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. 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.
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.
League Dates: March 14 – May 18, 2023
Fee: $80 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 with debit/credit card payment. Paper registrations will be available by Feb 3 and accepted at church Welcome Desk with check/cash payment. Church office hours are Mon-Fri 9am-3pm. Deadline to register: March 16, or until the league fills up, whichever occurs first. Click on the “Register” button above to register online. (when available)
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Skill Assessments: March 14: Times are 6pm and 7pm. Please check back closer to date for your scheduled time. March 16: Schedule will be posted on website page on March 15.
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 email (email@example.com) or 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.
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: – March 21, 23, 28, 30, April 11, 20 and May 2. No activity in gym April 4 and 6.
Practice Time: 6pm or 7pm. Team Practice Schedule will be posted on website after 2nd assessment.
No practices after games begin. Practice times subject to change dependent on the league size.
Game Days: Tuesday and Thursdays Times 6:15pm or 7:15pm Times are subject to change dependent on the league size. Game schedule will be posted prior to first game.
COACHES NEEDED! Please indicate on registration form you would like to coach or assist coach and plan to attend assessments and Coaches Training Meeting. March 7 at 7pm inside First Friends Church
End of Season Celebration: May 18, times TBD Please check with your coach.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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