Advanced Player Development Memberships

New for the 2018 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 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 a max of two hours, and there is no minimum - it is up to each individual. The players must sign up using the Acuity link-ABSOLUTELY NO WALK INS. Players can sign up in 45 minute increments. Mudcat coaches will be on hand to work with members on focus areas (described below) during designated hours. Chicago Mudcat Advanced Player Development Program is open to both Mudcats and non-Mudcats.

Mudcat 7-Week Membership Fee | $300/player                                                              

Non-Mudcat 7-Week Membership Fee | $600/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).

2018 Summer Advanced Player Development Memberships

Summer Dates: June 25, 2018 through August 9, 2018
Summer Times: Monday-Thursday 1pm-430pm
Cost: $300/Mudcat
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.