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Registration Process: Organization Accreditation and Coach Licensing

  • Date:
    Jun 25, 2015


Obtaining accreditation involves the following steps:

Step 1: Create an organization account and register your organization based on the number of anticipated coaches and staff.

Step 2: Sign into your organization account and click on the Invite Coaches and Staff link.

Step 3: Invite all of your coaches and staff to obtain their USA Basketball Coach License and tie their account to your organization master account.

Step 4: Ensure all staff has obtained their Coach License and keeps it in good standing.

Step 5: In your organization account profile, upload proof of organization insurance policy naming USA Basketball as additionally insured.

Step 6: USA Basketball will email you an Accreditation Agreement to sign and upload to your organization account profile.

Step 7: Pay the accreditation fee, if any.

Once all of your coaches and staff have received their Coach License and you have uploaded proof of organization insurance policy, accreditation agreement and paid any accreditation fees you will become an Official USA Basketball Youth Development Organization. The USA Basketball Organization Accreditation expires on August 31 of each year.


Obtaining a coach license involves the following steps:

Step 1: Create a coach applicant account with your full name and a username.

Step 2: Select Accept This Membership and Continue.

Step 3: Fill out all required fields within the registration page including uploading a photo for your coach license card - then click submit.

Step 4: Pay the annual $35 registration fee. Important: If you live in a county that charges extra fees to process background checks, you will be charged separately for those fees by Verified Volunteers in order to process your background check.

Step 5: Check your email for your invitation from our background screening partner Verified Volunteers. Complete and submit your background check.

Step 6: Log into your coach account and complete the SafeSport Program course and the USA Basketball Youth Development course.

Upon successfully passing a background check, completing your courses and paying the registration fee, you will become an official USA Basketball Licensed Coach. You will receive your physical coach license card in the mail. The USA Basketball Coach License expires on August 31 of each year.


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