OFFICIAL YOUTH SPORT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OF THE WHITE SOX & CHICAGO BULLS

The Bulls/Sox Academy provides year-round camps, clinics, private lessons and training to thousands of children every year. We offer beginner through advanced basketball, baseball, and fastpitch softball programs for boys and girls ages 5-18. Year-round programs are available at our locations in Lisle, La Grange, and Glen Ellyn, as well as off-site locations throughout Chicagoland.

UNPARALLELED QUALITY INSTRUCTION

Our professional coaching staff of former collegiate, professional players and coaches has learned directly from the Chicago Bulls and White Sox coaching staff. If you want to be the best, you have to train with the best!


HOLIDAY CAMPS

Chicago Bulls Thanksgiving Camp

Hey Moms...while you are out taking advantage of all the "Day-After-Thanksgiving-Sales," drop off your son or daughter to spend the afternoon with us! With shooting, ball handling and defensive work, this camp is designed to get players ready for their season! Players will be grouped by age and ability level. This is a terrific camp and a great way to get valuable skill training, while working off some of those Thanksgiving calories.

Start Dates: Begins 11/25 in Lisle, Glen Ellyn and LaGrange.


Bulls/White Sox Thanksgiving Combo Camp

This camp gives the two-sport athlete 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! Half of each day will be spent on the courts working on your basketball game with an outstanding coaching staff. The other half of the day will be spent fine-tuning your baseball skills with our expert baseball coaches. An hour for lunch will be given each day. Bring a sack lunch. Players will be grouped by age and ability level.

Start Dates: Begins 11/25 in Lisle, Glen Ellyn and La Grange.


Chicago Bulls Holiday Camp

The holiday season is not too far away! At the Bulls/Sox Academy, we want to remind you that while you're at home taking a break, the competition is practicing! Will you be ready for the season? Start getting ready with one of our Holiday Camps. These camps are also great holiday presents!

Start Dates: Begins 12/26 in Lisle, Glen Ellyn, and LaGrange.


Bulls/White Sox Holiday Camp Combo

This camp gives the two-sport athlete 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! Half of each day will be spent on the courts working on your basketball game with an outstanding coaching staff. The other half of the day will be spent fine-tuning your baseball skills with our expert baseball coaches. An hour for lunch will be given each day. Bring a sack lunch. Players will be grouped by age and ability level.

Start Dates: Begins 12/26 in Lisle, Glen Ellyn and La Grange.

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Chicago Bulls Shooting Camp

During each session of Shooting Camp, all players will be taught the necessary skills to become a better and more effective shooter. Players will learn the quick, accurate release that will make you the “go to” shooter. Bulls/Sox Academy coaches will teach the basic shooting principles: Balance, elbow, eyes, and follow through (B-E-E-F).

Start Dates: Begins 1/10, 1/12 in Lisle, 1/10 in Glen Ellyn, and 3/8 in LaGrange.


Chicago Bulls Fundamentals Camp

Have FUN and improve your game! This FUNdamentals basketball camp for boys and girls teaches the latest techniques in ball handling, passing, shooting, footwork, rebounding, and offensive and defensive play. This is the camp every young player should start with to build strong fundamental skills.

Start Dates: Begins 11/1, 11/3, 2/7, and 2/9 in Lisle, 9/14, and 1/11 in LaGrange, and 2/7 in Glen Ellyn.
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Chicago Bulls Ball Handling Campp

The Chicago Bulls Ball Handling camp is designed to teach players to handle the basketball with control and confidence. Players learn ball handling and dribbling techniques such as cross-over, between the legs, behind the back and reverse pivot. Controlling the basketball is one of the most important skills of basketball. This camp will equip every player with the tools he or she must have to shake a defender.

Start Dates: Begins 3/6 in Lisle, 10/12, 11/9, and 2/8 in LaGrange, and 4/4 in Glen Ellyn.


Chicago Bulls Advanced Ball Handling Camp

Advanced Ball Handling camp is designed to teach players to handle the basketball with control and confidence. Players learn ball handling and dribbling techniques such as crossover, between the legs, behind the back, and reverse pivot. This camp will equip every player with the tools he or she must have to shake a defender at a faster pace.

