Details on 2019 Pistons Academy Awards will be posted by January 21, 2019.  Last year’s info is below.

The 2018 Pistons Academy Awards Party is back!  On March 23, 2018, over 3000 people are expected to attend this celebration of youth basketball with the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena!

The Pistons Academy Awards Show is open to everyone in grades K-8.  It is designed to recognize all the league participants from Allen Park, Birmingham, Southfield and the YMCAs of Metropolitan Detroit. It is by far the largest basketball party in the world!

The event is held at Little Caesars Arena every March and is fashioned similar to the Academy Awards show in Hollywood.  The event includes free snacks at the concession stands, photo opportunities with HOOPER, Piston player interviews (Ish Smith and John Luer) and performances from our entertainment teams like the Flight Crew. There is no admission fee.

There is also a raffle where a $5 donation to the Pistons Academy Scholarship Fund can win you free participation in all Pistons Academy programming for life!

The show is designed to recognize players in our leagues in the following categories:  Heart of a Champion (effort), Girls Player of the year, Defensive MVP, Rookie of the Year and Best Teammate (sportsmanship).  Check out the photos from the 2018 show:  Part 1 & Part 2

Below are brief videos from past awards shows:

2018 Pistons Academy Awards
2017 Pistons Academy Awards
2015 Pistons Academy Awards

2013 Pistons Academy Awards

2018 Pistons Academy Awards Show Photo Album: PART 1 & PART 2