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White Sox Youth Academy

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Official youth sport development program of the White Sox & Chicago Bulls

The White Sox Youth Academy provides year-round camps, clinics, private lessons and training to hundreds of children every year. We offer beginner through advanced baseball and fastpitch softball programs for boys and girls ages 5-18.

Holiday Camps

Chicago White Sox Columbus Day Clinic (Ages 5-14) - Locations: Lisle and LaGrange
This one-day camp covers all things baseball: hitting, fielding, throwing, catching, and base running. Players will also participate in fun games to put their new skills to the test.

Chicago White Sox Thanksgiving Camp (Ages 5-14) - Locations: Lisle and La Grange
This two-day camp covers all things baseball: hitting, fielding, throwing, catching, and base running. Players will also participate in fun games to put their new skills to the test.

Chicago White Sox Holiday Camp (Ages 5-14) - Locations: Lisle and LaGrange
The White Sox Youth Academy wants to remind you that while you're at home taking a break, the competition is practicing! This three-day camp will cover all things baseball: hitting, fielding, throwing, catching, and base running. Players will also participate in fun games to put their new skills to the test.

Baseball

Chicago White Sox FUNdamentals Club (Ages 7-8) - Locations: Lisle, LaGrange and Clarendon Hills
Our FUNdamentals Club teaches the basic skills of hitting, throwing, and fielding to help progress your child in all aspects of the game. All participants will receive a free White Sox wiffle ball/bat set (while supplies last). The FUNdamentals Club sessions can be taken at various sites around Chicagoland.

Chicago White Sox Incrediball League (Ages 5-6) - Locations: Lisle
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 are utilized to create a fun atmosphere to teach the kids the basic fundamentals during each week's game. Instructors will explain the proper hitting, throwing, fielding and base running techniques to the young players as they begin to love the sport. Players are divided into small teams based on age and ability level. *Incrediballs are made of a soft rag ball material to be used indoors and perform like baseballs.

Chicago White Sox Little Sluggers Club (Ages 5-6) - Locations: Lisle and LaGrange
Bring your son or daughter to this club so they can discover the magic of our national past time. Little Sluggers is a fun introduction to basic baseball fundamentals. Each young player learns about hitting, catching and throwing. OPEN TO BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS!

Chicago White Sox Little Sluggers Combo Incrediball League (Ages 5-6) - Locations: Lisle
This introductory program is a combination of the Little Sluggers Club and the Incrediball League. Please see descriptions above for all the details on this very popular and fun-filled few hours.

Chicago White Sox Hitting Club (Ages 8-12) Locations: Lisle and LaGrange
Our Hitting Club focuses on developing a good approach to each at-bat including learning about plate coverage and stance, striding into a hitting position, swing plane/hand path, and staying balanced throughout the swing.

Chicago White Sox Pitching Club (Ages 8-12) - Locations: Lisle and La Grange
The White Sox Pitching Club teaches the proper mechanics that all great pitchers use. Even if pitching is not in your plans, throwing correctly is critical to becoming a good ballplayer. Throwing with accuracy, velocity and minimal arm strain is no accident. There is a process that should be followed for Little Leaguers to Big Leaguers and our experienced coaches will teach you that process.

Chicago White Sox Fielding and Throwing Club (Ages 8-12) - Locations: Lisle
This club focuses on fielding groundballs and fly balls the correct way as well as proper throwing and catching techniques. To be a complete player you must learn to defend and throw accurately.

Chicago White Sox Hitting and Pitching Combo Club (Ages 8-12) - Locations: Lisle
Our Hitting Club focuses on developing a good approach to each at-bat including learning about plate coverage and stance, striding into a hitting position, swing plane/hand path, and staying balanced throughout the swing. The White Sox Pitching Club teaches the proper mechanics that all great pitchers use. Even if pitching is not in your plans, throwing correctly is critical to becoming a good ballplayer. Throwing with accuracy, velocity and minimal arm strain is no accident. There is a process that should be followed for Little Leaguers to Big Leaguers and our experienced coaches will teach you that process.

Elite Baseball

Elite Baseball training sessions will help you make your school team. Check us out today!

