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.

Are You Ready to Get Going?


Here are some things you'll need:




Digital Rule Book


Digital Case Book


Registration will begin October 1.


Safety Information


The FHSAA has released general and specific guidelines on how basketball contests will be handled when games start in the winter.


Check out these two documents for more information


Document 1    Document 2

President's Communications

October 2020


Dear Fellow Official,


Here is an update on ECBOA happenings and events:


We will hold our third General Meeting on Wednesday October 7th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.   As we did for the first two meetings, we will send out a Zoom link.


Registration with ECBOA is now open.  Sign in to your Arbiter account, go to the ECBOA Central Hub, click the Registration tab at the top and then begin filling in the required information.  Dues are $40 this season.  Be sure to register with the FHSAA as well.  The deadline is November 9th.


Anthony Mancino and Cedric Bennett have been elected to a two-year term to the Recommendation Committee.  Vince Holmes is the Board Liaison, and Aaron Chambliss is the committee chair.  Others on the committee include Mark DeAtley and Corey Brown.


The Board will hold a second Social Justice roundtable call via Zoom on Wednesday October 14th.  The first roundtable was very successful and well attended.  If you would like to attend this meeting please send your name to either Erik Benz or Joe Erwin and we will make sure you receive the link to the call.


The FHSAA basketball test starts on October 12th and runs through November 16th.  We're hearing that the test is supposed to be more difficult this season, so be sure to dig into the rule book.  Also, we have posted the case book to our website (ECBOA.org).


 Thanks, and look forward to our next General Meeting on the 7th.


Joe Erwin