General Information

The FFC Men’s Open Basketball League is designed to provide a competitive men’s league in the Stark area for men age 18-39. Based on First Friends Sports Ministry concepts, the league 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.  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  – March


Fee:  $80.00 league fee (2023 fee subject to change)
$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 2024 Winter league will be available in November.  Registrations will be  accepted online with debit/credit card payment and at the church Welcome Desk with paper form and cash/check payment.  If registering online, please check your email immediately after completing registration process for a confirmation email.   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.

Click on “Register Now” button above to register online with debit/credit card.


CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM (when available) and to pay with check/cash at church.


Requests:  Requests are not guaranteed. Teams are drafted by the coaches.  Requests that affect the competitive balance of the team cannot be honored.


Game Nights:  TBA



Dates and Times: TBA  The schedule will be posted on this website page on day of assessments.   Please click on the link for the Open Gym Assessment Schedule at top of page in announcement. (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


Men’s 2023 Winter Open League Game 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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Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church

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