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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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Spring Brochure


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

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White Sox Baseball Summer Camps


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH MARCH 1ST!
SUMMER CAMP PREVIEW NOW ONLINE!

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!

5-DAY (Half Day) White Sox Summer Camp for 5-12 year olds is ONLY $195.00
($20 OFF Early Bird Discount; Retail price is $215.00)

5-DAY (Full Day) White Sox Summer Camp for 7-12 year olds is ONLY $330.00
($20 OFF Early Bird Discount; Retail price is $350.00)

Note: 5-day White Sox Summer Camp options vary by location.

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.

Bonus for Full Day Camp Participants Only:

  • Former White Sox players Dan Pasqua and/or Michael Huff will attend one day of the Full Day camps to talk baseball and sign autographs.
  • White Sox replica jersey and additional giveaways.

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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 2/25 and 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 2/25 and 4/1 in Lisle. 3/4 and 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 2/28, 4/4 in Lisle. 3/7 and 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 2/28, 3/1, 4/4 in Lisle. 3/7 and 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 2/25 and 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 3/1 in Lisle. 3/4, and 4/8 in La Grange.

WHITE SOX FIELDING CLUB (AGES 8-11)
To be a complete player, you must learn to defend. The Fielding Club will focus on the essentials of throwing and catching the baseball as well as fielding ground balls and fly balls.
Begins 3/2 in Lisle.

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 3/6, 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 3/7 and 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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Baseball Holiday Camps


WHITE SOX PRESIDENT'S DAY CAMP (AGES 5-14)
Day off from school? Bring them to us! This day camp will cover all things baseball.
Begins 2/20 in Lisle, Glen Ellyn, and La Grange.

BULLS/SOX PRESIDENT'S DAY 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. Bring a sack lunch. Players will be grouped by age and ability level.
Begins 2/20 in Lisle, Glen Ellyn and La Grange.

BULLS AND WHITE SOX INSTITUTE DAY FUN (AGES 5-14)
Parents, do you have to go to work but your kids have the day off? Bring them out to the Bulls/Sox Youth Academy in Lisle for a fun-filled day of baseball, basketball, Exergaming activities and a few surprises. This sports camp, open to boys and girls, is less about instruction and more about having FUN. Whiffle ball games, home run derby, basketball shooting and dribbling contests, video game play involving exercise and much more. Come on out and experience this exciting new camp on Columbus Day. 1 hour will be set aside for lunch (not provided by Academy) so please have your child bring a sack lunch and drink. Groups will be divided by age.
Begins 3/3 in Lisle.

WHITE SOX 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 3/27 in Lisle, Glen Ellyn and La Grange.

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 3/27 in Lisle, Glen Ellyn, and 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 2/20 and 5/7, and the Pitcher/Catcher sessions begins 5/21 in Lisle.

Fastpitch Elite Hitting Sessions (Ages 9-18)
Led by Chris Wozniak. These sessions will teach your daughter to hit with more power and confidence. This 6-week program focuses on stance, linear movements, rotation, contact point, extension, and follow through. Sign up today!
Begins 2/26 in Lisle.

Fastpitch Elite Pitching Sessions (Ages 9-14)
Designed for the Travel or Advanced Player. 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.
Begins 2/26 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 2/27 and 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 2/27 and 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 2/28 and 4/3 in Lisle.

Fastpitch Pitching Club (Ages 8-14)
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 3/3 in La Grange.

Fastpitch Hitting Camp (Ages 8-14)
Every great hitter follows some basic fundamentals. Your child will learn to maximize power throughout the swing. A strong focus on stance, linear movements, rotation, contact point, extension, and follow through is sure to make your daughter a more confident hitter. Sign up today! Hitting Club: Designed for the In-House or REC Player.
Begins 3/3 in La Grange.

Fastpitch Defense Club (Ages 8-14)
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 3/4 in La Grange.

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.

Fastpitch Pitching Club
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 10/4, 2/28, and 4/3 in Lisle and 2/3 and 3/3 in LaGrange.

Fastpitch Hitting Club
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 10/4, 11/22, 2/27, and 4/4 in Lisle and 2/3 and 3/3 in LaGrange.

Fastpitch Catching Club
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 10/4, 11/22, and 2/27 in Lisle.

Fastpitch Hitting and Strength and Conditioning Club
We believe that success is where opportunity and preparation meet! This program offers the Elite High School Fastpitch player 8 weeks of Strength and Conditioning combined with a 6-week pre-season hitting program. Prepare now for a stronger start to your High School season!
Begins 10/25 in Lisle.

Fastpitch Prospect Camp
This is your opportunity to perform in front of college coaches from across the Midwest! All players will be tested for leg speed, bat speed and arm speed. Each coach will receive a Prospect handbook that will include a player profile for each participant. Prospects will showcase their talents by position for a host of college coaches from Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA schools. This is not your ordinary exposure camp!
Begins 11/12 in Glen Ellyn.

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Elite Baseball Sessions

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 $35 each. 2.) Pay a one-time membership fee of $40, and then enroll in as many individual sessions for $27.50 each. 3.) Pay a one-time membership fee of $80, and then enroll in as many individual sessions for $22.50 each. Begins this Spring in Lisle.

Choose from the following:

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

View Elite Programs

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Baseball/Fastpitch 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 630-324-8242 or 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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