The Bantam (2nd-3rd Grade) Basketball League is geared toward players in 2nd-3rd Grade serving as an introduction to the sport of basketball. Skills to be taught in this league include dribbling, passing, shooting and defending. Utilizing practice plans focused on teaching fundamentals and building upon those throughout the season to contribute to the growth of the total athlete. Incorporated in this process is our Parent Practice Partner program (P3) to enhance each athlete’s development outside of practices and games. For this league, players use Junior size basketballs and play with the hoop adjusted to a height of 8 feet.

Each week during practice, we take time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ.

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Registration Registration is available online at our website and brochures are available in the church hall brochure racks. Registrations will be accepted until the league fills up or Sept 8, whichever occurs first.
Fees $40.00 league fee
$20.00 jersey fee
Refund policy: $5.00 fee retained if refund requested. No refund will be given to any player who withdraws after the second week of practices. An exception may be granted at the discretion of the staff due to medical reasons only. Further, no refund will be given to any player removed from the league during the course of the season for disciplinary reasons.
Duration September 14, 2017 to November 11, 2017
Location First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714


First Practice:  September 14 at 5:00pm or 6:00pm.   Please check this web page at a later date to see schedule for your child.  There are no skill assessments for this league.  Check website for posting of Team Rosters and Practice Times week before league begins.  Required Parent Meeting:   September 14, during your child’s first practice  Policy on Requests:  One request can be made for each child.  Please click on the link Request Policy for information regarding requests.  Game Day and Times:  Saturday afternoons     Practice Day and Times:   One day a week, Thursday 5:00 or 6:00pm   Saturday Practice:  Sept 16, Times TBA   Jersey:  We have changed over to a new “All Out Sports” jersey.  Everyone is required to wear the new All Out Sports jersey.  If you purchased one in prior year you do not need to purchase a new one.   Festival:  Season ends with Festival  after the regular scheduled games, November 11.

Questions? Call 330.966.6868 or email

COACHES:  Please volunteer to coach by indicating on the registration form.  Coaches meeting, Saturday, August 19 at 10am – 11:30am in gym, please plan to attend.   There will also be training 15 minutes before each practice every week.  If you have not completed a background check in the last 3 years, please follow the directions below to complete one.

Click on direct link: 

Click on “Sports Coach/Volunteer”, click on “Proceed” and complete online form and follow directions.

Click on link Concussion Training for instructions


Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away Score Home Score Venue


**Please submit all necessary signed paperwork to 

Bantam Basketball Practice Plan (coming soon)

Coaches Code of Conduct (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

Commitment to League Rules (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

Ohio Youth Concussion Test (Click Link)

Background Check (Click Link)

Click the links below to access a downloadable/printable version of our Parent Resources…

Bantam Basketball Parent Meeting Handout (coming soon)

Bantam League P3 (Downloadable/Printable) (coming soon)

Picture Forms (coming soon)

“P3 Explained” Handout
-This document gives a brief description of the P3 Devotional Booklet and how it needs to be completed during the course of the season. Reminder that all players who complete their P3s 100% will receive a P3 Champion Award at the end-of-the-season Celebration.

Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church