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.  First and second year members are the primary focus of SCMSOA’s mentor program, which seeks to improve referee performance and retention.


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