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Process for Becoming a Licensed Basketball Coach

The 2022-23 USA Basketball Gold Coach License is open to any coach ready to affiliate with the national governing body and join our community of committed and credible coaches. The USA Basketball Gold Coach License operates on a set calendar year from October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023 and carries an associated annual fee. Gold Coach License requirements include passing a USA Basketball background screen and completion of two online education courses.

Please note: No refunds will be issued once the licensing components have been started. Read the complete License Terms & Agreement.

GOLD COACH LICENSE FEE STRUCTURE

Domestic Applicant Annual Fees

This license is valid from the day of completion through September 30, 2023, and only available to applicants who possess a valid U.S. Social Security number.

  • $58.00 – If registering through December 31, 2022.
  • $68.00 – If registering in January-March, May-June, & August, 2023.
  • $136.00 - If registering in April and July 2023.

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

International Applicant Annual Fees

This license is valid from the day of completion through September 30, 2023, and should only be selected by those applicants who do not have a valid U.S. Social Security number.

  • $77.00 – If registering through December 31, 2022.
  • $87.00 – If registering in January-March, May-June, & August, 2023.
  • $153.00 - If registering in April and July, 2023.

STEPS TO APPLY FOR A COACH LICENSE

Step 1: Visit community.usab.com and click "GET LICENSED" or "RENEW".
Step 2:  Once you are registered and LOGGED IN, you will land on your dashboard, click "CONTINUE" and after a few seconds your required components will appear. 
Step 3: Click “START” next to “BACKGROUND SCREENING” to submit your background screen through Sterling Volunteers.
Step 4: Click the "START" button to complete the two required courses – Developing Your Coaching Craft and SafeSport.

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

If you are participating in or operating a NCAA certified event, in addition to completing your USA Basketball Gold Coach license, you will need to register and complete the necessary components on the NCAA’s BBCS system.

The 2022-23 USA Basketball Coach License will expire on September 30, 2023.

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