Summer Training Clinics

Excellent performance in baseball and softball, or any sport for that matter, has to be built on a solid foundation. Each summer the Chicago Mudcats help players build, and or continue to build, that foundation by offering eight-week intensive training clinics designed for more serious baseball and softball players looking for structured development options.  We offer two clinics - Arm Care & Velocity Development designed to build proper mechanics and arm action, and Advanced Hitting designed to provide players with a real understanding of their swing.

Registration is required to participate in our Summer Training Clinics as space is limited. Additionally, all parents are required to sign a medical and media waiver (see below) prior to participating in any Clinics. Players will not be allowed to participate without a completed waiver on file. 

Clinics are $450/player

Sign up for both Clinics and receive a reduced rate of $800/player

Clinic Descriptions 

Arm Care & Velocity Development Clinic

Arm Care & Velocity Development is for the serious baseball/softball player who is dedicated to working hard to develop increased velocity and improved arm health. This clinic is not just for pitchers, but for all players who want to add velocity to their game and increase their stamina and recovery time

The Mudcat Arm Care & Velocity Development program is based on the Driveline Youth Velocity Development Program which includes:

  • Mobility and stability training 
  • Mechanics work, including arm patterning and body movement efficiency
  • Strength training
  • Overload-underload training
  • Video and radar analysis

Advanced Hitting Clinic

In order for players to be successful at the plate, they must gain a true understanding of their swing. Utilizing a combination of video analysis, Zepp motion sensors/data, and radar gun data (for exit speed), our coaches will develop a personalized hitting development plan for each individual player to maximize results at the plate.

In order to develop a successful swing, Mudcat instructors will work with players on areas such as making solid contact; increasing bat speed, proper hand positioning, proper bat path, launch angles, exit velocity and more. 

The Mudcat Advanced HItting Clinic will include: 

  • Mobility and stability training
  • Mechanics work utilizing tees, front toss and live batting practice
  • Strength training
  • Video and radar analysis
  • Exit velocity and launch angle analysis

2017 Summer Clinics

Arm Care & Velocity Development Clinic

Dates: June 26, 2017 through August 25, 2017*
Days: Monday through Thursday
Time: 11am to 12:30pm
Who: 12u to 18u baseball and softball players
Cost: $450/player for eight week session
Location: The Creek | 2932 N. Campbell Street | Chicago, IL 60622
* Classes will not be held on July 3rd & 4th

REGISTER HERE for 2017 Arm Care & Velocity

CLICK HERE to complete the Medical and Media Waiver 

Please print and sign the waiver and email it to mudcatsstringer@gmail.com or have your player bring it with them to the first day of the clinic.

Players will not be allowed to participate without a signed waiver.
 

Advanced Hitting Clinic

Dates: June 26, 2017 through August 25, 2017*
Days: Monday through Thursday
Time: 12:30pm - 2pm
Who: 12u to 18u baseball and softball players
Cost: $450/player for eight week session
Location: The Creek | 2932 N. Campbell Street | Chicago, IL 60622
* Classes will not be held on July 3rd & 4th

REGISTER HERE for 2017 Advanced Hitting

CLICK HERE to complete the Medical and Media Waiver

Please print and sign the waiver and email it to mudcatsstringer@gmail.com or have your player bring it with them to the first day of the clinic.

Players will not be allowed to participate without a signed waiver.