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Bulls/Sox Academy

Who We Are


Official youth sport development program of the White Sox & Chicago Bulls
The Bulls/Sox Academy provides year-round camps, clinics, private lessons and training to thousands of children every year. We offer beginner through advanced basketball, baseball, and fastpitch softball programs for boys and girls ages 5-18. Year-round programs are available at our location in Lisle as well as off-site locations throughout Chicagoland.

Unparalleled quality instruction
Our professional coaching staff of former collegiate, professional players and coaches has learned directly from the Chicago Bulls and White Sox coaching staff. If you want to be the best, you have to train with the best!

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Summer Brochure


Summer Programs now available
Click the photo to download a copy of the full Summer Academy Brochure.

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White Sox Baseball Summer Camps


For over 20 years the Chicago White Sox have brought quality baseball instruction to children throughout Chicagoland! If you want to be the best, you've got to train with the best! Since 1994, more than 50,000 youth baseball players have attended one of our White Sox summer camps to focus on essential individual baseball skills. Professional coaches from the White Sox organization have programs designed for kids from 5 - 12 at every ability level. Beyond the quality training, every summer camp participant gets an Exclusive Big League Experience! Here's the chance to explore Guaranteed Rate Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox, like never before!

Bulls and White Sox Combination Camp for 5-12 year olds is ONLY $385.

Summer Camp Info

EVERY SUMMER CAMP PARTICIPANT RECEIVES:

  • EXCLUSIVE GUARANTEED RATE FIELD EXPERIENCE! (with one guest) Includes a parade, ballpark tour & Q&A session with a current White Sox player, coach, and radio/TV broadcast personality
  • 6 White Sox ticket vouchers for 2017 home game (restrictions apply)
  • Academy Hat
  • Camp T-shirt
  • White Sox Skills Competition with a chance to qualify to compete on Guaranteed Rate Field at our Champion's Day event. (Date TBD)
*Restrictions apply to ticket vouchers. Experience dates are to be determined, premium items subject to change.

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Baseball


WHITE SOX INCREDIBALL LEAGUE (AGES 5-6)
An exciting and fun program that is open to kids 5-6 years old. A mini-field, with 30-foot bases and a home run fence, will be set up inside the Lisle Academy to help teach the kids the basic fundamentals during each week's game. Instructors will be on hand explaining the proper hitting, throwing, fielding and base running techniques to the young players as they begin to love the sport. Players will be divided up into small teams based on age and ability level. *Incrediballs perform just like regular baseballs and are used for indoor training. The soft rag ball material used to teach the proper skills while preventing injury.
Begins 4/1 in Lisle.

WHITE SOX LITTLE SLUGGERS (AGES 5-6)
We believe the most important thing we do is pass our knowledge and passion for the game to the players who are just discovering the magic of wearing a uniform, hat, and glove. Little Sluggers allows players to work on throwing, hitting and beginning baseball fundamentals, while having FUN! OPEN TO BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS!
Begins 4/1 in Lisle. 4/8 in La Grange.

WHITE SOX PITCHING CLUB (AGES 8-10)
The White Sox Pitching Club will give you a firsthand look at the pitching mechanics that all great pitchers use. Even if pitching is not in your plans, throwing correctly is critical to becoming a good ballplayer. Pitching with accuracy, velocity and minimal arm strain is no accident. There is a process that should be followed for Little Leaguers to Big Leaguers. The White Sox Pitching Club will teach you that process.
Begins 4/4 in Lisle. 4/4 in La Grange.

WHITE SOX HITTING CLUB (AGES 8-10)
Former Major Leaguer Michael Huff or 10-year Major League veteran power hitter Dan Pasqua will make an appearance to work with the kids during one session of this four-week club. Our Hitting Club will focus on the absolutes of hitting.
Begins 4/4 in Lisle. 4/4 in La Grange.

LITTLE SLUGGERS COMBO LITTLE SLUGGERS/INCREDIBALL (AGES 5-6)
The introductory program is a combination of the Little Sluggers Club and the Incrediball League.
Begins 4/1 in Lisle.

WHITE SOX FUNDAMENTALS CLUB (AGES 7-8)
Our FUNdamentals Club takes the basics skills of hitting, throwing, and fielding as taught in our Little Sluggers program and progresses your child in all aspects of the game. Our instructors are committed to putting your child in the best position to take their game to the next level.
Begins 4/8 in La Grange.

WHITE SOX ELITE SEMI-PRIVATE HITTING W/ DAN PASQUA (AGES 11-12)
Learn how to hit like a Major Leaguer. Join former White Sox Dan Pasqua, a ten-year Major League power hitter, in this exclusive club. He will help you refine your swing mechanics in the same manner as a big league hitter. Each club has a 4 player maximum enrollment so sign-up early to secure your spot.
Begins 4/3 and 4/8 in La Grange.

