Virginia Xplosion Fast pitch is a Northern Virginia based select travel softball program founded in 2001.  Xplosion is organized under the umbrella of the Southwestern Youth Association (SYA) Softball program which also organizes recreational leagues for girls from ages 4 thru 18.

Our program stands on the pillars of 1) learning and embracing the fundamental and advanced skills of softball, 2) working with unity in a team environment with passion for the game, 3) physical fitness developed through professional strength and agility training, 4) learning to demonstrate integrity and work hard both on and off the field, 5) having fun!


Rob Estabrooke,
Xplosion Commissioner


1. Our organization values team work, hard work, commitment, integrity, sportsmanship, and accountability both on and off the field.

2. Our coaches create an atmosphere that enables a fun, rewarding, and educational experience for our athletes at each event.  Our coaches also value communication with our athletes and families.

3. Our players all share the common goal of learning the advanced skills and nuances of softball while competing and preparing for High School and College competition.

4. We have the benefit of a dedicated and fully equipped indoor training facility.  We partner with XLR8 Sports Training to offer professional speed and agility training.  We also provide our athletes the venue to pursue their passion for pitching, catching, hitting, and fielding all year.  Our teams typically utilize this facility two to three times per week during the off season to promote physical fitness and pursue their passion for the game.

5.  Our league works with professional recruitment advisors for our college-bound athletes.  These professionals have the relationships with college coaches and their scouts to find the perfect blend of academic interests, college experience interests, and softball competition.  Our high-school level teams participate in showcase events to gain experience and exposure to the professionals and the recruitment process.

6.  Our teams compete in USSSA, USA Softball, and NSA tournaments where our teams have won numerous tournaments and have won berths to ASA Nationals, the NSA World Series, the USSSA Fastpitch World Series and PONY Nationals. In 2004 we took the championship trophy at PONY Nationals and finished in the top third of all teams participating in ASA Nationals. 

7.  Xplosion is part of the larger SYA sports organization offering athletes opportunities to compete in a broad spectrum of sports.  Our Xplosion program is sponsored by the Demarini/ Louisville/ Wilson representative for the State of Virginia offering our athletes discounts on equipment.   Xplosion’s partnership with SYA and Demarini make our select softball program very stable and affordable.


Xplosion welcome players who are passionate about fast pitch softball and want to dedicate themselves to the values of teamwork, hard work, and integrity. Please send an email to the appropriate Xplosion coach listed in our program information contacts section.