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The New Orland Park Lightning Softball Program

 

***2018 Rosters are filled for 8U & 10U. ***

We hope to have additional volunteer coaches step forward, allowing us to add additional teams in the Spring. (Spring Teams will follow a different cost structure and will not include professional coaching support.)

 

Our program is designed specifically for good athlete’s looking to take their softball skills to the next level. Our recreational program is a great place to learn the basics and enjoy competing with friends and neighbors, and we ask that all Lightning Player participate in all rec program events.

Lightning takes training to the next level with professional instruction, training facility time and higher levels of competition. All for a fraction of the cost of many local travel softball programs.  Steven Ball, a 30 year veteran coach for travel softball, will be providing structure and direction throughout the year.  Our teams will be coached by volunteer coaches following the program that Steve recommends. He has worked with our program for years and helped our 12U team to a successful season in 2017.

Here is the program.

Winter Training (1 – 2 Days per Week)

  • Training Sessions (1 per week) -  We will focus on basic hitting and fielding skills. Players will learn drills they can practice at home throughout the winter even inside.  All training will be held at our OYA Training Center in Orland Park.

  • Pitching Sessions (1 per week) - An additional training session will be held each week for pitchers. This will be a 1 hour session lead by Steve Ball. Players will all of the basics of pitching.

  • Exclusive OYA Hitting Center Access – Time blocks will be provided for Lightning players only to use our hitting tunnels and pitching machines.

  • Priority Access to Professional Hitting and Pitching Lessons (Additional Charge) – Steve Ball has time blocked out weekly for Lightning players looking to focus on key areas of their game.

Spring Training (1 – 2 Days per Week)  April - June

  • Training Sessions (2 per week) - We will focus on basic hitting and fielding skills. Players will learn drills they can practice at home throughout the winter even inside.  All training will be held at our OYA Training Center in Orland Park.

  • Otional Pitching/Catching Sessions (1 per week) - An additional training session will be held each week for pitchers. This will be a 1 hour session lead by Steve Ball. Players will all of the basics of pitching. (

  • Exclusive OYA Hitting Center Access – Time blocks will be provided for Lightning players only to use our hitting tunnels and pitching machines.

  • Priority Access to Professional Hitting and Pitching Lessons (Additional Charge) – Steve Ball has time blocked out weekly for Lightning players looking to focus on key areas of their game.

 

Summer Softball Practice/Tournaments (3-5 per week) June - July

  • 2-3 Outdoor Practice Sessions per week June 11 thru June 30

  • 3-4 Tournaments (3-6 Games per week) July 2 thru July 29

  • Uniform and all tournament fees are included

 

Cost:  3 Equal payments of $225 payable prior to each segment of the program (Uniform & Helmet Included)