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. 1 – Nov. 17, 2022

 

Fee: $80.00 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.

 

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 online and in church brochure racks at least one month prior to start of league. 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:  Sept 1 and Sept 8 at 7pm, 8pm or 9pm.   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 sports@firstfriends.org

 

 

 

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Team Rosters

Suns

Coaches

  LANDON THORN

Players

  DASEAN BURNETT
  JOSH CANTERBURY
  JACOB CRISS
  DAVANTE DOTSON
  TYLER NEWMAN
  NIK SNYDER

Cavs

Coaches

  BENJAMIN EDMISTEN

Players

  JUSTIN DAGUE
  MARVIN JOHNSON
  BRUCE MALDONADO
  BRANDYN NEAL
  NICK PIERCE
  DEWUAN SPENCER
  MATT STROBELT

Grizzlies

Coaches

  JACOB KERNELL

Players

  JASON EPPLEY
  KAYLOP FOUTY-BLANKENSHIP
  DEREK GRELLA
  ISAYAH KOONCE
  JAMAL OWENS
  CRAIG SMITH
  DWAYNE II (DJ) SPENCER

Super Sonics

Coaches

  SETH SNODE

Players

  MELO CASTILLO
  LEVERT HARE III
  TRAVIS HARE
  MYLES MARTIN
  MO RASOUL
  PAUL TARVER
  DEVON THOMAS

Bullets

Coaches

  ROGER JONES

Players

  BRIAR BARABASCH
  SHAWN CLAWSON
  JACOB GILMORE
  JASE GREEN
  DAKOTA HOOKER
  EVAN MALINOWSKI
  KENAN WILLIAMS

Wizards

Coaches

  RYAN BARNETT

Players

  DJ HAGGINS
  KYLE KEIPER
  DEJON NEWELL
  PATRICK PYETT
  SAMUEL SCARPINO
  JARED SCOTT
  JETT TINLIN

Lakers

Coaches

  ANDREW GEORGE

Players

  JAYLEN HUTCHINS
  DRAGON MARTINEZ
  REUBEN NICHOLSON
  DAVONTE ROSS
  DEREK SHANKLIN
  ERIC TOMBLIN
  BRAD ZIMMERMAN

Spurs

Coaches

  ANDREW HALL

Players

  CHRISTOPHER FRANKLIN
  VICTOR HOOD
  COLE LAUTZENHEISER
  PEYTON MITRES
  BILL POULOS
  JOSHUA RHOADS
  BRANDON STEINBAUGH

Hornets

Coaches

  BLAKE BRUCE

Players

  JASON ROSENDARY
  ZACHARY STEARNS
  JALEN VAUGHN
  JOSHUA VEPPERT
  SHERMAN WILKINSON
  ERIC WILLIAM
  DWIGHT WILLIAMS

Timberwolves

Coaches

  GRIFFIN LONG

Players

  NATHAN BIEDENBACH
  AUSTIN BRADY
  NATE E CHESTER
  DAN DECHELLIS
  DYLAN EAKINS
  THEODORE ELFAYE
   BRANDON EMRICK
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Printable Roster and Schedule

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

Men’s Open Basketball Roster

 

Men’s Open Basketball Schedule

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Coaches Resources

Date of Draft:  Sept 8, 2022

Adult Basketball Rules (click on link to view)

Abuse Prevention Policy

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Devotionals

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.

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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