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 4, 2024  – March 21, 2024

 

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 2024 Winter league will be available by Nov 13.  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, Dec 25-Jan 2.

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

 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM  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:  Thursdays at 7pm, 8pm or 9pm

 

OPEN GYM ASSESSMENTS:

Dates and Times: Jan 4 and Jan 11 at 7pm, 8pm or 9pm  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 sports@firstfriends.org

 

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Team Rosters

Rockets

Coaches

  BLAKE BRUCE

Players

  NATE GIBSON
  ZELONDRE HALL
  JOHNATHAN JONES
  MORICE LAMAR
  LINDSAY RIGBY
  MICHAEL SOMMERS
  JETT TINLIN

Heat

Coaches

  DASEAN BURNETT

Players

  CHANCE BERKSHIRE
  ZAYDEN BLILE
  DJ BROWN
  BRANDON JAYNES
  BRICEN PLEDGURE
  BRET WACKERLY
  FRED WRIGHT

Cavaliers

Coaches

  ERIC PALISWAT

Players

  JACOB CRISS
  GENTRI LILLY
  MASON MADENFORT
  NATHAN PAINTER
  BILL POULOS
  JOSHUA RHOADS
  BRAD ZIMMERMAN

Globetrotters

Coaches

  LANDON THORN

Players

  RICHARD BRADLEY
  ANTHONY GAGE
  BROCK MCALLISTER
  BRANDYN NEAL
  JOSIAH SPENCER
  MATT STROBELT

Warriors

Coaches

  GENO MYERS

Players

  VINCE CARPENTER
  NICK DIROCCO
  TYLER JOHNS
  OWNY JOHNSON
  WILLIAM LLOYD
  SHALAMAR RISBY
  MALACHI WATTS-JACKSON

Spurs

Coaches

  ANDREW HALL

Players

  LONNEL BUSH
  NICHOLAS FERNANDEZ
  JARED GRIMES
  MARVIN JOHNSON
  ANDREW MILLER
  PEYTON MITRES
  BRANDON OWENS

Mavs

Coaches

  NATE E CHESTER

Players

  JUSTIN DAGUE
  DEREK GRELLA
  ROBERT HAWKINS
  AARON MARTIN
  TURON PARKER
  LAITH SALEH
  YIANNI VELLIOS

Blazers

Coaches

  RYAN BARNETT

Players

  MATTHEW BEABER
  THEODORE EL FAYE
  TOMMY ELFAYE
  JALEN FOSTER
  MIKE LOVE
  JASON SCHUMACHER
  DWAYNE SPENCER

Lakers

Coaches

  ANDREW GEORGE

Players

  CHUCK CARD
  JAYLEN HUTCHINS
  JORDAN KIRBY
  KYLE ROSIER
  DAVONTE ROSS
  TYLER TOKIE
  BENJAMIN WALKER

Tigers

Coaches

  DEREK SHANKLIN

Players

  SAM CALAVITTA
  LANDEN DEMOS
  KAYLOP FOUTY-BLANKENSHIP
  KYLE KEIPER
  ISAYAH KOONCE
  SABAR LEMOINE
  ADRIAN PRINCE

Flint Tropics

Coaches

  ETHAN LAUGHMAN

Players

  STEVE BARR
  JASON EPPLEY
  JACOB ICKES
  ELI LAUGHMAN
  DOMINIC POWELL
  STEVEN SHIMKO
  DANTE WOODSON

Timberwolves

Coaches

  WILLIAM LAWRENCE

Players

  JARET ANDERSON
  IAN BONSKY
  DAVANTE DOTSON
  DENNIS LEEK JE
  GIOVANNI PELLEGRENE
  JARED SCOTT
  GARRETT SIN

Thunder

Coaches

  ZEKE YOST

Players

  CHRISTIAN ELLIS
  JEREMY ESLICH
  BRYAN HANZE
  VICTOR HOOD
  LEVI MACADAM
  CRAIG SMITH
  ERIC TOMBLIN

Grizzlies

Coaches

  ROGER JONES

Players

  RYAN CLAWSON
  SHAWN CLAWSON
  DAKOTA HOOKER
  RYAN LAHR
  EVAN MALINOWSKI
  TYLER NEWMAN
  SAMUEL SCARPINO
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Printable Roster/Schedule

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

 

Men’s 2024 Winter Open League Rosters

 

Men’s 2024 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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Standings

