• Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
  • default style
  • red style
  • blue style
  • orange style
  • green style
Thursday 02 Apr 2015
Knoxville Explosion! - Here Comes the Boom!
Welcome to the Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Softball Team Website! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

The Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Softball Club is currently comprised of 9 teams (18u/16u Select, '99, '01, '01 Navy, '02, '03, '04, '05 and '06) that have a total of 130 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. 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

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

The Knoxville Explosion Fast Pitch Softball Club 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 head coach will be a certified Double Goal Coach through the Nationally-recognized Positive Coaching Alliance Organization.  Key concepts are reinforced using state of the art training equipment, playing equipment, computer software and professional 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.  Knoxville Explosion Players are expected to honor and respect their coaches, parents, team mates, opponents and umpires.  Our players are also expected to do their very best 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 fast pitch softball.

 Joe Birchfield, Head Coach Knoxville Explosion Fast Pitch Organization Chief

 
Come out and Support Your Favorite Explosion Team and Eat at Salsarita's! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Attention Explosion Friends, Families and Supporters! Want to help out your favorite Explosion Team? Please visit one of the eight Salsarita's locations and say "I am here for the softball fundraiser" or "I am here for the fundraiser" on April 7, 15, 23 or 27 and Salsarita's will donate 15% of the proceeds directly to your favorite Explosion Softball Team! Print out or bring in the attached flyer also if you want as well! 100% of the funds raised go directly to the players on the various teams in the form of uniforms, tournament fees, equipment, etc. Thank you for your support!

- 06 Explosion's store is Alcoa location at Hamilton Crossing 715 Louisville Rd Alcoa, TN 37701 Telephone: (865) 981 – 4306

- 05 Explosion's store is Pigeon Forge location at 2250 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 Telephone: (865) 429 – 0991

- 03 Explosion's Store is Turkey Creek Location 10919 Parkside Dr Knoxville, TN 37934 Telephone: (865) 671 – 2426

- 02 Explosion's Store is Cedar Bluff Location at 105 Moss Grove Blvd Knoxville, TN 37922 Telephone: (856) 394 - 6810

- 01 Explosion's Store is West Hills at 100 Jack Dance Dr Knoxville, TN 37919 Telephone: (865) 690 – 0486

- 01 Navy Explosion's Stores are Fountain City Location at 5224 N Broadway St Knoxville, TN 37918 Telephone: (865) 688 – 1020 and Cedar Bluff Location at 105 Moss Grove Blvd Knoxville, TN 37922 Telephone: (856) 394 - 6810

- Explosion Select and '99 Explosion Stores are Clinton Highway at 6645 Clinton Hwy Knoxville, TN 37912 Telephone: (865) 859 - 9417 and Oak Ridge at - 288 S Illinois Ave Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Telephone: (865) 272 – 3891

 
'01 Explosion Win 14u Division of ASA Diamond Classic Held at Caswell Park in Knoxville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '01 Explosion who won the 14u Division of the ASA Diamond Classic held at Caswell Park in Knoxville 3/27/15-3/29/15! The Explosion went 6-1 battling frigid temperatures and fierce competition, meeting the '00 Maryville Magic in the championship game. After the Explosion beat the Magic in an extra inning thriller in bracket play, the Magic battled out of the loser's bracket to win the first championship game and forcing the if necessary game. The Explosion finally overcame the Magic to claim the tournament championship! Congratulations to both teams, great job by all!

 
'04 Explosion Win 10u ASA March Madness Tournament in Cleveland PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '04 Knoxville Explosion who won the 10u Division of the ASA March Madness Tournament held in Cleveland, TN on 3/28/15! The Explosion beat the '04 TN Twisters 10-1 in the championship game, going 5-0 in the tournament and outscoring the competition 60-5! WOW! Congratulations to both teams, you guys rock!

 
'03 Explosion Take 2nd in ASA March Madness Frenzy in Johnson City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '03 Explosion who finished second in the 12u division of the ASA March Madness Frenzy held at Ridgeview Park on 3-28-15. Battling frigid temperatures that did not reach above 35 degrees, the 03 Explosion battled out of the loser's bracket against the team that put them there, the 12u Indiana River City Cyclones. Both teams met in the championship with the Cyclones prevailing. The 03 Explosion went 5-2 on the day and outscored the competition 32-21. Great job by both teams! We are very proud of your efforts!

