General Information

The Girls Basketball League is for boys of all skill levels in Grades 4-6.  The league is divided into divisions, based on skill level.  Skills to be taught in this league include dribbling, passing, shooting and defending. In competing with others in the community,  girls are able to develop a strong ethic of sportsmanship, learning to compete in a friendly manner. Incorporated in this process is our First Friends Sports Ministry Devotional program to enhance each athlete’s development outside of practices and games.

 

League Dates:  August 26 –  November 2

 

Fee: $85.00 league fee
$20.00 jersey fee. Black/red reversible basketball jersey from First Friends Sports. If you purchased one in previous years you do not need to purchase a new one.

Refund policy: $5.00 fee retained if refund requested. No refund will be given to any player who withdraws after the second week of practices. 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 is available online and paper forms will be in the church brochure racks by Friday, July 28.  Registrations will be accepted until the league fills up or Aug 28, whichever occurs first.

Click on “Register Now” button on this webpage to register with debit/credit card.  Please check your email account after completing the online registration to make sure you receive a confirmation email.  If you don’t receive an email within minutes of registering your child, please contact the sports office at 330-966-6868.

 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM  and pay with check/cash at the Welcome Desk inside the church.  Office hours are 9am-3pm Mon-Fri.

 

Request Policy: One request is permitted on registration form per child. Please click on the link Request Policy (updated Aug 2023) to read the policy regarding this.

**Disclaimer: Please note that fairness and positive competition are a high priority in our program. Thus, our league leadership reserves the right to alter team rosters/move players once scrimmages have been played in order to balance teams if necessary. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 

Skill Assessment Dates:  (Plan to attend both assessment dates)
1st Assessment:
  Aug 26    Please check back closer to date of first assessment to see what time your child is scheduled to come.   If you are unable to attend the assigned assessment time, please email sports@firstfriends.org.
2nd Assessment:  Aug 29   The schedule will be posted on this website page after the first assessments.   It is important to be at both of the skill assessments your child is scheduled for. If not able to attend, please email Sports Office at sports@firstfriends.org.

 

Mandatory Parent’s Meeting: during your child’s first practice on Saturday Sept 7.
Note to Parents: Parent’s Meeting is mandatory. It is highly recommended that all parents attend the meeting for league child is registered in, if not possible please call the Sports Office at 330-966-6868.

 

Practice Day and Times:  Mondays at 5pm or 6pm (Times subject to change depending on size of league)

 

Game Day and Times:  Saturdays, Times:  11am (subject to change depending on size of league).   Some weekday games at end of season are possible.

 

End of Season Celebration:   Saturday, Nov 2 after the games are played.

 

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

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Printable Rosters/Schedule

Please click on this links below for game schedules and rosters for each division.  (when available)

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Coaches Resources


COACHES:   Please volunteer to coach by indicating on the registration form.

Coaches Training:   September 5, 2024 at 7pm    Location: M121 inside church gym.   Please plan to attend.
If you have not completed a background check or concussion training in the last 3 years, please follow the directions below to complete one. 

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

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

Youth Basketball Rules (click on link to view)

Cadet Rotation Sheet (click on link to download)

Coaches Information Sheet (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

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

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

Ohio Youth Concussion Test (Click Link)

Background Check (Click Link)

Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy (Click Link)

Lindsay Law Information Sheet (Click Link)

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Parent Resources

Click the links below to access a downloadable/printable version of our Parent Resources…

Cadet Basketball Parent Meeting Handout (click on link to view after Parent Meeting, when available)

Youth Basketball Rules (click on link to view)

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)

 

Picture Day, TBA  check back for schedule and more information

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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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