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 winter 2018. For additional information, please contact Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com

 

OpenGym1OPEN 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: September 9, 23, 30 and October 14.  $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): 1 spot left!
Friday 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 three 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. 
Location:  Bingham Farms Elementary School in Birmingham
Days/Times: Games & Practices are Fridays at 6:30 or 7:30pm.
Dates:  Sept 28 through November 9
League Fee: $135
More info and to Register here:  FNL JV

 

Varsity FTFRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – Varsity:  (Girls grades 4-6): 4 spots left!
Friday 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).
Location:  Berkshire & Covington Gyms in Birmingham
Days/Times: Games & Practices are Fridays at 6:30 or 7:30pm.
Dates:  Sept 21 through November 16
League Fee: $145
More info and to Register here:  FNL Varsity

 

PA awards Pics-3 195GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUE  (Girls grades 6-8): Winter Only
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

 

 

PISTONS ELIFAAST Champs '17TE GIRLS TRYOUTS:  Grades 6-8
Days: Saturday, Oct 20 6-7:30pm and Sunday, Oct 21 from 4-5:30pm
Who:  6th through 8th grade girls looking to play with and against the top players in the state
Tryout Location: Franklin Athletic Club, 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield
Fees:  TBD. usually between $500-$800 per player.
About the team:  Three teams will be formed for the Winter Season:
For 8th grade we will have An “A” team and “B” Team.  We will also have a 6th/7th grade team.  Season will start in late October and run through mid-March.  Team fees will be determined based on roster size and schedule. Roughly 25 practices (at Franklin) and 30 games during the season.  Tournaments are in-state with the exception of potentially a trip to Nationals in July 2019.
More Information:  Please contact head coach Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com

 

 

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LADY PISTONS OVERDRIVE TOURNAMENTS:  (Girls grades 6-8):
What they are:  All-girls tournaments that are highly organized, well officiated and tons of fun for all players
Where they are:  Tournament held at the luxurious and spacious Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield, MI
When they are:  TBD as we are waiting for late-winter/spring schedules
Who to contact: Tournament Director Laura Barrick at lbarrickpa@gmail.com or 734-787-8039