 
'02 Explosion Finish 3rd in 12u Division of ISA Centennial Park Classic in Cleveland PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Congratulations to the '02 Explosion who finished third in the 12u Division in the ISA Tournament at Centennial Park in Crossville on Saturday, March 28, 2015! Way to keep those bats hot on a cold Saturday!

 
'06 Explosion Take 3rd in ASA Diamond Classic in Knoxville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who finished an impressive 3rd place in the 8u Division at the ASA Diamond Classic at Caswell Park in Knoxville on a very cold March 28, 2015! Battling tough competition and cold temperatures, the '06 Explosion battled back from a first round loss in bracket play 7-6 to the Knoxville Heat to reel off 4 wins in a row and lose a close one to the Franklin Flames 4-3 taking third place! Great job girls, the entire Knoxville Explosion Organization is proud of your efforts!

 
'04 Explosion Wins 10u ASA Championship in Johnson City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '04 Explosion who finished undefeated as the 10u Champions of the ASA Diamond Classic held in Johnson City, TN. The '04 Explosion beat the East Tennessee Heat 6-0 in the Championship Game and a total of 12 teams participated in this tournament. The '04 Explosion outscored the competition 36-2 during tournament play. Great job Heat and Explosion!! We are very proud of your efforts players and coaches!

 
'06 Explosion Win 8u ASA Championship in Johnson City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who finished undefeated as the 8u Champions of the ASA Early Bird Classic held in Cleveland, TN. The '06 Explosion went 4-0 and won the championship game 13-12 against the 8u Chattanooga Fuze. A total of 13 teams participated in this tournament. Great job Fuze and Explosion!!! We are very proud of your efforts players and coaches!!

 
'01 Navy Explosion Finish as 14u Runner-up in Dr. K's Breaking out the Bats PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '01 Explosion Navy who finished as the runner-up in the 14u division of the Dr. K's Breaking out the Bats Spring Tournament held 3/21/15-3/22/15! The '01 Navy battled from an second round loss in bracket play from the '01 Tn. Blast to the Championship Game. In dramatic fashion, down 4-0, the '01 Navy staged a furious come back powered by a 3-run homerun by Skylar Newby to force a deciding if necessary Playoff inning to decide the tournament championship. This was the only loss suffered by the '01 Blast for the tournament. After 2 international innings, the Tn. Blast finally prevailed, winning 3-2! Congratulations to the TN Blast and the '01 Navy Explosion! Great job by the Explosion pitchers Blake Fields, Skylar Newby and Goose Underwood as well as defensive standout Brianna Shoemaker during tournament play! We are all very proud of your efforts by the players and the coaches!!

 
Knoxville Explosion Set to Host Good Friday Skills Boot Camp at Thunder Baseball/Softball School PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


 
Knoxville Explosion Organization Launches College Player Recruiting Kits for 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


The Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Softball Organization has developed a complete recruiting package for it's Explosion Select (18u/16u) and '99 Select (16u) teams.  Part of our commitment to our players is not only the development on and off the field but also to provide meaningful assistance to our players to get to the next level.  To this end, the Knoxville Explosion procured the services of various professional printers, photographers and marketing material specialists to produce a one of a kind college recruiting package for each of our 18u and 16u players.  Included in these press kits are a full color 8x10 photo, a complete academic and extracurricular profile, a comprehensive summary of key statistics for offense, defense and pitching for the past 3 seasons, 2015 Spring and Fall Playing Schedules, Hand-written letters to the colleges of their choice that describe not just the player, but introduces the person, stated goals and areas of academic interest.  Also included in the kit is a high definition video of batting, fielding, catching and pitching, all contained in a professionally printed folder brochure with a business card of Joe Birchfield, the Head of the Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Organization.

We invite all college recruiters and/or coaches to contact Coach Birchfield at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call him at (865) 363-0728 to gain access to important information about any of our players!  You won't be disappointed, we have 31 softball players on the Explosion Select and '99 Explosion Select that are valuable members of the various communities, not just in the Knoxville area but also in Virginia, Kentucky, as well as Northeast and Southeast Tennessee.  They are also gifted academically, as well as being very talented softball players.  Come and see what our players are all about!

You can view our players recruiting videos on our very own Knoxville Explosion Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaW6EMl1CTLbW_8fN3xoC0A!

