General Information

Click on tab “Important Information” to see details.

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. 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.

Players will need to provide their own knee pads and First Friends Sports League volleyball jerseys are required. The jerseys are included in the league fee.  Each team consists of a roster of 9 players and two coaches. There are 8 games with practices once a week. 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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Important Information

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

*Please do not include your Sports Fees in your church offering* Skill Level:   Beginner thru Advanced

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

1st Assessment:  Thursday, Dec 5   Times:  4pm – First Letter of Last Name A-F; 5pm G-L;  6pm M-R; 7pm S-Z

2nd Assessment:  Saturday, Dec 7, Schedule will be listed on website Friday, Dec 6  (general time frame: 9am, 10:15am, 11:30am

Practice Days: One day a week; Tuesdays (Note New Day) 4pm, 5pm, 6pm or 7pm.  Practices begin January 7, 2020.  There will be a 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.  First game TBA.  Schedule will be posted in January prior to first game.
Celebration Date:   Saturday, Mar 7 at 10:30am  First Friends will provide main food item/refreshments, please bring a dessert or side dish to share.  Families are invited and welcome to attend.
NOTE:  NO JEWELRY DURING PRACTICES OR GAMES, SHORTS AT LEAST FINGERTIP LENGTH, KNEE PADS ARE RECOMMENDED.

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.

Coaches Training Date:
Parents, if interested in helping with coaching, please indicate so on registration form and plan to attend Training Meeting, Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:30am or Monday, Nov 25 at 6pm. 

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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Team Rosters

Miami OH

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  MARK CAROSELLO
  MADELEINE ELFAYE

Players

  MORGAN AUSTIN
  ISABELLA BIEDENBACH
  MORGAN CAROSELLO
  SAMANTHA ELFAYE
  ANNA GOSNEY
  MAKAYLA JOHNSON
  JULIA MAIERHOFER
  RYLEE MUTCHLER
  LYDIA SUBA

Kent State

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  AUTUMN COBB
  DANIELLE EDWARDS

Players

  MADELINE BECK
  NINA BROWN
  PEYTON FRITZ
  JAEDA JOHNSON
  SOPHIA MAYLE-SMITH
  MICHAELA SLAYMAN
  MIKENNA SLAYMAN
  MARIE WELLER
  CHEYENNE ZOOK

Akron

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  CATHERINE HUSK
  MELISSA WEIMER

Players

  LAILA CINDRIC
  EMERSON GARABRANDT
  KATELYN HILL
  HAILEY HUSK
  CLAIRE JURICA
  PAIGE PARSON
  RYLIE PHILLIPS
  MCKENNA SCHROCK
  RUTH WEIMER

Ohio U

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  JENNIFER CAMPBELL
  TINA ROSENBERRY
  AMY SONNHALTER

Players

  ADALYN CAMPBELL
  BROOKLYN HANLE
  SYDNEY HEDRICK
  AUDREY MUELLER
  MORGAN ROSENBERRY
  VIOLET SEAMAN
  MYA SMITH
  TAYLOR SONNHALTER
  ALEAH STAUFFER

LSU

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  VALECIA JAMERSON
  TIFFANY PHILLIPS

Players

  GRACELYN BIGHAM
  MARISA CASTO
  AVERI HERMAN
  BRENNA LEON
  PEYTON NOVOSEL
  BELLA PHILLIPS
  TALO SAIPAIA
  NALA SAIPAIA
  LYLAH TOUSSANT

Alabama

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  MICHELLE CASSIUS
  BRAD MASON
  TAYLOR PLATT

Players

  EVELYNN ANGIONE
  SYDNEY BALL
  MCVEHIL BELL
  KARLA CARRETO-DIAZ
  LILY CASSIUS
  DESTINY HANZE
  NEYDA PEREZ CARRETO
  STORY RASMUSSEN
  LILA SALEM

Auburn

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  RAY KARDOHELY
  AMELIA PENNELL
  MALINDA VIA

Players

  GINA COPELAND
  JILLIAN DOLAN
  ARIANNA HUGHES
  ALLISON KARDOHELY
  JANELLE MILLER
  JALIYAH PIZER
  MIKAYLA ROBERSON
  ADDISON SCHAAL
  ISABEL VIA

Mississippi

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  AVERY WEIMER

Players

  OLIVIA BOHAYCHYK
  ARIHANNA DONALD
  ALEXIS FAWVER
  SYLVIE HARRIS
  LILLIAN KLEBAUM
  KASHMEIR LACKEY
  RYANN STADER
  NEVAEH SWOFFORD
  MADELYN WHITACRE

