To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to section navigation or Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.

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 locations in Lisle, La Grange, Glen Ellyn, 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!

-- return to top --

 

Spring Brochure


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

-- return to top --

 

Baseball Programs


LITTLE SLUGGERS FUNDAMENTALS (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. The Little Sluggers allows players to work on throwing, hitting, and beginning baseball fundamentals, while having fun! Open to both boys and girls!
Begins 2/20 and 3/19 in Lisle, 3/5 and 4/9 in Glen Ellyn and LaGrange.

INCREDIBALL LEAGUE (AGES 6-7)
Athletes will focus on developing multiple skills while incorporating them in game situations. Each week will focus on a specific skill followed by game play to help reinforce what they learned.
Begins 2/20 and 3/19 in Lisle.

ALL SKILLS CLUB (AGES 7-8)
The "5-Tool" are skills required to be successful in the game of baseball. Athletes will focus on more advanced techniques to improve Fielding, Arm Strength, Running Speed, Hitting for Average and Hitting for Power.
Begins 3/2 in Lisle.
Begins 3/5 and 4/9 in Glen Ellyn and LaGrange.

HITTING & PITCHING CLUBS (AGES 8-14)
If you are truly serious about becoming the best player you can be, then the skill specific clubs is where you want to be! Each club will detail the "absolutes" taught by the White Sox coaches through a dynamic progression. Focus on one skill, or focus on them all.
Hitting Clubs and Pitching Clubs begin 3/1, 3/5 (Pre-Season Hitting), 3/19 (Pre-Season Pitching), and 4/5 in Lisle and 3/1 and 4/5 in LaGrange.
Hitting Clubs and Pitching Clubs begin begin 3/6, 3/5 (Pre-Season Pitching), 3/12 (Pre-Season Hitting), and 4/10 in Glen Ellyn.

FATHER/SON HITTING AND PITCHING (AGES 6-10)
This unique family experience camp provides two family members (father-son, mother-daughter, mother-son, father-daughter, uncle-nephew, etc.) the chance to play baseball together in a fun environment while creating memories that will last forever.
Begins 3/17 (Hitting) and 3/24 (Pitching) in Lisle, 3/12 (Hitting) and 3/19 (Pitching) in Glen Ellyn and LaGrange.

LITTLE SLUGGERS COMBO FUNDAMENTALS INCREDIBALL LEAGUE (AGES 5-7)
Players can combine both camps into a fun filled, two hours of learning the game each Saturday.
Begins 2/20 and 3/19 in Lisle.

DEFENSE CLUB AND PRE SEASON DEFENSE (AGES 8-10)
This Defense Club will focus on the essentials of throwing and catching the baseball as well as fielding groundballs and fly balls. To be a complete player, you must learn to defend. This class is exactly what you need to earn that starting position.
Begins 2/20 (Pre-Season) and 3/2 in Lisle, 3/6 and 4/10 in Glen Ellyn, and 3/1 and 4/5 in LaGrange.

SMALL GROUP ADVANCED HITTING (AGES 10-12)
Learn to hit like a Major Leaguer and hit with power in this intensive club. This class will help you refine your swing mechanics in the same manner big league hitters do and provide the power every hitter needs. Each camp runs at a 4:1 player to instructor ratio. There is very limited space so sign up early to secure your spot in this camp.
Begins 2/29, 3/2, 4/4, and 4/6 in Lisle, 2/29 and 4/4 in LaGrange, and 2/29, 3/5, and 4/4 in Glen Ellyn.

SMALL GROUP ADVANCED PITCHING (AGES 10-12)
Our Advanced Pitching Club will give you a firsthand look at a pitching regimen designed to get results! Go beyond mechanics; discussing grips, pitch selection, setting up hitters and the mental aspect of pitching.
Begins 2/29, 3/2, and 4/6 in Lisle, 2/29, 4/4 and 4/9 in LaGrange, 2/29 and 4/5 in Glen Ellyn.

