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Tryouts for 14u Knoxville Explosion ('99 and '00) Teams Scheduled for Sunday, August 11 at Willow Creek Park!

The Knoxville Explosion Fast Pitch Softball Organization will hold open tryouts for its 14u (’99 and ’00) softball teams on Sunday, August 11 at Willow Creek Park Field #1.  The address is 7530 Quarry Road in Knoxville.


Trusting your daughter’s softball development is an important decision.  We take that decision very seriously and strive to help develop every facet of the players skill set: batting, throwing, fielding, base running, sliding, pitching, catching, etc.  So why the Knoxville Explosion?  The answer is simple, because we care.  Unlike many other teams, we are not about the almighty win; we are about the development of your player.  Our job is not to win every game played, our job is to teach players how to the play the game, the rules of the game, how to conduct themselves on and off of the field and how to respond to adversity in an adult manner.  Losing is just as much a part of the game as winning, everyone loses period.   We are as competitive as the next team and want to win but winning doesn’t define who we are.  The product on and off of the field is what matters.  Our organizational goal is to develop the players and ready them for high school and hopefully college.  We teach high level concepts that will not enable our players to make their high school team rosters but contribute to their teams and play at the earliest possible opportunity.


How do we do this?  We use state of the art training equipment, coupled with outside professional instruction, the latest in technology and quality, respectable, upstanding coaches who honestly care not just about your players skills but your player as a person.  In 2013, the Knoxville Explosion had a banner year with 7 teams that won 3 Tennessee State Championships and finished as 3 Runnerups in the Tennessee State Championships, as well as finishing runnerup in the USSSA Gold Florida State Championships and winning the TSFA Southern Nationals. In 2012, we had a total of 4 teams that won 3 Tennessee State Championships.  Our success is undeniable and our organization is growing rapidly!  In 2014 we will have a total of 10 teams!


So what do we offer?  We offer a drama-free, family environment where the players do one thing, play.  No politics, drama, fighting and the hundred other things that go on and around competitive softball teams.  Our coaches volunteer 100% of their time to the players and are fully dedicated to their development.  We offer everything you would expect in a high level travel team with custom uniforms, quality tournament play, custom player equipment, access to their very own website space at our professionally-developed and maintained website at, competitive schedules and most importantly, fun! 


Tryouts for the Knoxville Explosion ’00 and ’99 Teams are scheduled for Sunday, August 11 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at Willow Creek Park Field #1.  The physical address of the field is 7530 Quarry Road in Knoxville.  These are truly open tryouts and your opportunity to join our extended family with a well-established organization with a proven track history of developing area softball players on and off of the field.  There are multiple positions open on both teams!  Need more information?  Contact Joe Birchfield (Head Coach ’99) at 363-0728 or Ken Tuggle (Head Coach ’00) at 389-8811.  Tryout for one or both teams!

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