Referee Information for ALDC 2007
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Referee Hotel Application
Email completed application to:
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register as a referee for the tournament please
send an email to our assignor, Janice Taylor,
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The Friday night meeting will be at 7:00pm at:
Wingate Wyndham & Conference Center - Round Rock, TX 1209 North Interstate Highway 35,
Round Rock, TX 78664
GUEST SPEAKERS - Jair Marrufu & Gil Weber
Austin Labor Day Cup Lands Newest FIFA Referee!
Marrufo has been a member of U.S. Soccer since 1996 and a Major League Soccer referee since 2002. He is one of four officials hired full-time in early 2007 as part of U.S. Soccer’s new program designed to enhance high-level performance, training and development opportunities for the sport’s elite officials in the United States.
The son of former FIFA Referee Antonio Marrufo of Mexico, the younger Marrufo decided to become a referee after his father took him to a tournament and he was able to watch other top referees work when he was in his late teens.
Fluent in English and Spanish, Marrufo is a graduate of Del Valle High School where he played soccer, football and basketball before going on to the University of Texas-El Paso. Prior to joining U.S. Soccer full time, Marrufo worked as a product specialist with Sherwin-Williams. Marrufo has played soccer at both the youth and international levels.
Marrufo was appointed as a FIFA referee in 2007 and as of the end of February was still awaiting his first international assignment. His previous major assignments include the 2006 MLS Cup and the 2006 Ballymena International Tournament in Northern Ireland.
Started refereeing in college (club soccer) --1967.
Joined USSF January 1974 (known then as USSFA)
Lifetime Member (25+ years) USSF National Program for Referee Development -- 2000
National Referee -- 1992
National 1 (grade 3) -- 1993
National Referee Emeritus – 1995 to present (still actively refereeing)
State Assessor (grade 5) – 2002
Instructor – 2003
College referee (Southern California) -- mid 1980s to 1992.
College referee (Northern California) -- 1993 and 1994.
High school referee (Southern California) – 1988 to 1992
High school referee (Florida) – 1998 to present
Worked professional matches as AR or 4th official in Southern and Northern California. National teams included: Russia, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, U.S. Olympic team. Club teams included: Hansa Rostock, Young Boys Berne, West Bromwich Albion, and others. Also USISL matches in Northern California.
Center Referee, final match of California Men's Amateur Cup (Cal-South vs Cal-North) -- 1993.
Service to USSF -- Contributor to:
USSF Advice to Referees (editions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
USSF Guide for Fourth Officials
USSF Recreational Referee Course
USSF Laws of the Game Made Easy
USSF Linesman Training Course (grade 10)
USSF Women's World Cup '99 Fouls and Misconduct Video (video clip selection and audio script development)
USSF You Make the Call (website scripting)
Appointed to USSF Referee Educational Review Committee – 1999
Assessor at youth tournaments in Austin, Plano (Dallas), Erie, Albuquerque, Memphis, Birmingham, Huntsville, and all around Florida