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Hingham John Barker Basketball

Playground Basketball Weekly through August 29th

Carlson Playground Series:  New to John Barker Basketball this year is the Carlson Playground Series.  This is an informal pickup basketball series one evening a week for each grade.  This will give the boys an opportunity to show up at Carlson and with some light oversight organize pickup basketball games for an hour to an hour and a half one day a week.  This will be an old school operation with the boys picking teams on the spot each time.  Winner stays, call your own fouls, talk a little smack and work on your moves.   

We will need parent volunteers each week to provide light oversight.

The program runs now through August 29th.


Tuesdays- 5:30-7:00 -  Rising 7th 8th and 9th graders

Thursdays - 5:30-6:30 - Rising 3rd and 4th graders

Thursdays - 6:30-7:30- Rising 5th and 6th graders

Please note that volunteers are there solely to help move games along, not babysit your child.  If you are not comfortable dropping your son off at a park to play for an hour without adult supervision then please plan on staying around for his hour of basketball.  

No registration necessary, just bring your A game and be ready to play!

2018- 2019 Barker Basketball Key Dates (preliminary)

Key Dates

Sep 20                        All Barker Registrations Open

Oct 10-25               Travel Tryouts at Hanover U and HHS

Oct 29                        CORI forms for Travel Coaches due 

Oct 29                        Travel Team selections made and players notified

Nov 1                          Travel Practice may start

Nov 17                       In-Town Player Evaluations  - Grades 1 - 4. No Evals 5th-8th.

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 8                          In-town regular season starts

Mar 23                      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.


  • Hingham youth basketball program for boys in grades 1-8. 
  • 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 either Saturday, November 3 or 10th at East School.


  • 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


  • Grades 4-8 will have one hour of scheduled team practice per week when gyms 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


  • 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 $125 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.


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



Dennis Kelly


Mark Tyburski

Vice Chairman

John Battaglia


Leo Peloquin


Bob Kniffen

HHS Varsity Coach