Best of the South

    Cartersville, Georgia

    Event Information

    July 19 – 22, 2018
    Event Type
    Event Stature
    NCAA Certified
    Boys 8th-11th grades
    Entry Cost

    Main Event Location

    LakePoint Champions Center

    261 Stars Way
    Cartersville, GA 30121
    United States

    Event Contact

    Event Details

    Event Details



    HoopSeen Tournaments are stay-to- play tournaments for all teams more than a 50 mile drive to LakePoint Champions 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 LakePoint Champions 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  for more information


    NCAA Certification 

    The NCAA Certification and Approvals Group will be launching a BRAND NEW Basketball Certification System (BBCS) for the 2017 year.  

    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 mean 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
    • Be sure to indicate that you will participate in NCAA-certified activities on your USAB application.
    • 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.


    The USAB GOLD License application fee is $55 annually for US applicants and $77 for                          international applicants (plus additional background check fees if applicable) and will include your educational requirements AND your Verified Volunteers background check.  NOTE : Some states and/or counties charge a fee to access your records and you will be required to pay these pass-through fees when you complete the Verified Volunteers portion of the application.  These fees will be paid to the state/county and cannot be avoided.

    • 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

    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.  Any activity conducted with intent to otherwise deceive.
    2.  Influencing others to furnish the NCAA false or misleading information;
    3.  Misconduct in the NCAA certification and approval process or activities associated with  those processes;
    4.  Fraudulent activities;
    5.  A violation of NCAA legislation/requirements;
    • 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. Respond to inquires in a timely manner.
    2. Provide supporting documentation requested by the NCAA staff;
    3. Provide complete and accurate information;
    4. Provide relevant information;
    • 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.

    NCAA BBCS System for Coaches and Player Rosters: 

    NCAA Certification Websites:

    NCAA Certfication ECAG Users Manual:

    U.S. Amateur Basketball

    P.O. Box 7431
    Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
    Phone: (813) 991-6445
    Fax: (813) 991-7800