PISTONS ACADEMY LEAGUE - PREP LEAGUE (Grades 3, 4 and BEGINNER 5th)
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. Coaches are Pistons Academy staff and qualified volunteers. All of our officials are certified and all coaches receive a background check before the season. For more information about the league and Pistons Academy Basketball, visit www.pistonsacademy.com. Game locations: Berkshire Middle School and Birmingham Covington School. Practice locations: Berkshire Middle School, Pierce Elementary and Quarton Elementary Gym. $155 fee includes $15 materials fee for t-shirt.
SKILLS COMBINE AND LEAGUE DRAFT (at Berkshire MS)
To participate in the league, all players must be evaluated at the Skills Combine Day and then participate in the League Draft. The Skills Combine will be held at Berkshire Middle School on Saturday, September 8th. Players have to attend Combine Day at any time between 10am-1pm. The Skills Combine will take about 20 minutes per player. The League Draft will also be held at Berkshire for the following divisions:
PREP DIVISION (Grades 3, 4 AND BEGINNING 5th):
Friday, September 14, 6:30-7:15pm and Saturday, September 15, 11:00-12:00pm
COLLEGE DIVISION (Grades 5, 6, AND BEGINNER 7th):
Friday, September 14, 7:30-8:45pm & Saturday, September 15, 1:00-2:00pm
PRO DIVISION (Grades 7, 8):
Friday, September 14, 9:00-10:00pm & Saturday, September 15, 2:45-3:45pm
League Dates: Games and practices will meet September 20 – November 17 (schedule varies per team); beginning and ending date/time shown online refers to Skills Combine only.
LOOKING FOR ACADEMY LEAGUE COACHES! 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 contact Geo Thomas at 248-371-2048 or firstname.lastname@example.org