The 2nd Annual Ultimate Hoops Week in Bloomfield Hills received 21 registrations on Monday and is expected to sell out by this Friday. The Camp has a maximum enrollment of 130 campers.
“The phones did not stop ringing today,” said Pistons Academy Coach Adam Banchiu, “Apparently, the word is out and parents want to be sure their kids are registered.”
The Ultimate Hoops Week is the premier camp for the Pistons Academy Summer Camp Tour. The week showcases every element of not only Detroit Pistons Basketball but Pistons Entertainments as well. “Each day we give the campers something new and exciting,” says Camp Director Aaron Smith, “We want to amaze these kids and put on a show they will never forget!”
The Ultimate Hoops Week is not only about having fun but developing skills as well. “We always have two goals for the camp,” says Director of Fan Development, Geo Thomas, “One is to make sure the campers have fun, but two, we want to make every player better than the day they walked in. To do this, we have an amazing staff of coaches who have been training for this since February.”
Some of the instructors include Michigan State junior Emmett Dacey who plays for the Spartans. As well, kid-favorite Dan Thomas (Rochester College) runs the show in the White Division and is also a member of the Pistons Dunk team, the Flight Crew. Joining Thomas and Dacey is 7-year veteran coach Carly Wolf who starred at Birmingham Groves HS and is now attending MSU. Carly oversees the youngest division (REDS) and makes sure every camper is focused on the day at hand. “I love the energy the younger kids have,” says Coach Carly, “By the end of the week, I am usually hoarse from cheering the kids on!”
The Camp is held at the Cross of Christ Church Gymnasium (1100 Lone Pine Rd at Telegraph) in Bloomfield Hills. The gym sports eight baskets, three full courts, powerful air conditioning, a concessions stand and a lunch room–Perfect for the Ultimate Hoops Week! Since the camp is nearly sold out, only credit card registrations over the phone will be accepted. To register, please call the Pistons Academy Hotline at 248-377-8653.