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 League begins in April and ends in early August.  It is open to men in the Stark county area and is split into two divisions by experience.  This is a Bring Your Own Team League, individuals are encouraged to contact the Sports Office at sports@firstfriends.org before registering, to see if there is space available on teams.   Teams will play a weekly doubleheader (Tues. – Upper league; Wed – Lower league) starting at 6:15pm. 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.

Location: First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44714

 

 

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.

 

Dates:  April 20 – July 31, 2021

 

Fee:  $65.00 Individual Registration Fee, includes jersey. Teams consist of a minimum of a 12 man roster, maximum 15 players.

Refund Policy:  $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 will be available online with debit/credit card payment Feb 22, 2021.   If on a team, register online as an individual with debit/credit card and indicate on the form who your team coach is.    If you are an individual without a team, please email sports@firstfriends.org to see if there is a team you can play on, before you register online.    Registrations will be accepted until 4/28/21, or league fills up, whichever occurs first.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM  Click on “Register Now” button above to register online with debit/credit card.

 

Click on the link below to complete the Return to Play Waiver.
ADULT: https://firstfriends.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/64/responses/new

 

Skill Assessment Date & Time only for individuals who have been told by Sports Office there is space available on teams and are not already on a team: April 20 at 6:15pm.  Please wear a shirt with number or name on back, if possible.

 

Practice Week:  April 27 and 28, 2021 at 6:15pm and 7:15pm

 

First Games:  May 4 and May 5, 2021 at 6:15pm All games are double headers.

 

Make up games TBA, check with coach.

 

 

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.

 

Weather Cancellation Policy:  Evening activities will be re-evaluated by staff and decisions for cancellation will be made and posted on website one hour prior to start of activity.

 

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

 

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Printable Schedule/Rosters

When available:

Please click on link to download, view, and print a Game Schedule.

Please click on link to download, view, and print Team Rosters

Please click on link to download, view, Old Testament Playoff Schedule

Please click on link to download, view, New Testament Playoff Schedule

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Coaches Resources

Contact Ryan Barnett: rybarnett@firstfriends.org

Zoom Meeting March 16

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

2021 Coaches Meeting Agenda (coming soon)

Men’s Softball Rulebook (Click Here)

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Devotionals

We are so glad you are a part of one of our leagues here at First Friends Sports.  We pray that you are having a great week so far. If not, please feel free to share with us any prayer request on needs.  Below you will find a link to this week’s devotional.
WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL (available during active league)
If you have any prayer requests or would like to have a deeper discussion about this topic, please feel free to contact Dan (dkamwesa@firstfriends.org) or Ryan (rybarnett@firstfriends.org).

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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