Auburn Hills, Huntington Woods, Rochester Hills, Southfield
Detroit Pistons to hold youth basketball camps
By Mark Vest
June 24, 2014
The Detroit Pistons have released the summer schedule for "Pistons Academy" youth premier camps and specialty skills camps.
The camps are available for boys and girls, with each session limited to the first 140 participants.
Youths participating in the Premier Basketball Camps receive professional instruction and fundamental work during morning hours, followed by full court games in the afternoon. Participants receive a Pistons Academy jersey, a personalized skill-evaluation report card, opportunities to win awards, and a free ticket to a 2014-15 Pistons home game.
The Specialty Skill camps are a new addition to the "Pistons Academy" and place more of an emphasis on specific skills such as offensive improvement or defensive skill sets. There is also an all-girls camp and an elite skills camp for youths with intermediate to advanced skills.
Participants also receive a free ticket to a 2014-15 Pistons home game.
The following are dates and locations of Premier Camps in C&G Newspapers' coverage areas:
July 7-11 in Southfield.
July 14-17 in Rochester Hills.
Aug. 12-16 in Southfield.
Aug. 19-29 in Bloomfield Hills.
The following are dates and locations of Specialty Skill Camps in C&G Newspapers' coverage areas:
July 14-18 in Southfield.
Aug. 4-8 in Southfield.
Aug. 11-15 in Southfield.
Aug. 18-22 in Auburn Hills.
For more information, including other locations, grade levels of camp participants, and fees, click on www.pistonsacademy.com or call (248) 377-8653.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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