Officiating is not only a way to stay active and connected with sports, but a way to make some serious money… if you have a plan. We talk about ways to plan your officiating avocation, and even how to make it a vocation. From maximizing availability to equipping yourself with the tools to make a career out of officiating, join us as we touch on training, scheduling tactics, tax information, forming LLC’s, and improving your brand to maximize your money-making capabilities.
Also, Silbo CEO Brendan Szulik speaks on the CARES Act to inform all of us what we can do to receive aid due to the pandemic.
Evan Berg is the owner and assignor for Metro Atlanta Sports Officials. His organization assigns multiple sports year-round. These include youth & adult recreation games as well as middle school, junior varsity, and varsity contests. His organization was set to provide officials for the Nike EYBL tournament in Atlanta prior to the economic effects of Covid-19. Evan is also an NCAA Men’s basketball official working in multiple Division I, II, and III conferences.
Quentin McDaniel is a Division I basketball official and owner of Global Officials Group. Quentin runs a training program for officials in the Charlotte, NC, area and assigns officials for multiple sports at multiple levels in the league and tournament space.
Ryan Christian is a Silbo community manager & 8-year Division I basketball and baseball official. He has also served twenty years with the City of Raleigh Parks & Recreation’s Athletic Dept.
Brendan Szulik is the co-founder and CEO of Silbo, a digital marketplace connecting qualified sports officials to amateur sports games. He is the author of Whistleblower, which reveals the harsh truths of the amateur officiating industry and sheds light on the technologies, policies, and solutions that will make amateur sports officiating more accessible, enjoyable, and sustainable.
He resides in North Carolina, where he has officiated basketball, lacrosse, softball, and baseball for nearly a decade.
He graduated with distinction from Duke University; is a member of Phi Beta Kappa; and holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on the officiating and youth sports industries, sportsmanship, and entrepreneurship.