East Coast Basketball Officials Association

The Basketball Official's Association for Palm Beach County

The ECBOA is dedicated to provide quality officiating for high school basketball games in Palm Beach County and throughout the State of Florida in such a way that enforces the rules in a fair and impartial manner while upholding the integrity of the game.


President's Communications

March 2019

We are continuing to accept interests in becoming a certified high school basketball official.  Our table is set up at major venues throughout the high school season.  Please email to our board liaison for recruiting if you have an interest in officiating basketball.  We would love to start a conversation with you about how to get you involved.



ECBOA Banquet


The ECBOA banquet is Friday, March 15 from 6:30 to 9:30.


Dinner and drinks will be provided for you and a plus one!


There will be a DJ and good times.


Hope to see you there.


Congratulations to all of our officials who are working deep into the post-season on playoff crews.


Here is a list of the crews.


Here is where you can find a schedule of post season games.




Dear Fellow Official,


Here is an update on ECBOA happenings and events:


*  I'm pleased to announce that ECBOA has been awarded two Girls State games again this year including an 8A Semi-Final game on Friday March 1st (Crew #1 Blake, Walcheski, and Westley Shelton), and a 7A Finals on Saturday March 2nd (Crew #2 Benz, Bates, and Willie Shelton).  Of the six officials going to the Girls State Finals, five are going for the first time which is a testament to our commitment to send more officials to State, and demonstrates the confidence the FHSAA continues to have in us.  Congratulations guys, good luck, and thanks for representing ECBOA.


*  On the Boys side we had five crews officiate Regional Semi-Final games, and we have three crews going out for Regional Finals on Friday March 1st.  The feedback about our crews has been positive, and we've had some exciting games including a triple overtime game in Miami.


*  Plan to attend our annual ECBOA banquet and awards ceremony on Friday March 15th at the Lake Worth Golf Club in Lake Worth.  Everyone is invited and allowed to bring one guest.  The banquet runs from 6:30 - 9:30 pm, we have a great menu planned, and we will have DJ Brian coming in from New York to provide the music this year.  This is always a fun event and a great way to end the season.


*  District invoices have been sent to host schools and Erik will begin issuing checks once the funds are collected.  For Regional games, the referee on each crew is responsible for getting the checks to Erik and providing information on who drove.  Please contact him directly with any questions.


Thanks and don?t forget our banquet on March 15th,


Joe Erwin




2018 End of Year Banquet