In order to run successful leagues or tournaments, you need sports officials. But getting sports officials for your games can be expensive, time consuming, and stressful. You are probably working with an assignor or coordinating officials yourself. Some assignors are great, but you might be working with an assignor that’s too expensive, hard to communicate with, or that doesn’t always fill your games. Coordinating officials in-house also has downsides. It takes your time away from other projects, it can be hard to find officials (there is a shortage afterall), and payroll is a hassle.
What if there was an easier solution that could save you time and money and maybe even increase fill rates for your games? Silbo offers game-changing technology to make getting referees and umpires for your games as simple as possible. We work with a variety of game providers from private leagues, to cities, to tournament providers, to YMCAs, to Little Leagues. We have customers across the country including in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and we are continuing to expand into new states.
Here are 7 reasons to let us handle getting officials for your games:
Access to the Largest Pool of Sports Officials
Silbo has the largest pool of referees and umpires in the industry. More than 10,000 to be exact. We are constantly recruiting new and current officials so you can expect that number to keep growing. We also make sure that all of those officials are put through a vetting process so you can trust that high quality, trained officials will be officiating your games.
Easiest to Use Interface
The Silbo platform was developed to be simple and have the tools that every league administrator or tournament provider needs. Getting started is simple. Create your league, add your locations, and upload your schedule – then you are ready to go! Do you have specific league rules that officials need to be aware of? We have a way for you to add them. Do you need to cancel or reschedule games? We have a quick two-click process to do so and officials will be notified immediately. Save your time with this simple interface!
Transparency & Insights
Our platform offers unparalleled transparency into your games. You can see whether or not your assignments are filled, who is working your games, a log of all payment details, and reviews from officials about your facilities or reports of unsportsmanlike behavior. You’ll have real-time visibility 24/7 – which you can’t get from any other officiating provider.
Our team is dedicated to providing the best experience for our customers and their community of officials. Each customer is provided with a dedicated account manager that handles all requests and answers questions. Call, text, email – our team is here to help you with anything you may need. On top of that, we make sure that we are supporting your officials – which directly leads to higher success for leagues. We are there to help fill that last minute drop for a game – but don’t worry too much, we have a 99.8% fill rate.
Automated Payment & Tax Compliance
Never write another check or request-for-payment for officiating! Silbo sets up an automatic payment schedule with you, clearly shows you every payment, and pays every official via direct deposit. Silbo doesn’t hold any of your payment – we use a trusted third-party company called Stripe to facilitate payment. Plus, you are no longer liable for sports officials’ taxes – they are now independent contractors of Silbo.
We have developed a training protocol for new officials and for current officials interested in learning additional sports. Our team developed a full-scale digital training program for basketball and we host in-person training sessions for all the sports we provide.
Officials Love Silbo
We’ve proven that happier sports officials result in fewer missed games and better performance on the field or court. That’s why we work hard to take good care of our community of officials. So why do officials love us? You can read all the reasons here, but to keep it simple, we provide officials with quick, consistent payments and they can work around their schedule with our flexible opportunities.
Interested in learning more about how Silbo could help you get sports officials for your games? Contact us today.