Welcome to the website of the South Central Minnesota Soccer Officials Association.

  • If you are a current SCMSOA member, you’ll find news, resources, and links.
  • If you are a prospective member, you can learn about our association.
  • If you are a potential new referee, you can learn how to get started as a soccer official.

Contact us at info.scmsoa@gmail.com to share questions and comments.

Articles Highlight Referee Shortage

Articles in the New Ulm Journal call attention to the shortage of soccer officials in southern Minnesota:

  • This feature story by sports editor Jeremy Behnke appeared on January 6.  (SCMSOA member and New Ulm resident Myron Fluegge assisted the author.  Jerry Baerg, Peter Jarnstrom, and Jim Roy also contributed.)
  • A week later, the paper published this response by Rebecca DeMarais, president of the New Ulm Area Youth Soccer Association.

Many other articles and web pages highlight the same issue as it applies to a variety of areas and sports.  Here are links to just a few:

Click here for SCMSOA’s perspective on the shortage.