14u – Schatzman


Welcome to the VA Xplosion Rising 14u Fast Pitch Softball Page

VA Xplosion 2005 is a rising 2018-2019 14u Northern Virginia select fast pitch softball team under the umbrella of Southern Youth Association (SYA).  The team works under the guidance of current and former college softball players, three former high-school baseball players, and a youth athletic administrator as part of our non-parent and parent-based adult leadership.  The team also has a varsity-level pitching and throwing coach as part of the leadership team.  Our youth athletes share a common goal of being prepared for high school varsity-level competition.  Visit our USSSA tournament website.


Tryouts

Our 2018-2019 team is full except for one talented starting pitcher, but we are forming a waitlist.  Email the coach if you would like more information.  All inquires and tryouts are treated as confidential.  Please print and fill out this form to your first event, bring lots of water, dress for a softball game, and  visit this site for more information.


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 in 4 fall tournaments, 4 one-day indoor winter tournaments, 4 spring tournaments, and 2 summer tournaments all at varying levels of competition. We also compete in ~30 scrimmages on Sundays 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 at or near EC Lawrence Park during the tournament season plus we offer an optional special skills meet-up day. We leverage the Xplosion indoor training facility adjacent the Chantilly Costco and other local training centers to include Complete Game near Jiffy Lube Live during the 5 month off-season 1 to 3 days per week to develop our pitching/catching, our hitting, and general skills, plus offer 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, 8th, and 9th grade 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, South Lakes,  Battlefield, Independence, Stone Bridge, or Rock Ridge.

Team fees are very reasonable and economical for the value received.


Scheduled and Past Tournaments

July 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open Midnight Madness (TBD Place)
June 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open Tug of War (Suspended – Rain – 5th Place)
June 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open States (Rainout)
May 2018 – USSSA 12u/Open Virginia Unity Spring Challenge (Rainout)
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 (Rainout)
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 – 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.

USSSA 2017   USSSA 2016   USSSA 2015


Links for our Team Members

Shutter fly Schedule  — USSSA  — Get Ripped Training

EC Lawrence Park — Colin Powell ES — Xplosion Whse (Unit Indy) — “Dugout” Batting Cage — Complete Game