The Minors league is designed for boys and girls ages 9 – 11 and is initial exposure for players to live pitching. More emphasis is placed on proper pitching techniques.

The league will meet one to two times a week on weekdays and Saturday for practices. In 2019, practices will be held two times a week.   As the season progresses game days will be on Saturdays and some weekday evenings games. We will have six inning games using a regulation baseball and scores will be kept. This league allows all players to play an infield and an outfield position and the entire roster bats.

Each week, we take the time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ, they include player participation and memory verses. Attendance at devotional times is required. The season will conclude with a league festival that includes food, fun, participation awards, and league champion awards.

Please click on tab “Important Information” to see more details.

 
Registration Registrations for the 2019 season will be available online and in the church hall brochure racks by February 22. PLEASE REGISTER CHILD IN THE LEAGUE ACCORDING TO WHAT HIS AGE IS ON JULY 1 OF CURRENT YEAR. Any deviation from the age standard requires prior permission from the league director. Fee must be turned in with completed form.
Fees $80.00 Registration Fee ($5.00 fee for refunds) includes team shirt and cap.
No refund will be given to any player who withdraws after the first week of practice. 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 March 23, 2019 to June 29, 2019
Location First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

*Please do not include your Sports Fees in your church offering*

Age Requirement MUST BE AGE 9, 10, OR 11  ON JULY 1 OF CURRENT YEAR.

Skills Assessment: Saturday, March 23 at 9am-10:30am (Please plan to arrive 10-15 min early for check in).  Assessments will be held inside First Friends Church gym.  Please wear a shirt with your name or a number on back, if possible.  Please wear tennis shoes and bring your glove.

Shirt Sizing:  We will have sample shirts available at assessments and at Welcome Desk,  so you can order the correct size needed.   Deadline to order jersey is March 27.  After that date if jersey has to be re-ordered due to incorrect size, there will be a re-order fee and it will not be available by first game.  Welcome Desk hours are Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm.

Mandatory Parents’ Meeting:  Saturday, March 23 during Skill Assessments at First Friends Church gym

Practice Days:  Two practices a week.  Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30pm or 6:45pm.  One  practice a week will involve a 15 min devotional, the practice day this devotional will be held has not been determined yet. It will be announced at Parent Meeting.   Devotional time is required, any player who attends practices and misses devotionals will sit out their first batting rotation of the next game.

Note:  Special requests will be considered, not guaranteed.  Only one request, only one name, is allowed.

Location of Practices:  First Friends Church

Games: Saturday mornings Times 9M or 11:15am & some weekdays various times TBA, First Game is Saturday, April 27.  Game schedule will be .

Location of Games:  First Friends Church (possibly other local locations)

Shirt & Hat Each member will receive a team shirt and baseball cap.

Equipment Needed: Baseball glove, baseball cleats (no metal cleats) and pants (any color) need to be purchased by each player.

Festival Date:  June 29 at Noon

First Friends will provide pizza and soda/water for everyone.  If you would like to bring a side or dessert, that would be great.

**Disclaimer: Please note that fairness and positive 
competition are a high priority in our program.  Thus, our league
 leadership reserves the right to alter team rosters/move players in order to
balance teams if necessary. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED! 


Please call Sports Office at 330-966-6868, indicate on child’s registration form you would like to coach/assist coach or email sports@firstfriends.org.  Please plan to attend the Coaches Meeting Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30-8:30pm in the FFC gym,  if interested in coaching/assist coaching.

Questions? Call 330.966.6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org.

 

 

Teams

Orioles

Location: field 1
Practice Time: Monday, 05:15pm

Coaches

  AARON BERNSTEIN
  SCOTT SHADLE
  KYLE SHADLE
  GRANT THORNBERRY

Players

  EZRA BERNSTEIN
  LOGAN COBLENTZ
  KALVIN FAGERSTROM
  TAFFT FETHER
  JACK HECKERT
  LANDON KRISTOFF
  BRADEN SHADLE
  GAVIN SHADLE
  JUSTIN SOPCZAK
  TIMOTHY THORNBERRY
  JOSH TRENT
  ZACHARY YOST

