Coach Steve: Skills for Success
The Detroit Pistons are bringing their basketballs, jerseys, whistles and chalkboard as part of our complimentary Skills for Success assembly to your school. Creating a championship environment among students, teachers, staff members and parents is the goal for this highly recognized and award-winning three-part program. The special events will be conducted by Steve Moreland, who is in his 14th year as the Detroit Pistons Director of Development and Basketball Camps/Clinics. The Pistons have appeared at over 1,200 schools statewide during the past 13 years.
Sharing our recipes for success as they relate to building a championship team, our topics will include: setting goals, being on time, working hard and practicing your skills, studying the game plan, playing the game and continuing to improve. Also as part of the fun, selected students and teachers will wear our Detroit Pistons jerseys as they demonstrate good sportsmanship during our Pistons shooting contest. Click here to learn more about Coach Steve's background.
The Detroit Pistons' Training Camp Tour is a four-day basketball experience that travels throughout the state of Michigan each summer. Its purpose is simple: to impact youth by improving their skills in basketball and the game of life. Now in its 14th season, the Training Camp Tour has hosted 27,000 campers statewide and in northeastern Ohio.
Campers (grades 1st through 11th) will be instructed in basketball fundamentals such as ball handling, defense, passing, rebounding and shooting and enjoy daily contests like Free Throws, Hot Shot, Knock-Out (Lightning) and Beat the Pro for trophies and prizes. Campers end each day with action-packed 5-on-5 games with players of a similar age and skill level.
Training Camp staff members emphasize fundamentals and also life-building values like teamwork, character and leadership. On the last day of Training Camp, staff members will announce the Attitude Award, Hustle Award, Most Improved Player Award and Most Valuable Player Award.
Each camper will receive a red, white and blue Pistons basketball and an authentic Pistons Training Camp jersey. Registered campers also receive Pistons merchandise and game tickets at discounted "camper-only" prices. To register or read more information about the Detroit Pistons Training Camp Tour, click here. If you have any further questions, call the Camps & Clinics hotline at 248-377-8653.