After a highly successful Fall season, Explosion - Hilliard 2021 is looking to expand our roster in preparation for the PGF / Showcase run in spring. Our team has a PGF Platinum berth in hand, will pursue Premier berth in Vegas & So Cal.
We are looking to add 3-4 athletes, the following are areas of need:
1) Pitcher - Our current staff consists of two pitchers and one emergency pitcher. We will cap our roster with three full-time pitchers who will all see time in our upcoming showcases (details below).
2) Lead off / lefty slapper
3) Big bat
4) Utility player with speed to change the game on the base path.
The open workout is Sunday, May 5th from 2pm - 5pm. The location is Shapell Park - 5510 Vista Del Mar Yorba Linda, CA 92886. Please RSVP to the following to secure your spot:
Manager - Chuck Hilliard (714) 336-0461 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Coach - Jared Paul (714) 474-4505 / email@example.com
Thank you for considering Explosion - Hilliard. We understand selecting a softball family is an important decision. If you have any questions, please give us a call. All inquiries will remain confidential. Private workouts are available upon request.
Formed in 2018, Explosion - Hilliard is based out of the Placentia/Yorba Linda area. Our program consists of two teams, 2021 (16U) and 2023 (14U). The 2021 in a new team with an exceptional coaching staff and strong core coming from Ohana Tigers Helms, Batbusters, So Cal Athletics, and Lakewood Hustlers. The 2023 team was brought over from Courage 2023 – Hilliard which finished top 13 in PGF Premier this season.
We are primarily looking for 2021 players but will consider exceptional 2020 athletes. Prospective players should excel in the classroom and be committed to the college recruitment process. All players will receive a paid recruiting profile from http://www.sportsrecruits.com. In addition, Explosion founder Bret Denino, has stepped away from managing his 18U gold team this season to lead the recruiting efforts for Explosion.
Our practice structure will consist of Saturday field practice in Yorba Linda, Sunday friendlies when not in a Showcase or Tournament, and mid-week hitting at our private, indoor facility.
Our goal for the 2018-19 season is to develop players to ensure they are ready to shine when the 2021’s are able to commit in September 2019. This season we will focus on the local Showcase opportunities to keep travel costs at a minimum. Below are a few events we are committed to for the Spring:
• Friendlies - we will only attend top level friendlies
• PGF - Vegas Qualifier (5/31 - 6/2)
• TCS – Zoom Into June Showcase (June 7-9)
• PGF – So Cal Qualifier (June 14-16)
• PGF - Summer Showcase (July 5-7)
• TCS – Best of the West Showcase (July 13-14)
• PGF – Nationals (July 19-26) Platinum organization berth in hand, pursuing Premier berth
• TCS - Showcase by the Sea (Aug 2-4)
Tryouts for 16u players.