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)

Click on tab “Important Information” to see details.

This league will play in a three division format, breaking up the players by grade and ability. It is designed for girls in grades 4, 5 and 6. Players of any skill set, beginner through advanced are welcome. Skill assessments for registered girls are held in late November, early December, and practices beginning in January with the season ending in March each year. Registration normally begins in late October, or early November.  

Skills that will be taught include serving, serve reception, setting, passing, blocking, and transitioning. The adapted net height and the use of USVA certified Volley Lite volleyballs ensure personal success.

Players will need to provide their own knee pads and First Friends Sports League volleyball jerseys are required. The jerseys are included in the league fee.  Each team consists of a roster of 9 players and two coaches. There are 8 games with practices once a week. There will be a short devotional time where we share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ every week.

Click Here to Register Online
Registration Registrations for 2019/2020 league will be available online Monday, Nov 4, and in the church brochure racks. League fills up quickly. Register in the appropriate age group (registering in the wrong age group without approval could cause you to miss a spot due to quick fill up). No one moves without staff approval. Registration deadline: Nov 29, 2019. Registrations will be accepted after this date if space available.
Fees $65.00 Registration Fee includes jersey
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 December 5, 2019 to March 7, 2020
Location First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714


*Please do not include your Sports Fees in your church offering* Skill Level:   Beginner thru Advanced

Mandatory Skill Assessments:   There are two assessments scheduled for each league and we request you attend both.  If you do not show up for at least one assessment, you WILL play in the lower division.    Skill assessments are for Pre-Registered Participants onlyPlease arrive 30 minutes early to check in and pick up and pay for your jersey.
Mandatory Parents Meeting:  During 1st Skill Assessment inside gym at same time as daughter’s assigned time.

1st Assessment:  Thursday, Dec 5   Times:  4pm – First Letter of Last Name A-F; 5pm G-L;  6pm M-R; 7pm S-Z

2nd Assessment:  Saturday, Dec 7, Schedule will be listed on website Friday, Dec 6  (general time frame: 9am, 10:15am, 11:30am

Practice Days: One day a week; Tuesdays (Note New Day) 4pm, 5pm, 6pm or 7pm.  Practices begin January 7, 2020.  There will be a 15 min devotional each week, more information to follow at Parent Meeting.   This is required, any player missing devotionals will sit out their first rotation of next game.
Game Day/Time:  Saturday at 8am, 9am, 10am, or 11am.  First game TBA.  Schedule will be posted in January prior to first game.
Celebration Date:   Saturday, Mar 7 at 10:30am  First Friends will provide main food item/refreshments, please bring a dessert or side dish to share.  Families are invited and welcome to attend.

Special Request Policy:
The First Friends Sports Ministry staff is committed to making the Youth Volleyball program a quality league that seeks to accommodate the needs of those who choose to participate.  That is because each individual matters to our league, to our staff and to our church.  This is the reason that the Sports program allows parents the opportunity to write in certain requests/preferences.  However, due to the large number of requests that we receive each season, it is impossible for our staff to fulfill every request. Here is how the requests are prioritized:
1) Health Issues/Special Situations
2) Family
3) Carpool and Transportation
4) Preferences
That said, the First Friends Sports Ministry staff also recognizes that, in a league of our size, mistakes will be made.  If this is the case (i.e. your child is in the wrong division, an imperative carpool link is not met), then we would be happy to discuss a solution.  This can be done by contacting the First Friends Sports office at  However, any other preference not met was the result of the above system of priorities and the rosters would be set as final.  Again, we do our best to accommodate as many requests as we can and regret any inconvenience.

Coaches Training Date:
Parents, if interested in helping with coaching, please indicate so on registration form and plan to attend Training Meeting, Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:30am or Monday, Nov 25 at 6pm. 

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

Coaches Training Date:
Parents, if interested in helping with coaching, please indicate so on registration form and plan to attend Training Meeting at First Friends Church, Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:30am or Monday, Nov 25 at 6pm.

**Please submit all necessary signed paperwork to 

Low Impact League Rules (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 Here)

Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)

Sexual Abuse Policy (Click Link)

Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)

Lindsay Law Handout (Click Link)

Click on links below to view:

Low Impact League Rules (Click here to download)

Low Impact Volleyball Parent Meeting Handout (Click here to download)

CSP Breakdown (Click here to download)

Picture Form (to be posted at later date)






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Canton, OH 44714

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