General Information

Special Message:  In light of the surging cases of Covid 19 cases in our region, we are re-scheduling the Girls Volleyball Assessments to the first week in January, 2021.

As a church, we highly value family time.  Therefore we believe by limiting in-person gatherings we are giving people in our community the best chance to spend time with their families for the upcoming holidays.  The schedule will be posted below.

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.

 

League Dates: December 8, 2020 – March 13, 2021

 

Fee:  $45.00 Registration Fee
Jersey fee:  $20.00 (If you have the First Friends 2019/2020 volleyball jersey you do not have 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.  Please read the Sports Winter Covid-19 guidelines for more information regarding refunds.

 

Registration:  Registrations for 2020/2021 league will be available online with debit/credit card on Monday, Nov 2.   Paper brochure registrations will be in the church brochure racks on Nov 6 and can be turned in at the church Welcome Desk with check/cash during office hours Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.   A paper form can be downloaded and printed from the link below.   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: Dec 31, 2020.   Registrations will be accepted after this date if space available.  Church offices will be closed Dec 24 – Jan 3.  Call church office before coming to building to confirm offices are open.
CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

 

Mandatory Skill Assessments:  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.
First Assessment:  Note new dates/times:   Jan 4, 2021  Schedule will be posted at later date, please check back.  Times will be 4pm, 5:15pm, 6:30pm

Second Assessment:  TBD, please check back for date.  Schedule will be posted on website after first assessment.

 

Parents Meeting:  For 2021 Parents Meeting will be virtual.  More information to be announced at later date.   Parent Meeting notes will be available to print out from this website.
Requests can be made on registration form, however, they are not guaranteed.  Please click on this link to view our Policy on Team Rosters  Requests that affect the competitive balance of the team cannot be honored.

 

Practice Days: One day a week; Tuesdays at 4:30pm, 5:30pm or 6:30pm.  Practices begin 2nd week 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:  Saturdays at 9am, 10am or 11am.   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

 

Coaches Needed:  Parents, if interested in helping with coaching, please indicate so on registration form and plan to attend ZoomTraining Meeting, Dec 3 at 6-7pm or Dec 5 at 9-10am.  Please email Angie Sabatucci anghays@gmail.com

 

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.     (coming in January)

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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 Zoom Training Meeting at First Friends Church, Dec 3 at 6-7pm or Dec 5 at 9-10am.  Please email Angie Sabatucci at anghays@gmail.com

**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)

Application for Coaching (Click Link)

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Parent Resources

Click on links below to view:

Low Impact League Rules (Click here to download)

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)

Low Impact Volleyball Parent Meeting Handout (coming soon)

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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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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