General Information

The Bantam (2nd-3rd Grade) Basketball League is geared toward players in 2nd-3rd Grade serving as an introduction to the sport of basketball.  The league is held in the Fall of the year.   Skills to be taught in this league include dribbling, passing, shooting and defense/footwork. Utilizing practice plans focused on teaching fundamentals and building upon those throughout the season to contribute to the growth of the total athlete. Incorporated in this process is our First Friends Sports Ministry Devotional program to enhance each athlete’s development outside of practices and games. For this league, players use Junior size basketballs (27.5) and play with the hoop adjusted to a height of 8 feet.

 

League Dates:  Fall 2022 Session:  September 15  –  November 5

 

Fee:  $40.00 league fee
$20.00 jersey fee. Black/red reversible basketball jersey from First Friends Sports. If you purchased one in previous years you do not need to purchase a new one.

Refund policy: $5.00 fee retained if refund requested. No refund will be given to any player who withdraws after the second week of practices. 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: Registration will be available online with debit/credit card at our website by June 17.    Registrations will be accepted until the league fills up or start of league, whichever occurs first.  Click on “register now” button on this webpage to register with debit/credit card, or click on link below to print form and return to church Welcome Desk with check/cash payment.  Office hours 9am-3pm Mon-Fri.

 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

 

Policy on Requests: One request can be made for each child. Please click on the link Request Policy for information regarding requests.

 

First Practice:  September 15 at 5pm or 6pm.   There are no skill assessments for this league. Check website for posting of Team Rosters and Practice Times week before league begins.
Practice Day and Times: One day a week, Thursday 5:00 or 6:00pm

 

Required Parent Meeting:  During your child’s first practice, Sept 15.

Parents: Please consider coaching your child’s team.  Please view the “Coaches Resources” below.

 

Game Day and Times: Saturdays at 9am or 10am.

 

End of Season Celebration:  November 5 in room L1,2,3 after the basketball games.

 

Weather Cancellation Policy:  Evening activities will be re-evaluated by staff and decisions for cancellation will be made and posted on website one hour prior to start of activity.

 

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

 

 

 

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Team Rosters

Dazzle

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 04:45pm

Coaches

  ROLANDO GALLARDO
  SCOTT SCHUMAKER

Players

  AVANT DANIELS
  HANNAH DONAHUE
  GIOVANI GALLARDO
  SAMIRA HUNTER
  GEOVANI PENA
  FOSTER SCHUMAKER
  MASON SHONKWILER
  LINCOLN SMITH
  ABIGAIL TYUS
  JALISSA WEST

Skyhawks

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 04:45pm

Coaches

  BECKY WOLFE
  ANDY ZIEGLER

Players

  JAYCE COMPTON
  KUMAR FISHER
  ELIA JOSEPH
  EASTON LANCASTER
  AUBREY MARTIN
  SALVATORE REMARK
  TOBY SMITH
  LOGAN WOLFE
  WILLIAM ZIEGLER
  JJ ZIEGLER

Mad Ants

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 04:45pm

Coaches

  JONATHAN FREEMAN
  JOSH PANCHER

Players

  HENRY AUSTIN
  FOREST COOPER
  PHOENIX FREEMAN
  EMMA GRIFFITH
  JUDE PANCHER
  LIAM PAUMIER
  LORENZO PENCE
  AUBREY SMITH
  AIDAN WELLOCK
  MARCUS WILLIAMS

Valley Vipers

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 05:45pm

Coaches

  NIK SNYDER
  LANDON THORN

Players

  NOLAN COURTER
  HARLEM CRAWFORD
  SAMUEL KIBBY
  COLTON KYLE
  OLIVIA LEE
  RYDER LIDDERDALE
  CAMDEN MURPHY
  ISAIAH RIEDL
  ADELYN ROBINSON
  AVA WICK

Charge

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 05:45pm

Coaches

  JASON SHILLING

Players

  MACY ADAM
  ISAIAH EGBERT
  BROOKLYN GEISSINGER
  HARPER HUTCHINGS
  TROIAN LEHMILLER
  ROWAN LEHMILLER
  LUKE SCARBROUGH
  LILY SHILLING
  THOMAS TRIEMSTRA
  CAMERON WISE

Rim Rockers

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 05:45pm

Coaches

  ZACHARY GONIDAKIS
  FOSTER WHITE

Players

  BENTLEY ARICK
  JAMES BORLAND
  THEODORE CORPMAN
  JOSEPH DILLON
  COEN GERBER
  HARPER GONIDAKIS
  BEN HOLBEN
  KAMIL KNOX
  BENSON REHFUS
  VISHNU VENKATESH
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Printable Rosters/Schedule

Picture Day

Oct 8 Basketball League Picture Day

Click here to see schedule

 

 

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Coaches Resources

COACHES: Please volunteer to coach by indicating on the registration form.

Coaches meeting, Sept 6 at 7pm in room M121 inside gym.  (Sept 10 meeting cancelled)  There will also be training 15 minutes before each practice every week. If you have not completed a background check or concussion training in the last 3 years, please click on the link and follow the directions to complete one.

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

Youth Basketball Rules (click on link to view)

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

Coaches Information Sheet (Click here to download) – Needs Completed and Returned

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)

Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy (Click Link)

Lindsay Law Information Sheet (Click Link)

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Parent Resources

Click the links below to access a downloadable/printable version of our Parent Resources…

Picture Day, October 8, 2022 – check back for schedule and more information

Youth Basketball Rules (click on link to view)

Bantam Basketball Parent Meeting Handout (click on link to view)

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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Standings

Dazzle
0 - 0 - 0
Skyhawks
0 - 0 - 0
Mad Ants
0 - 0 - 0
Valley Vipers
0 - 0 - 0
Charge
0 - 0 - 0
Rim Rockers
0 - 0 - 0
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Schedule

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Dazzle Rim Rockers 10/1/22 9:00am West
Valley Vipers Charge 10/1/22 9:00am East
Skyhawks Mad Ants 10/1/22 10:00am East
Skyhawks Valley Vipers 10/8/22 9:00am West
Charge Rim Rockers 10/8/22 9:00am East
Mad Ants Dazzle 10/8/22 10:00am East
Valley Vipers Mad Ants 10/15/22 9:00am West
Rim Rockers Skyhawks 10/15/22 9:00am East
Dazzle Charge 10/15/22 10:00am East
Valley Vipers Rim Rockers 10/22/22 9:00am West
Mad Ants Charge 10/22/22 9:00am East
Skyhawks Dazzle 10/22/22 10:00am East
Mad Ants Skyhawks 10/27/22 4:45pm West
Rim Rockers Dazzle 10/27/22 5:45pm East
Charge Valley Vipers 10/27/22 5:45pm West
Charge Skyhawks 10/29/22 9:00am West
Dazzle Valley Vipers 10/29/22 9:00am East
Rim Rockers Mad Ants 10/29/22 10:00am East
Dazzle Mad Ants 11/3/22 4:45pm West
Valley Vipers Skyhawks 11/3/22 5:45pm East
Rim Rockers Charge 11/3/22 5:45pm West
11/5/22 9:00am East
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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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