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Process for Becoming a Licensed Basketball Coach

The 2021-22 USA Basketball Coach License season features two offerings: the Gold Coach License and the Associate Coach License. Each license type carries an associated annual fee. Please note: No refunds will be issued once the licensing components have been started.


ASSOCIATE COACH LICENSE
This license is valid from the day of completion through September 30, 2022, and only available to applicants who possess a valid U.S. Social Security number.
Annual fee: $45.00

GOLD COACH LICENSE (required to coach in NCAA-certified events)

Domestic Applicant Annual Fees

This license is valid from the day of completion through September 30, 2022, and only available to applicants who possess a valid U.S. Social Security number.

  • $58.00 – If registering through December 31, 2021.
  • $68.00 – If registering in January-March, May-June, & August.
  • $136.00 - If registering in April and July.

International Applicant Annual Fees
This license is valid from the day of completion through September 30, 2022, and should only be selected by those applicants without a valid U.S. Social Security number.

  • $77.00 – If registering through December 31, 2021.
  • $87.00 – If registering in January-March, May-June, & August.
  • $153.00 - If registering in April and July.

Important: If you live, have lived, or your alias appears in the state of New York, your county will charge an additional fee of $95 per alias to access your background. This fee will be paid directly to our screening provider, Sterling Volunteers.

STEPS TO APPLY FOR A BASKETBALL COACH LICENSE
Step 1: Select COACH REGISTRATION, create your account and select your license type at community.usab.com.
Step 2: On your dashboard, select BACKGROUND SCREENING to begin your check through our screening partner Sterling Volunteers.
Step 3: On your dashboard, select CONTINUE under COURSES and complete the required courses in your account.

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Once your background screen is clear and you have completed your courses, you will become automatically licensed for the season and receive the benefits associated with your license level.

If you are participating in or operating a NCAA certified event, there is an additional requirement.

Step 4: NCAA Basketball Certification System (BBCS) requirements: You will also need to complete steps required by the ECAG in the BBCS including event/league applications, coach registration, and roster submissions. Want to know more about ECAG Basketball Certification process and requirements? LEARN MORE

The USA Basketball Coach License will expire on September 30, 2022, this season.

Questions? Click HERE to contact us!

 





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    Steve Drumwright, Red Line Editorial
  • Date:
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