Recent and Upcoming Events

Volleyball Preseason Events

RAOA Volleyball Pre-season meeting (In-person)
- Monday, August 16th at 6:00 pm  
- Site: RCTC   Room TBD


 MSHSL Training Clinic Dates:
August 17 at Minnewaska Area - 5:30pm start
August 18 Zoom - 5:30pm start
August 24 Zoom - 5:30pm start
August 25 at Eagan - 5:30pm start


News and Information

Football Preseason Events

Monday 8/23.  5:00 to 6:00 PM New Officials and Mentors:
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Monday 8/23.  6:30 to 8:00 .  Everyone (New Officials, Veterans, etc.)
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The Mission of the Rochester Area Official Association (RAOA) is to assist members in becoming better athletic officials.

RAOA will accomplish this goal through clarification and interpretation of rules and promoting efficient and standard officiating techniques in football, basketball, baseball, softball and Volleyball. Each member will be involved in the following :

  • Rules Knowledge

  • Instructional Meetings

  • Professionalism

  • Promoting Sportsmanship

Board Members

President - Aric Kittleson

Past President - Mj Wagenson

Secretary/Treasurer - Jared Butson


VP Football - Tim Nicometo

VP Volleyball - Eric Huntoon

VP Basketball - Jim Fall

VP Baseball/Softball - Corey Dornack

About RAOA

Rochester Area Officials Association (RAOA) trains, mentors, and assigns high school officials in the sports of Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball and Volleyball.


With over 250 members, RAOA was established in Rochester, MN in 1950 and is a member of the Minnesota State High School League. RAOA provides officials to high schools through out Southern Minnesota.


Over our proud history, RAOA has had many members assigned to Minnesota State Championship games as well as those who moved up to officiate in the NCAA.

Business Info


Rochester Area Officials Association
ATTN: Jared Butson
221 Devin Drive
St. Charles, MN 55972


Phone: 507-250-1446
Email: jaredjbutson@gmail.com