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.

Updates from the Board

The board has worked very hard this year to update our extremely out-dated bylaws.  Ready for membership approval is the document linked here.


Proposed Bylaws for ECBOA

(Revised August 8, 2018)


Please review and email any questions or thoughts to Joe Erwin.

The membership will be asked to vote on the new bylaws at one of the first general meetings.


Also, please review the revised Recommendation Guidelines that the board has approved for the 2018/2019 season.


If you are interested in becoming an official, please check out our Join the ECBOA page.  We are making plans now for the 2018/2019 season.

Mark your calendar!


The first meeting for new officials is

September 5.


All officials report September 12


Registration is open.


Make sure your back into game shape.


See you soon!

Basketball Season Starts Soon!

President's Communications

August 2018

Dear Official:


Here is an update on ECBOA happenings and events:


• Registration for both ECBOA and the FHSAA is now open.  To register with ECBOA sign into Arbiter under the East

Coast Central Hub.  Click the Registration tab and proceed with the registration process.  We are keeping our registration

fee at $60 this season and you will receive a payment confirmation from Arbiter once registered.  (Note: Use Google

Chrome to access Arbiter).   There will be a $20 late fee after October 15th.


• The first meeting for NEW officials is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Wednesday September 5th at the Palm Beach County

School Board cafeteria.  The first meeting for ALL officials is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Wednesday September 12th at the same location.  The calendar for the 2018-2019 season is being finalized and will be posted to the website upon completion.


• As reported last month, the Board of Directors has approved a new set of By-Laws to replace our current set, which is nearly 25 years old.  These new By-Laws have been posted to our website for all to review, and they will be presented for a vote by the membership at one of our general meetings.  Take a look and advise in writing of any questions or comments.


• All committee members have now been approved by the Board including the Assignment Committee (liaison is Michael Francois), Training Committee (liaison is Mike Smith), Evaluation Committee (liaison is Erik Benz), Recommendation Committee (liaison is Vince Holmes), and Grievance Committee (liaison is Darin DeCosta).  We have also again formed a Recruiting and Retention Committee led by Alec Ceravolo.  Committee members will be posted to the website.


Thanks and we look forward to seeing you in September.


Joe Erwin, President


2018 End of Year Banquet