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Wednesday, July 22
NORTHWEST EXPLOSION FASTPITCH SOFTBALL

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Welcome to the website of the Northwest Explosion fastpitch softball organization
A member of Northwest Youth Athletic Association, Bethlehem, Pa

 

 

 

 

 

THE LEHIGH VALLEYS LARGEST FAST PITCH

ORGANIZATION WITH TEAMS FROM 10U-23U

       "NOW WITH 11 TEAMS FOR 2016"






The Explosion Softball Program is dedicated to the young ladies of the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas for our Lehigh Valley League Teams, and Traveling Tournament Teams. Our Coaching Staff's mission, is to take talented young ladies who are eager to learn, and give them the tools necessary to compete at the High School and College levels. We instill good values and character, all while teaching life lessons they will need to succeed in their future as an adult. 

 

     TRY OUT DATES FOR NEXT SEASON

   The Explosion Softball Program will hold our try outs (evaluations) for next seasons teams on the following dates and times. Private try out sessions are also available, by contacting a coach at the age bracket you are interested in. Each player will receive a Explosion try-out T-Shirt, which is theirs to keep when the try out is done. Save time at check in, by filling out the form ahead of time found in the handout section on the left side of this home page.

     Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time, to warm up, fill out forms and check in.Try outs are held at our complex, address is  1500 Kaywin Ave. Bethlehem Pa 18018

 

AUGUST  

            1ST       1-3PM 10U

 

                             3-5PM 12U

 

                             5-7PM  14U

 

                     2ND       3-5PM  18U

 

              8TH     5-7PM 14U

 

              9TH       11AM-1PM  10U

 

                            1-3PM  18U

 

                            3-5PM   12U

 

                            5-7PM   16U

 

           15TH     1-3PM   16U

 

                           3-5PM  18U

 

   Why Choose The Explosion? 

The Explosion program offers a Organization with teams from 10U-23U, a place to call home. 

A program that has been in the Lehigh  Valley for many years, and has withstood the test of time.

Quality Coaches that teach the proper game, and treat you like family.

A great on sight complex complete with a heated indoor practice facility

  Our 18U Staff promotes it's players to College Staffs, and has proven to help get them into quality college programs.

 A program that gives you the parents great value for your hard earned dollar.

                 For more information on our programs, contact Jim Koehler 

                           484-256-5697   nyaapa@aol.com  

 

 
 

  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TEAMS

ON THEIR SUCCESS THIS SEASON

FEB 28           12U KOEHLER--2ND PLACE  USSSA BLIZZARD BLAST

MARCH 22    16U BARBERA--2ND PLACE  USSSA ST PATTY'S DAY SPECTACULAR

MAY 16-17    12U ORTWEIN--CHAMPIONS USSSA EXPLOSION IN THE CHRISTMAS CITY

MAY 23-25   14U ZIGMUND--CHAMPIONS USSSA MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC

                            18U APPLEMAN--CHAMPIONS PONY MEMORIAL DAY MADNESS

           30-31   18U APPLEMAN--CHAMPIONS SELLERSVILLE BELLES COLLEGE SHOWCASE

JUNE 13-14  12U ORTWEIN-- CHAMPIONS USSSA JUNE HUSTLE

                             18U GOLD-WILMOTT-- CHAMPIONS USSSA JUNE HUSTLE

JUNE 19-21  18U GOLD-WILMOTT--3RD PLACE USSSA BLAST AT THE BEACH

JULY 19-20   18U GOLD-WILMOTT-- 2ND PLACE ASA REGIONAL WARRIORS

                              12U-KOEHLER -- 2ND PLACE NSA SUMMER SIZZLER

 
 
  EXPLOSION PLAYER MAKES USSSA ELITE SELECT TEAM
 
Congratulations Sarah Harvat of Explosion 12U-Ortwein for making the USSSA Elite Select 11U team. Sarah was picked to represent the Northeast, and will compete as a catcher at the USSSA Elite select games in Kissimmee Florida July 13-16. Press realease copy in handout section on left.
 

 
 
     DIVE FOR FIVE CAMPAIGN
 
The Explosion Softball program, initiated a Dive for Five campaign,in memory of Robyn Cecchini, who lost a courageous battle with breast cancer.This campaign, donates $5 each time an Explosion player dives to make a great defensive play. Not only does this program promote aggresive defensive play, it helps support St. Lukes Hospice house.
At the bottom of this web page is a picture of this years donation to St. Lukes Hospice House. Thank you Coaches and Players for supporting this cause, and the memory of one of our beloved Explosion Family members.
 