Cedarville

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  JACQUELLA LIPKINS
  DANIELLE SCHNYDERS

Players

  ALEXA BYLER
  LEILA COY
  HAILEY GILL
  MYQUELLA LIPKINS
  MACKENZIE NEEL
  ZOEY RILEY
  ZOE SCHNYDERS
  ISABELLA TILENNI
  REAGAN ZERGER

Findlay

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  MADELINE SWARTZ
  JESSICA SWARTZ

Players

  AUBREYONA CARNAHAN
  AMANDA DEJACIMO
  MACIE GRIFFITH
  AUBREY JOHNSTON
  ADDISON JOHNSTON
  MARIE LEE
  ADDISON MARX
  AUDREY NIGRO
  MIA PETERSON

Malone

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  MELISSA NANCE
  MICHELLE SPEHAR

Players

  MADISON CONN
  RILEY CRAIG
  MORGAN DELACROIX
  CALI FAUST
  TIA MATYASZEK
  KEAIRAH MCCOLLUM
  KELSI SPEHAR
  ALLISON WILLIAMS

Tiffin

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  AUDREY MENKE
  MADISON MILLS

Players

  CHLOE BALDERSON
  EVE BALDERSON
  BRIELLE LASCOLA
  GRACE LEWIS
  LOLA MEREDITH
  MADISON OTT
  JERE PALAS
  TESSA RASINAR
  MCKENNA SMITH

Hillsdale

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  MELISSA CAUDILL
  LISA FRANK

Players

  ADDISEN ESSIG
  LAURISA FRANK
  ZARIELL HANCOCK
  ABIGAIL HAWKINS
  ALAYNA HOVER
  ANNABELLE KUNES
  JENNA KUNES
  ALAYNA LINQUIST
  HALEY THOMPSON

Walsh

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  MEGAN BROWNSWORD
  CYNDI FIEHN

Players

  ASHLEY ADAM
  TAYLOR BROWNSWORD
  RYLAN DAVIS
  OLIVIA FIEHN
  KIRSTEN FRANK
  VALERIA MILLER
  LEAH ODEGARD
  CALIE REGEC

Ursuline

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  EMILY KESSLER
  ALICIA MARTIN

Players

  TORI BLYTHE
  ANNIE BLYTHE
  ALAINA DOWLER
  JOCELYN HASTINGS
  RILEY SCHWARTZ
  JULIE UNDERWOOD
  ANNA WEBER
  MARENA WINN

Lake Erie

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  CATHERINE CARBENIA (WERTZ)
  RAEJEAN THOMAS

Players

  CAMILLE CARBENIA
  SAMANTHA CHEYNEY
  LOLA DRLIK
  CECILIA GABRIEL
  AVERY KYLE
  SHAYE THOMAS
  MELODY UPHOUSE
  IRENE WARNER
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Schedule

Please click on the link to view the Game Schedule (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, Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:30am or Monday, Nov 25 at 6pm.

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

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:

Low Impact League Rules (Click here to download)

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

CSP Breakdown (Click here to download)

Picture Form (to be posted at later date)

 

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Devotionals

2020 Memory Verses – (click here to view)

 

 

 

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Standings

Ohio U
12 - 6 - 0
Kent State
10 - 8 - 0
Akron
9 - 9 - 0
Miami OH
5 - 13 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3
Kent State Akron 1/18/20 16/21 21/19 16/21
Ohio U Miami OH 1/18/20 21/11 16/21 21/13
Miami OH Kent State 1/25/20 21/15 21/15 17/21
Akron Ohio U 1/25/20 10/21 15/21 21/19
Miami OH Akron 2/1/20 21/19 14/21 11/21
Kent State Ohio U 2/1/20 21/10 21/15 21/18
Miami OH Ohio U 2/8/20 21/23 16/21 21/23
Akron Kent State 2/8/20 21/17 21/16 16/21
Ohio U Akron 2/15/20 21/18 21/14 21/14
Kent State Miami OH 2/15/20 21/12 21/18 21/19
Ohio U Kent State 2/22/20 21/10 21/15 11/21
Akron Miami OH 2/22/20 17/21 21/19 21/13
Kent State Akron 2/29/20
Ohio U Miami OH 2/29/20
Miami OH Kent State 3/3/20
Akron Ohio U 3/3/20

Team Rosters

Miami OH

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  MARK CAROSELLO
  MADELEINE ELFAYE

Players

  MORGAN AUSTIN
  ISABELLA BIEDENBACH
  MORGAN CAROSELLO
  SAMANTHA ELFAYE
  ANNA GOSNEY
  MAKAYLA JOHNSON
  JULIA MAIERHOFER
  RYLEE MUTCHLER
  LYDIA SUBA

