Season Dates:  Teams will begin the season on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 and end on March 19, 2017


Practice/Training/Open Gym:  Each team will practice twice a week for 90-minutes each practice. Practices will be held at Parcells, Pierce, Brownell, GPA or GPS. In addition to the weekly practices, the staff will offer bi-weekly structured open gym. This will give the players a chance to get up and down the floor and just play!


League Play:  The boys Lakers teams will play in the AAU Sanctioned Detroit Leagues-(D-League). GP Lakers teams will compete in the Fall-II, Winter-I and Winter-II D-Leagues... The D-Leagues provide mid-level AAU competition, weekly games, local venues and appropriate age brackets. Go to for more info.

The girls Lakers teams will play in the Saturday I-94 travel League- (Session-I & Session-II).  Games will be played in Ann Arbor, Jackson, Grosse Pointe & Flat Rock. Teams will also travel to Flint, Saginaw & Lansing for tournaments. Note: Teams could also play in the Sunday D-League as needed.


D-League Highlights:


League Age Divisions:  Girls-3rd/4th, 5th & 6th | Boys- 1st/2nd/3rd, 3rd/4th, 5th & 6th grade divisions.


League Locations: Harper Woods High School will be the home facility for the D-League and several additional facilities will be used to host the league-(Lakeview HS, South Lake HS, Macomb College, Madison HS, etc.). The I-94 league will be hosted at Saline HS, Flat Rock HS & GP South HS.


Tournaments:   We encourage teams to find their own tournaments that will be local in distance-(no longer then a 2-hour drive).  AAU friendship tournaments are played on Saturdays or Sundays during the season. To travel to the events, teams should have a minimum of a 7-person roster.


New for 2017-18-Each team will be responsible for selecting their own tournaments and collecting the entry fees for the events from the parents on your team. Please contact Steve Benard for help with selecting tournaments that will be a good fit for your team.


Event Information/schedules/cancelations:




We look forward to a great travel season for 2016-17. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Stephen Benard | 313-580-0351 or