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Elite Training & Travel

The White Sox offer elite baseball and elite fastpitch travel team programs for the 12U-18U age groups. Since the program's inception, White Sox Elite Baseball and White Sox Elite Fastpitch has helped over 150 students pursue their dreams of playing the game at the collegiate level.

We also cross-train with other elite travel programs throughout the Chicagoland area.

White Sox Elite Baseball and Fastpitch 2019/2020 Tryouts

Elite Baseball Tryout Information

When: Monday, July 22 - Wednesday, July 24. Exact times can be viewed here.

Where:
Benet Academy
2200 Maple Ave
Lisle, IL 60532

Ages: 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U and 17U (16U and 17U by appointment only)

Cost: $15 in advance; $25 day-of. T-Shirt is included in the cost.

What to Bring: Water, equipment (including cleats, turf shoes and/or gym shoes if moved indoors)

Weather: In the event of inclement weather, the tryouts may be moved indoors to the West Suburban Sports Complex in Lisle, IL.

If you are interested in trying out, register here.

Please note that registration for 16U and 17U is by appointment only. Please contact Jim Adduci at jadduci@chisox.com or call 630-324-8226 if you are interested in trying out for the 16U or 17U team.

Elite Fastpitch Tryout Information

When: Thursday, August 1 - Sunday, August 4. Exact times can be viewed here.

Where:
Lisle Community Park

1825 Short Street
Lisle, IL 60532

Ages: 12U, 14U and 16U

Cost: Free

What to Bring: Water, equipment (including cleats, turf shoes and/or gym shoes if moved indoors)

Weather: In the event of inclement weather, the tryouts may be moved indoors to the West Suburban Sports Complex in Lisle, IL.

If you are interested in trying out, register here.

If you have any specific questions, please email Kathy Young at kyoung@chisox.com or call 630-324-8223.

White Sox Elite

White Sox Elite is run by former MLB player Jim Adduci. If you are interested in trying out for White Sox Elite, please reach out to Jim.

Jim Adduci serves as the Manager of Elite Baseball Operations and is in charge of developing the Elite Travel Team Players Baseball Skills Sessions and Travel Teams. Jim has been with the White Sox for 21 years and previously executed the White Sox Summer Camp program and also created the White Sox Hitting & Pitching Club program to give youth player's off-season training in their own communities. Jim is a former left-handed hitting outfielder and first baseman that played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies. In 1977, Jim was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the MLB amateur draft. However, Jim chose to continue to his education and play ball at Southern Illinois University. In 1980, Jim was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 7th round of the amateur draft and signed to play in the minor league system for Cardinals. Jim made his major league debut on September 12, 1983 with the Cardinals at age 24. Jim also played in the Japanese Major Leagues in 1987 and his professional playing career lasted from 1980-1990. Jim's son, Jim Adduci, is currently in his 16th professional baseball season and previously played in the Major Leagues for the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers as well as in the Korean Baseball Professional League.

White Sox Elite 2019 Rosters and Schedules

White Sox Elite Fastpitch

White Sox Elite Fastpitch is run by Kathy Young. If you are interested in trying out for White Sox Elite Fastpitch, please reach out to Kathy.

Kathy serves as the Manager of Fastpitch Operations and created the White Sox Elite Fastpitch Travel Teams. She has grown this program into one of the most recognized travel programs throughout the Midwest sending over 100 players to compete at the collegiate level. Kathy is a member of the Saint Xavier University Hall of Fame where she earned National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American Honorable Mention, NAIA District 20 Team, two-time Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) All-Conference honors, SXU Most Valuable Player, SXU Hustle Award and SXU Team Captain. Kathy possesses over 27 years of coaching experience with stints at Saint Xavier University, Robert Morris University and the White Sox Elite Fastpitch travel program. Young is a longtime member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and a leader within the Fastpitch community.

White Sox Elite Fastpitch 2019 Rosters and Schedules