General Information

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 sports@firstfriends.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.

 

 Questions?
Call 330.966.6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org.

 

 

 

 

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Team Rosters

Kentucky

Coaches

  RYAN FOSTER

Players

  PATRICK ARWAY
  CHARLES ARWAY
  NOAH FOSTER
  MICHAEL HARMON
  JACOB HOSTETLER
  EVAN POWELL
  ISAAC SHAWK
  LEVI SOLIDA
  TRAE THOMAS
  MADDOX WERNER

West Virginia

Coaches

  ADAM FEICHT

Players

  JA\'RON BENNAFIELD
  BRADY BETRO
  ANTHONY CAPO
  CALVIN CROSIER
  JULIAN DAVIS
  JACK MARCHESANI
  QUINN MARCHESANI
  HUNTER RHODES
  CORTEZ RICHARDSON
  ASHTON WEISEND

Baylor

Coaches

  CRAIG PRIESTER

Players

  SCOTT BARWICK
  CHASE BARWICK
  JA’ZAUN CALLOWAY
  LANDON GOTT
  JORDAN JACKSON
  KADEN LIGHTNER
  ISAAC LIGHTNER
  CRAIG PRIESTER JR
  CHRISTOPHER ROMANO
  KADEN SIMPSON

Saint Peters

Coaches

  RYAN BARNETT

Players

  CALEB CLAY
  PARKER DAVENPORT
  ROCCO GONZALEZ
  JAYDEN HURLOCK
  TYLER HUSK
  JAMES KRACKER
  AIDDEN MARTINEZ
  TREVOR MCNICKLE
  JOSIAH MUNTEAN
  LINCOLN SUMMERFIELD
  SIMON YUTZY

Villanova

Coaches

  SHANE LEDFORD
  JASON WATT

Players

  CAYDEN BALCOMB
  LANDON HENRY
  LUCCA LEDFORD
  VINCENT PENA
  KOSTA PETRAKIS
  MASON PIZOR
  KAI PRATHER
  MASON RODGERS
  LEVI STEDMAN
  LUCAS WATT

Duke

Coaches

  STEVEN AYERS

Players

  BEN AYERS
  EZRA BERNSTEIN
  NICHOLAS GIAVASIS
  CHRISTOPHER KNEEN
  PRESTON LEE
  LOGAN LEE
  XAVIER PITTMAN
  QUINN SNYDER
  OWEN SNYDER
  ZACHARY ZIMMERMAN

Cincinnati

Coaches

  TODD LEPLEY

Players

  MARCUS BRIDGES
  DOMINIC BUDROW
  COLE EWELL
  J’QUAN GREEN
  FHENIX HALL
  KAMAR HARDMAN
  LANDON KURCSAK
  MARQUES LAMBROS
  ANDREW LEPLEY
  JONAH MCLENDON

Ohio State

Coaches

  JUSTIN KIEFFER
  MIKE MANOFF

Players

  KADEN ANDERSON
  PACEN BAGLIA
  JACK BURNS
  JACOB EBY
  ALEXANDER ROBINSON
  BEN ROMANS
  TAREQ SMILEY
  SHAMAR SPARKMAN
  LUKE STEPHENS
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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:  March 22 at 7pm in gym room M121

**Please submit all necessary signed paperwork to sports@firstfriends.org 

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

Youth Basketball Rules

Youth Basketball Rotation Sheets

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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Devotionals

 

 

 

Standings

West Virginia
8 - 1 - 0
Ohio State
7 - 2 - 0
Duke
6 - 3 - 0
Saint Peters
4 - 5 - 0
Baylor
3 - 5 - 0
Cincinnati
3 - 5 - 0
Kentucky
2 - 6 - 0
Villanova
1 - 7 - 0
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Schedule

