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:    This league runs from April 9 – June 15, 2024.    End of Season Celebration is June 15, 2024.  The celebration is planned to be at the church pavilion, but if weather is bad, we will have it inside our gym.  Pizza/Pop/Water and paper products will be provided.  We ask families to bring a side/dessert to share.

NOTE: Practice day is Tuesdays

 

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 2024 is available online Feb 6.   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 April 1, 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 and if you request another player, they must also request you.

 

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

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM 

 

Location:  All practices, clinics 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 April 4 at 7pm   Location:   Inside First Friends Church.  Please indicate on your child’s registration you would like to coach or email sports@firstfriends.org.

 

 

Parents’ Meeting:  Normally during first practice

 

Practice Days & Times:  Tuesdays at 5:30pm-6:45pm & 6:30pm-7:45pm

 

Clinics:  Saturdays, April 13 and 20th at First Friends Church ball fields.  In case of rain, the clinic will be held inside First Friends gym.


Our clinic is a time for coaches and players to get an intentional training on the fundamentals of baseball
and age appropriate drills and goals for their baseball season. This year we are partnering with Playball
Sports Academy to help run and facilitate these clinics.

 

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

 

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

 

End of Season Celebration:   June 15, 2024 at 9:30am-12:30pm     Pizza/Pop/Water and paper products will be provided.  We ask families to bring a side to share.

 

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

Grasshoppers

Location: Field 1
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:30pm

Coaches

  CHRIS BENNINGHOFF

Players

  CHARLIE BARNETT
  LELAND BARNETT
  GEMMA BENNINGHOFF
  ELI GALADA
  HENSON HUNTER
  HENRY LONCA
  SAMUEL MAGEE
  KARTER QUINCY
  JAYLA ROSEGREEN
  DIETRICH SHAUB
  TEDDY TINNEY
  ACE WILHELM

Emeralds

Location: Field 2
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:30pm

Coaches

  DOUG FEATHERINGHAM
  JOHN HOUSTON

Players

  QUINN ANDREWS
  EZRA ANDREWS
  AUDREY BERGER
  LIAM BRIGGS
  RAELYN CAMPANA
  HENRY DAVENPORT
  ANNA FEATHERINGHAM
  MASON HOUSTON
  BRYCE LEWIS-ORTIZ
  MICAH MONTER
  BRODIE OSTERGREN
  DREW ZIEGLER

Bats

Location: Field 3
Practice Time: Tuesday , 05:30pm

Coaches

  JOSEPH DENDINGER
  JIM DOERSCHUK
  BLAKE HILL

Players

  BRANTLEY CHEVRAUX
  CAMREN DECKER
  JONAH DENDINGER
  LEO DOERSCHUK
  AUSTIN ELLIOTT
  CALLIE GLADYSZ
  OLIVER HILL
  BRIELLE LAWSON
  BRYSON MCADORY
  THEODORE STOUT
  MALLORY ZELMER
  CALEB ZIMMERMAN

Riverdogs

Location: Field 1
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:30pm

Coaches

  CRAIG DAVIDSON
  BRIAN LIDDLE

Players

  BLAKE BARSON
  LUKE CERRETA
  LIAM COZZOLI
  KAYLEE DAVIDSON
  CHASE DUNFEE
  BRYSON KECK
  MASON LIDDLE
  NIKOLAI LONG
  NEHEMIAH ROCKICH
  AUSTIN SCOTT
  BENJAMIN WILLOUGHBY

Storm

Location: Field 2
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:30pm

Coaches

  MICHAEL BLINN
  GREG FRANK

Players

  NATHAN BLINN
  DAVID FRANK
  KAIDEN FREEMAN
  AIDEN GUY
  JAMESON HERRON
  ETHAN JOHNSON
  EVERLEE JOHNSON
  SCARLET MANN
  THEODORE MERRY
  MADDOX MORRISON
  TRISTAN PITZO
  OLIVE SANTUCCI

Mighty Mussels

Location: Field 3
Practice Time: Tuesday , 06:30pm

Coaches

  KEN PREWETT
  KARLA SMITH
  BEN SMITH

Players

  ISAAC BOUDLER
  KENNEDY COATES
  COLE FORGACH
  CALEB FORGACH
  JAMISON FORTUNE
  LIVIA FRANCIS
  EMMETT GUTSHALL
  XANDER SMITH
  BRAYDEN SPENCER
  THEODORE STEALEY
  JAYDEN WESSON
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Printable Team Rosters/Schedule

When available:

Click HERE to download and print Team Roster/Practice Time

 

Click HERE to view, download and print Game Schedule.

 

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Coaches Resources

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED! 
 Plan to attend the Coaches Meeting inside First Friends Church on April 4, 2024 at 7pm

Please indicate on child’s registration form you would like to coach/assist coach or call Sports at 330-966-6868 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

Picture Day Date:   May 11    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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