Orland Knights: General Information


The Orland Knights Football and Cheerleading program has provided athletic and social opportunities for the youth of Orland Park and surrounding towns since 1981. Orland Knights Football and Cheerleading is a family oriented program that strongly encourages the active participation of immediate and extended family members.  



Orland Knights are members of the Greater Chicagoland Youth Football Federation and play full contact, tackle football in the Metro Youth Football League.  Orland Knights player development philosophy stresses good sportsmanship, mastery of football fundamentals, and teamwork. The goal is to have fun, guide the players toward becoming strong, ethical young men and win games. 


Super Pee Wee:  1st & 2nd Grade, 6-7 years old, cannot turn 8 before Sept. 1, 2015, Max weight 85 lbs.

Pee Wee: 3rd & 4th Grade, 8-9 years old, cannot turn 10 before Sept. 1, 2015, Max weight 100 lbs.

Widget: 5th & 6th Grade, 10-11 years old, cannot turn 12 before Sept. 1, 2015, Max weight 125 lbs.

Junior:  7th & 8th Grade, 12-13 years old, cannot turn 14 before Sept. 1, 2015, Max weight 155 lbs. 



The Orland Knights Cheerleading program teaches girls the fundamentals of cheerleading, develops athleticism, and offers camaraderie with other young ladies.   

Cheer Lite:  Kindergarten, 5 years old

Super Pee Wee: 1st & 2nd Grade, 6 & 7 years old

Pee Wee:  3rd & 4th Grade, 8 & 9 years old

Widget:   5th & 6th Grade, 10 & 11 years old

Junior: 7th & 8th Grade, 12 & 13 years old 





Unless otherwise specified, games are scheduled to start at the following times.  Players and Cheerleaders are required to arrive before each game at the time specified by their coach.


Super Pee Wee                  Pee Wee                    Widget                Junior 

      10:00 AM                      12:00 PM                   1:30 PM               3:00 PM


Practices start on Monday August 3, 2015.
Practices are Monday through Friday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
and Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday after Labor Day.

Centennial Park (West Ave) Fields 2 & 3. 

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