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:  Normally begins in September and end in November.  Fall 2020 Session Cancelled due to Covid 19 limitations. Please click on the link to read our Fall Sports Announcement at top of website page. Check back in November for information about winter session.


Fee: $70.00 due with registration (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.


Registration: Registrations will be available online on our website at least one month prior to start. Payment with debit/credit card is required at time of online registration. Registrations will be accepted until Sept. 3 or when league fills up, whichever occurs first.  League fills up quickly, register as soon as able.

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 for both dates:  TBA  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:  Typically Thursdays at 7:15pm, 8:15pm or 9:15pm (times subject to change)


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 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

Coaches Meeting:  Sept 3, 2020.   Date of Draft:  Sept 10 after open gym

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

Abuse Prevention Policy

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5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

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