TN Xplosion '98, based in Franklin, TN, just south of Nashville, is a travel softball team entering its 5th season. Our program is focused on developing skills, hard work, sportsmanship, accountability, achieving potential, and team. The Xplosion '98 Fastpitch organization is a year-round program whose coaches have over 16 years of playing experience including secondary and collegiate experience and over 20 years of coaching experieicne. The club has access to indoor and outdoor facilities for conditioning, training, and playing necessary to build strong, competent athletes ready to compete at the high school level and beyond. Over the past three years, the team earned a 3rd place finish in the 2010 USSSA 11U World Series, has won 10 tournament championships in multiple sanctionings, finished in the top 30 out of 105 teams in the 2011 USFA 12U-B World Series in Panama City, FL, finished fourth at the 2012 14U-A ASA Tennessee State Tournament as one of the top finishing 1st-year, 14U teams, and competed in a field of 79 teams through the week of July 23rd in the 2012 NSA World Series near Chicago, finishing first.
The team consists primarily of '98 players moving to their second year of 14U competition for the Fall 2012/Spring 2013 season and will hold their annualy open tryout at the location noted at the end of this posting on the following dates:
TRYOUT DATES: ADDED TRYOUT DATE (added 08.07.12): Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 7:00pm; Saturday, April 11, 2012 @ 2:00pm, and Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 2:00pm.
If needed, individual and small-group tryouts can also be accommodated on additional dates and times.
Primarily '98 and '99 birth-year players are welcome and encouraged to attend tryouts, and all positions will be evaluated. Past extended experience with an established travel team competing at the A or B level will potenitally be a plus, and interested athletes must have advanced defensive, hitting, speed, strength, and agility skills.
Please contact us early if you are interested in attending tryouts as we usually evaluate 35-50 athletes each year for 11 roster spots.
After the tryouts outlined above, Fall practice/season will begin on August 18, 2012. The team will tentatively begin their fall tournament schedule the last couple of weekends in August and will potentially play 5-7 fall tournaments through the end of October/first weekend in November. The plan for the 2012-2013 season will be to play a series of tournaments in a mixture of sanctionings including continuing to play ASA tournaments pursuing a berth in the 2013 ASA Nationals. We have and plant to continue to play 12-16 tournaments (depedning on weather) per year beginnning our spring touranment schedule soon after school seasons wrap up and finishing around the end of October. The team played in two Showcase tournaments this spring and plans to continue attending Showcases in the fall and spring to provide our athletes the best competition and exposure to colleges. Being part of the Xplosion softball program, we have 11 Xplosion teams ranging from 8U to 18U to draw on contacts and experience for our players. We will attend at least 1 World Series.
If you have any questions and/or have an interested athlete, please contact Bryan Richter @ 615.477.6160 or @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, plesae visit our team websitee @ http://www.eteamz.com/tnxplosion98. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
Thank you for your interest in the Xplosion organization and in our team.
TRYOUT LOCATION: Cecil Lewis Park @ Trinity (adjacent to Fly Park); 3680 North Chapel Road; Franklin, TN 37067.
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