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2020-21 Coach License

USA Basketball Coach License Program Underway for 2020-21 Season

  • Date:
    Oct 8, 2020

USA Basketball Associate and Gold Coach Licenses for the 2020-21 season are now available and will be valid through Sept. 30, 2021. To begin the licensing process, interested coaches should visit        

Basketball coaches can establish their credibility by joining the national standard and receiving recognition by USA Basketball. Through resources and training, the USA Basketball Associate and Gold Coach License programs educate coaches while protecting the safety of those with whom the coach may come in contact. The goal is to develop an inclusive basketball community of credible, qualified and dedicated coaches and administrators who serve the game.

At either the Associate or Gold level, a USA Basketball coach licensee must complete and pass a criminal background check, as well as USA Basketball educational courses and SafeSport certification and agree to a code of conduct. USA Basketball coach licenses provide premium online tools and resources; general liability insurance for coaches in good standing in regards to normal coaching functions; and opportunities to participate in, volunteer at or to administer official USA Basketball events, such as Coach Academies, Gold Camps, Open Courts, the Tournament Alliance and the U.S. Open Basketball Championships.

The USA Basketball Gold Coach License, which is required to coach in NCAA-certified events, also features access to premium content and promotional offers to USA Basketball events.

The cost for a USA Basketball Associate Coach License is $45.

The Gold License will cost $45 if purchased by Nov. 30, 2020; and the price increases to $68 as of Dec. 1, 2020; and to $136 if purchased on or after June 1, 2021.

A USA Basketball Gold International License also is available to coaches who do not have a valid U.S. social security number and costs $64 through Nov. 30, 2020; and then increases to $87 on Dec. 1, 2020; and to $153 on or after June 1.

Since the initiative was launched in 2015, more than 75,000 coaches have secured a USA Basketball coach license, which has impacted over three million youth basketball players.

More coach licensing details are available at

From now through October 16, coaches may enter the “Why I Coach” contest for the chance to win a 2020-21 license. Details available are on Twitter at USABYouth.

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