The Under 15 (U15) Age Group is for players who are 12,13, or 14 years old as of 12/31 of the current year.
Registration fees cover full uniform (jersey, shorts, socks), insurance, and team photo. For more information on registration please see the registration link above.
Game and Schedule Information
Joint Intramural League game and schedule info: JIL Home
Teams are formed in July. Parents/Players should be hearing from coaches or can check the web site at that time. Practices are held 2 nights a week in August. Season starts in September. U15 Age Group will practice 1 night during the week once the season/school starts. Horsham and other local clubs usually do not have enough players in age groups U15 and above to have a complete intramural season, so we have joined together to create the Joint Intramural League. Horsham teams will play intramural teams from other participating clubs during the season. Games may be held at Horsham locations (Kohler Park, Lakeside, Cedar Hill) or may require travel to the other club’s fields. Games may be held on Friday evening, Saturday, or Sunday. Teams may occasionally play 2 games in one weekend.While the Joint Intramural League may involve travel to other clubs, it is still considered an intramural league - not a travel league. Scores and standings are not kept.
Horsham Soccer U15 plays full sided soccer 11 v 11 with goaltender. Games are typically played on a smaller than regulation field but this size will vary. All FIFA rules apply except per below.These games will usually be officiated by licensed referees. Coaches are encouraged to teach their team players and parents to show respect for the officials and the opposing team at all times.
U15 Game Rules
U15 uses a Size 5 Ball
Games are 35 minute halves
All players must play at least half the game
Do not keep score
FIFA Laws of the Game apply except for unlimited substitutions or additional rules per the Joint IM League
Players should play in all positions through the season (rotating positions)
Coaches must remain on the Sidelines and at midfield only
All Players are required to wear shin guards and soccer shoes
Mouthguards are not required but are recommended for all players
Cups are not required but are recommended for all boys
Sports glasses are not required but are recommended for all players using eye glasses
Players are not permitted to play if they are wearing casts or splints of any kind
Heading is not to be taught, practiced,or encouraged at age groups U10 or below. Heading should only be taught at the older age groups by licensed coaches. This is an area where these is a lot of controversy so please be very careful
No Jewelry or Earrings - even for newly pierced ears (this is a FIFA rule designed to prevent injuries)
No Slide Tackling
All Players must play a minimum of 1/2 of each game including parts of each half or quarter
Teams and coaches are to line up and shake hands at mid-field following each game
Parents/coaches - please provide a good example to the children by showing respect to the opposing team, the opposing coaches, and the referee.
In cases where teams are short on players/substitutes:
Both teams should play with the number of players agreed upon by both coaches prior to the game. If one team has has only 7 players for an 8v8 game then the teams can play 7v7.
One team can loan players to the other to make the teams more even
Goal is to allow kids to play. Be creative.
In case of hot weather and/or when teams are short handed:
Teams can play quarters instead of halves or take extra water breaks during the game to give players a rest and prevent dehydration. The players’ safety is priority number 1.
Click Here for more info on how to prevent Heat Illness
Coaching at the U15 level does not require experience but does require the ability to work well with young adults. We strongly encourage participation in EPYSA’s E or D Level State Licensing coaching course for the U15 level prior to coaching a team. HSA will offer E & D License Courses depending on interest. EPYSA will usually offer multiple E & D courses at clubs in the area throughout the year. The schedule for these courses is usually shown in the Coaching Education page. Please contact the age group coordinator (above) if you are interested in being a coach.
Horsham Soccer participates in sending a select team of a players from this age group to a Select Intramuaral tournament in November.