Sportsmanship is the hot-button issue in officiating today. Officials quit the avocation in droves because parent, coach, and athlete behavior is too abusive.
- What is your organization doing to solve the crisis?
- Do you have a sportsmanship policy in place?
- Are you enforcing it?
In this webinar, we’ll explore the difficulties game providers face around sportsmanship and how they can contribute to the sportsmanship solution.
Daniel Caldwell is the co-founder and President of Silbo. He is also a member of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) Advisory Council.
He was standout pitcher at NC State and left the university having pitched in more games than any other pitcher in program history. After college, he played professionally for five seasons. He later trained little league, middle school, high school, collegiate and professional players. He has trained players who have played in the Little League World Series all the way up to the College World Series. He now umpires baseball and softball.
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.