General Information

The Co-Ed Cadet Basketball League is for boys and girls of all skill levels in Grades 4-6.  The league is divided into divisions, based on skill level.  Skills to be taught in this league include dribbling, passing, shooting and defending. In competing with others in the community, boys and girls are able to develop a strong ethic of sportsmanship, learning to compete in a friendly manner. Incorporated in this process is our First Friends Sports Ministry Devotional program to enhance each athlete’s development outside of practices and games.

 

League Dates:  August  –  November

 

Fee: $75.00 league fee (2023 fee subject to change)
$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 and paper forms will be in the church brochure racks at least one month prior to start of league.  Registrations will be accepted until the league fills up or TBA, whichever occurs first.

Click on “Register Now” button on this webpage to register with debit/credit card.  Please check your email account after completing the online registration to make sure you receive a confirmation email.  If you don’t receive an email within minutes of registering your child, please contact the sports office at 330-966-6868.

 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM (when available) and pay with check/cash at the Welcome Desk inside the church.  Office hours are 9am-3pm Mon-Fri.

 

Request Policy: One request is permitted on registration form per child. Please click on the link Request Policy (updated Aug 2023) to read the policy regarding this.

**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.

 

Skill Assessment Dates:  (Plan to attend both assessment dates)
1st Assessment:
  TBA    Please check back closer to date of first assessment to see what time your child is scheduled to come.   If you are unable to attend the assigned assessment time, please email sports@firstfriends.org.
2nd Assessment:  TBA    The schedule will be posted on this website page after the first assessments.   It is important to be at both of the skill assessments your child is scheduled for. If not able to attend, please email Sports Office at sports@firstfriends.org.

 

Mandatory Parent’s Meeting: during your child’s first practice.
Note to Parents: Parent’s Meeting is mandatory. It is highly recommended that all parents attend the meeting for league child is registered in, if not possible please call the Sports Office at 330-966-6868.

 

Practice Day and Times:  Tuesdays 5pm or 6pm, possibly 4pm if needed. (Times listed from 2023, subject to change)

 

Game Day and Times:  Saturdays, Times:  11am or 12Noon, or 1pm if needed.   Some weekday games at end of season are possible.

 

End of Season Celebration:   TBA  after the games are played.

 

Parents: Please consider coaching your child’s team!  Please indicate on your child’s registration form you would like to coach and plan to attend the Coaches Meeting TBA  held inside First Friends Church.  Please view the “Coaches Resources” below.

 

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

Warriors

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:00pm

Coaches

  DOUG KIBBY

Players

  JAYLA DUNBAR
  GRAYSON GODAR
  SAMUEL KIBBY
  MIKALJORGE MASSEY
  DOMINIC OSBORNE
  TYLER O’BRIAN
  PAUL STINCHCOMB

Michigan State

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:00pm

Coaches

  LANDON THORN

Players

  JAMARION BRANTLEY
  GEORGE BROWN
  GRAYSON EARLEY
  GRANT HALL
  AXTON HAUGHT
  OLIVIA LEE
  DONTE REEVES
  DESMOND ROBY
  MASON WETHERWAX

Cavaliers

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:00pm

Coaches

  MIKE DESTEFANIS

Players

  JUSTIN ABERNATHY
  CAMERON ALLERDING
  MESSIAH BAILEY
  ANTHONY DESTEFANIS
  ISABEL HANCOCK
  EVAN KUBA
  LANDEN MYERS
  JUDE PANCHER
  BRAYLON SELLERS

Cincinnati

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:00pm

Coaches

  RICK HENRY
  SCOTT WILKINSON

Players

  MITCHELL ANGIONE
  RYAN BRINSON JR
  NOLAN COURTER
  OWEN HENRY
  ELI UNANGST
  EVERETT UNANGST
  NYJAH WEATHERSPOON
  CLARK WILKINSON
  LIAM WILKINSON

Lions

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:00pm

Coaches

  AUSTIN PINTER

Players

  CHARLIE ALEXSONSHK
  MICAH DOYLE
  ELI JASIONOWSKI
  WYATT KELLICKER
  CONNOR MCKINSTRY
  MASON SHONKWILER
  CERON SMITH
  GIOVANNI WILLIAMS

Bobcats

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:00pm

Coaches

  HAYDEN WEAVER
  TODD WEAVER

Players

  ALEXANDER CARPENTER
  PORTER CRAMER
  COEN GERBER
  DAVID MARIN
  LYLA MARIN
  JUNIA ROZKO
  BENJAMIN STAYER
  JOEY WILLING

Flash

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:00pm

Coaches

  JACK ADAMSON
  JESSE LAVOIE

Players

  GIANNA ABOOD
  ETHAN ADAMSON
  AUSTIN CAIN
  CAMERON HAMRIC
  LOGAN LAVOIE
  BELLE PRATT
  ALECZANDER SPRING
  TRENTON TERRELL

Rhinos

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:00pm

Coaches

  FOSTER WHITE

Players

  AIDEN BARONE
  JAMES BORLAND
  SOPHIA BOURNELIS
  RICARDO FRANCISCO
  ELIA JOSEPH
  JOLSON LAMAR
  AYDEN ORTEGA
  GABE SAWYER
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Printable Rosters/Schedules

Please click on this links below for game schedules and rosters for each division.  (when available)

 

Scarlet and Gray Team Rosters and Practice Times

 

 

Cadet Game Schedule

 

 

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Picture Day

Picture Day:  TBA

Basketball League Picture Taking Schedule (click on link when available)

 

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Coaches Resources


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

Coaches Training:   TBA    Location: M121 inside church gym.   Please plan to attend.
If you have not completed a background check or concussion training in the last 3 years, please follow the directions below to complete one. 