WHITE SOX FIELDING/THROWING CAMP (AGES 8-10)
The White Sox Fielding and Throwing Club will focus on the essentials of fielding groundballs and fly balls as well as throwing and catching. To be a complete player you must learn to defend and throw accurately. This class is exactly what you need to earn that starting position.
Begins 4/4 in La Grange.

WHITE SOX IN-SEASON SWING MAINTENANCE (AGES 9-12)
Fine tune your swing this season with White Sox Swing Maintenance.
Begins 5/1 and 6/5 in La Grange.

WHITE SOX IN-SEASON PITCHING (AGES 9-12)
The White Sox In-Season Pitching Club will give you a firsthand look at the pitching mechanics that all great pitchers use. Even if pitching is not in your plans, throwing correctly is critical to becoming a good ballplayer.
Begins 5/4 and 6/8 in La Grange.

WHITE SOX LA GRANGE TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUT THROWING/FIELDING CAMP  (AGES 9-14)
Do you want to get ahead of the competition? Our Travel Team Try-out Throwing/Fielding Camp teaches players all the aspects of throwing and fielding your coach will be looking for. Let the Academy instructors help you make your team!
Begins 7/10 and 7/11 in La Grange.

WHITE SOX LA GRANGE TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUT HITTING CAMP (AGES 9-14)
Do you want to get ahead of the competition? Our Travel Team Try-out Hitting Camp teaches players all the aspects of hitting your coach will be looking for including bat path, bat speed, timing and balance. Let the Academy instructors help you make your team!
Begins 7/10 and 7/11 in La Grange.

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Fastpitch


Fastpitch College Recruiting Skills Videos (Ages 14-18)
Do you need a skills video that you can email to college coaches across the country? Did a college coach ask you to send them your skills video? The completed video will be 4-6 minutes in length and will be completed within 14 days of the shoot. Kathy Young, Director of Fastpitch Operations, will do all of the filming at the Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle.
Infielder/Outfielder sessions begin 5/7, and the Pitcher/Catcher sessions begins 5/21 in Lisle.

Fastpitch Youth Hitting Club (Ages 7-12)
Led by Chris Wozniak. Every great hitter follows some basic fundamentals. Your child will learn to maximize power throughout the swing.
Begins 4/4 in Lisle.

Fastpitch Youth Catching Club (Ages 7-12)
Led by Chris Wozniak. This class is for catchers ONLY! It's about time someone spent the time necessary working with catchers only. If you know a catcher that is an aggressive, tough, hardworking player, this is the class for her. We will cover stance, signals, framing, blocking, pick-offs, steals, plays at the plate, fielding bunts, foul tips and more. Designed for the In-House or REC Player.
Begins 4/4 in Lisle.

Fastpitch Youth Pitching Club (Ages 7-12)
If you are a pitcher looking to throw harder with better control and keep your skills sharp during the season, then you'll want to take advantage of the Bulls/Sox Academy Fastpitch Pitching Club. This camp will teach you the proper pitching mechanics. Pitchers must bring their own catcher. Pitching Club: Designed for the In-House or REC Player.
Begins 4/3 in Lisle.

Fastpitch Digital Analysis Clinic (Ages 7-14)
Digital Motion Analysis uses state-of-the-art techniques to visually record and analyze an athlete's movements. Our staff uses this technology to develop efficiency of movement from a biomechanical standpoint, correct a player's motions and improve performance. Video will be taken of each camper's swing and will be analyzed by one of our expert instructors.
Begins 4/9 in Lisle.

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Baseball/Fastpitch Private Lesson Memberships


Our most valuable tool for delivering championship quality instruction to young athletes is our team of expert instructors. The Bulls/Sox Academy has assembled one of the finest coaching staffs in the country. Our talented team of instructors features former professional players with Major League and Minor League experience as well as some of the best collegiate and high school coaches in the Midwest.

To book your private lesson, click below.

Private Lessons

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Birthday Parties


Let the Bulls/Sox Academy host your NEXT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Kids love video games, so why not combine some exercise? The third floor of the in Lisle, IL has been transformed into the most innovative gaming experience in the country. A high-tech, cool, arcade atmosphere provides your party goers with a unique experience in the latest trend called "Exergaming" - where video games meet movement. Fitness can be fun for all ages! Don't forget to ask about our Combo-Parties! Choose from basketball, baseball, dodgeball, the Vault, and more!

For more information call 630-324-8251.

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