General Information

In teaching the skills of passing, setting, blocking, serving and hitting, we strive to integrate fun into each aspect of the program while enabling each participant to be successful.

Athletes in the High School League use standard USVA equipment with no adaptation. 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.

Note: According to OHSAA regulations, there is a limit on how many athletes participating on the same school teams may play on a team in First Friends Leagues.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) is the governing body of athletic programs for junior and senior high schools in the state of Ohio.

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Important Information

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

Skill Level Beginner through Advanced

Skill Assessments and Parent Meeting are MANDATORY.  Two assessments are 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.   They are for Pre-Registered Participants only.  Plan to arrive 15 minutes early.   If not able to come at scheduled skill assessment, please contact the Sports Office at sports@firstfriends.org.  First Assessment:  Monday, Dec 2.  Scheduled time is according to the first letter of your child’s last name.  4pm – A-M, 5pm – N-Z.    Second assessmentTuesday Dec 3 at either 4pm or 5pm.   Specific schedule for second assessment will be announced on website Tuesday morning after 1st assessment.    Please check website after 1st assessment for schedule.

Mandatory Parents Meeting:   During 1st Skill Assessments at same time your daughter is scheduled.

Practice begins in January.  Practice Days:   One day a week, Mondays 4 or 5pm, possibly 6pm.   Location of Practices will be at First Friends Church.   Please note that there will be a 15-minute devotional at each practice, either before or after the practice.  This is required, any player missing devotionals will sit out their first rotation of next game.

Game Day/Time:  Fridays at 4 or 5pm  (All games played at First Friends Church).    There could be games scheduled  on weeknights during the end of the season.

Celebration Date:  Friday, Mar 6 at 6pm.   Main food item/refreshments will be provided, please plan to bring a dessert or side dish to share.  Families are welcome to attend.

Equipment Needed:  Knee pads are recommended.

Note:  NO JEWELRY DURING PRACTICES OR GAMES, SHORTS MUST BE AT LEAST FINGERTIP LENGTH.   

Special Request Policy:  Requests can be written in on registration form.  See policy below.
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 First Friends 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, We need you!!  If you would like to coach or assist with coaching, please indicate so on your child’s  registration form and plan to attend Training Meeting Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:30am or Monday, Nov 25 at 6pm at First Friends Church. 

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

Oklahoma

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

Coaches

  MARIAH CURTIS

Players

  KAILON FISCHER
  TATIANNA IMLER
  LILY MONTGOMERY
  DEJA PARKS
  RAMA SMILEY
  MADISON WALKER
  MARAH WEIMER
  KENDRA WERSTLER

Baylor

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

Coaches

  AMY GELLINGS
  ANGIE PRICE

Players

  SARAH COOK
  MAYLA HAGER
  FAITH KAPPEL
  DANIELLE PAHL
  KATELYN PRICE
  LILLIE SNYDER
  KMARI TROTTER
  CAITLIN WILSON

Iowa State

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

Coaches

  GINA ECCLES
  BRI LANDIS

Players

  JORDYN ALEXANDER
  KAYLEENA ECCLES
  ALLISON KOVACH
  LEAH MILLER
  SAVANNA NICHOLS
  TIANA VUKOJEVIC
  MIA WELLS

TCU

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

Coaches

  WILLIAM PATRIE

Players

  KIERSTAN BELCHER
  MAKENNA DANLER
  HALLIE FROELICH
  KARLEY HANENKRAT
  EVELYN MYERS
  SEFRA PROTCH
  AARIKA SCHICK
  CATHERINE SHEPHERD

West Virginia

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

Coaches

  NICOLE MCELWAIN
  LISA MCELWAIN

Players

  TAMARA BUTLER
  KIRSTEN CARPENTER
  KARI EVES
  CLOE JONES
  EMMA PHILLIPS
  SYDNEY VARGA
  JOANNA WATERS

Texas Tech

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

Coaches

  MARANDA CLUFF
  BRYAN FINNICUM

Players

  MADISON BURGESS
  GIULIANA CICCARELLI
  JENNIFER DAVIS
  REGAN FINNICUM
  KENDRA HARRELSON
  BREA PARSONS
  RA'MYA SMITH
  ANASTACIA WORRELL

Texas

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

Coaches

  MICHELLE CASSIUS
  BRAD MASON

Players

  ANNA CHEREVKO
  JALYN LISK
  KEEGAN MCGEE
  TAYLOR PLATT
  LEAH ROGERS
  MADYSON RUCKTASCHEL
  JADYNN SMITH

Kansas

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

Coaches

  MAKENNA CAMPITELLI
  TARA PETE

Players

  KATHERINE BROOKS
  RINOA CHECH
  MACKENZIE CLAY
  ALEXANDRIA KEENER
  PEYTON KENNEDY
  LANIE LEWIS
  ROWAN PETREY
  MADELINE SWARTZ
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Printable Game Schedule

Please click here to print a game schedule.

