The Grosse Pointe Lakers Basketball club offers team play, camps and clinics for boys & girls K-6th grades. We welcome families from communities outside the Grosse Pointe area to tryout for a team or attend a camp. We are here to teach the game with a fundamental approach to all level of players.




The Grosse Pointe Lakers-(GP Lakers), a registered AAU club, will begin their 5th season in early November. The Lakers will offer AAU tryouts and full team sign-ups for boys & girls, 1st--6th grades from Grosse Pointe and surrounding communities.


Each team has the chance to compete in 25-35 games, have as many as 35 practices and compete against teams from all over Michigan and Canada. The Lakers will host tryouts in early November and play a traditional AAU basketball season November to March.   


Returning Player:  Players that have played for the Lakers in the past are required to attend the tryout process to be reevaluated for the 2018-19 season. There is no cost for tryouts for returning players, but each player must register for tryouts for the new season at http://gplakers.com/register.html


New Player Tryout/Evaluation process:  Two scheduled tryout dates and times are below; locate your child's grade, tryout time and day. Please arrive at least 20-25 minutes early, to check-in and get prepared for the tryout process.  Players will be evaluated in fundamental drills, scrimmages and team concepts. Tryouts will be held at the Grosse Pointe Academy. Entrance for the GPA gym is located in back of the school, by the circle drive. Register for tryouts at http://gplakers.com/register.html


Boys & Girls Tryouts:  Saturday, November 3rd & Saturday, November 10th   

Boys grades 1st-6th                                                                10:00am-11:30am

Girls grades 3rd-6th                                                                10:00am-11:30am



On site registration is available

  • Cost of the tryout process will be $15 per player and will cover both dates offered
  • Players are required to attend at least one of the scheduled tryout dates.


  • Please contact Steve Benard at 313-580-0351 or Kevin Richards at 313-244-1523 with questions about the tryout process


Bring your Team: If you have your own team and would like to play under the Lakers Basketball club umbrella, we can accommodate your group.  Pease contact Kevin or Steve for more information.


4th Annual Holiday Basketball Camp: Dec 26-28: REGISTER

The Grosse Pointe Lakers-(GP Lakers) AAU club is pleased to present their annual “Holiday Basketball Camp".


When: December 26th-28th | (Wed-Fri) 9:00am to 1:00pm

(Drop off starts at 8:30am) | Who: Boys & Girls K-8th Grades

Cost: $129 per camper DOWNLOAD INFORMATION






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