General Information

The Co-ed U7 Soccer Clinic is a developmental league that focuses on footwork and basic soccer skills for the beginner aged 4-6.  The clinic is held once a week for 1 hour normally on Saturdays at 11:30am or 12:30pm.  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. Games, which will start Week 4, will involve a thirty minute 4v4 format with no goalie and 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.’ 

 

Our Spring League begins in April and goes through Mid June. Registrations are available at least a 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.

 

 

Equipment Needed:  Soccer Cleats (non-metal), Shin Guards worn under socks are required to wear during season for safety purposes, water bottle with name on it,  Size 3 ball is recommended for practice and will be utilized in games.   Please dress according to the weather.

 

League Dates:  April 20, 2024 – June 14, 2024

 

Fee:   $40.00 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.  Paper registrations will be available in the church brochure racks by October 13.  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 is April 12, 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 

 

We reserve the right to change age division break ups based on the participation numbers, up to and including the first practice.

 

First Clinic:  April 20, 2024.   Check website a week prior to first clinic to see what team your child is on and what time his team is scheduled.    Please have players bring a ball (size 3), bring water bottle with name on it and wear shin guards under their socks, cleats (no metal cleats).
Location at First Friends Church Soccer Fields (Fields 5, 6 or 7… schedule will denote your team’s location)  

 

Mandatory Parents’ Meeting:  During First Clinic

 

End of Season 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?   Call Sports Office at 330-966-6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org

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Printable Roster/Schedule

When available:

Please click on link to view U7 Soccer Schedule 

 

Please click on the link to view U7 Team Rosters

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Coaches Resources

Training Dates:   April 16, 2024 at 7:15pm   Location at First Friends Church 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…

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

Parent Meeting Handout (Click here to download)

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)

 

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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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