05/22/2013 12:22 PM
The Bulls/Sox Academy has teamed up with the Chicago Park District to offer the official youth summer camps of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox at sixteen different park district communities; including the following Chicago Park District locations:
The summer camp programs are for boys and girls ages five to twelve and for every ability level. These camps are designed to improve the fundamentals of all athletes while having fun at the same time. The Academy has also created a unique experience for all of its summer camp participants at the United Center and U.S. Cellular Field. Each basketball camp participant, along with one guest, will be invited to the United Center for a Q&A session with a Bulls' personality and a current and/or former Bulls player. All baseball participants will experience U.S. Cellular Field through a parade on the field around the warning track and a Q&A session with a White Sox personality, a coach, and a current White Sox player. All baseball/basketball combo camp attendees will receive both stadium experiences. “We are very proud to be offering these new White Sox and Bulls summer camp locations at various Chicago Park District facilities. Beyond working on their game, these young athletes now have a rare opportunity to visit U.S. Cellular Field or the United Center and meet Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls personalities,” said Xan Pearson, Bulls/Sox Academy Vice President of Marketing. “The professional instruction and the opportunity to engage with a pro athlete set us apart from other summer camp programs.”
The White Sox Summer Camps are celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2013. The five day camps are broken down into three different age levels for beginners, intermediate and advanced ball players. Professional coaches will focus on the essential skills of baseball – hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching, bunting and base running. New this year, every participant in the baseball and fastpitch softball camp program will receive a 30” regulation Louisville Slugger wooden baseball bat as well as the U.S. Cellular Field experience, six free White Sox ticket vouchers, a Bulls/Sox Academy hat, 20th Anniversary summer camp t-shirt and graduation certificate. Restrictions apply to ticket vouchers. All athletes will receive a skills evaluation report and compete in the White Sox Skills Competition. The top thirty overall qualifiers in each age group will compete at our Champions Day event at U.S. Cellular Field in September. This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the Chicago Bulls Summer Camps. Professional instructors will work with campers on ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, footwork and team concepts. The “Rookies” session is geared toward teaching the basic fundamentals of basketball for young players just learning the game. The “Veterans” session focuses on advancing essential skills of basketball for the more experienced or travel players. Each participant in the summer basketball camp program will receive the United Center experience, a Bulls Basketball Schools duffel bag, Chicago Bulls indoor/outdoor basketball, 15th Anniversary summer camp t-shirt, graduation certificate and four free White Sox ticket vouchers to attend a 2013 home game. All athletes will receive a skills evaluation report and compete in the Bulls Skills Competition. The top thirty overall qualifiers in each age group will compete at our Champions Day event at the United Center in the fall.
The Bulls/Sox Academy also extends the training with a two-sport baseball and basketball combination camp. This week long, all day camp gives the multi-sport athlete the ability to improve their offensive and defensive game in both basketball and baseball before heading back to school. Six hours a day with a one hour lunch break along with quality instruction in two sports makes this a one-of-a-kind camp. Each combo camper will receive the benefits of both the White Sox and Bulls Summer Camps including the United Center and U.S. Cellular Field Experiences and much more.
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