Due to the limited 2020 season, all ACA cards with an expiration date of 7/31/20 will be valid until 12/31/2020.  All cards purchased after 6/19/2020 will expire on 7/31/2021. Watch the concussion video, then complete the online application or the mail in application. Register your team with US Amateur Basketball. […]

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Background Policy Check

Any person wishing to coach or participate as bench personnel with US Amateur Basketball must complete an ACA application and pass a criminal background check.  All requested information must be complete, honest, and include your social security number, date of birth and a photo.  All background checks must be complete […]

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Coaches Tools

  Heads Up Online Concussion Training The CDC has put together an in depth look at the risks associated with concussions. Be sure to take advantage of this tool before your first practice.     Heads Up app Want to take the benefits of the CDC training with you download the […]

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About Us

The American Coaches Association was established in 2004 with the purpose of providing services to help protect our youth, and providing coaches the needed tools.


*The purpose of the American Coaches Association, Inc. (ACA) is to help maintain the highest standards in the coaching profession and to further the best interest of sports for it’s membership as well as the players and all that participate.

*To promote and maintain the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship among players, coaches, and spectators.

*To promote a program of continuous education & training for professional development.

*To unify coaches in issues pertaining to their sport in all levels.

Admission to Coaching Clinics provided to membership in your geographic region. Reduced Registration fee to other National Recognized Coaches Clinics throughout the United States. Admission to all tournaments that are part of the Florida State Championship Series. A forum for members to present problems, ideas, and recommendations for improvements. An opportunity to purchase coaches aides, equipment, books, publications, films and apparel at discounted rates.

  • Applications for membership will not be accepted at tournaments.
  • Officials will not start the game until an ACA certified coach is represented on the bench for both teams.
  • Applications received after Monday are not guaranteed to be added to the current weekend’s list of approved coaches.
  • Coaches are required to watch the online video provided by the CDC about concussions and found on our membership page.
  • We encourage all coaches to visit the CDC website and take their online training course on concussions.
  • Coaches are placed on the list of approved coaches only after their background has been approved.
  • Payment does not equal membership.  An approved background as required by Florida Statute is mandatory for membership.