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Hingham John Barker Basketball

2018-2019 Travel & In-town Basketball Registration is OPEN

John Barker In-Town and Travel tryout registrations are OPEN and the links are below!

**Travel Tryouts Start The Week Of October 8th. See Travel Page For Exact Times And Locations**

New this Year:​​​​​

  • Due  to the incredible growth of Barker and Travel Basketball in Hingham, we are able to LOWER PRICES. In town will drop to $125 from $150 and Travel will drop to $250 from $275!! Uniforms included in tuition for both!
  • NEW FIRST GRADE DIVISION  for In-Town Basketball. In years past,  first graders were on a wait-list and could only play if we had room to add them to second grade division. No more! If you are in first grade, sign up and you will be good to go. This will be $100 for the season. This will mostly likely be  Saturday mornings  for 1 hour. 30 minute practice and 30 minute games.
  • THIRD GRADE TRAVEL.  New to the 2018-2019 season, SSYBL has opened a 3rd grade travel division .  Hingham will enter a single 3rd grade travel team into this division with tryouts being held the first couple weeks of October. 

That's it for now and reach out to Matt Packard with any in-town questions and Seth Rogers with any travel questions. We are looking forward to the best season yet!

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 10                       In-Town Player Evaluations  - Grades 2 - 8

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