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.

 

League Dates:  Nov 30, 2021 – March 12, 2022

 

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 2021/2022 league will be available Monday, Oct 25, 2021.  Online registrations will be accepted with debit/credit card payment and paper brochure registrations will be in the church brochure racks at the same time and can be turned in at the church Welcome Desk with check/cash during office hours Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.   A paper form will be available to download and print 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: Nov 30, 2021 or when league fills up, whichever occurs first.  Registrations will be accepted after this date if space available.  Church offices will be closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and Dec 24 – Jan 1.  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.  Assessments will be held two times during the week of November 29.

First Assessment:  Nov 30.  Please bring your child at the following times according to the first letter of their last name:  4pm (A-G), 5pm (H-M), 6pm (N-Sh), 7pm (Si-Z).  

Second Assessment:  Dec 3 at 4:30pm, 5:45pm, or 7pm.   Schedule will be posted on website after first assessment.

 

Parents Meeting:   2021/2022 Parents Meeting Nov 30 during your child’s assessment.  Parent Meeting notes will be available to print out from this website after first week of assessments.

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:  Tuesdays at 4pm 5pm 6pm or 7pm.  One day a week for 1 hr and 15 min.   Practices begin January 4, 2022.  There will be two Saturday practices before the first game.  Jan 8 and Jan 15.

Devotions:  There will be a required 15 min devotional each week, on practice nights AFTER your practice.   This is required, any player missing devotionals will sit out their first rotation of next game.

 

Coaches Needed:  Parents, if interested in helping with coaching, please indicate so on registration form and plan to attend meeting, Nov 20 at 9:30am or Nov 22 at 6pm.   Please email Angie Sabatucci anghays@gmail.com

 

Game Day/Time:  Saturdays at 9am, 10am, 11am or 12Noon.   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:

The Celebration will be March 11 at 6pm in First Friends Church gym.  First Friends Sports will provide the pizza, drinks and paper products.

Parents please bring the following to share:

  •     RED Division: Desserts
  •     BLUE Division: Salad
  •     WHITE Division: Side Dish

Doors open at 5:30pm.

 

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

Notre Dame

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday , 04:30pm
Extra Practice: Jan 8 & 15 at 9:00am

Coaches

  JAMI SMITH
  TIM TOLIN

Players

  KAYLI CASTLEBERRY
  SERENITY DONAHUE
  KALLYN MCQUISTON
  LILA MILLER
  ARABELLA PETROFF
  MYLEAH PETROFF
  GIA STUBBS
  LILY WARWICK
  ELIANA WILLIAMS

UNC

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday , 04:30pm
Extra Practice: Jan 8 & 15 at 9:00am

Coaches

  ANGIE ANDERSON
  DEBORAH WEIL

Players

  KAYLEE ANDERSON
  BAILEY CRAIG
  CHLOE DIMMERLING
  DANIELLA MILLER
  AVERY MILLER
  DAVIAHNNA REEVES
  JAZMINE REEVES
  ALEAH REID
  DORIS WEIL

Pitt

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:30pm
Extra Practice: Jan 8 & 15 at 10:00am

Coaches

  KYLIE BUSH
  TAMMI BUSH

Players

  DANASIA CARMICLE
  RILEY GORMAN
  CAMRYN KRUKOW
  PAYTON LYNCH
  EMMA MEADER
  KATIE RYAN
  BROOKLYN SHAW
  MARLEY SWIHART
  ALWAYS YOUNG

Virginia

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:30pm
Extra Practice: Jan 8 & 15 at 10:00am

Coaches

  KATHERINE BROOKS
  ABIGAIL NAGY

Players

  MADELYN DEORIO
  EMMA DIBARTOLO
  AUBREE HOLDT
  JAYLA JOHNSON
  ISLA KENDLE
  CHLOE LINDSAY
  ASHLEY NIDA
  RENA POLK
  HANNAH STEPHENS

Malone

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:30pm
Extra Practice: Jan 8 & 15 at 10:00am

