Bulls/Sox Academy

Bulls/Sox Academy

The 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 satellite locations in Lisle, La Grange, and Glen Ellyn, as well as the Orland Park Sports Complex.

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!

Toni Kukoc Basketball Camp

Toni Kukoc basketball camp

The Bulls/Sox Academy is extremely excited to announce that former Bulls Forward and three time NBA World Champion, Toni Kukoc, will be conducting a Basketball Camp from June 23rd through 27th at the Bulls/Sox Academy located at 6200 River Bend Drive in Lisle.

Toni Kukoc and the Academy coaches have developed a five-day camp curriculum focused on all the fundamental basketball skills: shooting, ball handling, defense, free throws, and footwork. Kukoc will work directly with the players teaching his techniques at each of the five days. The camp will run from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for six to ten year old athletes, followed by a session for the eleven to seventeen year olds from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. All participants will have the opportunity to receive an autograph and photo from the legendary Bulls forward. The cost of this opportunity of a lifetime is only $350.00 per athlete.

Register for the Toni Kukoc basketball camp


Bulls/Sox Academy camper shooting a basket

No one can teach basketball better than the Chicago Bulls! This summer, learn from the best and let the Chicago Bulls teach you how to play like a Champion! Since 1999, the Chicago Bulls have brought quality basketball camps to boys and girls throughout Chicagoland. More than 45,000 youth basketball players have developed essential basketball fundamentals including: ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, individual moves, footwork, and team concepts. High school and college courts across the country are home to graduates of a Chicago Bulls Basketball Summer Camp. We work on every part of your child’s game. On the final day all participants will receive an evaluation form and graduation certificate. Student to instructor ratio will be 10:1 or less.

The Chicago Bulls Summer Camp is offered in two age groups. The rookie camp for children ages 6-8 is a beginner camp focused on building fundamentals and fun drills to get the kids to understand the game and improve their play. For the older kids, ages 9-12, coaches work on the “team” concept and refining/advancing skills in ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding and footwork. During all of the camps, each player will compete in the Bulls Skills Competition. At the end of the summer, the top 3 scores in each skill by age group will compete in the finals at the United Center (date TBD).

Each camper will receive:

  • EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes tour of the United Center (with one guest)
  • Question and answer session with a current or former Chicago Bulls player and radio/TV broadcast personality
  • 4 White Sox ticket vouchers for a White Sox game (restrictions apply)
  • Chicago Bulls T-shirt, duffle bag and indoor/outdoor basketball
  • Graduation Certificate
  • Chicago Bulls Skills Competition. Each camper participates in our Skills Competition. At the end of the summer camp season, top scores in each skill by age group compete in the finals at the United Center.

Click here to view summer camp dates in over 50 communities throughout suburban Chicago.


Bulls/Sox Academy camper running drills

The ultimate camp for the multi-sport kid!

The Chicago Bulls and White Sox announce their 2014 summer basketball and baseball combination camp schedule. Included is an EXCLUSIVE experience for all participants at U.S. Cellular Field & the United Center. Here’s an opportunity to learn how to play the games from the best in Chicago! This week long, all day camp gives the two-sport athlete the ability to improve their offensive and defensive game in both basketball and baseball before heading back to school. 6 hours a day...quality instruction in two sports... this truly is a one-of-a-kind camp!

Children will be divided by age and ability level. Lunch will NOT be provided. Please bring a sack lunch. During the camp each player will compete in the Bulls Skills Competition and the White Sox Skills Competition. At the end of the summer, the top scores from all of the summer camps will advance to the finals on the floor at the United Center and/or U.S. Cellular Field.

Each camper will receive:

  • United Center Experience
  • U.S. Cellular Experience
  • Chicago Bulls duffel bag
  • Bulls indoor/outdoor basketball
  • Chicago Bulls T-shirt
  • Chicago White Sox T-shirt
  • Bulls/Sox Academy hat
  • Graduation certificate
  • Skills evaluation
  • 10 White Sox ticket vouchers * (restrictions apply)

Glen Ellyn
Begins July 21st (Ages 5-12)

La Grange
Begins June 16th and August 4th (Ages 5-12)

Begins June 9th, 16th, July 14th, and July 28th (Ages 5-12)

Combo Camps are also offered in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Deerfield, Oakbrook, Plainfield, Schaumburg, and more!

Chicago Bulls Player Camp Sponsored By Adidas

Bulls/Sox Academy campers at the FUNdamentals session

Here is your chance to learn from the pros! Throughout the week, this 5-day camp will feature current and/or former Bulls players in addition to special guests! Campers will work on ball handling, shooting, rebounding, footwork and game play. All participants will receive an autograph and photo session with each guest as well as a camp T-shirt, Bulls indoor/outdoor basketball and gym bag. Player appearances are contingent on schedule and availability. Former camp guests have included Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, Carlos Boozer, Jimmy Butler, Scottie Pippen, John Paxson, Stacey King, Bob Love, Bill Wennington, Randy Brown, Kendall Gill and Sidney Green.

Since our first player camp in 2002, this very popular camp has sold out every year. Make sure you reserve your spot today!

Begins August 4th & August 11th (Ages 6-17)


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!

For more information call 630-324-8251.


Download a copy of the full Summer Academy Brochure.