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Coaches Resources

Coaches Training Date:
Parents, We need you!  If you would like to coach or assist in with coaching, please indicate so on your child’s registration form and plan to attend Training Meeting on Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:30am or on Monday, Nov 25 at 6pm at First Friends Church.

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

Jr High/High School Volleyball 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)

Sexual Abuse Policy (Click Link)

Background Check (Click Link)

Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)

Coaches Information Form (Click Link)

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Parent Resources

Click the links below to access each specific Parent Resource…

Jr High/High School Volleyball Rules (click here to view rules)

Parent Meeting Handout Notes (click here to download)

CSP Breakdown (click here to download)

Picture Form (posted at later date)

 

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Devotionals

2020 Memory Verses (click here to view)

 

Standings

Kansas
14 - 4 - 0
TCU
10 - 8 - 0
Oklahoma
9 - 9 - 0
Iowa State
9 - 9 - 0
Texas
9 - 9 - 0
Baylor
8 - 10 - 0
Texas Tech
8 - 10 - 0
West Virginia
5 - 13 - 0
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Schedule

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3 Venue
Texas Tech Kansas 1/17/20 4:00pm 17/21 17/21 17/21 East
West Virginia Baylor 1/17/20 4:00pm 21/17 21/18 11/21 West
TCU Texas 1/17/20 5:00pm 15/21 19/21 21/9 East
Iowa State Oklahoma 1/17/20 5:00pm 21/13 21/19 16/21 West
West Virginia TCU 1/24/20 4:00pm 19/21 13/21 15/21 east court
Oklahoma Texas 1/24/20 4:00pm 18/21 21/16 21/14 west court
Baylor Kansas 1/24/20 5:00pm 21/18 12/20 15/21 east court
Iowa State Texas Tech 1/24/20 5:00pm 18/21 21/11 21/12 west court
Kansas Iowa State 1/31/20 4:00pm 21/15 15/21 23/21 west court
Texas Baylor 1/31/20 4:00pm 11/21 21/19 21/14 east court
TCU Oklahoma 1/31/20 5:00pm 21/18 21/18 13/21 east court
Texas Tech West Virginia 1/31/20 5:00pm 21/19 21/19 21/15 west court
Texas Tech Texas 2/7/20 4:00pm 4/21 16/21 21/15 east court
Kansas Oklahoma 2/7/20 4:00pm 21/18 21/15 14/21 west court
Iowa State West Virginia 2/7/20 5:00pm 18/21 21/15 21/19 east court
Baylor TCU 2/7/20 5:00pm 21/15 21/10 21/12 west court
TCU Iowa State 2/14/20 4:00pm 20/22 21/13 21/5 West
Oklahoma West Virginia 2/14/20 4:00pm 21/8 16/21 21/13 East
Texas Tech Baylor 2/14/20 5:00pm 21/11 21/17 17/21 East
Kansas Texas 2/14/20 5:00pm 21/8 21/12 21/12 West
West Virginia Kansas 2/21/20 4:00pm 14/21 10/21 21/15 East
TCU Texas Tech 2/21/20 4:00pm 17/21 21/19 22/20 West
Iowa State Texas 2/21/20 5:00pm 21/19 14/21 14/21 East
Baylor Oklahoma 2/21/20 5:00pm 6/21 21/13 16/21 West
Texas West Virginia 2/28/20 4:00pm West
Baylor Iowa State 2/28/20 4:00pm East
Oklahoma Texas Tech 2/28/20 5:00pm East
Kansas TCU 2/28/20 5:00pm West
Oklahoma Iowa State 3/2/20 4:00pm East
Texas TCU 3/2/20 4:00pm West
Baylor West Virginia 3/2/20 5:00pm East
Kansas Texas Tech 3/2/20 5:00pm West
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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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