Xplosion welcomes athletes who are committed to learning the skills of advanced softball in preparation for success in high school competition and in college recruitment. The program streves to create an atmosphere to develop the character and drive for each athlete to succeed as an individual while supporting the success of a team.
SYA Xplosion Fastpitch 2020 to 2021 teams
Coach Donnie Dutton who is also the Centreville High School varsity coach leads our Varsity team. Coach Dutton has a team manager and two additional professional assistant coaches who are part of his leadership team. There is no parent coaching on this team and is coached only by professional coaches. This team is comprised of athletes who have already played on their high school team and are preparing for college recruitment. Coach Donnie's team competes in regional showcase events during the summer and fall, and offers winter training in preparation for high school tryouts.
Our team is led by two female head coaches: a Division 1 college athlete and returning Xplosion and Varsity High School coach. Coach Amelia Ely, GMU short stop, leads this team. Jessica Darst who is the former Falls Church High School varsity coach, and Kristin Lundquist who is the former UMW second basemen assist. This team is lead by professional coaches and there are no parent coaches on this team. The team competes in local events during the summer and fall, and offers winter training in preparation for high school tryouts. This team is comprised of HS athletes who have already played on their high school team or are very strong athletes and will try out for their HS team in the spring. The team also benefits from a HS varsity pitching coach, a strength trainer, and an agility trainer as part of our off-season professional training team.
Coach Emelio Perez is our 14u coach. Coach has 20 years of experience playing, coaching and training athletes. He has coached softball at the recreation, all-star, select and travel team levels. Coach Perez has supported by a group of fantastic assistant coaches, that have been Head High School and Travel Softball Coaches.
Coach Wyatt is our 12u coach. Coach Wyatt and his assistant coaches promote training and development of our athletes with the goal to teach each athlete the fundamentals of competitive softball so each athlete's transition to middle-school 14u is seamless. Coach Wyatt has two fellow parent-coaches who have worked with him for three years and are well equipped to support the development of each athlete.
SYA Little League recreational all-star teams transition into a summer and fall tournament team offering a full-year softball-development experience. Sign up for this hybrid spring experience that will lead to great things over the summer and fall!