General Information

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:  Spring 2021 TBA   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. 2020 fee subject to change.
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 will be available at least one month prior to start of league.  Register  online with debit/credit card or at the church welcome desk with paper form and check/cash payment.   PLEASE REGISTER CHILD IN THE LEAGUE ACCORDING TO WHAT THIER AGE IS ON JULY 1 OF CURRENT YEAR. Any deviation from the age standard requires prior permission from the league director. Payment is due with registration.  Note:  Special requests will be considered, not guaranteed.  Only one request, only one name, is allowed.     CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

 

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

 

Mandatory Parents’ Meeting:  TBA. Held during Skill Assessments at First Friends Church gym

 

Skills Assessment: TBA for 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.

**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:  TBA for 2021, located at First Friends Church (5455 Market Ave N., Canton, OH 44714).  One practice a week will involve a 15 min devotional, the practice day this devotional will be held has not been determined yet. It will be announced at the Parent Meeting. Devotional time is required, any player who attends practices and misses devotionals will sit out their first batting rotation of the next game.

 

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

 

 

Games: Saturdays & 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.

 

End of Season Celebration Date:  TBA    First Friends will provide the main dish and soda/water for everyone.  If you would like to bring a side or dessert, that would be great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coaches Resources

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED! 


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

 

Please plan to attend the Coaches Meeting if willing to coach/assist coaching.  Meeting Date/Time TBA

 

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

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

Coaches Manual  (coming soon)

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 here to view Parent Meeting Handout  (will be posted after parent meeting)

 

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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