John Barker Basketball is hopeful that we will be able to play competitive basketball this winter. As everyone knows, the current situation has presented many challenges to launching a 2020-2021 season. As of right now the state is still not allowing organized competitive youth basketball games. Additionally, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID, local schools are not allowing 3rd party organization to rent their gyms. However, we would like to begin preparing for a season if the state allows one and we can find sufficient gym time to host a meaningful amount of games.
All scenarios below depend on the State of Massachusetts allowing a competitive basketball season. Currently games are NOT ALLOWED. We anticipate the state ruling on allowing or not allowing a season by November 1st.
Travel Basketball: For travel basketball we are opening tryout registration. We are not scheduling tryouts until the state gives the green light for competitive basketball. We do not anticipate this decision before November 1st. In the event a season is allowed, we would like to have all interested players registered for travel tryouts so we can move forward ASAP. If you are interested in having your son play travel basketball this season please follow the link below to register him. We anticipate only fielding 3 teams per grade for 6th, 7th and 8th grade, 2 teams per grade for 4th and 5th grade and one team for 3rd grade. We will hold all games and practices at Starland, Thayer Sportsplex or the Wolves Den. Practices may start as early as 3:00 with games being held on both weeknights and weekends.
Barker In-Town Basketball: In the event competitive basketball is allowed by the state we will do everything in our power to have in-town basketball. Challenges include limited gym space since we do not have access to any school gyms in town. Please stay tuned as we continue to work through the unique challenges this year presents.
High School Division: The High School Barker season also depends on the state allowing competitive basketball. If a season is permitted then we anticipate hosting games for this division at the South Shore Sports Complex in Hingham. However, this depends on the ruling by the state which is not expected before November 1st.
John Barker Board of Directors
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.
TBD Travel registration Registrations Open (Town TBD)
TBD Travel Tryouts
TBD CORI forms for Travel Coaches due
TBD Travel Team selections made and players notified
TBD Travel Practice may start
TBD In-town player drafts may begin
TBD CORI forms for In-town coaches due
TBD In-town practice may start
TBD Travel regular season starts
TBD In-town regular season starts
TBD End of Barker Season
TBD End of Travel season, subject to playoff status
Dear Parents and Players,
See below for some answers to questions you may have.
WHAT IS JOHN BARKER BASKETBALL?
WHAT IS THE TEAM SELECTION PROCESS?
WHERE AND WHEN ARE GAMES?
WHERE AND WHEN ARE PRACTICES?
WHAT ARE PLAYING TIME RULES?
Concussion awareness is a top priority for all coaches and directors of the John Barker Basketball Program. For additional information on concussions, how to recognize the symptoms and what to do in the event of one, please see the documents and link below.
Barker In-Town Basketball Director
Travel Basketball Director & Summer League Coordinator
Barker High School Director
HHS Varsity Coach