Kent State

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  AUTUMN COBB
  DANIELLE EDWARDS

Players

  MADELINE BECK
  NINA BROWN
  PEYTON FRITZ
  JAEDA JOHNSON
  SOPHIA MAYLE-SMITH
  MIKENNA SLAYMAN
  MICHAELA SLAYMAN
  MARIE WELLER
  CHEYENNE ZOOK

Akron

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  CATHERINE HUSK
  MELISSA WEIMER

Players

  LAILA CINDRIC
  EMERSON GARABRANDT
  KATELYN HILL
  HAILEY HUSK
  CLAIRE JURICA
  PAIGE PARSON
  RYLIE PHILLIPS
  MCKENNA SCHROCK
  RUTH WEIMER

Ohio U

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  JENNIFER CAMPBELL
  TINA ROSENBERRY
  AMY SONNHALTER

Players

  ADALYN CAMPBELL
  BROOKLYN HANLE
  SYDNEY HEDRICK
  AUDREY MUELLER
  MORGAN ROSENBERRY
  VIOLET SEAMAN
  MYA SMITH
  TAYLOR SONNHALTER
  ALEAH STAUFFER

Contact Us

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

A ministry of  First Friends Church

© 2020

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Standings

Ursuline
13 - 5 - 0
Lake Erie
13 - 5 - 0
Cedarville
10 - 8 - 0
Findlay
10 - 8 - 0
Hillsdale
9 - 9 - 0
Tiffin
6 - 12 - 0
Walsh
6 - 12 - 0
Malone
5 - 13 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3
Cedarville Malone 1/25/20 21/8 21/14 23/22
Walsh Tiffin 1/25/20 21/17 10/21 21/19
Findlay Lake Erie 1/25/20 14/21 20/22 16/21
Hillsdale Ursuline 1/25/20 15/21 19/21 12/21
Malone Hillsdale 2/1/20 21/15 10/21 22/20
Ursuline Findlay 2/1/20 21/14 21/16 21/12
Lake Erie Walsh 2/1/20 14/21 21/19 21/11
Tiffin Cedarville 2/1/20 22/20 21/16 21/15
Lake Erie Malone 2/8/20 21/12 21/18 21/3
Ursuline Cedarville 2/8/20 18/21 21/11 11/21
Hillsdale Tiffin 2/8/20 21/14 21/19 21/15
Findlay Walsh 2/8/20 20/22 21/19 21/18
Tiffin Findlay 2/15/20 15/21 20/22 19/21
Cedarville Walsh 2/15/20 21/13 21/17 21/12
Ursuline Malone 2/15/20 15/21 16/21 21/17
Lake Erie Hillsdale 2/15/20 21/19 17/21 17/21
Tiffin Lake Erie 2/22/20 11/21 18/21 12/21
Walsh Ursuline 2/22/20 19/21 14/21 11/21
Findlay Malone 2/22/20 21/8 21/10 21/15
Hillsdale Cedarville 2/22/20 21/19 8/21 21/16
Findlay Cedarville 2/25/20 18/21 21/15 21/19
Tiffin Malone 2/25/20 21/17 15/21 21/19
Walsh Hillsdale 2/25/20 15/21 21/19 21/13
Lake Erie Ursuline 2/25/20 14/21 21/19 17/21
Hillsdale Findlay 2/29/20
Malone Walsh 2/29/20
Cedarville Lake Erie 2/29/20
Ursuline Tiffin 2/29/20

Team Rosters

Cedarville

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  JACQUELLA LIPKINS
  DANIELLE SCHNYDERS

Players

  ALEXA BYLER
  LEILA COY
  HAILEY GILL
  MYQUELLA LIPKINS
  MACKENZIE NEEL
  ZOEY RILEY
  ZOE SCHNYDERS
  ISABELLA TILENNI
  REAGAN ZERGER

Findlay

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:00pm

Coaches

  MADELINE SWARTZ
  JESSICA SWARTZ

Players

  AUBREYONA CARNAHAN
  AMANDA DEJACIMO
  MACIE GRIFFITH
  AUBREY JOHNSTON
  ADDISON JOHNSTON
  MARIE LEE
  ADDISON MARX
  AUDREY NIGRO
  MIA PETERSON

Malone

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  MELISSA NANCE
  MICHELLE SPEHAR

Players

  MADISON CONN
  RILEY CRAIG
  MORGAN DELACROIX
  CALI FAUST
  TIA MATYASZEK
  KEAIRAH MCCOLLUM
  KELSI SPEHAR
  ALLISON WILLIAMS

