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 Fall 2017. For additional Lady Pistons information, please contact Geo Thomas at


OpenGym1PISTONS ELITE OPEN TRAINING SESSIONS:  (Girls entering grades 5-8): 
Whether you are preparing for middle school basketball or just looking to work on your game or  the Pistons Elite Training Sessions will get you that extra court time you are looking for.  Pistons Elite Coaches will be on hand to teach  in these 75-minute workouts.  Held at the Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield, each session is $15.  Girls can arrive at 6pm and have a 15-minute open gym to warm up.  Then from 6:00-7:15pm, the girls will work on various skills, rule comprehension, conditioning and footwork.  RSVP with Coach Geo Thomas at Fee is $15 at the door. Training dates are as follows:

  • November:  Sunday, 26th
  • December:  Sundays -3rd, 10th, 17th

PA awards Pics-3 195LADY PISTONS FALL LEAGUE:  (Girls grades 6-8):
 This fall, look for the Lady Pistons middle school league which will start immediately after the public school season ends!  Girls in grades 6-8 will be drafted onto teams and play a fall season which will run from Mid-October through early December.  This will be a great way to keep playing after your season ends.    Click here to register


IMG_3808FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS:  (Girls grades 4-6):
An instructional league for players looking to learn and refine their skills. Emphasis on team play and rule comprehension. Games and practices are Friday evenings between 6:15-8:15pm (teams will meet for just an hour in that time frame).  Teams will have three practices and five games during the season.  First day is Friday, September 22 and all players should report at 6:15pm. Season ends December 2. Click here to register!

Please click here to access rosters and opening week practice times: FNL Fall 2017 Rosters
Click here for full season schedule: Friday Night Lights Schedule


Girls Elite

Days: November 5th and 12th

Who:  For girls in grades 5-7 looking to play with and against the top players in the state
Tryout Location: Franklin Athletic Club, 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, 48034
Fees:  $10 at the door
About the team:  Teams will be formed on a tryout basis.  Girls will have optional practices in December and mandatory practices in January. Tournaments in Feb/March.  $400-$600 for the season, pending roster and schedule. Roughly 25 practices and 30 games during the season

PARENT MEETING:  Optional parent meeting at 7pm, Wednesday, November 1st at Franklin.  Parents must RSVP to attend.  To RSVP, please e-mail Coach Geo Thomas at