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.  Please see dates and times listed below.

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:  (Note New Dates) January 5, 2021 – March 13, 2021

Significant Dates (click here to download)

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

Please click on the link below to complete the Covid 19 Return to Play Waiver

YOUTH: https://firstfriends.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/65/responses/new

 

 

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 5, 2021    Schedule is:  4pm – Last names beginning with the first letter A-F;  5:15pm – last names beginning with the first letter G-O; 6:30pm – last names beginning with the first letter P-Z.

Second Assessment:  Thursday, Jan 7 at 4pm, 5pm or 6pm.     Schedule will be posted on website January 6,  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 January 12.

 

Devotions:  There will be a required 15 min devotional each week, on practice nights AFTER your practice starting the week of January 18.   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.  First game is January 23, 2021.

 

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

 

Celebration Date:   March 13, 2021

 

Coaches Needed:  Parents, if interested in helping with coaching, please indicate so on registration form and plan to attend Zoom Training 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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Team Rosters

Miami OH

Location: East
Practice Time: Tuesday , 04:30pm
Extra Practice: Saturday, January 16 @ 9:00AM

Coaches

  CATHERINE CARBENIA (WERTZ)
  MEGAN TILENNI

Players

  MORGAN AUSTIN
  CAMILLE CARBENIA
  ELLIE ESCOLA
  CLAIRE KNOWLES
  ADDISON MARX
  ZOEY RILEY
  MOLLY SEVIN
  ISABELLA TILENNI
  RUTH WEIMER

Kent State

Location: East
Practice Time: Tuesday , 04:30pm
Extra Practice: Saturday, January 16 @ 9:00AM

Coaches

  DANIELLE EDWARDS
  JACQUELLA LIPKINS

Players

  EVELYNN ANGIONE
  SUMMER BROWN
  SAVANNAH BROWN
  ANNA DENNIS
  ALEXIS FAWVER
  ALAYNA HOVER
  ANNABELLE KUNES
  MYQUELLA LIPKINS
  VALERIA MILLER

Akron

Location: East
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:30pm
Extra Practice: Saturday, January 16 @ 11:00AM

Coaches

  AUDREY MENKE
  MADISON MILLS

Players

  ALEXA BYLER
  KIRSTEN FRANK
  ANNA GOSNEY
  AUBREY JOHNSTON
  ADDISON JOHNSTON
  KENDALL LANNING
  GRACE LEWIS
  AUDRIANA MILLER
  ISABEL VIA

Ohio U

Location: East
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:30pm
Extra Practice: Saturday, January 16 @ 11:00AM

Coaches

  MEGAN BROWNSWORD
  TIFFANY PHILLIPS

Players

  CAROLINE CHESNIC
  BROOKLYN BROWNSWORD
  GINA COPELAND
  ADDISEN ESSIG
  ANNA MOONEY
  PEYTON NOVOSEL
  BELLA PHILLIPS
  MYA SMITH
  ASHLYN ZIMMERMAN

Malone

Location: West
Practice Time: Tuesday , 04:30pm
Extra Practice: Saturday, January 16 @ 9:00AM

Coaches

  MARAH WEIMER
  MELISSA WEIMER

Players

  OLIVIA BOHAYCHYK
  ALAINA DOWLER
  DESTINY HANZE
  LYDIA MCHOLM
  SYDNEY MORROW
  NALA SAIPAIA
  LILA SALEM
  RYANN STADER
  SERENITY STICKLEY

Walsh

Location: East
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:30pm
Extra Practice: Saturday, January 16 @ 10:00AM

Coaches

  MELISSA NANCE
  DANIELLE SCHNYDERS

Players

  GRACELYN BIGHAM
  STORMY BROWN
  RILEY CRAIG
  LEAH DELACROIX
  OLIVIA ELSASS
  GIANNA KRUSE
  BRIELLE LASCOLA
  LEAH ODEGARD
  ZOE SCHNYDERS

Tiffin

Location: East
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:30pm
Extra Practice: Saturday, January 16 @ 10:00AM

