2021 Rules of Competition

ADIDAS Larry Creson Germantown Invitational Tournament Rules of Competition

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

Under 19 - 22 player roster

Under 18-  22 player roster

Under 17-  22 player roster

Under 16-  22 player roster

Under 15 - 22 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 a throw-in by team in possession or both teams, if team in possession first requests a substitution  / 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

Year       Ball Size         Preliminary Matches               Semis & Final

U19               5                      80 minutes                             None

U17               5                      80 minutes                             None

U16               5                      70 minutes                             None

U15               5                      70 minutes                             None

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.

C.  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

Failure to Show and Forfeits:

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.

Cancellation Policy (Inclement Weather):

The tournament committee reserves the right to cancel or reschedule games or the entire tournament due to inclement weather conditions. If the event is cancelled entirely (before the games have kicked off) because of weather, $175 of your entry fee is non refundable and the rest will be sent back. In the event that the event is cancelled mid event, teams will be refunded a per game fee decided on by the tournament committee.  Finals are not guaranteed games in this situation, teams are only guaranteed 3 Games.  



December 4th and 5th, 2021
Man & Women U15-U19

Memphis Futbol Club's ADIDAS Germantown Invitational Tournament in Memory of Larry Creson is our club’s premier event. It was established in 1979.  We will play all the games each weekend at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex in Memphis, TN at 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 600 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 GIT each year. We also have player profile information for our 16, 17, 18 and 19-year-old teams to fill out and make available for the coaches.  The games all at the complex 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 over the past three years including: Ali Saheli - current 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.


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