Coach Pitch

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Coach Pitch Game Schedule


The second level of First Friends All Out Sports & Recreation baseball is the coach pitch league. This league is designed for boys and girls age 7-8 to learn the fundamentals of baseball in a fun, friendly, non-competitive environment.  League is in the spring, March/April to June.

The teams practice 1 day a week and the first few Saturdays, with games taking place on Saturday after a few weeks. The balls used are a “sof-tee” baseball to insure safety while delivering a realistic feel. Games are 70 minutes long, the entire roster bats, and players have the opportunity to play all positions.

Because the focus is fun and skill development, score is not kept for this league. The league concludes with a festival day that includes skills competitions, food, and awards for each player.

Each week we take time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ.

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

 
Registration Registrations for 2019 league will be available online and in the church brochure racks by Feb 22. Deadline to register April 1 at 4pm, or when league fills up, whichever occurs first. Will consider late registrations if space available. Jerseys ordered after deadline, may not arrive by first game.
Child must be age 7 or 8 on July 1 of current year to participate in this league.
Fees $60.00 Registration Fee
($5.00 fee for refunds) No refund will be given to any player who withdraws after the first 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 April 8, 2019 to June 29, 2019
Location Simpson United Methodist Church
4900 Middlebranch NE
Canton, Ohio 44705
First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

*Please do not include your Sports Fees in your church offering* League is in the Spring, March/April to June.  For 2019 League begins on April 8 and ends June 29.

-Parents’ Meeting:  Monday March 18 at 6:30pm.   It will be held inside First Friends Church (Enter through front entrance and follow signs).  We will have sample shirts available so you can order the correct size needed.  Bring your child, if desired, for shirt sizing. Deadline to place jersey size order is April 10.  After that date if jersey has to be re-ordered due to incorrect size, there will be a re-order fee.
-NO Skill Assessment for this Age Division
-Practice Days & Times: Monday or Tuesday at 5:30pm to 6:45pm or 6:30pm to 7:45pm  First practice Monday, April 8.  Team rosters and schedule will be posted on website Thursday, April 4.
On Weekday practices there will be a 15 minute devotional that starts at 6:30 to 6:45pm for all teams.
Location of practices at Simpson United Methodist Church see address listed on this website page.
Note:  Special requests will be considered, not guaranteed.  Only one request, only one name, is allowed. 
-Game Day & Times
:    Games will be Saturdays at 9:00am or 10:30am at Simpson UMC and a couple weekdays near the end of season.
Shirt & Hat: Each member will receive a team shirt and baseball cap.
Equipment Needed:  Baseball glove needed.  Baseball cleats (no metal cleats) and pants are recommended.  Players should wear comfortable clothes and, though it is not required, 
it is suggested that players have baseball cleats (no metal spikes, only 
plastic).  First Friends Church provides the balls, batters helmets and 
tees.  If you would like to bring your own helmet, you are welcome to.  
All helmets must have a face mask and chin strap.  In addition, there will be a limited number of bats available for use.
 Many players opt to purchase their own and bring them… but that is 
completely up to you.  All bats must comply with Little League regulations. https://www.littleleague.org/playingrules/bat-information/usa-baseball-bat-standard-faq/
Festival Date:  June 29 at 12Noon in First Friends Church gym

First Friends will provide pizza and soda/water and paper products for everyone.  Please plan to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

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

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED!

Please call Sports Office at 330-966-6868, indicate on child’s registration form you would like to coach/assist coach or email sports@firstfriends.org.  Please plan to attend the Coaches Meeting Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30-8:30pm inside FFC gym,  if interested in coaching/assist coaching.  

