Gopher State Officials Association

Since 1965, serving members of the Minnesota State High School League by providing high school officials in baseball, basketball, football, and softball and educating officials who are members of the association.

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Click here and follow the instructions to pay dues online.

Starting with the FALL 2021-22 season, Gopher State is offering officials the opportunity to pay their dues for each sport online. In addition to your dues there will be a small fee added by a third party payments processor. This amounts to 20 cents plus 2.49% if you use Mastercard or Visa and 3.2% if you use AmEx for each sport to cover the credit card fees. This option will allow each official to pay their dues from their phone or computer instead of sending a check to Bozo. For each sport, the charges will be as follows:

Football dues: $60. Fee for Visa/Mastercard: $1.50 + 20 cents. Total owed: $61.70.

Basketball dues: $90. Fee for Visa/Mastercard: $2.25 + 20 cents. Total owed: $92.45.

Softball/Baseball dues: $80. Fee for Visa/Mastercard: $2.00 + 20 cents. Total owed: $82.20.

The deadline for payment for football dues for 2021 is Friday August 13. This is before our football meeting, but the deadline does provide some time for members to pay their dues via credit card or by sending a check to Bozo. The option still is available to send a check to Bozo if you would prefer.

Contact Rolf Fiebiger ( if you have any issues or concerns with getting this process going.

Golf Tournament:

We again will be holding our annual golf tournament on Friday August 20 at the Centerbrook Golf Course. All golfers will tee off at 5:00 PM in a shotgun start. Golf pro and manager Steve Makowske will be our gracious host. The tournament is open to all of our members, past members and friends. Cost for the tournament will be $25 which will entitle you to 9 holes of golf on this great course, one drink ticket, hole prizes, golf prizes and a meal. We will take the first 45 golfers that sign up. If you are interested, call Bozo at 763-533-0050 or send him an email at with your foursome or name.

You can pay your entry fee online by clicking here. You must still email or call Bozo even if you pay your entry fee online.

Gopher State Sweatshirts:

We have all sizes in the quarter zip sweat shirts selling for $43. These are very good looking shirts with our logo on it. If you want to purchase a shirt contact Mike Madden at 612-859-0626.

Football Meeting:

Don’t forget our football meeting on Sunday August 22 at 5:30 PM at the Brooklyn Park Community Center located at 85th and Zane. Same spot as always. Brooklyn Park is requiring all members that have not had their shots must wear a mask.

The Varsity football season starts September 2. Gopher is conducting meetings specific to its members, both new and veteran, and the MSHSL is conducting trainings for officials both via Zoom and in person at Eagan High School for officials in the Metro. Check out the Calendar for dates and times. Contact George Winn to become a football official.

The MSHSL issued its most recent updated COVID information, including guidance on masks for officials, dated 5-10-2021. Any updated guidance for 2021-22 will be linked here.

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