Coaches

  JAMES HEATON
  RAEJEAN THOMAS

Players

  TAYLOR ARBOGAST
  RYLIE CALVERT
  KINSEY FETTERMAN
  SYLVIE HARRIS
  ABIGAIL HEATON
  ELLIE MCCOY
  KELLEY PROUD
  SHAYE THOMAS
  PAITYN WEEKLEY

Cedarville

Location: West
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:30pm
Extra Practice: Saturday, January 16 @ 11:00AM

Coaches

  TIFFANIE PALAS
  JASON PALAS

Players

  ALLI BURKE
  RYLAN DAVIS
  LOLA DRLIK
  KENNEDY LASKEY
  JERE PALAS
  ADDISON SCHAAL
  ELLA STAHL
  ELLA WELLS
  HAILEY WHITE

Notre Dame

Location: West
Practice Time: Tuesday , 04:30pm
Extra Practice: Saturday, January 16 @ 9:00AM

Coaches

  SARAH COOK
  JAMI SMITH

Players

  ROWAN BILLKER
  SERENITY DONAHUE
  MEGAN GANT
  ADDIE KLINGELHOFER
  ELLIE KLINGELHOFER
  ALLISON PFISTER
  DEMI ROBINSON
  NEVAEH SWOFFORD
  ELLA WAGLER

UNC

Location: West
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:30pm
Extra Practice: Saturday, January 16 @ 10:00AM

Coaches

  RAY KARDOHELY
  KAITLYN KARDOHELY
  JENNY STRAW

Players

  CAITLYN BELL
  BROOKLYNN CHILDRESS
  BAILEY CRAIG
  OLIVIA GULLING
  ALLISON KARDOHELY
  ALAYNA LEA
  DIOR PETERSON
  EMMA SNYDER
  LILLIAN STITT

Pitt

Location: West
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:30pm
Extra Practice: Saturday, January 16 @ 10:00AM

Coaches

  NATALIE LASCOLA
  MEREDITH MCGINNIS

Players

  OLIVIA EARLENBAUGH
  ASHTYN HUPRICH
  REINA LASCOLA
  ZOEY MCGINNIS
  ELISE MOSELEY
  JACI RIPLEY
  ELIZABETH SOWA
  RYLEE SUTTON
  LYLAH TOUSSANT

Virginia

Location: West
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:30pm
Extra Practice: Saturday, January 16 @ 11:00AM

Coaches

  ERIKA EASTMAN
  MALINDA VIA

Players

  KATHLEEN DALTON
  JAYLA JOHNSON
  CHLOE LINDSAY
  MADELYN LOVETTE
  AUNALEIGH OYSTER
  EMMA VIA
  LEAH VICKERS
  PAIGE WEIMER
  SONYA YOUNG
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Schedule

Please click on the link to download and view the Girls Low Impact Game Schedule

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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)

 

Rotation Sheets (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)

Significant Dates (click here to download)

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Parent Resources

Click on links below to view:

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

Virtual parent meeting, live-streamed on facebook on January 4th at 5:30pm. This meeting will cover information for both Jr. High/HS and Low Impact.  Please click on this link to view video:  https://vimeo.com/487016156

 

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)

Significant Dates (click here to download)

 

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 after practices.

Memory Verses (click on the link to download and view)

 

 

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Standings

Miami OH
17 - 7 - 0
Akron
14 - 10 - 0
Ohio U
10 - 14 - 0
Kent State
7 - 17 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3
Akron Ohio U 1/23/21 21/17 17/21 21/18
Miami OH Kent State 1/23/21 21/16 21/17 21/14
Miami OH Akron 1/30/21 21/14 22/23 15/21
Kent State Ohio U 1/30/21 21/23 21/16 21/16
Miami OH Ohio U 2/6/21 17/21 21/17 20/22
Kent State Akron 2/6/21 21/9 21/13 16/21
Ohio U Akron 2/13/21 12/21 17/21 17/21
Kent State Miami OH 2/13/21 18/21 18/21 16/21
Akron Miami OH 2/20/21 18/21 21/11 13/21
Ohio U Kent State 2/20/21 21/17 12/21 19/21
Akron Kent State 2/27/21 21/18 21/18 22/23
Ohio U Miami OH 2/27/21 15/21 11/21 16/21
Miami OH Akron 3/6/21 21/23 22/20 13/21
Kent State Ohio U 3/6/21 16/21 22/23 10/21
Miami OH Kent State 3/9/21 21/16 21/18 21/16
Akron Ohio U 3/9/21 13/21 19/21 22/20
Kent State Miami OH 3/13/21
Ohio U Akron 3/13/21