Teams

Lugnuts

Location: field 1
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  SHAWN BILLKER
  WILLIAM BROWN
  TIM DETWEILER

Players

  NATE BARTLETT
  CAEL BILLKER
  LORELAI BROWN
  JONAH CALEY
  JOSHUA DETWEILER
  CONNOR FRIEDMAN
  PATRICK KENNEDY
  BRANTLEY MILLER
  HUNTER OYSTER
  QUENTIN SHADLE
  EVERETT UNANGST
  ELI UNANGST

Rattlers

Location: field 1
Practice Time: Monday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  STEVE CAPO
  BRYAN DIXON
  JOE HOSKINS

Players

  NICHOLAS CAPO
  PARKER CURRIER
  MASON DAVIS
  TYLER DIXON
  OWEN HOSKINS
  JACOB LEWIS
  KZON MCCOLLUM
  SABIAN OAKLEY
  COOPER PHILABAUM
  LINCOLN SHAW
  TYSON TONNOUS
  MAXIMO VELAZQUEZ

Storm

Location: field 1
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:30pm

Coaches

  MIKE GRADY
  SCOTT PITTMAN
  TROY RICHESON

Players

  PEYTON ALLERDING
  CAMERON ALLERDING
  BRAYDEN GRABER
  ALYSSA GRABER
  MIKEY GRADY
  AYDEN MARSHALL
  OSCAR MCMICHAEL
  WYATT PITTMAN
  CARSON RICHESON
  CLAYTON RICHESON
  BLAKE STEWART
  GRAHAM WAKEFIELD

Thunder

Location: field 1
Practice Time: Monday, 06:30pm

Coaches

  PEP (DARREN) BRACKEN
  FREDERICK CAMPBELL
  BEN CROSTON

Players

  OLIVER BAKER
  ELLIOTT BRACKEN
  MICAH BRITZMAN
  MILA CAMPBELL
  NOAH CROSTON
  ISAAC CROSTON
  WES HECKERT
  DAVID JOHNSON
  JOSHUA JOHNSON
  BROOKLYN SHAW
  DEVIN WISE
  CALEB ZUPP

Standings

Thunder
0 - 0 - 0
Storm
0 - 0 - 0
Rattlers
0 - 0 - 0
Lugnuts
0 - 0 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Rattlers Thunder 5/4/19 10:30am simpson 1
Lugnuts Storm 5/4/19 10:30am simpson 2
Storm Rattlers 5/11/19 10:30am simpson 1
Thunder Lugnuts 5/11/19 10:30am simpson 2
Storm Thunder 5/18/19 10:30am simpson 2
Rattlers Lugnuts 5/18/19 10:30am simpson 1
Storm Rattlers 5/25/19 10:30am simpson 1
Thunder Lugnuts 5/25/19 10:30am simpson 2
Rattlers Storm 6/1/19 10:30am simpson 1
Lugnuts Thunder 6/1/19 10:30am simpson 2
Thunder Rattlers 6/3/19 6:00pm simpson 1
Storm Lugnuts 6/4/19 6:00pm simpson 1
Lugnuts Rattlers 6/8/19 10:30am simpson 1
Thunder Storm 6/8/19 10:30am simpson 2
Thunder Rattlers 6/10/19 6:00pm simpson 1
Storm Lugnuts 6/11/19 6:00pm simpson 1
Lugnuts Rattlers 6/15/19 10:30am simpson 1
Thunder Storm 6/15/19 10:30am simpson 2
Rattlers Thunder 6/17/19 6:00pm simpson 1
Lugnuts Storm 6/18/19 6:00pm simpson 1

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED!

Please call Sports Office at 330-966-6868, indicate on child’s registration form you would like to coach/assist coach or email sports@firstfriends.org.  Please plan to attend the Coaches Meeting Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30-8:30pm inside FFC gym, if interested in coaching/assist coaching.

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

Coaches Manual  Click here

Background Check (Click Link)

Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)

Ohio Youth Concussion Test (Click Link)

Coaches Code of Conduct (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

Commitment to League Rules (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

League Rules click here to download

Abuse Prevention Policy (Click Link)

Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)

Lindsay Law Information Sheet (Click Link)

Click here to view Parent meeting notes

 

 

Contact Us

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

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