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)


Jr High Girls Volleyball League 2nd Assessment Schedule

Please click on the link below to view the Assessment Schedule for Wednesday, Dec 4.

Jr High Girls Volleyball 2nd Assessment Schedule

Click on tab “Important Information” to see details.

This league runs from January through March each year. Skill Assessments will be in late November/early December. The Junior High League is for 7th and 8th grade girls who wish to develop their volleyball skills. It is designed for both beginner through advanced players. It is a two division format, breaking up the players by ability.

Skills that will be taught include serving, serve reception, setting, passing, blocking, and transitioning.

Players will need to provide their own knee pads and First Friends Sports League volleyball jerseys are required. 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.

 
Click Here to Register Online
Registration Registrations for 2019/2020 winter league will be available on Monday, Nov 4, 2019. Registrations will be available 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, 2019. Registrations will be accepted after the deadline, if space is 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 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.
Schedule is as follows: 1st Assessment: (Please note change in time)  Monday, Dec 2:  6pm:  Last names beginning with Q-Z; 7pm: Last name beginning with A-I; 8pm:  J-P  Please arrive 15 – 20 minutes early to check in and receive your jersey for skill assessments.
2nd Assessment: Wednesday, Dec 4 at 4pm or 5pm  Specific Schedule will be posted on this website page on Tuesday after first assessment.     Please check website after 1st assessment for schedule.

Skill Level Beginner through Advanced  Practice Days: (Please note change in times listed) One day a week, Mondays at 6pm or 7pm, (possibly 8pm only if needed).   There will be a 15-minute devotional at each practice before or after it.  This is required, any player missing devotionals will sit out their first rotation of next game.

Game Day/Time: Fridays at 6pm, 7pm or 8pm if needed.  (All games played at First Friends Church)  There will be games on Monday final week of season.

Mandatory Parents Meeting:  During 1st Skill Assessments  at same time as daughter’s assigned time.  Please indicate requests on registration form at time of registration.   See policy below. Please check at Parent Meeting requests are noted, or update requests.

Celebration Date:  March 6 at 6pm  Main Food item and refreshments will be provided, please plan to bring a dessert or side dish to share.
Equipment Needed:  Knee pads are recommended.  Cost of League Jersey is included in league fee.

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

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 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.  We cannot honor requests that affect the competitive balance of the team.

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.

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, 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 on Monday, Nov 25 at 6pm.

**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)

Background Check (Click Link)

Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)

Sexual Abuse Policy (Click Link)

Lindsay Law Coaches Handout (Click Link)

Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)

Please click on the links to download and view:

Jr High/High School Volleyball Rules (Click here to download)

Junior High Volleyball Parent Meeting Handout (click here to download)

CSP Breakdown (click here to download)

Picture Form (will 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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