12u – Schatzman


Welcome to the VA Xplosion 2005 12u Fast Pitch Softball Team Website!

VA Xplosion 2005 is a northern Virginia 12u select fast pitch softball team under the umbrella of Southern Youth Association (SYA).  Our youth athletes share a common goal of learning the game, preparing for high school competition, and having fun.  Visit our USSSA tournament website.

Congratulations to our players and families for an awesome 2017 tournament season and for representing our league “all dressed up in black” at the George Mason University Summer Camp this July!  Go Xplosion and thanks Moms & Dads!!!


Fall Players Needed

Our experienced team of rising 7th graders has openings for 2005 or older 2006 birth-year athletes with prior select or all-star softball experience for infield, outfield, and pitching/catching to replace our players moving on or up to 14u.  Tryouts are Friday July 21 at 6pm, Saturday July 29 at 9am, Wednesday August 2 at 6pm, and August 5 at 9am, all at Colin Powell Elementary.  Private tryouts are available on Fridays by emailing us. Sign your daughter up for a tryout by clicking here, Contact us at xplosion2005@gmail.com or 703-932-6112 if you have questions about our team.


About our Team

Our team competes in 3 to 4 fall tournaments, 4 one-day indoor winter tournaments, 6 to 8 spring tournaments, and 1 summer tournament all at varying levels of competition.  We practice 1 to 2 days per week during fall and spring, and 2 to 3 days per week during summer and winter. We dormant most of December and August, plus all major federal holiday weekends.  We take advantage of professional agility trainers, and partner with HS and college players to expose our players to older talented athletes. We leverage the Xplosion indoor training facility and other local training centers 2 to 3 days per week during the off-season of November to March to develop our pitching/catching, as well as our hitting and general skills.  We participate as a team in the James Madison University winter training camp and George Mason University summer camp.  We focus on learning the game in a positive environment with the goal to have each player ready for future High School tryouts and to have lots of fun along the way.


Past Tournaments 

June 2017 – USSSA 12u/C Summer Jam (3rd Place)
June 2017 – USSSA 12u/B Battle of Fredericksburg II (3rd Place)
June 2017 – USSSA 12u/C Ace of Diamonds (7th Place)
May 2017 – USSSA 12u/C Battle of Fredericksburg I (2nd Place)
May 2017 – USSSA 12u/C Momma Won’t Mind (Rainout)
May 2017 – USSSA 12u/C Heat at the Beach I (5th Place)
April 2017 – USSSA 12u/C Crushers Smackdown (4th Place)
April 2017 – USSSA 12u/C Angels for Autism (5th Place)
April 2017 – USSSA 12u/C 11th Annual Kaboom (5th Place)
March 2017 – USSSA 12u/A Indoor Jamboree (5th Place)
March 2017 – USSSA 12u/A Winds of March (5th Place)
February 2017 – USSSA 12u/A Blizzard Blast II (3rd Place)
January 2017 – USSSA 12u/A Winter Slugfest III (3rd Place)
January 2017 – USSSA 12u/A Winter Slugfest I (3rd Place)
October 2016 – USSSA 12u/C Freeze Bullying (6th Place)
October 2016 – USSSA 12u/C Breast Cancer Awareness (6th Place)
October 2016 – USSSA 12u/C Madison Small Benefit (5th Place)
September 2016 – USSSA 12u/C Fall Brawl (12th Place)
September 2016 – Softball Nation 12u/Open Varsity Blues (8th Place)
June 2016 – USSSA 10u/C VA NOVA NIT (2nd Place)
June 2016 – USSSA 10u/C MD Queen of Diamonds (3rd Place)
June 2016 USSSA 10u/C MD Ace of Diamonds(3rd Place)
May 2016 – USSSA 10u/C MD Black Eyed Susan (Suspended – Rain)
May 2016 – USSSA 10u/C MD Crab town Crackdown (2nd Place)
May 2016 – USSSA 10u/C Momma Won’t Mind (Rainout)
April 2016 – USSSA 10u/C Spring Opener (3rd Place)
July 2015 – USSSA 8u/A MD July Sizzler
July 2015 – USSSA 8u/A VA Loudoun Fire Cracker NIT
June 2015 – USSSA 8u/A VA NOVA NIT

Scrimmages are excluded.


Links for our Team Members

Shutter fly Schedule  — USSSA  — Get Ripped Training

Colin Powell Elementary — Mott Community — Xplosion Warehouse (Unit Indy)