HoopSeen Bama Jam

    Event Information

    April 20 – 22, 2018
    Event Type
    Event Stature
    Boys 8th-11th grades
    Entry Cost
    Registration Deadline
    Apr 13, 2018

    Main Event Location

    Event Details

    Every game will be live streamed!

    We are happy to announce every game at the 2018 HoopSeen Bama Jam will be live streamed thanks to our partnership with Baller TV. Click the image below for more information.

    Baller TV - BamaJam

    About the Bama Jam

    We are extremely excited about the inaugural Bama Jam. This event will take place in a brand new, state of the art, 11-court facility in Hoover, Alabama. This will be an elite level event that will pin some of the best travel teams in the nation against each other. 

    **The Bama Jam is sure to SELL OUT before the registration deadline, so be sure to register your team as soon as possible.**

    Click Here for Tournament Rules 


    Housing Information

    HoopSeen Tournaments are stay-to- play tournaments for all teams more than a 50 mile drive to the Finley Center. Connections Housing is the official housing provider for HoopSeen and will provide all the information necessary for your team(s) to book accommodations. Note, if your team resides within 50 miles from the Finley Center, you are exempt from the Stay-to-Play policy. However, if you need hotel rooms for any night of your stay, you can still request a block of rooms.

    Out-of- area teams that have registered to attend:

    •  Must reserve through the Connection Housing and
    •  Are required to stay in one of the official hotels in order to participate, No Exceptions.


    1. Once you have registered, you will receive a Welcome Email from Connections Housing with a hotel block request form and a list of participating hotels
    2. You will choose your top 4 hotels (ranked 1-4) and return to Connections Housing for review
    3. Your block will be assigned and you will receive a confirmation email with your block information including deadlines and cancellation information.
    4. Forward this email to your parents/attendees so they can book their rooms (if applicable)

    Questions? Contact crystallopez@connectionshousing.com  for more information


    NCAA Certification

    USAB License Required for BBCS Access

    Until you have obtained a USAB GOLD License, you WILL NOT be able to perform any activity in the BBCS beyond creating a user account.  This means that you WILL NOT be able to:

    • Search for other coaches or athletes;
    • Create a BENCH of participants;
    • Create a ROSTER to participate in an event; 
    • Apply to request NCAA certification of an event or league.

    It will no longer be permissible for a team administrator who is not approved as a coach to enter information into the BBCS.

     Do NOT Procrastinate!

    You should allow a minimum of THREE WEEKS to complete the required USAB GOLD Licensing process.  You need to also allow yourself more time to complete the educational requirements.  There are 3 educational videos that are part of the GOLD license that you will have to complete.  These courses are more robust than what we have had in the past.  You cannot click through them or have them on in the background because if you do not pass the quiz at the end, you will have to start the quiz over again.  And remember, you will not be issued your GOLD License until you have successfully completed these educational videos. 

    Further, until ECAG has validated your USAB GOLD License number AND verified that you are eligible to participate in NCAA-certified events/leagues within the BBCS, you will be denied access to complete any of the activities required of coaches/operators.

    If you wait until right before an event to begin this process, you will more than likely NOT BE CLEARED IN TIME TO COACH in the event, which may mean YOUR TEAM WILL LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE DUE TO YOUR FAILURE TO PLAN AHEAD.

    For Your Information

    USAB GOLD License Application

    • To apply, go to www.usab.com/ncaalicense
    • FAILURE to identify yourself as a participant in NCAA-certified activities on your USAB application will prevent you from accessing the required COACHES/OPERATORS sections in the BBCS resulting in your inability to operate an NCAA-certified event/league or coach in an NCAA-certified event.
    • Need help? Call 1-844-562-6201 and press Option 4.


    Base fees for the USAB Gold License for the 2017-2018 season are as follows: 

    US Applicants:

    Sept 1-Dec 31, 2017: $55 (plus additional background check fees if applicable) 

    Jan 1-March 31, May and June 2018: $65 (plus additional background check fees if applicable)

    April and July 2018 (event months): $120 (plus additional background check fees if applicable) 

    Non-US Applicants: 

    Sept 1-Dec 31, 2017: $77 (plus additional background check fees if applicable) 

    Jan 1-March 31, May and June 2018: $87 (plus additional background check fees if applicable 

    April and July 2018 (event months): $142 (plus additional background check fees if applicable).

