Lessons

Private and Semi-Private Lessons provide players with the opportunity to work on individual needs and specific skill which may not be addressed in a larger group or team setting. Because every player has different needs - no matter how talented -  the Chicago Mudcats Instructors work with players to develop lesson plans that help players: understand their personal physical mechanics, develop self-confidence through repetition, and improve overall athleticism by incorporating drills that reinforce baseball mechanics. 

The Mudcats offer private and semi-private lessons at our 3,500 square foot state-of-the-art training facility “The Creek” located at 2932 North Campbell Street in Chicago. To ensure that players get the most out of our Private and Semi-Private Lessons, The Creek boast:

  • Two batting cages,
  • Two pitching tunnels
  • A fully equipped fitness area including state-of-the-art baseball & fitness specific equipment 
  • Radar guns with displays
  • Video equipment for personalized analysis, and 
  • Much, much more.

Lessons may also be booked at other facilities around Chicago-area facilities for an additional fee.

COMMON LESSONS*

30-MINUTE ONE-SKILL SESSION
Instruction in multiple areas of one skill
(i.e., hitting pitching catching, defense, speed, agility & strength)

30-MINUTE PITCH & HIT SESSION
15 minutes in the cage
15 minutes on the mound

30-MINUTE HIT & DEFENSE SESSION
15 minutes in the cage
15 minutes of defensive skill building

60-MINUTE OVERALL WORKOUT
10 minutes of speed, agility & strength drills
15 minutes in the cage
15 minutes of throwing mechanics/pitching
15 minutes of defensive skill building
5 minutes of flexibility & core building exercises

60-MINUTE PITCH & HIT SESSION
30 minutes in the cage
30 minutes on the mound

*Lessons include, but are not limited to the above categories

Our coaching team serves as our training staff. All of our coaches are former baseball or softball players - a majority of whom played for the highly-ranked Lane Tech Indians during their high school careers and also played at the college-level. These coaches are hand selected by Founder and General Manager Justin Stringer. Justin carefully selects his coaching staff not only keeping in mind each individual’s skill set, expertise and commitment, but also ensuring a balance in talents to create the most comprehensive training program possible.

For a listing of baseball coaches and their expertise, please click here.

For a listing of softball coaches and their expertise, please click here.

Cancellation Policy

All lessons must be cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time slot or clients will be charged for the lesson.

Rates

Private Lessons

  Single Lesson Five Lesson Pack Ten Lesson Pack
30 minute @ The Creek $40 $190 ($10 savings) $380 ($20 savings)
60 minute @ The Creek $70 $340 ($10 savings) $680 ($20 savings)
30 minute @ Other Facility $60 $290 ($10 savings) $580 ($20 savings)
60 minute @ Other Facility $90 $440 ($10 savings) $880 ($20 savings)

Semi-Private Lessons for 2 to 4 players

  Single Lesson Five Lesson Pack Ten Lesson Pack
Two Player 60 minute @ The Creek $80 ($40/player) $390 ($10 savings) $780 ($20 savings)
Three Player 60 minute @ The Creek $90 ($30/player) $440 ($10 savings) $880 ($20 savings)
Four Player 60 minute @ The Creek $100 ($25/player) $490 ($10 savings) $980 ($20 savings)
Two Player 60 minute @ Other Facility $120 ($60/player) $590 ($10 savings) $1,180 ($20 savings)
Three Player 60 minute @ Other Facility $150 ($50/player) $740 ($10 savings) $1,480 ($20 savings)
Four Player 60 minute @ Other Facility $180 ($45/player) $890 ($10 savings) $1,780 ($20 savings)

Schedule a Lesson
Mudcats must use the “Player Portal” to Schedule A Lesson