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.

 

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

 

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, near the end of the season.

 

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

 

End of Season Celebration: June 19, 2021 at 10:30am, subject to change due to Covid 19.  Details to be announced at later date.

 

 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 back mid March and contact Sports Office.

 

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

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

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

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)

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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