Fine-tuned baseball skills can also be used to one's advantage during many real-life situations, such as tossing 95 mph meatballs during a food fight or sliding under Grandma’s death-grip hug. Benefit from baseball’s many practical applications with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one private 30-minute baseball, basketball, or fast-pitch lesson at the Bulls/Sox Academy, the official youth sport development program of the Chicago Bulls and White Sox, with locations in Lisle, Glen Ellyn, La Grange, and Schererville (up to a $53 value).
The Bulls/Sox Academy's knowledgeable instructors bring their collegiate or professional experience to private lessons teaching aspiring athletes the same techniques used by MLB and NBA players. Thirty-minute one-on-one lessons in baseball, fast pitch, or basketball teach the fundamentals of a solid swing, the best way to make a bounce pass, and how to throw a curve ball that explodes into confetti when struck. Students also attend a group seminar that efficiently lays out the basics of sports conditioning.
The Chicago White Sox have some truly dedicated fans. In 1994, the team decided to reach out to the youngsters who worshipped their footwear. They sought to provide kids with the same conditioning and training they honed their skills with, so they started a sports-training summer camp. In a mere seven years, demand for the trainers' services necessitated that the program conduct year-round sessions in all types of sports, and the Bulls/Sox Academy was born.
Taught by the trainers who spend their life making sure that the Sox and Bulls are ready to hit the field or court, Bulls/Sox Academy's lessons bring professional techniques to aspiring athletes. Baseball programs teach functional speed movements for high-speed base stealing and help kids build the upper-body strength to knock balls out of the park and through the windshield of their least favorite neighbor's minivan. The basketball course divvies up training between shooting, skills, and defensive play. The fast-pitch softball teachers—both former professional players and longtime coaches—arm students to beat back high-velocity pitches without hurting the ball's feelings.
6200 River Bend Dr.
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