Articles by Billy Martin

About Billy Martin

Co-creator of "60 Seconds on Officiating" and co-author of Beyond the Rules (book series) for Basketball Officials. Billy is a 35+ year basketball official with IAABO (Camden Board 34 and Cum-Cape 196, in Southern NJ). He also is a collegiate softball umpire with the Eastern Collegiate Softball Umpires (ECSU), and created the best selling "Bluebook 60" for fastpitch umpires, and coaches. Contact: Website | Twitter | More Posts

NCAA Officials Wired Up

Listen in as top college officials use preventative officiating techniques caught on camera.

November 14, 2014 // 2 Comments

Remove Before Flight

Like a pilot leading a pre-flight check … the referee should take control of the pregame crew discussion. Here are some tools to help with a comprehensive two and three person crew pregame talk.

February 9, 2014 // 4 Comments

First Horn – So What

After the first warning horn it’s time for the crew to get back to work. Know your responsibilities in a two and three person crew.

January 16, 2014 // 7 Comments

When Does the Goal Count

Watch this video of a missed dunk … and make the ruling … does the goal COUNT or should the teams CONTINUE play?

January 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

Three Dead Ball Mechanic Tweaks

Here are three amazingly simple things you can do (starting today) during a “dead-ball” to make you look better as an official.

December 20, 2013 // 12 Comments

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