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:  April 5, – June 19, 2021    This league runs from April – June.

 

Fee:  $60 per child includes team jersey and baseball hat.
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 2021 is available online and paper forms will be in the church by Feb 10.  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 March 29, 2021, 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.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

 

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

 

Location:  Simpson United Methodist Church, 4900 Middlebranch NE, Canton, Ohio 44705 and
First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44714

 

Parents’ Meeting:  April 5 during first practice.  The meeting will be held outside at same location as practice.  Simpson United Methodist Church ball fields.

 

Practice Days & Times:  2021 SeasonMondays only at 5:30 – 6:45 pm or 6:30 – 7:45 pm at Simpson UMC ball fields.  On weekdays practices there will be a 15 min. devotional time, from 6:30-6:45 pm for all teams.

 

Clinics:  9am located at First Friends Church ball fields on  April 10th, 17th and 24th; all clinics will be held at First Friends ball fields.

 

Game Day & Times: Saturdays 9:00 am or 10:30 am at First Friends Church ball fields,  and some Mondays at Simpson UMC ball fields.

Team Rosters and Schedules: Will be posted on website prior to first practice, by Wednesday March 31.

 

End of Season Celebration:   June 19, 2021 in the pavilion after games.  See updated game schedule for June 12 and June 19.  Awards will be given out, and donuts, juice, coffee, water, fruit will be served in the pavilion after the games.   Please plan to attend.

 

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

Red Wings

Location: Simpson United Methodist Church
Practice Time: Monday , 05:30pm

Coaches

  TARA DECHELLIS
  BEN LINVILLE
  JOSH MILKOVICH
  ANDREW PATESEL

Players

  BRADY ABER
  ARIA PAISLEE BERGSTROM
  GEORGANNE BRADLEY
  GIULIA DECHELLIS
  CAMERON HARTMAN
  CORA LARSON
  ELLIOTT LEDFORD
  FELIX LINVILLE
  SEBASTIAN MILKOVICH
  LINKEN PATESEL
  GRAYSON WILSON

Thunder

Location: Simpson United Methodist Church
Practice Time: Monday , 05:30pm

Coaches

  NATE BADMAN
  AARON CURRY
  RAHAMIAH OYSTER

Players

  GABE BADMAN
  EVANGELINE (EVIE) BOYD
  MILO CAMPBELL
  ELI CASTLEBERRY
  DECLAN CURRY
  OWEN DEFINE
  ETHAN EBERLING
  ROSEMARY GARGAC
  DEXTER KENDALL
  RYLEIGH OYSTER
  GIANNI SCIDDURLO
  KENDALL YOUNG

Knights

Location: Simpson United Methodist Church
Practice Time: Monday , 05:30pm

Coaches

  ANDREW DECKER
  AARON FORD
  RYAN JOHANNING

Players

  TAYLOR CLINE
  BRIANNA CODISPOTI
  CHRISTOPHER DAVIS
  BRAYDEN DECKER
  WYATT FORD
  MICHAEL JEFFRIES
  MICAH KUZMAN
  JOCELYNN LAMP
  JACKSON MCCANN
  LINCOLN SMITH
  ALONNA VAUGHN

Grasshoppers

Location: Simpson United Methodist Church
Practice Time: Monday , 06:30pm

Coaches

  DEREK GORDON
  JOEL MARTIN
  JUSTIN MONTER
  GRANT THORNBERRY

Players

  AIDYN BANKSTON
  PAISYNN COLE
  QUINNTEN DAVIS
  LANDON FERGUSON
  EZEKIEL GORDON
  MONTEZ JENNINGS
  DUSTIN KEITH
  AUBRIANA LOWE
  EASTON MARTIN
  ZEKE MONTER
  GREYSON RICH
  WESLEY THORNBERRY

River Bandits

Location: Simpson United Methodist Church
Practice Time: Monday , 06:30pm

Coaches

  KRISTY AYERS
  JOEL, SR BELL
  THOMAS MURPHY
  MANUEL SMITH

Players

  LUKE AYERS
  JOEL BELL
  JONATHAN JALLI
  VINCENT LYNN
  NYLAH MCNAB
  KASEN MITCHELL
  CAMDEN MURPHY
  MACALLAN SCHLABACH
  BRANDON SCHRADER
  GAGE SMITH
  ZACHARY WINN
  MACIE YOUNG

Dash

Location: Simpson United Methodist Church
Practice Time: Monday , 06:30pm

Coaches

  LOGAN BUSHE
  MICHAEL DRAGOMIER
  REBECCA EAGLE
  BRIAN LIDDLE

Players

  LUKE BOYD
  BENTLEY BUSHE
  EZRA DRAGOMIER
  ADALYN HILL
  ELLA HILL
  MALACHI LEWIS
  PEYTON LIDDLE
  ELLA MALONE
  JASPER MORRIS
  EZRIEL NORRICK
  SIMEON NORRICK
  CARSEN STEINER
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Printable Team Rosters/Schedule

Please click on the link to view:

Team Rosters, Practice Schedule updated Mar 30, 2021

 

Click on link to view schedule:

T-Ball Schedule updated June 1

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Coaches Resources

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED! 


Please call Sports 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  ZOOM MEETING on THURSDAY, MARCH 25 AT 7PM.   Email Sports Office at sports@firstfriends.org if you do not have the zoom meeting link.

 

**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 Link)

Picture Day Date: May 22, 2021 (Note new date)  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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