All people actively coaching a team in the Basketball SA Central ABL, 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: o Applying for, and submitting, a national police certificate which satisfies the requirements of a criminal history assessment o Completing the “Play by the Rules” online training course o Acknowledging the Australian Sports Commission’s Coach’s Code of Ethics and Basketball SA Code of Conduct o Providing a headshot photo in jpeg format, with a width to length ratio of 2:3.
A detailed procedure for each of these steps is available in the Coach Registration section of the SA District Sporting Pulse website.
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.
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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.
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".