One of our referees and I got into a conversation about whistles one day and he swore the only whistle worth having as a referee was the ACME Thunderer. He felt is had the sharpest pitch for grabbing the players attention. I never realized they came in small, medium, and large!

Of course another one of our referees felt
the best whistles were pealess whistles since there was no pea to get wet, swollen, and sticky after prolonged use.

So as a coach or referee, do you have a whistle you would recommend? Why would you choose one over the other? My Wal-Mart special is pretty loud and gets kids attention, but I may have to try an ACME just for fun. I’d be curious to hear other ideas on it since we buy dozens of whistles each year for coaches and referees.