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Are you a basketball official wanting to improve your game? There is no better way to improve your game than attending camp.


Are you thinking about becoming a basketball official?


Maybe you are currently working High School basketball and are thinking about working Women's College Basketball?

There is no better place to start than here!


Registration is now open for Southeast Minnesota Officials Camp!


Congratulations to Mr. Jon Springer on receiving the Minnesota's Rochester Sports Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023.  Jon has a long list of accolades including,


  • 1993 and 2010 MSHSL Coaches Association Distinguished Service Award

  • 2000 ASA Hall of Fame Introduction for Superior Performance and Contribution to Softball.

  • Received the 30, 40, and 50 year awards for MSHSL Registered Officials

  • MSHSL Award of Merit and 2011 Angelo Giuliani Award MSHSL Baseball Coaches Association

  • 2012 Ben Sternberg Award – Rochester Quarterbacks Club for outstanding sports contributions within the Rochester Community

  • 2020 Rochester Area Officials Association recognition of going above and beyond in service to RAOA for 50+ years

  • Announced November 2023, he will be inducted into the MSHSL Hall of Fame in April 2024


RAOA multi-sport official Chris Zollner receives the coveted Larry Teske Officials Award at the 2023 Region 1A Activities Administrator's Association Meeting 11/6/23 (pictured with Marshall Behrens).

RAOA Service Awards


Jared Butson Presents Rick Schaber


Tristan Severson Presents to John "Big Game" Caldwell

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