GIRLS PROGRAMS

The Pistons Academy offers several all-girl programs designed to teach the game at a fun yet challenging level.  We offer beginner programs all the way up to Elite Travel teams.  Below is a listing for spring 2019. For additional information, please contact Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com

Registration works best if done on a laptop/desktop computer! Some mobile devices will not allow the registration process to go through successfully. 

QOTC D StanceOPEN GYM TRAINING SESSIONS:  Girls in grades 4-8
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:  9/29, 10/6 & 10/20.   $15 paid at the door.  Sessions are limited to 20 girls so RSVP at gthomas@pistons.com

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – JV:  Girls grades 2, 3 and beginner 4th
JV Triple ThreatFriday Night Lights-JV is designed to teach the basics of the game through team building and competitive play.  Players register as individuals, participate in the Skills Combine (see below) and will be placed on a team via the league draft.  Teams will have two full practices to start the season and then a 20-minute practice before every game.  All levels are welcome but it is suggested that advanced 4th graders play in the Varsity Division. To inquire about coaching, please contact Morgan Roberts at mroberts@pistons.com
Location:  Bingham Farms Elementary
Days/Times: Games & Practices are Fridays at 6:15 or 7:15pm.
Fall Season Dates:  9/13-11/08
League Fee: $135
Register for the Fall FNL JV League here!

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS –  VARSITY:  Girls grades 4-6
Varsity FTFriday Night Lights is designed to teach game strategy & team skills through competitive play.  Players register as individuals, participate in the Skills Combine (see below) and will be placed on a team via the league draft.  Teams are guaranteed five games and three practices during the season.  All skill levels are welcome but it is suggested that beginner 4th graders play in the JV League (see above).  To inquire about coaching, please contact Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com
Location:  Berkshire Middle School
Days/Times: Games & Practices are Fridays at 6:30 & 7:30pm.
Fall Season Dates:  9/13-11/15
League Fee: $145
Register for the Fall FNL Varsity League here!

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PISTONS ELITE 5th, 7th, 8th GRADE GIRLS, 2019-20:  
The Pistons Elite Travel Basketball Club will be forming a travel basketball team for girls who are currently in 5th-8th grade. Team formation will be via tryouts at the Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield.  For more contact Coach Geo Thomas at 248-371-2048 or gthomas@pistons.com

5th grade tryout days: Saturday Oct 12th and Sunday Oct 13th, 6-7:15pm
Tryout Location: Franklin Athletic Club, 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield
Tryout Fees:  $15 per day
More Information:  Please contact head coach Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com

6th grade tryout days: Saturday, Oct 19th (4-5pm)
Tryout Location: Berkshire Middle School, 21707 W 14 Mile Rd. (east of Lahser)
Tryout Fees:  $15 per day
More Information:  Please contact head coach Kelly Sheckell kmsheckell@sbcglobal.net

7th & 8th grade tryout days: Saturday Oct 12th (6-7:15) and Monday Oct 14th (6:30-7:45pm)
Tryout Location: Franklin Athletic Club, 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield
Tryout Fees:  $15 per day
More Information:  Please contact head coach Andy Guffey at andy.guffey@gmail.com

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QUEENS OF THE COURT HOLIDAY CLINIC – DEC. 29:  Grades 3-8Future Elite
Spend your last Sunday of 2019 in a fun and challenging all-girls skills clinic!  This one-day event will feature skill development, games and contests, awards and more!  Clinic will run from 4-8pm and is open for girls of all skill levels.  Girls can bring their dinner or purchase a Pizza Dinner on site for $5 (or $8 upgrade). Registration will start October 1.  $40 ($50 after 11/30).  Group discounts available for teams of seven or more!  For additional information, contact Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com

Lady Pistons Overdrive Tournament logo_2019_cmykALL-GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:  Grades 7-8
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

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