General Information

The FFC Men’s Open Basketball League is designed to provide a competitive men’s league in the Stark area for men age 18-39. Based on First Friends Sports Ministry concepts, the league is intended to provide competition in a warm and friendly fashion. During this unique time of fellowship, each participant is introduced to the claims of Christ and is encouraged to share with each other during post or pre-game huddles how Christ is impacting their lives.  Some playing experience is preferred, intermediate to advanced skill level. Registrations are on an individual basis, and all teams are drafted after the open gyms. A team consists of 6 to 8 men. 


League Dates:  Sept.  – Nov.


Fee: $80.00 due with registration (2022 fee subject to change)
Additional jersey fee $20.00.   First Friends reversible black/red sports jersey required. (Do not need to purchase if you already have one.)

Refund Policy:  ($5.00 fee for all refunds)  No refund will be given to any player who withdraws on or after the first week of games. 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.


Requests:  Requests are not guaranteed. Teams are drafted by the coaches.  Requests that affect the competitive balance of the team cannot be honored.

Registration: Registrations will be available one month before the league begins.   Payment with debit/credit card is required at time of online registration.  Paper registrations will be accepted at the church Welcome Desk Mon-Fri 9am – 3pm with check/cash payment.  All registrations accepted until TBA, or when league fills up, whichever occurs first.  League fills up quickly, register as soon as able.  Please do not include your Sports Fee in your church offering.

Click on “Register Now” button above, when available to register online.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM Payment of check/cash required with paper form.


Open Gym:  For pre-registered paid participants only.  Two open gyms:  TBA  Schedule will be posted on this website page day of open gym, check schedule before attending.   Please wear your FFC black/red sports jersey.  New ones will be available to purchase at the Sports office near the gym.


Game Day/Times:  Thursdays Times 7pm, 8pm or 9pm



Gender Policy Statement: (Oct 12, 2017)  Please note that when we list ‘boy’s/men’s’ or ‘girl’s/women’s’ we are referring to the birth gender of the participant. For all of our leagues, classes, unless they are designated as Coed, it is our policy that players participate within the gender designation that complies with the previous statement. We want to thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.


Questions? Call 330-966-6868 or email




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Printable Roster and Schedule

Please click on the link below to view Printable Roster/Schedule (when available)

Men’s Open Basketball Roster


Men’s Open Basketball Schedule

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Coaches Resources

Date of Draft:  TBA

Adult Basketball Rules (click on link to view)

Abuse Prevention Policy

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Devotional attendance is required. Anyone who misses a team devotional will have to sit out the first 12 minutes of the next game. Devotionals are after the 7:00pm and 8:00pm games. If you play in the 9:00pm game, your devotional will be at 8:45pm before your game starts. Again, devotionals are a required part of the league.

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5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

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