General 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.

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

YOUTH: https://firstfriends.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/65/responses/new

 

 

 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 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:  – 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 CelebrationMar 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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Team Rosters

Notre Dame

Coaches

  DAKOTA HALEY

Players

  CHRISTIAN BOSWELL
  JACK BURNS
  MICHAEL HALEY
  GRANT HANN
  WALKER KESTEL
  AUSTIN KURTZ
  MASON WALLACE

Syracuse

Coaches

  JAMES MACPHEE

Players

  EZRA BERNSTEIN
  DARRION CURRY
  LUKE DETTER
  JAYLEN GORDON
  ANDERSON HOSKINS
  JACOB KING
  JOSHUA LANTZ
  JAKE SITTS
  BRIAN YERKEY

Georgetown

Coaches

  ERICA HOLLINGER
  RYAN HOLLINGER

Players

  QUINN FOGARTY
  BRANDON HOLLINGER
  MATTHEW HOWELL
  CAELOB HUNDLEY
  JAYDEN HURLOCK
  GIORGIOS KABERIDIS
  GAVIN MULLINS
  TAREQ SMILEY

Ohio State

Coaches

  JUSTIN KIEFFER
  MIKE MANOFF

Players

  BRADEN AMATANGELO
  ELIJAH BELL
  RYAN BRIDENTHAL
  MARVIN CARREL
  EZRA HALL
  BRYSON PEFFER
  SAM SMITH
  DYLAN WILES
  ANTHONY YOUNG II
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Printable Roster/Schedule/Tournament

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

2021 – All teams practice at 5pm every Thursday, beginning Jan 14, 2021.

 

Playoff Tournament:

Skills Challenge & Celebration:

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Coaches Resources

Please plan to attend all Assessments.  Coaches Training Meeting:  Jan 9 after assessments

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

**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)

Virtual parent meeting, live-streamed on facebook on Thursday, Jan 7th at 7:30pm.  Please click on this link to view video:  https://vimeo.com/487016156

 

Picture Information – Feb 4, 2021 at Practices

 

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

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

 

 

Standings

Georgetown
5 - 1 - 0
Syracuse
5 - 1 - 0
Ohio State
2 - 4 - 0
Notre Dame
0 - 6 - 0
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Schedule

Upcoming Schedule

Home Team Away Team Game Date Game Time Venue
TBA TBA 3/4/21 5:00pm Tournament
TBA TBA 3/4/21 6:00pm Tournament
TBA TBA 3/6/21 1:15pm Tournament
TBA TBA 3/6/21 2:30pm Tournament

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Syracuse Ohio State 1/23/21 1:15pm 37 34 West
Georgetown Notre Dame 1/23/21 2:30pm 35 23 West
Notre Dame Syracuse 1/30/21 1:15pm 33 55 West
Ohio State Georgetown 1/30/21 2:30pm 31 40 West
Notre Dame Ohio State 2/6/21 1:15pm 41 45 West
Georgetown Syracuse 2/6/21 2:30pm 38 29 West
Georgetown Ohio State 2/13/21 1:15pm 40 39 West
Syracuse Notre Dame 2/13/21 2:30pm 48 38 West
Notre Dame Georgetown 2/20/21 1:15pm 26 57 West
Ohio State Syracuse 2/20/21 2:30pm 46 57 West
Syracuse Georgetown 2/25/21 5:00pm 41 35 West
Ohio State Notre Dame 2/25/21 6:00pm 45 22 West
Syracuse Ohio State 2/27/21 1:15pm West
Georgetown Notre Dame 2/27/21 2:30pm West
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Contact Us

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

A ministry of  First Friends Church

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