BASEBALL HOLIDAY CAMPS

PRESIDENT'S DAY CAMP (AGES 7-14)
You need to go to work and your kids have the day off from school so bring them to us! This day camp will cover all things baseball, such as hitting, fielding, throwing, catching, base running, and sliding. After discovering the correct way to play baseball, players will also participate in fun games to put their new skills to the test.
Begins 2/15 in Lisle, LaGrange, and Glen Ellyn.

BULLS/SOX PRESIDENT'S DAY COMBO CAMP (AGES 7-14)
This camp gives the two-sport athlete the ability to improve their offensive and defensive game in both basketball and baseball. Quality instruction in two sports… this truly is a one-of-a-kind camp! Half of each day will be spent on the courts working on your basketball game with an outstanding coaching staff. The other half of the day will be spent fine-tuning your baseball skills with our expert baseball coaches. An hour for lunch will be given each day.
Begins 2/15 in Lisle, LaGrange, and Glen Ellyn.

INSTITUTE DAY CAMP (AGES 7-14)
You need to go to work and your kids have the day off from school so bring them to us! This day camp will cover all things baseball, such as hitting, fielding, throwing, catching, base running, and sliding. After discovering the correct way to play baseball, players will also participate in fun games to put their new skills to the test.
Begins 3/4 in Lisle and Glen Ellyn, and 3/15 in LaGrange.

BULLS/SOX INSTITUTE DAY COMBO CAMP (AGES 7-14)
This camp gives the two-sport athlete the ability to improve their offensive and defensive game in both basketball and baseball. Quality instruction in two sports… this truly is a one-of-a-kind camp! Half of each day will be spent on the courts working on your basketball game with an outstanding coaching staff. The other half of the day will be spent fine-tuning your baseball skills with our expert baseball coaches. An hour for lunch will be given each day.
Begins 3/4 in Lisle and Glen Ellyn, and 3/15 in LaGrange.

SPRING BREAK CAMP (AGES 5-14)
You need to go to work and your kids have the day off from school so bring them to us! This day camp will cover all things baseball, such as hitting, fielding, throwing, catching, base running, and sliding. After discovering the correct way to play baseball, players will also participate in fun games to put their new skills to the test.
Begins 3/28 in Lisle, LaGrange, and Glen Ellyn.

BULLS/SOX SPRING BREAK COMBO CAMP (AGES 5-14)
This camp gives the two-sport athlete the ability to improve their offensive and defensive game in both basketball and baseball. Quality instruction in two sports… this truly is a one-of-a-kind camp! Half of each day will be spent on the courts working on your basketball game with an outstanding coaching staff. The other half of the day will be spent fine-tuning your baseball skills with our expert baseball coaches. An hour for lunch will be given each day.
Begins 3/28 in Lisle, LaGrange, and Glen Ellyn.

ELITE BASEBALL SESSIONS ARE IN FULL SWING! (AGES 9-18)
Take your game to the next level with our Elite Baseball Camps. 1.) Buy as many individual sessions for $30 each. 2.) Pay a one-time membership fee of $40, and then enroll in as many individual sessions for $22.50 each. 3.) Pay a one-time membership fee of $80, and then enroll in as many individual sessions for $17.50 each. Begins this Spring in Lisle.

Choose from the following:

  • ELITE PITCHING TRAINING
  • ELITE HITTING TRAINING AND VELOCITY HITTING
  • ELITE OUTFIELD TRAINING
  • ELITE INFIELD TRAINING
  • ELITE CATCHING TRAINING
  • ELITE BUNTING AND BASERUNNING

Download Elite Baseball Brochure

-- return to top --

 

White Sox Baseball Summer Camps


Early Bird discounts now available through April 15th
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 U.S. Cellular Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox, like never before!

4-DAY White Sox Summer Camp for 7-12 year olds is ONLY $179.00
($20 OFF Early Bird Discount; Retail price is $199.00)
Note: 4-day and 5-day White Sox Summer Camp options vary by location.

