Recent and Upcoming Events

Basketball Events

  • Monday 11/7 - MSHSL Rules Test and Online Meeting available.

  • Wednesday 11/16 - RAOA Basketball Meeting (all members and new officials) 6pm at Rochester Mayo High School Cafeteria.

  • Sunday 11/20 - New Officials Meeting with mentors 6pm at RCTC

  • Tuesday 11/22 - MSHSL Deadline for Test/Registration

  • Saturday 11/19 - Girl's Scrimmages at various sites.  Sign-up the week of 11/14 by email, finalize at 11/16 meeting.

  • Saturday 11/26 - Boy's Scrimmages at various sites.  Sign-up at 11/16 meeting and by email after.

  • Wed 11/23 - First date per MSHSL - Girls Basketball games.  I doubt many will play Wednesday of Thanksgiving!

  • Thursday 12/1 - First date per MSHSL - Boys Basketball games.


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

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.

Board Members

President - Tim Nicometo

Past President - Jim Fall

Secretary/Treasurer - Jared Butson


VP Football - Erik Okstad

VP Volleyball - Carol Jaquith

VP Basketball - Eric Rain

VP Baseball - Jay Lonien

VP Softball - Ron Giles

Business Info


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


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