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

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

Youth Basketball Rules (click on link to view)

Cadet Rotation Sheet (click on link to download)

Coaches Information Sheet (Click here to download) – Needs Signed 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…

Cadet Basketball Parent Meeting Handout (click on link to view after Parent Meeting, when available)

Youth Basketball Rules (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)

 

Picture Day, TBA  check back for schedule and more information

 

 

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Scarlet

Standings

Warriors
8 - 2 - 0
Michigan State
5 - 5 - 0
Cavaliers
4 - 6 - 0
Cincinnati
3 - 7 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away Score Home Score
Michigan State Warriors 9/16/23 35 48
Cincinnati Cavaliers 9/16/23 40 31
Cavaliers Michigan State 9/23/23 30 41
Warriors Cincinnati 9/23/23 44 45
Cincinnati Michigan State 9/30/23 45 46
Cavaliers Warriors 9/30/23 48 57
Cincinnati Warriors 10/7/23 32 55
Michigan State Cavaliers 10/7/23 34 40
Cavaliers Cincinnati 10/14/23 30 37
Warriors Michigan State 10/14/23 51 43
Cincinnati Michigan State 10/21/23 35 55
Cavaliers Warriors 10/21/23 20 40
Michigan State Warriors 10/24/23 41 52
Cincinnati Cavaliers 10/24/23 33 44
Cavaliers Michigan State 10/28/23 47 43
Warriors Cincinnati 10/28/23 56 53
Warriors Cavaliers 10/31/23 44 46
Cincinnati Michigan State 10/31/23 40 69
Cavaliers Michigan State 11/4/23 32 50
Warriors Cincinnati 11/4/23 63 44

Team Rosters

Warriors

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  DOUG KIBBY

Players

  JAYLA DUNBAR
  GRAYSON GODAR
  SAMUEL KIBBY
  MIKALJORGE MASSEY
  DOMINIC OSBORNE
  TYLER O’BRIAN
  PAUL STINCHCOMB

Michigan State

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  LANDON THORN

Players

  JAMARION BRANTLEY
  GEORGE BROWN
  GRAYSON EARLEY
  GRANT HALL
  AXTON HAUGHT
  OLIVIA LEE
  DONTE REEVES
  DESMOND ROBY
  MASON WETHERWAX

Cavaliers

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  MIKE DESTEFANIS

Players

  JUSTIN ABERNATHY
  CAMERON ALLERDING
  MESSIAH BAILEY
  ANTHONY DESTEFANIS
  ISABEL HANCOCK
  EVAN KUBA
  LANDEN MYERS
  JUDE PANCHER
  BRAYLON SELLERS

Cincinnati

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  RICK HENRY
  SCOTT WILKINSON

Players

  MITCHELL ANGIONE
  RYAN BRINSON JR
  NOLAN COURTER
  OWEN HENRY
  EVERETT UNANGST
  ELI UNANGST
  NYJAH WEATHERSPOON
  LIAM WILKINSON
  CLARK WILKINSON

Contact Us

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

A ministry of  First Friends Church

© 2024

Grey

Standings

Bobcats
7 - 3 - 0
Flash
6 - 4 - 0
Rhinos
4 - 6 - 0
Lions
3 - 7 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away Score Home Score
Bobcats Lions 9/16/23 26 28
Rhinos Flash 9/16/23 18 19
Flash Bobcats 9/23/23 21 32
Lions Rhinos 9/23/23 13 22
Rhinos Bobcats 9/30/23 26 29
Flash Lions 9/30/23 13 22
Rhinos Lions 10/7/23 19 21
Bobcats Flash 10/7/23 26 23
Flash Rhinos 10/14/23 34 21
Lions Bobcats 10/14/23 11 36
Rhinos Bobcats 10/21/23 32 19
Flash Lions 10/21/23 23 19
Bobcats Lions 10/24/23 28 19
Rhinos Flash 10/24/23 18 30
Lions Rhinos 10/28/23 16 30
Flash Bobcats 10/28/23 34 31
Bobcats Lions 10/31/23 17 8
Rhinos Flash 10/31/23 23 18
Bobcats Rhinos 11/4/23 29 19
Lions Flash 11/4/23 15 18

Team Rosters

Lions

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  AUSTIN PINTER

Players

  CHARLIE ALEXSONSHK
  MICAH DOYLE
  ELI JASIONOWSKI
  WYATT KELLICKER
  CONNOR MCKINSTRY
  MASON SHONKWILER
  CERON SMITH
  GIOVANNI WILLIAMS

Bobcats

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  HAYDEN WEAVER
  TODD WEAVER

Players

  ALEXANDER CARPENTER
  PORTER CRAMER
  COEN GERBER
  LYLA MARIN
  DAVID MARIN
  JUNIA ROZKO
  BENJAMIN STAYER
  JOEY WILLING

Flash

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  JACK ADAMSON
  JESSE LAVOIE

Players

  GIANNA ABOOD
  ETHAN ADAMSON
  AUSTIN CAIN
  CAMERON HAMRIC
  LOGAN LAVOIE
  BELLE PRATT
  ALECZANDER SPRING
  TRENTON TERRELL

Rhinos

Location:
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  FOSTER WHITE

Players

  AIDEN BARONE
  JAMES BORLAND
  SOPHIA BOURNELIS
  RICARDO FRANCISCO
  ELIA JOSEPH
  JOLSON LAMAR
  AYDEN ORTEGA
  GABE SAWYER