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  – July

 

Fee:  $70.00 registration fee (2022 fee subject to change)
$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.

 

Registration will be available online and paper forms will be available in the church at least one month prior to the start of the league.  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 (when available).  Deadline is TBA, or when league fills up, whichever occurs first.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION  (when available)

 

Game Day/Time: TBA

 

Open Gym for those who are registered and paid:  Dates:  TBA  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
  DEVIN MILLER
  HAYDEN 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 (when available).

Men’s Open Summer Basketball Roster/Schedule

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Coaches Resources

Click the links below to access each specific coaching document

Adult Basketball 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
330-966-6868
sports@firstfriends.org

A ministry of  First Friends Church

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