Team Rosters

Miami OH

Location: East
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:30pm

Coaches

  CATHERINE CARBENIA (WERTZ)
  MEGAN TILENNI

Players

  MORGAN AUSTIN
  CAMILLE CARBENIA
  ELLIE ESCOLA
  CLAIRE KNOWLES
  ADDISON MARX
  ZOEY RILEY
  MOLLY SEVIN
  ISABELLA TILENNI
  RUTH WEIMER

Kent State

Location: East
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:30pm

Coaches

  DANIELLE EDWARDS
  JACQUELLA LIPKINS

Players

  EVELYNN ANGIONE
  SUMMER BROWN
  SAVANNAH BROWN
  ANNA DENNIS
  ALEXIS FAWVER
  ALAYNA HOVER
  ANNABELLE KUNES
  MYQUELLA LIPKINS
  VALERIA MILLER

Akron

Location: East
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:30pm

Coaches

  AUDREY MENKE
  MADISON MILLS

Players

  ALEXA BYLER
  KIRSTEN FRANK
  ANNA GOSNEY
  AUBREY JOHNSTON
  ADDISON JOHNSTON
  KENDALL LANNING
  GRACE LEWIS
  AUDRIANA MILLER
  ISABEL VIA

Ohio U

Location: East
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:30pm

Coaches

  MEGAN BROWNSWORD
  TIFFANY PHILLIPS

Players

  CAROLINE CHESNIC
  BROOKLYN BROWNSWORD
  GINA COPELAND
  ADDISEN ESSIG
  ANNA MOONEY
  PEYTON NOVOSEL
  BELLA PHILLIPS
  MYA SMITH
  ASHLYN ZIMMERMAN

Contact Us

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

A ministry of  First Friends Church

© 2021

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Standings

Walsh
16 - 8 - 0
Cedarville
14 - 10 - 0
Tiffin
12 - 12 - 0
Malone
6 - 18 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3
Malone Walsh 1/23/21 12/21 21/17 17/21
Tiffin Cedarville 1/23/21 21/10 16/21 21/13
Malone Tiffin 1/30/21 21/14 12/21 14/21
Walsh Cedarville 1/30/21 10/21 9/21 9/21
Malone Cedarville 2/6/21 10/21 11/21 17/21
Walsh Tiffin 2/6/21 21/14 21/17 21/19
Cedarville Tiffin 2/13/21 23/21 19/21 21/14
Walsh Malone 2/13/21 21/14 22/20 21/12
Tiffin Malone 2/20/21 21/16 16/21 18/21
Cedarville Walsh 2/20/21 10/21 21/13 16/21
Tiffin Walsh 2/27/21 20/22 22/20 12/21
Cedarville Malone 2/27/21 21/8 21/10 21/14
Malone Tiffin 3/6/21 22/23 11/21 14/21
Walsh Cedarville 3/6/21 21/17 21/13 21/13
Malone Walsh 3/9/21 17/21 22/20 21/19
Tiffin Cedarville 3/9/21 15/21 21/19 21/15
Malone Walsh 3/13/21
Tiffin Cedarville 3/13/21

Team Rosters

Malone

Location: West
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:30pm

Coaches

  MELISSA WEIMER
  MARAH WEIMER

Players

  OLIVIA BOHAYCHYK
  ALAINA DOWLER
  DESTINY HANZE
  LYDIA MCHOLM
  SYDNEY MORROW
  NALA SAIPAIA
  LILA SALEM
  RYANN STADER
  SERENITY STICKLEY

Walsh

Location: East
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  MELISSA NANCE
  DANIELLE SCHNYDERS

