Silbo is a digital marketplace directly connecting sports officials with amateur sports games. Silbo CEO and Co-Founder Brendan Szulik spoke with the SII podcast to discuss how they’re trying to fix the amateur sports officiating crisis going on right now across America’s youth sports. Silbo is on a mission to improve amateur sports. Silbo connects game providers and officials simply and conveniently, while also developing the next generation of sports officials.
Traditionally, the process of recruiting, scheduling, and paying sports officials was analog, inefficient, opaque, and resulted in a fragmented supply of referees. Nearly 10% of games nationwide are being cancelled due to a shortage of officials. Silbo built a game-changing technology to advocate for officials’ wages, working conditions, and scheduling; provide more opportunities for sports officials nationwide; and train and activate the next generation of sports officials.
Silbo is not yet in Indiana but Brendan Szulik is optimistic about their growth and looking to get college students more involved in the future. To learn more about Silbo visit www.Silbo.ai