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. He is considered one of the nations top authors and instructors on basketball officiating for over two decades. He lives in Wildwood, New Jersey - just a few steps away from the sand and surf. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | More Posts

Wide Eyes in a Three Person Crew

There are several “best practices” that can be adopted to minimize the “bounce” effect of jumping between two- and three-person crews.

January 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

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 // 5 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

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