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Chicago Bulls Basketball Summer Camp Coming to the Berto Center in Deerfield
LISLE, IL. – The Bulls/Sox Academy announced that it is hosting Bulls Summer Camps throughout the Chicagoland area beginning this June.
Here is an opportunity to compete and practice on the same floor where Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls train. There is a Chicago Bulls Summer Camp coming up at the Berto Center, located at 550 Lake Cook Rd. The camp begins July 16th and runs through July 20th. Ages 6-10 will run from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and ages 11-17 will run from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The cost for each player is $250.00.
The Bulls/Sox Academy has improved the fundamentals of more than 50,000 players. This summer, the professional instructors at the Bulls/Sox Academy will make you a better player in just five days. From ball handling to passing, shooting to rebounding, individual moves and team concepts, we’ll work every part of your game. Beyond the skills, we do our best to help kids understand what it takes to train like a pro, demonstrate good sportsmanship and be a courageous competitor. The best players never stop working on their game.
Every participant in the summer camp program receives a Bulls/Sox Academy duffel bag, Chicago Bulls T-shirt, 4 White Sox Ticket Vouchers, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the United Center. All athletes will also have their abilities tested in some of the same skills that pro scouts use to test college athletes. The top qualifiers in each age group will compete for the Grand Championship on the United Center court at our annual Champions Day event.
The Chicago Bulls summer camps are broken down into two different age levels: Rookies and Veterans. The “Rookies” are for ages six to eight years old. This session is for three hours per day over five days and is geared toward teaching the basic fundamentals of basketball for young players just learning the game. The nine and twelve year olds participate in a three hour skills camp per day over five days that focuses on the essential skills of basketball for the more experienced or travel players.
The Bulls/Sox Academy opened in 2001 in Lisle, Illinois and runs extensive training programs for boys and girls from beginner to professional. There are additional academies in Glen Ellyn, LaGrange, and Schererville, IN. For more information or to register for a summer camp, go to www.BullsSoxAcademy.com or call 630-324-8221.
More About Berto Center
The Berto Center is located northwest of the intersection of Lake Cook and Waukegan roads, on the north end of the office park just past the Residence Inn. The center is the main training facility of the Chicago Bulls and is one reason many current and former players have lived in the Deerfield area. The Berto Center was built during Michael Jordan's period with the team; the team's increasing popularity led to a need for a private practice facility. The facility is named after Sheri L. Berto, Bulls' owner Jerry Reinsdorf's longtime personal assistant, who passed away suddenly shortly before the construction of the complex. The facility is not regularly open to the public.