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.

Enjoy your offseason!


Stay Healthy.  Get some work in.


Camp information will be posted soon.



President's Communications

April 2021


Dear Fellow Official,


Here is an update on ECBOA happenings and events:


All District and State Series game fee payments have now been made and sent.  We are still working to track down game a few payments from regular season games, primarily from private and charter schools. If you are still owed money, please reach out to me and I will follow up.


The FHSAA recently approved a new referee shirt, going to black and white stripes.  We are seeking clarification on the timeframe for implementation of the new shirt.  More to come on this.


The Board of Directors will hold it’s first meeting later this month.  We are committed to improving our existing policies and practices, and make changes where necessary.  If you have any suggestions, feel free to call or shoot me an email.


There is a series of videos on NFHS rules, which can be found on YouTube by searching Basketball Rules Expert.  The host is Greg Austin, a rules expert.  The videos run 10-20 minutes and cover several areas of the rule book.  Check them out.


We will be posting camp and training opportunities to our website (ECBOA.org) as we get into the summer months, assuming Covid subsides and teams are willing to participate in summer camps.


We are re-energizing our recruiting and retention efforts with the addition of Jaylen Thompson and Jerelle Bailey to this committee.  Jaylen and Jerelle are committed to helping us in this endeavor, and will be a welcome addition.





Joe Erwin