General Information

This league will play in a three division format, breaking up the players by grade and ability. It is designed for girls in grades 4, 5 and 6 with beginner through advanced skill levels. Players of any skill set, beginner through advanced are welcome. Skill assessments for registered girls are held in late November, early December, and practices beginning in January with the season ending in March each year. Registration normally begins in late October, or early November.  

 

Skills that will be taught include serving, serve reception, setting, passing, blocking, and transitioning. The adapted net height and the use of USVA certified Volley Lite volleyballs ensure personal success.   Each team consists of a roster of 9 players and two coaches. There are 8 games with practices once a week.

 

Date/Time:  2020/2021 Season TBA

 

Fee:  $65.00 Registration Fee includes jersey (2020 fee subject to change)
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:  Registrations for 2020/2021 league will be available online with debit/credit card and at the church Welcome Desk with paper forms and check/cash at least one month prior to Assessments. League fills up quickly. Register in the appropriate age group (registering in the wrong age group without approval could cause you to miss a spot due to quick fill up). No one moves without staff approval. Registration deadline: TBA Registrations will be accepted after this date if space available.

 

Mandatory Skill Assessments:   Date/Time TBA for 2020/21 season.  There are two assessments scheduled for each league and we request you attend both.  If you do not show up for at least one assessment, you WILL play in the lower division.    Skill assessments are for Pre-Registered Participants onlyPlease arrive 30 minutes early to check in and pick up and pay for your jersey.

 

Mandatory Parents Meeting:  During 1st Skill Assessment inside gym at same time as daughter’s assigned time.

 

Practice Days: One day a week; Date/Time TBA  Practices begin in January.

 

Devotions:  There will be a required 15 min devotional each week, more information to follow at Parent Meeting.   This is required, any player missing devotionals will sit out their first rotation of next game.

 

Game Day/Time:  Saturday at 8am, 9am, 10am, or 11am. (2020 schedule subject to change).  First game TBA.  Schedule will be posted in January prior to first game.

 

NOTE:  NO JEWELRY DURING PRACTICES OR GAMES, SHORTS AT LEAST FINGERTIP LENGTH REQUIRED, KNEE PADS ARE RECOMMENDED.

 

Celebration Date:   TBA  First Friends will provide main food item/refreshments, please bring a dessert or side dish to share.  Families are invited and welcome to attend.

 

Coaches Needed:  Parents, if interested in helping with coaching, please indicate so on registration form and plan to attend Training Meeting, Date/Time TBA

 

Policy Statement:  (Oct 12, 2017)  Please note that when we list ‘boy’s/men’s’ or ‘girl’s/women’s’ we are referring to the birth gender of the participant.  For all of our leagues, classes, unless they are designated as Coed, it is our policy that players participate within the gender designation that complies with the previous statement.  We want to thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

 

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

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Schedule

Please click on the link to view the Game Schedule after first practice.     (click here)

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Coaches Resources

Coaches Training Date:
Parents, if interested in helping with coaching, please indicate so on registration form and plan to attend Training Meeting at First Friends Church, Date/Time TBA

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

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

Low Impact League Rules (Click here to download)

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 Here)

Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)

Sexual Abuse Policy (Click Link)

Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)

Lindsay Law Handout (Click Link)

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Parent Resources

Click on links below to view:

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM (available when registrations are accepted)

Low Impact League Rules (Click here to download)

Low Impact Volleyball Parent Meeting Handout (Click here to download after Parent Meeting)

CSP Breakdown (Click here to download)

Picture Form (to be posted at later date)

 

Special Request Policy:
The First Friends Sports Ministry staff is committed to making the Youth Volleyball program a quality league that seeks to accommodate the needs of those who choose to participate.  That is because each individual matters to our league, to our staff and to our church.  This is the reason that the Sports program allows parents the opportunity to write in certain requests/preferences.  However, due to the large number of requests that we receive each season, it is impossible for our staff to fulfill every request. Here is how the requests are prioritized:
1) Health Issues/Special Situations
2) Family
3) Carpool and Transportation
4) Preferences
That said, the First Friends Sports Ministry staff also recognizes that, in a league of our size, mistakes will be made.  If this is the case (i.e. your child is in the wrong division, an imperative carpool link is not met), then we would be happy to discuss a solution.  This can be done by contacting the First Friends Sports office at sports@firstfriends.org.  However, any other preference not met was the result of the above system of priorities and the rosters would be set as final.  Again, we do our best to accommodate as many requests as we can and regret any inconvenience.

 

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Devotionals

There will be a short devotional time where we share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ every week.

 

 

 

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5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714
330-966-6868
sports@firstfriends.org

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