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 18-39 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. 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:  2020 Summer Session May 7 – July 30


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


Registrations will be available online with payment of debit/credit card and will be in the church brochure racks by March 20. Paper registration forms will be accepted at the Welcome Desk Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm with cash or check. Make checks payable to First Friends Church.


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Important Information


League Begins:  May 7, 2020.  Please do not include your sports fee in your church offering.
Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced.  

Open Gym for those who are registered and paid:  May 7 and May 14:  Schedule as follows:  8:15pm – Last Names A-M & Coaches  9:15pm – Last names N-Z   This is for Pre-registered participants only!

Game Day:  Thursday  Times: 7:00 or 8:00pm First Game: May 21
Eight games scheduled with two Playoffs.  No games June 25 due to VBS
Questions?  Call 330-966-6868 or email

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

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.

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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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Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church

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