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

Handouts:

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 (Red, White, & Black), breaking up the players by age and ability. It is designed for girls in grades 4, 5 and 6. Players of any skill, 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.  Click on the “Important Information” tab to view more details.

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 and shorts are required. The jerseys and shorts 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. Immediately following the practices (starting the practice before the first game), we take time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ in our huddle time, which will last approximately 15-20 minutes. Players and coaches are also encouraged to memorize scripture verses weekly.

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 volleyball 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.

 

 
Registration Registrations for 2018/2019 league will be available online on Oct 26, 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 21
Fees $70.00 Registration Fee Includes Jersey/Shorts (2018/2019 fee subject to change)
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 November 26, 2018 to March 16, 2019
Location First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

NEW in 2019:  Uniform consists of jersey and shorts, included in fee.

MANDATORY Evaluations for registered participants begin Nov 26, 2018 for 2018/2019 season.  See below for schedule.  There are two assessments, plan to attend both.

*Please do not include your Sports Fees in your church offering* Skill Level:   Beginner thru Advanced  Practice Days: One day a week; Monday at 4,5 or 6pm or Wednesday at 4, 5pm.  Practices begin the week of  January 7.  There will be a 15 min devotional that follows each practice.  This is required, any player missing devotionals will sit out their first rotation of next game.
Game Day/Time:  Saturday at 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am or 12pm  First game TBA.  There will be games held on week nights at the end of the season.
Skill Assessments:    Skill Assessments are mandatory.  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 15 minutes early for your skill assessment and wear last year’s jersey if you have it, or a jersey with number or name on back.  1st Session:  Nov 26, 2018  Times:  Last names begin with A-F 4pm, G-M 5pm, N-Z 6pm.   2nd Session:  Dec 1, 2018 Times TBA on website after Nov 26, general time frame: 9, 10, 11am
Mandatory Parents Meeting:  During 1st Skill Assessment Nov 26  at same time as daughter’s assigned time.
Celebration Date:   Saturday, March 16 at 12noon  First Friends will provide pizza/pop/water, please bring a dessert or side dish to share.  Families are welcome to attend.
NOTE:  NO JEWELRY DURING PRACTICES OR GAMES, SHORTS AT LEAST FINGERTIP LENGTH, KNEE PADS ARE RECOMMENDED.

 SAMPLE JERSEYS AND SHORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO TRY ON AT SKILL ASSESSMENTS AND AT WELCOME DESK MON-FRI 9AM-5PM  Once registration begins, IN ORDER TO ASSIST YOU IN ORDERING CORRECT SIZE.  THERE WILL BE A REORDER FEE ASSESSED FOR ANY JERSEYS/SHORTS NEEDING TO BE RE-ORDERED AFTER DEC 7, 2018.
Special Request Policy:
The First Friends Sports Outreach 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 Outreach 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 sports@firstfriends.org.  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, date Nov 15 at 6pm. 
Questions? Call 330.966.6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org.

Teams

Cincinnati

Location: west court
Practice Time: Wednesday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  DANIELLE SCHNYDERS

Players

  ALEXANDRIA AMENTAS
  RILEY BENNETT
  TORI BLYTHE
  ANNIE BLYTHE
  AMANDA DEJACIMO
  SAMANTHA ELFAYE
  ALAYNA LINQUIST
  AUDREY MUELLER
  ZOE SCHNYDERS
  HANNAH SHIEPIS
  ISABELLA TILENNI

East Carolina

Location: east court
Practice Time: Wednesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  RACHEL MOHR

Players

  OLIVIA ADAMS
  KYLEE BRY
  ELISABETH DAUGINTIS
  AMELIA DAUGINTIS
  SOPHIA GODZICH
  BRIANNA GOHAGAN
  EVELYN GRAHAM
  EMMA GRAHAM
  CAROLINE MEISTER
  MADISON OTT
  PAIGE PARSON
  TAYLOR SONNHALTER

South Florida

Location: east court
Practice Time: Monday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  NATALIE LASCOLA
  KERRY LEWIS

Players

  KAIRI CHECH
  SARAH ELDRIDGE
  CECILIA GABRIEL
  HAILEY HUSK
  BRIELLE LASCOLA
  GRACE LEWIS
  MIA NICKLESS
  MCKENNA SCHROCK
  MICHAELA SLAYMAN
  MIKENNA SLAYMAN
  MYA SMITH
  BRIANNA UHL
  MARIE WELLER

Central Florida

Location: east court
Practice Time: Monday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  AMY ADAM
  JENNIFER STAYER

Players

  ASHLEY ADAM
  LILLIANA BIXLER
  JACQUELINE DYER
  BRIANNA NYLAND
  OLUVIA OHMAN
  NEVAEH PARKS
  RYLIE PHILLIPS
  LILLY SHREFFLER
  KYLAN SOLIDA
  HAILEY STAYER
  HANNAH STAYER
  RUTH WEIMER

