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 6 – March 24, 2022

 

Fee:  $70.00 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 2022 Winter league are available online now.  Registrations will be available in the church brochure racks by Nov 5.  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 beginning Dec 24 – Jan 2.  Office hours will resume on Monday, Jan 3, 2022.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

 

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

 

OPEN GYM ASSESSMENTS:

Dates and Times:  Jan 6 and Jan 13 at 7pm, 8pm or 9pm.  Please click on the link for the Open Gym Assessment Schedule. (when available)

NOTE: Open gyms are for registered participants only.

 

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

 

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Team Rosters

Lakers

Coaches

  JOSH CANTERBURY

Players

  JAY ABRAMS
  MARTEZ GREEN
  BRUCE MALDONADO
  ANTON MILINI
  TYLER NEWMAN
  CALEB TAYLOR
  BRAD ZIMMERMAN

Grizzlies

Coaches

  WILLIAM LAWRENCE

Players

  BRANDON DEVEREAUX
  DAVANTE DOTSON
  JOHNATHAN JONES
  TONY KING
  MICHAEL REY PALISBO
  LINDSAY RIGBY
  JARED SCOTT

Cavs

Coaches

  JACK UNGASHICK

Players

  CHRISTIAN ELLIS
  ADAM FEICHT
  MARCUS JOHNSON
  CALEB LANHAM
  PATRICK PYETT
  NATHAN SCHOONOVER
  KENAN WILLIAMS

Heat

Coaches

  JETT TINLIN

Players

  JARET ANDERSON
  KYLE BORON
  RHYS COFFELT
  JEFF ECKSTEIN
  ISAAC MILLER
  PEYTON MITRES
  DEREK SHANKLIN

Suns

Coaches

  NIK SNYDER

Players

  ISAIAH BRYANT
  JACOB CRISS
  KAYLOP FOUTY-BLANKENSHIP
  ROBERT HAWKINS
  ISAYAH KOONCE
  DENNIS LEEK JR
  JON VOTAW

Gaitors

Coaches

  MARK YOUNGMAN

Players

  DJ HAGGINS
  FOU HAYEK
  DRAGON MARTINEZ
  CALUB MATYAS
  DELYON ROBERTSON
  JOSIAH SPENCER
  JAMES WALLACE

Celtics

Coaches

  BLAKE BRUCE

Players

  RICHARD BRADLEY
  BRANDON KIMBEL
  DEJON NEWELL
  ERIC PALISWAT
  DAEJON RUCKER
  DEVON THOMAS
  DAVID TUCKER

Bullets

Coaches

  ROGER JONES

Players

  SHAWN CLAWSON
  JASE GREEN
  BRANDON OWENS
  BRANDON RALSTON
  THOMAS ROSS
  BRANDON STEINBAUGH
  ERIC TOMBLIN

Warriors

Coaches

  LEVERT HARE III

Players

  RYAN HANLON
  ELIJAH KIEFER
  COLE LAUTZENHEISER
  TYLER MUTIGLI
  JOSHUA RHOADS
  GREG SMITH
  ERIC SMITH

Hornets

Coaches

  RYAN BARNETT

Players

  JUSTIN MOORE
  BRANDYN NEAL
  DAKOTA SHAW
  MATT STROBELT
  RYAN TAYLOR
  CHAZ TRAVIS
  DWIGHT WILLIAMS

Bulls

Coaches

  KEVIN KIDD

Players

  NATE JACKSON
  DE'JEAN KING
  PAUL ORTIZ
  JASON ROSENDARY
  SAMUEL SCARPINO
  PAUL TARVER
  YIANNI VELLIOS

Bucks

Coaches

  FRED WRIGHT

Players

  JUSTIN DAGUE
  NICK DIROCCO
  MARVIN JOHNSON II
  JAMAL OWENS
  MIKE PORTER
  CARMON SEDMOCK
  BRET WACKERLY
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Printable Roster/Schedule

Please click on link to view and print Team Rosters and Game Schedule
Men’s 2022 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

 

Men’s 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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