The Pistons Academy of Youth Basketball is coming to Birmingham! For those entering grades 3-9, the Pistons Academy Camp offers a unique format designed to prepare players for basketball at any level. With a very structured agenda based on instruction and competition, we hope to enable each camper to out-think as well as out-play their opponents. Campers will participate in the Monday skills combine after which the Pistons Academy Staff will create a detailed agenda designed to improve every player’s skill level. After the combine, teams will be formed where players will be taught skills and strategy. Every team will play 15-20 games during the week, concluding with playoffs on Thursday and Friday. For more advanced players, the camp offers strength and conditioning programs to help prepare them for the demands of middle school and high school basketball. Instructors will teach proper footwork and mechanics and focus on these techniques while players compete in games. The Camp will feature many fun contests during the week as well as special appearances from the Detroit Pistons entertainment group (players, mascot, dunk team, legends, etc…) All campers receive a free ticket to a 2018-19 Pistons home game. All skill levels welcome! For more information, visit pistonsacademy.com. Location: Groves High School, Gym.