At Silbo, the curated marketplace connecting sports officials to games, we strive to make decisions that positively impact our community of officials. We developed game-changing technology and a dedicated process to provide more opportunities for sports officials nationwide.
We’re often asked, “Why should I officiate on the Silbo app when I’m already officiating elsewhere?” And you know what, that’s a fair question. Below we’ve laid out all the reasons we think you should use Silbo.
We fully advocate for officiating wages and work with all of our game providers to make sure our community of officials is paid fairly across the nation. Since the formation of our company, we have never lowered official wages and on many occasions, we have raised wages with new customers. We also work with our game providers to provide extra pay for single games and guaranteed payment if a game is cancelled within an hour of the scheduled start time.
The Go Silbo app is completely free in the App Store and on Google Play. All the features in the app, including the ability to work games, are completely free. You no longer have to pay league fees, assignor fees, or seasonal fees – Silbo has eliminated them.
You can now officiate when you want, where you want, and how often you want. You are not assigned to a specific game or told where to work. On the Go Silbo app, you select the games for yourself. Can you only officiate weekend nights? Now you can select the games that fit your schedule. In the app games can be filtered based on location, pay, sport, and more. It is time for officials to be able to work the games they want.
We provide you with fast, consistent and transparent payments. Payments are sent to your bank weekly through direct deposit. Don’t wait weeks and weeks for checks and cash anymore! You can track all the payments that are made to your account so you can see exactly how much you made each week.
Our team is dedicated to providing the best experience for our community of officials. We provide support to our officials over email, text, and call during all game hours and we are there to make sure that everything is taken care of. On top of that, we make sure the leagues can be in contact with you as well.
We love having all the current officials on our platforms and allowing them to work the sports they have done for years, but why not make more money? We have worked on creating training opportunities for new officials, as well as for current officials to expand their opportunities. You might be a current basketball official, but now you can learn how to umpire baseball and work all year long. We have developed our own online and in-person training sessions to give our community the best tools to be ready to work!
Reviews & Evaluations
We give you the opportunity to leave reviews for officials that you work with and for any of the leagues that you work for. If you are having an issue with parents, players, coaches, etc., we have set up a system to handle those problems so that you feel safe and things are handled accordingly. You can help leagues improve conditions for officials by leaving your review of the leagues, which helps you and your colleagues. And don’t forget the opportunity to learn from others so you can improve as an official to take the next step!
The “Extra Mile”
We try to make officiating through Silbo fun! We added gamification to our app allowing you to win badges for certain achievements and view yourself on the Silbo leaderboard. Work more games, move up the leaderboard. Plus if you finish in the top 3 during a specific month, you will be paid a bonus! You can also join our Facebook group and be a part of the conversation with other officials. In addition, we have run free webinars with professional officials for our community to learn more about the industry.
We love the opportunity to work with officials all across the country and we will always strive to advocate for our community. Silbo is constantly looking at improving conditions for officials and ways that we can improve your Silbo experience through webinars, leaderboards, and more to come in the future! We fully encourage you to work for any opportunities that you are presented with, but we think that you should give Silbo a shot!