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White Sox Fastpitch Softball Summer Camp Coming to Orland Park
LISLE,IL – The Chicago Bulls/Chicago White Sox Academy announced that it is hosting one of its annual Summer Fastpitch Softball Camps at Centennial Park, located at 156th & West Avenue in Orland Park.
The White Sox Training Centers have 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 White Sox summer camps are in over 175 neighborhoods 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 camp runs July 23rd through July 27th and registration is open to girls ages 7-13. The camp will run from 8:30am-11:30am. The camp will be split into two groups: 7-9 year olds as one group and 10-13 year olds as the other. The cost is $199 for the week.
The Training Camp for 7-9 year olds is for girls who are playing fastpitch softball in an in-house league or community organization. The curriculum is designed to teach players how to play the game using proper fundamentals. Areas of instruction include: throwing, infield and outfield play, pitching, hitting and base running. Each day is filled with fun and competitive skills and drills.
The Camp for 10-13 year olds is geared toward the experienced fastpitch softball player who is passionate about the game and ready to learn position specific play. Camp curriculum includes agility drills, throwing progressions, bunting, specific infield and outfield defensive play, hitting, pitching and base running.
The Chicago Bulls/Sox Training Academy opened in 2001 in Lisle, Illinois and runs extensive training programs for boys and girls from beginner to professional. There are additional satellite White 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.