General Information

2022:  “Season Moved. We have moved our Jr High Basketball league to begin in March after our local schools basketball season. Please check back beginning of the year for more information.”

The First Friends Sports Jr. High League is designed for  boys in grades 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.  

According to OHSAA rules a player cannot play on his school team and play on a recreational team at the same time during the school team’s season.

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.  Players and coaches are also encouraged to memorize scripture verses weekly.


League Dates:  Spring 2022, Dates TBA


Fee: $65 Registration Fee (2021 fee subject to change)
$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.  Please read the Sports Winter Covid-19 guidelines for more information regarding refunds.


Registration:   Registrations will be available one month prior to start of league.  Registrations are accepted online on our website with debit/credit card and at the church Welcome Desk with cash/credit.  Office hours are Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.  Deadline to register:  TBA, or until the league fills up, whichever occurs first.


Please click on the link below to complete the Covid 19 Return to Play Waiver




 Skill Assessments:  TBA    Schedule will be posted on website when available.   2nd Assessment:  TBA.   Specific schedule will be posted on website after 1st assessment.  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 child from attending one or both of the assessments.  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to get checked in.  Please wear jersey or shirt with a name or number on back for skill assessments and scrimmage.  Please wear masks when entering building, checking in and leaving building.  You will be receiving your new jersey before 1st game.


Parents Meeting:   TBA   Please contact the sports office with any questions


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:  – TBA   Time:  TBA


Game Days:  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.  Date and Time TBA


End of Season Celebration:  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.


Call 330.966.6868 or email





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Printable Roster/Schedule/Tournament

Boys Jr High Team Roster and Schedule:
Please click here to download and view when available

Tournament:   Click here to view schedule when available


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Coaches Resources

Please plan to attend all Assessments.  Coaches Training Meeting:  TBA

**Please submit all necessary signed paperwork to 

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

Youth Basketball Rules

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)

Lindsay Law Handout (Click Link)

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Parent Resources

Click the links below to access each specific Parent Resource…

Parent Welcome Letter (click here to view letter)

Picture Information -TBA

Youth Basketball Rules

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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“Community Impact” please click on the link to view document.



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Canton, OH 44714

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