The FFC Co-Ed U10 Soccer League is for youth aged 7-9 of all skill levels in the Stark County area. U10 Division Games will be played with a 7v7 format, with a goalie, two 25 min halves. We have selected this particular format to maximize learning for our second level of play. In each of our soccer leagues, we seek to teach our players the game of soccer in an age appropriate, healthy and encouraging environment. We believe that there is such a thing as ‘healthy competition.’ Practices and games are at First Friends soccer fields located on church property.
Our Spring League begins in April and goes through Mid June. There will be a short devotional time where we share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ every week. The season will conclude with a league celebration that includes food, fun, and league champion awards.
Equipment Needed: Soccer Cleats (non-metal), Shin Guards worn under socks are required to wear during season for safety purposes, water bottle with name on it, Size 4 ball is recommended for practice and will be utilized in games. Please dress according to the weather.
League Dates: April 6, 2024 – June 14, 2024
Fee: $65.00 per child (includes jersey)
Refund Policy: $5.00 fee retained if refund requested. No refund will be given to any player who withdraws after the second week of practice. 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 for Spring League will be available by October 6, 2023. Registration will be accepted online with debit/credit card payment or at the church Welcome Desk with check/cash. Office hours are Mon-Fri 9am -3pm. Deadline to register is April 3, 2024, or when the league fills up, whichever occurs first. PLEASE REGISTER CHILD IN THE DIVISION ACCORDING TO WHAT THEIR AGE WAS ON SEPTEMBER 1 OF 2023 FOR SPRING 2024 SESSION. Any deviation from the age standard requires prior permission from the league director.
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Skill Evaluation Date and Time: April 6, 2024 at 9am. Everyone please plan to attend. Location at First Friends Church. Make sure that players bring a size 4 ball, water bottle with name on it and wear shin guards under their socks and cleats (no metal cleats).
**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 in order to balance teams if necessary. We reserve the right to change age division break-ups based on participation numbers, up to and including the first assessment date. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Mandatory Parents’ Meeting: During 1st Practice, 9:30am, April 13, 2024 at the pavilion
Practice Day and Time: Tuesdays at 6pm to 7:15pm; Once a week for 1 hour and 15 min. First Practice will be on Saturday, April 13 at 9:30am. Thereafter all practices will be on Tuesdays. Please bring a water bottle with name on it, size 4 soccer ball and wear shin guards under socks and non metal cleats to practice.
Game Day and Times: Game times will be Saturday mornings for all age groups (depending on the number of teams times may go just past noon). Schedule will be posted at later date. (game times in past years were 9am and 10:15am)
End of Season Celebration: Date June 14, 2024, Time: at 6pm -7:30pm inside First Friends Church gym. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share according to the list below. Please put your name on any containers and utensils you bring.
U7 – Sides (mac and cheese, beans, fresh vegetables or fresh fruit, etc.)
U10 – Salads (potato salad, pasta salad, fruit salad, lettuce/veg salads and dressing, etc)
U13 & U17 – Desserts
Weather Cancellation Policy: 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.
Suggestion: If you are in need of any soccer equipment and especially if you need advice for what to buy, please visit Soccer One over in Thursday’s Plaza – 4679 Dressler Rd NW. (330) 492-4947 Mehdi is the owner of this local store and he specializes in soccer equipment.
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