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.


November Dates

ECBOA has been recruiting new officials in Boca all weekend.

Great job team on the new marketing materials.



November 13

Girl's Pre-Season Begins


November 15

ECBOA Registration Deadline at Midnight


November 15

General Meeting - All Members

Palm Beach County School District Cafeteria


November 20

Boy's Pre-Season Begins


November 29 7:00 pm

General Meeting - All Members

Palm Beach County School District Cafeteria

President's Communications

November 2017


Dear Official,


Below is a brief update on ECBOA happenings and

important dates:



• Hoops time is just about here!  Tip off games start in

mid-November followed by regular season games.  Mark

has been working diligently on inputting the schedules into

Arbiter.  Please be sure to block the dates and times that you

are not available to work, as well as those schools that you may

have a conflict with (i.e. you work at the school or have a family

member who attends).  If in doubt call Mark or myself.


• Our next General Meeting is Wednesday November 1st at

7:00 p.m. at the Palm Beach County School Board.  The newbees

will still meet on the court at Oxbridge Academy School at 7:00 p.m.


• Newbee evaluations are November 8th at Keiser.  Also, if you are new to ECBOA and wish to come to this evaluation contact Jimmy Marzullo or Mark DeAtley for a time slot after the newbee evaluations.


• A couple of reminders relating to eligibility to receive a schedule including: 1) You must have a current photo of yourself on Arbiter; 2) you must have attended 3 meetings, and 3) all of your registration requirements with the FHSAA, ECBOA, and the Palm Beach County School District must be met.


• It looks like our final membership count will be in the 160 range this year.  We have had several new officials join ECBOA, including over 20 who are new to officiating.  We also have several new officials join us from areas outside of Palm Beach County.  Our recruiting efforts are starting to pay off.


• Training has gone very well thanks to the leadership of Jim Marzullo, Mike Smith, Mike Lewis, Mark DeAtley, and Mitch Kauffman.   We have had more video this year, as well as on-court training.  Well done everyone!


• Remember to check out our website………ECBOA.org  for current information on the Association, upcoming meetings and eventy, and other newsworthy information.


Thanks and let’s have some fun!


Joe Erwin, 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