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Basketball Certification

COVID-19 Impact on Summer Events

Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the boards of directors for the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association have recommended an extension of the current recruiting dead period through July 31. The NABC/WBCA recommendation can be found here.

The current temporary period extends through May 31, and the Division I Council later this month will review the recommendation from the NABC and WBCA and consider possible further adjustments to the recruiting calendar.

Additionally, both sessions of the NCAA College Basketball Academy scheduled July 20-26 have been canceled.

Once NCAA staff receives guidance on potential recruiting calendar changes, we will update you accordingly.

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:

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 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.  


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

(to allow Division I student-athlete participation)


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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