RESPECT THE GAME

THE PROBLEM:
We have lost sight of what amateur sports
is truly about.
Minnesota varsity basketball game postponed due to ‘lack of refs’

A key factor in the referee shortage is believed to be due to disruptive parents and fans.

JOE NELSON Jan, 22, 2020

We are on the verge of an officiating crisis.
Lakewood, CO – June 15th, 2019
Parents and coaches were unhappy with a call made by a 13-year old umpire. They stormed the field and began punching each other as the 7-year old players watched.
Mason, OH – September 27th, 2019
2 parents jailed after fight at Catholic school volleyball game. The husband and wife attacked another parent in the parking lot of the school, after the victim got upset over a call.
According to the National Association of Sports Officials 2017 National Officiating Survey:
of male respondents have felt unsafe or feared for their safety because of administrator, coach, player, or spectator behavior
of female respondents have felt unsafe or feared for their safety because of administrator, coach, player, or spectator behavior
of sports officials say sportsmanship is getting worse
The shrinking pool of officials has become a national crisis that threatens to alter the landscape of youth sports as Officials are quitting.
of youth officials have had to eject a parent because of behavior.
In South Carolina, the new officials in youth soccer do not return after their first year, according to the SC Referee Association.
of all high school officials say “adult behavior” is the primary reason they quit

of high school officials quit by their 3rd year.

The Solution:
The solution is a tool to encourage the respectful behavior of coaches, fans, and players. Be a PRO2 will be a system for officials to document behavior over the course of a season.

With the BE A PRO2 app an official will be able to rate the experience they had at the game they officiated. They will rate each teams behavior, good and bad.

The scores will be presented on a website for all to see. Good behavior will be celebrated, poor behavior will be documented.

If you are tired of dealing with poor behaviors at your tournaments. Founders tournament membership pricing: $5/team for life. Leagues please call for pricing.