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Monday, March 17
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




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. 

       

 

 

 

        

 

2014 SPRING LEHIGH VALLEY

LEAGUE SOFTBALL

 

The Explosion will be entering teams this spring in the LV Softball League. League starts in May, and ends the end of June. Playoffs are in July . For ages 10U, 12U, 14U, 16-19U. League plays 2 games per week, Monday - Thursday. A great opportunity to play teams from around the Lehigh Valley. Fee is $100 for NYAA members, and $150 for non members. A registration form can be found in the handout section on the left of this home page. For more information contact Jim Koehler  484-256-5697  nyaapa@aol.com 

 

 

 

                       DIVE FOR FIVE

           A campaign to help make our ladies more aggressive on defense, and help support research for breast Cancer at the same time. This program is spearheaded by Ross Wilson, Brian Iasiello, and the 18U Black team. Each time their players dive for a ball, the Coaches and Sponsors kick in $5, which combined with tee shirt sales will be donated to the Cancer Society in Memory of Explosion family member Robyn Cecchini at the end of the season. If your team is interested in joining in, with t-shirt sales, or sponsorship, please contact Ross Wilson for more details.  rosswilson@gmail.com    610-393-3665  

 

    
                                
            
                                                                                                                          

**** 2014 TOURNAMENT TEAM STAFF ****

 10U COACH--------------Jim Koehler nyaapa@aol.com  484-256-5697 

 TEAM WEBSITE: http://www.eteamz.com/northwestexplosion10usoftball/index.cfm?subsite=6164147

 12U BLACK COACH--------Jillian Cabrera  jillianwilmott13@gmail.com   610-392-9108

 12U RED COACH----------Todd Zigmund  ziggyps625@aol.com  484-515-7282

 14U COACH------------- Jim Smith   j.smith@rcn.com    610-428-2622

 16U COACH--------------Jeff Appleman    ApplemanJ@DNB.com   484-547-1663

18U---------------------Rick Wilmott  fastpitcher1@aol.com  484-239-8730

18U RED---------------- Dennis Lazicky  dennis.lazicky@brickmangroup.com  484-213-2941  

23U---------------------Brian Iasiello   brianiasiello@rcn.com    484-357-8678

EXPLOSION DIRECTOR-- Jim Koehler nyaapa@aol.com  484-256-5697

EXECUTIVE BOARD----- Heather Kreiger

                                             Bill Cecchini

                                             John Keet

PITCHING INSTRUCTOR-Jillian Cabrera

HITTING INSTRUCTOR-Bob Andrews

PLAYER AGENT--------Jim Koehler

NYAA FIELD SCHEDULES NOW POSTED IN THE CALENDAR SECTION ON THE LEFT OF THIS HOME PAGE

                      

 

             
                                        2014 HOSTED TOURNAMENTS
 
MAY-        3-4      EXPLODE INTO SPRING 12U-C USSSA
JUNE-       7-8      EXPLOSION IN THE CHRISTMAS CITY 16U USSSA
                          21-22  10U-B USSSA STATES
JULY-       19-20   BATTLE AT THE STACKS 18U-B USSSA
OCTOBER- 4-5     EXPLOSION FASTPITCH FINALE 12U-14U ASA  
                           11-12  EXPLOSION FALL COLLEGE SHOWCASE
                         25-26  EXPLOSION ANGEL OF THE DIAMOND 18U USSSA
                             
                                   
                                               2014 MEETING SCHEDULE 
 
JANUARY     7       STAFF MEETING 7:30
FEBRUARY    19      LVL MEETING 7:30
                     25      STAFF MEETING 7:30
MARCH         19      LVL MEETING 7:30
                     25     STAFF MEETING 8PM 
APRIL                    STAFF MEETING 8:00
                     16      LVL MEETING 8:30
                    
MAY              21     LVL MEETNG  8:30
JUNE                    STAFF MEETING 8:30
                      18    LVL MEETING 8:30
JULY                     STAFF MEETING (ELECTION OF 10U-12U TOURNAMENT COACHES)
                      16    LVL MEETING 8:30
AUGUST               STAFF MEETING 8:30  (ELECTION OF 14U,16U,18U TOURNAMENT COACHES)
                      20   LVL MEETING 7:30 (FALL BALL)
SEPTEMBER        STAFF MEETING 8:30PM
OCTOBER             STAFF MEETING 7:30PM
NOVEMBER          STAFF MEETING 7:30PM
DECEMBER           STAFF MEETING 7:30PM
 
                    
                                         
  
                                             BATTING CAGE SCHEDULE 
                                          Link to batting cage schedule
                                            NYAA FIELD SCHEDULE
The field schedule for fields #1,2,3 is located on the calendar section on the left on this home page
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.