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

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 // 3 Comments

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 // 13 Comments

When a Foul is Not a Foul

What is our reluctance as officials to call intentional fouls? It has to do with three common rule interpretations.

March 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

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