East Coast Basketball Officials Association

The Basketball Officials 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.



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


Register with the FHSAA




Register with the ECBOA


Both require every official to have an account with Arbiter Sports.


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A Letter from Joe Erwin

July 29, 2017

Board Schedule


Next Board Meeting - August 23, 2017


The FHSAA registration process is now open through Arbiter Sports. Go to www.fhsaa.arbitersports.com and login with your current Arbiter login information. Click on the Registration tab and follow the registration process. Remember to select ECBOA as your Primary association. Registration requests your Jessica Lunsford Act badge expiration date as well so be sure to have this available. Also, use this opportunity to upload a current picture of yourself (keep it professional).


Registration for ECBOA is now open, which is also through Arbiter and can be accessed through the ECBOA.org website. Please note the October 15th deadline to register without a late fee. The ECBOA dues will remain at $60 this seasonprovided you register by October 15th. There will be a $20 late fee thereafter, and the final registration deadline for both ECBOA and FHSAA is November 15th.


The 2017-2018 calendar has now been approved and is posted on our website. The first meeting for NEW MEMBERS ONLYwill be September 6th at 7:00 pm. The first General meeting for ALL OFFICIALS will beSeptember 13th at 7:00 pm. Both meetings will be held at the Palm Beach County School Board Cafeteria at 3300 Forest Hill Blvd in West Palm Beach. We will provide registration information at these meetings if you are unable to register early.


Your Board, led by Lance Bradford, has made good progress on our new Recruiting and Retention program. We have some exciting things to share with you on this front, and we will be asking for your help to recruit new officials to ECBOA. More to come on this!


For those needing uniforms, shoes, whistles, etc., we will have a vendorat ourOctober 18thmeeting.In addition, we will have a uniform “swap shop” day which will allow you to donate uniforms and/or swap with fellow officials. Thisis a great way to give back and help some of our officials who may just be starting out.


Thanks and feel free to reach out to me or any of our Board members for more information.



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