National Sports ID partners with National Travel Basketball Association (NTBA) to Ensure Youth Athletes are Age Eligible for their Tournaments.
National Sports ID is proud to announce its partnership with the National Travel Basketball Association (NTBA), an organization that provides tournaments and games for basketball teams, giving similar playing time and exposure to “everyday” basketball players that highly touted prospects get. The NTBA is for boys and girls in grades three through 12. While the organization uses an age-based system for boys in grades three to nine, it uses a grade-based on for them once they reach ninth grade. Home School players must have all proper proof with updated/current state documents showing they are allowed by the state to be home schooled. Home school players’ eligibility is based upon age only. As National Sports ID provides sports identification cards to verify the ages and grades of youth athletes, the partnership will be instrumental in boosting the integrity of each team participating in the tournaments and games that the NTBA hosts. Recently, the NTBA has implemented new regulations making it mandatory for every player to be registered on National Sports ID in order to participate in any of their events. National Sports ID’s user-friendly interface will make it simple for parents and coaches to sign up. Coaches now have the ability to obtain age confirmation on their whole roster at once, avoiding the hassle of having to collect and carry documents for their players throughout the duration of the season. The registration process can be completed in just minutes by simply creating a National Sports ID account and uploading a player photo and relevant documents. National Sports ID customer support will then confirm the documentation information and a verification card will be issued. Coaches are then able to add verified players to their team and submit the team to National Sports ID for approval. This partnership between two established brands will successfully promote fairness and an even playing field in youth sports for years to come, while also providing coaches with an easy method of keeping their players’ information available.