General Information

This league runs from March 28 – June 20, 2020.

 

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.

 

Fee:  $80.00 Registration Fee ($5.00 fee for refunds) includes team shirt and cap.
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 2020 season are available online and in the church hall brochure racks.  PLEASE REGISTER CHILD IN THE LEAGUE ACCORDING TO WHAT HIS AGE IS ON JULY 1 OF CURRENT YEAR. Any deviation from the age standard requires prior permission from the league director. The fee must be turned in with the completed form.

 

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Important Information

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

 

$80.00 Registration Fee | *Please do not include your Sports Fees in your church offering*

($5.00 fee for refunds) includes team shirt and cap. 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.

 

Mandatory Parents’ Meeting:  Saturday, March 28 during Skill Assessments at First Friends Church gym

 

Skills Assessment: Saturday, March 28 at 9 am for 1 hour and 30 minutes. (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.

 

Practice Days:  MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS at 5:30 – 7 pm or 6:45 – 8 pm, 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.

Note:  Special requests will be considered, not guaranteed.  Only one request, only one name, is allowed.

 

Games: Saturdays 10:30 am and noon & some weekdays various times TBA, at First Friends Church (5455 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44714).  Schedule will be posted on website page.

 

Shirt & Hat Each member will receive a team shirt and baseball cap.

 

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

 

-Festival Date:  June 20 at 10:30 am in First Friends gym

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.

 

 

**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.

 

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

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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.  The meeting has been changed to Saturday morning, March 28 at 8:30am before the Skill Evaluations in the gym.

 

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

 

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 March 28)

 

 

 

 

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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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