NEW NCAA Travel Team Coaches & Player Requirements
Coaches: There are 3 steps that need to be taken in order for every travel team to be eligible to participate in all NCAA certified events. All links can be accessed: http://www.ncaa.org/enforcement/basketball-certification/basketball-certification
Step 1. Coaches Certification
All coaches and adults on every travel team bench will have to be certified by USA Basketball guidelines (USA Basketball Youth Coaches Gold License: https://community.usab.com/). This include a background check as well as completion of 3 different video classes. Please use the following NCAA step-by-step instructions: https://ncaaorg.s3.amazonaws.com/enforcement/ecag/ECAG_AdultUserRegistration.pdf
More information on the USAB Gold License: https://ncaaorg.s3.amazonaws.com/enforcement/ecag/ECAG_USABGoldLicenseRegistration.pdf
Step 2. NCAA Travel Team Registration, Financial Responsibility, and Opting into Events
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. New for 2019: One person or the Organization MUST claim financial responsibility. Please use the following NCAA step-by-step instructions:
Team Building Step-by-Step: https://ncaaorg.s3.amazonaws.com/enforcement/ecag/ECAG_TeamBuildingStepbyStep.pdf
Red Flag Warnings? See the Justification Process Step-by-Step: https://ncaaorg.s3.amazonaws.com/enforcement/ecag/ECAG_AthleteAddressRequirementsandDocumentationofProofFlowChart.pdf
Organizations Registration: https://ncaaorg.s3.amazonaws.com/enforcement/ecag/ECAG_OrganizationRegistration.pdf
Step 3. NCAA HS Player Registration
All players will need to create (or renew last year’s) NCAA BBCS individual player registration, which now includes registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/. If athletes participated last year, please make sure they use the same account! Have your athletes follow the NCAA step-by-step instructions:
ALL Players must register with the NCAA BBCS system to be eligible to play in ANY Live Period event (April or July). If the athlete participated last year, please use the same login/email address. The athlete will be asked to renew their account for 2019 with:
- Basic Info (First Tab at the Top): Confirm address, register/link their NCAA Eligibility Center ID #, watch and view all of the 2019 Eligibility Coursework and mark completed.
- School Info (Second Tab at the Top): Update/verify the school information.
- Once completed, a coach can invite the player to their 2019 Bench. Players will then have to accept the invite via email or log back into NCAA BBCS at the top click “My Teams” and accept.
This online registrations take some time. DO NOT wait till April to get these requirements out of the way!
ALL Coaches, Organization Directors, and Athletes Register with NCAA BBCS: https://web3.ncaa.org/bbcs/login
To contact NCAA ECAG, click here.
FOR THE COMPLETE NCAA ECAG USER MANUAL ... CLICK HERE.
PARTICIPATING PLAYER RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
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.
NCAA Adjoining State Rule Residency Requirements
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.
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!
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