December 6th  and 7th
Men U15-U19

The ADIDAS Germantown Invitational Tournament in a memory of Larry Creson is our club’s premier event. It was established in 1978.  We will play all the showcase 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 450 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.

2014 Rules of Competition

2014 ADIDAS Larry Creson Germantown Invitational Tournament Rules of Competition

Age and Eligibility: Age groups for teams are as follows:

Under 19- August 1, 1995 and younger    22 player roster

Under 17- August 1, 1997 and younger    22 player roster

Under 16- August 1, 1998 and younger    18 player roster

Under 15- August 1, 1999 and younger    18 player roster




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 / prior to goal kick / prior to the restart of the game after a goal / 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) (U17 and 19 both teams may substitute when the team in possession is substituting)


Duration of Games

Year       Ball Size         Preliminary Matches               Semis & Final

U19               5                      80 minutes                             None

U17               5                      80 minutes                             None

U16               5                      70 minutes                       70 minutes

U15               5                      70 minutes                       70 minutes


Field and Game Equipment:
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 and encouraged to wear light color jersey.

E.  The designated home team shall provide the game ball, unless tournament ball is available.



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. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT GAME SITES

Scoring for U15 and U16:

Games will be scored (4) four points for a win, (1) point for a tie and (0) zero points for a loss.

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 teams will go straight to penalty kicks.

          Only players on the field of play at the end of regulation  may participate in taking of the penalty kicks.


Failure to Show and Forfeits:

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.

The tournament committee reserves the right to cancel or reschedule games or the entire tournament due to inclement weather conditions.  If the event is canceled entirely because of weather, we will refund a percentage of your entry fee. Teams will be refunded per game if the event starts and they play only one or two games.


Enhanced Tournament Services
The Germantown Invitational has partnered with Soccer In College to enhance the services offered to participants of the tournament.

Teams entering the Germantown Invitational will be grouped according to past playing record to make the most competitive divisions possible... more

Just the facts

Tournament Eligibility
The ADIDAS Germantown Invitational in Memory of Larry Creson 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. 

Check-In Information

Information for Accepted Teams


Registration Information all weekends: We will be accepting online registration for all weekends.


Hotel Information: All tournament hotel rooms must be secured at the following link: 


Thanks for your interest in the GIT and we will see you in December.



Online Check-In

Online Check-in is now available for this event.

What is Online Check-in?

Online Check-in eliminates the need for your team to show up in person before your first game by allowing you to complete the check-in process online. You will be required to upload .pdf files or images to the secure sincSports cloud. The event will determine which documents are required.

There is a $20 non-refundable fee. You must scan documents or take digital photos to complete this process. We will help you through the rest! Please click the link below to begin:

Begin Online Check-in

Contact Us
Harold Urban
Tournament Director
  • Weather

    All halves shortened by 5 minutes.  No warm up on fields.  Game times remain as scheduled.

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