The ADIDAS Germantown Invitational Tournament in Memory of Larry Creson is our club’s premier event. It was established in 1978. We will play the majority of games each weekend at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex in Southeast Shelby County one of the finest soccer specific facilities in the Southeast. We play four weekends to accomodate all teams at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Every year we accept over 500 teams from over 30 different states. We regularly have many state finalists or winners, as well as regional and national finalists. We also entertain O.D.P. Regional teams and some teams from out of the country. We host over 100 college coaches each showcase weekend offering players a tremendous showcase opportunity.
As you will see looking at past results, we have a wide variety of talented teams who regularly attend our tournament. Get your application in soon and make sure you don’t miss out on a great soccer event in Memphis.
We send invitations to over 600 college coaches to attend the ADIDAS GIT each year. We also have player profile information for our 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19-year-old teams to fill out and make available for the coaches. All showcase games are at the complex to ensure accessibility for the college coaches.
We invite referees from all over to ensure that along with quality teams and surfaces the officiating is first class. We have had 6 F.I.F.A. referees attend including: Ali Saheli - M.L.S. Referee, Kevin Stott - M.L.S. Referee, has officiated several World Cup Qualifiers, Brian Hall - World Cup 2002 Referee, M.L.S. Referee, has officiated several World Cup Qualifiers, and Kari Seitz - Women's World Cup Official. We also invite National and State referees from all over the Region.
Tournament EligibilityThe Germantown Invitational is open to select and premier teams registered and in good standing with their USSF affiliated association. Four different weekends encompass Age groups u9, u10, u11, u12, u13, u14, u15, u16, u17, u19 for boys and girls.
DivisionsTeams will be grouped according to past playing record to make the most competitive divisions possible. The Germantown Invitational Committee alone determines final placement. The Committee uses many factors when ranking teams including league playing division and record, State Cup and tournament results, USA Rank ranking service, etc...
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TeamsAll teams and players must be USSF affiliated for the current seasonal year. USSF roster and current seasonal year player passes are required to participate. Each roster must include the numbers of each player's jeresey participating in the tournament. Notification of travel is required for all teams from out-of-state unless you are a U.S. Club soccer member.
The computerized team application system will assign your age group based on the age of your oldest registered player.Players and Guest PlayersAll players must by registered for current seasonal year. A player may play for only one team during the tournament. A maximum of 5 guest players per team is allowed. Guest players must be registered and have a current seasonal year player pass.
FormatWe will offer a U9 and U10 6 v 6 division as well as U10 8 v 8 Division.
U11s and U12s will play 8v8 – maximum roster size is 14 for 6 v 6 and 16 players for 8 v 8
We will offer a U12 11 v 11 group if we have enough teams 11 and 12 team interested.
U13 and U14 will play 11v11 – maximum roster size is 18 players.
AwardsIndividual awards for 1st and 2nd place teams in each competitive age division.
FEES AND DEADLINES for Girls U9 - U14 Tournament
October 1, 2015 – All Entries and Fees dueU9-U10 6 v 6 $650
U9 - U12 8 v 8 $675
U12-U15 11 v 11 $775
On-line registration:On-line registrations are quick and easy. On-line registrations must be paid by check. Once your entry is received and your team accepted the entry fee is non-refundable. (If your team is not accepted, your entry fee will be returned in its entirety.) While we encourage you to enter early, early application does not guarantee acceptance.
Refunds:We will deposit all funds and return refunds to all teams not accepted.
Once your team has applied and accepted your entry fee is non-refundable.
Schedules:Teams will play two games on Saturday. The earliest game Saturday begins at 8:00 am. The last final on Championship Sunday will begin no later than 4:00 pm. Game schedules will not be adjusted to accommodate individual teams scheduling. We do our best to accomodate coaches with more than one team.
REFEREESWe are always looking for qualified referees. If you have anyone interested in refereeing, please email or have them fill out the referee form under the referee tab on the website.
