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 9 – Nov 18, 2021

 

Fee: $70.00 due with registration
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.

 

Registration: Registrations will be available online June 24, 2021. Payment with debit/credit card is required at time of online registration. Registrations will be available in the church brochure racks July 9,  and accepted at the church Welcome Desk Mon-Fri 9am – 3pm with check/cash payment.  All registrations accepted until Sept. 9, 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 HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM Payment of check/cash required with paper form.

 

Open Gym:  For pre-registered paid participants only.  Two open gyms:  Sept 9 & Sept 16 Times: 7, 8 or 9pm.  Schedule for both dates 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 at 7:00pm, 8:00pm or 9:00pm

 

Click on the link below to complete the Return to Play Waiver.
ADULT: https://firstfriends.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/64/responses/new

 

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 sports@firstfriends.org

 

 

 

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Team Rosters

Cavs

Coaches

  JOEY NEWTON

Players

  ADAM FILM
  PATRICK KOKINDA
  MICHAEL MAITERT
  BRUCE MALDONADO
  CRAIG PRIESTER
  DAVONTE ROSS
  CRAIG SMITH

Bullets

Coaches

  COLE LAUTZENHEISER

Players

  FOU HAYEK
  VICTOR HOOD
  CHASE LAUTZENHEISER
  CONRAD MILLER
  JOSHUA RHOADS
  ELIJAH SCARPINO
  NATHAN SCHOONOVER

Warriors

Coaches

  LEVERT HARE III

Players

  KYLE CRICK
  DJ HAGGINS
  JOHNNY MONTELLO
  SAMUEL SCARPINO
  ANTHONY STINSON
  ERIC TOMBLIN

Gaitors

Coaches

  MARK YOUNGMAN

Players

  BRIAR BARABASCH
  YABACUSHYANEI BENNETT
  ADAM GNAP
  EVAN PETTY
  HARRISON SALER
  DYLAN WHALEY
  TSHAWN WILLIAMS

Jazz

Coaches

  WILLIAM LAWRENCE

Players

  CHRISTIAN ELLIS
  KAYLOP FOUTY-BLANKENSHIP
  ISAYAH KOONCE
  JOHN LOWERY
  PATRICK PYETT
  JARED SCOTT
  JARED TAYLOR

Suns

Coaches

  JOSH CANTERBURY

Players

  DAZZEIL ADAMS
  JACOB CRISS
  JUSTIN DAGUE
  ANDREW KNOX
  ISAAC MILLER
  TYLER NEWMAN
  CALEB TAYLOR

Hornets

Coaches

  RYAN BARNETT

Players

  ADAM FEICHT
  BENJAMIN LINVILLE
  CALUB MATYAS
  GENO MYERS
  BRANDON OWENS
  TERRENCE PLOTNER
  JACK UNGASHICK

Grizzlies

Coaches

  BRANDYN NEAL

Players

  HASSAN BEARD
  KYLE DUALE
  FRANK LEOPOLD
  MO RASOUL
  RYAN SMITH
  NIK SNYDER
  MATT STROBELT

Royals

Coaches

  ROGER JONES

Players

  SHAWN CLAWSON
  ROBERT HAWKINS
  DAKOTA HOOKER
  BILL POULOS
  CODY SILVERTHORN
  TYLER VIRGIL
  DWIGHT WILLIAMS

Heat

Coaches

  JETT TINLIN

Players

  LONNEL BUSH
  EDMUND PRIDDIS
  ROBERT RICHARDS
  DEREK SHANKLIN
  JESSE TINLIN
  ADAM WEAVER

Bulls

Coaches

  JOHN HRAY

Players

  AUSTIN CLAPPER
  DAVANTE DOTSON
  JOSHUA FONTES
  CALEB LANHAM
  JOSHUA MILLER
  JASON ROSENDARY
  STEVEN WEESE

Lakers

Coaches

  GENTRI LILLY

Players

  CHEZARAY BROWN
  DERRICK DANIELS
  RANDALL MAYLE
  JAMES MOORE
  PAUL TARVER
  KENAN WILLIAMS
  BRAD ZIMMERMAN
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Printable Schedule

