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 defending. 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 and play with the hoop adjusted to a height of 8 feet.

 

The clinic is a fun and exciting time in which young boys and girls will learn the basic skills of the game of basketball. Children are placed on teams and the teams rotate to 5 different stations.These stations include: dribbling, passing, shooting, defense/footwork, devotional. The devotional station is led by our devotional coordinator who will share biblical principles and encourages the players to live a life with Christ. During the last two weeks of the clinic, participants play scrimmages, applying the skills they have learned. A size 27.5 basketball is used in this clinic.

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Important Information

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

League Dates:  TBA

Fee: $50.00 league fee (2019 fee subject to change)
$20.00 jersey fee

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 and at the church Welcome Desk at least one month prior to start of league. Registrations will be accepted until the league fills up or TBA,  whichever occurs first.

First Practice:  TBA   Please check this web page at a later date to see schedule for your child.  There are no skill assessments for this league.  Check website for posting of Team Rosters and Practice Times week before league begins.

Required Parent Meeting:   TBA during your child’s first practice

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

Game Day and Times:  Saturdays, Time TBA.

Practice Day and Times:   One day a week, Thursday 5:00 or 6:00pm (2019 schedule)   Saturday Practice:  TBA

Jersey:  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.

Picture Day:  TBA   Schedule will be posted at later date.

End of Season Celebration:  Season ends with celebration in First Friends Gym.  Details will be provided at later date.

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

COACHES:  Please volunteer to coach by indicating on the registration form.  Coaches meeting, TBA    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 tab for Coaches and view link and follow the directions to complete one.

Click on link Concussion Training for instructions

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Team Rosters

Raptors

Location: FFC gym
Practice Time: Thursday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  CHRIS QUICCI
  ALEXANDRA ROSSETTI

Players

  GRIFFIN BURGESS
  NATHAN CASTELLANI
  CONNER HEIGHTON
  BRAYDEN JOHNSON
  EVAN LATZ
  COHEN MAURER
  ANDREW POTASHNIK
  TRAVONNE PRUIETT
  NICO QUICCI
  JACK RICKETTS

Nets

Location: FFC gym
Practice Time: Thursday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  CALEB CROW

Players

  ZAY\'VEON MITCHELL
  LUKA ATANACKOVIC
  BRYDAN CROW
  MACKENZIE DAVIDSON
  KENDRA GILIN
  PATRICK KENNEDY
  CHARLIE LUKENS
  ALEXANDRA NETRO
  NATHAN SCHELL
  MASON STEPANOVICH

Cavs

Location: FFC gym
Practice Time: Thursday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  JOEL MOLEDOR

Players

  CARSEN BROYLES-GARNER
  CALEB CARRICK
  OWEN FOSS
  NOAH LANDS
  MASON MANDAT
  LUCAS MOLEDOR
  TYSON TONNOUS
  NOAH TUCK
  SANTANA VALDEZ
  MAXIMO VELAZQUEZ

Celtics

Location: FFC gym
Practice Time: Thursday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  BRYAN DIXON

Players

  TUCKER BLOSE
  JESSE DELGADO
  TYLER DIXON
  GRANT HALL
  LYLA MARIN
  MIKALJORGE MASSEY
  LOGAN SHELLEY
  ADELYN SHELLEY
  BLAKE STEPHENS
  GARRETT WOLFE

Parents

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Printable Schedule

BANTAM Basketball Schedule (click on link to view)

 

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Picture Day

Basketball League Picture Taking Schedule

Picture forms will be handed out at practice, available to download and print from this page and the photographer will have some available.  Payment is due with order.

click here to download and print picture order form

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Coaches Resources

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

Bantam Basketball Rules (click on link to view)

Bantam Basketball Practice Plan (click here 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)

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Parent Resources

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

Bantam Basketball Rules (click on link to view)

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

Picture Forms  (click on link to print)

Family Devo’s Explanation Sheet (click on link to print)

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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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