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NCAA Requirements and Directions for Live Events

Please follow the mandatory steps that are listed below. They must be completed in order to participate in ANY NCAA Live Event! 

All of the steps below must be completed by ALL teams in order to participate. Teams without approved coaches and rosters on the NCAA BBCS will not be allowed to participate in the NCAA-certified portion of this event.

Step 1 – Team Coaches obtain USA BBall Gold Licenses: This requirement applies to coaches, assistant coaches, and any bench personnel (non-players). Please allow 3 weeks for processing. You will not be able to enter your rosters on the new BBCS website (step 2) until you complete this process.

Click here for detailed application instructions from USA Basketball (use the link at the bottom of the USA Basketball instruction page to start your application).

Step 2 – Register on the new NCAA BBCS: ALL COACHES AND ATHLETES must create individual accounts on NCAA BBCS website https://BBCS.ncaa.org.  

Only coaches who have completed the above Step 1 will be allowed to create accounts on the BBCS. Instructions for COACHES. Instructions for ATHLETES.

The NCAA has also created a handout you can give to your athletes on how to register on the BBCS.

Step 3 – Build Your Team Roster: The head coach must then invite their assistant coaches and players to be on their roster through the BBCS website. Click here for detailed instructions on how to build your roster.


  1. Teams who have not completed all of the above steps WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the event.
  2. Players and coaches who do not appear on the Team Roster in the BBCS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to participate.