General Information

This is a parent participation league that promotes family relationships with the primary goal of having fun. The league is designed to give boys and girls ages 5-6 and parents a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of catching, throwing, hitting and base running. To promote sportsmanship and parity, each player will have a chance to play all positions, the entire team will have a chance at bat for each inning and no score is kept in the games.

Dates:  TBA 2023    This league runs from April – June.

 

Fee:  $60 per child includes team jersey and baseball hat.  (2022 fee subject to change)
Refund Policy:  $5.00 fee retained if refund requested. No refund will be given to any player who withdraws after the second 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.

 

Registration:  Registration for Spring League 2023 will be available at least one month prior to start of league.  Payment is required with debit/credit card for online registration and at church Welcome Desk with paper registration form and check/cash.  Office hours are Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.   Deadline to register is TBA, or when 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 DIVISION 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.   We reserve the right to change age division break ups based on the participation numbers, up to and including the first practice. 

Note:  Special requests can be indicated on registration form and will be considered, not guaranteed.  Only one request, only one name, is allowed on the form.

Click on the tab “Register Now” at top of this page, to register online with debit/credit card. (when available)

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM  (when available)

 

Location:  All practices and games are at First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44714

 

Coaches Needed!  Please consider coaching your child’s team, or assisting a coach.  Training is provided.  Coaches meeting date/time TBA  Location:   First Friends Church gym.  Please indicate on your child’s registration you would like to coach or email sports@firstfriends.org.

 

 

Parents’ Meeting:  During first practice.  The meeting will be held outside at same location as practice or in the pavilion close to the fields.

 

Practice Days & Times:  2022 SeasonMondays only at 5:30 – 6:45 pm or 6:30 – 7:45 pm.  On weekday practices there will be a 15 min. devotional time, from 6:30-6:45 pm for all teams.  Schedule subject to change for 2023.  No Practice on Memorial Day.

 

Clinics:  9am located at First Friends Church ball fields.  Dates TBA

 

Game Day & Times: Saturdays 9:00 am at First Friends Church ball fields,  and some Mondays.

 

Team Rosters and Schedules: Will be posted on website prior to first practice.

 

End of Season Celebration:   Date/Time TBA    Please check with your coach, or the Sports Office closer to the date,  for more information and details.

 

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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Printable Team Rosters/Schedule

Click on link to download and print Team Roster/Schedule (when available)

 

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Coaches Resources

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED! 
 Plan to attend the Coaches Meeting TBA

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

 

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

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

 

Background Check (Click Link)

Under-18 Background Check (Click Link)

Ohio Youth Concussion Test (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

League Rules (Click Link)

Abuse Prevention Policy (Click Link)

Coaches Information Sheet (Click Link)

Lindsay Law Information Sheet (Click Link)

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Parent Resources

Equipment:

This league uses a cloth-covered ball to ensure safety for young players.

  • Each member will receive a team shirt and baseball cap.
  • Baseball glove needed.
  • Baseball cleats (no metal cleats) recommended.
  • Baseball pants are recommended.
  • First Friends Church provides balls, helmets and tees.  You are welcome to bring your own helmet.   However, helmets must have a face mask and chin strap.
  • A limited number of bats available for use.
  • You may bring your own bat. However, all bats must comply with Little League regulations: https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/bat-information/

 

League Rules (Click Link)

Parent Meeting Notes:  Click here to download when available after first practice.

Picture Day Date: TBA   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)

 

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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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