Welcome to the VA Xplosion 14u Fast Pitch Softball Page
VA Xplosion 2005 is a 13u B-level Northern Virginia select fast pitch softball team operating under the umbrella of Southern Youth Association (SYA). The team works under the guidance of two former college softball players, three former high-school baseball players, a HS varsity softball coach, and a youth athletic administrator as part of our non-parent and parent-based adult leadership. The team also has a HS varsity pitching coach as part of the off-season training team. Our youth athletes share a common goal of being prepared for high school varsity-level competition while experiencing competitive softball in an atmosphere that encourages and promotes teamwork, friendship, and good sportsmanship. Visit our USSSA tournament website and our Facebook page.
Open Roster Positions
Our team needs another starting pitcher and welcomes pitcher and catcher “pairs” with 2005 or 2006 birth years. We also maintain a wait list for all positions in case a current player leaves the team. We train and play all of our athletes – none of our athletes sit the bench all weekend while their peers play! Email the coach if you would like more information and arrange to attend a workout. All inquires and tryouts are treated as confidential.
About our Team
Our yearly cycle features a healthy balance of tournaments, scrimmages, professional training, and individual development time. We take advantage of professional agility trainers, professional college-level coaches, and partner with HS and college players to expose our players to advanced athletes.
The team competes weekend tournaments each year during the fall, winter (one-day indoor), spring, and summer. We also compete in scrimmages on Sundays during the school year and under the lights two nights a week once school is out over the summer. We endeavor to compete locally in Northern Virginia, but the team occasionally competes in Southern Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, or North Carolina if there are no local playing opportunities.
The team holds practice 1 to 2 days per week on Mondays and Fridays at or near EC Lawrence Park during the tournament season. We utilize the Xplosion indoor training facility adjacent the Chantilly Costco and Complete Game near Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday, Monday, and sometimes Sunday during the 5 month off-season to develop pitching/catching, hitting, and general skills, plus participate in professional strength and agility training.
The team is dormant or in reduced operation most of November, December, and August, plus all major federal holiday weekends.
Our roster is comprised of dedicated athletes in 7th and 8th grade athletes graduating in 2023 or 2024 who all have prior select softball experience. Our families live in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Price William counties. Our athletes will attend high school at Woodson, Oakton, Chantilly, Westfields, Centreville, Freedom, South Lakes, Battlefield, Tuscarora, or Independence.
Team fees are very reasonable and economical for the value received.
Scheduled and Past Tournaments
October 2018– USSSA 14u/B Strike Out Autism (5th place)
October 2018– USSSA 14u/B Breast Cancer Awareness (17th place)
October 2018– USSSA 14u/B Madison Small Memorial (6th place)
September 2018– USSSA 14u/Open Fall Frolic (5th place)
September 2018– USSSA 14u/B Potomac River Clash (13th place)
July 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open Midnight Madness (Suspended)
June 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open Tug of War (Suspended – 5th Place)
June 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open States (Suspended)
May 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open Virginia Unity Spring Challenge (Suspended)
May 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open Momma Won’t Mind (3rd Place)
April 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open Crushers Smackdown (3rd Place)
April 2018 – USSSA 12u/B Angels for Autism (7th Place)
April 2018 – USSSA 12u/C Spring Kaboom Opener (Suspended)
March 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open Spring Celebration (2nd Place)
March 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open Spring Indoor Jamboree (5th Place)
March 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open March Winter Blowout (5th Place)
February 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open 2018 Love the Game III (3rd Place)
February 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open 2018 Love the Game I (6th Place)
February 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open Blizzard (4th Place)
January 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open Snowball Rumble (3rd Place)
October 2017 – USSSA 12u/C Freeze Bulling (2nd Place)
October 2017 – USSSA 12u/C Breast Cancer Awareness NIT (2nd Place)
October 2017 – USSSA 12u/C Madison Small Memorial (6th Place)
September 2017 – USSSA 12u/C Field of Screams (9th Place)
September 2017 – USSSA 12u/C Potomac River Clash NIT (2nd Place)
September 2017 – USSSA 12u/B Free State Fall Open (5th Place)
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)
May 2016 – USSSA 10u/C MD Crab town Crackdown (2nd Place)
May 2016 – USSSA 10u/C Momma Won’t Mind (Suspended)
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