in 2018, the NCAA ECAG (Enforcement Certification and Approvals Group), has implemented a new certification process through USA Basketball. All Coaches must obtain a USA Basketball GOLD License as part of the certification.
Coaches: There are now 3 steps that need to be taken in order for every travel team to be eligible to participate in all NCAA certified events.
Step 1. Coaches Certification All coaches and adults on every travel team bench will have to be certified by new USA Basketball guidelines (USA Basketball Youth Coaches Gold License). This include a background check as well as completion of 3 different video classes. Please use the following NCAA step-by-step instructions: www.ncaa.org/enforcement/basketballcertification
Step 2. NCAA Travel Team Registration After receiving your USA Basketball Coaches Gold License, all travel team head coaches or directors must register their teams on the new NCAA Basketball Online System. Please use the following NCAA step-by-step instructions: www.ncaa.org/enforcement/basketballcertification
Step 3. NCAA HS Player Registration After you create your new NCAA Team Registration, all of your players will need to create NCAA individual player registrations (which now includes viewing the NCAA educational course online). Please have your athletes use the following NCAA step-by-step instructions: https://ncaaorg.s3.amazonaws.com/enforcement/ecag/ECAG_AthleteStepbyStep.pdf
ALL Players must register with this new NCAA system to be eligible to play in ANY Live Period event (April or July). Under the new rules, the required NCAA Educational Video will now be shown ONCE (at time of player online registration). No longer will players or teams have to sit through video sessions at all events as has been the case in the past.
This online registrations take some time. DO NOT wait till April to get these requirements out of the way!
All prospective players participating in the event must reside in:
1. The same state as their team's official address; or
2. A adjoining state, provided that no more than three team member(s) reside in adjoining states.
FOR OUR TOURNAMENT TO REMAIN A CERTIFIED NCAA EVENT WE ARE REQUIRED TO VERIFY PRIOR TO COMPETITION THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS HAVE MET THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS.
In situations in which a team includes players from a metropolitan area located on a state border, the team may include more than three team members from adjoining states as long as each additional player resides within the metropolitan area. Residency is determined by the player's legal residence or the legal residence of his parent or legal guardian. An international player may use the legal address of the player's host family, provided the player, for a minimum of one academic year, has been a part of an educational exchange program or has attended high school locally while residing with the host family. Prep school players can use the address of the prep school for residency purposes if they have attended the prep school for at least one school year previous to the tournament.
PROHIBITIVE CONTACT No team coach or player can have contact with any NCAA coach during the tournament. This includes, but is not limited to, the game sites as well as the hotel. At the game sites teams and coaches will be required to enter and sit on the opposite side of the gymnasium from the NCAA coaches. Please cooperate. Our gym site supervisors will strictly enforce this provision, as our NCAA certification depends on it.
In order for a player to be eligible to participate in the event, he must meet one of the following three criteria:
a) have high school eligibility remaining:
b) be going to enroll in his first year of prep school in the fall of 2019 and meet the NCAA residency rule discussed above:
c) be an unsigned graduating senior
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS. SEE YOU AT THE EVENTS!