BIRMINGHAM LEAGUE

Players register as individuals and are placed on teams through a draft.  Teams are guaranteed a minimum of six games and three practices during the season.  Boys divisions play games Friday evenings and Saturdays.  Practice days are Thursdays (but a few practices may be held on Fridays) or Saturdays before their game.   Our Girls Leagues for Grades 2-6 is Fridays only.  All of our officials are certified and all coaches receive a background check before the season.  Boys Divisions:  Grades 3-5, Grades 5-7, Grades 7-8  Girls Divisions:  Grades 4-6, Grades 6-8

Game locations:  Berkshire Middle School and Birmingham Covington School; Practice locations:  Berkshire Middle School and Quarton Elementary Gym. $155 per player

WINTER LEAGUES: JANUARY 2019 – MARCH 2019

IMG_4467PREP DIVISION (Grades 3-4): The Pistons Academy League is designed to teach game strategy and team skills through competitive play. Players register as individuals, participate in the Skills Combine and will be placed on a team via the league draft (see below). Teams are guaranteed seven games and three practices during the season. Practices are Thursdays or Fridays. Most games are Saturdays between 10am-6pm.  League Fee: $155
Location: Berkshire MS, Covington and Quarton & Pierce Elementary Schools in Birmingham.
Skills Combine: January 12 at Berkshire Middle School (any time between 11am-2pm)
League Starts: January 18 through March 23
Prep Draft Times:  Friday 1/18 from 6:30-7:40pm & Saturday, 1/19 from 11am-12:15pm
To register for Prep Division:  PREP DIVISION REGISTRATION 

IMG_7581COLLEGE DIVISION (Grades 5-6 & BEGINNER 7th): The Pistons Academy League is designed to teach game strategy and team skills through competitive play. Players register as individuals, participate in the Skills Combine and will be placed on a team via the league draft (see below). Teams are guaranteed seven games and three practices during the season. Practices are Thursdays or Fridays. Most games are Saturdays between 10am and 6pm. Some teams may have a Friday game at 7:30 or 8:30pm. League Fee: $155

Location: Berkshire MS, Covington and Quarton & Pierce Elementary Schools in Birmingham.
Skills Combine: January 12 at Berkshire Middle School (any time between 11am-2pm)
League Starts: January 18 through March 23
College Draft Times:  Friday 1/18 from 8-9:15pm & Saturday, 1/19 from 12:45-2pm
To register for College Division:  COLLEGE DIVISION REGISTRATION 

IMG_7077PRO DIVISION (Grades 7-8 & BEGINNER 9th): The Pistons Academy League is designed to teach game strategy and team skills through competitive play. Players register as individuals, participate in the Skills Combine and will be placed on a team via the league draft (see below). Teams are guaranteed seven games and three practices during the season. Practices are Thursdays or Fridays. Most games are Saturdays between 10am and 6pm. Some teams may have a Friday game at 7:30 or 8:30pm. League Fee $155

Location: Berkshire MS, Covington and Quarton & Pierce Elementary Schools in Birmingham.
Skills Combine: January 12 at Berkshire Middle School (any time between 11am-2pm)
League Starts: January 18 through March 23
Pro Draft Times:  Friday 1/18 from 8-9:15pm & Saturday, 1/19 from 12:45-2pm
To register for Pro Division:  PRO DIVISION REGISTRATION 

 

PA awards Pics-3 195GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUE  (Girls grades 6-8): 
The 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
Skills Combine: League Fee: $155
More info and to Register here:  MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – VARSITY (Girls in grades 4-6):Varsity FT
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:  January 11, 25, February 1, 8, 22, March 1, 8, 15 (No events Jan 18, Feb. 16) 
League Fee: $145
More info and to Register here:  FNL VARSITY REGISTRATION

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – JV (Girls in grades 2-4):  JV Triple Threat
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:  January 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 22, March 1, 8, (No events Feb. 16) 
League Fee: $135
More info and to Register here:  FNL JV REGISTRATION