Bryan Barlow is motivational speaker and a passionate highly requested and recommended soccer referee. Brian Barlow is also a father, pilot, golfer, writer & Emmy award winning TV Producer and husband of long-time best friend Lori Barlow. Barlow is no stranger to center stage so it was no surprise when the little “Offside” project went Viral the summer of 2018.
Making a bold statement is one of the fundamental pillars of impactful marketing, Barlow took his own advise a few years ago and offered $100 for anyone who captures referee abuse and its posted on the Offside page. We’ve received more than 6000 videos to date and we are the only grassroots campaign discussing the negative impact fan behavior has on youth sports. This page is often controversial, in your face and to the point - for those who are sensitive, uptight, wound-up or in need of a politically correct approach to the subject should probably skip-out and follow someone less abrasive.
Barlow is working on multiple platforms under the “Offside” umbrella. In fact one of them being a complete online curriculum to develop and enhance situational awareness for beginning and intermediate referees. Barlow is also about to launch his first private facebook group called “Beesechurger Unanimous” highly produced content to help motivate, elevate and create better referees, better clubs and better sportsmanship. It’s $5 a month.
Brian is also the creator of stoprefabuse.com, a site aimed at addressing referee abuse through spotlighting abuse from coaches, parents, and other spectators. Through his various platforms, Brian is combating referee abuse through his #stop initiative.