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

Some playing experience is preferred. Registrations are on an individual basis, and all teams are drafted after the open gyms. A team consists of 6 to 8 men. Open gyms are for paid registered participants only.

 
Registration Registrations for Fall 2019 league are available online and brochures will be in the church brochure racks in July 19, 2019. Payment must be received at time of registration. Registrations will be accepted until league fills up, or Sept 5, whichever occurs first. Register now, league fills up quickly.
Fees $70.00 Fall season
$20.00 additional for jersey purchase ( Black/Red First Friends Sports jersey required if you did not purchase one since 2014)
($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.
Duration September 5, 2019 to November 21, 2019
Location First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

Please do not include your Sports Fee in your church offering.  Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced   Open Gym –  Pre-Registered Paid Participants ONLY:  Two open gyms:  Sept 5 and Sept 12  Schedule for both dates:  7:15-8:15pm Coaches and Last names beginning with A-M, 8:15 – 9:00pm Last names beginning with N-Z    Game Day: Thursdays   Game Times:  7:15pm, 8:15pm or 9:15pm  First Game:  Sept 19
Coaches Meeting:  Sept 5 at 9pm

Men’s Open Basketball Rules   –  (click on to view)

Gender Policy Statement:  (Oct 12, 2017)

Please note that when we list ‘boy’s/men’s’ or ‘girl’s/women’s’ we are referring to the birth gender of the participant.  For all of our leagues, classes, unless they are designated as Coed, it is our policy that players participate within the gender designation that complies with the previous statement.  We want to thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

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

Teams

Duke

Coaches

  MARK YOUNGMAN

Players

  RYAN FERGUSON
  WILLIAM PATRICK HEIGHTON
  PATRICK KOKINDA
  CALEB LANHAM
  COLE LAUTZENHEISER
  JOSHUA LONG
  JOSHUA RHOADS

Wisconsin

Coaches

  DAN KAMWESA

Players

  NATE JACKSON
  LANCE JONES
  BRYAN PICKERING
  EDMUND PRIDDIS
  SHALAMAR RISBY
  ARLO SPENCER

Michigan

Coaches

  JERMAINE GAITOR

Players

  DREW DUNCAN
  PHIL HALL
  LEVERT HARE
  RJ JACKSON
  KEVIN NAY
  CRAIG SMITH

Ohio State

Texas

Coaches

  ADAM WEAVER

Players

  ERIC DAGUE
  JUSTIN DAGUE
  ADAM FEICHT
  KAYLOP FOUTY-BLANKENSHIP
  FOU HAYEK
  CODY SILVERTHORN

Villanova

Coaches

  WILLIAM LAWRENCE

Players

  MATT DANECKI
  CALEB LANCASTER
  BRIAN OWENS
  SAMUEL SCARPINO
  JARED SCOTT
  RYAN SWEISTHAL

Florida

Coaches

  SPENCER TAYLOR

Players

  JOSH CANTERBURY
  ROBERT EUGENE
  JONATHAN FORD
  DONNIE HAY
  CALEB TAYLOR
  JOSH TAYLOR

Kentucky

Coaches

  CHRISTIAN ELLIS

Players

  BENJAMIN COCHRAN
  AARON GRESHAM
  MICHAEL REY PALISBO
  JORDON RICOSKY
  ELIJAH SCARPINO
  BRAD ZIMMERMAN

Standings

Texas
7 - 3 - 1
Michigan
7 - 4 - 0
Florida
5 - 5 - 0
Ohio State
5 - 4 - 1
Duke
4 - 5 - 0
Kentucky
4 - 5 - 0
Villanova
3 - 6 - 0
Wisconsin
3 - 6 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Game Time Away Score Home Score Venue
Ohio State Michigan 9/19/19 7:30pm 81 94 west court
Kentucky Florida 9/19/19 7:30pm 59 67 east court
Wisconsin Duke 9/19/19 8:30pm 78 80 west court
Villanova Texas 9/19/19 8:30pm 76 70 east court
Michigan Villanova 9/26/19 7:30pm 78 77 east court
Florida Duke 9/26/19 7:30pm 71 60 west court
Kentucky Wisconsin 9/26/19 8:30pm 82 78 east court
Texas Ohio State 9/26/19 8:30pm 67 67 west court
Wisconsin Ohio State 10/3/19 7:30pm 84 85 west court
Texas Kentucky 10/3/19 7:30pm 82 74 east court
Duke Michigan 10/3/19 8:30pm 76 72 east court
Florida Villanova 10/3/19 8:30pm 56 49 west court
Villanova Kentucky 10/10/19 7:30pm 72 100 East
Florida Texas 10/10/19 7:30pm 55 61 West
Duke Ohio State 10/10/19 8:30pm 80 75 West
Michigan Wisconsin 10/10/19 8:30pm 66 71 East
Ohio State Villanova 10/17/19 7:30pm 71 102 East
Texas Michigan 10/17/19 7:30pm 67 78 West
Wisconsin Florida 10/17/19 8:30pm 66 81 West
Kentucky Duke 10/17/19 8:30pm 69 79 East
Wisconsin Texas 10/24/19 7:30pm 67 68 East
Ohio State Kentucky 10/24/19 7:30pm 97 92 West
Villanova Duke 10/24/19 8:30pm 84 71 East
Michigan Florida 10/24/19 8:30pm 82 79 West
Florida Ohio State 10/31/19 7:30pm 58 80 West
Villanova Wisconsin 10/31/19 7:30pm 71 84 East
Duke Texas 10/31/19 8:30pm 63 68 East
Kentucky Michigan 10/31/19 8:30pm 62 55 West
Michigan Ohio State 11/7/19 7:30pm 56 86 West
Florida Kentucky 11/7/19 7:30pm 53 72 East
Texas Villanova 11/7/19 8:30pm 71 57 East
Duke Wisconsin 11/7/19 8:30pm 79 82 West
Duke Florida 11/14/19 7:30pm 66 71 playoffs
Michigan Kentucky 11/14/19 7:30pm 67 57 Playoffs
Wisconsin Ohio State 11/14/19 8:30pm 67 73 playoffs
Villanova Texas 11/14/19 8:30pm 65 69 playoffs
Michigan Ohio State 11/15/19 4:24pm 82 75 Playoffs East Ct
Florida Texas 11/21/19 7:30pm 43 49 Playoffs- West Ct
Michigan Texas 11/21/19 8:30pm 66 50 Championship Game West Ct

Coaches Meeting:  Sept 5 at 9pm

Men’s Open Basketball Rules (click on link to view)

Abuse Prevention Policy

Please click on the link below to view Printable Roster/Schedule

Men’s Open Basketball Roster and Schedule

Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714
330-966-6868
sports@firstfriends.org

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