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 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 (Red, Black), breaking up the players by ability. Please click on the “Important Information” tab to view more details.

Skills which will be learned in this league include serving, serve reception, setting, passing, blocking, and transitioning.  Athletes in the Junior High 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 of how many athletes participating on same school teams can play on same 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. 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: Date TBA
Fees $70.00 Registration Fee (2018/19 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
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.

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

Evaluations begin TBA.  See schedule for current year below.  Practices begin in January.
Skill Level Beginner through Advanced  Practice Days: One day a week, Tuesdays at 4,5, or 6pm.   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.
Game Day/Time: Fridays at 7, 8 or 9pm (All games played at First Friends Church)  There will be games on Tuesdays of some  weeks later in 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 are for Pre-Registered Participants only.
Schedule is as follows: 1st Assessment:  TBA  Please arrive 15 minutes early for skill assessments and wear your jersey from last year if you have one or one that has your name or number on the back of it.
2nd Assessment: TBA Specific Schedule will be posted on this website page after first assessment.     Please check website after 1st assessment for schedule.
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:  TBA  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 and Shorts 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 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, date TBD.   After this date, new jersey/short size changes will be assessed a fee.  Note:  NO JEWELRY DURING PRACTICES OR GAMES,  SHORTS MUST BE 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.  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 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 and time TBD

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

Maryland

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

Coaches

  LAWREN DAYA
  ALEKSA SHINABERRY

Players

  JULIA BIEDENBACH
  ISABELLA DIMICHELE
  VALERIE HARRIS
  ELLA JOLIAT
  ABBIE KLEIN
  AVA MEOLI
  AVA PETERS
  LAUREN SHROCK

Penn State

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

Coaches

  PAM DENTLER

Players

  SYDNEY ALLISON-SMITH
  KATIE DENTLER
  MADISON DENTLER
  TAYLOR HERBERGHS
  ORLASIA HUNTER
  ALLISON KOVACH
  LEAH MILLER
  SOPHIA E. SMITH
  AUDRIE SPONSELLER
  MADELYNN WOLFORD

Michigan State

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

Coaches

  SHEILA EVES
  MARY PEACH

Players

  BELLA AUSTIN
  LEXI ELDER
  KARI EVES
  VICTORIA FOGARTY
  ARIANNA KUZMIK
  EVELYN LYNN
  AARIKA SCHICK
  CATHERINE SHEPHERD
  NINA YODER

Indiana

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

Coaches

  ERIC KOTZAR
  RACHEL KOTZAR

Players

  TESSA BERNOWER
  JENNA EDDY
  KARLEY HANENKRAT
  GRACE HASWELL
  MARISSA REDFORD
  AVERY ROBINSON
  RACHEL SPADA
  NIYA WILLIAMS

Ohio State

Location: west court
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  KEITH GEIGER
  DEBORAH GEIGER

Players

  COURTNEY ADAM
  KATHERINE BROOKS
  MADYSON FOWLER
  MEGAN GEIGER
  MADISON JAMES
  ZOEY MARSH
  MORGAN MAURER
  TESS PEEL
  CATHERINE SMITH
  ALLISON WILLIAMS

Rutgers

Location: west court
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  WILLIAM PATRIE
  MICHELE SANDERS

Players

  CASSANDRA BUCKENBERGER
  EMILY EAGON
  HOSANNA FALSTAD
  MEGAN GORDON
  PRESLEY LANCASTER
  ISABELLA LEEK
  ISABELLA ROACH
  ZOE SANDERS
  MIA WELLS
  OLIVIA WILLIAMS

Iowa

Location: east court
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  DOUGLAS BERNARD
  SARAH LATHAM

Players

  JORDYN ALEXANDER
  MADISON BERNARD
  KYLIE CLUGSTON
  ERYN LATHAM
  KEEGAN MCGEE
  JOELLE OBERLIN
  ALAYNA STEPHENS
  KATELYN THOMAS

Wisconsin

Location: east court
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  DEBORAH GEIGER
  RACHEL REGEC

Players

  MACKENZIE BECK
  MADISON BROOM
  NASTACIA BROWN
  MADISON DENZER
  KAELYNN HIGGINS
  MAGGIE HOCHSTETLER
  MEGAN KUBA
  AMELIA SMITH
  AUDRA YOUNG

Northwestern

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

Coaches

  MARIAH CURTIS

Players

  GIULIANA CICCARELLI
  AVA DIETZ
  AUBREY GILSON
  GRACE HILL
  BECCA KLOTZ
  ALIVIA LOCKER
  EKTA PATEL
  JORDAN POWELL

Illinois

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

Coaches

  TIMOTHY ZORNES

Players

  MADISON BURGESS
  KIRSTEN CARPENTER
  KATHRYN CHECH
  MACKENZIE CLAY
  PAYTON FINLEY
  KATELYN GROVES
  CAROLINE KLIEM
  LANIE LEWIS

Purdue

Location: east court
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  MEGAN CAMPBELL
  CLAIRE HASWELL

Players

  TRINITY BAILEY
  ROBBANIQUEA BLAKELY
  MALLORY CARBENIA
  GRACIE CRIBBS
  ALEXA FRANCIS
  EMMA MARNIN
  STEPHANIE MILLER
  AVERY SONNTAG
  CIARA TURCKES

Nebraska

Location: east court
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  KELLY ANTRAM
  TAMMI BUSH

Players

  ABBY ANTRAM
  KYLIE BUSH
  ADRIANNA CAPOCCI
  MAKENNA DANLER
  MACKENZIE HEDRICK
  HOPE HOFFMAN
  EMILY MALCOLM
  SAMANTHA SOURS

Coaches Training Date:
Parents, if interested in helping with coaching, please indicate so on registration form and plan to attend Training Meeting, date and time TBA.

**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:

Junior High Volleyball Parent Meeting Handout

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

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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