General Information

FREE SOCCER CLINIC:  July 18 and July 25 from 12Noon to 1:30pm on First Friends soccer fields.  Please view our home page scroller to click on the link to register your child.  Register for one or both of the free clinics.  Please have your child bring their own size 5 soccer ball, if they have one.   We will have a limited amount of balls available.  A bottle with water in it and name on it is recommended.  Free hot dogs, chips and water will be provided.  Click on link to view Covid 19 guidelines.

 

The FFC Co-Ed U15 Soccer Fall League is soccer for youth aged 12-15 in the Stark area. This league is an aide in the progression of soccer skills developed previously. 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.’   Size 5 soccer ball recommended. Games with goalie will be played 8 v 8 format.

Our Fall League begins in August and the Spring League begins in April. Registrations are available one 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, participation awards, and league champion awards.

 

 

League Dates:  August 22 – October 30, 2020

 

Fee: $60.00 per child, includes team 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 online one month prior to start of league.  Deadline to register is Aug 10 or when league fills up, whichever occurs first. Fee required at time of registration. PLEASE REGISTER CHILD IN THE DIVISION ACCORDING TO WHAT THEIR AGE IS ON SEPTEMBER 1 OF 2020 FOR FALL 2020 SESSION. Any deviation from the age standard requires prior permission from the league director.

 

Skill Evaluation Date and Time: Saturday, Aug 22 at 11:45am Everyone please plan to attend. Location at First Friends Church. Please have the player bring a soccer ball (size 5),  water in a water bottle with their name on it, wear soccer cleats (no metal) and shin guards under their socks.

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

 

Practice Day and Time:  Thursdays once a week for 1 hour and 15 min beginning at 6:00pm. Practice time will adjust according to earlier sunset times in fall. Please remember to bring a size 5 soccer ball, water in a water bottle with player’s name on it and shin guards worn under the socks, and soccer cleats to practice!

First Practice: Saturday, Aug 29 at 10:45am

 

Game Day and Times: Saturdays tentative times: 11:15am and 12:30pm. Some game times could be earlier or later depending on travel schedule. Schedule will be posted at later date. Approximately half of the games may require travel to other locations.
First Game:  Sept 5 (schedule TBA)

 

End of Season Celebration: Friday, Oct 30 at 6pm inside First Friends Gym. Food and drink will be provided, please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

 

Equipment needed: Size 5 soccer ball, water bottle with name on it, soccer cleats (no metal), shin guards worn underneath socks required to wear during season for safety purposes. Please dress according to the weather.

 

**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.

 

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 sports@firstfriends.org.

 

 

 

 

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Printable Schedule and Roster

Click on links below to view U15 Roster and Schedule (when available)

U15 Game Schedule

U15 Roster

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Coaches Resources

COACHES: 

Training Dates:   Thursday, Aug 27 at 7pm  at First Friends Church inside gym area.

**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)

Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)

Lindsay Law Information Sheet (Click Link)

Background Check (Click Link)

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…

U15 Soccer Parent Meeting Handout (click on link to view when available)

Picture Day – Saturday, Sept 19.  Schedule will be posted on website at later date, but please plan to come about an hour early to your child’s scheduled game.

Picture Forms  (click on link to view and print when available)

 

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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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