SCMSOA members have access to the referee development resources described below.  Contact for more information.


Mentoring is an informal process that provides guidance and support to officials while they gain experience and confidence.  SCMSOA’s mentor program seeks to improve performance and retention.  It concentrates primarily on first and second year members.


Observing is more formal than mentoring and is intended for experienced referees.  Minnesota State High School League observers evaluate officials who apply for MSHSL’s state tournament.  At SCMSOA’s request, observers also help other members reach their potential.

Soccer Referee Training