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: 2022 Season: March 29 – May 26
Fee: $70 Registration fee
$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 is available online with debit/credit card payment. Paper forms will be available in the church by Feb 11 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.
CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM
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: March 29 and March 31. Schedule for March 29: 6pm, Last names beginning with A-M; 7pm Last names beginning with N-Z NOTE: NEW SCHEDULE, TIMES ARE CHANGED TO 6PM AND 7PM.
Second Assessment on March 31: Schedule TBA on website after March 29.
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: – April 5, April 7 and April 19 No activity in gym during Spring Break April 11-15
Practice Time: 6:15pm, 7:15pm or 8:15pm Schedule will be posted on website after 2nd assessment/prior to April 5. No practices after games begin. Practice times subject to change dependent on the league size.
Game Days: Tuesday and Thursdays at 6pm, 7pm or 8pm. Times are subject to change dependent on the league size. First game April 21.
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 Celebration: May 26 after games.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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