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Basketball Certification

COVID-19 Impact on Summer Events

The NCAA Division I Council adopted emergency legislation to extend the temporary recruiting dead period in all sports through August 31. The full Council and the Council Coordination Committee will continue to review the recruiting dead periods on a regular basis. A dead period precludes all in-person recruiting. Phone calls and correspondence can continue to occur. 

We understand the overwhelming challenges this creates for all involved and remain committed to keeping you updated on any additional changes as they become available.

The Basketball Certification process provides activity operators who agree to operate their activities in accordance with the applicable legislation and certification requirements the opportunity to receive League Certification to allow the participation of Division I student-athletes and/or Event Certification to allow NCAA Division I coaches to attend and observe prospective student-athletes who are participating in the activity. Event Certification has a post-event requirement as well.

The Basketball Certification System (BBCS)

ALL applications to request NCAA-certification of an event/league and ALL roster building will be done in the BBCS:  https://BBCS.ncaa.org

NOTE:  Adult users will not be able to submit an event/league application nor create a team roster prior to obtaining your USA Basketball GOLD License. So, you should go to  https://www.usab.com/youth/development/coach/process-for-becoming-a-licensed-coach.aspx and start that application right away.

Basketball Certification User Manuals

The all-inclusive ECAG Basketball Certification Manual has been republished with information for each specific role/function.  The manuals below are provided to identify requirements for each role and to assist participants with navigating the BBCS.  Event/league operators and participating teams/organizations are responsible for compliance with these requirements.  

Registration

Nonscholastic Events
(to allow attendance of Division I coaches to observe prospective student-athletes)

Leagues
(to allow Division I student-athlete participation)

Teams

NCAA-Certified Events and Leagues

Permissible Event Times:

  • Men’s Spring: 6pm on Friday to 4pm on Sunday
  • Men’s June Scholastic: Noon on Friday to 6pm on Sunday
  • Women’s Spring and Men’s/Women’s Summer: 8am to 10pm daily

 

June Scholastic Events for Men's Basketball

In response to recommendation from the Commission on College Basketball, changes have been made to the NCAA recruiting model to increase scholastic influence and minimize the involvement of outside third parties in the recruiting process by providing more opportunities during the summer for NCAA coaches to observe prospective student-athletes in a scholastic environment.

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