General Information

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This league runs from January through March each year. Skill Assessments will be in late November/early December. The Junior High League is for 7th and 8th grade girls who wish to develop their volleyball skills. It is designed for both beginner through advanced players. It is a two division format, breaking up the players by ability.

Skills that will be taught include serving, serve reception, setting, passing, blocking, and transitioning.

Players 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: 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 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.
Schedule is as follows: 1st Assessment: (Please note change in time)  Monday, Dec 2:  6pm:  Last names beginning with Q-Z; 7pm: Last name beginning with A-I; 8pm:  J-P  Please arrive 15 – 20 minutes early to check in and receive your jersey for skill assessments.
2nd Assessment: Wednesday, Dec 4 at 4pm or 5pm  Specific Schedule will be posted on this website page on Tuesday after first assessment.     Please check website after 1st assessment for schedule.

Skill Level Beginner through Advanced  Practice Days: (Please note change in times listed) One day a week, Mondays at 6pm or 7pm, (possibly 8pm only if needed).   There will be a 15-minute devotional at each practice before or after it.  This is required, any player missing devotionals will sit out their first rotation of next game.

Game Day/Time: Fridays at 6pm, 7pm or 8pm if needed.  (All games played at First Friends Church)  There will be games on Monday final week of season.

Mandatory Parents Meeting:  During 1st Skill Assessments  at same time as daughter’s assigned time.  Please indicate requests on registration form at time of registration.   See policy below. Please check at Parent Meeting requests are noted, or update requests.

Celebration Date:  March 6 at 6pm  Main Food item and refreshments will be provided, please plan to bring a dessert or side dish to share.
Equipment Needed:  Knee pads are recommended.  Cost of League Jersey is included in league fee.

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

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 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.

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

Ohio State

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  KAREN CLIFTON
  ANGIE SABATUCCI

Players

  ABBY ANTRAM
  CASSANDRA BUCKENBERGER
  GRACIE CRIBBS
  MACKENZIE HEDRICK
  ALIVIA LOCKER
  SOPHIE MYERS
  AVA SABATUCCI
  LILLIAN SCHUMACHER
  LILA UZL

Penn State

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  DEBORAH GEIGER
  YVONNE LEWIS

Players

  MACKENZIE BECK
  ROBBANIQUEA BLAKELY
  HANNAH BLANDFORD
  KYLIE BUSH
  KATHRYN CHECH
  MEGAN GEIGER
  JENNA HATALLA
  NEVAEH PARKS
  VICTORIA SCHLUE

Michigan

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  LAUREN ERGAZOS
  SARAH LATHAM

Players

  LALAH BRANDON
  ALYSSA ERGAZOS
  VICTORIA FOGARTY
  SHAYLYN GRAY
  VALERIE HARRIS
  REAGAN HAWK
  ERYN LATHAM
  GRACIE MCCOY
  SAMANTHA SOURS

Indiana

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  ROCHELE LARISSA WEIMER
  MELISSA WEIMER

Players

  MADISON BERNARD
  LILLIANA BIXLER
  OLIVIA GOSNEY
  AVA MEOLI
  AMELIA SMITH
  MARA SUKOSD
  BROOKE WEIMER
  ELIZA WEIMER
  KLOE WILLIAMS

Maryland

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 08:00pm

Coaches

  KIMBERLY BENSON
  MATT BULLOCK

Players

  GABRIELA BENSON
  JULIA BIEDENBACH
  ELLA BULLOCK
  ELENA CLARK
  BRIANNA EASTERLING
  LINDSEY GOTHAM
  KYRA GROSE
  TAYLOR HUSK
  SARAH MCWILLIAMS

Rutgers

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 08:00pm

Coaches

  DOMENIC FRABOTTA
  ABIGAIL HAYES

Players

  SOFIA BEEBE
  ELLA FRABOTTA
  AUBREY GILSON
  MILENA GRAMETBAUER
  ZOEY MARSH
  ALEXA MORGAN
  AVA MOTZ
  SKYLER PINE
  NIYA WILLIAMS

Wisconsin

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  LESLIE KURTZ
  BRIANNA KURTZ

Players

  DEVYN BALL
  VIOLET BRESSLER
  MAYA BROWN
  ADISYNNE COOPER
  KAMDYN HERSHBERGER
  EMILY MALCOLM
  IZABELLA MUNSON
  BROOK PRIDDIS
  KYLAN SOLIDA

