events & programs
Pistons Academy Mini-Hoopers League
For boys and girls currently in Kindergarten-1st Grade, this
youth basketball league is designed to introduce young
athletes to the sport in an organized, team setting. Players
will learn rules of the game, the fundamental skills necessary
to play, and how to be a valuable member of their team.
This introductory league will feature age-appropriate rules
and equipment to maximize skill development, while also
teaching young players how to perform in a team setting.
Each week will include 30-minutes of practice, followed by
30-minutes of scrimmaging and games. The season ends
with a Pistons Academy “Big Game” and features guest
apperances from popular Pistons personalities. All players
receive a league jersey and season-ending award.
Saturdays, between 9am and 11am
Session I: October 26th-December 7th
Session II: January 11th-February 22nd
Session III: TBD
Pistons Academy Rookie League
The Pistons Academy Rookie League is designed to expose
players to the next level of basketball. Players are placed on
a team via a player draft and will learn fundamental basketball
skills throughout the season. Each team qualifies for the
playoffs and all participants receive a Pistons Academy jersey
and season-ending award.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, beginner 4th
Thursdays, Between 5:50pm and 8:20pm
Session I: October 10th - December 12th
Session II: January 16th-March 19th
Session III: April 16th-June 11th
Pistons Academy Rookie Clinic
The Pistons Academy Rookie Skills Clinic will feature top Pistons Academy coaches conducting an hour of basketball instruction designed for the younger athlete. Each week, players will learn different skills through fun and challenging drills. This is the perfect program to either start your young child's basketball career or to refine the skills they already have! All participants receive a Pistons clinic shirt and compete for Pistons merchandise and giveaways.
Session I: October 8th - November 26th
Session II: January 14th - March 10th
Pistons Academy Spring Prep Division
The Pistons Academy Prep Division is a competitive basketball league for players in grades 4-5. All games and practices will take place on Saturdays in the spring between 10:30am and 2pm, depending on each particular team's schedule.
Saturdays, Between 10:30am and 3:30pm (with occasional Tuesdays)
Session I: Winter: January 11th-March 21st
Session II: Spring: April 18th-June 13th
Private Lessons/Small Group Training
1-on-1 training with Coach Bryan Bollin or Coach Joe Mcelroy, an hour of focused training and skills development.
Option 1: Decide whether you want to focus on a specific area; shooting, ball handling, attacking the basket, etc.
Option 2: Player evaluation will take place and a detailed workout plan will be implemented to help player improvement.
$30/hour (Up to 2 people)
$15/hour per each additional person
2-4 Players training to improve individual skills. Semi-private lessons provide player-to-player competitive factor which encourages growth and player development.
For more information or to register for a basketball program, please contact Joe McElroy at (248) 352-8000, ext. 314 or email email@example.com.
Summer & School Break Camps
Our camps are loaded with instruction, games, fun and an element of Pistons entertainment that no other camp can match! Our format is designed to satisfy a wide range of skill levels. Whether your camper is a confident superstar, a shy beginner or somewhere in between, our coaches will provide the appropriate level of instruction.
Youth Basketball Tournaments
We host a variety of youth basketball tournaments throughout the year at Franklin Athletic Club. For more information, or to book your own tournament at the Club, please contact the basketball desk at 248-352-8000 ext. 267.
Pistons Elite Travel Basketball
The Pistons Elite Travel Basketball program is designed for advanced players looking to play with and against the best competition in the area. Pistons Elite teams are formed as needed through tryouts which are held in the fall, winter and spring. Players pay a seasonal fee which will include 20-30 practices at the Franklin Athletic Club and 20-25 games at local tournaments. Fees range from $400-$700 per season.
For more information, visit www.pistonsacademy.com.
Referee Training Class
Become a referee for Pistons Academy!
Looking for a way to earn good money while being around the game of basketball? Then perhaps you should consider becoming a basketball referee! And here is a perfect way to start that process.
This one-day seminar is designed to give high school and college-aged students an opportunity to learn the skill of basketball officiating. Students will spend 45 minutes in the classroom learning basic rules, mechanics, floor positioning and how to facilitate the game with authority. Then, students will spend 30 minutes on the court to cover facilitation of the game; from the opening tip to the final buzzer. All students will be invited back to a youth league game to shadow a certified referee and put into practice what they have learned.
Date: October 21st from 6-8:30pm
More information: www.pistonsacademy.com.
Franklin Athletic Club features 2 full-size, regulation basketball courts with 12 total baskets. Our courts are available to rent (pending availability) for your recreational needs!
For pricing and availability, please contact the basketball desk at 248-352-8000 ext. 267.
Clinics, 1 on 1 and 3 v 3 Tournaments
Franklin Hoops Clinic-
Dates: October 6th, November 3rd, December 8th
Price: $20 for members, $25 for non-members
Franklin Hoops Election Day Camp-
Date: November 5th, 9:00am-3:00pm
Price: $70 for members, $85 for non-members (*Sign up by October 25th and get $5 off!)
Franklin Hoops 3 v 3 Tournament-
Ages: 7 and up (3-5 members per team)
Date: Nov. 17th, 10:00am-3:00pm
Price per team: $100 for members, $120 for nonmembers
Franklin Hoops 1 on 1 and Open gym- Price is TBD, Date: Dec. 22nd,
King of the Court style
For more information regarding Franklin Hoops, contact Tyler Reamer the Basketball Manager at
Mini Mights Clinic
Learn the basics of basketball and develop a love for the game. Skills include ball handling, shooting on lower rims, rule introduction, and more. You can never start too young!
Member: $120 Nonmember: $140
Sessions: October 7-November 25, January 13-March 9, April 13-May 18
*6 week session prorated