Choose from Elite Hitting, Elite Pitching, Elite Infield, Elite Catching, Elite Outfield, Elite Bunting and Base Running, Elite Hitting Approach and Velocity Hitting, and Elite Sports Strength and Conditioning Sessions.


Fastpitch

Chicago White Sox FASTPITCH College Recruiting Skills Video (Ages 14-18) - Locations: Lisle
Capture the attention of college coaches around the country with a Fastpitch Skills Video!

A Skills Video is an important part of the recruiting process. A well-produced Skills Video gives college coaches short highlights of athletic ability, positional strengths, and agility. 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.

VIDEO INCLUDES: 3 hours of filming and editing to produce final product for distribution to college coaches. Max of 4 positional players per shoot.

Chicago White Sox FASTPITCH Digital Analysis Hitting Clinic (Ages 7-12) - Locations: Lisle
Spend the day working on your swing. Through the use of Digital Motion Analysis*, our expert instructors, Kathy Young & Chris Wozniak, will take your daughter through each phase of her swing and teach her how to make the adjustments needed to become a better hitter. Camp will feature digital motion swing analysis, tee drills, front toss drills and competitions. Your daughter will also have a one-on-one meeting with an Academy coach to analyze her swing to help get her to the next level. All campers will receive a White Sox wiffle bat/ball set (While supplies last).
*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 analyzed by one of our expert instructors.

Chicago White Sox Fastpitch Youth Hitting Club (Ages 7-14) - Locations: Lisle and LaGrange
A strong focus on stance, hitting position, rotation, contact point, extension, and follow through is sure to make your daughter a more confident hitter. Designed for the In-House or REC Player.

Chicago White Sox Fastpitch Youth Pitching Club (Ages 7-14) - Locations: Lisle and LaGrange
This four week camp will focus on pre-motion, arm circle, release/snap, and finish which are sure to result in better control. We recommend pitchers bring their own catchers. Designed for the In-House or REC Player.

Chicago White Sox Fastpitch Youth Catching Club (Ages 9-12) - Locations: Lisle
This class is for catchers ONLY, where we spend the time necessary to work on stance, framing, blocking, throw downs, fielding bunts, and more. Designed for the In-House or REC Player.

Chicago White Sox Fastpitch Elite Hitting Sessions (Ages 10-18) - Locations: Lisle
Led by Chris Wozniak (Winter & Spring Only).Through the use of our Digital Motion Analysis* these elite sessions will take your daughter's knowledge of hitting to the next level. Designed for the Travel or Advanced Player. Space is limited, Sign up today!

Chicago White Sox Fastpitch Elite Pitching Sessions (Ages 10-13) - Locations: Lisle
These Elite sessions are for the pitcher looking to get detailed instruction on specific aspects of the pitching motion and delivery. We recommend pitchers bring their own catchers. Designed for the Travel or Advanced Player. Space is limited, Sign up today!

Chicago White Sox Fastpitch Elite Hitting/Slapping/Defense and Strength & Conditioning Combo Club (Ages 14-18) - Locations: Lisle
Led by Kathy Young and/or Chris Wozniak. We believe that success is where opportunity and preparation meet! This program is for the serious fast pitch player looking to become a top prospect by improving her measurables and overall performance at tryouts, college camps, and exposure events. Camp features 16 sessions of Strength and Conditioning* combined with 4 sessions of hitting/slapping and 4 sessions of defensive skill work

Chicago White Sox Fastpitch Prospect Camp and Showcase (Ages 13-18) - Locations: Glen Ellyn
This is your opportunity to perform in front of a host of college coaches from Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA schools across the Midwest! In the morning camp, all players will rotate and participate in drill work directed by college coaches along with being tested for their measurable (20yd Dash, Pro Agility Time, Broad Jump, Exit Velocity, and Arm Speed) by Hard Gainers Athletics* During the afternoon showcase, players will participate in offensive and defensive skill sets while college coaches evaluate their performance. Each coach will receive a "Prospect" handbook that includes a player profile for each participant. Prospects will showcase their talents at their primary position. The Bulls/Sox Academy fastpitch staff will conduct a series of position specific drills, along with a taking a full (60ft.) infield, so that players can show off their arm strength & accuracy, agility and lateral movements, glove work, foot work, communication and overall athleticism.

Baseball/Fastpitch Private Lessons

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.


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