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.

 

Dates:  April 8 – June 19, 2021    This league runs from April – June.

 

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 2021 is available online now and will be accepted with debit/credit card payment.  Paper forms will be available at church by Feb 10 and will be accepted at church Welcome Desk Mon-Fri 9am-3pm with check/cash.  Payment is due at registration. Deadline to register is March 29, 2021, 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 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  

 

Please click on the link below to complete the Covid 19 Return to Play Waiver

YOUTH: https://firstfriends.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/65/responses/new

 

 

Location:  Practices and weekday games at Simpson United Methodist Church, 4900 Middlebranch NE, Canton, Ohio 44705; Saturday Games 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/

Please read Covid 19 Guidelines at top of this page for more information.

 

Parents’ Meeting:  April 8, during practice outdoors at Simpson UMC

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:  2021:  THURSDAY (new day) 5:30 – 6:45 pm or 6:30 – 7:45 pm.  On weekdays practices will have a 15 min. devotional time, from 6:30-6:45 pm for all teams. All practices at Simson UMC

 

Clinics:  10:30am located at First Friends Church ball fields on  April 10th, 17th and 24th;  All three clinics will be at First Friends Church ball fields.

 

Game Day & Times: Saturdays 9:00 am or 10:30 am at First Friends Church ball fields,  and a couple weekdays at Simpson UMC 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 on May 1, but there will be clinics held for the league on Saturdays, April 10, 17 and 24th and the schedule will be posted prior to April 10.

 

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 12, 2021 after games in the pavilion. See updated game schedule, all Coach Pitch games at 10:30am on June 12.   Rain date June 19.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Team Rosters

Blue Rocks

Location: Simpson United Methodist Church
Practice Time: Thursday , 05:30pm

Coaches

  DANIEL DECHELLIS
  BEN LINVILLE

Players

  HENRY AUSTIN
  ANTONIO CODISPOTI
  GIANNA DECHELLIS
  DECLAN EWING
  KENANIAH EWING
  IAN FORD
  RAEF LINVILLE
  SOPHIA MOSER
  JUDE PANCHER
  LORENZO PENCE
  DANIEL TERRY

Yard Goats

Location: Simpson UMC
Practice Time: Thursday , 05:30pm

Coaches

  BRYAN DIXON

Players

  VICTOR BITZEL
  JEFFREY CHESNIC
  ZAIDEN COMPETTI
  PAIGE DIXON
  SAMUEL KIBBY
  SEAN MOHR
  TANNER OYSTER
  ETHAN PRIDDIS
  MIGUEL VELAZQUEZ
  TAYLOR VOTAW
  LAUREN WILSON

Tin Caps

Location: Simpson UMC
Practice Time: Thursday , 06:30pm

Coaches

  JASON COURTER
  TIM DETWEILER

Players

  MALACHI BAYLOR
  SAMANTHA CLINE
  NOLAN COURTER
  LEVI DETWEILER
  HARPER HUTCHINGS
  JUELZ LAWRENCE
  OWEN MCMICHAEL
  ISA O\'DELL
  ISAAC WINN
  EVAN WOODS
  BRYLEE YOUNG

Bats

Location: Simpson UMC
Practice Time: Thursday , 06:30pm

Coaches

  JON CARPENTER
  SETH HULL
  JUSTIN LOWE

Players

  JUDE BITTAKER
  ALEXANDER CARPENTER
  ISAIAH EGBERT
  ROWAN GOUGE
  CHRISTIAN HULL
  SAVANNAH LARSON
  ANNABELLA LOWE
  KALE MARKLEY
  JAYCE MCLENDON
  CARTER VAUGHN
  SIU YOON
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Printable Team Roster/Schedule

Please click on the link to view:

Team Rosters and Practice Time

 

Click on link to view Schedule

Coach Pitch Schedule updated May 12

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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 the Coaches  ZOOM MEETING on THURSDAY, MARCH 25 AT 7PM.   Email Sports Office at sports@firstfriends.org if you do not have the zoom meeting link.

 

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

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

 

Background Check (Click Link)

Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)

Ohio Youth Concussion Test (Click Link)

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)

Abuse Prevention Policy (Click Link)

Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)

Lindsay Law Information Sheet (Click Link)

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Parent Resources

Click here to view Parent meeting notes

Picture Day Date: May 22, 2021 (Note new date)  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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Standings

Blue Rocks
0 - 0 - 0
Yard Goats
0 - 0 - 0
Tin Caps
0 - 0 - 0
Bats
0 - 0 - 0
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Schedule

Upcoming Schedule

Home Team Away Team Game Date Game Time Venue
Bats Tin Caps 5/22/21 9:00am field 1 FFC
Blue Rocks Yard Goats 5/22/21 10:30am field 1 FFC
Tin Caps Blue Rocks 5/27/21 5:30pm field 1 simpson
Yard Goats Bats 5/27/21 5:30pm field 2 simpson
Tin Caps Yard Goats 5/29/21 9:00am field 1 FFC
Blue Rocks Bats 5/29/21 10:30am field 1 FFC
Blue Rocks Tin Caps 6/3/21 5:30pm field 2 simpson
Bats Yard Goats 6/3/21 5:30pm field 1 simpson
Yard Goats Blue Rocks 6/5/21 9:00am field 1 FFC
Tin Caps Bats 6/5/21 10:30am field 1 FFC
Bats Blue Rocks 6/10/21 5:30pm field 1 simpson
Yard Goats Tin Caps 6/10/21 5:30pm field 2 simpson
Tin Caps Blue Rocks 6/12/21 10:30am field 1 FFC
Yard Goats Bats 6/12/21 10:30am field 2 FFC

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Yard Goats Bats 5/1/21 9:00am field 1 FFC
Tin Caps Blue Rocks 5/1/21 10:30am field 1 FFC
Blue Rocks Yard Goats 5/8/21 9:00am field 1 FFC
Bats Tin Caps 5/8/21 10:30am field 1 FFC
Blue Rocks Bats 5/15/21 9:00am field 1 FFC
Tin Caps Yard Goats 5/15/21 10:30am field 1 FFC
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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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