General Information

Congratulations to this year’s league Champions. Team Reds.

 

The Minors league is designed for boys and girls ages 9-11.  It is an initial exposure for players to live pitching, with an emphasis on proper pitching techniques. We will have six-inning games using a regulation baseball and scores will be kept. This league allows all players to play an infield and an outfield position and the entire roster bats.

*MUST BE AGE 9, 10, OR 11  ON JULY 1 OF CURRENT YEAR.

 

Date/Time:  March 27 – June 19, 2021  This league normally runs from March – June and meet one to two times a week on weekdays and Saturday for practices. As the season progresses game days will be on Saturdays and some weekday evening games.

 

Fee:  $80.00 Registration Fee includes team shirt and cap.
Refund Policy:  ($5.00 fee retained for refunds) No refund will be given to any player who withdraws after the first week of practice. 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.

 

Registrations for the 2021 season are available online now and will be accepted with debit/credit card payment!  Paper forms will be at the church welcome desk by Feb 10, and will be accepted with payment of check/cash at the church Welcome Desk Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.   Payment is due with registration.  Deadline to register is March 27, 2021 or when the league fills up, whichever occurs first.  Will consider late registrations if space available.  Jerseys ordered after deadline, may not arrive by first game.

PLEASE REGISTER CHILD IN THE LEAGUE ACCORDING TO WHAT THEIR AGE IS ON JULY 1 OF CURRENT YEAR. Any deviation from the age standard requires prior permission from the league director.

Note:  Special requests will be considered, not guaranteed.  Only one request, only one name, is allowed.   Please enter request on registration form.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM  See above “Register Now” tab to register online.

Please click on the link below to complete the Covid 19 Return to Play Waiver

YOUTH: https://firstfriends.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/65/responses/new

 

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED! 
 Training Date:  NOTE CHANGE OF DATE/TIME TO:  March 27, 2021 after the Assessments and Draft inside First Friends Church gym.   Please indicate on child’s registration form you would like to coach/assist coach OR email sports@firstfriends.org or call First Friends Sports office at 330-966-6868.  Please plan to attend the assessments at 9am on Saturday, March 27 and stay for the draft and meeting.

 

Mandatory Parents’ Meeting:  March 27, 2021  Held during Skill Assessments inside First Friends Church.

 

Skills Assessment: March 27, 2021  (Please plan to arrive 10-15 min early for check in).  Assessments will be held inside First Friends Church gym.  Please wear tennis shoes, bring your glove, and a shirt with your name or a number on back, if possible.  Time:  9am (will possibly add 10:30am time if quantity of registrations increases).  If weather permits, assessments could be held outside, please bring cleats and clothing for outside.  Please check website March 26 for possible update.

**Disclaimer: Please note that fairness and positive 
competition are a high priority in our program.  Thus, our league
 leadership reserves the right to alter team rosters/move players in order to
balance teams if necessary. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 

Practice Days:  Two days a week, Mondays and Thursdays for 2021, located at First Friends Church (5455 Market Ave N., Canton, OH 44714).  Times:  5:30 – 6:45pm for 2021 season.  Practices begin on Monday April 5.  Extra practices scheduled for April 10 and 17 at 10:30am.

A 15 minute devotional will be held once a week.  2021 Season:  Devotions held on Mondays at 6:30pm.    Devotional time is required, any player who attends practices and misses devotionals will sit out their first batting rotation of the next game.

 

Games: Saturdays at 10:30am or 12:00pm & some weekdays various times TBA, at First Friends Church (5455 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44714).  Schedule will be posted on website page after practices begin.  First game April 24.

 

End of Season Celebration Date:  June 19, 2021 after games in the pavilion.  See updated schedule, all Minors games at 12Noon on June 19.   Games cancelled on May 29, will be played on June 12, according to the schedule on May 29.

 

Weather Cancellation Policy:  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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Team Rosters

Reds

Location: FFC fields
Practice Time: Monday , 05:30pm
Extra Practice: Thursday at 5:30pm

Coaches

  SCOTT PITTMAN
  JASON WYSE

Players

  LUKE ATZINGER-MILLER
  NATE BARTLETT
  ELLIOTT CHESNIC
  NOLAN FRY
  PATIENCE KELLEY
  HUNTER OYSTER
  WYATT PITTMAN
  SAMUEL SCHUMACHER
  TYLER WYSE

Cleveland

Location: FFC fields
Practice Time: Monday , 07:00pm
Extra Practice: Thursday at 5:30pm

Coaches

  SCOTT WILKINSON

Players

  ALYSSA FARMER
  ROCCO GONZALEZ
  STEPHEN HANN
  ANTHONY LIEBIG
  AIDEN MOSER
  ALDEN SMITH
  TYSON TONNOUS
  LIAM WILKINSON
  CLARK WILKINSON

Blue Jays

Location: FFC fields
Practice Time: Monday , 05:30pm
Extra Practice: Thursday at 5:30pm

Coaches

  STEVE CAPO

Players

  NICHOLAS CAPO
  ELI CULLINS
  BRODY FOSTER
  AVISHAI HINTERLEITER
  JACK KERRY
  NOAH MITCHELL
  JEREMY MURTAGH
  LINCOLN SHAW
  MAXIMO VELAZQUEZ
  CHASE WILLIAMS

Marlins

Location: FFC fields
Practice Time: Monday , 05:30pm
Extra Practice: Thursday at 5:30pm

Coaches

  BRYAN ALMESTICA
  DOUG ODEGARD

Players

  MICAH BRITZMAN
  CAMRYN CLINE
  ROCCO DOTSON
  TJ HUSK
  LANE ODEGARD
  KZON SNOWDEN
  EVERETT UNANGST
  ELI UNANGST
  HUDSON WOODS
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Printable Rosters/Schedule

Please click on link below to download and view Revised Team Rosters/Schedule as of June 1, 2021

Minors Team Rosters/Schedule updated June 3

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Coaches Resources

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED! 


Please indicate on child’s registration form you would like to coach/assist coach or email sports@firstfriends.org or call Sports Office at 330-966-6868. 

 

Please plan to attend the Coaches Meeting if willing to coach/assist coaching.  Meeting Date/Time:  NOTE CHANGE:  Meeting has been changed to Saturday, March 27, 2021 after assessments and draft inside First Friends Church gym.  Please plan to be at assessments, 9am, and stay for draft and meeting.

 

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

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

 

Ohio Youth Concussion Test (Click Link)

Background Check (Click Link)

Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)

League Rules (Click Link)

Coaches Code of Conduct (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

Commitment to League Rules (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

Abuse Prevention Policy (Click Link)

Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)

Lindsay Law Information Sheet (Click Link)

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Parent Resources

Click on link to view Parent Meeting Handout:   2021 Parent Meeting

Picture Day Date: May 22, 2021 (date updated)  More information will be available closer to that date.

 

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)

 

Equipment Needed: Baseball glove, baseball cleats (no metal cleats) and pants (any color) need to be purchased by each player.

 

 

 

 

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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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