 

         

 

                    ******  2016 STAFF ***** 

10U-- ROSS GRIFFITH   GRIFF23@RCN.COM   

12U KOEHLER -- JIM KOEHLER    NYAAPA@AOL.COM 

 TEAM WEB PAGE-  http://www.eteamz.com/nwexplosion12ukoehler/index.cfm?subsite=6480275

12U KASSIS --TIM KASSIS         KASSIST@ALLENTOWNSD.ORG

14U CABRERA-- JILLLIAN CABRERA     JILLIANWILMOTT13@GMAIL.COM

14U PIRIPAVEL-- MATT PIRIPAVEL   MPIRIPAVEL@RCN.COM 

16U-- MIKE BARBERA   MIIKEB12@AOL.COM

16U ZIGMUND-- TODD ZIGMUND    ZIGGYPS625@AOL.COM

18U ELITE-- RICK WILMOTT    FASTPITCHER1@AOL.COM

18U LAZICKY-- DENNIS LAZICKY  DENNIS.LAZICKY@BRICKMANGROUP.COM

18UAPPLEMAN-- JEFF APPLEMAN    APPLEMANJ@DNB.COM

23U-- BRIAN IASIELLO      IASIELLO6666@GMAIL.COM 

DIRECTOR- JIM KOEHLER 484-256-5697  NYAAPA@AOL.COM  

PITCHING INSTRUCTOR- JILLIAN CABRERA 

HITTING INSTRUCTORS- BOB ANDREWS, CHAD WAELCHLI

CATCHING INSTRUCTOR- CHAD WAELCHLI 

 

 

         STAFF MEETING SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER   9   8PM

OCTOBER     14  7PM

NOVEMBER   11  7PM

DECEMBER    9      7PM

2015 

JANUARY    13     7PM

FEBRUARY   10     8PM    "NEW TIME"

MARCH       10     8PM  ***RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY MARCH 17TH 8PM*** 

APRIL        14     8PM

MAY          12     8PM

JUNE          9     8PM  "DIVE FOR 5 DONATION TO ST.LUKES HOSPICE"

JULY         21     8PM

 

                                               FIELD SCHEDULES

Schedules for the 3 skinned fields are available in the events section at the left on this home page. Please check the schedule 1st for open dates and times before requesting practice or game times. Contact Jim Koehler by email or text  484-256-5697 nyaapa@aol.com  

 

Field #1 is upper 

Fied #2 is lower middle

Field #3 is lower corner

 

                                   NYAA BATTING CAGES

NYAA Coaches looking for batting cage time should check the NYAA batting cage schedule online at  https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=iop2flui1qu2iajepgec3e93to@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York&gsessionid=OK

 

 Complex Directions:

  
Mapquest, or GPS address is: 1500 Kaywin Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18018 
From the South:
Take Route 378 North to the Eighth Ave North exit in Bethlehem. Take Eight Avenue North to the third light (including exit). To Eaton Ave. Make Left onto Eaton Ave. Take Eaton Ave to the 4th street on your right. (Kaywin Ave) Make a right onto Kaywin and Valley RD. Make a left onto Valley and go through the gate. 
From the East or West:
(West)Take Route 22 East to Route 378 South. (East) Take Route 22 West to Route 378 South. Get off at the first exit (Schoenersville Road). At the light at the exit, make a left, this is actually Catasauqua Rd. Go back over Route 378, past a fire station and school to the first right you can make. (Kaywin Ave). Turn right onto Kaywin and go to the second stop sign. Turn right at stop sign (Valley Rd), and go throught the gate.   
From the North: 
Take Rout 33 South to Route 22. Take Route 22 West to Route 378 South. Get off at the first exit (Schoenersville Road). At the light at the exit, make a left, this is actually Catasauqua Rd. Go back over Route 378, past a fire station and school to the first right you can make. (Kaywin Ave). Turn right onto Kaywin and go to the second stop sign. Turn right at stop sign (Valley Rd), and go throught the gate.   
 
 
 
                  2015 Explosion Hosted Events 
 
May            16-17 10-12U    USSSA Explosion in the Christmas City
 
June            13-14  14U    Fun in The Sun  USSSA
 
July              4-5  14U Firecracker NSA
                     18-19  18U Battle At The Stacks USSSA
 
September  26-27 COLLEGE SHOWCASE
 
October     3-4   7th Annual Fall Fastpitch Final’e   12-14U  USSSA

            24-25  Angel Of The Diamond #5  18U USSSA

 

 
 

                                       

 

           



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Dive For Five program donation in memory of Robyn Cecchini