ExplosionFastpitch: Welcome

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============= Home of the 2010 Fall 13U Season & Tournament Champions ==============

Welcome to our Explosion Fastpitch Softball Website.

Come here for everything Fastpitch in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Use the links on the left to find local recreational fastpitch leagues, travel teams and batting cage reviews.  This website started as a team website, but has quickly become the place to go for local Fastpitch information.

League Champions AGAIN!

Explosions 12U Spring 2011 Red Raider Rec Tournament Champions!

 The Explosion team has been playing recreational fastpitch softball for over 8 seasons now.  We started at the 10U level and are now at the 12U level.  Most of the players have been with the team since the beginning, and when we have openings on our team our rec league places provides us new players, who later learn the skills of softball and the fun of sportsmanship and teammates.  Our players have also learned to handle game loses as well as how to win championships with class and style, never forgetting about their love of the game.

I teach the Double-Goal Coaching method with my team, by redefining "winner" through a focus on mastery, rather than a scoreboard orientation.  I do this by mixing several specific, truthful praises for every specific constructive correction.  Our players are full of fun, energetic, positive players that feed off each other at every practice and every game. 

My players learn to honor the game by ROOTS; Respect of Rules, Officials, Opponents, Teammates and Self.

Champions aren't made in the gyms.  Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision. --Muhammad Ali  

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Wednesday, November 10
Winter Workout Program - Red Raiders & Striders Fastpitch Academy - 3 months for $175

Red Raider Softball

Winter Workout Program


We have GREAT NEWS!  We asked our members how we could make our already awesome Winter Workout Program even better.  You told us and we listened.  This we partnered with Striders Fastpitch Acadeny in Rockville to be our training partner.  We've improved our training, our schedule and our focus on your daughter's development.

 Our Winter Workout Program is a full 3-month package that emphasizes development of all aspects of fastpitch softball hitting, fielding & throwing, as well as game stratey, rules discussion and more!

The program has a tiered schedule, broken down into 3 age groups (elementary, middle & high school) all practcicing on different nights.  This is a great program for everyone, beginner to advanced, as well as a great warmup to get ready for upcoming school tryouts.  The program is almost full, please hurry to register.

Date: December 2010 through Feb 2011

When: High Schoolers - Wednesdays 6-8pm, Middle schoolers - Mondays 7-9pm and Elementary Schoolers - Fridays 7-9pm.

Location: 12 Derwood Circle, Rockville, Md

Cost: $175

 Coach Bob

Friday, February 25
2011 Nike Softball Summer Camps

Staffed by College coaches and college players

Daily instruction and supervised scrimmages

Safe, healthy and FUN learning environment

Nike t-shirt, camp prizes and 8:1 ratio

Closest camp is at Gettysburg College, PA

June 19th - June 23rd, overnight for $485, Ages 10-18

Monday, March 28
Spring 2011 Rec Season Schedule Posted

Its time for Spring Rec Fastpitch.  The Red Raiders have released our rec schedule, and we have 10 games, no double-headers (darn).  Our 1st game is this Saturday on Red Raider Opening Day, we will be facing the Fall 2010 10U Champion Eggs & Bacon team.  This will be an extra exciting game because several of Maria and Whitney's 12U travel teammates are on the Eggs & Bacon, so this should create some extra excitement.

Friday, September 24
Explosion wins their 1st 13U division championship

Explosion takes the 2010 Fall 13U League & Tournament CHAMPIONSHIP

Oct 24th - Explosion won the GAC 13U end of season league tournament in the bottom of 4th inning with a game winning triple by Katherine scoring the winning run, Kasey. We ended our season with a record of 9-1, only losing the 1st game of the season. Great job girls, a giant team effort. Although our team had 4 new players, 3 of which had never played softball previously, the team bonded quickly and never said anything negative to each other, they are all taught positive reinforcement. The girls bonded by puffy painting their helments (i.e. "Do it for Jimmy"), sleepovers, hanging out, Ledos, Barney bop for candy bars, and summer indoor hitting clinics. These girls worked hard, played hard, showed great sportsmanship, and earned the right to be called Championships, and are even more proud to be called Explosion Players.

