We teach basketball officials how to get better -- rapidly and effectively!

With the tools available today, the opportunity for basketball officials to make rapid improvement and achieve their goals is phenomenal. We help officials to achieve that by focusing on the process: Rules Knowledge, Mechanics & Signals, Communication skills, Appearance & Demeanor and much more.

I’ll help YOU become a better official
and reach your officiating goals.

Hi, I’m Greg Austin.

I started A Better Official to help basketball officials get better — faster — using video instruction.

Founded in February 2010, my YouTube channel has gained traction in the referee community and in some small way has helped basketball officials get better.

the site will quickly grow with articlesvideo tutorials, regular free webinars, and (eventually) online courses.

I’ll be showing you exactly how to take advantage of a our video instruction to get onto a path of improvement towards your goals, without the headaches and hassle.

I have over 11 years’ experience as a high school and collegiate official, but teaching basketball officials like yourself how to do it the right way.

Stick around. I’ll be your personal, trusted guide.

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Subscribers get my very best stuff, plus exclusive early-bird access to future courses at a big discount.

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"A Better Official has made a huge difference in helping me in my officiating career. Greg's videos are clear, concise and were a definite factor in me landing a collegiate contract. Highly Recommend!"

-- Jonathan Dotson, Hayward CA