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:  March  – May   Dates/Times TBA

 

Fee: $70 Registration Fee (2022 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.

 

Registration:   Registrations will be available online with debit/credit card payment at least one month prior to start of league.  Paper registrations will be available by TBA and accepted at church Welcome Desk with check/cash payment.    Church office hours are Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.  Deadline to register:  TBA, or until the league fills up, whichever occurs first.  Click on the “Register” button above to register online. (when available)

 CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION (when available)

 

 

 Skill Assessments: TBA

Second Assessment  schedule TBA on website after first 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 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:  – TBA  No activity in gym during Spring Break (dates TBA)

Practice Time:  TBA  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:  TBA.  Times are subject to change dependent on the league size.   First game 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/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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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 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

 

 

 

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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