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.


Our next meeting is Wednesday September 27 7:00 at the School District Cafeteria


Check the Calendar



There are two registrations required to officiate basketball in Palm Beach County


Register with the FHSAA




Register with the ECBOA


Both registrations are done through arbiter.


Time to get Ready!!!



We are getting started!

A Letter from Joe Erwin

September 2017


Fellow Officials,


It's hard to believe, but another basketball season is right around the corner.  Here are a few quick updates and reminders:


Be sure to register with both the FHSAA and ECBOA.  Registration links can be found on our website, ECBOA.org.  Also, we will provide registration information at our meetings; however, if you are able to register early please do so.


If you know someone who is interested in officiating, please encourage them to go to our website for registration and meeting information.  Also, our first meeting for New Officials was on Wednesday September 6th at the Palm Beach County School District headquarters.  Due to Hurricane Irma, we will cancel this first and second meetings and welcome everyone at the meeting on September 20.


Recruiting of new officials is a key initiative this year, and we have put meaningful resources behind this effort, which is being led by Board member Lance Bradford.


Our first General Meeting is Wednesday September 20th at 7:00 pm, also at the School District headquarters.  Check out the calendar for additional meeting dates and times.


Under the leadership of Board members Jim Marzullo and Mike Smith we have finalized our training curriculum, and we have a lot of good things to share with you on this front.  We have also posted various training items on the website, so check it out.


Feel free to reach out to me or any of our Board members with questions.  See you soon!




Joe Erwin

ECBOA President











Rule Changes for the 2017/2018 Season


Changes for the upcoming season are now in.  They include:


  • Warnings for coaches


  • 2 Hand Reporting


  • Uniform Restrictions


For a complete description of changes, Click Here


2017  Banquet