T-Ball Baseball

Please click on the link below to view UPDATED GAME SCHEDULE AS OF MAY 6.

  

T-Ball Game Schedule


The first program for First Friends Baseball is designed to introduce boys and girls ages 5-6 to the basics of the game in a non-threatening environment. This is a parent participation league that promotes family relationships with the primary goal of having fun.   This league runs from April to June.

The league is designed to give the players and parents a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of catching, throwing, hitting and base running. Games will be played on Saturdays and will be approximately 70 minutes long. Practices will be one day a week. Each player will have a chance to play all positions and the entire roster bats. No score is kept in the games.

This league uses a cloth covered “ragball” to insure safety for young players. The league concludes with a festival day that includes events, food, and awards for each participant.

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.

 
Registration Registrations for 2019 league will be available online and in the church brochure racks by Feb 22. Deadline to register April 1 by 4pm, or until league fills up, whichever occurs first. Will consider late registrations if space available. Jerseys ordered after April 1 may not arrive by first game. Jerseys ordered after April 10 due to incorrect size will have fee applied.
Register your child in the appropriate age group! Child must be appropriate age by July 1 of the current year to be eligible to participate.
Fees $60.00 Registration Fee
($5.00 Fee for refunds) 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 April 8, 2019 to June 29, 2019
Location Simpson United Methodist Church
4900 Middlebranch Ave. NE
Canton, Ohio 44705
First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

*Please do not include your Sports Fees in your church offering*  Season runs April – June

-Parents’ Meeting:  Monday, March 18 at 6:30pm.  It will be held at First Friends Church (Enter through front entrance and follow signs).  We will have sample shirts available so you can order the correct size needed.  Bring your child, if desired, for shirt sizing.  Deadline to order jersey is April 10.  After that date if jersey has to be re-ordered due to incorrect size, there will be a re-order fee.

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

 -Practice Days & Times: Monday or Tuesday at 5:30pm to 6:45pm or 6:30pm to 7:45pm  First practice Monday, April 8.  Team rosters and schedule will be posted on website Thursday, April 4.
On Weekday practices there will be a 15 minute devotional that starts at 6:30 to 6:45pm for all teams.
Location of practices at Simpson United Methodist Church see address listed on this website page

-Game Day & Times:  First Game May 4  Games will be Saturdays at 9:00am or 10:30am at Simpson UMC and some weekdays near the end of season.

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

-Equipment Needed: Baseball glove needed. Baseball cleats (no metal cleats) and pants are recommended.  Players should wear comfortable clothes and, though it is not required, it is suggested that players have baseball cleats (no metal spikes, only plastic).  First Friends Church provides the balls, batters helmets and tees.  If you would like to bring your own helmet, you are welcome to.  All helmets must have a face mask and chin strap.

In addition, there will be a limited number of bats available for use.  Many players opt to purchase their own and bring them… but that is completely up to you. All bats must comply with Little League regulations. https://www.littleleague.org/playingrules/bat-information/usa-baseball-bat-standard-faq/

Festival Date: June 

First Friends will provide pizza and soda/water for everyone.  Please plan to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED! 


Please call Sports 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 gym at FFC, if interested in coaching/assist coaching.  

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

Teams

Bulls

Location: field 2
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  SHAUN CARD
  ERIC HINDEL
  DERRICK MCMULLIN

Players

  ALEXIA ARGUETA
  NOLAN ELLIOTT
  LINCOLN FLEISHOUR
  EMMETT GAIL
  JEREMIAH HINDEL
  SAMUEL KIBBY
  LANDRY LUCAS
  EVAN MCMULLIN
  MIA MOSCARIELLO
  TANNER OYSTER

Grasshoppers

Location: field 3
Practice Time: Monday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  LEE HUTCHINGS
  KIM SOLOSKY

Players

  ATTICUS BERG
  BOAZ BROWN
  TODDIE ERICKSON LL
  CALEB GLADYSZ
  HARPER HUTCHINGS
  JAHZIEL PAYTON
  LIAM ROLOFF
  LILY SOLOSKY
  HOLDEN WAKEFIELD
  SOPHIA WISE

Hot Rods

Location: field 2
Practice Time: Monday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  CLARK HARVEY
  JOEL MARTIN

