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Mission Statement

Focused on Experience

Everything we do is grounded in the principles and practice of those who have officiated from high school, college and the NBA. But more importantly the experiences outside the boundaries of the playing floor has led to the development of the ECOA System.

Multi-disciplinary ECOA Team

ECOA was built by creative people for creative people: no wonder that our team is comprised of the most successful in their basketball craft but in their professional lives as well. But it’s our staff’s unique mix of experience, interests and passion that makes the difference. We have very intentionally put together a team that combines experience from high school officiating to the NBA and the result is we are able to meet the unique needs of each client. Our team has a dynamic background as business leaders, educators, healthcare administrators, aerospace, general contractors, military and professional basketball officials. We surround you with the best in both their vocation and avocation.

Still a different way to work

When we started out, we chose not to rely on the legacy of teaching models passed down from old basketball officiating camps as the basis for our new company. Instead, we challenged the conventional formula and created a new approach and process, theĀ ECOA System.

The tough love teaching style combined with instantaneous feedback is what ultimately separates the Emerald City Officials Academy from the rest of the camps on the West Coast. Getting out of your comfort zone while simultaneously building your fundamentals and foundation as a basketball official is the perfect development blend to help propel your confidence and ability for the next season. Without a doubt if you have the courage to listen and ability to rapidly process and implement their feedback you will become a more complete official at the completion of the Academy.

Jesse L. Portland, OR