The Coed Cadet Basketball League is geared toward all skill levels for boys and girls in the sport of basketball. Skills to be taught in this league include dribbling, passing, shooting and defending. In competing with others in the community, boys and girls are able to develop a strong ethic of sportsmanship, learning to compete in a friendly manner. Incorporated in this process is our Parent Practice Partner Program (P3) to enhance each athlete’s development outside of practices and games.

The Cadet League contains three divisions; Red, White, and Black (formerly Blue). Players in all divisions will play with the hoop at 10 feet. Players in all divisions use intermediate (28.5) size basketballs.

Immediately following the practices (starting the practice before the first game), we take time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ in our huddle time, which will last approximately 15-20 minutes.

Click Here to Register Online
Registration Registration is available online at our website and brochures will be available in the church hall brochure racks by July 7, 2017 . The league fills up quickly, please register as soon as possible to secure a spot in the league.
Fees $55.00 Registration fee ($5.00 fee retained for refund)
$20.00 Jersey fee All Out Sports jerseys, please plan to purchase new jersey if you don't already have one.
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 August 31, 2017 to November 11, 2017
Location First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714


Open Gym:  Thursday, August 31,  5-7pm

Skill Assessment Dates:
First Assessment Schedule:  9-10am Last names that begin with A-H, 10:15-11:15am I-M, 11:30-12:30pm N-Z.
9/5/17 or 9/7/17,  Second Assessment Schedule:   Check website after 9/2 for schedule.  It will be between hours of 5-8pm.   It is important to be at the two skill assessments your child is scheduled for.    If not able to attend, please email Sports Office at sports@firstfriends.org.  Preliminary team rosters and scrimmage schedules will be posted on the website after 9/7.   Scrimmages Saturday morning 9/9 between hours of 9am-12pm, schedule will be announced after 9/7.  First practice 9/11 and 9/12.
**Disclaimer: Please note that fairness and positive competition are a high priority in our program.  Thus, our league leadership reserves the right to alter team rosters/move players once scrimmages have been played in order to balance teams if necessary.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Game Day and Times: Saturdays 9:00am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm
Practice Day and Times:  Monday or Tuesday 5:00pm, 6:00pm or 7:00pm

Mandatory Parent’s Meeting:  during your child’s skill assessment on Saturday, 9/2
Note to Parents:  Parent’s Meeting is mandatory.  It is highly recommended that all parents attend the meeting for league child is registered in, if not possible please call the Sports Office at 330-966-6868.
Request Policy:  One request is permitted on registration form per child.  Please click on the link Request Policy to read the new policy regarding this.

Festival: at end of season, date and time TBA 
 Questions? Call 330.966.6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org.

COACHES Please volunteer to coach by indicating on the registration form.   Coaches Training TBD at First Friends Church.  Please plan to attend.  If you have not completed a background check in
the last 3 years, please follow the directions below to complete one.  Thank you.

Click on link:  http://www.firstfriends.org/get-involved/volunteer/background-check

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

Click here for Concussion Training Instructions 

Questions?  Contact Sports Office, ph#330-966-6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org.

**Please submit all necessary signed paperwork to sports@firstfriends.org 

Cadet Basketball Rulebook

Cadet Rotation Sheet

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…

Cadet Basketball Parent Meeting Handout

Picture Forms

“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.

Devotionals will be uploaded closer to the start of the league. Thank you

Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church