General Information

Due to concerns surrounding the spread of Covid-19 and the restrictions outlined by the State of Ohio, we have decided to cancel the U-7 Fall Soccer season. After careful consideration, we cannot effectively run the U-7 league to our standards while trying to maintain a safe atmosphere for our athletes, parents and the community. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you in the Spring!

The FFC Co-Ed U7 Soccer Fall 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 – 3v3 games will be played. 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

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:  Cancelled for Fall 2020  Normally runs from September to October.

Fee:  $40 per child includes team jersey (fall 2019 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 2021 will be available online one month prior to start. Deadline to register is TBA,  or when league fills up, whichever occurs first. PLEASE REGISTER CHILD IN THE DIVISION ACCORDING TO WHAT THEIR AGE IS ON SEPTEMBER 1 OF 2021 FOR FALL 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.

 

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:  11:30am or 12:30pm.  Please check website one week prior for your child’s 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: TBA

 

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.

 

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 Rosters

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

U7 Game Schedule

U7 Roster

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Coaches Resources

COACHES:

Training Dates:   TBA

**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 and print when available)

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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