Coaches

  BETHANEE DAVIS
  JASON DIXON
  ABBEY STAFFORD

Players

  EMMA DAVIS
  SAXTON DIXON
  TESSA GABRIEL
  OLIVIA GULLING
  ALLISON PFISTER
  JACI RIPLEY
  AVERY VARNER
  ELLA WELLS
  SONYA YOUNG

Walsh

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:30pm
Extra Practice: Jan 8 & 15 at 10:00am

Coaches

  DARCELL DURANT
  TIFFANIE PALAS
  JERE PALAS

Players

  KENDALL ADAMS
  BROOKLYN BECHTEL
  LEILAH CHAPANAR
  KINSEY FETTERMAN
  MCKENZIE JOHNSON
  RYLEE KROAH
  LORYN SNYDER
  OLIVIA VANDENBERG
  TANNER WILSON

Tiffin

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:30pm
Extra Practice: Jan 8 & 15 at 11:00am

Coaches

  RENA BROWN
  BROOKE WEIMER
  LARISSA WEIMER

Players

  LORELAI BROWN
  LILLIAN CORCORAN
  ASHLYNN CUNNINGHAM
  VICTORIA ICAZA
  MANUELLA KABERIDIS
  MADDY TROOP
  HOPE WALKER
  PAIGE WEIMER
  KENDALL WENDT

Cedarville

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:30pm
Extra Practice: Jan 8 & 15 at 11:00am

Coaches

  RAY KARDOHELY
  MALINDA VIA

Players

  AVA BEACHY
  JALEY ELDER
  BRYNLEE GARROTT
  ALLISON KARDOHELY
  DELANEY MILLER
  KELLEY PROUD
  AVA SCOTT
  KENDAL VERNIER
  EMMA VIA

Akron U

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday , 04:30pm
Extra Practice: Jan 8 & 15 at 9:00am

Coaches

  MELISSA NANCE
  NATATIA PETERSON

Players

  MADELYN BELDEN
  SAVANNAH BROWN
  LEAH DELACROIX
  GIANNA KRUSE
  ELODIE MARSKELL
  RACHEL MOONEY
  ELISE MOSELEY
  DIOR PETERSON
  NAOMI SEEDEN

Ohio U

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday , 04:30pm
Extra Practice: Jan 8 & 15 at 9:00am

Coaches

  DANIELLE EDWARDS
  KIM WAGLER

Players

  ADELINE BROWN
  DESTINY HANZE
  ALAYNA HOVER
  ANNABELLE KUNES
  ANNA PITCHER
  LILA SALEM
  LIBERTY SUMMERFIELD
  ELLA WAGLER
  ASHLYN ZIMMERMAN

Miami OH

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:30pm
Extra Practice: Jan 8 & 15 at 11:00am

Coaches

  SARAH COOK
  TINA ROSENBERRY

Players

  TAYLOR ARBOGAST
  ALLI BURKE
  ANNA DENNIS
  OLIVIA EARLENBAUGH
  ANNA GOSNEY
  LEXI POTASHNIK
  SAMANTHA ROSENBERRY
  ADDISON SCHAAL
  ELLA STAHL

Kent State

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:30pm
Extra Practice: Jan 8 & 15 at 11:00am

Coaches

  PAULA PHILLIPS
  TIFFANY PHILLIPS

Players

  GRACIE BRADY
  STORMY BROWN
  LINDSEY HELLE
  JUSTICE MORGAN
  BELLA PHILLIPS
  RION REMBERT
  ZOEY RILEY
  AVA STROUD
  MARINA WARNER
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Printable Schedule

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

2022 Girls Low Impact Vb 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 meeting, Nov 20 at 9:30am or Nov 22 at 6pm.   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)

 

CSP Breakdown (Click here to download)

 

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Parent Resources

Click on links below to view:

Updated Pregnancy Choices Donation List (click here to download and view)

 

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

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)

CSP Breakdown (Click here to download)

Picture Form (to be posted at later date)  Picture Day Feb 8 (updated 1/19/22)

 

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)

 

 

