General Information

The FFC Co-Ed U7 Soccer Clinic is a developmental league that focuses on footwork and basic soccer skills for the beginner age 4-6. For the first three weeks of the season, players will run through a clinic-style practice facilitated by coaches and led by our league director. Beginning week 4 – thirty minute games will be played with a 15 minute practice. 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 3 soccer ball recommended. Game format 4 v 4 no goalies.

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:  Fall 2024:  September  – October; League Celebration Friday, Date TBA

 

Fee:  $40 per child includes team jersey (2023 fee subject to change)
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 2024 will be available in June, after the spring soccer league is finished.   Registrations will be accepted online with debit/credit card and paper registrations will be  accepted at Welcome Desk with check/cash.  Deadline to register TBA,  or when league fills up, whichever occurs first.   This league fills up quickly, register soon.  PLEASE REGISTER CHILD IN THE DIVISION ACCORDING TO WHAT THEIR AGE IS ON SEPTEMBER 1 OF 2024 FOR FALL SESSION and SPRING SESSION. Any deviation from the age standard requires prior permission from the league director.   We reserve the right to change age division break ups based on the participation numbers, up to and including the first practice.

When available:  Online registration will be available by clicking button “Register Now” and debit/credit card payment is required.

 

To print the registration form and pay with check/cash at the church Welcome Desk click on link below.
CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM (when available)

 

Clinic Day and Times: Saturdays for one hour, times 11:30am or 12:30pm. Schedule will be posted one week prior to start.

 

First Clinic: Date: TBA  (Times normally at 11:30am or 12:30pm)  Please check website one week prior for your child’s team assignment and schedule. Please have players bring a size 3 soccer ball, water  in a water bottle with name on it, and wear shin guards under their socks.  Soccer cleats are recommended (no metal cleats).  Location at First Friends Church Soccer Fields.

 

Mandatory Parents’ Meeting: At same time as your child’s clinic. Location at First Friends Soccer Fields; Please meet at Field 5 at the top of the stairs. We will then have the parents go to the other side of the shed for Parent Meeting.

 

End of Season Celebration:   Friday, (Date TBA) at 6pm-7:30pm.  First Friends will provide main food item, paper products, plastic silverware, pop/water.  Families are asked to bring a side 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

 

Equipment Needed:  Size 3 soccer ball, soccer cleats (no metal), water bottle with name on it, shin guards worn under socks are required during season for safety purposes. Please dress according to the weather.

 

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.

 

 

Questions?: Call Sports Office at 330-966-6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org

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Team Rosters

USA

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 11:30am

Coaches

  JIMMY KEMP

Players

  ROSEMARIE ADKINS
  AVERY CHASTAIN
  ELIJAH HARTMAN
  ISAAC HOLMES
  GRAHAM INGHAM
  SHADI JONES
  SADIE KEMP
  MADDOX MORRISON
  IVY WHALEY

Canada

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 11:30am

Coaches

  TONY DICATO

Players

  GABRIEL BATTISTA
  KYLER CREWS
  GIANNA DICATO
  GANNON FRENZ
  JOSIE KUZMAN
  SILAS KUZMAN
  LAKIN RABER

Jamaica

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 11:30am

Coaches

  NATHAN WEISEL
  MOLLY WEISEL

Players

  CHARLIE BARNETT
  LELAND BARNETT
  GRANT HODGSON
  HENSON HUNTER
  ASHTON JACKSON
  AVERI JACKSON
  DIETRICH SHAUB
  MAGGIE WEISEL

