Becoming a Jr. Team Tennis Captain

Becoming a Coach/Captain: 

So you are interested in becoming a Jr. Team Tennis Captain?  These are things that you must do before becoming a captain.  You must complete the USTA Safe Play Process. Click here to learn more about this process.

     1: Complete the Online traing module:    Click on Store then choose "Safe Play" FREE.  You will be prompted to create an account.  Depending on your knowledge and skillset, the training will take you 30-45 minutes to complete.  If you are unable to complete the training at one time, you can return and continue using the account you created.  

     2:Acknowledge and accept the USTA Safe Play Conduct, Policies, and Guidelines.  Found here

     3. Complete Your Background Screen Application.  In the application, you will be required to certify and affirm that you have successfullly completed (1) and (2) above.  The USTA has retained the services of an independent third party, the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI), to conduct background screenings of all applicants.  Please begin your background screen through NCSI here.   Once you have submitted your background screen info, results will be generated in approximately 10 business days.   

 Click here to access the background screening and the USTA Protection Policies and Procedures for USTA Jr. Team Tennis

  •  Next you must become a Coach/Captain in TennisLink.  You must register in TennisLink to become a team tennis captain/coach.  If you have a USTA number, you may use it.  If you do not have a USTA number, you may submit your personal information and TennisLink will give you a USTA Team Coach/Captain ID number.    Click here to register as a Coach/Captain in TennisLink     
  • Now you are ready to determine what level your team will play.  You must complete the online training course called "How to Determine a Player's Level."  This is crutial in helping you know what level your player's are and what level your team should play.  Click here to access the online training program "How to Determine a Player's Level."
  • These are the tools to use to Determine a Player's Level:
  1. NTRP Rating Scale
  2. Player Experience Score
  3. July 2017 Southern Standings (not available)
  4. July 2017 USTA Georgia Points Per Round Search(not available)

  • Next you create your team on TennisLink.  Click here to create a team.  Login as a captain.  Click on Create New Team.  Under Type of Program click - Junior.  Under Section click- Southern.  Under District click - Georgia.  Under Area click - Columbus (CORTA).  The program you are creating a team number for will show up here.  Click on the blue Jr. next to the name of the program.  Enter Team Name, Your Name and what level/division you will play.  (Ex: Acers/Caldwell/12U 2.5 Gold)  Under Site - click on the site you would like to have your home matches played on.  Under Division - click on the division you will play on.  Note your team number that you are given.  Write this down.  This is the number your team will need to register.  Be sure you hit the "Save" button.  




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