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MYBA Best Practices- Requirements

Documentation to Verify School Attendance and Residence

  • School Attendance: the following forms of verification are accepted (copies are accepted)
    • Any school issued ID or document that lists the player’s name and school that they attend.
  • Residency: the following forms of verification are accepted (copies are accepted)
    • To prove residency, we will refer to the address that the player’s school has on file.
  • Note: Coaches and travel directors must be prepared to provide this documentation if requested by the MYBA (MN Youth Basketball Alliance) Compliance and Eligibility Committee.

Documentation to Verify Current Grade

  • Any school issued ID or document that lists the player’s name and current grade (copies are accepted).
  • Note: Coaches and travel directors must be prepared to provide this documentation if requested by the MYBA (MN Youth Basketball Alliance) Compliance and Eligibility Committee.

Nationwide Criminal Background Checks:

  • All coaches and administrative personnel must pass a background check within the last three years.

Concussion Certification:

  • Per Minnesota State Law, all coaches and administrators must complete an accredited concussion course that needs to be renewed every three years.

Child Safety Training:

  • Coaches are in compliance with the federal law, Protecting Youth Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017.

 

Code of Conduct:

  • Associations must establish code of conduct policies that each player and parent/guardian acknowledge, prior to the start of the season.

Tryout Process:

  • Associations must have an open try‐out process for players.

Coach Selection:

  • Associations must have an open application process for coaching candidates.

Coaches Education:

  • Associations must provide a coaches education program each year.

Trusted Assignors:

  • Associations will work to ensure a safe, positive and productive environment for youth athletes by requiring that all officials' assigned to MYBA invitational tournaments have successfully completed training, screening and education through the MSHSL and/or Trusted Officials. This is accomplished by working directly with a Trusted Assignor.

Why Trusted Assignors?

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Organizational Standards:

  • The MYBA and the MYAS recognizes organizations that promote and implement programs for multiple age/grade levels. We do not recognize single teams formulated by any individual(s) not affiliated with, or recognized by a recognized organization, as described above or a bona fide association. The sponsoring organization must be of perpetual nature (i.e. intend to be in existence from year to year). The sponsoring organization must have a democratic posture, meaning that the administrative structure of the organization must allow for open election of officers and open forums for parents and participants to voice their concerns.
  • Associations must have a minimum of 4 teams.

 

Association Recognition Policy

  • The MYAS Board of Directors has deemed that having multiple travel basketball associations servicing the same area can create confusion among athletes, parents, coaches, and facility providers. Therefore, the MYAS has adopted the policy that only one association in any given high school attendance area/geographic area will be recognized by the MYAS.
  • An exception to this policy is Minneapolis and St. Paul (see Clarification on Minneapolis and St. Paul).

Compliance Audits:

  • MYBA members shall agree to provide MYAS with requested information to prove that the Best Practices listed above are being met and the Team Composition Guidelines are being followed.
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