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.

Registration is Now Open


Register with the FHSAA


Register with the ECBOA


Both registrations are done through arbiter.


October 4 7:00 pm

Training for new officials at Keiser University


October 11 7:00 pm

General Meeting and Training for all officials at

Keiser University

White Elephant Sale



ECBOA Early Registration Ends/Late Fee Begins


October 16

FHSAA Registration Ends


October 18 7:00 pm

General Meeting and Training for all officials at

Oxbridge High School

Uniform Purchase Night


October 24

Testing Period Ends


October 25 7:00 pm

General Meeting and Training for all officials at

Keiser University

October Dates

A Letter from Joe Erwin

October 2017


Dear Official,


Below is a brief update on ECBOA happenings and important dates:


• The turnout for our first couple of General Meetings has been very good and we covered a lot of administrative information.  Starting in October we will begin transitioning into training, which will be the primary focus of our next several meetings, including the New and JV Official training session on October 4th.   Be sure to check the calendar on our website (ECBOA.org) for meeting dates, times, and locations.


• We will have a “white elephant” uniform exchange at our next General Meeting on October 11th.  Please bring your uniform donations to this meeting, which will help many of our newer officials.  Also, we are planning to have a uniform vendor at our October 18th meeting for those needing to purchase new items.


• The FHSAA test is now underway and runs until October 24th.  The test is through the Arbiter site, so be sure to give yourself a little extra time to review and answer the questions. There are 50 questions and you will receive your score immediately upon completion. A minimum score of 75 is required to officiate varsity games, and 80 for playoffs.


• Congratulations to Hector Roman for being elected to fill the open seat on the Recommendation Committee. He will join Tony Payne and Phil Napuli on this committee.


• Reminder that there will be a $20 late fee if you are not registered with ECBOA by October 15th.  Also, the FHSAA has advised that their registration deadline is October 16th, which is much earlier than years past.


• Recruiting of new officials remains a key initiative and we need your help in this endeavor. If you know someone who has an interest in officiating we would love to meet them.



Joe Erwin

ECBOA President











2017  Banquet

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