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 11 – June 15, 2024.   

 

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 2024 will be available Feb 7.  Registration will be accepted online with debit/credit card payment and 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 1, 2024, 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  

 

Location:  Practices, clinics 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:  April 4 at 7pm  Location:  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 sports@firstfriends.org or call 330-966-6868.

 

Parents’ Meeting:  April 11  (normally 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 after reading the Request Policy (updated Aug 2023)

 

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

 

Clinics: Saturday, April 13th and 20th at First Friends Church ball fields.  In case of rain, the clinics will be moved inside First Friends gym.

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.

 

 

Game Day & Times: Saturdays, Times:  9am or 10:45am, some weekday 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 15, 2024 at 9:30am-12:30pm      Pizza/Pop/Water and paper plates/napkins and plastic silverware will be provided.  Please bring a salad (fruit or veggie w/dressing) or dessert to share.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Team Rosters

Ironbirds

Location: Field 1
Practice Time: Thursday , 05:30pm

Coaches

  DAN LILE
  NATHAN WEISEL
  MOLLY WEISEL

Players

  BRAYDEN ADY
  PARKER BECKETT
  MASON BUSH
  LANDERS CONLEY
  CAMDEN FOUGHTY
  COLTON LILE
  ZEKE MONTER
  CAMERON SCHILLIG
  SYDNEY SCHILLIG
  FINLEY SCHLABACH
  ELI SMITH
  ISAAC WEISEL

Grizzlies

Location: Field 2
Practice Time: Thursday , 05:30pm

Coaches

  JARED CAMPBELL
  ANDREW DECKER
  ADAM GLADYSZ

Players

  BRANTLEY BOATWRIGHT
  CLARA BRUNONI
  MILO CAMPBELL
  QUINNTEN DAVIS
  BRAYDEN DECKER
  ZOEY FIELDS
  CARL GLADYSZ
  CALVIN MCCOY
  KAYSON MCLAUGHLIN
  ADELE RUTH
  JACOB WEIL
  MARTIN YANIGLOS

Cannonballers

Location: Field 1
Practice Time: Thursday , 06:30pm

Coaches

  DOUG FETROW
  JONATHAN INGHAM
  ANDREW PATESEL
  HENRY ROLOFF
  RICK ROLOFF

Players

  LINCOLN BALL
  SOPHIA FETROW
  WESTON FETROW
  JUDAH FOGARTY
  ADEN FOGARTY
  ACE HECKER
  GRAHAM INGHAM
  BRAYTON MELIO
  LINKEN PATESEL
  EVERETT ROLOFF
  ROMAN SOMMERS
  THEO SOMMERS

Tide

Location: Field 2
Practice Time: Thursday , 06:30pm

Coaches

  JERMAINE ANTHONY
  CHRIS BANYAI
  JOHN CANTRELL
  DAVID MORGAN

Players

  JERMAINE ANTHONY
  DUSTIN BALLINGER
  EMMA BANYAI
  DELANEY CANTRELL
  LIAM DUNFEE
  ANTHONY GALPERT
  CARLOS GALPERT
  ELLIS HARRINGTON
  LEO HARRINGTON
  KEANTHONY KING
  DAVID MORGAN
  JAYCEON MURREY
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Printable Team Roster/Schedule

When available:

 

Please click HERE to view Team Rosters/Practice Time

 

Please click HERE to view Game Schedule

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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!  April 4 at 7pm inside the church

**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 (Rulebook Revised – 2023)

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:  May 11    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

Grizzlies
4 - 0 - 0
Ironbirds
2 - 1 - 0
Cannonballers
0 - 3 - 0
Tide
0 - 2 - 0
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Schedule

Upcoming Schedule

Home Team Away Team Game Date Game Time Venue
Ironbirds Tide 5/25/24 10:45am Field 1
Grizzlies Cannonballers 5/25/24 10:45am Field 2
Cannonballers Ironbirds 5/30/24 5:30pm Field 1
Tide Grizzlies 5/30/24 5:30pm Field 2
Tide Cannonballers 6/1/24 10:45am Field 2
Grizzlies Ironbirds 6/1/24 10:45am Field 1
Ironbirds Cannonballers 6/6/24 5:30pm Field 1
Tide Grizzlies 6/6/24 5:30pm Field 2
Cannonballers Tide 6/8/24 10:45am Field 1
Ironbirds Grizzlies 6/8/24 10:45am Field 2

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Ironbirds Tide 4/27/24 10:45am 16 15 Field 1
Cannonballers Grizzlies 4/27/24 10:45am 9 11 Field 2
Grizzlies Ironbirds 5/4/24 10:45am 22 11 Field 1
Tide Cannonballers 5/4/24 10:45am Field 2
Cannonballers Grizzlies 5/16/24 5:30pm 4 16 Field 1
Ironbirds Tide 5/16/24 5:30pm Field 2
Grizzlies Tide 5/18/24 10:45am 12 1 Field 1
Cannonballers Ironbirds 5/18/24 10:45am 5 8 Field 2
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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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