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Congratulations to our 2019 Pioneer LW Cheer team for winning 1st Place at the IRCA State Championship! Our Varsity, Junior Varsity, and SLW Cheerleaders all took home 2nd place! Congrats to the girls and their outstanding coaches for their hardwork and dedication!

by posted 12/10/2019



It’s time to register for one of Orland Park’s oldest youth sports organizations--the Orland Park Pioneers! Girls who will be in Fourth through Eighth grade at the start of the 2019 school year are invited to sign up and Join our Organization. The award-winning Orland Park Pioneers Cheer Program teaches the importance of working together as a team in a spirited, fun-filled, family-oriented environment.  Participants learn self-confidence, coordination and have a great time with their peers!  Pioneers Spring Cheerleaders will practice, build upon their skills, and compete during the season.  The Orland Park Pioneers will be a part of IRCA competitions.  For spring competition season, we will be competing in 2-3 competitions.  Please check out the website for detailed information regarding our cheer program:  www.oppioneers.com  and click on the “Cheer Info” tab.



Online Registration is Open Today 

Visit www.oppioneers.com to register today!



Spring Competition Season Fees for Cheerleaders in 4th through 8th Grade (Kindergarten-3rd Grade will not be eligible for spring season):


Current (Fall 2019) Pioneers Cheerleader:

$225/ Village of Orland Park Residents AND Current Pioneers Cheerleaders

$300/ Non-Residents of Orland Park AND Current Pioneers Cheerleaders


NOT a Current Pioneers Cheerleader:

$325/ Village of Orland Park Residents NOT currently a part of the Pioneers Organization 

$400/ Non-Residents of Orland Park AND NOT currently a part of the Pioneers Organization

*If you are not a current Pioneers cheerleader and choose to stay with the program for the Fall 2020 season, then you will receive a $100 credit towards your fall registration.               




Girls will receive a competition hair bow, practice t-shirt, and competition gifts which they keep at the end of the season. For non-current cheerleaders, they are responsible for purchasing the required competition uniform ($135), and white cheer shoes.  



No refunds will be given

(If your child decides not to participate in this program, any fees paid will be considered a donation to the OPP)



Questions? Please contact the Cheerleading Athletic Directors at  pioneerscheerad@gmail.com

by posted 12/03/2019

The following Pioneer Alumni are competing in the 2019 IHSA State Football Championship Game! We wish them the best of luck!

Dominic Adamo, Lincoln Way East

Jameel Mukharaam, Lincoln Way East

Eddie Palomado, Mount Carmel

Colin Gerger, St. Rita

by posted 11/29/2019

Congratulations to the 2019 All River Valley Conference Team! 

by posted 11/17/2019

Congratulations to current Yale Linebacker and former Marist Redhawk and Orland Park Pioneer Micah Awodiran for his outstanding performance in their 59-35 victory over Brown!  Micah had 10 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss and 1.5 sacks in the game!

We wish Micah the best of luck as he finishes out his junior season! 

by posted 11/10/2019

As we enter the fourth round of the IHSA football playoffs, the following Pioneer Alumni are still competing for state titles! We wish them the best of luck!


Luke Kedzierski, Brother Rice High School

Dominic Adamo, Lincoln Way East

Jameel Mukharaam, Lincoln Way East

AJ Brown, Walton HS, Marietta GA

Colin Bohanek, Marist

Hugh Brennan, Marist

Gage Fauber, Marist

Tommy McAuliffe, Marist

Tucker Miller, Marist

Hayden Mikesell, Marist

Jimmy Rolder, Marist

Tristan Stefanos, Marist

Eddie Palomado, Mount Carmel

Colin Gerger, St. Rita 





by posted 10/30/2019


Former Pioneer and Legendary QB Hayden Mikesell was recently named Player of the Game by WCIU for his efforts in defeating the highly ranked perennial powerhouse Loyola Ramblers 14-6 this Saturday in Wilmette. The must win on the road game in week 9 clinched an 8A playoff birth for the Marist RedHawks. We wish Hayden the best of luck throughout the playoffs!!

by posted 10/27/2019

Congratulations to head coaches Todd Shelton and Chris Stefanos and the Pioneer Lightweight team on beating the New Lenox Jr. Warriors to become the 2019 Wednesday Night Football League Champions!!! Final score 13-0! The LW Pioneers finished the season 9-1! Go Pioneers!! 

by posted 10/23/2019

Congratulations to the Pioneer Chiefs Flag team who are Co-Champions of the 2019 Flag Football season! Thank you to everyone for a fun and exciting flag season! We are looking forward to next year!

by posted 10/14/2019
2020 Pioneer Registration

CHOOSE to be the BEST 


2020 Pioneer Football, Cheer and Flag Registration

Our season runs July through November



Register online today!

