NCAA ECAG NEW CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES FOR AAU COACHES
(January 4, 2017) – If you are planning to coach a travel team in 2017, the NCAA ECAG (Enforcement Certification and Approvals Group), has implemented a new certification process through USA Basketball. All Coaches must obtain a USA Basketball GOLD License as part of the certification. Coaches must:
- Create an account. Click here to start.
- Complete a new background check through Verified Volunteers
- Take the 3 required courses
- Pay the required fees
The courses will take longer this year; therefore, we recommend that Coaches start this process now. Fees will double in the certified months (April and July). Don’t wait!
NEW TO THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS?
If you are a coach who is new to the NCAA ECAG process, you must become familiar with all of the rules and regulations pertaining to events held during the spring and summer live evaluation period, which include:
- Player Eligibility
- Team Residency Requirements (“Adjoining State Rule”)
- Participant Approval
- Roster Submission
- General Legislation
All Tournament Operators are required to enforce to the NCAA ECAG rules and regulations and can deny participation in their events should a team or player be non-compliant. To learn more, click here.
To contact NCAA ECAG, click here.
PARTICIPATING PLAYER RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
All prospective players participating in the event must reside in:
1. The same state as their team's official address; or
2. A adjoining state, provided that no more than three team member(s) reside in adjoining states.
NCAA Adjoining State Rule Residency Requirements
FOR OUR TOURNAMENT TO REMAIN A CERTIFIED NCAA EVENT WE ARE REQUIRED TO VERIFY PRIOR TO COMPETITION THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS HAVE MET THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS.
In situations in which a team includes players from a metropolitan area located on a state border, the team may include more than three team members from adjoining states as long as each additional player resides within the metropolitan area. Residency is determined by the player's legal residence or the legal residence of his parent or legal guardian. An international player may use the legal address of the player's host family, provided the player, for a minimum of one academic year, has been a part of an educational exchange program or has attended high school locally while residing with the host family. Prep school players can use the address of the prep school for residency purposes if they have attended the prep school for at least one school year previous to the tournament.
MANDATORY EDUCATIONAL SESSION
You and your entire team will be required to attend a comprehensive educational session during tournament that will review NCAA initial eligibility standards, gambling, agents and drug use. When you check in your team once you have arrived at main site, you will be assigned a specific time and location to attend this session. All players are required to attend. After you attend this session your team will receive their tournament t-shirts. If you miss your session and you do not attend another session, your team will be eliminated from participating in upcoming event games.
No team coach or player can have contact with any NCAA coach during the tournament. This includes, but is not limited to, the game sites as well as the hotel. At the game sites teams and coaches will be required to enter and sit on the opposite side of the gymnasium from the NCAA coaches. Please cooperate. Our gym site supervisors will strictly enforce this provision, as our NCAA certification depends on it.
In order for a player to be eligible to participate in the event, he must meet one of the following three criteria:
a) have high school eligibility remaining:
b) be going to enroll in his first year of prep school in the fall of 2017 and meet the NCAA residency rule discussed above:
c) be an unsigned graduating senior
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS. SEE YOU AT THE EVENTS!