Players

  GRACELYN BIGHAM
  STORMY BROWN
  RILEY CRAIG
  LEAH DELACROIX
  OLIVIA ELSASS
  GIANNA KRUSE
  BRIELLE LASCOLA
  LEAH ODEGARD
  ZOE SCHNYDERS

Tiffin

Location: East
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  JAMES HEATON
  RAEJEAN THOMAS

Players

  TAYLOR ARBOGAST
  RYLIE CALVERT
  KINSEY FETTERMAN
  SYLVIE HARRIS
  ABIGAIL HEATON
  ELLIE MCCOY
  KELLEY PROUD
  SHAYE THOMAS
  PAITYN WEEKLEY

Cedarville

Location: West
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:30pm

Coaches

  JASON PALAS
  TIFFANIE PALAS

Players

  ALLI BURKE
  RYLAN DAVIS
  LOLA DRLIK
  KENNEDY LASKEY
  JERE PALAS
  ADDISON SCHAAL
  ELLA STAHL
  ELLA WELLS
  HAILEY WHITE

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Standings

UNC
16 - 8 - 0
Pitt
15 - 9 - 0
Virginia
13 - 11 - 0
Notre Dame
4 - 20 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3
Notre Dame UNC 1/23/21 22/23 12/21 19/21
Pitt Virginia 1/23/21 15/21 21/19 21/19
Notre Dame Pitt 1/30/21 9/21 9/21 15/21
UNC Virginia 1/30/21 20/22 21/16 23/22
Notre Dame Virginia 2/6/21 11/21 19/21 19/21
UNC Pitt 2/6/21 21/19 18/21 18/21
Virginia Pitt 2/13/21 21/17 23/21 21/14
UNC Notre Dame 2/13/21 21/10 21/7 21/16
Pitt Notre Dame 2/20/21 21/15 21/17 21/13
Virginia UNC 2/20/21 15/21 11/21 9/21
Pitt UNC 2/27/21 20/22 23/21 13/21
Virginia Notre Dame 2/27/21 13/21 15/21 17/21
Notre Dame Pitt 3/6/21 15/21 5/21 18/21
UNC Virginia 3/6/21
Notre Dame UNC 3/9/21 21/15 18/21 16/21
Pitt Virginia 3/9/21 16/21 21/13 16/21
Notre Dame UNC 3/13/21
Virginia Pitt 3/13/21

Team Rosters

Notre Dame

Location: West
Practice Time: Tuesday, 04:30pm

Coaches

  SARAH COOK
  JAMI SMITH

Players

  ROWAN BILLKER
  SERENITY DONAHUE
  MEGAN GANT
  ELLIE KLINGELHOFER
  ADDIE KLINGELHOFER
  ALLISON PFISTER
  DEMI ROBINSON
  NEVAEH SWOFFORD
  ELLA WAGLER

UNC

Location: West
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  KAITLYN KARDOHELY
  RAY KARDOHELY
  JENNY STRAW

Players

  CAITLYN BELL
  BROOKLYNN CHILDRESS
  BAILEY CRAIG
  OLIVIA GULLING
  ALLISON KARDOHELY
  ALAYNA LEA
  DIOR PETERSON
  EMMA SNYDER
  LILLIAN STITT

Pitt

Location: West
Practice Time: Tuesday, 05:30pm

Coaches

  NATALIE LASCOLA
  MEREDITH MCGINNIS

Players

  OLIVIA EARLENBAUGH
  ASHTYN HUPRICH
  REINA LASCOLA
  ZOEY MCGINNIS
  ELISE MOSELEY
  JACI RIPLEY
  ELIZABETH SOWA
  RYLEE SUTTON
  LYLAH TOUSSANT

Virginia

Location: West
Practice Time: Tuesday, 06:30pm

Coaches

  ERIKA EASTMAN
  MALINDA VIA

Players

  KATHLEEN DALTON
  JAYLA JOHNSON
  CHLOE LINDSAY
  MADELYN LOVETTE
  AUNALEIGH OYSTER
  EMMA VIA
  LEAH VICKERS
  PAIGE WEIMER
  SONYA YOUNG