Bermuda

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 11:30am

Coaches

  LATASHA AJEBE

Players

  SIR AJEBE
  DIONAY AJEBE
  JEREMIAH CAREWAY
  HENRY CARNAHAN
  KAYLEE DAVIDSON
  ELAYNA DAVIS
  BENNETT HAMMONDS

Bahamas

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 11:30am

Coaches

  HANNAH NISLY
  STEPHANIE TROYER

Players

  ABRAM BENNETT
  EMMA CLARK
  KAIDEN FREEMAN
  MACIE PORTER
  MICAH SITTLER
  OLIVIA SLEASE
  EZRA TROYER
  JAYDEN WESSON

Belize

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 11:30am

Coaches

  MISTY JOHNSON
  JUSTIN WOODS

Players

  DEAN DORIA
  LILLIAN GEIBEL
  KINGSTON SHINAULT
  VIOLET SMITH
  LUCY SMITH
  LILY SMITH
  CALUM STOREY
  KAI WOODS

Costa Rica

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 11:30am

Coaches

  CEDRIC BURCH
  MATTHEW ROESTI

Players

  EMMANUEL BURCH
  BASTIAN DEARDORFF
  ELIAS DEEM
  MYLA GARDNER
  EMORY GONIDAKIS
  EVAN MOLEDOR
  ELIANA MOLEDOR
  SALEM ROESTI

Argentina

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 12:30pm

Coaches

  TYLER CONN
  BRYAN JOSEPH

Players

  BROOKLYN BULL
  JOHNATHAN BULL
  WYATT CONN
  LENNON COX
  LUCA DALESSANDRO
  SILAS GALLANT
  ELIAS GALLANT
  EZRA JOSEPH
  EMILIA VAIR

Chile

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 12:30pm

Coaches

  DAVID GRITTER

Players

  GRAHAM BARROW
  WINSTON BYRD
  JACK FORD
  ALDEN GRITTER
  BRIELLA KLOSTER
  LINCOLN KLOSTER
  CARSON SCHNYDERS
  MADISON SCHNYDERS

Colombia

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 12:30pm

Coaches

  JARED EMERICK
  DEREK GORDON

Players

  JUDAH EMERICK
  JACK GORDON
  AURORA JOHNSON
  MELODY MELIO
  IRIS RHINE
  NIKO SOPINEC
  WILDER WOODS
  SLOAN WOODS

Uruguay

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 12:30pm

Coaches

  CHARLIE HOWER

Players

  BRAYDEN ADY
  SOYYER HENDERSHOT
  BRYCE HOWER
  BRYCE LEWIS-ORTIZ
  THEODORE MERRY
  THATCHER MITSON
  PENELOPE ROTH

Peru

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 12:30pm

Coaches

  DIANA DUNN
  TABITHA PORRINI

Players

  OSCAR DUNN
  AURORA FINK
  ETHAN JOHNSON
  EVERLEE JOHNSON
  ANTHONY PORRINI
  ADELE RUTH

Guyana

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 12:30pm

Coaches

  ZACKERY MCCOY
  DONNIE OTT

Players

  DELANEY CANTRELL
  ADDISON CANTRELL
  MAGGIE MCCLELLAN
  CALVIN MCCOY
  GREYSON MILLS
  HANNAH OTT
  JORDAN ROONEY
  HAZEL RUCKMAN

Equador

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 12:30pm

Coaches

  KYLE HENNIS

Players

  CAMREN DECKER
  ALYSSA HENNIS
  TEDDY HOFFMAN
  BARRETT SANDERS
  GIDEON SOBOLESKI
  ARIA SORTO
  RILEY WATKINS
  GRANT YEAGER

Brazil

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 12:30pm

Coaches

  AARON PECK
  HEATHER PENROD

Players

  JOHN ARNETTE
  CALEB FORGACH
  COLE FORGACH
  MOLLY GALLAGHER
  MICAH MONTER
  ROSALEIGH PECK
  ADELAIDE PENROD
  SILAS ZINGERY

Mexico

Location:
Practice Time: Saturday , 11:30am

Coaches

  ANTHONY MEDINA
  ERIC SCHLABACH

Players

  TEVIN BURNETT JR
  TERON BURNETT
  ANDERSON MARTIN
  EZEKIEL MARTIN
  LIAM MEDINA
  ROWAN MEDINA
  EVERETT RITTERBECK
  FINLEY SCHLABACH
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Printable Schedule and Rosters

Click on links below to view U7 Roster and Schedule for Fall 2024 (when available)

 

U7 Roster

 

U7 Game Schedule

 

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Coaches Resources

COACHES:

Training Date:  (Date TBA)  7:15pm on the soccer 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…

U7 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 – TBA   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 the link to 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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