General Information

This league is designed for boys and girls age 7-8 to learn the fundamentals of baseball in a fun and friendly environment. The balls used are a “sof-tee” baseball to insure safety while delivering a realistic feel.  NO Skill Assessment for this Age Division.  Score is not kept for this league.  Please consider volunteering to coach or assist a coach in this league, training will be provided.  See information under “Coaches Resources” below.

 

Dates:   This league runs from April – June.

 

Fee:  $60 per child includes team jersey and baseball hat. (2022 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 Spring League 2023 will be available at least one month prior to start of the league.  Registration will be available online and will be accepted with debit/credit card payment.  Paper forms will be available at church and will be accepted at church Welcome Desk Mon-Fri 9am-3pm with check/cash.  Payment is due at registration. Deadline to register is TBA, or when league fills up, whichever occurs first.  Will consider late registrations if space available.  Jerseys ordered after deadline, may not arrive by first game.

PLEASE REGISTER CHILD IN THE DIVISION ACCORDING TO WHAT THEIR AGE IS on July 1 of the current year.  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.

Click on the tab “Register Now” at top of this page, to register online with debit/credit card.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PRINT A REGISTRATION FORM  (when available)

 

Location:  Practices and ALL games at  at First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44714

 

Equipment Needed:  Baseball glove needed.  Baseball cleats (no metal cleats) and pants are recommended.  Players should wear comfortable clothes according to the weather and, though it is not required, 
it is suggested that players have baseball cleats (no metal spikes, only 
plastic).  First Friends Church provides the balls, batters helmets and 
tees.  If you would like to bring your own helmet, you are welcome to.  
All helmets must have a face mask and chin strap.  In addition, there will be a limited number of bats available for use.
 Many players opt to purchase their own and bring them… but that is 
completely up to you.  All bats must comply with Little League regulations.  https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/bat-rules/

 

Coaches Needed!   Meeting:  TBA  Please consider volunteering to coach or assist coach your child’s team, training provided.  Please indicate this on the registration form for your child, or contact Sports Ministry at sports@firstfriends.org or call 330-966-6868.

 

Parents’ Meeting:  TBA, during practice outdoors at pavilion

Note:  Special requests will be considered, not guaranteed.  Only one request, only one name, is allowed.  Please enter request on registration form.

 

Practice Days & Times:  2023 TBA  2022:  THURSDAY  5:30 – 6:45 pm or 6:30 – 7:45 pm.  On weekdays practices there will be a 15 min. devotional time, from 6:30-6:45 pm for all teams.

 

Clinics:  TBA located at First Friends Church ball fields.

 

Game Day & Times: Saturdays at TBA and some Thursday games.  All at First Friends Church ball fields.

 

Team Rosters and Schedules: Will be posted on website prior to first practice.  The Game Schedule will be posted on the website page prior to the first game.

 

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.

 

End of Season Celebration: TBA Check with your coach or sports office for details closer to the date of celebration.

 

 Questions? Call 330.966.6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Printable Team Roster/Schedule

Please click HERE to view Game Schedule (when available)

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Coaches Resources

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED!

Please call Sports Office at 330-966-6868, indicate on child’s registration form you would like to coach/assist coach or email sports@firstfriends.org.  Please plan to attend Coaches Meeting!  Date/Time TBA

**Please submit all necessary signed paperwork to sports@firstfriends.org 

 

Click on link below to view the Lindsay’s Law Required Coaches Training Video

**NEW** Lindsay’s Law Required Coaches’ Training Video

 

Click on the links below to go to the websites to complete the required background check and concussion training.  At the end of the concussion training, please print the certificate and give to Sports Ministry.

Required Background Check (Click Link)

If you are under the age of 18 and volunteering to coach, please print the document below and have your parent complete, sign and turn in to Sports Ministry

Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)   

Required Ohio Youth Concussion Training (Click Link)

 

These forms below are available at the church.

Coaches Code of Conduct (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

Commitment to League Rules (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

League Rules (Click Link)

Needs Signed and Returned:  Abuse Prevention Policy (Click Link)

Needs Completed and Returned:  Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)

Needs read:  Lindsay Law Information Sheet (Click Link)

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Parent Resources

Click here to view Parent meeting notes (when available)

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

 

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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