OTAs Set Standard for Game Fulfillment By Amateur Sports Officials in $75B Sports Industry
RALEIGH, N.C, July 8, 2020 – Silbo, Inc., developer of the leading sports officiating marketplace, the RefXchange™, today announced the bi-weekly publication of On-Time Assignment (OTA) data, which measures Silbo’s fulfillment of athletic games by sports officials. When evaluating a sports official provider, amateur league and tournament providers’ primary concern is ensuring an official attends each game, but such data has never been available to them. Silbo is the first provider to release transparent fulfillment data so leagues and tournaments can make metric-based selections.
“No athlete or parent wants to see a game canceled because the official didn’t show up. Unfortunately, the national shortage of qualified officials has made this a common occurrence,” said Paul Dorney, CTO. “By publishing the RefXchange’s OTAs, Silbo is creating a data-driven approach to improve amateur sports officiating and all of amateur athletics.”
Brendan Szulik, CEO, said, “League and travel ball are increasingly expensive for families. We aim to help athletes and families identify leagues and tournaments that invest in quality officiating using our data-driven standards.”
Dorney added: “Silbo’s mission is to improve amateur sports officiating through data. In 2016, we began by boosting officials’ pay in over half our leagues. Today we provide more opportunity for officials to work than they’ve ever had before. Improving officials’ performance and evaluations through data will be soon to follow.”
“Silbo’s RefXchange works. USSSA Colorado had a positive experience with the On-Time Assignments Silbo brought to our tournaments the past month,“ said Tate Shetterly of USSSA Colorado.
As the industry leader in sports officiating automation, Silbo has grown exponentially since its founding, providing thousands of sports officials access to games in more than 10 sports across 11 states.
About Silbo, Inc.: Based in Raleigh, NC, with offices in Boston, Orlando, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C., Silbo™ is the trusted provider of the sports officiating marketplace Go Silbo™. Made for refs by refs, Silbo automates the connection and payment to qualified sports officials simply and conveniently. The Go Silbo app can be found on the App Store