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White Sox Baseball Summer Camp in Orland Park
LISLE, IL. – The Bulls/Sox Academy announced that they will be hosting their annual summer baseball camps at Centennial Park on 156th Street and West Ave. beginning Monday July 23th and will run through Friday July 27th.
The Bulls/Sox Academy has improved the fundamentals of more than 50,000 players. This summer, it’s your turn to step up to the plate and train with the best! With programs for boys and girls at every age and ability level, our professional coaching staff will teach many training skills used by the Chicago White Sox.
The summer camps are in over 60 different communities throughout the Chicago area. Every participant in the summer camp program receives six free White Sox tickets, an Academy hat, t-shirt and graduation certificate. Restrictions apply to ticket vouchers. All athletes seven and older will also have their abilities tested in some of the same skills that pro scouts use to evaluate talent. The Top 30 qualifiers in each age group will compete in the finals at U.S. Cellular Field in September at our Champions Day event.
The White Sox baseball summer camps are broken down into three different age levels. The 5-6 year olds participate in a two and a half hour skills camp per day over five days from 8:30am-11:00am that focuses on the essential skills of baseball. The cost of this camp is $179. The 7-8 year olds participate in a three hour skills camp per day over five days from 8:30am-11:30am that focuses on the essential skills of baseball – hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching, bunting and base running. This Sox Intermediate Camp gives players a foundation of fundamentals to be successful on the field. The cost of the camp is $199. The 9-11 year olds participate in a three hour advanced skills camp per day over five days for three hours from 8:30am-11:30am. The camp refines the fundamentals with advanced hitting, throwing, and base-running techniques, team play, and other tips to advance the player to the next level also at a cost of $199.
The Bulls/Sox Academy opened in 2001 in Lisle, Illinois and runs extensive training programs for boys and girls from beginner to professional. There are additional satellite Bulls/Sox Academies in Glen Ellyn, LaGrange, and Schererville, IN. For more information or to register for a summer camp, go to www.BullsSoxAcademy.com or call 630-324-8221.
More About Centennial Park
Just beyond the stop sign at Fun Drive lies Orland Park's crown jewel of recreation, Centennial Park. Featuring acres and acres of fun and recreation, Centennial Park is the home of the thrilling Aquatic Center. Get active as you enjoy beach volleyball, running and biking through the miles of trails or grinding a blade at Grinding Edge Skate park. Looking for a more peaceful pursuit? Sit back and fish off the piers at picturesque Lake Sedgewick, which also offers boating for a nominal launch fee. Athletes will enjoy playing on the numerous manicured baseball and soccer fields. The fun doesn't stop in winter: Take a skate around the skating pond at Winter Wonderland where ice skates, helmets and cross country skis are available to rent for a reasonable fee.