General Information

The FFC Men’s Open Basketball League is designed to provide a competitive men’s league in the Stark area. Based on First Friends Sports Ministry concepts, the league is composed of men 18+ and 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.  Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced.   Registrations are on an individual basis, and all teams are drafted after the open gyms. A team consists of 6 to 8 men. Referees officiating every game.  Open gyms are for paid registered participants only.

 

Date:  May 12 – July 28, 2022

 

Fee:  $70.00 registration fee
$20.00 jersey fee (if you don’t already have the black/red reversible jersey from past seasons)

 

Refund:  ($5.00 fee retained)  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.

 

Registrations is available online now, and paper forms will be available in the church by April 18.  Register online with debit/credit card or with paper forms and check/cash at the Welcome Desk during office hours 9am-3pm, Mon-Fri.  Fee is due with registration.  Click above on “Register Now” to register online.  Deadline is May 19, or when league fills up, whichever occurs first.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION

 

Game Day/Time:  Thursday Evenings, 7pm, 8pm or 9pm  No games June 23.

Seven games scheduled with two Playoffs.

 

Open Gym for those who are registered and paid:  Dates:  May 12 and May 19 at 8:30pm or 9:30pm  Each player will be assigned an assessment time.  Click on the link in the announcement above to view the Open Gym schedule on date of Open Gym.

 

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 sports@firstfriends.org

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Team Rosters

Hornets

Coaches

  BLAKE BRUCE

Players

  AUSTIN BRADY
  COLE DENNISON
  DYLAN EAKINS
  ANDREW HALL
  GRIFFIN LONG
  MO RASOUL
  DWIGHT WILLIAMS

Cavaliers

Coaches

  BILL POULOS

Players

  MARVIN JOHNSON
  COLE LAUTZENHEISER
  JACOB LIGGETT
  JOSHUA RHOADS
  ELIJAH SCARPINO
  BRANDON STEINBAUGH
  MARK VANZANT

Raptors

Coaches

  CRAIG SMITH

Players

  JUSTIN DAGUE
  DEREK GRELLA
  CALEB LANHAM
  BRANDYN NEAL
  PATRICK PYETT
  MATT STROBELT
  DRU YOST

Bucks

Coaches

  FRED WRIGHT

Players

  JUSTIN DENNEWITZ
  JACOB ICKES
  SCOTT ICKES
  JADEN ICKES
  BROCK MCALLISTER
  DJ SPENCER
  BRET WACKERLY
  BENJAMIN WHEELER

Bulls

Coaches

  RYAN BARNETT

Players

  ERIC BALDWIN
  DEMOND CARPENTER
  TYLER MCCONNELL
  DAWSON PHOK
  AVERY SCOTT
  TSHAWN WILLIAMS
  DUSTIN ZELLERS

Heat

Coaches

  JETT TINLIN

Players

  KAYLOP FOUTY-BLANKENSHIP
  ANDREW GEORGE
  JAYLEN HUTCHINS
  ISAYAH KOONCE
  NICK PIERCE
  DEREK SHANKLIN
  ERIC TOMBLIN

Thunder

Coaches

  CHRISTIAN ELLIS

Players

  JALEN COOKS
  JANEIL GRIER
  ARIKO JACKSON
  TYLER JOHNS
  JAMES TOWNSLEY
  JAMES WALLACE
  JARED WILLIAMS

Suns

Coaches

  LANDON THORN

Players

  ISAIAH DONOHUE
  CHRIS FRANKLIN
  VICTOR HOOD
  MARCUS JOHNSON
  KYLAN OWENS
  SAMUEL SCARPINO
  NIK SNYDER

Warriors

Coaches

  LEVERT HARE III

Players

  RICHARD BRADLEY
  TYREL HALL
  TRAVIS HARE
  COLIN HUGHES
  RJ JACKSON
  HAYDEN MILLER
  DEVIN MILLER

Mavericks

Coaches

  BROCK RAMSER

Players

  NATHAN BIEDENBACH
  ANDREW CAPO
  THEODORE EL FAYE
  LUKAS MURPHY
  ELIJAH ROLLISON
  VICTOR ROSARIO
  AUSTIN WARTMAN

Super Sonics

Coaches

  JOSH CANTERBURY

Players

  BRIAR BARABASCH
  JON FRANCE
  WILLIAM LLOYD
  BRUCE MALDONADO
  TYLER NEWMAN
  CALEB TAYLOR
  KENAN WILLIAMS

Bullets

Coaches

  ROGER JONES

Players

  SHAWN CLAWSON
  DAKOTA HOOKER
  GENTRI LILLY
  NICHOLAS MILLER
  JAMAL OWENS
  DAVONTE ROSS
  BRAD ZIMMERMAN
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Printable Rosters & Game Schedule

Please click on the link below to view the Team Rosters and Game schedule.

