The California Language Teachers Association (CLTA) and the Goethe-Institut
San Francisco (GISF) reserve the right to any final decision with regard
to any and all games played in this competition, to rules and rule changes,
and to the prizes awarded to participating teams.
2. TEAM FORMATION
The TSB is a 9-a-side tournament.
A teamís roster cannot comprise fewer than 9 players.Otherwise, there is no limit to the number of players on your roster.
However, only 14 players will be provided with T-shirts and only 14 players (plus 2 chaperones) will be eligible to fly to Germany should their team
win the "Transatlantic Soccer Bridge."
All players have to be high school students. Players from two different high schools (but not more than two) can form a team.
However, the participating teams cannot represent a high school. Coaches
and German teachers participate as "private citizens."
All players on the roster have to be enrolled in a German program
at their respective high school.
Students who have already won the trip to Germany are not eligible to
participate in the tournament.
1. If not enrolled in German, they must have completed all the German
courses offered at their school and must have taken at least three years of German.
2. If enrolled in German, they must be in at least their second year of German.
Minimum requirements: 3 girls have to be on the field at all times.
If fewer than 3 girls are present for a particular game, their team will have to play
the whole game with only 8 players (1 girl present: 7 players). If no girls are present or if a team can field only 6 players the team forfeits the game.
To make sure your opponent observes these rules we suggest you
monitor the game. As soon as you notice an infraction during a game notify
the referee, who will award your team an indirect free kick.
Another infraction by the same team will result in a penalty kick.
All players will be covered with liability insurance.
Only players who are covered by their own medical insurance can be on
your teamís roster.
Parents/legal guardians have to sign the medical release form. All players
have to submit a Physical Examination Summary.
4. GAMES AND FIELDS
All participating teams will be provided with "Transatlantic Soccer Bridge"
T-shirts, which will be used as the teamsí uniforms.
Teams play in accordance with the rules of high school soccer, with the exception of:
1. A player cannot score more than three goals during a game.
2. There is no offside.
A game lasts 30 minutes.The
number of substitutes is unlimited.
We encourage you to let everybody on your roster play.
A player can be expelled from the game for violent play or unsportsmanlike
conduct. The player will be suspended for at least one game. The tournament
director has discretionary power in determining the degree of penalties.
For further information
415 263 8765
Please make copies for all the students of your team and bring the completed forms to the tournament. Players without a completed registration from, parental release and physical summary will not be allowed to participate.
Name of player:
Name of German teacher:
Medical insurance is through:
This release is made to allow my child to participate in the "Transatlantic
Soccer Bridge" (TSB), a co-ed soccer tournament.
I certify that the child named above is covered by medical insurance,
is in normal health and capable of participating safely in TSB.
Permission is granted for my child to receive emergency medical treatment
if needed, and I certify that there are no physical limitations to my
childís participation in TSB.
I hereby release and discharge the California Language Teachers Association,
the Goethe-Institut and all involved in TSB from any and all liability,
claims, demands and causes of action for personal injury, property damage
and/or other loss suffered by my child in connection with his or her participation
I represent that I am a parent/guardian of the minor named above, and
I agree that the grant and release contained therein binds me and the
minor to all its terms.
To be filled out and signed by examining physician
Or send us a copy of your Health Certification Form on file at your school.
Significant illness or injuries:
I certify that I have on this date examined the above named student and
recommend him/her at being physically able to compete in the sport of
Signature of Examining