Coach License Requirement
The USA Basketball coach License program focuses on educating coaches while ensuring the safety of those with whom the coach may come in contact. The program is designed to develop an inclusive basketball community of credible, qualified and dedicated coaches and administrators who serve the game.
There are two USA Basketball Coach License type: gold and associate. Both licenses require successfully passing a background check and completing online courses. The gold license provides additional benefits and coaching resources, but either license type is permitted for all coaches and bench personnel participating in alliance tournaments.
All tournament directors and participating team coaches at alliance tournaments must have a valid USA Basketball coach license on file with USA Basketball prior to the start of the event. Either the gold or associate license levels are acceptable. Alliance tournament operators must communicate and enforce this standard to registered teams.
It is the responsibility of the head coach to provide verification of licensure at any time throughout the event.
In Case of a review is call 30 min before the game (By The head Coach) the head coach must have the East Coast YOUTH CLASSIC Registration details informant on hand with the informant below (Type and presented in a professional manner).
EAST COAST YOUTH CLASSIC Registration details
Email: Eastcoastyouthclassic@gmail.com Microsoft Word document Attachment
Coaches License Registration Number (Name & Number)
Player Head Shoot (in order of roster)
Picture of Report Card (in order of roster)
Picture of Military ID or birth certificates (in order of roster)
All coaches and bench personnel participating at the EAST COAST YOUTH CLASSIC must have a valid USA Basket coach License on file with USA Basketball prior to the start of the event. The coach license process requires successfully passing a background check which generally takes 7-10 business days to process. To obtain a coach license, visit https://community.usab.com/.
It is the responsibility of the head coach to provide verification of coach licensure at any time throughout the event. Once licensed, set your online coach profile to “public” view for real-time verification of licensure on-site. Only actively licensed coaches are permitted on the bench to coach.
Coach license annual fee
$42 (only available for domestic coaches)
$58 (domestic coaches) $77.00 (International coaches) – If registering before January 1, 2019
$68 (domestic coaches) $87.00 (International coaches) - If registering in January, February, March, May or June 2019
$125 (domestic coaches), $142 (international coaches) – If registering in the months of April or July 2019 as these are high volume processing months
*Domestic coaches are those who possess a valid U.S Social Security Number
2018-19 coach license season
All licenses are valid from completion date through August 31, 2019.
Coach license website
General information: https://www.usab.com/youth/development/coach/coach-license.aspx
Coach license account: https://www.community.usab.com/
USA basketball support and help center: https://www.usabyouth.zendesk.com
Steps to obtain a coach license
Step 1: Go to https://www.community.usab.com/
Step 2: Select Proceed under Coach Registration.
If you had an account in the 2017-18 season, click login in the top right corner and follow the prompted steps to renew your license.
Step 3: Enter your account information, select your license type and pay the corresponding fee.
Step 4: On your dashboard, select the Background Screening bubble to begin your check through our screening partner Verified Volunteers.
Step 5: On your dashboard, select the courses bubble and complete the required courses in your account.
Once your background check is clear and you have completed your course, you will become licensed for the season and receive the benefits associated with your license level.
Once licensed, set your online coach account profile to “public” view to allow for real-time verification of licensure.