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.

Board Nominations


Nominations for Board Positions will be held at the December 4th meeting at the

Palm Beach County School District Cafeteria.


Offices that are open for Elections this year are:


Vice President

Treasurer and

Three Member at Large Positions


Contact Jonathan Pierre, if you'd like to nominate someone for one of

these positions

President's Communications

December 2019

Dear Fellow Official,


Here is an update on ECBOA happenings and events:


• Reminder to update your availability in Arbiter and block dates and times that you are not able to work.  This is especially helpful as we have a full slate of games in December, including many holiday tournaments.


• Our next General Meeting is December 4th at 7:00 pm at the Palm Beach County School District Cafeteria.  Be sure to check our website (ECBOA.org) for other key dates.


• At our General Meeting on December 4th we will open nominations for Board positions including i) Vice President currently held by Mike Smith, ii) Treasurer currently held by Erik Benz, and iii) and three At-Large Board positions currently held by Cedric Bennett, Alec Ceravolo, and Vince Holmes.  Nominations will be closed on January 8th.  Jonathan Pierre will be our election supervisor again this year.


• We have heard from the FHSAA regarding maximum regular season and playoff game fees (inclusive of travel) for the 2020-2021 season.  Maximum game fees and travel for regular season varsity contests is proposed at $81/game, District games is $91, Regional games is $101, and State games is $111.  We believe there is an error in the proposed game fees for sub-varsity games, and we’ve asked our representative on the Compensation Task Force to revisit this.


• Anyone having ArbiterPay issues can contact Board member Lance Bradford or Joe Erwin. District schools have commenced with payment through Arbiter, so be on the lookout for your game fees.  Private schools are still paying via check.


Wishing everyone Happy Holidays!


Joe Erwin