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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. 

       

 

The Explosion Staff would like to thank those who came to evaluations. We have grown yet again, now with 10 teams for the 2015 season. 

 

 

*****There are still a few select spots open on the 16U Team. Please contact Mike Barbera at  miikeb12@aol.com 

 

 

 

****** 2014-2015 TRY OUT DATES ******

 

PLEASE COME TO TRY OUTS EARLY TO WARM UP, AND FILL OUT A PLAYER EVALUATION FORM.

YOU CAN SAVE TIME BY FILLING IT OUT IN ADVANCE  IN OUR HANDOUT SECTION AND

                                                         BRINGING IT ALONG. 

AUGUST 2ND      1-3PM      10U

                                      3-5PM     12U

                            5-7PM     14U 

 

AUGUST 9TH       3-5PM     16U

                           

AUGUST 10TH   11AM-1PM   14U  THIS IS A CHANGE FROM 8/9   5-7PM

                              1-3PM       18U

                                     3-5PM      12U

                             5-7PM      10U 

AUGUST 16TH   1-3PM       16U

                           3-5PM      18U 

 

All try-outs are held at our complex at 1500 Kaywin Rd, Bethlehem Pa 18018.

                                                       http://mapq.st/iatC7Y

 

             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 out programs, contact Jim Koehler at 484-256-5697   nyaapa@aol.com  

 

 

 

 

 

  12U EXPLOSION BLACK

USSSA WORLD SERIES

     RUNNER UP

Congratulations to Our 12U Explosion Black ladies and Staff on their 2nd place finish 

                        at the USSSA World Series in Maryland 

               PLEASE SEE TEAM PICTURE AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

                                             ******  2015 STAFF ***** 

10U-- TIM KASSIS              KASSIST@ALLENTOWNSD.ORG

12UORTWEIN--JON ORTWEIN    JORTWEIN@BETH.K12.PA.US 

12UKOEHLER -- JIM KOEHLER        NYAAPA@AOL.COM 

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

14U ZIGMUND-- TODD ZIGMUND    ZIGGYPS625@AOL.COM

16U-- MIKE BARBERA   MIIKEB12@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 

 

                                   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.   
 
 
2014 TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 
10U KOEHLER-  2ND PLACE- SEASON CELEBRATION
            3RD PLACE - SAINT PATTY'S DOME, MILLENIUM FATHERS DAY, USSSA STATES
 
12U CABRERA - 2ND PLACE- USSSA WORLD SERIES, EXPLODE INTO SPRING,
     3RD PLACE- MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC, MAY MADNESS, USSSA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
 
12U ZIGMUND-  3RD PLACE- EXPLODE INTO SPRING, JUNE JAMBOREE
 
14U SMITH-  1ST PLACE NSA 4TH OF JULY CLASSIC
 
 16U APPLEMAN- 1ST PLACE- MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC
                           2ND PLACE- CUPIDS CLASSIC
                           3RD PLACE- LINE DRIVE CHALLENGE, PONY RAMPAGE OPEN, PONY EDISON ANGELS SHOOTOUT
 
18U PINNACLE- RICK WILMOTT- 2ND PLACE USSSA-A STATES
 
18U LAZICKY- 2ND PLACE- FINCHES ACES, ANGEL OF THE DIAMOND #5
                                       

 

           



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12U BLACK FINISHES 2ND USSSA WORLD SERIES