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


Parent Informational Handout

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

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.

Each week during practice, we take time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ.  Please click on the tabs “Important Information”, “Coaches Resources”, “Parent Resources”, etc for more details and information about this league.

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 12. Registrations will be accepted until the league fills up or Aug 30, whichever occurs first.
Fees $50.00 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 5, 2019 to November 23, 2019
Location First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714


First Practice:  September 5, 2019 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 5, 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 mornings at 11:30am.     Practice Day and Times:   One day a week, Thursday 5:00 or 6:00pm   Saturday Practice:  Sept 7, Times TBA   Jersey:  Black/red reversible basketball jersey from First Friends Sports.  If you purchased one in previous years you do not need to purchase a new one.   End of Season Celebration:  Season ends with celebration November 23 at 9:30am – 11:00am in First Friends Gym.  Details will be provided at later date.

Questions? Call 330.966.6868 or email

COACHES:  Please volunteer to coach by indicating on the registration form.  Coaches meeting, Tuesday, August 27 at 6pm at First Friends Church, room M120 in gym.    There will also be training 15 minutes before each practice every week.  If you have not completed a background check or concussion training in the last 3 years, please click on the tab for Coaches and view link and follow the directions to complete one.

Click on link Concussion Training for instructions


Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue

**Please submit all necessary signed paperwork to 

Bantam Basketball Practice Plan (coming soon)

**NEW** Lindsay’s Law Required Coaches’ Training Video

Coaches Information Sheet (Click here to download) – Needs Completed and Returned

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)

Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy (Click Link)

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

Bantam Basketball Parent Meeting Handout (will be posted after Sept 5)

Picture Forms  (coming soon)


Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church

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