Red

Standings

Kent State
15 - 9 - 0
Miami OH
14 - 10 - 0
Ohio U
13 - 11 - 0
Akron U
6 - 18 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3
Akron U Ohio U 1/22/22 14/21 21/16 15/21
Miami OH Kent State 1/22/22 21/17 14/21 21/15
Kent State Akron U 1/29/22 21/15 21/13 17/21
Ohio U Miami OH 1/29/22 21/12 21/17 21/18
Ohio U Akron U 2/12/22 16/21 21/17 21/17
Kent State Miami OH 2/12/22 21/13 21/18 15/21
Miami OH Ohio U 2/19/22 21/11 21/12 10/21
Akron U Kent State 2/19/22 13/21 21/18 21/18
Miami OH Akron U 2/26/22 21/17 21/18 21/17
Ohio U Kent State 2/26/22 19/21 21/18 12/21
Kent State Ohio U 3/1/22 17/21 21/18 21/17
Akron U Miami OH 3/1/22 14/21 22/23 18/21
Kent State Akron U 3/5/22 21/14 21/15 22/20
Ohio U Miami OH 3/5/22 21/19 13/21 12/21
Akron U Ohio U 3/8/22 18/21 23/21 14/21
Miami OH Kent State 3/8/22 14/21 21/19 18/21

Team Rosters

Akron U

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

Coaches

  MELISSA NANCE
  NATATIA PETERSON

Players

  MADELYN BELDEN
  SAVANNAH BROWN
  LEAH DELACROIX
  GIANNA KRUSE
  ELODIE MARSKELL
  RACHEL MOONEY
  ELISE MOSELEY
  DIOR PETERSON
  NAOMI SEEDEN

Ohio U

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

Coaches

  DANIELLE EDWARDS
  KIM WAGLER

Players

  ADELINE BROWN
  DESTINY HANZE
  ALAYNA HOVER
  ANNABELLE KUNES
  ANNA PITCHER
  LILA SALEM
  LIBERTY SUMMERFIELD
  ELLA WAGLER
  ASHLYN ZIMMERMAN

Miami OH

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

Coaches

  SARAH COOK
  TINA ROSENBERRY

Players

  TAYLOR ARBOGAST
  ALLI BURKE
  ANNA DENNIS
  OLIVIA EARLENBAUGH
  ANNA GOSNEY
  LEXI POTASHNIK
  SAMANTHA ROSENBERRY
  ADDISON SCHAAL
  ELLA STAHL

Kent State

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

Coaches

  TIFFANY PHILLIPS
  PAULA PHILLIPS

Players

  GRACIE BRADY
  STORMY BROWN
  LINDSEY HELLE
  JUSTICE MORGAN
  BELLA PHILLIPS
  RION REMBERT
  ZOEY RILEY
  AVA STROUD
  MARINA WARNER

Contact Us

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

A ministry of  First Friends Church

© 2022

White

Standings

Malone
14 - 10 - 0
Walsh
13 - 11 - 0
Tiffin
11 - 13 - 0
Cedarville
10 - 14 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3
Malone Walsh 1/22/22 19/21 15/21 21/10
Tiffin Cedarville 1/22/22 16/21 23/21 22/20
Cedarville Malone 1/29/22 16/21 21/18 18/21
Walsh Tiffin 1/29/22 21/5 21/10 21/9
Cedarville Tiffin 2/12/22 21/9 21/13 21/12
Walsh Malone 2/12/22 13/21 15/21 21/18
Malone Cedarville 2/19/22 21/14 21/9 21/17
Tiffin Walsh 2/19/22 21/7 21/17 7/21
Tiffin Malone 2/26/22 13/21 11/21 23/21
Walsh Cedarville 2/26/22 21/12 21/18 21/18
Malone Tiffin 3/1/22 7/21 20/22 20/22
Cedarville Walsh 3/1/22 21/12 21/13 21/12
Cedarville Malone 3/5/22 21/17 12/21 17/21
Walsh Tiffin 3/5/22 21/19 16/21 21/14
Malone Walsh 3/8/22 22/20 21/18 14/21
Tiffin Cedarville 3/8/22 21/13 20/22 22/20

Team Rosters

Malone

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

Coaches

  BETHANEE DAVIS
  JASON DIXON
  ABBEY STAFFORD

Players

  EMMA DAVIS
  SAXTON DIXON
  TESSA GABRIEL
  OLIVIA GULLING
  ALLISON PFISTER
  JACI RIPLEY
  AVERY VARNER
  ELLA WELLS
  SONYA YOUNG

