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.

Bozo Wincek

A tribute page for Gopher's longtime leader Bozo Wincek has been added to the site. It is available here, or under the "About" tab up above.

Gopher Officials Most Recent News

Click here to read important updates from Gopher

last updated September 30, 2022 and includes information about

the basketball preseason meeting and basketball dues.

September 30, 2022


Basketball Dues


Basketball Dues are $100 for the 2022 season and must be paid by Tuesday, November 1 to avoid a $25 late fee. They can be paid online at https://www.gopherstateofficials.org/pay-dues#h.ue6d56ma3h9f, this option includes a $3 processing fee. Or you can pay by sending a check to


Gopher State Officials Association

P.O. Box 24052

Minneapolis, MN 55424-9998


If the check is postmarked by Tuesday November 1 you'll get credit for an on time payment. After November 1, there is a $25 late fee on top of the $100.


Basketball Meeting


The annual Gopher State Basketball meeting will be held at the Brooklyn Park Activity Center (5600 85th Ave N, 55443) on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 6:00pm. More specific details will be sent out as the meeting approaches.


More basketball information, including how to register, scrimmage opportunities, and the like is available for both new and returning basketball officials via Rick's letter, available at this link.





KARE 11 story on shortage of officials featuring Gopher State Officials from October 19, 2021

Gopher State Officials in Action

Last updated February 16, 2022

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Gopher State Gear

Gopher State Officials Gear is available for purchase. We have crew neck sweatshirts, quarter-zip pullovers, and polo shirts. Take a look at the photos and descriptions on the flyer and contact Mike Madden at (612) 859-0626 to purchase.