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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.

Baseball Holiday Camps

Chicago White Sox Holiday Camp (Ages 5-14) - Half Days from December 27-29
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. All participants will receive a free White Sox wiffle ball and bat set (while supplies last).
Camps located in Lisle, LaGrange and Glen Ellyn.

Bulls/Sox Holiday Combo Camp (Ages 5-14) - Full Days from December 27-29
This camp gives kids 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! Players will be grouped by age and ability level. An hour for lunch will be given each day. Bring a sack lunch. All participants will receive a free White Sox wiffle ball/bat set and a Bulls replica jersey courtesy of Point 3 Basketball (while supplies last).
Camps located in Lisle, LaGrange and Glen Ellyn.

Chicago White Sox MLK Day Camp (Ages 5-14) - Half Day on Monday, January 15
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. All campers will receive a White Sox wiffle bat/ball set (while supplies last.)
Camps located in Lisle and LaGrange.

Bulls/Sox MLK Day Combo Camp (Ages 5-14) - Full Day on Monday, January 15
This camp gives kids 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! Players will be grouped by age and ability level. An hour for lunch will be given each day. Bring a sack lunch. All participants will receive a free White Sox wiffle ball/bat set and a Bulls replica jersey courtesy of Point 3 Basketball (while supplies last).
Camps located in Lisle, LaGrange and Glen Ellyn.

Baseball

Chicago White Sox Hitting Club (Ages 8-12)
Former White Sox players Michael Huff or Dan Pasqua will make an appearance to work with the kids during one session of this four week club. 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. All participants will receive a free White Sox wiffle ball/bat set (while supplies last).
Begins on 1/3, 1/5, 1/8 or 1/31 in Lisle and 1/8 or 1/11 in LaGrange.

Chicago White Sox Pitching Club (Ages 8-12) 
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. All participants will receive a free White Sox wiffle ball/bat set (while supplies last).
Begins on 11/28, 1/3, 1/5, 1/8 or 1/31 in Lisle and 1/8 in LaGrange.

Chicago White Sox Hitting & Pitching Club Combo (Ages 8-12)
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. All participants will receive a free White Sox wiffle ball/bat set and a Bulls replica jersey courtesy of Point 3 Basketball (while supplies last). Begins on 11/28, 1/3, 1/5, 1/8 or 1/31 in Lisle.

Chicago White Sox Little Sluggers (Ages 5-6)
Want your athlete to get introduced to the game? Program focuses on basics of throwing, hitting, and rules of the game while having fun! Open to boys and girls. All participants will receive a free White Sox wiffle ball/bat set (while supplies last).
Begins on 1/6 in Lisle and 1/20 in LaGrange.

Chicago 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 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. All participants will receive a free White Sox wiffle ball/bat set (while supplies last).
Leagues begin on 1/6 in Lisle and 1/20 in LaGrange.

Chicago White Sox Little Sluggers Combo Incrediball League (Ages 5-6)
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. All participants will receive a free White Sox wiffle ball/bat set and a Bulls replica jersey courtesy of Point 3 Basketball (while supplies last)..
Begins on 1/6 in Lisle and 1/20 in LaGrange.

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). Begins on 1/4 in Lisle and 1/6 in LaGrange.

Chicago White Sox Fielding Club (Ages 8-12)
Former White Sox players Michael Huff or Dan Pasqua will make an appearance to work with the kids during one session of this four week club. 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. All campers will receive a White Sox wiffle bat/ball set (While supplies last.)
Begins on 1/4 in Lisle.

Chicago White Sox HS Throwing & Arm Program (Ages 14-18)
Our 12 week pre-season throwing and arm strength program is designed to properly train and develop a sound foundation for players throwing. Sessions will focus on the following:

  • Proper Warm Up
  • Stretching & Increased Flexibility
  • The "Original Xertube" Resistance Training
  • Core Development Training
  • Throwing Mechanics
  • Long-Toss Throwing Program to Increase Endurance and Arm Strength. 

Begins on 1/4 in Lisle.

Elite Baseball

Elite Baseball training sessions begin this October!

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 session begins 12/27 or 1/15, Infield session begins 12/28 or 1/28, & Outfielder session begins 12/29 or 1/28 in Lisle.
 

Chicago White Sox Fastpitch Elite Hitting Sessions (Ages 9-14)
Former White Sox player Michael Huff will make an appearance to work with the kids during one session of this six week program. 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. All participants will receive a free White Sox wiffle ball/bat set (while supplies last).

Elite Hitting Weekly Progression

Week 1- (Video Taping), Stance, Weight Transfer, Hitting Position & Drill Work

Week 2- Barrel Path, Hand Path, Release & Drill Work

Week 3-Connection, Contact, Lower Half & Drill Work

Week 4- Contact points, Extension, Finish & Drill Work

Week 5- Swing Analysis with Instructor, Review and Drill Work

Week 6-Review & Summary Weeks 1-5
Begins 1/3 or 1/4 in Lisle.

 

Chicago White Sox Fastpitch Elite Pitching Sessions (Ages 9-14)
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!

Elite Pitching Weekly Progression

Week 1- Foot Position, Presentation, Pre Motion & Drill Work

Week 2- Pre Motion, Leg Drive & Drill Work

Week 3- Arm Circle, K Position & Drill Work

Week 4- Foot Touch, Lower Body, Drag & Drive Drills

Week 5- Release, Snap, Finish and Drill Work

Week 6- Review & Summary Weeks 1-5
Begins 1/4 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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