Please click the link below to pre-register your team for age verification.

Age verification is mandatory for eligibility at all AVAC events for 2024.

Registering your team is free, you will be able to use your coach account to register your team for every AVAC event in 2024.

Please follow these steps to verify your athletes and add them to your roster for the year:

  1. Create or log in to your coach account
  2. Choose your team’s age division, click “register”
  3. Fill in the next page for your team’s information, click the orange “next” button
  4. Click the “terms of use” check box, then the orange “register” button
  5. Copy the “team link” provided on the next page and send it to the parents of the players on your team via group chat, email, text or social media to follow the instructions on the screen to complete age verification and join the roster.

The cost of age verification for the 2024 season is $15 per player, each parent will pay for each athlete one time. Your team’s age verified roster will be accepted at most event providers’ tournaments in 2024.

If you do not complete Sports Thread age verification you will be required to bring your athlete’s birth certificates to check in before every event and sign paper copies of the AVAC United liability waiver.

If you want help with registering your team or any of your team’s parents/athletes need help please email we will be happy to assist you!


Sports Thread Play Safe ensures the highest level of fair competition while connecting players, coaches, and parents to the information they need to know at all AVAC Basketball events.

Sports Thread’s automatic age verification eliminates the need to bring a birth certificate or ID to an event. While keeping parents and coaches informed at every event.

Scroll down to see what a Play Safe Event looks like.


Every team participating in a Play Safe event receives a personalized team link for parents to create their and their athlete’s accounts to receive event information, and complete age verification for their athletes to add them to the roster for the upcoming event.


The athlete is then automatically verified using proprietary technology, which runs more than a dozen checks to authenticate a birth certificate or government ID (including Driver’s License, Permit, Visa Residence Card, Passport, or Passport Card).


Every player participating in a Play Safe event receives a personalized QR code for players to gain gate access to an upcoming event. Go to “My Profile & Tickets” to get access to your code in the “Badges” tab.


Each team’s roster is updated instantly upon each athlete’s successful age verification, giving the coaches the ability to manage their team roster, and allow for a speedy check-in on game day.


All coaches, athletes, and parents can then find their game schedules, locations, scores, and more right from the Sports Thread app, including instant notifications for important event information.


College coaches attending a tournament can track each player through each team’s schedule where they can click into each age-verified player profile and view athletes, academic standing, season stats, and team info.