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.
This league runs from January to March each year. 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: January 7, 2021 – March 6, 2021
Fee: $65 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. Please read the Sports Winter Covid-19 guidelines for more information regarding refunds.
Registration: Registrations will be available on our website November 2 with payment of debit/credit card. Paper brochure registrations will be available at church November 6, or click on the link below to print a paper registration form. Paper forms will be accepted with check/cash at the Welcome Desk and in the Sports and Recreation Office during office hours Mon-Fri 9am-3pm. Deadline to register: Jan 4, or until the league fills up, whichever occurs first.
CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION
Please click on the link below to complete the Covid 19 Return to Play Waiver
Skill Assessments: Jan 7 at 7:15pm or 8:15pm (note new times). Schedule will be posted on website Jan 5. 2nd Assessment: Jan 9 at 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: This year because of the Coronavirus concerns, we will not be having a parent meeting at the church. During the week of assessments we will have links under the tab “Parent Resources” on this page, for you to click on to view a virtual meeting and the parent meeting notes. 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: – One day a week on Thursdays; Time: 5pm for All Teams, begins Jan 14
Extra Practice: – Saturday, Jan 16 1:15pm Notre Dame and Syracuse;
2:30pm Ohio State and Georgetown
Game Days: One day a week on Saturday afternoon at 1:15pm or 2:30pm. First Game Jan 23.
COACHES NEEDED! Please indicate on registration form you would like to coach or assist coach and plan to attend assessments and Coaches Training Meeting, 1/9/21 after assessments.
End of Season Celebration: Mar 6 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.
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