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.  We are currently updating our late summer and fall basketball programs.  For additional information, please contact Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com

Coach Geo’s “CAN’T STOP US” Girls Basketball Camp:
Join Coach Geo Thomas and his staff of coaches for the first annual All-Girls “Can’t Stop Us” girls outdoor basketball camp.  This 2-day event will be broken down into two parts.  Monday will be the practice day where players will work on basic basketball concepts:  Give & Go, Pick & Roll, moving without the ball and other practical lessons needed to play the game. Players will also be evaluated in various basketball areas such as ball-handling, outside shooting, lay-ups and quickness.  On the second day, girls will be placed on teams and games will be played in both half court and full court.  As well, shooting contests and individual skill competitions will take place.  register and pay for camp before August 17 and receive a free camp T-shirt!

WHAT:  Coach Geo’s “CAN’T STOP US” Girls Basketball Camp:
WHEN:  August 24-25, 2020 – 8:30am-11:00am
WHO:  Girls entering Grades 4-9
WHERE:  Wildlife Woods Outdoor Basketball Courts
ADDRESS:  26442 Wixom Rd, Novi, MI 48375
FEE:  $50 per player / Siblings receive $10 off each
RSVP or MORE INFO:  gthomas@pistons.com

 

PISTONS ELITE 5th-8th GRADE GIRLS, SPRING 2020:  
The Pistons Elite Travel Basketball Club will be having open tryouts for girls in grades 5-6. Team formation will be via tryouts at the Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield.  For more contact Coach Geo Thomas at (313) 771-7531  or gthomas@pistons.com

5th grade tryout day: TBD – Contact Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com for details2019 Big Cat 5th Grade Champions
Tryout Location: Franklin Athletic Club, 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield
Tryout Fees:  $10 cash at the door
More Information:  Please contact head coach Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com

6th grade tryout day: TBD
Tryout Location: Franklin Athletic Club, 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield
Tryout Fees:  $10 cash at the door
More Information:  Please contact head coach Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com

7th & 8th grade tryout days: Spring season TBD
Tryout Location: Franklin Athletic Club, 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield
Tryout Fees:  
More Information:  Please contact head coach Andy Guffey at andy.guffey@gmail.com

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINICS:

OPEN GYM TRAINING SESSIONS:  Girls in grades 4-8QOTC D Stance
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: TBD.   $15 paid at the door.  Sessions are limited to 20 girls so RSVP at gthomas@pistons.com

Please note that our spring girls basketball leagues have been cancelled.  We will return again in the fall of 2020.  Be safe!

GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUES: SPRING SEASON: APRIL-JUNE

Pistons Academy offers four amazing basketball leagues for girls in grades 1-8.  All these leagues are designed to provide girls a fun and challenging environment to learn and play. All of our girls leagues are held in Birmingham Schools and each league has a dedicated league director who will oversee all aspects of the league.  Players receive league shirts and season ending awards. For more information on our programs, read below or call us at 313-771-7699. To inquire about coaching, please contact Morgan Roberts at mroberts@pistons.com

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WEDNESDAY POWER BASKETBALL: Grades 1-2– NEW
Welcome to “Girl Power” Basketball! This eight-week instructional program is designed to empower young girls to embark on their basketball career!
Location:  Bingham Farms Elementary School in Birmingham
Days/Times: Wednesdays from 6:-00-7:30pm

Dates:  TBA
Registration: Only Fall & Winter seasons

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – JV:  Girls grades 3-4th
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 and will be placed on a team via the league draft (4/17).  Teams will have three full practices to start the season and then a 20-minute practice before every game.
Location:  Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield
Days/Times: Games & Practices are Fridays between 5:45 and 8:30pm
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Photo Album:  
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS –  VARSITY:  Girls grades 5-6 
Varsity FTFriday Night Lights is designed to teach game strategy & team skills through competitive play. Players register as individuals and are placed on teams via a live draft. Games and practices are held every Friday at the Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield. 
Location:  Franklin Athletic Club
Days/Times: Games & Practices are Fridays between 5:45 and 8:30pm
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Photo Album: FNL VARSITY PHOTO ALBUM

 

GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUE:  Girls grades 6-8 
IMG_6733The Pistons Academy All-Girls Middle School League is a great opportunity for girls in grades 6-8 to play basketball in a fun yet competitive environment.  Players register as individuals and are placed on teams via a live draft. Games and practices are held every Friday at the Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield.
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Registration: Click here to register for the girls middle school league

 

ALL-GIRLS CLINICS & TOURNAMENTS

pa_queensofthecourt-clinic_978x431QUEENS OF THE COURT HOLIDAY CLINIC – DEC. 27, 2020:  Grades 3-8
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 4-7:00pm 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).  $40 ($50 after 11/30).  Group discounts available for teams of seven or more!  For additional information, contact Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com