At Cubs Baseball Summer Camps, we share one ultimate goal: every drill, swing, throw and eye-popping young fan experience is designed to unlock your child's love of the game. The Cubs Baseball Summer Camps curriculum is designed to accommodate all levels of youth baseball players. From young beginners to travel-team participants, and every player in between, our curriculum creates small group instruction to teach and reinforce baseball-specific skills. Over the course of the week, our curriculum builds upon itself to expose young players to new skills, while simultaneously reinforcing the very fundamentals we’ve taught throughout the week.
Beyond the baseball-specific skills at Cubs Baseball Summer Camps, our curriculum focuses on the development of leadership and character-building skills that translate to success both on and off the baseball field. Our camp activities map to age-appropriate content in six critical developmental areas - emotional mastery, optimism, resiliency, self-efficacy, goal setting and determination - all aimed at inspiring each ballplayer's personal best and fueling their love of the game.
Cubs Baseball Summer Camps Levels
Young athletes perform best when they feel confident and comfortable. For that reason, we divide our camp into five age-appropriate levels. Each level teaches a unique set of skills and encourages its own level of competition. This also ensures that ballplayers get a new Cubs Baseball Summer Camps experience each year!
Level One: Our youngest ballplayers work on the fundamentals of the game while using competitions and fun-filled activities to keep them engaged and excited. They have amazing energy and a wide range of skill sets, and our staff is constantly working to create new and exciting activities that speak to a young ballplayer’s spark while meeting them where they are in their baseball journey
Level Two: As ballplayers progress beyond the beginner level, they are likely experimenting with several different sports and activities. We know that any one of these hobbies could one day become their center of interest. Our coaches strive to use baseball to teach lifelong lessons that will translate to anything your child decides to pursue in life.
Level Three: For ballplayers maturing alongside the game of baseball, our curriculum shifts to focus on introducing proper pitching mechanics as many of our ballplayers transition to “player-pitch” in their leagues. In the batter’s box, we place a strong focus on seeing the pitch out of the pitcher’s hand to emphasize early pitch recognition.
Level Four: To match the evolving love of the game with increased baseball experience, we look to speed up the game of baseball for our older ballplayers. We increase the pace of play with unique, modified versions of the game of baseball – making the game more exciting to keep ballplayers engaged from the first pitch to last pitch.
Level Five: As some of our older ballplayers progress through the game, our coaching staff’s instruction becomes more “specialized.” Our coaches work to interconnect your child’s passions with their desire to improve specific areas of their game or aspirations to master the intricacies of a new position on the field. Our coaches strive to take a ballplayer’s unique game to the next level by utilizing their baseball expertise to give your child the necessary tools to succeed outside of camp in his or her respective little league or travel ball organizations.