Current Registrations

The First Friends Church (FFC) Sports Ministry Men's Summer Open Basketball League is designed to provide quality competition in a friendly fashion for men age 18 and up. During the post-game huddles each participant is introduced to the claims of Christ and are encouraged to share with each other how Christ is impacting their lives. Registrations are on an individual basis, and all teams are drafted after the open gyms. We will have Referees officiating every game.

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The FFC Sand Volleyball League is composed of men and women 18 and older and is intended to provide fun competition and fellowship with others outside on a sand court. Some playing experience is preferred.
This league runs from May through August.

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The First Friends Church (FFC) Women's Summer Volleyball League is composed of women age 18 and over and played indoors at First Friends Church gym. It is intended to provide fun competition and fellowship in a warm and friendly environment. Women age 17+ with parental permission.

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Volleyball Camp is held in the summer months for children who have completed grades 3-8 in the previous school year. There are two sessions, one in the morning for Gr 3-5 and one in the afternoon for Gr 6-8. It is held on 4 days during one week, 3 hours each day. Each day, we will take time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ. Skills focused on during the camp are Passing, Hitting, Serving and Blocking.

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Volleyball Camp is held in the summer months for children who have completed grades 3-8 in the previous school year. There are two sessions, one in the morning for Gr 3-5 and one in the afternoon for Gr 6-8. It is held on 4 days during one week, 3 hours each day. Each day, we will take time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ. Skills focused on during the camp are Passing, Hitting, Serving and Blocking.

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Co-ed Basketball Camp Gr K-2 is for boys and girls who have completed grades K-2 in the past school year. It is held four half days during one week in the summer. Each day, we will take time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ.

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Basketball Camp is four half-days during one week held in the summer for boys and girls who have completed grades 3-5 in the previous school year. Each day, we will take time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ.

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Philosophy

It is the hope and prayer of the First Friends Church Sports & Recreation Outreach that we provide excellent opportunities for fellowship and inter-personal relationships to occur and grow through our various sports and recreational opportunities.

In communicating a proper Christian ethic, we seek to improve the overall physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of each participant. We seek to encourage each participant who does not know Christ to establish a personal relationship with Him. For those who already do know, we hope to help deepen their walk with Christ in fellowship with others.

This class will include swing flag guard technique and performance. Students will learn how to use 5ft flags in this class.

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This is an exercise class that focuses mainly on your upper body. You will be using 5ft poles with flags attached. Requirement: Be able to manipulate a 5ft pole and stand for an hour. Participants will be responsible for bringing flags back and forth to class.

This class will teach the basic movements for color guard and allow you to put them into different combinations creating a mini routine each week. This class is not required to participate in the end of camp festival, but that can change depending on the participants wishes. You will build arm strength, learn a new skill and make new friends. Come join us and let the fun begin!

Instructors: Erica Fill and Deanna Schmucker

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Students explore 7 elements of Art through drawing. Line, Shape, Texture, Color, Value, Form and Space. Relaxation methods will be introduced and experimenting with supplies will be encouraged. The goal of this class is to broaden student's horizons and aid their eyes and hands to recognize elements of design, contour, and shape.

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Philosophy

It is the hope and prayer of the First Friends Church Sports & Recreation Outreach that we provide excellent opportunities for fellowship and inter-personal relationships to occur and grow through our various sports and recreational opportunities.

In communicating a proper Christian ethic, we seek to improve the overall physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of each participant. We seek to encourage each participant who does not know Christ to establish a personal relationship with Him. For those who already do know, we hope to help deepen their walk with Christ in fellowship with others.

Students will learn how to use Praise Flags in this class. They will be introduced to larger flag poles, but will not perform with them.

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The First Friends Sports and Recreation Ministry gives the whole family opportunities for health, fitness, friendship, fun, competition, venue for outreach, and spiritual development in an inviting, Christ-centered atmosphere. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23

Arts Academy Pre-Dance Camp skills to be taught: Introducing the following – Pointed Toes, Straight Legs, Turns, Jumps and 3-4 Ballet Vocabulary Words.
Developing: Correct Posture, Partnering & Team Work, Minimally Structured Improv, Dancing by General Emotions. Mastering: Listening, Social Interactions & Beginning Dance Etiquette.

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All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Outreach. The Arts Academy at First Friends (FFC) is rooted in our belief that all areas of life are sacred and everything we do must be under the Lordship of Christ (Col 3:17-23). We believe God is delighted when we pray but also when we play. He has created us with abilities and desires to play and compete and thus we "worship" Him in our activity (Romans 12:1).

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A sports program without direction towards Christ would be one that misses an opportunity to enhance the kingdom of God, and I am proud to be part of one whose focus on God is unwavering.

-Rob

Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714
330-966-6868
sports@firstfriends.org

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