General Information

The FFC Co-Ed U13 Soccer Fall League is for youth aged 10-12 of any skill level in the Stark County area.  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.’ 

Our Fall League begins in August and the Spring League begins in April. Registrations are available a month prior. 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.

U13 Division Games will be played with an 11 v 11 format with a goalie and two 30 min halves. A size 4 ball is recommended for practices and will be utilized during games.



League Dates:  August 26   – October 28;  End of Season Celebration Friday, Nov 3


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 Fall League will be available Friday, June 16, 2023.   Registrations will be accepted online with debit/credit card and paper registrations will be  accepted at Welcome Desk with check/cash.    Deadline to register Aug 23, unless league fills up before then, whichever occurs first. PLEASE REGISTER CHILD IN THE DIVISION ACCORDING TO WHAT THEIR AGE is ON SEPTEMBER 1 OF 2023 FOR FALL and SPRING SOCCER. Any deviation from the age standard requires prior permission from the league director.

When Available:  Click on “Register Now” button on website page to register online with debit/credit card.

OR, if you want to pay at church with check/cash you can print out form below:



Skill Evaluation Date and Time:  Aug 26 at 10:30am.  Everyone please plan to attend. Location at First Friends Church. Please wear soccer cleats, bring a size 4 soccer ball, water in a bottle with your name on it and wear shin guards under the socks.

Mandatory Parents’ Meeting: during assessments at First Friends Church Pavilion.


Practice Day and Time: Once a week on Thursday starting at 6:00pm for 1 hour and 15 min. In October when the sun begins to set earlier, practices will begin at 5:30pm and end at 6:45pm.  Please remember to wear cleats,  bring a ball, water in a bottle with your name on it and shin guards worn under socks to practice!

First Practice:  Sat. Sept 2 at 10:45am.    Thereafter all practices will be on Thursdays.


Game Day and Times: Saturday mornings.  Past Game Times have been: 9am and 10:20am  Schedule will be posted at later date.  All games will be played on First Friends Soccer Fields.


Equipment Needed: Size 4 soccer ball, soccer cleats (no metal cleats), shin guards worn under the socks are required to wear during the season for safety purposes and a water bottle with name on it. Please dress according to the weather.


End of Season Celebration:  Friday, Nov 3 at 6pm-7:30pm.  First Friends will provide main food item, water/pop, paper products, plastic silverware.  Families are asked to bring a food item to share.    Check with coach or sports office in October for details.
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 and remember to take them home.
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

**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. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. We reserve the right to change age division break ups based on participation numbers up to and including the first assessment date.


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.


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.


Questions? Call Sports Office at 330-966-6868 or email



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Printable Schedule and Roster

Click on links below to view U13 Roster and Schedule

U13 Team Rosters updated 8/31/23


U13 Game Schedule

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Coaches Resources

COACHES:  Meeting Aug 31 at 7pm inside First Friends church.

**Please submit all necessary signed paperwork and copy of Concussion Training certificate  to 


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



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)

Abuse Prevention Policy (Click Link)

Coaches Information Sheet (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…

U13 Soccer 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)


Picture Day – Sept 30, 2023

Please click on link below to view picture taking schedule.




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Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

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