$345 for resident Tackle
$420 for non-resident  Tackle

Football and Cheer Early Bird Discount:
Register and Submit Payment Prior to 
April 1, 2020 and Receive a $50 Discount


New to tackle football? Secure your spot on the team! Our SLW team is open to all players that will be 6 years old as of 8/31/2020

Here are the 2017 River Valley league average player weight:
SLW - 67 lbs
LW - 82 lbs
JV - 100 lbs
Varsity - 137 lbs

$345 for resident Cheer - Football Season Only
$420 for non-resident Cheer - Football Season Only

$495 for resident Cheer - Football and Competition
$570 for non-resident Cheer - Football and Competition


$175 for resident Flag

Flag Early Bird Discount: Register and Submit Payment Prior to 
April 1, 2020 and Receive a $25 Discount

Football Info
Cheer Info

Flag Info

Any questions, please e-mail them to: 

by posted 12/31/2018
2018 IRCA State championships

Flag Cheer, LW, JV and Varsity all took home a 1st Place Trophy tonight. SLW advances to Day 2 and took 3rd. We are SO proud of all our cheer teams!!!

by posted 12/10/2018
2018 Pioneer Banquet

Thank you to our 2018 Pioneer Families on a great year end banquet as well as we say farewell to our President John Stefanos and Athletic Director Mark Mikesell. Thank you for so many years of leadership, volunteering and guiding our program to achive our goals in football and cheerleading. Pioneer Alumni returned for this special event to say farewell.  It was great to have them all there. 

Pioneer Alumni greats Quinn Kavanaugh, Jake Maziarka, Kyle Peterson and Jimmy Rolder along with 8th grade graduate Jake Stefanos at the 2018 Pioneer Banquet

by posted 12/05/2018
A Best Friend Partnership On and Off the Field


03 Dec, 2018
A Best Friend Partnership On and Off the Field
By Pat Z. McGavin

Only connect, the writer E.M. Forster famously asserted. Those connections take different forms and shapes, at once random and peculiar and yet somehow always of a piece. About three hundred miles separate the hometowns of John Stefanos and Mark Mikesell. Their lives and careers became entwined through a curious blend of fate, circumstance and chance. Together the two have achieved considerable achievement and recognition...Read More

by posted 12/03/2018
2018 All RVYFL Team
Click here to view the Pioneers
Team Members. 
Congratulations to all players!

by posted 11/12/2018
2017 Daytona 8th grade Trip

Congratulations to our Pioneers National Youth Football 13U Champions! The team outscored their opponents 74-0 to defend thier championship from last year! 

Below are some pictures from the tournament!

by posted 11/24/2017
2017 Super Bowl Champions

Congratulations to our
2017 Super Bowl Champions
 Super Lightweight
Varsity teams!

Great Season Super Bowl Runners Up Lightweights!


Congrats to our Varsity on their perfect 11-0 season!

by posted 11/06/2017
Jadon Thompson selected by U.S. Army Bowl

Jadon Thompson former Pioneer and Marist sophomore  starting on Varsity for the undefeated RedHawks has been selected to the 2018 National Combine by the US Army All-American Bowl selection committee! Congratulations!

by posted 10/25/2017
The Orland Park Prairie’s Standout Student

Ryan Welch was chosen as The Orland Park Prairie’s Standout Student because of his academic accomplishments.

Standout Student: Ryan Welch, Jerling Jr. High seventh-grader


by posted 09/22/2017
Lovie Smith visits...


Former Chicago Bear and current University of Illinois head coach Lovie Smith and his staff stop by to visit former Orland Park Pioneer and current Marist Redhawk linebacker Micah Awodiran. Also pictured are Micah's parents and Marist head football Coach Pat Dunne. Micah has recently received his 28th Division 1 scholarship offer

by posted 06/05/2016
#79 Michael Schofield

We would like to congratulate former Orland Park Pioneer and current starting right tackle of the AFC Champion Denver Broncos #79 Michael Schofield on his trip to Super Bowl 50. We wish Michael the best of luck as he prepares for the big game. Michael graduated from Sandburg High School and played for the Michigan Wolverines before being drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. 

by posted 01/27/2016
Online Coverage

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by posted 10/01/2015
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