Check for specific offerings by location

Every Summer Camp participant receives:

  • EXCLUSIVE U.S. CELLULAR FIELD EXPERIENCE! (with one guest)
  • Question and answer session with a current White Sox player, coach, and radio/TV broadcast personality
  • 6 White Sox ticket vouchers for a White Sox game (restrictions apply)
  • Academy Hat
  • Camp T-shirt
  • Evaluation Report
  • Graduation Certificate
  • White Sox Skills Competition: Every camper participates in our Skills Competition. The Top 40 qualifiers in each age throughout the summer will compete in the finals on U.S Cellular Field in September.

-- return to top --

 

Fastpitch Programs


FASTPITCH HITTING CLUB (Ages 9-18)
Every great hitter follows some basic fundamentals; those and more will be taught in this four-week hitting club. Your child will learn to maximize power throughout the swing.
Begins 2/1 (Elite), 2/29 and 4/11 in Lisle.
Begins 3/4 in LaGrange and 3/6 in Glen Ellyn.

FASTPITCH COLLEGE RECRUITING SKILLS VIDEOS (Ages 14-18)
Capture the attention of college coaches around the country with a Fastpitch Skills Video!
Infielder/Outfielder sessions begins 2/15 and 5/15, and Pitcher/Catcher sessions begin 2/15 and 5/22.

FASTPITCH PITCHING CLUB (Ages 8-14)
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.
Begins 2/14 (Elite), 3/1 and 4/12 in Lisle, 3/4 in LaGrange, and 3/6 in Glen Ellyn.

FASTPITCH LITTLE LADY SLUGGERS CLUB (Ages 6-8)
Want your daughter to get introduced to the game of fastpitch softball? Program focuses on the basics of throwing, fielding, running the bases and hitting off of the tee. Lean how to play the game and have a whole lot of fun! Designed for the In-House or Rec. player. Free DMA Camp (10/10/16) included with this registration.
Begins 4/11 in Lisle.

FASTPITCH CATCHING CLUB (Ages 8-14)
Want your daughter to get introduced to the game of fastpitch softball? Program focuses on the basics of throwing, fielding, running the bases and hitting off of the tee. Lean how to play the game and have a whole lot of fun! Designed for the In-House or Rec. player. Free DMA Camp (10/10/16) included with this registration.
Begins 3/1 and 4/11 in Lisle.

FASTPITCH SPRING BREAK CAMP (Ages 5-12)
Our combo camps give the two-sport athlete the ability to improve their offensive and defensive game in both basketball and fastpitch. Quality instruction in two sports.. this is truly a one-of-a-kind camp! Half of each day will be spent on the basketball courts working on your basketball game with outstanding coaching staff. Fine tune your fastpitch skills during the other half of the day, with our experienced Academy instructors. An hour for lunch will be given each day. Please bring a sack lunch. Players will be grouped by age and ability level. Designated for the In-House or Rec. player. Free DMA Camp on 10/10/16) included with registration.
Begins 3/28 in Lisle.

FASTPITCH SPRING BREAK COMBO CAMP (Ages 5-12)
You wait all winter for Spring Break because you know summer is just around the corner... what are you going to do to get your game ready? At Bulls/Sox Academy we have the answer: practice every aspect of the game from hitting and fielding to pitching and game strategy. Camp sessions will be broken down by age group to ensure proper skill level for everyone.
Begins 3/28 in Lisle.

FASTPITCH DEFENSE CAMP (Ages 8-14)
Now that the pitching distance has been moved back we believe that solid defense makes the difference! Fastpitch Defense Club will focus on the essentials of throwing and catching the softball as well as fielding groundballs and fly balls. To be a complete player, you must learn how to defend. This class is exactly what you need to earn that starting position at higher levels of fastpitch.
Begins 3/5 in Glen Ellyn and LaGrange.

-- return to top --

 

Baseball Private Lesson Memberships


We are now offering a brand new private lesson membership opportunity for all customers which includes a savings of up to $19 per lesson*. For a one time annual membership fee at one of three levels, you will receive discounts on all private lessons you purchase throughout the year. The discounted private lessons rates will apply to all three sports: baseball, basketball and fastpitch softball.

To book your private lesson, call 630-324-8237.

More Info

-- return to top --

 

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.

-- return to top --