General Information

The FFC Co-Ed U17 Soccer League is for youth aged 13-16 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.’   Size 5 soccer ball recommended. Games with goalie will be played 11 v 11 format with two 35 minute halves.

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,  and league champion awards.

 

 

League Dates:  August 27 – October 29; End of Season Celebration Friday, Nov 4 at 6pm.

 

Fee: $65.00 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 2022 league will be available online Friday, June 10 and brochures will be available in the church brochure racks, Friday, June 17.  Registrations will be accepted online with debit/credit card and paper registrations will be  accepted at Welcome Desk with check/cash.   Office hours are Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.   Deadline to register August 24, 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 2022 FOR FALL 2022 and SPRING 2023 SESSION. Any deviation from the age standard requires prior permission from the league director.

Click on “Register Now” on this webpage to register online with debit/credit card.  If you want to pay with check/cash, print out registration form below and return with payment to church Welcome Desk.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

 

Skill Evaluation Date and Time:  August 27 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, Sept 3 at 10:45am.  Practice will be 1 hour and 15 minPlease remember to wear cleats, bring a ball, water in a bottle with your name on it and shin guards worn under socks to practice!

 

 

Game Day and Times: Saturdays, schedule will be posted after team rosters are formed.  All games played on First Friends Soccer Fields and planned to be at 11:30am and 1pm. (subject to change).

 

End of Season Celebration:  Friday, Nov 4 at 6pm.   Check with coach or sports office in October for details.

 

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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Team Rosters

Barcelona

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 06:00pm

Coaches

  MITCH STANILA

Players

  MADDOX BUSH
  ASHTON KING
  JANELLE MILLER
  JAKE SIGLER
  ANTONIO STANILA
  ARMANI STANILA
  ISABELLE UNDERWOOD
  AKEISHA VILLEGAS-CAMACHO
  TRISTAN YODER

Juventus

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 06:00pm

Coaches

  MARIO CHRISTOFIDES

Players

  PAUL BROOKS
  JOHN CHRISTOFIDES
  ISAAC FISK
  KEEGAN FRY
  NEHEMIAH HALL
  ASHER HUNYADI
  LOGAN LABINE
  JORDAN WILCOX/ FISK
  WESLEY ZUCHEGNO

Celtic

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 06:00pm

Coaches

  AIMEE MCFARLAND

Players

  AARON GORR
  JONAH KAISER
  JOEL MCFARLAND
  NATHAN MCFARLAND
  BENJAMIN MCFARLAND
  PIPER TENAN-WORLEY
  RYLAN TENAN
  BELLA VANDEVERE
  SARAH VANDEVERE
  ABBY VANDEVERE

Paris St. Germain (PSG)

Location:
Practice Time: Thursday , 06:00pm

Coaches

  LYNETTE ROBERTS
  TESSA ROBERTS

Players

  EDDIE GRUENLING
  QUINN MARCHESANI
  JACK MARCHESANI
  TOMMY MILLER
  BRIANNA OWEN
  KYLA OWEN
  JACKSON PALMER
  ARIA SWEENEY
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Printable Schedule and Roster

Click on links below to view U17 Roster and Schedule

 

U17 Game Schedule

 

U17 Roster

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Coaches Resources

COACHES:   Training Date: Thursday, Sept 1 at 7pm inside church.

**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…

U17 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 – October 8, 2022

Please click on link below to view picture taking schedule, when available.

2022 FALL SOCCER PICTURE SCHEDULE (when available)

 

Please click on link below (when available) to read how to order pictures.

PRE ORDER INSTRUCTIONS

 

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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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