Tiffin

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  AUDREY MENKE
  MADISON MILLS

Players

  EVE BALDERSON
  CHLOE BALDERSON
  BRIELLE LASCOLA
  GRACE LEWIS
  LOLA MEREDITH
  MADISON OTT
  JERE PALAS
  TESSA RASINAR
  MCKENNA SMITH

Hillsdale

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  MELISSA CAUDILL
  LISA FRANK

Players

  ADDISEN ESSIG
  LAURISA FRANK
  ZARIELL HANCOCK
  ABIGAIL HAWKINS
  ALAYNA HOVER
  JENNA KUNES
  ANNABELLE KUNES
  ALAYNA LINQUIST
  HALEY THOMPSON

Walsh

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  MEGAN BROWNSWORD
  CYNDI FIEHN

Players

  ASHLEY ADAM
  TAYLOR BROWNSWORD
  RYLAN DAVIS
  OLIVIA FIEHN
  KIRSTEN FRANK
  VALERIA MILLER
  LEAH ODEGARD
  CALIE REGEC

Ursuline

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  EMILY KESSLER
  ALICIA MARTIN

Players

  TORI BLYTHE
  ANNIE BLYTHE
  ALAINA DOWLER
  JOCELYN HASTINGS
  RILEY SCHWARTZ
  JULIE UNDERWOOD
  ANNA WEBER
  MARENA WINN

Lake Erie

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  CATHERINE CARBENIA (WERTZ)
  RAEJEAN THOMAS

Players

  CAMILLE CARBENIA
  SAMANTHA CHEYNEY
  LOLA DRLIK
  CECILIA GABRIEL
  AVERY KYLE
  SHAYE THOMAS
  MELODY UPHOUSE
  IRENE WARNER

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Standings

LSU
16 - 2 - 0
Mississippi
11 - 7 - 0
Auburn
7 - 11 - 0
Alabama
2 - 16 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3
Alabama Auburn 1/18/20 10/21 12/21 21/18
LSU Mississippi 1/18/20 21/17 21/14 21/12
LSU Alabama 1/25/20 21/8 21/14 21/18
Auburn Mississippi 1/25/20 17/21 21/18 22/20
LSU Auburn 2/1/20 21/15 21/8 21/12
Alabama Mississippi 2/1/20 14/21 11/21 11/21
LSU Mississippi 2/8/20 10/21 21/17 21/13
Auburn Alabama 2/8/20 21/19 19/21 21/12
Mississippi Auburn 2/15/20 21/8 21/13 21/20
Alabama LSU 2/15/20 11/21 14/21 16/21
Mississippi Alabama 2/22/20 21/13 21/15 21/14
Auburn LSU 2/22/20 13/21 21/19 15/21
Alabama Auburn 2/29/20
Mississippi LSU 2/29/20
LSU Alabama 3/3/20
Auburn Mississippi 3/3/20

Team Rosters

LSU

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  VALECIA JAMERSON
  TIFFANY PHILLIPS

Players

  GRACELYN BIGHAM
  MARISA CASTO
  AVERI HERMAN
  BRENNA LEON
  PEYTON NOVOSEL
  BELLA PHILLIPS
  TALO SAIPAIA
  NALA SAIPAIA
  LYLAH TOUSSANT

Alabama

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:00pm

Coaches

  MICHELLE CASSIUS
  BRAD MASON
  TAYLOR PLATT

Players

  EVELYNN ANGIONE
  SYDNEY BALL
  MCVEHIL BELL
  KARLA CARRETO-DIAZ
  LILY CASSIUS
  DESTINY HANZE
  NEYDA PEREZ CARRETO
  STORY RASMUSSEN
  LILA SALEM

Auburn

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  RAY KARDOHELY
  AMELIA PENNELL
  MALINDA VIA

Players

  GINA COPELAND
  JILLIAN DOLAN
  ARIANNA HUGHES
  ALLISON KARDOHELY
  JANELLE MILLER
  JALIYAH PIZER
  MIKAYLA ROBERSON
  ADDISON SCHAAL
  ISABEL VIA

Mississippi

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  AVERY WEIMER
  MARAH WEIMER

Players

  OLIVIA BOHAYCHYK
  ARIHANNA DONALD
  ALEXIS FAWVER
  SYLVIE HARRIS
  LILLIAN KLEBAUM
  KASHMEIR LACKEY
  RYANN STADER
  NEVAEH SWOFFORD
  MADELYN WHITACRE