Suburban Officials Association, Inc.
Minnesota Officials Serving the State of Minnesota

​Annual Thursday Rules Discussion Meetings will take place from 6:00-8:00pm in Lecture Room A at Eagan High School on 7/26/18, 8/9/18 and 8/16/18. All officials, regardless of experience or association are very welcome. We will show some video and discuss any topics that interest the group. We will also discuss (20) questions from the Federation/MSHSL test at each of the rules discussion meetings. Come late or leave early-no worries.  

Suburban Officials Association General Football Meeting will take place on Monday 8/20/18. Registration from 5:30-6:10pm, meeting will start promptly at 6:15pm and conclude no later than 8:30pm. All football officials are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting.  

All meetings-park and enter Eagan High School via the glass doors on the south side of the building-do not enter the school via the doors by the gymnasium on the east side of the building.  


MSHSL Quick Guide- Basic Rules Reference
Crew Building & Continuous Improvement- Practices
Defensive Pass Interference Principles
​Power Point-5 person crew keys
Free blocking zone
​MSHSL 2016 Pregame
Expectations for football officials-key points for observers.
High School Football axioms.
High School football philosophies.
Illegal blocks in the back.
Keys for 5 man coverage.
National Federation penalty enforcement.


Catch or no catch.
Classifications of pass interference.
Momentum exception.


Working for a clean snap.
Forward Progress.


Classifications of holding.
Goal line mechanics.
Crew management-building your schedule.
Assignment Secretary          Tom Wollan
Vice President - Football      Rick Hardy
2018 NFHS Football Changes  (1)
2018 NFHS Football Changes  (2)