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” for more details.

In teaching the skills of passing, setting, blocking, serving and hitting, we strive to integrate fun into each aspect of the program while enabling each participant to be successful.

Athletes in the High School League use standard USVA equipment with no adaptation. 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.

Note: According to OHSAA regulations, there is a limit on how many athletes participating on same school teams may play on a team in First Friends Leagues.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) is the governing body of athletic programs for junior and senior high schools in the state of Ohio.

 

 
Registration Registrations for 2019/2020 winter league will be available in October online 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: Date TBD or when league fills up, whichever occurs first. Church office hours Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm
Fees $70.00 Registration Fee Includes Jersey and 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 December 1, 2015 to March 12, 2016
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 TBA.   Practice begins in January.
Skill Level Beginner through Advanced
Practice Days:   One day a week, days/times TBD.   Location of Practices will be at First Friends Church.   Please note that there will be a 15-minute devotional that follows each practice.  This is required, any player missing devotionals will sit out their first rotation of next game.  First practice in January.
Game Day/Time:  Fridays at 4,5 or 6pm (All games played at First Friends Church). First game in January.    There will be games on weeknights during the end of the season.
Skill Assessments are MANDATORY.  Two assessments are 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.   They are for Pre-Registered Participants onlyPlan to arrive 15 minutes early and wear your jersey from last year, if have one.   If not able to come at scheduled skill assessment, please call Sports Office.  Schedule:  1st assessment  TBA  2nd assessment TBA.   Specific schedule to be announced on website after 1st assessment.    Please check website after 1st assessment for schedule.
Mandatory Parents Meeting:   During 1st Skill Assessments at same time your daughter is scheduled.    Requests can be written in on registration form.  See policy below.
Celebration Date:  Friday, Date TBD.   Main food item/refreshments will be provided, please plan to bring a dessert or side dish to share.  Families are welcome to attend.
Equipment Needed:  Knee pads are recommended.  Cost of League Jersey is included in league fee.

SAMPLE JERSEYS/SHORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO TRY ON AT SKILL ASSESSMENTS AND AT WELCOME DESK MON-FRI 9AM-5PM ON AND AFTER (Date TBD), 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 (Date TBD).

Note:  NO JEWELRY DURING PRACTICES OR GAMES, SHORTS MUST BE AT LEAST FINGERTIP LENGTH.   

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 All Out 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/Time TBD) at First Friends Church. 

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 sports@firstfriends.org.

Teams

Brown

Location: west court
Practice Time: Monday, 08:00pm

Coaches

  JEREMY EARLEY

Players

  DAYNA BLAKE
  EMMA BRIDGES
  HANNAH EARLENBAUGH
  GRACE HUMBERT
  BELLA HUSTON
  JALYN LISK
  LILY MONTGOMERY
  PAYTON SLIDER

Dartmouth

Location: west court
Practice Time: Monday, 08:00pm

Coaches

  JENNY PETERSON

Players

  CAMARIA JAMES
  DANIELLE MILLER
  CHLOE ORZO
  HANNAH PETERSEN
  BRIA SHACKLEFORD
  KENDRA WERSTLER
  ANASTACIA WORRELL
  SHERALYN YODER

Harvard

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

Coaches

  JULIE HESSEDENCE

Players

  MAYLA HAGER
  LATAISHA HUDSON-SNOW
  TALIYAH JOHNSON
  ALLISON PETERMAN
  AVA ROCCO
  MORGAN SOPCZAK
  KMARI TROTTER

Yale

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

Coaches

  SERENITY ALLEN

Players

  ANDREA DAGER
  JENNIFER DAVIS
  CLAIRE HASWELL
  SOFIA HORNER
  KAYLA KLINE
  MADISYN MILLER
  EMILY WEAVER
  JADAH WEIRICH

Columbia

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

Coaches

  STEFANIE SPICER

Players

  FRANCIS CAMPBELL
  BROOKE FINLEY
  ALLIE GOBLE
  LEXI HUFFMAN
  DEJA PARKS
  SEFRA PROTCH
  MEGHAN SALCHAK
  ZOE SPICER

Standford

Location: east court
Practice Time: Monday, 08:00pm

Coaches

  ANGELINA WORRELL

Players

  CHLOE BURTON
  FRANCESCA CICCARELLI
  KAILON FISCHER
  AVARY HULL
  BREA PARSONS
  TESSA ROBERTS
  GRACE SAYLOR
  HANNA SAYLOR
  ELLIE SCHARIO
  ANASTACIA WORRELL
  CARMEN WORRELL

Washington

Location: east court
Practice Time: Monday, 08:00pm

Coaches

  DESEREE RUCKER

Players

  ROBBY AYRE BLAKELY
  VEDA COLE
  HANNAH GLOVER
  ALYSSA KENDALL
  OLIVIA KURYLO
  GABRIELA NEVAREZ
  ALANA RUCKER
  MARAH WEIMER
  CAITLIN WILSON

Oregon

Location: west court
Practice Time: Monday, 09:00pm

Coaches

  DENNY SNIDER

Players

  CLOE JONES
  ALEXANDRIA KEENER
  ANNABELLA KOVACH
  SAVANNA NICHOLS
  DA\'MARA SMITH
  KIMBERLEE STEPAK
  JOANNA WATERS

UCLA

Location: east court
Practice Time: Monday, 09:00pm

Coaches

  KELSEY MERRITT

Players

  KATE BLAWAS
  MAKENNA CAMPITELLI
  RINOA CHECH
  KYLEE GEIS
  RYLIE GEIS
  RAMA SMILEY
  RA\'MYA SMITH

Princeton

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

Coaches

  ANGIE PRICE

Players

  INNA CHEREVKO
  ANNA CHEREVKO
  FAITH KAPPEL
  EVELYN MYERS
  KATELYN PRICE
  LEAH ROGERS
  KAMARA STEINER
  PAIGE WESTFALL

Coaches Training Date:
Parents, if interested in helping with coaching, please indicate so on registration form and plan to attend Training Meeting on (Date/Time TBD) at First Friends Church.

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

Jr High/High School Volleyball 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)

Sexual Abuse Policy (Click Link)

Background Check (Click Link)

Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)

Coaches Information Form (Click Link)

Click the links below to access each specific Parent Resource…

Parent Meeting Handout Notes

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

Picture Form (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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