Minnesota

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  RACHEL HARRIS
  WILLIAM PATRIE

Players

  AVA BORKOWSKI
  AMELIA COLóN
  ALEXA FRANCIS
  KYLEE GORTNEY
  MILAYNE MORRISON
  ALEXANDRIA SKLAVENITIS
  ANGEL THOMPSON
  ALANIA VARNER
  ABIGAIL WATSON

Iowa

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  MICHAEL BALCOMB
  AVA DIETZ
  CHRISTINE HILL

Players

  CHARLOTTE DIETZ
  GRACE HILL
  ALISON KIRBY
  EMMERSON KUSH
  EMMA MARNIN
  LYRIC MILES
  ARIAHNA POWELL
  JORDAN POWELL
  ADYSON STEARN

Purdue

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  THERESA ECHELBERRY
  RENEE SCHARIO

Players

  BLAIRE BLYTHE
  JAELEE CAMPBELL
  JULIA KARCHER
  CAROLINE KLIEM
  STEPHANIE MILLER
  WILLOW SCHARIO
  DELANEY SMITH
  MACKENZIE UPP
  LAUREN WENGERD
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Schedule

Please click on the link to view the game schedule (click here)

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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 Training Meeting, Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:30am or on Monday, Nov 25 at 6pm.

**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)

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)

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Parent Resources

Please click on the links to download and view:

Jr High/High School Volleyball Rules (Click here to download)

Junior High Volleyball Parent Meeting Handout (click here to download)

CSP Breakdown (click here to download)

Picture Form (will be posted at later date)

 

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Devotionals

2020 Memory Verses (click here to view)

 

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Standings

Penn State
17 - 7 - 0
Indiana
15 - 9 - 0
Ohio State
14 - 10 - 0
Michigan
13 - 11 - 0
Maryland
8 - 16 - 0
Rutgers
5 - 19 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3
Indiana Rutgers 1/17/20 21/10 21/23 21/14
Michigan Ohio State 1/17/20 18/21 8/21 21/17
Penn State Maryland 1/17/20 21/19 21/11 23/21
Michigan Penn State 1/24/20 21/5 7/21 23/22
Ohio State Rutgers 1/24/20 21/11 21/16 14/21
Indiana Maryland 1/24/20 21/19 21/3 21/11
Ohio State Penn State 1/31/20 21/23 21/19 9/21
Indiana Michigan 1/31/20 8/21 21/18 21/13
Rutgers Maryland 1/31/20 11/21 11/21 21/19
Penn State Rutgers 2/7/20 21/14 21/23 21/10
Maryland Michigan 2/7/20 21/14 21/22 13/21
Ohio State Indiana 2/7/20 21/15 14/21 21/19
Rutgers Michigan 2/14/20 14/21 16/21 10/21
Maryland Ohio State 2/14/20 18/21 21/12 21/14
Penn State Indiana 2/14/20 21/14 21/7 21/17
Rutgers Indiana 2/21/20 13/21 8/21 18/21
Ohio State Michigan 2/21/20 21/10 20/22 21/16
Maryland Penn State 2/21/20 21/23 8/21 21/23
Rutgers Ohio State 2/28/20 21/10 19/21 18/21
Penn State Michigan 2/28/20 21/17 22/20 9/21
Maryland Indiana 2/28/20 14/21 19/21 20/22
Penn State Ohio State 3/2/20 21/15 13/21 20/22
Michigan Indiana 3/2/20 21/19 19/21 21/19
Maryland Rutgers 3/2/20 22/20 21/8 21/15

Team Rosters

Ohio State

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  KAREN CLIFTON
  ANGIE SABATUCCI

Players

  ABBY ANTRAM
  CASSANDRA BUCKENBERGER
  GRACIE CRIBBS
  MACKENZIE HEDRICK
  ALIVIA LOCKER
  SOPHIE MYERS
  AVA SABATUCCI
  LILLIAN SCHUMACHER
  LILA UZL

Penn State

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  DEBORAH GEIGER
  YVONNE LEWIS

Players

  MACKENZIE BECK
  ROBBANIQUEA BLAKELY
  HANNAH BLANDFORD
  KYLIE BUSH
  KATHRYN CHECH
  MEGAN GEIGER
  JENNA HATALLA
  NEVAEH PARKS
  VICTORIA SCHLUE

Michigan

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  LAUREN ERGAZOS
  SARAH LATHAM

