Go Silbo™ Software Helps Refs

We're working for referees by providing access to the revolutionary RefXchange™ marketplace

The Advocate For Referees

Silbo is reinventing sports officiating for umpires and referees. From high school sports to amateur adult and youth leagues, Silbo empowers officials to take control of their careers by working when they want and where they want. Silbo believes in the power of self-assignment, giving you the ability to choose the games you want to work on the RefXchange™ marketplace. Payment comes built in with Go Silbo™ software-as-a-service platform, so you get paid consistently, on time, every time.


Work when you want and where you want, take back control of your career on the RefXchange™ marketplace


Get paid digitally via scheduled direct deposits, no more delayed payouts or paper checks


You are your own boss on the RefXchange™ marketplace, pick the games you prefer

Download the App and Get Started

Referees and umpires can download the Go Silbo™ mobile app in the iOS App Store and Google Play Stores and start browsing games on the RefXchange™ marketplace right now. Take control of your schedule and career. Build your digital history and a professional resume you can take anywhere.


Get "The Official" Every Week

Ref Rants

Read the weekly Ref Rant — true stories from your fellow referees and umpires, submit your own stories and get featured in the Silbo Ref Rants

Find Games

We'll be sending out new leagues, tournaments and work opportunities. Find games to work specifically in your area, or any games you're willing to travel for

Flexible Online Scheduling

The Go Silbo™ mobile app for iOS and Android allows officials to control their schedule right from their phones.

  • Officiate more leagues — you have access to leagues across the RefXchange™ marketplace
  • Select games instantly — if you see a game you want, take it, it’s all yours
  • Game taken? Try Waitlisting — add yourself to waitlists and get notified if the position becomes available

Get Paid Consistently, Faster

Go Silbo™ has payments built right into the app, no more tediously cashing checks and filling out 1099s at the field. Keep track of your earnings and enjoy transparency.

  • Keep detailed & transparent records — track every wage you’ve earned, no more wondering whether you’re missing a check
  • Get paid instantly online — receive payment straight to your bank account via direct deposit
  • No more irregular paychecks — we pay out our refs the same time every week, no more waiting on checks or hassling teams for cash at the field
  • Safe, secure and fast — our payment processor is PCI compliant, all data is encrypted and none of your sensitive data is stored by Silbo

Work More Games More Efficiently

You focus on officiating, we’ll focus on the rest. The Go Silbo™ software offers all the administrative and logistical features you need to work, letting you focus on the game.

  • Less travel, shorter drive times — if you don’t want a lengthy commute to and from a game, feel free to work games closer to home
  • Work the games that make sense — pick from the leagues, skill levels, and sports you prefer
  • Need to call someone? — you have the contact info you need, from your partner to the site coordinator, connected to your phone and email apps

More Professional, More Communication

Silbo gives officials a direct line to communicate feedback to the leagues they work for, and allows umpires and referees to build a digital record of their work.

  • Build a digital resume — keep track of the games you work wherever you go
  • Share your thoughts — give feedback about your experience to the league at the end of every game
  • Never lose your game history again — you have access to your entire history should you move to a new place or try-out for collegiate or professional officiating