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
West Virginia Saint Peters 4/21/22 4:15pm 61 34 east court
Cincinnati Villanova 4/21/22 4:15pm 42 37 west court
Baylor Kentucky 4/21/22 5:15pm 45 46 east court
Duke Ohio State 4/21/22 5:15pm 56 43 west court
Villanova Duke 4/28/22 4:15pm 39 52 west court
Saint Peters Baylor 4/28/22 4:15pm 29 46 east court
Ohio State Cincinnati 4/28/22 5:15pm 50 55 west court
Kentucky West Virginia 4/28/22 5:15pm 32 34 east court
Baylor West Virginia 5/3/22 4:15pm 34 42 East
Villanova Ohio State 5/3/22 4:15pm 54 58 West
Cincinnati Duke 5/3/22 5:15pm 43 44 West
Kentucky Saint Peters 5/3/22 5:15pm 51 34 East
5/5/22 4:15pm East
5/5/22 4:15pm West
5/5/22 5:15pm East
5/5/22 5:15pm West
Duke Villanova 5/10/22 4:15pm 62 41 West
Baylor Saint Peters 5/10/22 4:15pm 43 44 East
West Virginia Kentucky 5/10/22 5:15pm 51 48 East
Cincinnati Ohio State 5/10/22 5:15pm 47 55 West
Saint Peters West Virginia 5/12/22 4:15pm 52 46 East
Villanova Cincinnati 5/12/22 4:15pm 57 41 West
Ohio State Duke 5/12/22 5:15pm 58 55 West
Kentucky Baylor 5/12/22 5:15pm 45 56 East
Ohio State Villanova 5/17/22 4:15pm 52 50 West
West Virginia Baylor 5/17/22 4:15pm 51 42 East
Saint Peters Kentucky 5/17/22 5:15pm 60 57 East
Duke Cincinnati 5/17/22 5:15pm 64 58 West
Cincinnati Villanova 5/19/22 4:15pm 48 44 West
West Virginia Saint Peters 5/19/22 4:15pm 75 43 East
Baylor Kentucky 5/19/22 5:15pm 62 43 East
Duke Ohio State 5/19/22 5:15pm 50 60 West
Villanova Ohio State 5/24/22 4:15pm 43 48 West
Kentucky West Virginia 5/24/22 4:15pm 35 60 East
Saint Peters Baylor 5/24/22 5:15pm 66 55 East
Cincinnati Duke 5/24/22 5:15pm 49 80 West
Duke Ohio State 5/24/22 6:15pm 52 58 West
West Virginia Saint Peters 5/24/22 6:15pm 62 58 East
Duke 5/27/22 4:15pm West
Villanova 5/27/22 4:15pm West
West Virginia 5/27/22 4:15pm East
Saint Peters 5/27/22 4:15pm East
Baylor 5/27/22 5:15pm East
Cincinnati 5/27/22 5:15pm West
Ohio State 5/27/22 5:15pm West
Kentucky 5/27/22 5:15pm East
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Western Conference

Standings

Ohio State
7 - 2 - 0
Duke
6 - 3 - 0
Cincinnati
3 - 5 - 0
Villanova
1 - 7 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away Score Home Score
Cincinnati Villanova 4/21/22 42 37
Duke Ohio State 4/21/22 56 43
Villanova Duke 4/28/22 39 52
Ohio State Cincinnati 4/28/22 50 55
Villanova Ohio State 5/3/22 54 58
Cincinnati Duke 5/3/22 43 44
5/5/22
5/5/22
Duke Villanova 5/10/22 62 41
Cincinnati Ohio State 5/10/22 47 55
Villanova Cincinnati 5/12/22 57 41
Ohio State Duke 5/12/22 58 55
Ohio State Villanova 5/17/22 52 50
Duke Cincinnati 5/17/22 64 58
Cincinnati Villanova 5/19/22 48 44
Duke Ohio State 5/19/22 50 60
Villanova Ohio State 5/24/22 43 48
Cincinnati Duke 5/24/22 49 80
Duke Ohio State 5/24/22 52 58
Duke 5/27/22
Villanova 5/27/22
Ohio State 5/27/22
Cincinnati 5/27/22

Team Rosters

Villanova

Coaches

  SHANE LEDFORD
  JASON WATT

Players

  CAYDEN BALCOMB
  LANDON HENRY
  LUCCA LEDFORD
  VINCENT PENA
  KOSTA PETRAKIS
  MASON PIZOR
  KAI PRATHER
  MASON RODGERS
  LEVI STEDMAN
  LUCAS WATT