Men’s Open Summer Basketball Roster/Schedule

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Coaches Resources

Click the links below to access each specific coaching document

Mens Open Rules

9-man Rotation

8-man Rotation

7-man Rotation

6-man Rotation

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Standings

Hornets
4 - 0 - 0
Cavaliers
3 - 1 - 0
Suns
3 - 1 - 0
Bullets
3 - 1 - 0
Bucks
2 - 2 - 0
Heat
2 - 2 - 0
Thunder
2 - 2 - 0
Super Sonics
2 - 2 - 0
Raptors
1 - 3 - 0
Bulls
1 - 3 - 0
Mavericks
1 - 3 - 0
Warriors
0 - 4 - 0
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Schedule

Upcoming Schedule

Home Team Away Team Game Date Game Time Venue
Thunder Raptors 6/30/22 7:00pm East
Mavericks Heat 6/30/22 7:00pm West
Suns Hornets 6/30/22 8:00pm East
Warriors Cavaliers 6/30/22 8:00pm West
Bullets Bulls 6/30/22 9:00pm West
Super Sonics Bucks 6/30/22 9:00pm East
Bucks Hornets 7/7/22 7:00pm East
Mavericks Thunder 7/7/22 7:00pm West
Cavaliers Heat 7/7/22 8:00pm East
Super Sonics Warriors 7/7/22 8:00pm West
Suns Bullets 7/7/22 9:00pm West
Bulls Raptors 7/7/22 9:00pm East
Bulls Bucks 7/14/22 7:00pm East
Warriors Bullets 7/14/22 7:00pm West
Raptors Heat 7/14/22 8:00pm East
Super Sonics Mavericks 7/14/22 8:00pm West
Thunder Suns 7/14/22 9:00pm West
Hornets Cavaliers 7/14/22 9:00pm East
TBA TBA 7/21/22 7:00pm East
TBA TBA 7/21/22 8:00pm East
TBA TBA 7/21/22 9:00pm East
TBA TBA 7/28/22 7:00pm East
TBA TBA 7/28/22 8:00pm East

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Hornets Bulls 5/26/22 8:30pm 85 74 East
Thunder Super Sonics 5/26/22 8:30pm 81 67 West
Cavaliers Raptors 5/26/22 9:30pm 96 59 East
Suns Warriors 5/26/22 9:30pm 60 55 West
Mavericks Bullets 5/26/22 10:30pm 52 64 West
Bucks Heat 5/26/22 10:30pm 44 66 East
Suns Cavaliers 6/2/22 7:00pm 77 106 East
Mavericks Bucks 6/2/22 7:00pm 71 104 West
Warriors Raptors 6/2/22 8:00pm 47 65 East
Bullets Heat 6/2/22 8:00pm 81 68 West
Super Sonics Bulls 6/2/22 9:00pm 50 46 West
Thunder Hornets 6/2/22 9:00pm 65 75 East
Bulls Heat 6/9/22 7:00pm 46 68 East
Super Sonics Bullets 6/9/22 7:00pm 61 46 West
Cavaliers Bucks 6/9/22 8:00pm 97 90 East
Suns Mavericks 6/9/22 8:00pm 70 68 West
Warriors Thunder 6/9/22 9:00pm 53 74 West
Raptors Hornets 6/9/22 9:00pm 65 109 East
Bulls Cavaliers 6/16/22 7:00pm 88 61 East
Super Sonics Suns 6/16/22 7:00pm 74 76 West
Raptors Bucks 6/16/22 8:00pm 67 90 East
Thunder Bullets 6/16/22 8:00pm 50 54 West
Warriors Mavericks 6/16/22 9:00pm 68 89 West
Hornets Heat 6/16/22 9:00pm 80 64 East
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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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