Malone

Location: east court
Practice Time: Monday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  DEBORAH GEIGER

Players

  SOFIA BEEBE
  KENNEDY FETE
  EMILY HALLAMAN
  MARIE LEE
  ARIELLE LEMONTE
  DEZIREE MILLER
  KILEY PITTMAN
  ISABELLA POIRRIER
  RILEY SCHWARTZ
  LEXIE SHUNDRY
  EMILY WILSON

Walsh

Location: east court
Practice Time: Monday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  CATHERINE CARBENIA
  LISA FRANK

Players

  CAMILLE CARBENIA
  BROOKLYNN ESSIK
  KIRSTEN FRANK
  LAURISA FRANK
  OLYVYA GAINES
  LYRIC MILES
  MIA PETERSON
  CALIE REGEC
  KYLEE SPEAR
  LAYLA TALKINGTON
  ADYSON THOMAS
  LILLIAN WINSLOW

Mount Union

Location: west court
Practice Time: Wednesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  CARLA GERAGHTY

Players

  ARTERINA BAILEY
  NIYONNA JONES
  JENNA KUNES
  TEAGAN LAHAIE
  BRENNA LEON
  MYQUELLA LIPKINS
  ADDISON MARX
  SOPHIA MAYLE-SMITH
  LEAH ODEGARD
  ALANIA VARNER
  IRENE WARNER

Tiffin

Location: west court
Practice Time: Wednesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  AUDREY MENKE
  MADISON MILLS

Players

  EVE BALDERSON
  CHLOE BALDERSON
  CHEYANNE FRANKLIN
  ANNALISE HUDSON-GORDON
  AUBREY JOHNSTON
  ADDISON JOHNSTON
  CLAIRE KNOWLES
  CHLOE MCDEVITT
  MACIE SHAHEEN
  MELODY UPHOUSE
  KEIRA WENDLING
  LAUREN WENGERD

Houston

Location: west court
Practice Time: Monday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  MARK CAROSELLO
  CATHERINE HUSK

Players

  REESE BYLER
  MORGAN CAROSELLO
  SARA GEIBEL
  DAKOTA GROSS
  TAYLOR HUSK
  ZOIEE MASON
  REGHAN REEDY
  EMMALEE ROHR
  LILLIAN SCHUMACHER

Tulsa

Location: west court
Practice Time: Monday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  OLIVIA BACHE
  CRYSTAL MAARSCHALK

Players

  RYLIE FISHER
  BROOKLYN HANLE
  JANAY JOHNSON
  SARA MAARSCHALK
  MADISON SLIDER
  ALEAH STAUFFER
  CAMMILLA STOLTZFUS
  ANDEE VARGA
  MADISON ZOOK
  KAYA ZOOK

Southern Methodist

Location: west court
Practice Time: Monday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  KIM SETH

Players

  WILLOW CARCIONE
  SIENA DIERDORF
  MADELEINE ELFAYE
  NATALIE HATTIE
  RUBY JOHNSON
  MAREN MCGEE
  ISABELLE PETERS
  TRINITY SETH
  MORGAN TERLECKY

Wichita State

Location: west court
Practice Time: Monday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  MEGAN MCQUEEN
  TINA ROSENBERRY

Players

  AVA BORKOWSKI
  KATELYN HILL
  LILLY KONEN
  AUDREY LANDS
  ALLISON MONROE
  GIANNA PAPALEO
  MORGAN ROSENBERRY
  MYA ROTH
  AUBRI RUCKTASCHEL
  XENA SHOEMAKER

Memphis

Location: west court
Practice Time: Monday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  SACHA BELL
  MARK PETRIK

Players

  CHLOE BELL
  JAYLA BRINSON
  PEYTON FRITZ
  AVERY KYLE
  AVA MOTZ
  BREE NOTTINGHAM
  NEAH PETRIK
  BROOKE WEIMER
  ELIZA WEIMER
  CHEYENNE ZOOK

Tulane

Location: west court
Practice Time: Monday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  JAMES HEATON
  NICOLE RENICKER
  KARLA WILLIAMS

Players

  CHARLOTTE AYERS
  ADDISON BLANDFORD
  ISABELLE BROUSE
  RYLEIGH HALL
  JULIA MAIERHOFER
  GRACIE MCCOY
  KACI RAINSBERGER
  OLIVIA RENICKER
  VIOLET SEAMAN
  SIENNA SMITH
  KLOE WILLIAMS

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, date and time Nov 15 at 6pm. 

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

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 Volleyball Parent Meeting Handout

Devotionals (Downloadable/Printable) (to be posted at later date)

Picture Form (to be posted at later date)

 

Contact Us

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

A ministry of  First Friends Church

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