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Important Information: Transition to

Beginning on August 15th, we are excited to announce that registrations for girls sports, including Lightning Travel Basketball and Girls Rec Basketball, will now take place on our new website, This unified platform will offer a seamless, streamlined experience for parents, athletes, and the community.

Continuing Girls Rec Volleyball Registrations

Please note, if your daughters are currently registered for Rec Volleyball, you will continue to utilize to keep track of schedules, updates, and important information related to the volleyball program.

Easy Transition to the New Website

One of the benefits of this transition is the ability to use your existing SportsEngine username and password to log in to the new website, The same credentials you've been using for will provide you access to our new website, ensuring a smooth transition.

Stay Tuned for More Updates

We appreciate your patience and support during this exciting period of change and growth. We're confident that this transition will enhance the experience for our young athletes and their families, making it easier than ever to get involved with Orland Youth Association sports.

For any queries or additional information, don't hesitate to reach out to us at We're here to help and ensure this transition is as smooth as possible.

Rec Basketball Registration

We're thrilled to announce that registration for the upcoming Rec Basketball season is now open! As part of our exciting transition and expansion, the registration process will be facilitated through the new Orland Youth Association platform.

To register your young athlete for the Girls Rec Basketball, simply visit our new website at For direct access to the registration page, click here.

We're looking forward to a fantastic basketball season ahead and are thrilled to welcome you to the unified Orland Youth Association community!


Fall Recreational Girls Program

Lightning Travel Basketball

OYA Travel Lightning Basketball

Fast Pitch Softball

Spring & Summer Recreational Girls Program

Unleash your potential with the Lightning Girls Travel Basketball Program!

This season, we're bringing a competitive edge to our game with the Orland Park Lightning Travel Basketball Program. Perfect for girls who are ready to take their skills to a new level and experience the thrill of competitive basketball beyond our Recreational Program.

Please note: the Lightning program doesn't guarantee equal playing time.

Mark your calendars! Our dynamic game season kicks off mid-November and continues through to mid-March 2024.

What's in store for the 2023-2024 Season?

  • Get a head start: We're a High School Feeder Program with exposure to Sandburg Coaches.
  • Consistent Training: Enjoy two practices per week from October through March.
  • Competitive Spirit: Take part in weekend local leagues and tournaments.
  • For 4th to 8th Graders: Travel Teams available across all grades.
  • Our Community: Preference given to Orland Park Residents or School District 135 Students.
  • Investment: $500-$800 (depending on team).

Join the Tryouts!

We're excited to see your talent in action. Join us at the Orland Park Sportsplex (11351 W 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60467) on August 28th OR 29th, 2023. Remember, you only need to attend ONE day.

  • 4th/5th/6th Grade: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • 7th & 8th Grade: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Can't make these dates? Don't worry! Just reply to us, and we'll connect you with a coach for your daughter’s grade level.

Register now to shine in the tryouts!

With the recent merger of OYA Boys and Girls, all registrations are currently being conducted through the OYA Boys' site. Please register at:

For questions or more information, feel free to reach out to Doug Stepansky at

And finally, we're looking for coaches for our 4th and 7th grade levels. If you're interested, we'd love to hear from you!

Let's come together to elevate our game with the Lightning Girls Travel Basketball Program. It's more than just basketball; it's about growth, competition, and community. See you on the court!

The O.Y.A. Girls Program

The OYA Girls Program is a Non-Profit organization designed to provide young girls of Orland Park the opportunity to play ball. We are the largest girls recreational program in the state of Illinois.  We have three different sports programs - Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball.  Because of the size of our organization, we continue to pull in girls from Orland and the surrounding suburbs. 

The OYA Girls Program is an in-house Recreational League and is most focused on the instruction of the game.  Although this is an instructional league, the girls always put forth efforts that create some very competitive games, especially as they learn and develop their skills.

The OYA Girls Program is run by volunteers and is supported by both the participants and donations from businesses in and around Orland Park.

We welcome and encourage your involvement.  To participate with any of our programs, or offer support to the program, please contact us at

Important Spring '23 Dates

Volleyball Registration opens 7/1/23

Lightning Basketball Tryouts Registration opens 7/31/23

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