General Information

This league has practice/games from January through March each year. Skill Assessments will be in late November/early December for registered participants. The JH/High School League is for girls in Gr 7-12 with beginner through advanced level experience and are looking for fun and fellowship at the community level.  It is a three division format, breaking up the players by ability.  In teaching the skills of serving, serve reception, setting, passing, blocking, and transitioning, we strive to integrate fun into each aspect of the program while enabling each participant to be successful.


Athletes in this league use standard USVA equipment with no adaptation.  Athletes will need to provide their own knee pads and First Friends Sports League volleyball jerseys are required.  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: 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.  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.



League Dates:  November 28 – March 10, 2023


Fee:  $55.00 Registration Fee plus $20.00 jersey fee.  If you have the First Friends Volleyball jersey from 2020, you do not need 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:  Registrations are available online with debit/credit card and paper brochures will be available in  the church brochure racks on Oct 28.  Paper forms will be accepted with check/cash payment at the Welcome Desk during office hours Mon-Fri 9am-3pm. 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 28, or when league fills up, whichever occurs first.  We will accept late registrations, if space available.  Church offices will be closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after and during Christmas holidays.


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 at church Welcome Desk during office hours Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.


Skill Assessments are MANDATORY.  Two assessments are scheduled for each league for pre-registered participants and we request you attend both.  If you do not attend at least one assessment, you WILL play in the lower division.   Plan to arrive 15 minutes early and wear your FFC Volleyball jersey from 2021, if you have one.   If not able to come at scheduled skill assessment, please contact the Sports Office at 

First Assessment:  Nov 28 at 4, 5, 6 or 7pm  Please attend the assessment according to the schedule:  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.
Please email if you are unable to come at assigned time.

Second assessment:  Dec 2 at 4, 5, 6 or 7pm  Specific schedule for second assessment will be announced on website after 1st assessment.  Please check website after 1st assessment for schedule.


Parents Meeting:  Nov 28 during your child’s assessment.    Please contact the sports office with any questions

Requests:  Please indicate requests on registration form at time of registration.   See policy below under “Parent Resources”.


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 meeting.  Dates and time of meeting Nov 19 at 9:30am or Nov 21 at 6pm.


Practice begins in January.  Practice Days:   Mondays at 4, 5, 6 or 7pm .  One day a week for 1 hour and 15 min.   Location of practices will be at First Friends Church.   Please note that there will be a 15-minute devotional after each practice.   This is required, any player missing devotionals will sit out their first rotation of next game.


Game Day/Time:  Fridays at 5:15pm, 6:15pm 7:15pm or 8:15pm  (All games played at First Friends Church).    There could be games scheduled  on weeknights during the end of the season.


End of Season 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.



Equipment Needed:  Knee pads are recommended.




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











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Printable Schedule

Please click on the link below to view the game schedule
 Girls JH/HS Volleyball Game Schedule (when available)

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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.  Dates and Times:  Nov 19 at 9:30am or Nov 21 at 6pm.   Please contact Sports Ministry at


**Please submit all necessary signed paperwork to 


**NEW** Lindsay’s Law Required Coaches’ Training Video


Volleyball 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 Link)


Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)


Sexual Abuse Policy (Click Link)


Lindsay Law Coaches Handout (Click Link)


Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)


Application for Coaching (Click Link)


CSP Breakdown (click here to download)


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Parent Resources

Please click on the links to download and view:

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


Volleyball Parent Meeting Handout (click here to download) (when available)

Volleyball 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 Information (will 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 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.  We cannot honor requests that affect the competitive balance of the team.

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  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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