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Raise money and awareness for breast cancer research

April 8th, South Shore Sports Center, Hingham MA

Join us this year to have some fun raising money and awareness for breast cancer research.  The program will run from 4:30 – 8:00 pm and will include a silent auction and hot shot and knock out contests for girls, boys and adults. 

4:30 - 5:15 pm   6th, 7th and 8th Grades Knock Out and Hot Shot

5:15 – 6:15 pm   High School Knock Out and Hot Shot

6:15 - 7:15 pm   Adult Knock Out and Hot Shot        

7:15 - 8:00 pm   Open Knock Out *       

*Open Division – All ages - girls, boys, women, men


Download the registration below


BARKER BASKETBALL does not happen without your help. 
All positions are volunteer. 
Barker needs coaches, organizers, webmaster, etc.
All volunteers are CORI checked annually.
The quality of our program reflects the quality of our volunteers.
Please consider helping and filling out the form below.
Thank You!

2016/2017 Hingham Barker Basketball Registration Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This announcement describes four separate registration requirements for Barker.

  1. Barker In-Town  - Register your Barker player for the Barker In-Town program for High School & Youth Divisions. 

  2.  Travel Tryouts - Register your player for the Travel Tryouts.

  3.  Coaches & Volunteers - Adult registration for prospective Coaches/Volunteers for both Town and Travel

  4.  1st Grader Wait List – First come first Serve


1. In-Town Barker -2nd thru 12th Grade Barker Player Registration


We are pleased to announce that registration for Hingham’s John Barker Basketball is now open!  Follow the link below to reserve your son’s spot in the program by registering for the upcoming season.  To register your Barker Player, click the link immediately below:


2. Travel Tryout Player Registration


We are pleased to announce that registration for Hingham’s Travel Basketball Tryout is now open!  Follow the link below to reserve your son’s spot for tryouts by registering now.  To register your prospective Travel Player for tryouts, click the link immediately below:

Tryouts will be held at the Hanover U @ 645 Washington Street in Hanover. The Hanover U is a multi-court facility so we are able to run several grades at once. Players should plan to make both Wednesday nights.  There will be a brief parent meeting before the start of each session on October 1st, so please plan to attend.


Travel Try Out Dates - October 10th & 17th at the Hanover U

4th, 5th & 6th Grades @  6pm-7:30

7th & 8th Grades @ 7:30pm-9

Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your start time to sign-in and stretch out.


3. Barker In-Town & Travel Coach / Volunteer Registration


We are also pleased to announce that registration for our adult volunteers is also now open.  All Barker and Travel coaches, assistant coaches, and Barker Organizational position holders must register for three important reasons:

  • To communicate your interest in offering your time and talent to the Barker Organization during the 2015-2016 season.

  • To start the process of satisfying the State required CORI requirements.

  • All coaches will be required to complete concussion awareness training.

Please follow the link below to indicate your interest in volunteering.  If Barker doesn’t have a current valid CORI on file for you, you will receive a CORI form to complete and return.

To register as a coach or volunteer click the link immediately below:


4. First Graders Wait List


The Barker In-Town program begins in the 2nd grade.  In the past, when space in the program allowed, interested 1st graders were allowed to participate.  This year we will maintain a separate wait list for first graders.  If after the close of registration we still have space on 2nd grade teams, 1st graders will be added to round out those teams on a first come, first serve basis. 

To add your First Grader to the Wait List, click the link immediately below:

The Barker Organization is very excited for the approaching season, and we have been working hard in the off-season to make this year another great experience for your player.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email Tim Perkins at


If you have any trouble following the links contained in this document, simply copy and paste into your browser. 