We are continually updating our website. Please check back often for updates.
Teams entering the Adidas Germantown Invitational will be grouped according to past playing record to make the most competitive divisions possible... more
Under 14- August 1, 2001 and younger
Under 13- August 1, 2002 and younger
Under 12- August 1, 2003 and younger
Under 11–August 1, 2004 and younger
Under 10 -August 1, 2005 and younger
Under 9 - August 1, 2006 and younger
Each guest player must have a laminated player card. You may have five guest players.
Laws of the Game: All games shall be played in accordance with FIFA Laws, except as specifically modified by these rules. Unlimited substitution will be allowed with referee approval in the following situations: prior to throw-in by either team / prior to goal kick by either team / prior to the restart of the game after a goal scored by either team / at the start of the 2nd half of play / prior to a restart of the game after an injured player is removed from the field (either team may sub 1 for 1; not unlimited substitutes)
Duration of Games:
The duration of tournament games shall be in accordance with the following:
Year Ball Size Preliminary Matches Semis & Final
U14 5 60 minutes 60 minutes
U13 5 60 minutes 60 minutes
U12 4 60 minutes 60 minutes
U11 4 60 minutes 60 minutes
U10 4 50 minutes 50 minutes
U9 4 50 Minutes 50 Minutes
A. Players must wear numbers on the back of their uniforms and these numbers shall coincide with those listed on the teams’ official GIT approved roster.
B. If in the opinion of the referee uniform colors are similar, the designated home team will change colors. Home team is listed first on the schedule. The home team should wear light colored jerseys.
E. The designated home team shall provide the game ball, unless tournament ball is available.
THERE WILL BE NO PROTESTS ALLOWED
A. Players, coaches and spectators are expected to conduct themselves within the spirit and the letter of the Law. Displays of temper or dissent are cause for ejection from the game and surrounding field area.
B. Players, coaches and team officials ejected from a game by the referee shall be ineligible for the next scheduled game. Any player or players ejected for fighting shall be ineligible for the remainder of the tournament. All ejected players/coach’s cards will be held at soccer central until after suspension is served.
C. All players and coaches will take one side of the field, and supporters will take the other side. No one will be allowed behind either end line.
On the 8 v 8 Fields all teams and parents will sit on the same side.
D. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT GAME SITES
Games will be scored (4) four points for a win, (1) point for a tie and (0) zero points for a loss. If a bracket winner and a wildcard team (Best second place team overall) come from the same division, they will be switched so the bracket winner plays the lowest seed division winner from another bracket.
A. To determine preliminary winners and runners up, if necessary:
1. Winner of head to head competition. (This criterion is not used if more than two teams are tied.) If still tied:
2. Most Wins
3. Team with greatest net goal differential (NGD) which is computed as ‘goals for” minus ‘goals against’ with a maximum of 4 NGD in each game. If still tied:
4. Fewest goals allowed in all games. If still tied:
5. Most total goals scored (maximum of 4 goals scored in each game).
6. Penalty kicks (FIFA rules)
In the case of a three-way tie in bracket play, one team shall be eliminated through the above tiebreakers and then the remaining two shall begin from tiebreaker number A2 above.
B. To resolve ties at the end of regulation for semi-final and final games: Tied match go straightespenalty kicks. FIFA rules. Only players on the field of play at the end of regulation may participate in taking of the penalty kicks.
A. A team shall be allowed a 10-minute grace period after the scheduled kick-off time before the match is awarded to their opponent. A minimum of 7 players constitutes a team and if 7 players are present, the game will not be delayed.
B. In no case shall a team that forfeits a game be declared a division winner or wild card team. If an apparent division winner forfeits a game, the division team with the next best record shall be named the division winner.
C. If a team is the cause for termination of a game, that team will be considered to have forfeited that game.
D. A forfeit in the preliminary rounds shall be awarded as 4 points for the win to the opposing team.
E. Forfeits of games in the playoff rounds shall be recorded as 1-0 scores.