Referee Development

SCMSOA members have access to a variety of referee development resources that meet diverse needs.  See brief descriptions of these options below.  Contact for more information.


The South Central Minnesota Soccer Officials Association sponsors a mentor program that works to improve referee performance and retention.  Mentors guide and support first and second year members as they gain experience and confidence.  Mentors also help other members hone their knowledge and skills.


Minnesota State High School League observers evaluate officials who apply for MSHSL’s state tournament. Observers also help other referees reach their potential.


SCMSOA makes technology  available to members who want to improve their performance.

For self-evaluation:

  • GPS watches
  • Video recordings

For enhanced cooperation:

  • Beeper flags
  • Wireless communication gear