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White Sox Youth Academy

Who We Are

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.

Summer Camps

Baseball Summer Camp (Open to Girls and Boys Ages 5-12)
The Chicago White Sox Youth Academy summer camp program is open to boys and girls ages 5-12 and is designed to teach the FUNdamentals of the game of baseball while having a ton of fun doing it each day. Campers will work on the following skills throughout the week, reinforcing them through fun games each day: throwing, hitting, bunting, fielding, pitching and base-running. Campers will receive free White Sox tickets, an Academy cap and t-shirt, evaluation report, graduation certificate and an EXCLUSIVE Tour of Guaranteed Rate Field! White Sox Summer Camps are offered in multiple communities throughout suburban Chicagoland. Space is limited, so sign up early!

Fastpitch Summer Camp (Open to Girls Ages 9-14)
No one can create the ultimate fastpitch softball experience like the Chicago White Sox! If you want to be the best, you've got to train with the best. For over 20 years, our professional staff has provided girls throughout suburban Chicagoland a fun summer camp experience with unparalleled instruction directly from those who have played the game! 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! In addition to the Guaranteed Rate Field tour, campers also receive free White Sox tickets and an Academy cap and t-shirt! Camp options include hitting, slapping, pitching and catching. White Sox Fastpitch Summer Camps are offered in Lisle and LaGrange. Space is limited, so sign up early! Open to girls ages 9-14.

Baseball

Chicago White Sox FUNdamentals Club (Ages 7-8)
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 including, but not limited to, the following sites:
North Riverside - 4/28

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)
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.

Pitcher/Catcher sessions begin 5/6 and Infielder/Outfielder sessions begin 5/20 in Lisle.

Chicago White Sox FASTPITCH Digital Analysis Hitting Clinic (Ages 7-12) 
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.
Begins on 4/23 in Lisle.

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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Birthday Parties