NABC Membership

Member Benefits

The NABC is committed to promoting the ideals of integrity and sportsmanship; unifying coaches on issues pertaining to basketball at all levels; and providing member services that address the needs of coaches professionally, emotionally, financially, physically, and spiritually. Click here for a printable brochure of NABC member benefits.

Education and Networking

NABC Convention

The annual NABC Convention, held in conjunction with the NCAA Men's Final Four, is the top professional development event in the men's basketball coaching industry. Most NABC members also have the opportunity to purchase Final Four tickets. In addition, members registered for the Convention will have access to accommodations in the official NABC hotel properties.

NABC Meetings and Clinics

Attend a variety of meetings for divisions, conferences and committees during the NABC Convention including numerous coaching clinics presented by the nation’s finest coaches.


The NABC MARKETPLACE is a three-day (Thursday-Saturday) business and networking event for all members. Connect with the exhibitors that have the products and services your program needs.

Professional Development Series (PDS) 

PDS clinics are held throughout the NABC Convention and cover topics concerning various aspects of our profession, including coaching development, ethics and personal development. Member coaches can receive official PDS certification and the opportunity to earn continuing education college credit during the NABC Convention.

NABC Welcome Reception

The official tip off of the NABC Convention, this outstanding event is an opportunity to meet and greet coaches and friends in a festive atmosphere with food, drink and entertainment.

Reese's® NABC College All-Star Games

Played on Friday following practices by the Final Four® teams in NCAA Division I on the Final Four® floor, the game features 20 of the top senior collegiate players in the nation. The teams are coached by some of the nation’s most outstanding college coaches, past and present. In addition, Reese's also sponsors senior all-star games at the NCAA Division III championship and during the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.  

Guardians of the Game Awards Show

The NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show, held on Sunday of NABC Convention week, is the main event for the top coaching and player awards in all of men’s college basketball. In addition to coach and player of the year awards in each division, honors such as the Pete Newell Big Man, Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year awards are presented, along with the prestigious NABC Guardians of the Game Pillar Awards for Education, Leadership, Advocacy and Service. 


Awards and Recognition

The NABC offers numerous awards for its members.  Only NABC members are eligible to nominate, vote and receive these awards.

Guardians of the Game Pillar Awards are the most prestigious awards presented by the NABC. Member coaches are eligible to receive these Guardians awards in the categories of education, leadership, service and advocacy.

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

Honor Awards are presented to member coaches at significant career milestones, beginning at 300 wins and at each 100 level beyond that.

Coach of the Year Awards are presented on a national basis for junior colleges, NAIA Divisions I and II, and NCAA Divisions I, II and III. In addition, member coaches in the NCAA Divisions are eligible for coach of the year awards in each of their NABC Districts.

Champion Awards are presented to coaches annually for their outstanding contributions to Coaches vs. Cancer and for excellence in literacy programs through the NABC Committee on Academics.

NABC Honors Court recognizes student-athletes for outstanding academic achievement during their junior and senior seasons.

Team Academic Excellence Award recognizes teams which have a combined 3.0 grade-point or better average for all active members of the roster. 

Champions Luncheon, NABC member coaches who have led their collegiate teams to regular season conference championships are invited to attend the Champions Luncheon at the NABC Convention. Each championship coach is recognized individually at the Champions Luncheon.

Team of the Week Awards are announced weekly during the season to recognize standout teams in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA.



Quarterly NABC Time-Out Magazine with interesting feature stories, informational updates and coaching clinics.

Monthly NABC Basketball Bulletin email newsletter with important information and updates.


Partner/Discount Programs

Summit America Insurance (Camp Insurance): Summit America 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. For more information, click here or call (800) 955-1991.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental:  NABC would like to remind you about the discounted rates and benefits offered through its relationship with National and Enterprise for all your professional and personal rental car needs. If you have not already done so we encourage you to enroll for free in the Emerald Club, the loyalty program for National and Enterprise. To enroll, please Click here.                  

Benefits for NABC members:

  • 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

To view Frequently Asked Questions about the Emerald Club, Click here.

To View Emerald Club Membership information and Overview, Click here.

College Basketball Experience: Free admission to the CBE and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Kansas City, Mo.