Reds

Location: field 3
Practice Time: Monday, 05:15pm

Coaches

  TONY CAPO
  JON DAVIDSON
  MARK TARLE

Players

  LUKE ARCHER
  GAVIN BACKER
  ANTHONY CAPO
  CALEB COONTZ
  JOSHUA DAVIDSON
  RCELLE HILL
  BRAIDEN KEIM
  BRADEN LOWRY
  ABRAM SCOTT
  JACKSON SHAW
  DREW TARLE
  TREVOR WYSE

Indians

Location: field 1
Practice Time: Monday, 06:30pm

Coaches

  KEITH BERGSTROM
  SCOTT GOTTO
  BRANDON MARZLEY

Players

  JOZIAH BARTLETT
  COLTON BERGSTROM
  SOPHIA GIAVASIS
  NICHOLAS GIAVASIS
  CHRISTIAN GOTTO
  ROCCO GOTTO
  DIEGO HENAO
  PETER MARZLEY
  MCKENNA SMITH
  DEANGELO SPEAR
  HAILEY STAYER
  JOSH VAUGHN
  ANTWUAN WARREN

Pirates

Location: field 3
Practice Time: Monday, 06:30pm

Coaches

  R.J. AMATANGELO
  PADRAIC ARWAY
  KEN BROTHERS
  JOE HOFFMAN
  JOEL MOLEDOR

Players

  BRADEN AMATANGELO
  PATRICK ARWAY
  CAMERON BROTHERS
  KARTER FOUTY
  ELIJAH GRETARSSON
  JAMEE HOFFMAN
  CHASE HOSTETTLER
  BRADY HOSTETTLER
  OWEN KASBURG
  GABRIEL KOSTEVIC
  JAKOB MOLEDOR
  CHRISTINA RICE

Standings

Indians
8 - 1 - 1
Orioles
4 - 4 - 2
Pirates
4 - 6 - 0
Reds
2 - 7 - 1

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Orioles Indians 4/27/19 9:00am 5 7 ffc field 1
Pirates Reds 4/27/19 11:15am 10 1 ffc field 1
Indians Pirates 5/4/19 9:00am 8 3 ffc field 1
Orioles Reds 5/4/19 11:15am 11 1 ffc field 1
Reds Indians 5/11/19 9:00am 4 3 ffc field 1
Pirates Orioles 5/11/19 11:15am 2 3 ffc field 1
Reds Pirates 5/18/19 9:00am 2 10 ffc field 1
Indians Orioles 5/18/19 11:15am 5 5 ffc field 1
Pirates Indians 5/23/19 6:15pm 1 4 ffc field 1
Reds Orioles 5/23/19 6:15pm 6 9 ffc field 2
Orioles Pirates 5/25/19 9:00am 8 6 ffc field 1
Indians Reds 5/25/19 11:15am 13 8 ffc field 1
Orioles Indians 6/1/19 9:00am 3 7 ffc field 1
Pirates Reds 6/1/19 11:15am 7 4 ffc field 1
Reds Orioles 6/3/19 6:15pm 10 10 ffc field 1
Pirates Indians 6/3/19 6:15pm 12 14 ffc field 3
Reds Indians 6/8/19 9:00am 0 10 ffc field 1
Pirates Orioles 6/8/19 11:15am 12 9 ffc field 1
Pirates Indians 6/15/19 9:00am 10 11 ffc field 1
Reds Orioles 6/15/19 11:15am 10 6 ffc field 1

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED! 


Please call Sports Office at 330-966-6868, indicate on child’s registration form you would like to coach/assist coach or email sports@firstfriends.org.  Please plan to attend the Coaches Meeting if interested in coaching/assist coaching, Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30-8:30pm in the FFC gym.

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

Coaches Manual  (Click Link)

Ohio Youth Concussion Test (Click Link)

Coaches Code of Conduct (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

Commitment to League Rules (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

Background Check (Click Link)

Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)

League Rules (Click Link)

Abuse Prevention Policy (Click Link)

Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)

Lindsay Law Information Sheet (Click Link)

Click here to view Parent Meeting Handout

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

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

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