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

WINTER ALL-GIRL PROGRAMS : JANUARY 2019 – MARCH 2019

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:   March 3rd.  $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 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:  January 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 22, March 1, 8, 15 (No events Feb. 15)
League Fee: $135

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS –  VARSITY:  Girls grades 4-6 SOLD OUT!
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).
Location:  Berkshire & Covington Gyms in Birmingham
Days/Times: Games & Practices are Fridays at 6:30 or 7:30pm.
Dates:  January 11, 25, February 1, 8, 22, March 1, 8, 15 (No events Jan 18, Feb. 15)
League Fee: $145

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GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUE:   Girls grades 6-8
Rosters: Girls Middle School League Winter Rosters
PA-awards-Pics-3-195-300The 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.  Games are played every Saturday at either Berkshire Middle School or Covington School in Birmingham.  Practices are either Thursdays at 6pm, 7pm or 8pm or on Saturdays before their game. Players register as individuals and are placed on teams via a live draft.
Location:  Berkshire & Covington Gyms in Birmingham
Days/Times: Friday evening or Saturday games.  Thursday evening or Saturday practices.
Dates: January 11 through March 24
League Fee: $155
More info and to Register here: Call 248-203-3800

 

FAAST Champs '17PISTONS 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.
Franklin Athletic Club, 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield
Fees:  TBD. usually between $500-$800 per player.
 Please contact head coach Geo Thomas at gthomas@pistons.com

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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

Overdrive Tournament Rules

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