Welcome to A Better Official, your ultimate destination for enhancing your basketball officiating skills and knowledge. Founded by Greg Austin, a dedicated basketball enthusiast and officiating expert, A Better Official is more than just a training platform – it’s a community of referees striving for excellence on the court.
Our journey began with a passion for the game of basketball and a deep appreciation for the role referees play in maintaining its integrity. Greg Austin, with years of experience as both a basketball official, mentor, and group trainer of officials recognized the need for a comprehensive and accessible resource to help referees improve their craft.
Driven by this vision, A Better Official was born. What started as a YouTube channel quickly evolved into a hub of knowledge, connecting referees from all levels to expert guidance, interactive content, and a supportive community.
Our mission is simple yet powerful: to empower basketball officials with the tools, techniques, and insights they need to excel in their roles. We understand the challenges referees face on the court – the split-second decisions, the rule interpretations, and the dynamics of managing the game. Through meticulous training and expert guidance, we’re here to elevate your skills and boost your confidence.
At A Better Official, we take pride in our dedication to the craft of officiating. Here’s what sets us apart:
Whether you’re a seasoned referee looking to refine your skills or a newcomer eager to learn, A Better Official welcomes you. Our commitment to excellence and our passion for the game drive us to provide you with the best training resources available.
Explore our Video Vault and our individual courses, and embark on a journey to becoming a more confident and capable basketball official. Together, we can raise the standards of officiating and contribute to the success of the game we love.
Thank you for being a part of A Better Official. Your journey to becoming a better referee starts here.
Founder, A Better Official