Coach Registration Requirements

All people actively coaching a team in the Basketball SA Premier League, Senior District Competition, Youth League or Junior District Competition, must complete the coach registration process prior to coaching their first game. 

This process involves the following:

  • Applying for, and submitting, a national police certificate which satisfies the requirements of a criminal history assessment
  • Completing the “Play by the Rules” online training course
  • Acknowledging the Australian Sports Commission’s Coach’s Code of Ethics and Basketball SA Code of Conduct 
  • Providing a headshot photo in jpeg format, with a width to length ratio of 2:3. 

Evidence of completion of each of these four steps must be provided to Basketball SA via the club secretary. 
Basketball SA must sight either an original version of a national police certificate, or a certified photocopy. Documents from other employers such as teacher registration forms are not accepted. 
An updated national police certificate must be provided to Basketball SA every two years. All other documents need only be provided once. 
When a coach completes each part of the coach registration process, this completion is communicated via an online database. A club has the ability to view this database to determine the registration status of each of its coaches. 

Please see PDF Downloads below. 

Police Certificate Instructions

It is a requirement of Basketball SA pursuant to its member protection policy that all coaches should undergo police checks. For this to happen, the coach must complete an application form online, which is available here.

  1. Complete the Application form as follows:Print the form
    1. Applicant Details - self explanatory
    2. Purpose of Check - Basketball Coach
    3. Category - Working with Children/Vulnerable Groups
    4. Check Type - VOAN Volunteer
    5. Fingerprints - leave blank
    6. Consent - Do not sign this until you attend the police station because it must be signed in front of a police officer at the same time as you produce your proof of identity.
  2. Print the form
  3. Take the form and your proof of identity (refer to the form regarding details of the 100 point check Required for proof of identity) to your local police station or to a Justice of the Peace where you    will be asked to sign the consent in front of the police officer or Justice of the Peace. The police  Officer or Justice of the Peace will then complete other sections of the form and return it to you. .
  4. Return the Original Police Check application form to BSA via your club secretary. BSA will then complete the Volunteer Authority section. This will include inserting the VOAN number which will enable the check to be done without charge.
  5. BSA will send the application to the Police Records Unit.
  6. The National Police Certificate will be returned directly to you (this may take a few weeks). The certificate remains the property of the applicant.
  7. Arrange for Basketball SA to sight either the original or a copy of the National Police Certificate. 

Play by the Rules

To take the Play By The Rules online training course, click here, then click on the menu "Online training". 

Complete the registration or login process, then select the course "Discrimination and Harassment courses - Coaches". 

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