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Tuesday 28 Jun 2022
Knoxville Explosion! - Here Comes the Boom!
Welcome to the Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Softball Site! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

The Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Softball Club is currently comprised of 10 teams (18u Select, 2022, '06/'07, 2025, '08, '09, '11, '11 Prime, '13 and '14) that have a total of 165 very special players.  Players are not only selected based upon skill but also character and desire.  Our organization is committed to improving the skills of these special players to not only develop them into the best fastpitch softball players that they can be, but also the best students, friends and reliable, honorable young ladies. Our goal is simple, develop the player to make a meaningful contribution to their schools, communities and future endeavors at the earliest possible opportunity.  We only utilize non-paid, volunteer coaches whose interest is only improving our players, not profiting from their desire to play.  We offer a highly competitive field of tournament play while minimizing the team fees to make it affordable to play quality travel softball.  If you are interested in joining our organization, we invite you to observe our practices and games to see what we teach and how we interact with the players. Tryouts are held in early August each year for the respective teams. If you have any questions regarding one of our teams, please call the Head Coach listed in the important numbers section on the right information section of our website. God Bless and Be Safe!

Joe Birchfield

Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Organization Chief

(865) 363-0728

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Knoxville Explosion Mission Statement PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

The Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Softball Organization is committed to developing player excellence on and off the field.  This is accomplished by selecting coaches who volunteer 100% of their time to teach the players the proper fundamentals of the game that include hitting, pitching, fielding and base running.  Each coach has passed a rigorous National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) background investigation and are a certified Double Goal Coach through the Nationally-recognized Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Organization.  Our organization has developed a written program and player fundamentals development road map that ensure the fundamentals of the game are properly taught.  Key concepts are reinforced using state of the art training equipment, computer software and trained coaches that seek to identify and raise awareness of the player to correct flaws in their own fundamentals.  In addition, our players will be taught the proper way to conduct themselves on and off the field.  This will be demonstrated by our coaching staffs.  Knoxville Explosion Players are expected to honor and respect their coaches, parents, teammates, opponents and umpires.  Our players are also expected to achieve academic excellence in school courses and to place emphasis on their studies.  We recognize that our players are also students and without achieving the proper grades, our players will not be allowed to compete at the next level.  Our coaches are committed to teaching our players the rules of the game and more importantly, how to succeed and have fun!  A key component of this commitment is to teach our players the strategy and mental aspects of the game.  It is through this commitment to the fundamentals that our coaches and players will honor the game of fastpitch softball.

 Joe Birchfield, Head Coach Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Organization Chief

 
2011 Explosion Prime Finish as ISA Class B 10u Tennessee State Runner-up PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2011 Explosion Prime who finished as the 10u Runner-up in the ISA Tennessee State Class B State Championship. The 2011 Prime lost to the Force Elite in the "If Necessary" Inning. Great job Force Elite and Explosion Prime, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2022 Knoxville Explosion wins 18u Fastpitch Fantasy Championship in Manchester, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2022 Knoxville Explosion who won the 18u Fantasy Fastpitch Tournament Championship held in Manchester, TN on 6/11/22! Outstanding job ladies, we are very proud of you and your efforts!

 
'08 Knoxville Explosion Finish as 14u Runner-up in ISA Tennessee State Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '08 Knoxville Explosion who finished as the 14u Runner-up in the ISA Tennessee State Championship held in Cleveland, TN from 6/11/22-6/12/22! After starting out slow, the '08 Explosion caught fire making it to the championship game, defeating the GA Thundercats forcing an "if necessary" inning eventually losing in a heartbreaker. Great job Thundercats and '08 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2025 Explosion Finish as 18u Runner-up in ISA Tennessee State Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2025 Knoxville Explosion who finished as the 18u Runner-up in the ISA State Championship held in Cleveland, TN from 6/11/22-6/12/22! The 2025 Explosion lost in the Championship Game to the Georgia Flames 18u. Great job Flames and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2014 Explosion finish as 8u Runner-up in NSA Tournament Held at Willow Creek PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2014 Knoxville Explosion for finishing as the 8u Runner-up in the NSA Dash for Cash held at Willow Creek Park in Knoxville, TN on 6-11-22! Great job ladies we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2022 Explosion Wins 18u Coca Cola Classic Champions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2022 Explosion who won the 18u Championship of the Coca Cola Classic on 5/29/22! Great job ladies, we are very proud of you!

