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 which was renovated in the fall of 2017. To ensure that players get the most out of our Private and Semi-Private Lessons, The Creek boasts:

  • 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.

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 builds his coaching team by analyzing each individual’s skill set, expertise and commitment, thus creating a balance in talents and 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 lesson $55 $250 ($25 savings) $450 ($100 savings)
60 minute lesson $100 $450 ($50 savings) $800 ($200 savings)

Semi-Private Lessons for 2 to 4 players

  Single Lesson Five Lesson Pack Ten Lesson Pack
Two Player 60 minute lesson $100 ($50/player) $450 ($50 savings) $800 ($200 savings)
Three Player 60 minute lesson $120 ($40/player) $550 ($50 savings) $1,000 ($200 savings)
Four Player 60 minute lesson $140 ($35/player) $650 ($50 savings) $1,200 ($200 savings)

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