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New England College Officiating is a professional basketball officiating service that officiates men's college basketball games in New England. Our team of experienced officials ensures that games are played fairly and that the rules are enforced consistently.


To be a good official, certain qualities are required, including a thorough knowledge of the rules, quick decision-making, and the ability to remain calm and composed under pressure. Officials must also be physically fit and able to keep up with the pace of the game. Good communication skills are also essential for an official to effectively communicate with coaches, players, and other officials on the court.


At New England College Officiating, our officials are trained and evaluated on these qualities, ensuring that they provide the highest level of professionalism and expertise on and off the court. Their commitment to excellence has made them a trusted partner for colleges and universities in New England who rely on them to provide fair and consistent officiating for their basketball games.

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New England College Officiating Conferences

We take immense pride in being an integral part of some of the finest Division III conferences in the nation. Our commitment to excellence and passion for the game drive us to bring our absolute best to every contest we officiate.

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New England College Officiating (NECO) works closely with the College Basketball Officials Association (CBOA) to identify, train, and evaluate new candidates.  CBOA helps provide the resources and support college basketball officials need to succeed. By providing training and development, mentorship, and advocacy, CBOA helps ensure college officials are able to do their jobs effectively and fairly.


We encourage all NECO members join and support CBOA in their efforts to improve officiating and the game of basketball. Join us in congratulating CBOA on their 75th anniversary and visit their website by clicking on the logo above  


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