Players

  ROWAN GOUGE
  NASH HARVEY
  DEACON MARTIN
  NORA MILLER
  CROSBY MILLER
  LORENZO PENCE
  ASHER RASMUSSEN
  MADDOX RITTER
  LATRELL STILL
  MIGUEL VELAZQUEZ

Mud Hens

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

Coaches

  WILLIAM BROWN
  BRAD PITCHER

Players

  VICTOR BITZEL
  LEAH BROWN
  GIANNA DECHELLIS
  OLIVER HOWARD
  HUNTER JARVIS
  MASON PITCHER
  SALVATORE REMARK
  CHARLEY WERTIN
  BRYLEE YOUNG

Scrappers

Location: field 2
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:30pm

Coaches

  JASON COURTER
  TIM DETWEILER
  JAMES DETWEILER

Players

  SHANE BERGER
  NOLAN COURTER
  LUCY DESMITH
  LEVI DETWEILER
  ENZO NETRO
  ALEXANDRA NETRO
  CHAUNCEY REEVES
  MARQUES JR THOMAS
  CARTER VAUGHN

River Dogs

Location: field 2
Practice Time: Monday, 06:30pm

Coaches

  BRYAN DIXON
  SETH HULL

Players

  ZANE CHECH
  PAIGE DIXON
  JOSEPH GARGAC
  CHRISTIAN HULL
  LIAM ROLOFF
  AIDEN SCOTT
  CAMERON TODORAN
  LOGAN WEATHERWAX
  EVAN WEAVER
  LAUREN WILSON

Standings

Scrappers
0 - 0 - 0
River Dogs
0 - 0 - 0
Mud Hens
0 - 0 - 0
Hot Rods
0 - 0 - 0
Grasshoppers
0 - 0 - 0
Bulls
0 - 0 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Grasshoppers Bulls 5/4/19 9:00am simpson 1
River Dogs Mud Hens 5/4/19 9:00am simpson 2
Scrappers Hot Rods 5/4/19 9:00am simpson 3
Grasshoppers Scrappers 5/11/19 9:00am simpson 1
Mud Hens Hot Rods 5/11/19 9:00am simpson 2
Bulls River Dogs 5/11/19 9:00am simpson 3
Hot Rods Grasshoppers 5/18/19 9:00am simpson 3
River Dogs Scrappers 5/18/19 9:00am simpson 2
Bulls Mud Hens 5/18/19 9:00am simpson 1
Scrappers Grasshoppers 5/25/19 9:00am simpson 1
Hot Rods River Dogs 5/25/19 9:00am simpson 2
Bulls Mud Hens 5/25/19 9:00am simpson 3
Grasshoppers Scrappers 6/1/19 9:00am simpson 1
Mud Hens Hot Rods 6/1/19 9:00am simpson 2
Bulls River Dogs 6/1/19 9:00am simpson 3
Hot Rods River Dogs 6/3/19 6:00pm simpson 3
Mud Hens Grasshoppers 6/3/19 6:00pm simpson 2
Bulls Scrappers 6/4/19 6:00pm simpson 2
Grasshoppers Mud Hens 6/8/19 9:00am simpson 1
Scrappers Hot Rods 6/8/19 9:00am simpson 2
River Dogs Bulls 6/8/19 9:00am simpson 3
Hot Rods Bulls 6/10/19 6:00pm simpson 2
Grasshoppers River Dogs 6/10/19 6:00pm simpson 3
Scrappers Mud Hens 6/11/19 6:00pm simpson 2
Grasshoppers Hot Rods 6/15/19 9:00am simpson 1
Mud Hens River Dogs 6/15/19 9:00am simpson 2
Bulls Scrappers 6/15/19 9:00am simpson 3
River Dogs Grasshoppers 6/17/19 6:00pm simpson 2
Hot Rods Bulls 6/18/19 6:00pm simpson 2
Scrappers Mud Hens 6/18/19 6:00pm simpson 3

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED! 


Please call Sports 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 FFC gym, if interested in coaching/assist coaching.  

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

Coaches Manual (Click Link)

Background Check (Click Link)

Under-18 Background Check (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

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 Notes

 

 

 

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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