    • Applicable Counties: Several counties in Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
    • Applicable States: Colorado, Main, Montana, New York, South Dakota, and Vermont.
    • To view application fees: County and State pass-through fees.  County fees are on pages 1-3.  State fees are on page 4.


    After obtaining the USAB GOLD License, the coach receives the following benefits for the season:

    • Recognized Affiliation - ability to promote as a USAB GOLD Licensed coach
    • Coaching & Safety Education - Training through specialized USA Basketball and U.S. Olympic Committee courses
    • Youth Development Guidebook - a 400-page guide to COACHING including a robust player development curriculum
    • License Card - the official photo identification card issued by USA Basketball
    • Digital Locator - listing on the USA Basketball digital platform for visibility to parents, players, coaches and other administrators
    • Insurance - general liability insurance to help protect the coach
    • Tools & Resources - exclusive access to COACHING videos, webinars and other materials through USA Basketball
    • Appreciation Offers - preferred access and special discounts to attend select live USA BasketballYouth Development events

    NCAA Eligibility

    **If you have had BBCS account in the past, Coaches and athletes should RENEW their previously created BBCS account and NOT create a new account. This is done by logging in to their existing account and updating the information on their profile rather than selecting Register as a New User button**

    While a USAB GOLD License is required to operate an NCAA-certified event or league, participate in coaching activities or sit on the team bench at an NCAA-certified event, the license on its own does NOT make one NCAA-eligible.  The NCAA reserves the right to withdraw current or deny future opportunities to participate in or benefit from the NCAA-certification and approval process if he/she fails in any of the following areas:

    • Terms of Participation (Attestations).  FAILURE to comply with any of the ECAG terms of participation agreed to when completing any of the online process required in the BBCS.
    • NCAA Requirements.  FAILURE to comply with NCAA legislation, guidelines and requirements.
    • Unethical Conduct and/or Participation in a Violation.  Participation in unethical activities and/or a violation(s) of NCAA legislation/requirements including, but are not limited to, involvement in:
      1.  A violation of NCAA legislation/requirements;
      2.  Fraudulent activities;
      3.  Misconduct in the NCAA certification and approval process or activities associated with  those processes;
      4.  Influencing others to furnish the NCAA false or misleading information;
      5.  Any activity conducted with intent to otherwise deceive.
    • Required Cooperation.  FAILURE to cooperation with the NCAA in regards to possible NCAA rules violations, even if the violations are unrelated to Basketball Certification or Recruiting/Scouting Services rules and guidelines.  FAILURE to cooperate could include, but would not be limited to, the FAILURE to:
      1. Provide relevant information;
      2. Provide complete and accurate information;
      3. Provide supporting documentation requested by the NCAA staff;
      4. Respond to inquiries in a timely manner.
    • Provision of False Misleading Information.  FAILURE to provide complete and accurate information to the NCAA or the provision of false and misleading information to the NCAA in an investigation, in obtaining certification or approval, in participating in activities associated with the NCAA or to circumvent NCAA legislation/requirements.


    The NCAA basketball certification website: www.ncaa.org/basketballcertification (this page includes links to user resource quick-reference guides and the ECAG User Manual including guidelines, legislation and step by step instructions for participants)

    The BBCS: http://bbcs.ncaa.org (both coaches and athletes need to be registered in this database. (Returning users should RENEW their previous account and NOT create a new one.) For team events, coaches will need to use the player/coach registrations to create their bench/roster)

    The USA Basketball Gold License link: https://www.usab.com/youth/development/coach/process-for-becoming-a-licensed-coach.aspx (all individuals involved in coaching activities will need to obtain a USAB Gold License. Returning users should RENEW their previous account and NOT create a new one.)


    Team Check-in


    All Teams MUST check-in prior to the first game.  Teams will need the following items at check-in and will need to have access to until the event concludes:

    1. Complete and print Roster

    2. Copy of each player's Birth Certificates

    3. Copy of each player's Grade Report

    4. Copy of a complete pre-printed score sheet found below (Players Names and # required)

    5. Each coach must check in with ID

    6. Coach's name and certificate # must be on team roster to receive band

    7. Coaching bands are to be worn the entire weekend.

    8. Teams that fail to check-in will not be allowed to play.