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 29, 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 start with a 15 min. devotional time, from 6:30-6:45 pm for all teams. All practices at Simson UMC

 

Game Day & Times: Saturdays 9:00 am or 10:30 am at First Friends Church ball fields,  and a couple weekdays near the end of the season at Simpson UMC ball fields

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Team Rosters and Schedules: Will be posted on website prior to first practice.

 

End of Season Celebration: June 19, 2021 at 10:30am (subject to change due to Covid, please check back for more information in June)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Meeting.  Date and time has not been determined yet, please check with Sports Office and website in mid March.

 

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

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

Coaches Manual  (coming soon)

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 (posted after meeting)

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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