PISTON ACADEMY YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES – GRADES 3-9
The Pistons Academy League is designed to teach game strategy & 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 & qualified volunteers. All of our officials are certified and all coaches receive a background check before the season. For more information about the league & Pistons Academy Basketball, visit www.pistonsacademy.com. Game locations: Berkshire Middle School and Birmingham Covington School; Practice locations: Berkshire Middle School and Quarton Elementary Gym. $15 Materials fee for t-shirt included in registration fee.
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 9th. Players only have to attend one Combine Day and at any time between 9am-12pm. The Skills Combine will take about 20 minutes per player. The League Draft will also be held at Berkshire for the following divisions:
PREP LEAGUE: (Grades 3, 4 AND BEGINNER 5TH):
Friday, September 15, 6:30-7:15pm & Saturday, September 16, 11:15-12pm
COLLEGE LEAGUE: (Grades 5, 6 AND BEGINNER 7TH):
Friday, September 15, 7:30-8:30pm & Saturday, September 16, 1:00-1:45pm
PRO LEAGUE: (Grades 7, 8 AND BEGINNER 9TH):
Friday, September 15, 8:45-9:30pm & Saturday, September 16, 2:45-3:30pm
Week 1: Combine 9/9 Week 5: Games (2): 10/6-7 Week 9: Games (6): 11/3-4
Week 2: Draft 9/15-16 Week 6: Games (3): 10/13-14 Week 10: Playoffs: 11/10-11
Week 3: Games (1): 9/22-23 Week 7: Games (4): 10/20-21 Week 11: Playoffs: 11/17-18
Week 4: No events (Yom Kippur) Week 8: Games (5): 10/27-28
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