Coach Bob

Friday, August 13
Red Raiders Tryouts

Red Raider Softball will be holding U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18 tryouts, 5-8pm 8/17 & 8/24 at Magruder High School.  For more information call 301-515-3385 or visit www.redraidersoftball.com

Tuesday, October 26
Please take a few minutes and complete the new 2010 End of Fall Season Survey.

Please take a few minutes to complete the end of season survey so that we can continue to improve our team, ...

Wednesday, November 17
Softball Winter Break 2-Day Camp with Professionals

Striders Fastpitch Academy is hosting its 1st Winter Holiday Baseball and Softball ...

Saturday, January 22

** Coach Bob Recommended **

Jennie Finch and Natasha Watley will be there

Saturday, January 22 - takes place at the spectacular Mohegan Sun Convention Center and features another blockbuster presenter line-up, including: Softball Superstar Jennie Finch; USA Softball Star and World Champion Natasha Watley; NFCA Hall of Famer and Legendary UCLA Softball Coach Sue Enquist; Team USA Star Pitcher Monica Abbott; Planet FastPitch Founder and Pitching Expert Denise Davis; and University of Kentucky Softball Head Coach Rachel Lawson among others.

 The only problem with this fantastic coaches convention, is that it is 8 hours away from Germantown, Md and it falls on the same day as the Cherry Hill NJ "Be the Best You Can Be" clinic.


What: World Softball Coaches Convention

Where: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT 06382

When: Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 8am-5:15pm

How Much: $105 for Coaches & $65 for Players (9-18)

Phone: 877-664-3426 

Thursday, January 20
Coaches Clinic - Be The Best You Can Be

** Coach Bob Recommended **

 Located at the Crown Plaza in Cherry Hill, NJ, but rooms are sold out, so stay somewhere nearby

This event is suppose to have a huge vendor area with lots of product demos and items to purchase

That is the centerpiece of this year’s “Be the Best You Are’’ Softball Clinic. Ralph Weekly has put together a staff of experts who have not only enjoyed success on the field, but have built their reputations as teachers. They will explain how they go about that task during the three days of non-stop learning sessions. Kelly Inouye-Perez of UCLA won a national title this year as the Bruins dynasty continued to build while Carol Hutchins continues to make Michigan among the best teams east of the Mississippi. They will tell how they do it. Mike White of Oregon brought his team to the edge of greatness in his first year. The former pitching great teams up with Ken Eriksen, a legendary catcher and clinician, to explain the special relationship between the two positions. Karen Weekly joins Ralph with insights into how to attack the opposition with your offense.

What: Softball Coaches Clinic

Where: Crown Plaza, Cherry Hill, NJ

When: Thursday, January 20th, 2011 (6pm) - Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 (11:50am)

How Much: $110 for Coaches & $75 for Players

Friday, August 13
Olney Cougars Fastpitch Tryouts

Olney Cougars will hold tryouts at OBGC Park for:

U10 on 8/11 at 6pm, 8/14 at 9am & 8/21 9am

U12 & U14 on 8/18 6pm, 8/14 9am & 8/21 9am

U16 & U18 on 8/11 6pm and 8/21 6pm

For more information, visit www.olneyfastpitch.com or email softball@obgc.com

Friday, August 13
Champions Fastpitch Tryouts

The Champions girls U10, U12 and U14 fastpitch travel teams and U16 and U18 college showcase travel teams will hold tryouts 2pm 8/15 and 6pm 8/17 & 8/19 at Seneca Valley High School.  For more information visit www.championsfastpitch.com or www.clarksburgsoftball.com.

Interested in joining a 10U select team?

Monday, February 14
Local League for Travel, All-star & Rec Teams

The CML (Central Maryland League) is a league mostly used for travel team to get more games in.  The games are played within Maryland, generally around the Montgomery, Frederick, Carroll, Howard county area.  The entrance fee is $200, and you have good control on when and where you play.  You are required to play 5 events (single or double-header games) to qualify for the end of season tournament in July.

MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Results (Girl Only Division)

*********** Coach Bob beats Leukemia ****************

Join Coach Bob's Relay for Life Team - Tailgate 4 Life

Monday, August 23
How to strike out 3 players with one pitch by Bugs Bunny

A few of the girls mentioned they had never heard of or seen Bugs Bunny, so we thought we would help fix this problem.