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 Signature Form (Must be signed and turned in)
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“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 soccer to glorify Him!
Each week, we take the time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ, they include player participation and memory verses. Attendance at devotional times is required. The season will conclude with a league celebration that includes food, fun, participation awards, and league champion awards.
First Friends Sports Ministry
We believe that our first and most important mission in our community is to raise up a generation that has a moral/spiritual/ethical foundation. We use the platform of sports to accomplish this mission. This mission does not diminish our desire to have a quality sports experience. We seek to teach our players the game of soccer in an age appropriate, healthy and encouraging environment. We believe that there is such a thing as ‘healthy competition.’ We have been doing this for over 50 years. We are a “recreational” league that is designed to give our players the opportunity to play the game in a safe and positive environment.
Our Fall League begins in August and the Spring League begins in April. Registrations are available a month prior.
|Registration||Registration for Fall League will be available online and in our church brochure racks by June 21. Deadline to register is Aug 14, or when the league fills up, whichever occurs first. PLEASE REGISTER CHILD IN THE DIVISION ACCORDING TO WHAT THEIR AGE IS ON SEPTEMBER 1 OF 2019 FOR FALL SESSION. Any deviation from the age standard requires prior permission from the league director.|
|Fees||$55.00 per child (includes t-shirt) ($5.00 fee retained if refund requested)
No refund will be given to any player who withdraws after the second week of practice. 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 17, 2019 to October 25, 2019|
|Location||First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44714.|
Jersey included in fee. Skill Evaluation Date and Time: Saturday, August 17 U10 at 9am. Everyone please plan to attend. Location at First Friends Church. Make sure that players bring a ball (size 4), bring water and wear shin guards under their socks. Game Day and Times: Saturdays, Date and Time TBA. (Past Saturday Times 9am and 10:10am or 11:20am if needed). Schedule will be posted at later date. Practice Day and Time: Tuesday at 6:00pm – 7:15pm; Once a week for 1 hour and 15 min. First Practice: Saturday, Aug 24 at 9:30am. Please bring a water bottle, soccer ball and wear shin guards under socks to practice. Mandatory Parents’ Meeting: During Skill Assessment Equipment Needed: Soccer Cleats, Shin Guards worn underneath socks are required to wear during season for safety purposes. Please check with office/Parent Meeting to see sample jerseys for sizing. Please dress according to the weather. End of Season Celebration: Friday, Oct 25 at 6pm Food and drink will be provided, please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Games with a goalie will be played and score will be kept. Games will be in an 7 v 7 format for maximum learning. Size 4 ball recommended.
**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 in order to balance teams if necessary. We reserve the right to change age division break-ups based on participation numbers, up to and including the first assessment date. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Suggestion: If you are in need of any soccer equipment and especially if you need advice for what to buy, please visit Soccer One over in Thursday’s Plaza – 4679 Dressler Rd NW. (330) 492-4947 Mehdi is the owner of this local store and he specializes in soccer equipment.
|Away Team||Home Team||Game Date||Game Time||Away Score||Home Score||Venue|
Training Dates: Thursday, Aug 22 at 7pm inside First Friends Church
**Please submit all necessary signed paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Abuse Prevention Policy (Click Link)
Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)
Lindsay Law Information Sheet (Click Link)
Click the links below to access a downloadable/printable version of our Parent Resources…
2019 Fall Parent Meeting Handout (coming soon)
Fall 2019 Picture Day – TBA. Schedule will be posted on website at later date, but please plan to come about an hour early to your child’s scheduled game. Picture Forms (coming soon)