• Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
  • default style
  • red style
  • blue style
  • orange style
  • green style
Tuesday 28 Sep 2021
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, 2023, 2024, 2025, '08, '09, '11, '11 Prime, 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

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 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

 
2022 Explosion Wins 18u USA Bryan College Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2022 Explosion who won the 18u Division of the USA Bryan College Showcase held at Camp Jordan Park in Chattanooga, TN on 8/29/21! The 2022 Explosion went 4-1 in the tournament beating the Nashville Cruisers 6-0 in the Championship Game. Outstanding work Cruisers and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
Take Advantage of Big Discounts and Custom Batting Experience on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Dicks House of Sports in Knoxville, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   



 
Knoxville Explosion Announces Organization-Wide Tryouts for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


The Knoxville Explosion Organization-wide tryout Announcement for Fall 2021/Spring 2022:

Explosion Select – No Current Openings

2022 Explosion – High School Age Players, Needs are pitchers, catchers and utility players. Tryout information: Friday, August 6 from 6-8 pm at Eaton Ruritan Park, address is 4293 Ruritan Road, Lenoir City, TN. Head coach is Brad Logan, (615) 398-9290

2023 Explosion – ’05 and ’06 Players, Needs are pitcher, catcher and utility player. Tryout information: Tuesday, August 10 from 6-8 pm at Holston Park Field, address is 5900 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville, TN. Head Coach is Keith Gray, (865) 323-7249

2024 Explosion – ’06 Players, Needs are a pitcher and catcher. Tryout information: Sunday, August 15 from 3-5 pm at Eaton Ruritan Park, address is 4293 Ruritan Road, Lenoir City, TN. Head coach is Hannah Bruce, (865) 963-9334

2025 Explosion – Due to injuries, Explosion 2025 is looking to pickup 1-2 players (Utility/C and/or OF) for Fall with potential of permanent placement for 2022. We will be having open practice on Thursday, September 2nd and 9th. For more information please contact Head Coach Amy Dorset at (865) 850-9100 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

’08 Explosion – No Current Openings

’09 Explosion – Needs are 1-2 Utility Players. Private Tryouts can be scheduled with Head Coach Steve Wolfgram, (865) 740-8488

2011 Explosion – 2011 Players, Needs are 1-2 Players, outfielder, catcher or utility. Private Tryouts can be scheduled with Head Coach Cody Banks, (865) 556-6636

2011 Explosion Prime – No Current Openings

2014 Explosion – 2013/2014 Players. Needs are 2-3 Players. Private Tryouts can be scheduled with Head Coach Marshall Brakebill, 748-0000
Come and join our one of a kind program that has netted 23 Tennessee USA, ISA, TSFA and NSA State Championships! Check out what we have to offer at http://www.knoxvilleexplosion.com/index2.php
 
Knoxville Explosion Posts Strong 2021 Spring Record PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


 
2025 Wins 14u ISA A Championship in Cleveland, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2025 Explosion who played into the wee hours of the ISA Kickin Cancer Tournament held in Cleveland, TN on 7/24/21 and won the 14u A division! The field included a total of 15 teams and the 2025 beat Team Easton in the Championship game 3-2! Great job Easton and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'07 Explosion WIns 18u Silver Championship in Knoxville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '07 Explosion who played up and won the 18u Silver division of the USA Mid-Summer Classic Tournament held at Knox County Sports Park in Knoxville on 7/24/21-7/25/21! The '07 Explosion beat Diamond Fastpitch 8-5 in the championship game. Great job Diamond and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
Explosion X Captures 10u USA East Coast National Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 2010 Explosion X who captured the 10u Gold USA East Coast National Championship! Absolutely outstanding job players, parents and coaches! This is the 2nd world series/national championship for the organization for the Spring 2021 season! We are very proud of your efforts!!!!! Enjoy your national championship!

 
The Knoxville Explosion is the Only Organization to not only compete but capture 2 different Age Group Championships in Big Orange Showcase History PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Thank you players, parents, and coaches for making this such a special tournament! WOW!

 
2024 Explosion Plays up an Age Division and Captures 16u USA Big Orange Showcase Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 2024 Knoxville Explosion who played up an age group and ran the table, going 7-0 to capture the 16u Championship of the 2021 Big Orange Showcase held in Knoxville, TN from July 15-18, 2021! The championship game was played at the University of Tennessee Sherri Lee Parker Stadium. Outstanding efforts ladies, we are very proud of your accomplishments!

 
'07 Explosion WIns 14u Championship of USA Big Orange Showcase in Knoxville, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the '07 Knoxville Explosion who went 5-1 to capture the 14u Championship of the 2021 Big Orange Showcase held in Knoxville, TN from July 15-18, 2021! The championship game was held at the University of Tennessee Sherri Lee Parker Stadium. Outstanding efforts ladies, we are very proud of your accomplishments!

 
Knoxville Explosion Welcomes New Team and Coaching Staff to the 2011 Explosion Prime PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   






The Knoxville Explosion is excited to Welcome our newest addition to the Explosion Organization Team Roster, the 2011 Explosion Prime! Formerly the 2011 Meigs County Velocity, our newest edition will be Coached by Tim Meadows (Head Coach), Allen Meadows (Assistant Coach) and Cindy Hampton (Assistant Coach). Our newest coaching staff has multiple years of experience and we are very honored to have them as part of our family! Welcome aboard everyone!

 
'09 Finish a Strong 3rd Place in 12u A Division of ISA World Series in Chattanooga, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


A big shoutout to the '09 Explosion for finishing a strong 3rd place in the 12u A Bracket of the ISA World Series held at the Summit of Softball in Chattanooga, TN from July 9-11, 2021! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2025 Explosion Wins ISA 14u World Series Title in Chattanooga, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 2025 Explosion for Winning the 14u ISA World Series Championship held at the Summit of Softball in Chattanooga from July 9-11, 2021! This is the first world series/national championship title of the 2021 Spring Season for the organization! We are so very proud of your efforts ladies!!! Great job!

 
2014 Explosion Announces Open Tryouts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Attention 2014 Parents! The 2014 Explosion is holding open tryouts for the Summer/Fall 2021 Team! The team is in search of a catcher and utility player. For more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact our Head Coach Marshall Brakebill - (865) 748-0000 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Come and join our ever expanding family! Our organization was found in 2005 and have won over 21 Tennessee State and 9 National/World Series Titles! We utilize state of the art training equipment and have coaches who are NCSI background checked, Positive Coaching Alliance-certified double goal coaches. Come and see what we have to offer at www.knoxvilleexplosion.com
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 14

You are not logged in.

Weather

Coaches Contact Information

2014 Explosion (7u/8u)

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

2024 Explosion (15u)

Head Coach Hannah Bruce - (865) 963-9334 - hannahbruce14@gmail.com

2023 Explosion (16u)

Head Coach Keith Gray - (865) 323-7249 - kgray@utmck.edu

2022 Explosion (High School)

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

Explosion Select (High School)

Head Coach Kelsey Birchfield - (865) 441-1050 - kelseybirchfield@gmail.com

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

Organization Chief

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

Explosion Twitter Feed

Explosion Music Player


PopUp MP3 Player (New Window)

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


The Knoxville Explosion are Proudly Sponsored by Pilot


 

Banner Slider

Countdown Clock


CountdownClockCodes.com
//--> JavaScript Free Code