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Tuesday 09 Feb 2016
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 12 teams (18u/16u Select, '99, '00, '01, '01 Navy, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07 and '08) that have a total of 150 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

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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

Explosion Select Player Hannah Triplett Signs with Columbia State University! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


BOOM! Congratulations to the Explosion Select's very own Hannah Triplett who signed her NLI with Columbia State University! Way to go Hannah we are SO Proud of You!

Explosion Christmas Defensive Skills Camp Is a Huge Success! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


A great big thank you to all of the campers who attended our Explosion Christmas Defensive Skills Camp on December 21 and 22, 2015! We had 57 players attend and we had a blast working with each of them to improve their on the field defensive skills! Also a big shoutout to our various Age Group Most Valuable Campers!!! Thank you so much everyone and have a very Merry Christmas!

01 Explosion Navy Aids Salvation Army on Saturday December 19! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Boom! Great job by the 01 Explosion Navy who gave up their Saturday, December 19 to ring the bell for the Salvation Army. Raising more than money, the 01 Explosion Navy raised spirits of the folks at the Food City in Fountain City, TN! Great job guys, we are very proud of being someone's miracle!

Explosion Select Player Madison Owens Signs with Bryan College PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to Madison Owens, who plays for the Explosion Select! Today, she signed her official commitment papers to play for Bryan College! We are very grateful for the years of faithful service and continued development that this young lady has endured. We are very proud of you Madison! Great job kid!

'08 Explosion Teams up with '04 Explosion to Feed Knoxville's Homeless PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Way to go '08 Explosion, who lended a big helping hand to team up with the '04 Explosion to feed the Homelss on Saturday, December 12, 2015! Great job guys, "The Miracle" lives here at the Knoxville Explosion!

00 Explosion Aids KARM and U.S. Military PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Way to go 00 Explosion, who spent their weekend collecting scarves, gloves and tobbagans for Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries (KARM)! They also signed cards for our military, we are super proud of you guys, way to be "The Miracle" this holiday season!

02 Knoxville Explosion is the Miracle at East Tennessee Children on 12-12-15! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Way to go 02 Knoxville Explosion! These young ladies spent their Saturday afternoon on 12-12-15 packaging and delivering gifts to sick children at East Tennessee Children's Hospital! Way to go guys and be someone's miracle!

04 Explosion are Knoxville's Homeless Miracle on 12-12-15! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Way to go 04 Knoxville Explosion! Our young ones spent their Saturday caring for Knoxville's homeless......Outstanding job guys, way to be someone's miracle! God bless each and every one of you!

05 Explosion Aides the Knoxville Emerald Youth Foundation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   



Boom! A big shoutout to the 05 Explosion who are aiding the Emerald Youth Foundation of Knoxville! Great job guys and we are very proud of your community help efforts!

Explosion Select Player Payton Kneier Signs with Bryan College PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to Explosion Select Player Payton Kneier who signed with Bryan College, located in Dayton Tennessee on Tuesday December 8, 2015 at Knoxville Catholic High School! We are so proud of you Payton! Way to go girl!

Explosion Select and 99 Explosion Enjoy Christmas Spirit at the Annual Christmas Gathering PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

On Sunday, December 7, the Knoxville Explosion Select and 99 Exploion held their annual Christmas Party.  A great time was had by all as the players received custom baseball shirts, sweat pants, custom logo softballs and gift certificates.  We are truly blessed to have some of the best families in Tennessee as part of our organization and we look forward to an exciting Spring 2016 Season!  God Bless the entire Knoxville Softball Community, Coaches, Players, Parents and Umpires, may your 2016 be very merry!

Explosion Select, 99 Explosion and 07 Explosion Team up to Aid Mission of Hope PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! A big shoutout to the Explosion Select and 99 Explosion who spent their Saturday, December 5 helping out the Mission of Hope and some great children of Appalachia! Both teams rallied to make a sizable donation of toys, personal care items, clothing and food to make sure that a lot of children will have a prosperous Christmas. I am so proud of your selflessness guys, thank you so much for helping the needy, way to be someone's Miracle!

01 Explosion Lends a Helping Hand to Angelic Ministries of Knoxville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! A great big shoutout to the 01 Explosion who helped out Angelic Ministries this past weekend! Way to go guys, I am so proud of you and your selflessness. Way to be the miracle!

06 Explosion is "The Miracle" for some Blount County Needy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


BOOM! Thank you '06 Explosion for helping Blount County's needy.  On Saturday, November 28, the 06 Explosion made a major donation and helped pack Christmas Care Packages for Middlesettlement United Methodist Church in their mission to aid Blount County this Christmas season.You guys are the best, AWESOME JOB GUYS!

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Important Numbers

'08 Explosion (7u and 8u)

Head Coach Chad Sheridan - (615) 390-3027 - csheridan34@yahoo.com

'07 Explosion (8u)

Head Coach Scott Barnes- 865-387-3264sbarnes1100@gmail.com

'06 Explosion (9u)

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

'05 Explosion (10u)

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

'04 Explosion (11u) 

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

Coach Pemberton - mandi3pemberton@gmail.com

'03 Explosion (12u)
Head Coach Scott - (865) 388-9778 -

'02 Explosion (13u)

Head Coach Harold - (865) 228-8082 - tn02softball@gmail.com

'01 Explosion (16u/14u)
Head Coach Darren - (865) 388-1401 - dcardwell4@gmail.com

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

Coach Jay - (865) 247-2499

'01 Explosion Navy (14u)

Head Coach Tim - (865) 659-6016 - tim@hotzlaw.com

'00 Explosion (15u)

Head Coach David - (865) 803-5807 - lilshoe@charter.net

'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 David - (828) 230-7778 - cplumbing5@gmail.com

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