Our Online Courses

Feature rich courses designed to help basketball officials of all levels.
Fully guaranteed to help you achieve your officiating goals.

survive and thrive your first year basketball referee

This Course is currently in development.

Geared towards new-to-high-school basketball officials. This course offers new officials a simple and effective plan to not only survive, but to thrive during their first year. If you want to hit the ground running and offer yourself the best chance to make an impact and to start immediately climbing the ladder in your association, this course is for you.

This 3 hour course chock full of video instruction about what they most important elements of the high school game to focus on.

As with all of our courses, we offer a money back guarantee. Join the waiting list today for Survive and Thrive your 1st Year of High School Basketball!

This Course is currently in development.

Geared towards new-to-youth-basketball officials. This course offers new officials a simple and effective plan to be a positive influence in the great game of basketball. Kids need referees for their games. If you want a solid grasp of the basics that will get you onto the court and poised to succeed, this course is for you.

This 1 hour course contains video instruction and handouts that are geared to take a willing novice and make them a solid entry level basketball official.

As with all of our courses, we offer a money back guarantee. Join the waiting list today for Learn to Referee Youth Basketball!

This Course is currently in development.

This is the essential course for basketball officials who are looking to super charge their officiating career. Simply put, if you are not analyzing your performance as an official, then you are falling behind. That is a fact. Video analysis is the number one path to improvement.
If you are:
  • Non-varsity HS official looking to get varsity schedule
  • Varsity official looking to get playoffs
  • Playoff official looking to get that state final
  • Sky's the limit. You are looking to go collegiate and beyond,
    Then this is the course for you.

    This 2 hour course contains our complete system for game video analysis for 3-person officiating. Applicable to 2-person as well, but focus is on 3-person.

    As with all of our courses, we offer a money back guarantee. Join the waiting list today for Learn to Analyze Your Game Video!
  • 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.