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 six games and three practices during the season. Practices are Thursdays or Fridays. Most games are Saturdays between the hours of 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. An informative parent meeting will be held 7:30PM on Tuesday, January 17 in the Seaholm High School Little Theater. 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)
Players in the league are asked to attend the Skills Combine Day where individual skill levels will be recorded. The Skills Combine will be held at Berkshire Middle School on Saturday, January 7 (all divisions) 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. (Players need to attend at least one day, but attending both is preferred.)
PREP LEAGUE: (Grades 3, 4 AND BEGINNER 5TH):
Friday, January 13, 6:30-7:30pm & Saturday, January 14, 11:00am-12pm
COLLEGE LEAGUE: (Grades 5, 6 AND BEGINNER 7TH):
Friday, January 13, 8:00pm - 9:00pm & Saturday, January 14, 1:00-2:00pm
PRO LEAGUE: (Grades 7, 8 AND BEGINNER 9TH):
Friday, January 21, 6:00pm- 7:00pm (9th graders who play for their high school are not eligible to play)
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