Walsh

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

Coaches

  DARCELL DURANT
  TIFFANIE PALAS
  JERE PALAS

Players

  KENDALL ADAMS
  BROOKLYN BECHTEL
  LEILAH CHAPANAR
  KINSEY FETTERMAN
  MCKENZIE JOHNSON
  RYLEE KROAH
  LORYN SNYDER
  OLIVIA VANDENBERG
  TANNER WILSON

Tiffin

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

Coaches

  RENA BROWN
  LARISSA WEIMER
  BROOKE WEIMER

Players

  LORELAI BROWN
  LILLIAN CORCORAN
  ASHLYNN CUNNINGHAM
  VICTORIA ICAZA
  MANUELLA KABERIDIS
  MADDY TROOP
  HOPE WALKER
  PAIGE WEIMER
  KENDALL WENDT

Cedarville

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

Coaches

  RAY KARDOHELY
  MALINDA VIA

Players

  AVA BEACHY
  JALEY ELDER
  BRYNLEE GARROTT
  ALLISON KARDOHELY
  DELANEY MILLER
  KELLEY PROUD
  AVA SCOTT
  KENDAL VERNIER
  EMMA VIA

Blue

Standings

Notre Dame
16 - 8 - 0
UNC
14 - 10 - 0
Pitt
11 - 13 - 0
Virginia
7 - 17 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3
Notre Dame UNC 1/22/22 18/21 21/18 21/18
Pitt Virginia 1/22/22 19/21 17/21 21/17
Virginia Notre Dame 1/29/22 21/16 18/21 21/18
UNC Pitt 1/29/22 16/21 13/21 13/21
Virginia Pitt 2/12/22 20/22 21/19 12/21
UNC Notre Dame 2/12/22 21/9 20/22 21/17
Notre Dame Virginia 2/19/22 21/11 21/14 9/21
Pitt UNC 2/19/22 20/22 21/12 14/21
Pitt Notre Dame 2/26/22 21/15 14/21 16/21
UNC Virginia 2/26/22 21/18 21/13 21/19
Notre Dame Pitt 3/1/22 21/18 21/7 21/18
Virginia UNC 3/1/22 18/21 21/23 8/21
Virginia Notre Dame 3/5/22 19/21 17/21 9/21
UNC Pitt 3/5/22 18/21 21/18 21/17
Notre Dame UNC 3/8/22 21/9 21/9 19/21
Pitt Virginia 3/8/22 21/6 14/21 21/16

Team Rosters

Notre Dame

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

Coaches

  JAMI SMITH
  TIM TOLIN

Players

  KAYLI CASTLEBERRY
  SERENITY DONAHUE
  KALLYN MCQUISTON
  LILA MILLER
  ARABELLA PETROFF
  MYLEAH PETROFF
  GIA STUBBS
  LILY WARWICK
  ELIANA WILLIAMS

UNC

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

Coaches

  ANGIE ANDERSON
  DEBORAH WEIL

Players

  KAYLEE ANDERSON
  BAILEY CRAIG
  CHLOE DIMMERLING
  AVERY MILLER
  DANIELLA MILLER
  DAVIAHNNA REEVES
  JAZMINE REEVES
  ALEAH REID
  DORIS WEIL

Pitt

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

Coaches

  TAMMI BUSH
  KYLIE BUSH

Players

  DANASIA CARMICLE
  RILEY GORMAN
  CAMRYN KRUKOW
  PAYTON LYNCH
  EMMA MEADER
  KATIE RYAN
  BROOKLYN SHAW
  MARLEY SWIHART
  ALWAYS YOUNG

Virginia

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

Coaches

  KATHERINE BROOKS
  ABIGAIL NAGY

Players

  MADELYN DEORIO
  EMMA DIBARTOLO
  AUBREE HOLDT
  JAYLA JOHNSON
  ISLA KENDLE
  CHLOE LINDSAY
  ASHLEY NIDA
  RENA POLK
  HANNAH STEPHENS