General Information

The First Friends Church (FFC) Men’s Softball League is designed to provide quality competition in a friendly fashion for men age 15 and up based on FFC’s values. The League begins in April and ends in July.  It is open to men in the Stark county area and is split into two divisions by experience.  This is a Bring Your Own Team League. If you are interested in playing, but are not currently on a team, please contact the sports office at or 330-966-6868 for more information.

Teams will play a weekly doubleheader (Note new day Mon – Upper league; Wed – Lower league) starting at 6:15pm. There will be a short devotional time where we share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ every week. Home Team is responsible for devotions.

Location: First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44714



Requirements for Participants:

  • League is for men ages 15 and older.
  • Commitment to playing 80% of all games.
  • This is a “Bring your own Team” league.
  • Completed registration form and payment submitted prior to 1st game
  • Two Divisions based on skill level
  • To register as a team, register online individually and indicate the coach’s name.


Dates:  April 24 – July 31, 2023  NOTE:  Games are on Monday (new day) and Wednesday


Fee:  $70.00  Registration Fee for individual on team, includes jersey. Teams consist of a minimum of a 12 man roster, maximum 15 players.  $15 fee for each extra jersey.

Refund Policy:  $5.00 fee retained if refund requested.  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 Information:  Registration is available now.  Must be on a team to register.  Please email Ryan Barnett if you are a coach of a team.  Register online with debit/credit card payment  or at the church Welcome Desk with check/cash.  Office hours – Mon – Fri 9am-3pm.   Registrations will be accepted until 5/1/23, or league fills up, whichever occurs first.


If on a team, register online as an individual with debit/credit card and indicate on the form who your team coach is.   If you are interested in playing, but are not currently on a team, please do not register online, please contact the sports office at or 330-966-6868 for more information.  


Click on “Register Now” button above to register online with debit/credit card (when available)




There are no skill assessments.


Practice Week:  April 24 and 26, 2022 at 6:15pm and 7:15pm


Make up games TBA, check with coach.



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.


Weather Cancellation Policy:  Evening activities will be re-evaluated by staff and decisions for cancellation will be made and posted on website one hour prior to start of activity.


Questions?  Call 330.966.6868 or email


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Printable Schedule/Rosters

When available:

Please click on links below to download, view, and print: (when available)

Team Rosters

Old Testament Game Schedule

New Testament Game Schedule

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Coaches Resources

Contact Ryan Barnett:

Coaches meeting TBD


Click on the links below to download a printable copy of the listed document(s):


Men’s Softball Rule Book (Click here)


ASA Approved Bats Document


ASA Illegal Bats with certification Sticker


Approved Equipment Website

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We are so glad you are a part of one of our leagues here at First Friends Sports.  We pray that you are having a great week so far. If not, please feel free to share with us any prayer request on needs.
If you have any prayer requests or would like to have a deeper discussion about this topic, please feel free to contact Tim ( or Ryan (

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Past Games

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Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church

© 2023

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Past Games

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