2022: “Season Moved. We have moved our Boys Jr High Basketball league to begin in March after our local schools basketball season and opened it for Gr 6, 7 and 8. Please check back beginning of the year for more information.”
The First Friends Sports Jr. High League is designed for boys in grades 6, 7 & 8 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. For this league, intermediate basketballs (28.5) are used, and the hoop is raised to 10 feet. The league is divided into two divisions according to skill level.
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.
There will be a short devotional time 15 minutes before games once a week where we share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ every week. Players and coaches are also encouraged to memorize scripture verses weekly.
League Dates: Spring 2022, March 29 – May 26
Fee: $70 Registration Fee
$20 Jersey Fee – (First Friends Sports jersey required, (black/red) please plan to purchase one, if you don’t already have one.)
Refund Policy: ($5.00 fee retained for any refund requests) No refund will be given to any player who withdraws on or after the first week of games. 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.
Registration: Registrations are available online now with debit/credit card payment and paper registrations will be available by Feb 11 and accepted at church Welcome Desk with check/cash payment. Church office hours are Mon-Fri 9am-3pm. Deadline to register: March 29, or until the league fills up, whichever occurs first. Click on the “Register” button above to register online.
CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION
Skill Assessments: March 29 and March 31. Schedule for March 29: 4pm, Last names beginning with A-M; 5pm Last names beginning with N-Z. NOTE: SCHEDULE CHANGE, THE TIMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO 4PM AND 5PM – THERE IS NO 6PM ASSESSMENT FOR GR 6-8
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.
Parents Meeting: TBA Please contact the sports office with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Practice Days: – April 5, April 7 and April 19 No activity in gym during Spring Break April 11-15
Practice Time: 4pm or 5pm 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 4:15pm or 5:15pm. 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.
Call 330.966.6868 or email email@example.com.
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