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Hingham John Barker Basketball


The Barker League

The Barker League, Barker Travel and Barker High School 2022-23 Season

Nearly 800 basketball players join a Barker league each winter, and this year is shaping up to be one of the best yet. 

The Barker League (our in-town league for Grades 1-8) will open play on Saturday, November 19th and wrap on Championship Saturday, February 11, 2023. 

Barker Travel is available for players in grades 3 through 8. When you register for Barker Travel, you will be automatically registered into The Barker League.

  • Barker Travel registrants must participate in at least one of two scheduled tryouts on Monday October 17th or Monday October 24th (gym details will be emailed to all Barker Travel registrants)
  • Tryouts will be used to assign players to the appropriate competition level. Barker Travel was able to place all interested travel players to a team in 2021. 
  • Barker Travel teams practice 2-3 times per week with 1-2 games per week.   

Barker High School is our high school intramural league. , you will register for our high school program. Please have your team name at the time of registration.

If you plan on playing HIGH SCHOOL BARKER please choose the high school option at checkout and be ready to put your team name in which you will need to come up with before registering.  

The Barker League 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 grades 1-8. 
  • Program emphasizes growth as a player, teammate, competitor, and friend.

WHAT IS THE TEAM SELECTION PROCESS?

  • Players of all skill levels are welcome and will find opportunities to improve in The Barker League.
  • Teams are formed by grade through a player draft.  The draft is conducted by all the coaches in the league, under the oversight of the grade coordinator. 
    • Grades 1 and 2 are purely instructional with a draft process that emphasizes playing with friends.
    • Grades 3 through 8 keep score with referees and require a draft process that puts an emphasis on parity amongst the teams to promote fun through healthy competition. 

WHERE AND WHEN ARE GAMES?

  • Games are played will be played between Saturday November 19th, 2022 and Saturday February 11th, 2023. Most games will be played on Saturdays, but there may be some weeknight games as well.
  • Gyms used are HHS, HMS, East School, South School, Plymouth River School, and Derby Academy.

WHERE AND WHEN ARE PRACTICES?

  • The Barker League will be holding Skill Development clinics throughout the season. These clinics will be run in partnership with various local AAU programs to provide our players the best instruction possible. Skills clinics are included in your registration fee.
  • Grades 1 and 2 include a 45-50 minute practice in their TBL session.

WHAT ARE PLAYING TIME RULES?

  • Playing time in Barker is allocated equally to all players.  This is policed rigorously.

HOW MUCH?

  • Participation in The Barker League for the 2022-23 season is $200 for the first player registered per family, $175 for the second player and $150 per player after that.  The discount does not apply to the High School Barker program.  
  • Financial hardship will never be a barrier to kids getting on the court in The Barker League. Please contact Pat Riley at patrileyma@gmail.com for information on full scholarships, no questions asked. 

Concussion Awareness

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.

Pat Riley

Barker In-Town Basketball Director

Matt LeBretton

Travel Basketball Director

John Mannion

Barker High School Director

Greg Doble

Director of Basketball Operations

     

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dennis Kelly

Chairman

Mark Tyburski

Vice Chairman

John Battaglia

Treasurer

Leo Peloquin

Secretary

Bob Kniffen

HHS Varsity Coach