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.

Don't rest too much...


Boys and Girls High School Season starts in November.


Training for the new season begins in September!


Updates from the board...


The board has been working this offseason.  We are proud to update our evaluation policies and election process.  Find greater detail on our evaluations here and election process here.



President's Communications

July 2019

Dear Fellow Official,


Here is an update on ECBOA happenings and events:


*  Want to start by acknowledging our officials who have attended or will be attending officiating camps this summer.  It’s a testament to their desire to get better, improve their skill set, and move up the ranks.  Also, Mark and John had a successful ABC Camp at Lynn University which brought in officials from around the state, as well as a few who are relocating to Palm Beach County and will be joining ECBOA.  ABC had top notch clinicians, as well as NBA official Ray Acosta who provided excellent instruction on breaking down film and the fine points of officiating signals and mechanics.  Well done everyone!


*   The Board passed a new Election Policy which is now posted on our website.  The Board is also finalizing revisions to our evaluation process and policy in order to streamline it.  We will be posting this to the website as well.


*  Mike Smith, Erik Benz, and Joe Erwin will be representing ECBOA at the FHSAA Leadership Conference in Jacksonville July 19th – 20th, after which we will provide a summary.


*  Registration with the FHSAA for the 2019-2020 season is set to begin July 9th.  Registrations will take place through the FHSAA Central Hub in Arbiter (www.fhsaa.arbitersports.com).  It is highly recommended that you use Google Chrome or Firefox as your web browser to complete the registration process.  Registration with ECBOA will be announced at a later date.


*  Reminder that ECBOA-logo jackets will be mandatory for this season.  Danny Barkin will be taking orders as we get closer to the season.



Joe Erwin








2019 End of Year Banquet