General Information

This league runs from April 6 to June 20, 2020.

 

This is a parent participation league that promotes family relationships with the primary goal of having fun. The league is designed to give the boys and girls ages 5-6 and parents a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of catching, throwing, hitting and base running. 

 

This league uses a cloth-covered “ragball” to ensure safety for young players. The league concludes with a festival day that includes events, food, and awards for each participant.

 

Festival Date: June 20 at 10:30 am inside First Friends gym.  First Friends will provide main dish and soda/water for everyone.  Please plan to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

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Important Information

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

 

$60.00 Registration Fee | *Please do not include your Sports Fees in your church offering*
($5.00 Fee for refunds) 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.

 

SEASON RUN FROM April 6 – June 20, 2020

 

-Parents’ Meeting:  Monday, March 23 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  It will be held at First Friends Church (Enter through front entrance and follow signs).

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

 

-Practice Days & Times: MONDAY ONLY at 5:30 – 6:45 pm OR 6:30 – 7:45 pm.
First Practice: week of April 6 | Team Rosters and Schedules: posted on Friday, April 3 (on website)

On weekdays practices will start with a 15 min. devotional time, from 6:30-6:45 pm for all teams.

 

-Game Day & Times: Saturdays at 9:00 am or 10:30 am and will be approximately 70 minutes long at First Friends Church (5455 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44714) and some weekdays near the end of season at Simpson UMC (4900 Middlebranch Ave. NE, Canton, Ohio 44705). Each player will have a chance to play all positions and the entire roster bats. No score is kept in the games.

 

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

 

-Equipment Needed: Baseball glove needed. Baseball cleats (no metal cleats) and pants are recommended.  Players should wear comfortable clothes and, though it is not required, it is suggested that players have baseball cleats (no metal spikes, only plastic).  First Friends Church provides the balls, batters helmets and tees.  If you would like to bring your own helmet, you are welcome to.  All helmets must have a face mask and chin strap.

In addition, there will be a limited number of bats available for use.  Many players opt to purchase their own and bring them… but that is completely up to you. All bats must comply with Little League regulations. https://www.littleleague.org/playingrules/bat-information/usa-baseball-bat-standard-faq/

 

Registrations for 2020 league are available online and payment with debit/credit card required. They will be in the church brochure racks by Jan 24 and payment required with check/cash at Welcome Desk Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm. Deadline to register March 30 by 4 pm, or until league fills up, whichever occurs first. Will consider late registrations if space available. Jerseys ordered after March 30 may not arrive by first game. Register your child in the appropriate age group! Child must be appropriate age by July 1 of the current year to be eligible to participate.

 

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

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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 Meeting.  Date and time will be determined and posted on website at later date.  Please check by in early March and contact Sports Office.

 

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

 

Coaches Manual (coming soon)

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

Click here to view Parent Meeting Notes

 

 

 

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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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