Please click on the link below to view Printable Roster/Schedule

Men’s Open Basketball Roster and Schedule

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Coaches Resources

Date of Draft:  Sept 16

Men’s Open Basketball Rules (click on link to view)

Abuse Prevention Policy

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East

Standings

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away Score Home Score

Team Rosters

Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714
330-966-6868
sports@firstfriends.org

A ministry of  First Friends Church

© 2022

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Standings

Warriors
3 - 0 - 0
Gaitors
2 - 0 - 0
Hornets
1 - 0 - 0
Heat
1 - 0 - 0
Bullets
1 - 2 - 0
Jazz
1 - 2 - 0
Cavs
0 - 2 - 0
Suns
0 - 2 - 0
Grizzlies
0 - 1 - 0
Royals
0 - 0 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away Score Home Score
Warriors Cavs 9/23/21 50 45
Bullets Jazz 9/23/21 51 53
Suns Gaitors 9/23/21 63 76
Cavs Gaitors 9/30/21 56 73
Bullets Suns 9/30/21 76 62
Jazz Warriors 9/30/21 48 58
Hornets Jazz 10/7/21 48 40
Grizzlies Warriors 10/7/21 52 71
Heat Bullets 10/7/21 57 56

Team Rosters

Cavs

Coaches

  JOEY NEWTON

Players

  ADAM FILM
  PATRICK KOKINDA
  MICHAEL MAITERT
  BRUCE MALDONADO
  CRAIG PRIESTER
  DAVONTE ROSS
  CRAIG SMITH

Bullets

Coaches

  COLE LAUTZENHEISER

Players

  FOU HAYEK
  VICTOR HOOD
  CHASE LAUTZENHEISER
  CONRAD MILLER
  JOSHUA RHOADS
  ELIJAH SCARPINO
  NATHAN SCHOONOVER

Warriors

Coaches

  LEVERT HARE III

Players

  KYLE CRICK
  DJ HAGGINS
  JOHNNY MONTELLO
  SAMUEL SCARPINO
  ANTHONY STINSON
  ERIC TOMBLIN

Gaitors

Coaches

  MARK YOUNGMAN

Players

  BRIAR BARABASCH
  YABACUSHYANEI BENNETT
  ADAM GNAP
  EVAN PETTY
  HARRISON SALER
  DYLAN WHALEY
  TSHAWN WILLIAMS

Jazz

Coaches

  WILLIAM LAWRENCE

Players

  CHRISTIAN ELLIS
  KAYLOP FOUTY-BLANKENSHIP
  ISAYAH KOONCE
  JOHN LOWERY
  PATRICK PYETT
  JARED SCOTT
  JARED TAYLOR

Suns

Coaches

  JOSH CANTERBURY

Players

  DAZZEIL ADAMS
  JACOB CRISS
  JUSTIN DAGUE
  ANDREW KNOX
  ISAAC MILLER
  TYLER NEWMAN
  CALEB TAYLOR

Hornets

Coaches

  RYAN BARNETT

Players

  ADAM FEICHT
  BENJAMIN LINVILLE
  CALUB MATYAS
  GENO MYERS
  BRANDON OWENS
  TERRENCE PLOTNER
  JACK UNGASHICK

Grizzlies

Coaches

  BRANDYN NEAL

Players

  HASSAN BEARD
  KYLE DUALE
  FRANK LEOPOLD
  MO RASOUL
  RYAN SMITH
  NIK SNYDER
  MATT STROBELT

Royals

Coaches

  ROGER JONES

Players

  SHAWN CLAWSON
  ROBERT HAWKINS
  DAKOTA HOOKER
  BILL POULOS
  CODY SILVERTHORN
  TYLER VIRGIL
  DWIGHT WILLIAMS

Heat

Coaches

  JETT TINLIN

Players

  LONNEL BUSH
  EDMUND PRIDDIS
  ROBERT RICHARDS
  DEREK SHANKLIN
  JESSE TINLIN
  ADAM WEAVER