Players

  LALAH BRANDON
  ALYSSA ERGAZOS
  VICTORIA FOGARTY
  SHAYLYN GRAY
  VALERIE HARRIS
  REAGAN HAWK
  ERYN LATHAM
  GRACIE MCCOY
  SAMANTHA SOURS

Indiana

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  ROCHELE LARISSA WEIMER
  MELISSA WEIMER

Players

  MADISON BERNARD
  LILLIANA BIXLER
  OLIVIA GOSNEY
  AVA MEOLI
  AMELIA SMITH
  MARA SUKOSD
  BROOKE WEIMER
  ELIZA WEIMER
  KLOE WILLIAMS

Maryland

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 08:00pm

Coaches

  KIMBERLY BENSON
  MATT BULLOCK

Players

  GABRIELA BENSON
  JULIA BIEDENBACH
  ELLA BULLOCK
  ELENA CLARK
  BRIANNA EASTERLING
  LINDSEY GOTHAM
  KYRA GROSE
  TAYLOR HUSK
  SARAH MCWILLIAMS

Rutgers

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 08:00pm

Coaches

  DOMENIC FRABOTTA
  ABIGAIL HAYES

Players

  SOFIA BEEBE
  ELLA FRABOTTA
  AUBREY GILSON
  MILENA GRAMETBAUER
  ZOEY MARSH
  ALEXA MORGAN
  AVA MOTZ
  SKYLER PINE
  NIYA WILLIAMS

Contact Us

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

A ministry of  First Friends Church

© 2020

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Standings

Iowa
22 - 2 - 0
Wisconsin
18 - 6 - 0
Purdue
8 - 16 - 0
Minnesota
0 - 24 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away/Home 1 Away/Home 2 Away/Home 3
Minnesota Iowa 1/17/20 13/21 7/21 8/21
Purdue Wisconsin 1/17/20 21/19 18/21 18/21
Wisconsin Minnesota 1/24/20 21/15 21/15 21/13
Iowa Purdue 1/24/20 21/15 21/14 21/18
Wisconsin Iowa 1/31/20 14/21 19/21 15/21
Minnesota Purdue 1/31/20 11/21 12/21 11/21
Wisconsin Purdue 2/7/20 21/8 21/17 21/10
Iowa Minnesota 2/7/20 21/14 21/9 21/8
Minnesota Wisconsin 2/14/20 15/21 19/21 15/21
Purdue Iowa 2/14/20 10/21 19/21 8/21
Purdue Minnesota 2/21/20 22/20 21/8 21/17
Iowa Wisconsin 2/21/20 18/21 22/20 15/21
Minnesota Iowa 2/28/20 16/21 4/21 12/21
Purdue Wisconsin 2/28/20 19/21 11/21 23/21
Wisconsin Minnesota 3/2/20 21/19 21/13 21/13
Iowa Purdue 3/2/20 21/5 21/13 21/16

Team Rosters

Wisconsin

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  BRIANNA KURTZ
  LESLIE KURTZ

Players

  DEVYN BALL
  VIOLET BRESSLER
  MAYA BROWN
  ADISYNNE COOPER
  KAMDYN HERSHBERGER
  EMILY MALCOLM
  IZABELLA MUNSON
  BROOK PRIDDIS
  KYLAN SOLIDA

Minnesota

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 06:00pm

Coaches

  RACHEL HARRIS
  WILLIAM PATRIE

Players

  AVA BORKOWSKI
  AMELIA COLóN
  ALEXA FRANCIS
  KYLEE GORTNEY
  MILAYNE MORRISON
  ALEXANDRIA SKLAVENITIS
  ANGEL THOMPSON
  ALANIA VARNER
  ABIGAIL WATSON

Iowa

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  MICHAEL BALCOMB
  AVA DIETZ
  CHRISTINE HILL

Players

  CHARLOTTE DIETZ
  GRACE HILL
  ALISON KIRBY
  EMMERSON KUSH
  EMMA MARNIN
  LYRIC MILES
  ARIAHNA POWELL
  JORDAN POWELL
  ADYSON STEARN

Purdue

Location: FFC
Practice Time: Monday, 07:00pm

Coaches

  THERESA ECHELBERRY
  RENEE SCHARIO

Players

  BLAIRE BLYTHE
  JAELEE CAMPBELL
  JULIA KARCHER
  CAROLINE KLIEM
  STEPHANIE MILLER
  WILLOW SCHARIO
  DELANEY SMITH
  MACKENZIE UPP
  LAUREN WENGERD