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 29 – March 10, 2023

 

Fee:  $55.00 Registration Fee
Jersey fee:  $20.00 (If you have the First Friends blue/yellow reversible tank style 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.

 

Registration:   Online registration is available now and is accepted with debit/credit card payment and paper brochure registrations will be in the church brochure racks by Oct 28 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.  Please be sure to check your email for a confirmation and that the payment was withdraw from your account.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, the registration was not successful.

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 29 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 during the Christmas holidays.  Call church office before coming to building to confirm offices are open.

 

Register online with debit/credit card by clicking on the button at top of this page.

 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM if you want to pay with check/cash and turn in at Welcome Desk during office hours, 9am-3pm Mon-Fri.

 

 

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.

First Assessment:  Nov 29 at 4, 5, 6 or 7pm Please bring your child at the following times according to the first letter of their last name:  4:00pm A-G, 5:00pm H-M, 6:00pm N-S, 7:00pm T-Z   Please plan to arrive 20 minutes early to get checked in at the Sports Office by the gym, and receive a new jersey if you purchased one.  Please wear your jersey to the assessments.

Second Assessment:  Dec 1 at 4, 5, 6 or 7pm  Schedule will be posted on website after first assessment.

 

Parents Meeting:  Nov 29 during assessments.   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   One day a week for 1 hr and 15 min.   Practices begin in January.  Practice times will be within the 4pm-8pm time frame.

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 19 at 9:30am or Nov 21 at 6pm at First Friends Church inside gym area.   Please email Sports Ministry at sports@firstfriends.org.

 

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 Friday March 10 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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Printable Schedule

Please click on the link to download and view the Girls Low Impact Game Schedule (when available)

2023 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.  Meeting date/time Nov 19 at 9:30am or Nov 21 at 6pm.  Please email Sports Ministry at sports@firstfriends.org

**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) (available after assessments)

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 TBA

 

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 when available)

 

 

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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