Advanced Player Development Memberships

Back for the 2019 season, the Chicago Mudcats Advanced Development Program, is designed for serious, motivated and accountable baseball and softball players looking to work hard and further develop their skill set. This summer's 7-week intensive training program will help these serious players build the solid foundation required for excellence and success on the field. 

Interested families must register and purchase a 7-week “memberships” for their players to participate in the program. Members can come as many days as they like to during designated program hours, or as little as once a week. Players can stay for one hour, or for the entire three (:30) hours - it is up to each individual. Mudcat coaches will be on hand to work with members on focus areas (described below) during designated hours.

Summer Advanced Player Develeopment Membership |  $400/player

Focus Areas

Arm Care & Velocity Development

Arm Care & Velocity Development is designed to increase velocity and improve arm health. Based on the Driveline Youth Velocity Development Program, this area of development includes: mobility and stability training; arm path and body movement efficiency; overload-underload training; and video and radar analysis. Arm Care & Velocity Development is not just for pitchers, but for any player who wants to increase velocity, increase stamina, and decrease recovery time.

Hitting Development

Hitting Development is designed to provide players with a true understanding of their swing, which in turn, leads to success at the plate. Utilizing a combination of video analysis and Zepp Sensor, coaches will develop personalized hitting development plans for each player increase bat speed; ensure proper bat path; increase launch angle; and increase exit velocity.


Mudcat Hitting Development programming includes: mobility and stability training; mechanics work utilizing tees, front toss and live batting practice; strength training; and video and radar analysis.

Fitness Development

Fitness Development is designed to maximize athletic performance on the field and minimize injuries. In 2016, the Chicago Mudcats formed a partnership with Dr. Austin Schroeder D.C. and Aligned Modern Health to assist in designing appropriate and safe training programs for our players. As part of Fitness Development, Dr. Schroeder will conduct a baseline screening assessments to identify issues with participants functional movement and design plans for fitness training.

Position-Specific Development

Position-Specific Development is designed to help players further specialize in defensive positions. There will be three focus areas: Pitching (mechanics, arm path/circle, bullpens); Catching (framing, blocking, throwing); and Infield (footwork, glove work, reaction time).

2019 Advanced Player Development Memberships

Fall/Winter Dates: October 1, 2018 through December 8, 2018 Summer Dates: June 24, 2019 through August 10, 2019
Fall/Winter Times: Monday- Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 11am-1pm Summer Times:  Monday-Thursday  1pm-4:30pm
Fall Only Cost: $600 Summer Only Cost: $400
Location: The Creek | 2932 N. Campbell Street | Chicago, IL 60622 Location:  The Creek | 2932 N. Campbell Street | Chicago, IL 60622

REGISTER HERE for Advanced Player Development Memberships

CLICK HERE to complete the Medical and Media Waiver

Please print and sign the waiver and email it to 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.