Coaches wanting to participate in the Meltdown - Please register with NCAA
All coaches of teams participating in the July event, must read and click on the link below to get registered with NCAA if they have not been already. This process takes 3-14 days, so please plan ahead and register early so you are approved prior to the Tournament. Please make sure this is done prior to coming to the event, as NCAA certified events are no longer allowed to alllow Coaches to participate without NCAA approval. This is not a MELTDOWN rule, this is a required NCAA rule.
BEGINNING FALL 2010 – WOMEN’S TEAMS MUST COMPLY WITH ADJOINING STATE RULE – In April 2010, legislation was adopted that would require women’s teams participating in an NCAA-certified event to meet the same residency restrictions that have applied to the men’s teams since 2005. The effective date of the legislation is September 1, 2010. In that regard, fall 2010 events will be required to apply the legislation when allowing teams to participate in those events. This means that all teams participating in NCAA-certified fall events must be made up of individuals that reside either within the same state as the team’s official address or within a geographically adjoining state AND with not more than three prospects from adjoining states participating on any one team. This restriction does not apply to individual events or college leagues, but any activity that is NCAA-certified so that NCAA Division I coaches can attend and observe prospective student-athletes that involves nonscholastic/travel teams will need to enforce the residency restrictions for all participating teams.
In order for NCAA Division I coaches to be able to attend our events, we must complete a certification application and review with the NCAA. Additionally, the NCAA has a couple of requirements for the participating teams and their coaches.
First, all individuals who engage in coaching activities at an NCAA-certified men's or women’s summer basketball event must be approved through the NCAA Coaches' Approval Process. All bench personnel must also complete the approval process.
The approval process consists of an application, criminal background verification, an authorization for release of information and an NCAA rules educational component. The entire process must be completed online and can be accessed through the following link: NCAA Summer Coaches' Approval Process.
If the applicant has questions concerning the process, please contact the LexisNexis NCAA Support team at 800-631-8777 or e-mail NCAA Support@Screening.LexisNexis.com. Individuals who have an approval number & need to access it may do so using the following link: Recover Approval Number.
As a condition of certification, event operators are required to verify prior to participation in the event that each coach, including assistants, have been approved through the NCAA program. Coaches should be prepared to present the NCAA approval number and photo identification to the event operator prior to the start of the event.
The NCAA also requires that all teams competing in NCAA certified events must complete a roster form on the NCAA’s website with each coach and player’s name, address and date of birth. You will also need your coach’s approval numbers to complete this form.
To complete your NCAA registration, please go to http://web1.ncaa.org/BBCS/exec/login. Click on the “New Team Coach” button to start the process.
When you complete the form, hit “export” and you will receive an email with the data attached.
There is a step in the process that includes selecting the events that you will be attending. The Meltdown is certified for girls and boys. You will need to go and select the events (during the evaluation period) that you will be participating in.
In order for an event to be certified, all prospective student-athletes must attend a comprehensive educational session.
The session(s) must consist of an in-person or video presentation. The distribution of printed materials to participants orcoaches will not satisfy this requirement. Further, the session(s) must address NCAA initial-eligibility standards, gambling,agents and drug use. Your team should be prepared to attend a session at each event or be denied participation.
Be aware that many operators utilize the NCAA produced educational video to meet this requirement. Even though yourteam has already seen the NCAA video, they are expected to attend an educational session at each event. Repetition is oftennecessary for retention.
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