 
2011 Explosion Prime Finishes as NSA Tournament 10u Runnerup PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2011 Explosion Prime who finished as the 10u Runnerup in the NSA Beast of the East Tournament held at Willow Creek Park in Knoxville on 5-22-22! The 2011 Prime lost a heartbreaker after 2 international tie breakers to Team Tennessee in the Championship Game. Great job Team Tennessee and Explosion Prime, we are very proud of you!

 
'09 Explosion Wins NSA 12u Gold Bracket Super Regional in Athens, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '09 Explosion who won the 12u Gold Bracket of the NSA Dingerz Super Regional World Qualifier at Athens Ball Park in Athens, TN. The '09 Explosion beat the '09 Team Tennessee 6-3 in the championship game. Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2011 Explosion Prime Wins 10u Silver Bracket of NSA Athens World Qualifier PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2011 Explosion Prime who won the NSA 10u Silver Bracket Championship of the NSA Dingerz Super Regional World Qualifier at Athens Ball Park in Athens, TN on 5/14/22! The Prime beat Team Tennessee 29/30 7-5 in the championship game. Great job Team Tennessee and Explosion Prime, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2011 Explosion wins 10u Gold USA Top Gun Tournament in Hendersonville, NC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2011 Explosion who won the 2022 Top Gun USA Mother's Appreciation Tournament 10u Division held in Hendersonville, NC! The 2011 Explosion won the gold bracket going 5-0 for the day! The bats were hot and pitching was outstanding the Explosion, great job ladies, we are very proud of you efforts!

 
'09 Explosion Plays up and wins 14u NSA Championship at Willow Creek Park PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '09 Explosion who played up an age division and captured the 14u Championship of the NSA Diamond Queens Classic held at Willow Creek Park in Knoxville, TN on 4/30/22! The '09 Explosion beat the '08 Concord Stars in the Championship game. Great job Stars and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2014 Explosion Wins 8u NSA Championship At Willow Creek Park PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2014 Explosion who won the 8u Championship of the NSA Diamond Queens Classic held at Willow Creek Park in Knoxville, TN on 4/30/22! The tournament featured a total of 7 teams which the 2014 Explosion went 4-0, outscoring the competition 59-18. The 2014 Explosion faced the Lakeway Storm in the Championship winning 12-1. Great job Storm and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2011 Explosion Wins TSFA 10u Silver Bracket in Chattanooga PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2011 Explosion who won the 10u Silver Bracket Championship of the TSFA Big Dawg Classic in Chattanooga on 4/23/22! The 2011 Explosion finished the tournament going 3-0-1 and ended up in the silver bracket due to a 0-0 tie and loss of a coin flip. But the 2011 Explosion went to work and earned the Silver Championship via a 5-2 victory over the Locos Elite. Great job Locos Elite and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2011 Explosion Prime Finish as 10u Runnerup in Knoxville Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2011 Explosion Prime who finished as the 10u Runner-up in the NSA Easter Bunny Bash held at Badgett Park in Knoxville on 4/23/22! The tournament featured 5 teams and the Explosion Prime lost to the JC Fury (KY) 2-1 in the championship game. Great job Fury and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
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Coaches Contact Information

2014 Explosion (7u/8u)

Head Coach Marshall Brakebill - (865) 748-0000 - marshallbrakebill@hotmail.com

2013 Explosion (8u)

Head Coach Rachel Anderson - (708) 362-2169 - Rachel.reilly@hotmail.com

2011 Explosion Prime (10u)

Head Coach Tim Meadows - (423) 368-1317 - timmeadows72@gmail.com

2011 Explosion (10u)

Head Coach Cody Banks - (865) 556-6636 - cburch06@comcast.net

'09 Explosion (12u)

Head Coach Steve Wolfgram- (865) 740-8488 - jalynhomes@charter.net

'08 Explosion (13u)

Head Coach Mark Collier- (865) 591-2837 - markcollier013@yahoo.com

2025 Explosion (14u)

Head Coach Amy Dorsett - 865-850-9100 - jadorset@aol.com

'06/'07 Explosion (15u)

Head Coach Reed Mullins - (865) 297-4760

2022 Explosion (High School)

Head Coach Brad Logan - (615) 398-9290 - bradleyslogan@yahoo.com

Explosion Select (High School)

Head Coach Kat Cechini - (865) 548-4647 - katherinecechini@gmail.com

Organization Chief

Joe Birchfield - (865) 363-0728 - birchfieldj@earthlink.net

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