Welcome to the Xplosion fastpitch web site! The Xplosion teams are based in Centreville, Virginia. Xplosion is the tournament girls fastpitch softball program of the Southwestern Youth Association (SYA).
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On December 3rd, the Xplosion Family lost one of their own. Coach Randy Yates of the 18U Xplosion team lost his battled with cancer. Coach Yates started coaching with the Xplosion travel organization in 2009 as an assistant coach for the 10U Xplosion team, when his daughter played as an 8 year old. While he continued to be an assistant coach for Emma’s team he was also was with the Firebirds Organization as the head coach for his daughter Cara’s team for many years. Until Cara joined 18U Xplosion-Purtell team in 2013. Coach Yates has helped coach the 18U Xplosion-Purtell team since then. He also was an assistant coach at South County High School for many years.
Coach Yates touch many players lives through out his years. He pushed them to be the best players they could possibly be and saw many go on to play in college. He was so proud to see girls he coached play college ball. He also loved to brag about his two daughters Cara and Emma, who are both excellent softball players. Cara attends Virginia Tech, Randy’s Alma mater and Emma just committed to play softball there this past fall.
The Xplosion Organization is very sadden with loss. Coach Yates fought hard to hold on with his battled of cancer. He greatest joy was to watch his girls play ball and up till the end he still came to watch Emma play and coach. We loss a great coach, friend, and a great mentor to many young girls and coaches in the organization.
Services will be Friday, December 22nd at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home: 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, 22032. There will a viewing, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and then burial immediately following.
ALTHOUGH TRYOUTS ARE OVER, A FEW OF OUR TEAMS STILL HAVE OPENINGS FOR SELECT POSITIONS.
12U/ Coach Schatzman is looking for an A or B level utility player with a strong bat. Please email to schedule a private tryout.
14U/ Coach Estabrooke is looking for a Competitive A level pitcher to share time with our existing team. Please email to schedule a private tryout.
The teams in the Xplosion fastpitch program train year round and typically play in the fall, spring and summer. Tryouts for the teams are held in August for rosters that will play together from September through the following July.
Click on the name of each college to visit the school’s softball Web site.
|Auburn University||Aurora Salter|
|Bridgewater College||Victoria Gontarez|
|Catholic Univesity||Courtney Burke|
|Christopher Newport University||Aubrey Bates|
|Concord University||Courtney Purtell|
|College of Charleston||Alexis Murdock|
|Delaware State University||Dominique Little|
|Elon University||Ashtyn Foddrell|
|Emerson College||Christina Naramore|
|Ferrum College||Megan Barger|
|George Mason University||Rachael Davies|
|Gardner-Webb University||Ashley Wark|
|Georgetown University||McKinley Cooper|
|Lynchburg College||Holly Schoenberger|
|Longwood University||Haleigh Kilby|
|Marshall University||Jess Ferrick
|McDaniel College||Ashley Meister|
|Methodist University||Sarah Chapman
|Mount Olive College||Anna Munizza|
|Queens College of NY||Isabelle Yaroch|
|Queens University of Charlotte||Jennifer Goodman|
|Radford University||Taylor Cunningham|
|Randolph-Macon College||Caroline Gilbert|
|Rutgers University||Mandy Craig|
|Shenandoah University||Catherine Pruiett|
|Shepherd University||Ariana Ramirez|
|Shippensburg University||Macy Luck|
|Stockton College||Allie Kuhn|
|Temple University||Julia Kastner|
|U.S. Merchant Marine Academy||Kaitlyn Robbins|
|University of Maine||Jessica Burk|
|University of Mary Washington||Morgan Lamon
Jessie HuberKristen LundquistJamie PurtellAlex Tenney
|Virginia Tech||Alicia Field|
|Wagner College||Cara Donovan|
|Widener University||Maddie Kienbaum|
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SYA Office Location: 5950 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville, VA 20121 | SYA Mailing Address: Southwestern Youth Association, P.O. Box 471, Centreville, VA 20122 Phone: (703) 815-3362 | Fax: (703) 815-2180 | E-mail: email@example.com | Designed by GroupNet Solutions