General Information

The FFC Co-Ed U13 Soccer League is for all youth aged 10-12 in the Stark County area of any skill level. 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.’  U13 Division Games will be played with an 11 v 11 format with a goalie and two 30 minute halves.  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:   Shin guards worn under socks are required to wear during the season for safety purposes.  Additional equipment:  Non-metal soccer cleats, filled water bottle with your child’s name on it, a size 4 ball is recommended for practices and will be utilized during 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 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 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.

 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

 

Skill Evaluation Date and Time:  Saturday, April 6 . PLEASE SEE ANNOUNCEMENT AT TOP OF THIS PAGE FOR LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE OF ASSESSMENTS.   Everyone please plan to attend.   Location. Please bring a size 4 ball, water bottle with name on it, wear  shin guards under  socks and cleats (no metal).    Check website after assessments for team roster and practice schedule.

**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.

 

Mandatory Parents’ Meeting:  Saturday, April 13, 2024 during first practice.

 

Practice Day and Time:  Once a week on Thursday for 1 hour and 15 min. beginning at 6pm.   Please remember to bring a size 4 ball, water bottle with name on it, and wear shin guards under socks and non metal cleats to practice!

 

First Practice:   Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 10:15am

 

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.  Some travel is possible.  Past game times have been 9am and 10:20am.
End of Season Soccer Celebration:   June 14, 2024   Time:  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.
Questions? Contact Sports Office at sports@firstfriends.org or 330-966-6868.

 

 

 

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Team Rosters

Columbus Crew

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 06:00pm

Coaches

  NATHAN CLARK
  RYAN MILLER

Players

  RYDER BROWN
  KILEY BROWN
  DEVONTE BROYLES
  BRAYDEN CARNEY
  JULIANA CLARK
  ANDRU CLARK
  SIMON CRIBBS
  ELLIS HERSHBERGER
  AVISHAI HINTERLEITER
  BEN KETCHUM
  DANIEL KURTZ
  COOPER MCCRACKEN
  LILLIAN MILLER
  WESLEY MOYER
  DEACON SCHNYDERS
  ZAIDEN SHANE-RUSHIN
  RUVIM USACH

Chicago Fire

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 06:00pm

Coaches

  CEDRIC BURCH

Players

  NOAH ABATANGELO
  NIKALUS ABATANGELO
  MESSIAH BAILEY
  AYLA BARNES
  OBRIEN BERGERT
  ISAIAH BUCHANAN
  AARON BUCHANAN
  EZEKIEL BURCH
  SILAR DAY
  JOSHUA FRAZIER
  ISABEL HANCOCK
  NORRIN HUFF
  ALANA LEDFORD
  JACOB LINDERMAN
  LIAM MAUST
  JONAS MELIO
  JACOB OTT

DC United

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 06:00pm

Coaches

  JOSHUA HUNYADI

Players

  GRIFFIN BELTZ
  BRAILEE DEARDORFF
  COEN GERBER
  JEREMIAH HINDEL
  ELIJAH HUNYADI
  GIDEON HUNYADI
  SAMUEL LACHER
  LUCAS MOLEDOR
  ISAAC MURTAGH
  CREED MURTAGH
  ISA O\'DELL
  JACOB POTTS
  SAMUEL SCHUMACHER
  BROOKLYN SMITH
  GALILEE SPENCER
  VALERIE WAKELING
  SPIROS YATRAS
  KAI ZINO

Houston Dynamo

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 06:00pm

Coaches

  DAN SARVER

Players

  HAYDEN ARNETTE
  AUTUMN BIAGETTI
  ANDREA CASAS
  LIONEL CASAS
  DANIEL CHAMBLEE
  MICHAEL CHAMBLEE
  ELI CULLINS
  GRADY DIMITROFF
  ARIANNA FLORES
  ISAIAH HALL
  LEO KARDER
  RAELA MAYLE
  LANDON RABER
  JEFRY D. P. RAMIREZ
  GAVIN SARVER
  OWEN SOTO
  GABRIEL WEIAND
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Printable Team Roster/Schedule

When available:

Please click on the link to view the Team Roster

 

Please click on the link to view the Game Schedule

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Coaches Resources

Coaches Training Date:  April 11, 2024 at 7pm inside church/clinic on fields.

 

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

**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…

PARENT MEETING NOTES (click here to view and print when available)

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 Date:  May 11     More information will be available closer to that date.

 

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Contact Us

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

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