|The Bulls/Sox Academy's most valuable tool for delivering championship quality fastpitchinstruction to young athletes is our team of expert instructors. Our talented team of instructors features former college coaches as well as some of the best college players in the Midwest. In addition to our staff, we also offer guest instructors and appearances by current professional players and college coaches.
The Bulls/Sox Academy is proud to have Kathy Young serve as the Director of Fastpitch Operations. She has a great passion for teaching players what it takes to play the game with sound fundamentals, confidence and enthusiasm. CLICK HERE for more about Kathy.
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La Grange Fastpitch Programs
If you are a pitcher looking to throw harder with better control and keep your skills sharp during the season, then you’ll want to take advantage of the Bulls/Sox Academy Fastpitch Pitching Club. This camp will teach you the proper pitching mechanics. Pitchers must bring their own catcher.
Start Dates: October 1st and 29th, February 6th, March 6th, & April 10th (Ages 8-14)
Every great hitter follows some basic fundamentals, those and more will be taught in this four-week or six-week hitting club. Your child will learn to maximize power throughout the swing. A strong focus on stance, linear movements, rotation, contact point, extension, and follow through are sure to make your daughter a more confident hitter.
Start Dates: October 1st, October 29th, February 6th, March 6th, & April 10th. (Ages 8-14)
Now that the pitching distance has been moved back we believe that solid defense makes the difference! Fastpitch Defense Club will focus on the essentials of throwing and catching the softball as well as fielding groundballs and fly balls. To be a complete player, you must learn to defend. This class is exactly what you need to earn that starting position at higher levels of fastpitch.
Start Dates: February 7th, March 7th, & April 11th (Ages 8-14)
► High School
Do you need a skills video that you can email to college coaches across the country? Did a college coach ask you to send them your skills video? The completed DVD will be 6-7 minutes in length and will be mailed to you within 12 days of the shoot. Kathy Young, Director of Fastpitch Operations, will do all of the filming at the Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle.
Start Dates: November 11th, December 29th & 30th, & January 19th (Ages 14-18)
This is your opportunity to perform in front of college coaches from across the Midwest! All players will be tested for leg speed, bat speed and arm speed. Each coach will receive a “Prospect” handbook that will include a player profile for each participant.
Prospects will showcase their talents by position for a host of college coaches from Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA schools. This is not your ordinary exposure camp! We run players through a series of position specific drills, along with a taking a full (60ft.) infield, so that you can showcase your skills.
Start Date: November 22nd (Ages 15-18)