Watch the NCAA Basketball Certification Educational Video
Educational Tool Kit
In order for an event to be certified so that Division I coaches can attend and observe at the activity, a comprehensive educational session must be scheduled so that all prospective student-athletes (high school and two-year college student-athletes) attend an in-person or video presentation including the mandatory topics (i.e., NCAA initial-eligibility standards, gambling, agents and drug use). The provision of handouts, signage, provision of information to team coaches, or Web postings will not satisfy this requirement.
As part of the application process, operators are required to identify the date(s), time(s) and location(s) of the educational session(s) in the Basketball Certification Online System (BBCS). Additionally, there is a question regarding the operator's means of enforcing the educational session requirement. The mere provision of scheduling information will not satisfy the application requirements. Operators will need to describe what punitive measures will be taken for participants who fail to attend the mandatory session. The use of sign-in sheets is advised.
Resources are provided on the mandatory topics (i.e., NCAA initial-eligibility standards, gambling, agents and drug use) that you can utilize to prepare and present the required information at the following link: NCAA Eligibility Center
Operators are not required to utilize the NCAA video and are somewhat discouraged from using the NCAA video. Although all of the information is covered in the video, participants clearly are more engaged by an in-person presentation of the materials. Additionally, as the evaluation period continues and the athletes are watching the same video repetitively, they become disinterested, disruptive and it becomes difficult to get them to attend the required educational session. It is the operator's responsibility to make sure that all prospective student-athletes participating in their event attend the educational session; so it may be to your benefit to not utilize the video. That said, showing the video will meet the educational requirements if an operator is unable to present the information in another format.
1. NEW FOR 2011 - SMART PLAY WINS
This professionally produced video is being released just prior to the summer of 2011. To link to this video for viewing: http://s3.amazonaws.com/ncaa/web_video/basketball/certification/2011BkbCert.html
Once the video opens, you will see a link in the lower right-hand corner that will allow you to download the video. When you click the link, the video will open in Windows Media Player. The Windows Media file can be copied to a DVD and played directly on many newer DVD players. Older players will require the file to be burned to the DVD standard before playing. This requires a DVD-burning program on the user’s computer because multiple files are created during this burning process. You can also click this Rip It tab and proceed to burn the file to a CD. The file will still need to be shown through a computer and not a regular DVD player, but this will allow you to show the video even without Internet access at the event site. For those of you with multiple event sites, this will also allow you to make as many copies as you need.
Because this video is being posted so close to the beginning of the July 2011 evaluation period, DVD copies were not ordered so we do not have copies that can be mailed of this production.
2. YOUR GAME PLAN
The previous professionally produced video was released prior to the summer of 2008. However, due to institutional staff changes, the 2008 version of the video is no longer permissible for use. So, we have filmed the 2008 script with new hosts.
To link to this video for viewing: http://web1.ncaa.org/web_video/basketball/certification/index.html
3. THE EASY ROAD
Because the certification staff was unable to produce another professional video in 2010, this amateur video is being released as another option for the educational session.