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.
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.
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.
|Registration||Registration for Fall League 2019 will be available online and at the church welcome desk by June 21. Deadline to register is Aug 23, or when 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||$40 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 31, 2019 to October 25, 2019|
|Location||First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714
Jersey included in fee. First Clinic: August 31 at 11:30 or 12:30pm Please check website at later date for your child’s schedule. Please have players bring a ball (size 3), bring water and wear shin guards under their socks. Location at First Friends Church Soccer Fields. Mandatory Parents’ Meeting: at same time as your child’s clinic. Location at First Friends Soccer Fields; Please meet at field 5 at the top of the stairs. We will then have the parents go to the other side of the shed for Parent Meeting. Clinic Day and Times: Saturdays for one hour, Times 11:30am or 12:30pm. Schedule will be posted. Equipment Needed: Soccer Cleats, Shin Guards worn under socks, are required during season for safety purposes. Please dress according to the weather. End of Season Celebration: Friday, Oct 25 at 6pm inside First Friends gym. Pizza and soda/water is provided along with paper products. Please plan to bring a side or dessert to share.
Size 3 soccer ball recommended. Game format 4 v 4
We reserve the right to change age division break ups based on the participation numbers, up to and including the first practice.
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.
Questions?: Call Sports Office at 330-966-6868 or email email@example.com
|Away Team||Home Team||Game Date||Game Time||Away Score||Home Score||Venue|
Training Dates: Tuesday, Aug 27 at 7:30pm on the soccer fields
**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…
U7 Soccer Parent Meeting Handout
U7/U10 P3 Booklet (Downloadable/Printable) coming soon
Picture Day – Saturday, Sept 14, 2019. 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)