2016 2017 Barker Basketball Key Dates

Key Dates


Sep17                       All Barker Registrations Open

Oct 10                         Travel Tryouts at Hanover U

Oct 17                         Travel Tryouts at Hanover U

Oct 28                         CORI forms for Travel Coaches due to law office

Oct 25                         Travel Team selections made and players notified

Nov 1                          Travel Practice may start

Nov 5                          In-Town 2-8th Player Evaluations 

Nov 7                          In-town player drafts may begin

Nov 21                        CORI forms for In-town coaches due to law office

Nov 27                        In-town practice may start

Dec 2                          Travel regular season starts

Dec 3                          In-town regular season starts

Week 1                 Dec 3

Week 2                 Dec 10

Week 3                 Dec 17

Week 4                 Jan 7

Week 5                 Jan 14

Week 6                 Jan 21

Week 7                 Jan 38

Week 8                 Feb 4

Week 9                 Feb 11

Week 10               Feb 18

Playoff 1               Mar 4

Playoff 2               Mar 11

Championship     Mar 18

Mar 18                       End of Barker Season

Mar 30                       End of Travel season, subject to playoff status

Barker In-Town Basketball Guide

Dear Parents and Players,

This is a very important Guide – please keep it handy for future reference. Another valuable resource is the Hingham Barker website:



  • Hingham youth basketball program for boys in grades 2-8. 
  • Program emphasis is on skill development, sportsmanship and fun.



  • All players will be placed on a team.  There are no cuts.  There is however a total enrollment limit for each grade required because of constraints on gym time, number of teams, etc.  So be sure to register early.
  • Teams are formed by grade through a player draft.  The draft is conducted by all the coaches in the league together, under the oversight of the grade coordinator. 
  • No requests to place a particular player on a particular team will be honored independent of the draft process. 
  • After registration is closed but before the draft, a player evaluation day will be held to give all coaches a chance to see all players in a grade together.  This year, evaluation day is Saturday, November 7 at East School


  • Games are played every Saturday between Dec 5 and March 19, with the exceptions of Dec 26, Jan 2, and Feb 14
  • Each grade will have the same blocks of time in the same gyms around town every Saturday.  Within that block, your game time will vary.  Gyms used are HHS, HMS, East School, South School and Derby Academy



  • Grades 4-8 will have one hour of scheduled team practice per week.  That practice will be in the same place and at the same time each week.
  • Grades 2/3 have a combined practice and game on Saturdays
  • There are also opportunities in the season to participate in clinics organized by Rise Above Basketball on Sundays at the Rec.  These will be announced at a later date.



  • Playing time in Barker is allocated equally to all players.  Each coach is given a chart directing substitution patterns by quarter based on the number of players on his bench.  This is policed rigorously.



  • Participation in Barker for the season is $150 for the first player registered per family, $100 for the second player and $50 per player after that.
  • Scholarhips are available.  Please contact the Barker In-Town coordinator, or your grade coordinator for more information.



The 6th Annual “Knock Out Cancer” Fundraiser was  held on March 28, 2015 at the South Shore Sports Center.   The event this year will be held in honor of Paige Kane, founder of the event.  Paige’s courageous spirit throughout her battle with breast cancer has been an inspiration to all that had the pleasure of knowing her.  Paige was passionate about giving back and was involved in many fundraisers at work and in the community.  She helped organize the first “Knock Out Cancer” event.  Come and have some fun raising money and awareness for breast cancer research.  The program will run from 3:15 – 8:00 pm and will include a hot shot and knock out contest for boys, girls and adults.

Grade 4,5 & 6    3:1 5 – 4:15 pm

Grade 7 & 8        4:30 – 5:15 pm

High School        5:30 – 6:15 pm

Adult                  6:30-7:30 pm

Open                     7:30 – 8:00 pm


Walk -in registration or pre-registration online. Please go to for additional information.

Tim Perkins

Director of Basketball Operations

Matt Packard

Barker In-Town Basketball Director

Brett Ford

Travel Basketball Director

Scott Cahoon

Barker High School Director

Tim Perkins

Schedule Coordinator



Dennis Kelly


Mark Tyburski

Vice Chairman

John Battaglia


Leo Peloquin


Bob Kniffen

HHS Varsity Coach