Heat
4 - 1 - 0
Warriors
4 - 1 - 0
Blazers
4 - 1 - 0
Flint Tropics
4 - 1 - 0
Cavaliers
3 - 2 - 0
Tigers
3 - 2 - 0
Thunder
3 - 2 - 0
Rockets
2 - 3 - 0
Globetrotters
2 - 3 - 0
Mavs
2 - 3 - 0
Grizzlies
2 - 3 - 0
Lakers
1 - 4 - 0
Timberwolves
1 - 4 - 0
Spurs
0 - 5 - 0
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Schedule

Upcoming Schedule

Home Team Away Team Game Date Game Time Venue
Lakers Mavs 2/22/24 7:00pm E
Rockets Spurs 2/22/24 7:00pm W
Thunder Heat 2/22/24 8:00pm E
Flint Tropics Timberwolves 2/22/24 8:00pm W
Warriors Tigers 2/22/24 9:00pm E
Cavaliers Grizzlies 2/22/24 9:00pm W
Globetrotters Blazers 2/22/24 10:00pm E
Tigers Grizzlies 2/29/24 7:00pm E
Warriors Thunder 2/29/24 7:00pm W
Blazers Rockets 2/29/24 8:00pm E
Flint Tropics Globetrotters 2/29/24 8:00pm W
Heat Timberwolves 2/29/24 9:00pm E
Mavs Spurs 2/29/24 9:00pm W
Cavaliers Lakers 2/29/24 10:00pm E
Warriors Globetrotters 3/7/24 7:00pm E
Blazers Grizzlies 3/7/24 7:00pm W
Cavaliers Thunder 3/7/24 8:00pm E
Heat Rockets 3/7/24 8:00pm W
Flint Tropics Tigers 3/7/24 9:00pm E
Mavs Timberwolves 3/7/24 9:00pm W
Lakers Spurs 3/7/24 10:00pm E
TBA TBA 3/14/24 7:00pm E
TBA TBA 3/14/24 8:00pm E
TBA TBA 3/14/24 9:00pm E
TBA TBA 3/14/24 10:00pm E
TBA TBA 3/21/24 7:00pm E
TBA TBA 3/21/24 8:00pm E

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Spurs Timberwolves 1/18/24 7:00pm 77 78 East
Heat Lakers 1/18/24 7:00pm 72 69 West
Mavs Flint Tropics 1/18/24 8:00pm 64 67 East
Grizzlies Warriors 1/18/24 8:00pm 68 70 West
Rockets Cavaliers 1/18/24 9:00pm 47 52 East
Tigers Globetrotters 1/18/24 9:00pm 66 74 West
Blazers Thunder 1/18/24 10:00pm 89 69 East
Rockets Tigers 1/25/24 7:00pm 72 75 West
Thunder Globetrotters 1/25/24 7:00pm 80 66 East
Lakers Warriors 1/25/24 8:00pm 60 71 East
Timberwolves Blazers 1/25/24 8:00pm 52 65 West
Mavs Cavaliers 1/25/24 9:00pm 88 86 East
Spurs Heat 1/25/24 9:00pm 84 90 West
Grizzlies Flint Tropics 1/25/24 10:00pm 48 66 East
Mavs Thunder 2/1/24 7:00pm 91 92 West
Tigers Cavaliers 2/1/24 7:00pm 59 92 East
Spurs Grizzlies 2/1/24 8:00pm 52 80 East
Heat Globetrotters 2/1/24 8:00pm 71 65 West
Lakers Flint Tropics 2/1/24 9:00pm 39 100 East
Blazers Warriors 2/1/24 9:00pm 73 76 West
Timberwolves Rockets 2/1/24 10:00pm 63 81 East
Rockets Flint Tropics 2/8/24 7:00pm 63 71 E
Timberwolves Grizzlies 2/8/24 7:00pm 79 87 W
Spurs Tigers 2/8/24 8:00pm 74 75 W
Mavs Globetrotters 2/8/24 8:00pm 77 69 E
Blazers Cavaliers 2/8/24 9:00pm 79 70 E
Lakers Thunder 2/8/24 9:00pm 86 93 W
Heat Warriors 2/8/24 10:00pm 72 71 E
Grizzlies Lakers 2/15/24 7:00pm 47 69 E
Blazers Heat 2/15/24 7:00pm 102 72 W
Spurs Warriors 2/15/24 8:00pm 59 64 W
Rockets Thunder 2/15/24 8:00pm 87 69 E
Cavaliers Flint Tropics 2/15/24 9:00pm 72 60 E
Timberwolves Globetrotters 2/15/24 9:00pm 60 74 W
Tigers Mavs 2/15/24 10:00pm 92 82 E
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5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714
330-966-6868
sports@firstfriends.org

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