Lindsay's Law Parent Informational Video

Parents of all participants must (1) watch the video below and (2) review the Informational Handout below before signing the Lindsay's Law Form.

Lindsay's Law Parent Video

Handouts:

Parent Informational Handout

Lindsay's Law Signature Form (Must be signed and turned in)


Please click on the tab “Important Information” to view more details.

The First Friends Sports Jr. High League is designed for older boys in gr 7-8 who have had some experience playing basketball and are looking for fun and fellowship at the community level. This league is geared toward developing teamwork skills in addition to individual playing skills. For this league, intermediate basketballs (28.5) are used, and the hoop is raised to 10 feet.

20 minutes after each practice, we take time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ in our huddle time. Players and coaches are also encouraged to memorize scripture verses weekly.

This league runs from January to March each year.

Note: According to OHSAA regulations, boys participating on school teams may not play in First Friends Leagues during season they are participating on school team.

‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.’ Colossians 3:23

The Bible tells us that we are supposed to work at ALL we do with ALL of our hearts as if working for the Lord. At First Friends Church, we believe this truth can be applied to athletics as well. Just as with any gift or ability that God has given us, we should seek to use sports like basketball to glorify Him!

 

 
Registration Registration for the 2020 league will be available online and in the church brochure racks in November, Date TBA. They will be accepted in the Sports Office until league fills up or until 1 week prior to start of league, whichever occurs first. Church offices will be closed December 24 - January 1. Office hours are Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm.
Fees $60 Registration Fee (2019 fee subject to change)
$20 Jersey Fee - (First Friends Sports jersey required, (black/red) please plan to purchase one, if you don't already have one.)
($5.00 fee retained for any refund requests) No refund will be given to any player who withdraws on or after the first week of games. 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
Location First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714
 CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION

League starts in January   Skill Assessments:  TBA    2nd Assessment:  Specific time and schedule will be announced after 1st assessment on our website page.  Assessments are for everyone in league.   Please attend both assessments, if you do not attend at least one assessment, you are not guaranteed a spot in the league.   Please call the Sports office (330-966-6868) if something happens that prevents your child from attending one or both of the assessments.  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to get checked in.  Please wear jersey or shirt with a name or number on back for skill assessments and scrimmage.  You will be receiving your new jersey before 1st game.    Mandatory Parents Meeting:  Same time as Skill Assessments .   Practice Days:  – One day a week on Thursdays Times TBA   Game Days: One day a week on Saturdays late afternoon, 3:30pm or 4:30pm.  COACHES NEEDED!  Please indicate on registration form you would like to coach and plan to attend assessments and Coaches Training Meeting Date and Time TBA     Celebration Day Activities:  TBA
Requests can be made at the parent’s meeting and on registration form, however, they are not guaranteed.  Please click on this link to view our Policy on Team Rosters  Requests that affect the competitive balance of the team cannot be honored.

**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.

Policy Statement:  (Oct 12, 2017)

Please note that when we list ‘boy’s/men’s’ or ‘girl’s/women’s’ we are referring to the birth gender of the participant.  For all of our leagues, classes, unless they are designated as Coed, it is our policy that players participate within the gender designation that complies with the previous statement.  We want to thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

 Questions?
Call 330.966.6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org.

Teams

Ohio State

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  JUSTIN KIEFFER
  MIKE MANOFF

Players

  MASON ANDREWS
  JACOB BARRICK
  ROBERT CAIN
  ANDERSON HOSKINS
  PRESTON REICH
  COREY ROUSH
  DOMINIC RUNZO
  GABE THURMAN
  ANDREW URBAN
  JONATHAN WAGGONER

Penn State

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  MATT STANLEY
  DOW WOLFE

Players

  ANDREW FALATOK
  JACOB GRAY
  ALEX LEKSAN
  JAYDEN OAKES
  CARTER SPANGLER
  DAVIS STANLEY
  KYLE SWARNY
  LUCAS WACHUNAS
  ANDREW WOLFE
  CALEB YOUNGMAN

Illinois

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  DWIGHT JOHNSON
  ELIJAH SCARPINO
  SCOTT STREBEL

Players

  LUKE BAUGHMAN
  JOSHUA BLACKLEDGE
  MATTHEW COLES
  LANCE COULTAS
  FRANKIE DIGIROLOMA
  BRAYLEN JOHNSON
  ZACHARY MCMICHAEL
  ETHAN MOORHEAD
  BENJAMAN ROBERTS
  JABRAILON WILCOX

Northwestern

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  BRYAN JACOBS
  JAMES MACPHEE

Players

  ELIAS ABOU-ZAKHIM
  PARKER ARGABRIGHT
  DONNELL BALDWIN
  JALONI HEARD
  JOSEPH MARSHALL
  JUSTIN PAINTER
  KADEN PASCU
  BROCK PHILLIPS
  NICHOLAS SILVESTRI
  RILEY WAGGONER

Standings

Illinois
6 - 2 - 0
Penn State
6 - 2 - 0
Ohio State
4 - 4 - 0
Northwestern
0 - 8 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Northwestern Illinois 1/26/19 3:30pm 34 44 east court
Ohio State Penn State 1/26/19 3:30pm 34 37 west court
Northwestern Ohio State 2/2/19 3:30pm 32 35 east court
Illinois Penn State 2/2/19 3:30pm 51 46 west court
Illinois Ohio State 2/14/19 5:45pm 50 42 east court
Penn State Northwestern 2/14/19 5:45pm 47 34 west court
Northwestern Penn State 2/16/19 3:30pm 27 47 east court
Ohio State Illinois 2/16/19 3:30pm 34 43 west court
Illinois Northwestern 2/21/19 5:45pm 45 40 west court
Penn State Ohio State 2/21/19 5:45pm 60 42 east court
Ohio State Northwestern 2/23/19 5:45pm 43 41 west court
Penn State Illinois 2/23/19 5:45pm 46 41 east court
Northwestern Penn State 3/7/19 5:45pm 52 57 east court
Illinois Ohio State 3/7/19 5:45pm 50 53 west court
Northwestern Illinois 3/9/19 3:30pm 44 54 east court
Ohio State Penn State 3/9/19 3:30pm 48 46 west court

Please plan to attend all Assessments.  Coaches Training Meeting at 1:15pm to 2:15pm on January 6, 2018, after assessments.

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

Jr High Basketball League Rules 2019  (click here to download)

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)

Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)

Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy (Click Link)

Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)

Lindsay Law Handout (Click Link)

Click the links below to access each specific Parent Resource…

Picture Form (coming soon)

2019 Boys Jr High Basketball League Rules

Contact Us

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

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