for Sports Professionals

Providing Content for Sports Officials, Coaches, and Athletes

Mission StatementRefereeWriter's primary focus is to support sports' officials and encourage a Sporting Spirit of competition.  

The purpose is to increase knowledge

through the latest research and create a positive sports culture.

Its primary service is content that aids referees in their duty to enforce the rules of fair play and regulate safety.

The website also presents information helpful to coaches, players, parents, fans,

administrators, and media by explaining the how and why of referee rules' enforcement.


Other features include research about sports psychology, fitness & health, coaching, rules interpretation, sportsmanship, and the sharing of Ref Sports Stories.

It aims to improve sports in each athletic program, school, league, city, region, state, and country.



A Fundamental

Referee Question:


Can we use stats to prove a commonly accepted theory?


Every year, officials and coaches are told to prepare for a season of athletic contests where players will be "faster, stronger, and better" than a year before... Is this assertion actually provable?  The following statistics may lend some credence to the fact that athletes do improve in talent from one season to the next:  The project below is an assessment and analysis of NHL hockey players from seasons: 1982-83 and 2002-03.  It includes detailed statistics for penalty minutes, shots, points (goals + assists), and more!  It also includes goalie stats like save percentage and interesting cases of statistical outliers -- like Wayne Gretzky.