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. 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.

Note: According to OHSAA regulations, there is a limit on how many athletes participating on the 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.

 
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Registration Registrations for 2019/2020 winter league will be available Monday, Nov 4 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: Nov 29 or when league fills up, whichever occurs first. Church office hours Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm. We will accept late registrations, 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 2, 2019 to March 6, 2020
Location First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

Skill Level Beginner through Advanced

Skill Assessments and Parent Meeting 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 only.  Plan to arrive 15 minutes early.   If not able to come at scheduled skill assessment, please contact the Sports Office at sports@firstfriends.org.  First Assessment:  Monday, Dec 2.  Scheduled time is according to the first letter of your child’s last name.  4pm – A-M, 5pm – N-Z.    Second assessmentTuesday Dec 3 at either 4pm or 5pm.   Specific schedule for second assessment will be announced on website Tuesday morning 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.

Practice begins in January.  Practice Days:   One day a week, Mondays 4 or 5pm, possibly 6pm.   Location of Practices will be at First Friends Church.   Please note that there will be a 15-minute devotional at each practice, either before or after the practice.  This is required, any player missing devotionals will sit out their first rotation of next game.

Game Day/Time:  Fridays at 4 or 5pm  (All games played at First Friends Church).    There could be games scheduled  on weeknights during the end of the season.

Celebration Date:  Friday, Mar 6 at 6pm.   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.

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

Special Request Policy:  Requests can be written in on registration form.  See policy below.
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 First Friends 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 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, We need you!!  If you would like to coach or assist with coaching, please indicate so on your child’s  registration form and plan to attend Training Meeting Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:30am or Monday, Nov 25 at 6pm 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.

Standings

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3 Venue

Coaches Training Date:
Parents, We need you!  If you would like to coach or assist in with coaching, please indicate so on your child’s registration form and plan to attend Training Meeting on Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:30am or on Monday, Nov 25 at 6pm 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…

Jr High/High School Volleyball Rules (click here to view rules)

Parent Meeting Handout Notes (click here to download)

CSP Breakdown (click here to download)

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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