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 after each game 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.

 

Date/Time:  2021 Session TBA    Game days for 2020 Season, Tuesday and Thursday.  All teams, in both conferences play on Tuesday and Thursday. Cancelled due to Covid19 Response

 

Fee:  $65.00 Registration fee ($5.00 fee for refund)  2020 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 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 at least one month prior to start of league.  They are available online at our website with debit/credit card and at the church Welcome Desk with check/cash during office ours.  The league fills up quickly, please register as soon as possible to secure a spot in the league.

 

Skill Assessment Dates:  TBA:    Please plan to attend all skill assessments and arrive 10-15 minutes early for check in.  Please wear your jersey if you have one, or one with a number on the back, if possible.

**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.

 

Practice Days:  TBA  No practices after week games begin.

 

 

Game Days and Times:  Tuesday and Thursday at 5, 6 or 7pm.  Each division will play on Tuesday and Thursday,  2 games each week. (Spring 2020 schedule, subject to change)

 

First Game:  TBA 

 

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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Coaches Resources

Coaches Meetings:  TBA   Please indicate on your son’s registration form that you would like to coach and plan to attend one of these meetings.

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

High School Basketball Rulebook (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 Prevention Policy (Click link)

Coaches Information Sheet  (Click link)

Coaches Lindsay Law Information Sheet (Click link)

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Contact Us

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

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