The Orland Park Sparks were founded in 1979, and since have developed a tremendous history of providing the best available fundamental instruction, quality competition and exposure for young athletes. The program was founded with honest values and has strived to be not only the best in Illinois, but throughout the Midwest and the nation. The Sparks have also been instrumental in providing a venue for tournaments that host several competitive teams. Additionally, many of the Sparks staff have been called upon to be clinicians for coaches, players, and umpires.
The organization has developed an outstanding tradition nationally, based on success in some of the highest-level tournaments. The Sparks teams have made repeated visits to ASA National tournaments at all age levels. The 18 & Under team has made it to the Nationals 12 consecutive years, highlighted by the 1996 Class A National Championship. Sparks teams have also finished in the Top 10 nationally on four other occasions. Because of the consistent level of success, the Sparks name has become synonymous with high-caliber softball throughout the nation.
This is an excellent opportunity for young athletes to gain valuable experience with an established organization. We are looking for players who are team-oriented, self-motivated and competitive. We offer a competitive fall schedule, indoor workouts at the Bo Jackson Elite Training facility and play a strong ASA schedule with the goal of attending ASA nationals. We provide knowledgeable coaching staffs with college experience who work with our players to develop them to their full potential.