General Information

The First Friends Church (FFC) Men’s Softball League is designed to provide quality competition in a friendly fashion for men age 15 and up based on FFC’s values. The Men’s Softball League is open to men in the Stark county area.

2020 Season:  April 14 – July 25

Fee:  $60.00 Individual Registration Fee; additional fee $10 ea for extra jerseys. ($5.00 fee retained if refund requested)
No refund will be given to any player who withdraws on or after the first week of games. 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 Information:  Registrations for the 2020 season are available online and in the church hall brochure racks. Registrations are on an individual basis, and/or as a team. If on a team, register online with debit/credit card and indicate on the form who your team coach is. Individuals will be drafted on teams after the skill assessments. Team consists of 12 players $60 each, additional jerseys $10 ea. Fee must be turned in with registration. Registrations will be accepted until deadline April 14, or league fills up, whichever occurs first.

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Important Information

CLICK HERE TO PRINT INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FORM

League begins in April and ends in early August.  *Please do not include your Sports Fees in your church offering*  Location:  First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44714

Skill Assessment Date & Time only for individuals who are not already on a team:  April 14, 2020 at 6:15pm.  Please plan to attend.    Please wear a shirt with number or name on back, if possible.   Please be sure and complete a registration form and submit payment prior to assessment.

Practice Day: April 21 at 6pm and 7pm  Game Days and Times:  Tuesday or Wednesdays at 6:15pm at First Friends Church ball fields.  All games are doubleheaders.  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. Home Team is responsible for devotions.

Make up games TBA, check website for details.
Requirements for Participants:

  • League is for men ages 15 and older.
  • Commitment to playing 80% of all games.
  • The teams will be formed through the draft process and bring your own team.
  • Completed registration form and payment submitted prior to 1st game
  • Two Divisions based on skill level
  • If registering as a team, register online individually and indicate the coach’s name.

The Men’s Softball League consists of two divisions. An experienced division (Tuesdays) and a recreational division (Wednesdays). Both divisions are competitive.  We accept “Bring your own Team” for each division and individual sign ups for players who don’t have a team.  Any team that is short 12 players can add from that pool of individuals.

Teams consist of a minimum of a 12 man roster and the fee per person registration covers a team shirt, balls, ASA Umpires and 20 games with a double elimination tournament. We do not provide hats, or pants. We suggest each team bring their own bats.

Games are double headers and then the home team coach leads a short 5-15 minute devotional to wrap up the night.

Questions?
Call 330.966.6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org.

Makeup Games:  Coaches will arrange for.

Gender 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.

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Coaches Resources

Coaches meeting Feb 18 at 7pm in room inside gym.  Contact Ryan Barnett: rybarnett@firstfriends.org

Click on the links below to download a printable copy of the listed document(s):

Men’s Softball Rulebook (Click Here)

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Old Testament

Standings

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away Score Home Score

Team Rosters

Contact Us

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

A ministry of  First Friends Church

© 2020

New Testament

Standings

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away Score Home Score

Team Rosters