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Hingham John Barker Basketball

Barker 2019-2020 Season

Registration for all grades and all divisions of John Barker Basketball is now open!!  If you are registering for travel basketball, you will automatically be enrolled in the town program as well and pay a single fee.  

Travel Basketball (fee includes Travel and Town) $350.00

Town Basketball Only: $125.00

High School Division: $125.00

Family Discounts apply again this year, please follow the directions on the registration page.

We do not want cost to be an issue and offer fee waivers for those that need it.  Please reach out to Seth Rogers or Matt Packard with any questions.  

  

Volunteer Registration

Barker is an all volunteer organization and we cannot do it with you!  If you have signed up to coach please take a moment to fill out the volunteer registration and CORI check below.  This will only take about 10 minutes and is required by Massachusetts State Law.

 

2019- 2020 Barker Basketball Key Dates (preliminary)

Key Dates

Sep 20                        Travel registration Registrations Open (Town TBD)

Oct 7th, 21st         Travel Tryouts 

Oct 29                        CORI forms for Travel Coaches due 

Oct 29                        Travel Team selections made and players notified

Nov 1                          Travel Practice may start

Nov 12                       In-town player drafts may begin

Nov 20                       CORI forms for In-town coaches due 

Nov 26                       In-town practice may start

Nov 29                       Travel regular season starts

Dec 7                          In-town regular season starts

Mar 14                      End of Barker Season

Mar 30                       End of Travel season, subject to playoff status

Barker In-Town Basketball Guide

Dear Parents and Players,

See below for some answers to questions you may have.

WHAT IS JOHN BARKER BASKETBALL?

  • Hingham youth basketball program for boys in grades 1-8. 
  • Program emphasis is on skill development, sportsmanship and fun.

WHAT IS THE TEAM SELECTION PROCESS?

  • 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. 


 

WHERE AND WHEN ARE GAMES?

  • Games are played every Saturday between December 8 and March 23, with the exceptions of Dec 29, Jan 5, and Feb 12.
  • 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

WHERE AND WHEN ARE PRACTICES?

  • Grades 4-8 will may have a one hour of practice per week when gyms/players and coaches are available.  That practice will be in the same place and at the same time each week. Generally, the 7th and 8th grade teams elect not to practice and just play the games. We will find some practice time for all though if they want it!
  • Grades 1/2/3 have a combined practice and game on Saturdays

WHAT ARE PLAYING TIME RULES?

  • 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.

HOW MUCH?

  • Participation in Barker for the season is $125 for the first player registered per family, $100 for the second player and $50 per player after that.
  • Scholarships are available.  Please contact the Barker In-Town coordinator, or your grade coordinator for more information.

 

Matt Packard

Barker In-Town Basketball Director

Seth Rogers

Travel Basketball Director & Summer League Coordinator

John Mannion

Barker High School Director

Michelle Grady

Schedule Coordinator

     

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dennis Kelly

Chairman

Mark Tyburski

Vice Chairman

John Battaglia

Treasurer

Leo Peloquin

Secretary

Bob Kniffen

HHS Varsity Coach