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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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All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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). This Pre-Dance/Tap Combo class will be a combination of 30 minutes ballet instruction and 30 minutes tap dance instruction.

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All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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).

Please click on the tab “Important Information” to see class days, times and other details.

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All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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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All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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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All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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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This is a developmental league that focuses on footwork and basic soccer skills for the beginner. Begins 3 v 3 games week 4. Our Fall League begins in August and the Spring League begins in April. Registrations are available a month prior.

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Our Fall League begins in August and the Spring League begins in April. Registrations are available a month prior.

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Our Fall League begins in August and the Spring League begins in April. Registrations are available a month prior. U12 Division Games will be played with an 8 v 8 format with a goalie. A size 4 ball is recommended for practices and will be utilized during games.

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Our Fall League begins in August and the Spring League begins in April. Registrations are available at least a month prior.

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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 First Friends Sports Ministry Devotional program 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.

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WHAT IS CADET BASKETBALL?
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 First Friends Sports Ministry Devotional program to enhance each athlete's development outside of practices and games.

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The FFC Women's Basketball League is designed to provide a competitive women's league in the Stark area. Based on First Friends Sports Ministry concepts, the League is composed of women 18 and older and is intended to provide competition in a warm and friendly fashion. During this unique time of fellowship, each participant is introduced to the claims of Christ and is encouraged to share with each other during post-game huddles how Christ is impacting their lives.

Some playing experience is preferred.

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The FFC Sports Men's Basketball Leagues are designed to provide the most competitive men's league in the area. Based on FFC's Sports concepts, the Legends league is composed of men age 40+ and are intended to provide friendly, competitive play.

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This league is for men age 18-39. Registrations are on an individual basis, and all teams are drafted after the open gyms. Open gyms are for paid registered participants only. A team consists of six to eight men.

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The First Friends Church (FFC) Fall Co-Ed Volleyball League is composed of men and women age 18 and over. It is intended to provide fun competition and fellowship in a warm and friendly environment based on FFC's "Overwhelming Victory" concepts. This league has two divisions, Scarlet and Gray. Scarlet division is for intermediate - advanced players and Gray division is for beginner to intermediate players.

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Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one's tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music. First Friends Dance teachers will give your child a combination of tap styles in a loving and safe atmosphere. Inspirational music and devotions will be shared in each class.

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All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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). This Pre-Dance/Tap Combo class will be a combination of 30 minutes ballet instruction and 30 minutes tap dance instruction.

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NOTE: NEW DAY - TUESDAYS for Ages 3-5
All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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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Day and Time: NOTE NEW DAY! Class meets once a week on TUESDAYS at 5:35pm-6:35pm.
All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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). The Sports and Rec Ministry of FFC 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

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Days and Times: NOTE: NEW DAY! TUESDAYS and Thursdays. Meets twice a week. All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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).

The Sports and Rec Ministry of FFC 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

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All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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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Day and Time: NEW DAY AND TIME! MONDAY at 5:00-6:00pm
All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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). The Sports and Rec Ministry of FFC 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

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Day and Time: NEW DAY AND TIME! MONDAY at 6:05 - 7:05pm
All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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). The Sports and Rec Ministry of FFC 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

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All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry 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). The Sports and Rec Ministry of FFC 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

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Students will learn how to relax on stage and communicate clearly to an audience, memorization, alliteration and team building. This fun class emphasizes simple techniques for focusing on character development with a faith-based approach. Students will have the opportunity to learn through playful games and exciting improvisational workouts. A sketch will be prepared and performed each session where students have equal parts, focusing on education, not competition.

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Students will learn how to relax on stage and communicate clearly to an audience, memorization, alliteration and team building. This fun class emphasizes simple techniques for focusing on character development with a faith-based approach. Students will have the opportunity to learn through playful games and exciting improvisational workouts. A sketch will be prepared and performed each session where students have equal parts, focusing on education, not competition.

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For beginner students age 6-10. Students will learn a step-by-step process of breaking an object or animal into smaller parts using line and shape in order to create an accurate drawing. Students will be encouraged to create interesting backgrounds and details using real-life examples and pictures. The instructor will develop additional curriculum based on student interest and ability in which students may explore color, texture, value, form, perspective, and/or proportions. Individual creativity will be encouraged.

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Created for older learners and repeat students ages 9-14. Younger repeat students may be accepted with instructor's permission.
Older beginner and repeat students will work more independently using the line and shape skills taught in Drawing I, (and reinforced in this class) to create accurate drawings. Continued emphasis on creativity will encourage students to select unique backgrounds and details for their drawings. Based on student interest and previous experience, the instructor will develop plans for students to explore and apply skills involving color, texture, value, form, perspective and/or proportion more accurately. Repeat students may work on individual projects with instructor's permission.

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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. Please click on the "Information Tab" to read more details.

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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

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

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