Membership Opportunities for Coaches at Every Level

Over 5,000 basketball coaches throughout the ranks of the NCAA, NAIA, USCAA, NCCAA, two-year colleges, high schools and youth programs hold NABC memberships. The NABC membership year runs annually from October 1 through September 30. Enrollment for the 2023-24 membership year is now open. Become a member today!

Become a Member

2023-24 NABC Membership Categories

NCAA Division I

  • Head Coach $450
  • Assistant Coach $185

NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, USCAA, NCCAA, Independent

  • Head Coach $165
  • Assistant Coach $85

Two-Year Colleges

  • Head Coach $85
  • Assistant Coach $40

High School, Middle School, Youth, Grassroots

  • Head Coach $40
  • Assistant Coach $40
  • High School State Administrator $40

International

  • All Positions $85

Support Staff

  • All Positions $85
  • Excluding international, youth and grassroots

Other

  • Retired Coaches $85
  • No Current Position $85
  • Affiliate $85
  • Includes non-coaching administrators, partners, media, etc.

  • NABC membership purchases for new and existing members are non-refundable and non-transferable. Additional information on this policy can be found in the NABC Member Portal.

NABC Member Benefits

The NABC is committed to providing member services that address the professional and personal needs of coaches.

  • Education and Networking

    NABC Convention

    The NABC Convention, held annually in conjunction with the NCAA Men’s Final Four, is the nation’s premier professional development event for basketball coaches. NABC Convention programming includes keynote sessions, Professional Development Series clinics, networking events, the NABC MARKETPLACE trade show, awards ceremonies, and more. All NABC members also have the opportunity to purchase Final Four tickets and to secure accommodations in the official NABC hotel properties.

    Professional Development Series (PDS) Certification

    The Professional Development Series (PDS) is a comprehensive continuing education program for basketball coaches of all levels. PDS Clinics cover a range of coaching topics including Xs & Os, leadership, ethics and more. NABC members can earn PDS certification by attending at least five PDS Clinics at the NABC Convention, or by attending at least five sessions at any NABC Championship Basketball Clinic.

    NABC Fall Summit

    The NABC Fall Summit is a virtual professional development event for basketball coaches from all levels of the sport. Featuring a diverse lineup of speakers and topics, the Summit is designed to help coaches develop on and off the court. Registration is free for all active NABC members.

    NABC Championship Basketball Clinics

    NABC Championship Basketball Clinics are a joint initiative between the NABC and Championship Productions that provide coaches at every level of the sport with year-round professional development opportunities. NABC Championship Basketball Clinics are held at various locations across the country in the spring and fall, and feature programming with many of the game’s most decorated coaches. NABC members receive discounted registration to the clinics.

    NABC Mentor Circle

    The NABC Mentor Circle is a mentoring program structured to develop valuable coach-to-coach relationships. Through these mentor-mentee relationships, the program strives to promote the growth of young coaches, increase the pool of qualified candidates, help both the mentor and mentee develop professionally and personally, and foster relationships among coaches across different generations and demographics

  • Awards and Recognition

    The NABC offers numerous awards for its members and their student-athletes. Only NABC members are eligible to nominate, vote on, and receive these awards.

    Guardians of the Game Pillar Awards are presented to members who embody the NABC’s core values of advocacy, leadership, service, education and inclusion.

    NABC Coach of the Year Awards are presented on a national basis for high schools, two-year colleges, the NAIA, and NCAA Divisions I, II and III. In addition, member coaches in each of the NCAA divisions are eligible for District Coach of the Year awards.

    NABC Special Achievement Awards, which include the NABC Metropolitan Award, NABC Cliff Wells Appreciation Award, and NABC Hillyard Golden Anniversary Award, recognize coaches and contributors for their on and off-court impact on the game of basketball.

    NABC Honor Awards are presented to members in recognition of significant win milestones, beginning at 300 career wins and at each 100 level beyond.

    NABC Player Awards are presented annually for a variety of academic and athletic achievements. NABC player awards include the NABC Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Pete Newell Big Man of the Year, and NABC Honors Court.

    Conference Champion Awards honor NABC member head coaches who have led their collegiate teams to regular-season conference championships. Each championship coach is recognized individually at the Champions Brunch at the NABC Convention.

    NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards recognize teams that have achieved a combined 3.0 or higher GPA for all active members of the roster.

    The NABC Honors Court recognizes college basketball players who excelled in academics during the previous season. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria.

    Coaches vs. Cancer Champion Awards are presented to members annually for their outstanding contributions to the Coaches vs. Cancer program.

    NABC Merit Awards are presented to coaches who have accumulated 15 years of NABC membership.

  • Advocacy

    NABC committees work to advocate for and advance coaches’ interests relative to basketball legislation and policies. NABC members have the opportunity to serve on various committees, which have included the NABC Board of Directors; NABC Congress; NABC Committee on Racial Reconciliation; NABC Ad Hoc Committee on College Basketball Issues; NABC Ad Hoc Committee on NCAA Tournaments Selections, Seeding and Bracketing; NABC Division II and Division III All-America Committees; and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Regional Advisory Committee.

  • Discount Programs

    Cole Haan: All active NABC members are eligible to receive 30% off online purchases from Cole Haan. To take advantage of the offer, members can log in to their NABC Member Portal account and access detailed instructions under the “Discounts” tab.

    BetterHelp: All active NABC members are eligible to receive one month of therapy from BetterHelp at no cost and 15% off BetterHelp services after that. BetterHelp is the world’s largest online therapy platform, providing over 30,000 licensed and vetted therapists to choose from based on your personal needs and preferences. More information is available in the NABC Member Portal.

    Staples Membership Account: A Staples Membership Account provides discounted pricing on office, cleaning, and a variety of other supplies. The Staples Membership Account also offers discounts on numerous coaching-related products, including laptops, tablets, camp supplies and marketing products. NABC members can take advantage of free shipping and a dedicated Staples account manager to help with your personal and coaching needs. More information is available in the NABC Member Portal.

    Risk Strategies Company dba Academic HealthPlans (AHP) Coaches’ Choice Insurance Programs – Risk Strategies Company/AHP tailors its programs to address the needs of amateur and youth sports associations, intercollegiate, and interscholastic organizations. Coverage provided under this program includes important liability protection for the camp or clinic operator, including employees and volunteers, for liability claims arising out of its operations. In addition, the program provides medical payments coverage to the camp or clinic participants. Programs are also available for individual coaches and organizers who conduct camps, clinics, and leagues. NABC members are eligible for discounted group rates. More information is available in the NABC Member Portal.

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental:  NABC members receive discounted rates and benefits through National and Enterprise for all your professional and personal rental car needs. Enroll for free in the Emerald Club, the loyalty program for National and Enterprise. Benefits for NABC members include:

    • Free Emerald Club membership
    • Match, for free, any status you currently have with other rental car agencies
    • As an Emerald Club member you will have access to the Emerald Aisle when you check-in (no lines, no waiting, select your car from the Emerald Aisle and  drive out)
    • You can use the link above to join the Emerald Club and make your reservations for professional and personal use

    More information is available in the NABC Member Portal.

    College Basketball Experience: NABC members receive free admission to the CBE and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Kansas City, MO. NABC members can also receive free admission for a team trip to the venue (up to 21 players and two coaches). For more information on the CBE and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, visit collegebasketballexperience.com

NABC Convention

The annual NABC Convention is the nation’s premier professional development and networking event for basketball coaches at every level. NABC Convention attendees have access to programming that includes keynote sessions, Professional Development Series clinics, the NABC MARKETPLACE trade show and more.

NABC Membership Timeline

The NABC membership year runs annually from October 1 through September 30.

  • Important 2023-24 Dates

    • June 15 – Sept. 30: Dues Renewal Period
    • Aug.: Position Verification Letters Requested
    • Oct. 1: Start of Membership Year
    • Oct. 25 – Nov. 30: NABC Convention Pre-Registration
    • Oct. 25 -March 15: NABC Convention Companion Pass Registration
    • Dec. 1 – Jan. 31: NABC Convention Early Registration
    • Feb. 1 – April 6: NABC Convention Regular Registration
    • March 15 – April 6: NABC Convention Non-Member Registration