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 13 – July 29, 2021  No games June 24.

 

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 Feb 22.  Fee is due with registration.  Click above on “Register Now” to register online.  Deadline is May 13, or when league fills up, whichever occurs first.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION

 

Click on the link below to complete the Return to Play Waiver.
ADULT: https://firstfriends.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/64/responses/new

 

Game Day/Time:  Thursdays at 7pm or 8pm or 9pm (Note: added the 9pm game time)

Seven games scheduled with two Playoffs.  No games June 24 due to VBS

 

Open Gym for those who are registered and paid:  May 13 and May 20 at 7:15pm and 8:15pm (NOTE EARLIER TIMES LISTED).  Each player will be assigned an assessment time.  Click on the link in the announcement above to view the Open Gym schedule.

 

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

Heat

Coaches

  BRYAN ALMESTICA

Players

  HASSAN BEARD
  JOSHUA FONTES
  NATE FONTES
  CALEB KOVACH
  JOHNNY ONDERAK
  DWIGHT WILLIAMS

Bullets

Coaches

  ROGER JONES

Players

  SHAWN CLAWSON
  DAKOTA HOOKER
  COLE LAUTZENHEISER
  HAYDEN MILLER
  JOE PETICCA
  BRYON SHELL
  STEVEN WEESE

Nets

Coaches

  PATRICK PYETT

Players

  JULIUS ABRAMS
  BLAKE BRUCE
  LONDON COBBS
  MARTEZ DANIELS
  DJ HAGGINS
  BRUCE MALDONADO
  MO RASOUL

Lakers

Coaches

  DAN KAMWESA

Players

  JUSTIN DAGUE
  RICHARD DURR
  RJ JACKSON
  FRANKLIN LEOPOLD
  DAVONTE ROSS
  RYAN YARIAN
  BRAD ZIMMERMAN

Nuggets

Coaches

  ZEKE YOST

Players

  RICHARD BRADLEY
  LEVERT HARE III
  TRAVIS HARE
  JOEL STRICKLAND
  BENJAMIN WHEELER
  JESSE YOST
  SHAWN YOST

Gaitors

Coaches

  MARK YOUNGMAN

Players

  DAZZEIL ADAMS
  YABACUSHYANEI BENNETT
  JUSTIN KEENEY
  CARLOS PARISH
  DEREK PASSALAQUA
  LANDON THORN

Bobcats

Coaches

  JETT TINLIN

Players

  REECE COWART
  DAVANTE DOTSON
  EDMUND PRIDDIS
  ELIJAH SCARPINO
  SAMUEL SCARPINO
  JESSE TINLIN
  ERIC TOMBLIN

Bucks

Coaches

  FRED WRIGHT

Players

  AUSTIN DALPE
  COLE DENNISON
  JAMES DOBRA
  KAYLOP FOUTY-BLANKENSHIP
  JAYLN STONE-TYLER
  BRET WACKERLY
  JAMES WALLACE

Super Sonics

Coaches

  JOSH CANTERBURY

Players

  WILLIAM BROWN
  ADAM FEICHT
  TYLER NEWMAN
  CHARLES PARSONS
  CRAIG SMITH
  CALEB TAYLOR
  JACK UNGASHICK

Celtics

Coaches

  RAY KARDOHELY

Players

  CORY BOOGAART
  DASEAN BURNETT
  JACOB CRISS
  DERRICK DANIELS
  JONATHAN FORD
  ARTHUR JACKSON
  JAMON THOMPSON

Pelicans

Coaches

  BRANDYN NEAL

Players

  NATHANIEL ADKINS
  TYLER ALBAUGH
  PATRICK KOKINDA
  CALEB LANHAM
  DENNIS LEEK JR
  CHANDLER LETNER
  NIK SNYDER

Hornets

Coaches

  WILLIAM LAWRENCE

Players

  ADAM MODENA
  BILL POULOS
  JOSHUA RHOADS
  JARED SCOTT
  RYAN SMITH
  RYAN SWEISTHAL
  CHASE WORTMAN
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Printable Game Schedule

Please click on the link below to view the game schedule.

Men’s Open Summer Basketball Game 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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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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