BIRMINGHAM LEAGUES

birm leaguePistons Academy youth basketball leagues are designed to teach game strategy & team skills through competitive play. Players register as individuals and are placed on a team via the league draft. All skill levels are welcome, but players should have previous basketball experience. All players receive a team jersey and a ticket to a Detroit Pistons home game. Each season concludes with a playoff tournament. Coaches are qualified volunteers and/or Pistons Academy staff. All referees are trained and certified. If you have specific questions or would like more information, please contact our office at 313-771-7699 or email academy@pistons.com.

Coaching Opportunities: Are you interested in coaching a Pistons Academy team this fall? We are always looking for qualified coaches who want to share their knowledge and passion for the game. We offer flexible scheduling for games and practices.  If interested, please email academy@pistons.com.

BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUES

FALL SEASON (September – November)

PREP DIVISION: Grades 3-4, beginner 5th
The Pistons Academy League is designed to teach game strategy and team skills through competitive play. Players register as individuals and will be placed on a team via the league draft (9/18). Teams are guaranteed six games, plus playoffs and a minimum of three practices during the season. Practices are Thursdays or some Saturdays before the game. Most games take place on Saturdays between 10am-6pm.
Location: Most games will be played at Berkshire or Covington. Most practices will take place at Quarton or Pierce.
League Dates: September 18 – November 20
Prep Draft Time: Saturday, September 18 from 8:30-10am at Groves High School
League Fee: $165
MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION: Birmingham Prep Division

COLLEGE 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 and will be placed on a team via the league draft (9/18). Teams are guaranteed six games, plus playoffs and a minimum of three practices during the season. Practices are Thursdays or some Saturdays before the game. Most games take place on Saturdays between 10am-6pm. Some teams may have a Friday game at 7:30 or 8:30pm.
Location: Most games will be played at Berkshire or Covington. Most practices will take place at Quarton or Pierce.
League Dates: September 18 – November 20
Prep Draft Time: Saturday, September 18 from 10:30am-12pm at Groves High School
League Fee: $165
MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION: Birmingham College Division

PRO DIVISION: Grades 7-8
The Pistons Academy League is designed to teach game strategy and team skills through competitive play. Players register as individuals and will be placed on a team via the league draft (9/18). Teams are guaranteed six games, plus playoffs and a minimum of three practices during the season. Practices are Thursdays or some Saturdays before the game. Most games take place on Saturdays between 10am-6pm. Some teams may have a Friday game at 7:30 or 8:30pm.
Location: Most games will be played at Berkshire or Covington. Most practices will take place at Quarton or Pierce.
League Dates: September 18 – November 20
Prep Draft Time: Saturday, September 18 from 12:30-2pm at Groves High School
League Fee: $165
MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION: Birmingham Pro Division

GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUES

FALL SEASON (September – November)

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – JV: Girls grades 3-4
Friday 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.  Teams will have three full practices to start the season and then a 20-minute practice before every game.
Location: Bingham Farms Elementary
League Dates: September 17 – November 5
Leagues Days/Times: Fridays between 6:15-8:30pm
League Fee: $145
MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION: Friday Night Lights JV

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS VARSITY: Girls grades 5-6
Friday Night Lights is designed to teach game strategy & team skills through competitive play. Players register as individuals and will be placed on a team via the league draft.  Teams are guaranteed five games and three practices during the season.
Location: Berkshire Middle School
League Dates: September 17 – November 19
League Days/Times: Fridays between 6:15-8:45pm
League Fee: $165
MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION: Friday Night Lights Varsity

GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION: Girls grades 7-8 Returning Winter 2021!
The Pistons Academy All-Girls Middle School League is a great opportunity for girls in grades 7-8 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 the league draft.

Please contact our office via email at academy@pistons.com or by phone at 313-771-7699 with any questions regarding our Birmingham programming.