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 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.  April 13 – June 10, 2023


Fee:  $60 per child includes team jersey and baseball hat.
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 is available now.  Registration is 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 April 3, 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. (available by Feb 17)




Location:  Practices and ALL games at  at First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44714  Clinics will be located at Playball Sports Academy, 7225 Wales Ave. NW, N. Canton, OH  44720


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.


Coaches Needed!   Meeting:  April 4, 2023 at 7pm inside First Friends Church.  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 or call 330-966-6868.


Parents’ Meeting:  April 13 during first 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  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.  First practice April 13.


Clinics: All clinics are at Playball Sports Academy, 7225 Wales Ave. NW, N. Canton, OH 44720

Clinic dates are:  April 15 and April 22  Times will be announced later.

Our Clinic is a time for coaches and players to get an intentional training on the fundamentals of baseball
and age appropriate drills and goals for their baseball season. This year we are partnering with Playball
Sports Academy to help run and facilitate these clinics. They are hosting the clinics in their sports complex,
so that rain or shine we will be able to have our clinics. Playball Sports Academy will also provide instructors for hands‐on coaching and teaching.



Game Day & Times: Saturdays at 11:00am 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: June 10, 2023 at 9:30am on fields/pavilion.  Check with your coach or sports office for details closer to the date of celebration.


 Questions? Call 330.966.6868 or email














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Printable Team Roster/Schedule

Please click HERE to view Practice/Clinic Schedule and locations


Please click HERE to view Game Schedule (when available)

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Coaches Resources


Please call Sports Office at 330-966-6868, indicate on child’s registration form you would like to coach/assist coach or email  Please plan to attend Coaches Meeting!  April 4 at 7pm in room inside church gym.

**Please submit all necessary signed paperwork to 


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 (updated rule book will be posted here before games start)

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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5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church

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