General Information

The FFC High School League is designed for boys (9-12th grade) who have had some experience playing basketball and are looking for fun and fellowship at the community level. This league is geared toward developing teamwork skills in addition to individual playing skills.   The league is divided into two divisions according to skill level.

This league runs from March to May each year.  Fifteen minutes before each game once a week we take time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ in our huddle time. Players and coaches are also encouraged to memorize scripture verses weekly.

 

Note: According to OHSAA regulations, boys who have participated on school teams may play in First Friends Leagues. However, there may not be more then two players from the same school team on any recreational team. This rule excludes seniors.

 

Dates:  2023 Season:  March – May   Dates/Times TBA

Fee:  $70 Registration fee (2022 fee subject to change)
$20.00 Jersey fee, please plan to purchase new jersey if you don’t already have one.

 

Refund Policy:  There will be a $5.00 fee retained for refunds. No refund will be given to any player who withdraws on or after the first week of practice. An exception may be granted at the discretion of the staff. Further, no refund will be given to any player removed from the league during the course of the season for disciplinary reasons.

 

Registration: Registration will be available online with debit/credit card payment at least a month prior to the start of the league.  Paper forms will be available in the church and can be turned in at the church Welcome Desk with cash/check payment. Office hours are Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.   The league fills up quickly, please register as soon as possible to secure a spot in the league.  Click on the Register button above to register online, when available.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM  when available

 

Requests can be made on registration form, however, they are not guaranteed.  Please click on this link to view our Policy on Team Rosters  Requests that affect the competitive balance of the team cannot be honored.

 

**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 once scrimmages have been played in order to balance teams if necessary.   Requests that affect the competitive balance of the team cannot be honored.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 

 Skill Assessments:  TBA.  Schedule will be announced closer to date of assessments.

Assessments are for everyone in league.   Please attend both assessments, if you do not attend at least one assessment, you are not guaranteed a spot in the league.   Please call the Sports office (330-966-6868) if something happens that prevents your son from attending one or both of the assessments.  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to get checked in and wear jersey or shirt with a name or number on back for skill assessments and scrimmage.    You will be receiving your new jersey before 1st game.

 

Practice Days:  -TBA  No activity in gym during Spring Break, dates TBA

Practice Time: TBA Schedule will be posted on website after 2nd assessment.  No practices after games begin. Practice times subject to change dependent on the league size.

 

 

Game Days:  Tuesday and Thursdays Times TBA  Times are subject to change dependent on the league size.   First game TBA

 

COACHES NEEDED!  Please indicate on registration form you would like to coach or assist coach and plan to attend assessments and Coaches Training Meeting on March 22 at 7pm.

 

End of Season CelebrationTBA

 

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? Contact First Friends Sports Outreach at 330.966.6868 or sports@firstfriends.org

 

 

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Printable Roster/Schedule

Please click on the link to view the Boys High School Basketball Team Rosters, Practice time and Game Schedule. (when available)

Team Rosters and Game Schedule

 

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Coaches Resources

Please indicate on your son’s registration form that you would like to coach and plan to attend the coaches meeting.  Date/Time TBA  Please plan to attend all assessments.

**NEW** Lindsay’s Law Required Coaches’ Training Video

Youth Basketball Rules  click on link to download

Youth Basketball Rotation Sheets  click on link 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 Prevention Policy (Click link)

Coaches Information Sheet  (Click link)

Coaches Lindsay Law Information Sheet (Click link)

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Parent Resources

Lindsay Law Parent Info Video (Click here to watch video)

Lindsay Law Parent Informational Handout (Click here to download)

Lindsay Law Parent Athlete Signature Form (Click here to download)

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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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