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 4, – June 11, 2022    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 2022 is available online and paper forms will be in the church by Feb 11.  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 28, 2022, 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.

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

 

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 on March 28 at First Friends Church gym at 7pm.  Please indicate on your child’s registration you would like to coach or email sports@firstfriends.org.

 

 

Parents’ Meeting:  April 4 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.  No Practice on Memorial Day.

 

Clinics:  9am located at First Friends Church ball fields on  April 9th, 16th and 23rd; all clinics will be held at First Friends ball fields.

 

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

Team Rosters and Schedules: Will be posted on website prior to first practice, by  March 28.

 

End of Season Celebration:   June 11, 2022 at 10:30am inside First Friends Church Gym.  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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Team Rosters

Tincaps

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

Coaches

  BRYAN DIXON
  MONICA MCLEOD
  GRANT THORNBERRY

Players

  PEYTON BLANKENSHIP
  PARKER DIXON
  JACKSON HAMPU
  HADLEY HOFFNER
  KAIDEN JACKSON
  GEMMA KOVESCI
  MARCELL MCLEOD
  ANDREW REDLESKI
  MAXTON SHARLOW
  MALCOLM THORNBERRY
  GRAYSON WILSON

Mudcats

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

Coaches

  BRIAN BRAKUS
  MICHELLE BRAKUS
  JUSTIN WOODARD

Players

  CLARK AUSTIN
  TATE BRAKUS
  DREW BRAKUS
  BRIANNA CODISPOTI
  BRAYDEN DECKER
  STEPHEN GARWOOD
  ETHAN JOHNSON
  WESTON PANCHER
  ELI SMITH
  CAMERON STRETAR
  KASEN WOODARD

Thunder

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

Coaches

  BRUCE BRESLIN
  BRANDON KLOSTER

Players

  ARIA PAISLEE BERGSTROM
  LUKE BOYD
  CHELSEA BRESLIN
  BENTON ELLIOTT
  JOEL KARCZEWSKI
  BRIELLA KLOSTER
  AVALYNN PROBST
  BOONE SEDIO
  ROCCO TILENNI
  OWEN WEAVER
  DREW ZIEGLER

Bats

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

Coaches

  CALEB ANDREWS
  AARON FORD
  JUSTIN FORD

Players

  KELLAN ANDREWS
  WYATT FORD
  JACK FORD
  HAYDEN FREEMAN
  OLIVER GOLEMBIEWSKI
  ARLIN KLOOTS
  LUTHER KLOOTS
  SCOTT LAWRENCE
  FINLEY SCHLABACH
  LANDEN SNARSKI
  MAVERIK TORRANCE

Grasshoppers

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

Coaches

  CASEY HILL
  BRIAN LIDDLE
  ANDREW PATESEL

Players

  AIDYN BANKSTON
  CARTER BOLES
  LUCA CAMPBELL
  ELLA HILL
  ADALYN HILL
  PEYTON LIDDLE
  RYLEIGH OYSTER
  LINKEN PATESEL
  ANTHONY ROMANO
  PAXTON TILLEY
  MARTIN YANIGLOS

River Dogs

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

Coaches

  BRANDON HARRIS
  RYAN MULLINS
  RICK ROLOFF

Players

  AVERY BOSSART
  BODHI FRANTA
  BRONSON HARRIS
  JAKXON HUTH
  JOSHUAH HUTH
  BRAXTON LEWIS-ORTIZ
  VINCENT LYNN
  QUINN MULLINS
  EVERETT OLDAKER
  EVERETT ROLOFF
  GAGE SMITH
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Printable Team Rosters/Schedule

Click HERE to view updated T-ball 2022 Schedule

 

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Coaches Resources

COACHES NEEDED!  TRAINING PROVIDED! 
 Plan to attend the Coaches Meeting on March 28 at 7pm inside First Friends Church gym.

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

Picture Day Date: May 21, 2022   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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Standings

Tincaps
0 - 0 - 0
Mudcats
0 - 0 - 0
Thunder
0 - 0 - 0
Bats
0 - 0 - 0
Grasshoppers
0 - 0 - 0
River Dogs
0 - 0 - 0
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Schedule

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Tincaps Mudcats 4/23/22 9:00am field 1
Bats Thunder 4/23/22 9:00am field 2
River Dogs Grasshoppers 4/23/22 9:00am field 3
Tincaps Mudcats 4/30/22 9:00am field 1
Bats Thunder 4/30/22 9:00am field 2
Grasshoppers River Dogs 4/30/22 9:00am field 3
Mudcats River Dogs 5/9/22 5:30pm Field 3
Tincaps Grasshoppers 5/9/22 5:30pm field 2
Bats Thunder 5/9/22 5:30pm field 1
Thunder Tincaps 5/14/22 9:00am Field 3
River Dogs Bats 5/14/22 9:00am Field 2
Grasshoppers Mudcats 5/14/22 9:00am Field 1
Tincaps River Dogs 5/16/22 5:30pm Field 1
Mudcats Bats 5/16/22 5:30pm Field 2
Thunder Grasshoppers 5/16/22 5:30pm Field 3
Bats Tincaps 5/21/22 9:00am Field 3
Thunder Mudcats 5/21/22 9:00am Field 2
River Dogs Grasshoppers 5/21/22 9:00am Field 1
River Dogs Mudcats 5/23/22 5:30pm Field 1
Thunder Bats 5/23/22 5:30pm Field 2
Grasshoppers Tincaps 5/23/22 5:30pm Field 3
Bats Mudcats 5/28/22 9:00am Field 3
River Dogs Tincaps 5/28/22 9:00am Field 2
Grasshoppers Thunder 5/28/22 9:00am Field 1
Bats Grasshoppers 6/4/22 9:00am Field 1
Tincaps Mudcats 6/4/22 9:00am Field 2
River Dogs Thunder 6/4/22 9:00am Field 3
Tincaps Bats 6/6/22 5:30pm Field 1
Grasshoppers River Dogs 6/6/22 5:30pm Field 2
Mudcats Thunder 6/6/22 5:30pm Field 3
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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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