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Pistons Elite Travel Basketball is designed for highly skilled players who want to compete with and against the best players in the state. Players will practice at the Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield and travel to local tournaments. Qualifying teams may participate in national events in Indiana or Illinois. Teams are formed through a tryout basis and players pay a team fee that is established by the coach. Teams practice at the Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield. Uniforms are provided in the team fee and are returned at the end of the season.

For more information, please contact Pistons Elite Director Geo Thomas at
248-371-2048 or e-mail at gthomas@palacenet.com


Group dribble 3OPEN GYM TRAINING SESSIONS: Girls in grades 4-9
Whether you are preparing for high school or middle school basketball or just looking to work on your game, the Pistons Elite Training Sessions will get you that extra court time you are looking for. Held at the Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield, each session will work on various skills, rule comprehension, conditioning and footwork.  Next sessions are 6-7:15pm on the following dates:  December 9 & January 6.  $15 paid at the door.  Sessions are limited to 20 girls so RSVP at gthomas@pistons.com

FAAST Champs '17

PISTONS ELITE GIRLS:  Grades 6-8 (new 5th grade team starting in 2019-20)
The Pistons Elite Travel team is designed to give advanced players a chance to train, learn and play at an advanced level. Teams are formed by tryouts, usually in the fall, and begin playing in local leagues and tournaments. The main session is November-March with a small spring session of April-June. Currently, we have 7th and 8th grade teams. In the fall of 2019, we will begin to assemble a 5th grade team. For more iformation, please contact Pistons Elite Director Geo Thomas (see below).
Days: Practices are Mondays/Wednesdays with weekend tournaments
Who:  6th through 8th grade girls looking to play with and against the top players in the state. 5th grade team will start in Fall 2019.
Tryout Location: Franklin Athletic Club, 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield
Fees:  TBD. usually between $500-$800 per player.
More Information:  Please contact head coach Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com


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The Detroit Pistons are hosting an all-girls basketball tournament on Sunday, February 10th 2019 at the Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield, MI. This one day tournament is for girls teams in grades 7-8 and will be held at the Luxurious Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield. With the support of the Detroit Pistons, teams will be given amenities that very few other tournaments offer:

  • Scorekeepers are provided
  • No back-to-back games
  • Live updates on Pistons website and social media
  • Photographer will provide action shots for all teams
  • All-tournament team awards
  • All players will receive a free ticket to a Detroit Pistons home game


For more information, please contact Tournament Director Laura Barrick at: lbarrickpa@gmail.com


Girls Champs

2016 5th grade     2nd Place

    PE 10th grade FAAST championsip 4-16-16FAAST Champs '17Tournament Champions FAAST 3-5-16