Duke

Coaches

  STEVEN AYERS

Players

  BEN AYERS
  EZRA BERNSTEIN
  NICHOLAS GIAVASIS
  CHRISTOPHER KNEEN
  PRESTON LEE
  LOGAN LEE
  XAVIER PITTMAN
  QUINN SNYDER
  OWEN SNYDER
  ZACHARY ZIMMERMAN

Cincinnati

Coaches

  TODD LEPLEY

Players

  MARCUS BRIDGES
  DOMINIC BUDROW
  COLE EWELL
  J’QUAN GREEN
  FHENIX HALL
  KAMAR HARDMAN
  LANDON KURCSAK
  MARQUES LAMBROS
  ANDREW LEPLEY
  JONAH MCLENDON

Ohio State

Coaches

  JUSTIN KIEFFER
  MIKE MANOFF

Players

  KADEN ANDERSON
  PACEN BAGLIA
  JACK BURNS
  JACOB EBY
  ALEXANDER ROBINSON
  BEN ROMANS
  TAREQ SMILEY
  SHAMAR SPARKMAN
  LUKE STEPHENS

Contact Us

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

A ministry of  First Friends Church

© 2022

Eastern Conference

Standings

West Virginia
8 - 1 - 0
Saint Peters
4 - 5 - 0
Baylor
3 - 5 - 0
Kentucky
2 - 6 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away Score Home Score
West Virginia Saint Peters 4/21/22 61 34
Baylor Kentucky 4/21/22 45 46
Saint Peters Baylor 4/28/22 29 46
Kentucky West Virginia 4/28/22 32 34
Baylor West Virginia 5/3/22 34 42
Kentucky Saint Peters 5/3/22 51 34
5/5/22
5/5/22
Baylor Saint Peters 5/10/22 43 44
West Virginia Kentucky 5/10/22 51 48
Saint Peters West Virginia 5/12/22 52 46
Kentucky Baylor 5/12/22 45 56
West Virginia Baylor 5/17/22 51 42
Saint Peters Kentucky 5/17/22 60 57
West Virginia Saint Peters 5/19/22 75 43
Baylor Kentucky 5/19/22 62 43
Kentucky West Virginia 5/24/22 35 60
Saint Peters Baylor 5/24/22 66 55
West Virginia Saint Peters 5/24/22 62 58
Saint Peters 5/27/22
West Virginia 5/27/22
Baylor 5/27/22
Kentucky 5/27/22

Team Rosters

Kentucky

Coaches

  RYAN FOSTER

Players

  CHARLES ARWAY
  PATRICK ARWAY
  NOAH FOSTER
  MICHAEL HARMON
  JACOB HOSTETLER
  EVAN POWELL
  ISAAC SHAWK
  LEVI SOLIDA
  TRAE THOMAS
  MADDOX WERNER

West Virginia

Coaches

  ADAM FEICHT

Players

  JA\'RON BENNAFIELD
  BRADY BETRO
  ANTHONY CAPO
  CALVIN CROSIER
  JULIAN DAVIS
  JACK MARCHESANI
  QUINN MARCHESANI
  HUNTER RHODES
  CORTEZ RICHARDSON
  ASHTON WEISEND

Baylor

Coaches

  CRAIG PRIESTER

Players

  CHASE BARWICK
  SCOTT BARWICK
  JA’ZAUN CALLOWAY
  LANDON GOTT
  JORDAN JACKSON
  KADEN LIGHTNER
  ISAAC LIGHTNER
  CRAIG PRIESTER JR
  CHRISTOPHER ROMANO
  KADEN SIMPSON

Saint Peters

Coaches

  RYAN BARNETT

Players

  CALEB CLAY
  PARKER DAVENPORT
  ROCCO GONZALEZ
  JAYDEN HURLOCK
  TYLER HUSK
  JAMES KRACKER
  AIDDEN MARTINEZ
  TREVOR MCNICKLE
  JOSIAH MUNTEAN
  LINCOLN SUMMERFIELD
  SIMON YUTZY