 
Explosion Select and '99 Explosion Hold Female Self-Defense Training PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


On Saturday, January 31, 2015, the Knoxville Explosion held a female only self-defense class by Pink Diamond Defense for its Explosion Select and ’99 Explosion Players. As our players enter their critical teen years where they are many times in unsupervised situations, we felt it was important to give them the tools they needed to protect themselves in the event of an unexpected attack. Every year, thousands of females are abducted and assaulted from schools, bars, homes, and even softball fields. In an effort to develop and raise awareness in our players during their off the field activities, the Knoxville Explosion sought the services of a well-respected, Christian-based training program focused on the importance of protecting the purity of and teaching critical survival skills to our players, mothers, and female siblings.

We would like to thank Michelle and David Kirk for sharing their knowledge with our girls, Christ The Rock Church for providing a great venue, and Kristi Birchfield and Kelley Gardner for coordinating this special event. Great job ladies!

For more information on Pink Diamond Defense, please visit their website at http://www.pinkdiamonddefense.com/

 
Knoxville Explosion Completes January Catching Camp at Thunder Baseball/Softball School PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Great pitchers need great catchers.....continuing it's commitment to the proper development of it's players, the Knoxville Explosion Fast Pitch Softball Organization completed a month-long catching camp on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 with many of it's catchers in the various age groups.  A total of 18 different catchers ranging from 8 to 18 participated in the month long event aimed at teaching all fundamental facets of catching such as framing, blocking, throwing, fielding bunts, etc.  The lead instructor, Kent Matthews worked with each of our catchers during the camp.  We would like to recognize the dedication, hard work and sacrifice by the catchers that attended the camp.  Congratulations to our age group Winners:

- 12 and Under Group MVP, Abby Johnston ('03 Explosion)

- 12 and Under Group Most Improved, Mikayla Heidel ('02 Explosion)

- 18 and Under Group MVP, Marieve Elkins ('99 Explosion)

- 18 and Under Group Most Improved, Mallory Overton ('01 Explosion)

As a small token of appreciation and commitment, Organization Chief, Joe Birchfield, presented each player with a gift card to Brewsters for Ice Cream!  A special shout out goes to Coach Kent Matthews who worked with our players for the entire month!

 
Knoxville Explosion Proudly Thank Our 2015 Team Sponsors! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


 Please visit or call all of our sponsors as they have helped our players focus on their school work and softball skills development without the worry of financial burden.  Thank you sponsors for your investment in our players future!


 Thank You Sponsors for helping our girls become the players they were born to be!

 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 2

You are not logged in.

Weather

Important Numbers

'06 Explosion (8u)

Head Coach Jason Darnell - 865-776-1351jdarnell@crackerbarrel.com

'05 Explosion (10u)

Head Coach Shane - (865) 621-5200 - salvey10@aol.com

'04 Explosion (10u) 

Head Coach BJ - (865) 389-3777  - bj23henderson@gmail.com

Coach Pemberton - mandi3pemberton@gmail.com

'03 Explosion (12u)
Head Coach Scott - (865) 388-9778 -
scottsequipment@hotmail.com

'02 Explosion (12u)

Head Coach Robert - (256) 499-2319 - Robert.downing@hma.com

'01 Explosion (14u)
Head Coach Craig - (865) 306-4236 - webb306@bellsouth.net

Coach Matt - (865) 604-9153 - lafowler123@comcast.net

Coach Jay - (865) 247-2499

'01 Explosion Navy (14u)

Head Coach Tim - (865) 659-6016

Coach Randy - (865) 803-4944 - rbraden@downeyoil.com

'99 Explosion (16u) 
Head Coach Joe - (865) 363-0728 - birchfieldj@earthlink.net

Coach Carl - (865) 388-6898 - carlj151@comcast.net

Coach Jeff - (865) 292-5278 - jsickau@att.net

Coach George - (931) 252-5392 - georgewseagrave@gmail.com

Explosion Select (18u/16u)

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

Coach Randy - (865) 661-2882 - randyhickman40@gmail.com

Coach Ray - (423) 715-5614 - raysimp1@comcast.net

Explosion Twitter Feed

The Knoxville Explosion are Proud Members of The Positive Coaching Alliance

Click here to go directly to the PCA Website

The Knoxville Explosion are Proudly Sponsored by Dicks Sporting Goods


 

 


Banner Slider

Countdown Clock


CountdownClockCodes.com
JavaScript Free Code Flaming Baseball