General Information

The First Friends Church (FFC) Men’s Open Basketball League is designed for players of moderate to advanced skill levels to provide quality competition in a friendly fashion for men age 18 to 39 based on First Friends Sports Ministry concepts.  During this unique time of fellowship, biblical concepts will be explored as we seek to elevate Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in all that we do. Registrations are on an individual basis, and all teams are drafted after the open gym assessments.  Open gyms are for paid registered participants only!

 

Men over the age of 39 are invited to participate in this Winter 2021 League.

 

League Dates:  January 5, 2021 – March 16, 2021.

 

Fee:  $60.00 league fee; $20.00 additional for required black/red First Friends jersey (if you don’t have one).
Refund Policy:  ($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.

 

Registration:   Registrations for 2021 Winter league is available now online with debit/credit card payment.  Paper brochures will be available at the church Nov 6 and accepted with check/cash payment at the church welcome desk during office hours Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.  Payment must be received at time of registration. Church offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and for Christmas Holiday break beginning Dec 24.  Office hours will resume on Monday, Jan 4.

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

 

Game Nights:  Note:  New day:  Tuesday  New Times as of Dec 16, 2020:   8pm and 9pm

 

OPEN GYM ASSESSMENTS:

Please click on the link for the Open Gym Assessment Schedule.

NOTE: Open gyms are for registered participants only.

 

Jan 5 and Jan 12:  NOTE:  New times

  • 8pm-9pm – Coaches and Last names beginning with A-M
  • 9pm-10pm – Last names beginning with N-Z

 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM



Questions?  Call 330-966-6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org

 

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Team Rosters

Bulls

Coaches

  JOHN HRAY

Players

  SHAWN CLAWSON
  JOSHUA FONTES
  DAKOTA HOOKER
  ROGER JONES
  COBY MEEK
  EDMUND PRIDDIS
  STEVEN WEESE

Suns

Coaches

  ADAM WEAVER

Players

  JACOB CRISS
  JUSTIN DAGUE
  MASON DEGLER
  LUKE MAY
  PEYTON RHODES
  DANIEL SMITH
  BENJAMIN WHEELER

Heat

Coaches

  BRYAN ALMESTICA

Players

  NOLLAND ALMESTICA
  DAVANTE DOTSON
  KAYLOP FOUTY-BLANKENSHIP
  BRANDON KIMBEL
  CALEB NORRICK
  CARMON SEDMOCK
  CRAIG SMITH

Super Sonics

Coaches

  JOSH CANTERBURY

Players

  JAMES DOBRA
  TYLER NEWMAN
  JOHNNY ONDERAK
  CJ OSBORN
  PATRICK PYETT
  SAMUEL SCARPINO
  ELIJAH SCARPINO

Gaitors

Coaches

  MARK YOUNGMAN

Players

  BRIAR BARABASCH
  AARON GRESHAM
  JAKE HOUSE
  JUSTIN KEENEY
  COLE LAUTZENHEISER
  JOSIAH SPENCER
  ISAAC STEMPLE

Raptors

Coaches

  DAN KAMWESA

Players

  LEVERT HARE III
  TRAVIS HARE
  MARK LORENZ
  HAYDEN MILLER
  BRANDYN NEAL
  RYAN SWEISTHAL
  ERIC TOMBLIN

Lakers

Coaches

  CHRISTIAN ELLIS

Players

  BRANDON DEVEREAUX
  ZAC MCMILLEN
  DEANGELO SNELL
  JESSE TINLIN
  JETT TINLIN
  MITCHELL ZIMMERMAN
  BRAD ZIMMERMAN

Cavaliers

Coaches

  DANTE SABATUCCI

Players

  TYLER ALBAUGH
  FOU HAYEK
  CALEB LANHAM
  PEYTON MITRES
  MICHAEL REY PALISBO
  CHRIS QUICCI
  SHAWN YOST
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Printable Roster/Schedule

Please click on link to view and print Team Rosters and Game Schedule

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Coaches Resources

Click the links below to access each specific coaching document

 

Men’s Open Rules

9-man Rotation

8-man Rotation

7-man Rotation

6-man Rotation

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Standings

Bulls
6 - 0 - 0
Gaitors
6 - 0 - 0
Suns
3 - 3 - 0
Raptors
3 - 3 - 0
Lakers
3 - 3 - 0
Heat
1 - 5 - 0
Super Sonics
1 - 5 - 0
Cavaliers
1 - 5 - 0
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Schedule

Upcoming Schedule

Home Team Away Team Game Date Game Time Venue
Lakers Heat 3/2/21 8:00pm East
Cavaliers Suns 3/2/21 8:00pm West
Bulls Gaitors 3/2/21 9:00pm East
Raptors Super Sonics 3/2/21 9:00pm West
TBA TBA 3/9/21 8:00pm
TBA TBA 3/16/21 8:00pm

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Raptors Gaitors 1/19/21 8:00pm 50 78 east court
Bulls Suns 1/19/21 8:00pm 70 50 west court
Lakers Super Sonics 1/19/21 9:00pm 87 57 east court
Cavaliers Heat 1/19/21 9:00pm 102 71 west court
Lakers Bulls 1/26/21 8:00pm 51 68 east court
Super Sonics Heat 1/26/21 8:00pm 54 77 west court
Gaitors Suns 1/26/21 9:00pm 71 57 west court
Raptors Cavaliers 1/26/21 9:00pm 66 48 east court
Suns Raptors 2/2/21 8:00pm 60 64 east court
Cavaliers Lakers 2/2/21 8:00pm 67 72 west court
Bulls Super Sonics 2/2/21 9:00pm 59 53 east court
Heat Gaitors 2/2/21 9:00pm 64 90 west court
Super Sonics Cavaliers 2/9/21 8:00pm 63 61 east court
Bulls Raptors 2/9/21 8:00pm 72 56 west court
Gaitors Lakers 2/9/21 9:00pm 79 76 west court
Heat Suns 2/9/21 9:00pm 49 79 east court
Heat Bulls 2/16/21 8:00pm 52 101 East
Suns Super Sonics 2/16/21 8:00pm 80 51 West
Cavaliers Gaitors 2/16/21 9:00pm 69 79 East
Lakers Raptors 2/16/21 9:00pm 83 77 West
Raptors Heat 2/23/21 8:00pm 77 59 East
Gaitors Super Sonics 2/23/21 8:00pm 56 54 West
Bulls Cavaliers 2/23/21 9:00pm 66 62 West
Lakers Suns 2/23/21 9:00pm 71 78 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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