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!

 

Date/Time:  Winter 2021 TBA   League normally runs from January to April.  Games played on Thursday evenings.

 

Fee:  $70.00 league fee; $20.00 additional for required black/red First Friends jersey (if you don’t have one) 2020 fees subject to change.
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 will be available in November.  Register online with debit/credit card or at the church welcome desk with paper form and check/cash payment.  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.

 

 

 

League Dates: January 9th– April 2nd

 

Game Nights: Thursdays 8, 9 or 10PM

 

OPEN GYM ASSESMENTS:

 

NOTE: Open gyms are for registered and participants only.

 

Jan 9:

  • 7:15pm – Coaches and Last names beginning with A-M
  • 8:15pm – Last names beginning with N-Z

 

Jan 16:

  • 8:00pm – Coaches and Last names beginning with A-M
  • 9:00pm – 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

Bucks

Coaches

  FRED WRIGHT

Players

  KAYLOP FOUTY-BLANKENSHIP
  BRYAN JACOBS
  PAUL TERRY
  RYAN THOMPSON
  CESAR VANDERPOOL
  YIANNI VELLIOS
  BRET WACKERLY

Clippers

Coaches

  CHRISTIAN ELLIS

Players

  BRANDON DEVEREAUX
  MARVIN JOHNSON
  KEVIN NAY
  JOHNNY ONDERAK
  PATRICK PYETT
  BRAD ZIMMERMAN
  MITCHELL ZIMMERMAN

Heat

Coaches

  DASEAN BURNETT

Players

  CORY BOOGAART
  LEVERT HARE III
  JOSH MOODY
  JACOB MOODY
  BRANDYN NEAL
  MATT STROBELT
  RYAN SWEISTHAL

Mavericks

Coaches

  WILLIAM LAWRENCE

Players

  MICHAEL GILIN
  CALEB LANCASTER
  BRAD MASON
  CHRIS QUICCI
  BRANDON RALSTON
  JOSHUA RHOADS
  JARED SCOTT

Lakers

Coaches

  JERMAINE GAITOR

Players

  LONNEL BUSH
  LEON CAMPBELL
  DREW DUNCAN
  NICHOLAS MCDANIEL
  TRAVIS RICHARDSON
  JUNIOR THOMPSON
  PEDRO WILSON

Trailblazers

Coaches

  JOSH CANTERBURY

Players

  SHAWN CLAWSON
  ADAM FEICHT
  JOSHUA GARGAC
  BRENDAN HILLYER
  DAKOTA HOOKER
  DAVONTE ROSS
  CALEB TAYLOR

Rockets

Coaches

  BROCK RAMSER

Players

  COLE DENNISON
  DAVANTE DOTSON
  ANDRE FOUTNER
  JAMES MACPHEE
  ANTHONY MEREDITH
  ISAAC STEMPLE
  JETT TINLIN

Pistons

Coaches

  BRYAN ALMESTICA

Players

  DYLAN HARSHAW
  VICTOR HOOD
  ADAM NELSON
  DEJON NEWELL
  BRANDON OWENS
  BRYAN PICKERING
  PRESTON VUKOVICH

Jazz

Coaches

  RYAN BARNETT

Players

  JAMES DARROW
  LEEVI GAUGHAN
  HAYDEN MILLER
  BILL POULOS
  PEYTON RHODES
  DAKOTA SHILTS
  NATHAN WEISEL

Cavaliers

Coaches

  JOEY NEWTON

Players

  MICHAEL BRITZMAN
  DARRICK DANIELS
  AARON GRESHAM
  CHRIS MILLER
  MATT SAMELS
  ELIJAH SCARPINO
  SAMUEL SCARPINO
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Printable Roster/Schedule

Please click here to view and print Team Rosters – (click here after open gym)

Please click here to view and print Game Schedule – (click here after open gym)

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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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