Start Dates: Begins 12/6 in Lisle.

CHICAGO BULLS/SOX ACADEMY TOURNAMENTS & SHOOT-OUTS

Bulls/Sox Academy features three solid maple, high school courts with the Championship Court built as a replica of the United Center -- complete with the six Bulls World Championship banners hanging from the rafters. Our tournaments attract the best teams from Club, Travel and Feeder programs, because of our top quality facility and tournament features. Our, three courts, easy access and proximity to world-class accommodations makes our tournaments the best in the Midwest! Click here for additional information.

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

  • Certified Referees
  • Awards for 1st Place Teams
  • Paid Scorekeepers are provided
  • Concessions and Media Center for between games
  • Professionally organized with Tournament Managers on-site
  • Admission Fee at the door

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS

  • 11/5-11/6: Fall 1 Day Shoot-Out
  • 11/11-11/13 Fall Tournament
  • 12/2-12/4: Winter Tournament
  • 12/17-12/18: Winter 1 Day Shoot-Out
  • 3/3-3/5: Spring Tournament
  • 6/24-6/25: Spring 1 Day Shoot-Out

If you have any questions please contact Daryl Thomas at (630) 324-8235 or email him at DThomas@BullsSoxAcademy.com.

CHICAGO BULLS BASKETBALL LEAGUES

Check out Bulls competitive leagues for boys and girls, consisting of some of the premier athletes from the Chicagoland area. Our league format is professionally organized for teams at all levels including: 10 game guarantee, IHSA officials, scorekeepers, plus team and individual awards. All games will be played at the Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle. League play will be Friday nights, Saturday afternoons or evenings, and or all day Sundays.If you have any questions please contact Daryl Thomas at (630) 324-8235 or email him at DThomas@BullsSoxAcademy.com.
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UPCOMING LEAGUES

  • WINTER LEAGUE: January 6th-February 26th
  • SPRING LEAGUE: April 28th-June 18th

BASKETBALL TRAVEL TEAMS

The Bulls/Sox Academy offers competitive basketball teams for boys and girls in grades 4th-12th. If you have any questions please contact Larry Stewart at (630) 324-8236. Click here for additional information.

In-House

Winter - Tryouts will run 11/14-11/16 for Boys in grades 4th-8th and girls in grades 5th-8th.
Spring - Tryouts will run 3/13-3/16 for Boys in grades 4th-H.S. and girls in grades 5th-H.S.


Elite Girls

Spring/Summer - Tryouts will run 2/15 - 3/1 for girls in grades 4th-11th.


Premier Boys

Spring/Summer - Tryouts will run 2/16 - 3/9 for boys in grades 4th-11th.

BASKETBALL PRIVATE LESSON MEMBERSHIPS

If you’re preparing for a Travel Team or School Tryout, or if you’re looking for that extra edge for your upcoming season, then it’s time to go One-On-One with Private Lessons from a Bulls Academy Coach. Our coaches come with years of high school, collegiate, and professional experience with the knowledge to take your game to the next level!

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.

There are a variety of private lesson memberships for all ages and skill levels. Click here for additional information.

SPECIAL 15th ANNIVERSARY PRIVATE LESSON RATE OF $25 PER HALF HOUR LESSON.

Only available for purchase during a limited time; September 1st through September 30th. Limit one lesson per person. Lesson must be purchased during the month of September and must be used by October 31, 2016. All private lessons purchased in September will be entered into a raffle for an autographed Jimmy Butler jersey with a basketball lesson purchase. (Excludes Elite Lessons.) Click here for additional information.

To book your private lesson, call 630-324-8237.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Let the Bulls/Sox Academy host your NEXT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!

Kids love video games, so why not combine some exercise? The third floor of the in Lisle, IL has been transformed into the most innovative gaming experience in the country. A high-tech, cool, arcade atmosphere provides your party goers with a unique experience in the latest trend called "Exergaming" - where video games meet movement. Fitness can be fun for all ages! Don't forget to ask about our Combo-Parties! Choose from basketball, baseball, dodgeball, the Vault, and more!

For more information call 630-324-8251.

Fall Brochure

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