Metro-Detroit Recreational Outdoor Pick-up (M-DROP) Basketball: This group is for anyone interested in some clean, fun, recreational outdoor (and indoor) pick-up basketball in the Metro Detroit Area.
It was started out of a desire to see some organized Pick-up basketball in the Metro Detroit Area that didn't require any membership/rental fees for Indoor gyms (especially during the Spring/Summer/Fall time when the weather's nice enough to play outside on Free Public Courts.
This group is open to all, so "Youngbloods" and "Old-man game" are equally welcomed, and we are open to all skill levels (provided you either already know or can quickly pick up on rules of the game). The one thing requested is that people be respectable and respectful! This group is meant to be a fun way for folks to get some moderate intensity outdoor cardio in on the weekends without having to sign up for gym memberships or set up rec-league teams.
Basic Ground Rules (The following rules all fall under the Motto of "Be respectful"):
• Please try to refrain from show-boating/ trash talking; as mentioned earlier, this is meant to be a just-for-fun group and we don't want to incite any brawls.
• Physical play is acceptable to a limit: NO Hard/Dirty Fouls!!! We don't want people injuring themselves and having to miss work or school.
• We will also be playing on Public outdoor courts for the most part, so players should be respectful to the public hoops and nets. (Please refrain from hanging on rims or pulling on nets)
We play outdoors in the Spring/Summer/Fall on Saturdays from 10:00am to 12noon, and on Weekdays on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Saturday Pick-up games will be at alternating courts in the Metro Detroit Area (e.g ITC Sports Park in Northville/Novi, Harding Park in Ferndale, Whittier Park in Royal Oak Park, Griffin Park in Canton, Corrado Park in Westland and more), while Weekday games will be at the Founders Park Outdoor Basketball court off 8-Mile Road in Farmington Hills (North of Livonia). Pick-Up game strategy would be decided based on number of attendees; e.g. 10 attendees needed for Full-Court 5v5, 6-4 attendees would only permit Halfcourt games of 2v2 or 3v3, while 3 attendees would only permit games of 21.
This group is still in its early stages, but it's growing and gathering more interest weekly and I only hope to see it continue- looking forward to meeting new members out on the courts.