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!


League Dates:  January 5 – March 23, 2023


Fee:  $80.00 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 2023 Winter league is available November 17.  Registrations are available online and will be in the church brochure racks by Nov 30.  Payment with debit/credit card is required online and check/cash with paper forms at the church.  The Welcome Desk office hours are 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.



Game Nights:  Thursdays at 7pm, 8pm or 9pm



Dates and Times:  Jan 5 and Jan 12 at 7pm, 8pm or 9pm.  The schedule will be posted on this website page on Jan 5.  Please click on the link for the Open Gym Assessment Schedule at top of page in announcment. (when available)

NOTE: Open gyms are for registered participants only.


Questions?  Call 330-966-6868 or email


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Printable Roster/Schedule

Please click on link to view and print Team Rosters and Game Schedule (when available)
Men’s 2023 Winter Open League Rosters/Schedule


Please click on link to view and print Tournament Schedule (when available)



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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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Canton, OH 44714

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