The FFC High School League is designed for boys who have had some experience playing basketball and are looking for fun and fellowship at the community level. This league is geared toward developing teamwork skills in addition to individual playing skills. For this league, regulation basketballs are used (29.5), and the hoop is raised to 10 feet.

This league runs from March to May each year.

20 minutes after each game we take time to share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ in our huddle time. Players and coaches are also encouraged to memorize scripture verses weekly.

Note: According to OHSAA regulations, boys who have participated on school teams may play in First Friends Leagues, however there may not be more then two players from the same school team on any recreational team. This rule excludes seniors.

Registration Registration is available online at our website and brochures will be available in the church hall brochure racks by Jan 27, 2017 . The league fills up quickly, please register as soon as possible to secure a spot in the league.
Fees $60.00 Registration fee ($5.00 fee for refund)
$20.00 Jersey fee All Out Sports jerseys, please plan to purchase new jersey if you don't already have one.
No refund will be given to any player who withdraws on or after the first week of practice. 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.
Duration March 18, 2017 to May 12, 2017
Location First Friends Church Gym
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714


League Dates: March 18 to May 12 Age Group:  Boys in grades 9 – 12 Divided into two divisions by grade and/or skill     Practice Days:  March 23 and March 24, one practice day for each division.  Times will be at 5, 6 or 7pm, possibly 8pm  Game Days: Monday & Friday or  Tuesday & Thursday  Times:  Mon, Tue 5, 6 or 7pm Thur, Fri 5, 6, 7, or 8pm  No Games week of March 27 – March 31.  Games begin week of April 3   Questions? Contact First Friends Sports Outreach at 330.966.6868 or

Skill Assessment Dates: Note Change from previous schedule!  Please plan to attend all skill assessments and arrive 10-15 minutes early for check in.  Please wear your jersey if you have one, or one with a number on the back, if possible.   First Assessment:  Saturday, March 18th, schedule is as follows:  Last names beginning with A-C (9:00am), D-G (10:00am), H-K (11:00am), L-N (12:00pm), P-R (1:00pm), S-Z (2:00pm)  Second Assessment:  Monday, Mar 20th or Tuesday, Mar 21st, schedule will be announced after Mar 18th, times will be at 5, 6 or 7pm.

Note: These leagues are going to be drafted according to ability, to best serve each player.  One request can be made, however, they ARE NOT guaranteed.   We follow OSHA REGULATIONS, there will be NO MORE than 2 high school players from the same school on the same team.
**Disclaimer: Please note that fairness and positive competition are a high priority in our program.  Thus, our league leadership reserves the right to alter team rosters/move players once scrimmages have been
played in order to balance teams if necessary.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
The High School League is divided into 2 divisions listed below:

Western Conference

Eastern Conference

Coaches Meetings:  Saturday, March 11 at 10:00am (10:00am is the correct time, the brochure lists 9am) and Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00pm.  Please indicate on your son’s registration form that you would like to coach and plan to attend one of these meetings.

2017 High School Basketball Rulebook (Click link to download)

Coaches Code of Conduct (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

Commitment to League Rules (Click here to download) – Needs Signed and Returned

Ohio Youth Concussion Test (Click Link)

Click on this link to complete a Background Check


Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church