Saturday, July 1, 2017


Firebirds' Tryouts have concluded. If you are still interested in becoming a Firebird, please reach out the our coaches to inquire about opportunities. 

2017-2018 Firebirds Teams Being Formed

The Firebirds will field six teams this season. 
10U – Coach:  Pappy Palazzo 
Firebirds 10u is a new team comprised of ‘08 & ‘07 birth years. Up and coming ‘09s are also encouraged to tryout.  Players who want to learn the game and be a part of a great organization should come be a part of the Firebirds.

12U-2006 - Coach:  Mike Abromavage   
Firebirds ‘06 are aging up to the 12U A Level.  After nine open tournament wins in 2016/17 the team will be building on its 10u success.  The team is looking for 2-3 high level players. Team is looking for a pitcher, catcher & outfield.

12U - Coach: Tom Meyer  
The Firebirds are forming a new 12U team this fall and will compete at the B/C level.  Team is primarily looking for ’06 birth year players, but will consider ‘05 and ‘07.  Looking for motivated young ladies of above-average, athletic ability who are willing to learn the game of fastpitch softball.  Team will play USSSA tournaments and FYFA doubleheaders. 

14U - Coach: Dennis Knapp   
Firebirds 04 are aging up to the 14U A Level.  Team has 2-3 roster openings, with all spots being competed.  2004 birth years preferred though 2003 is eligible.  Looking for experienced pitcher 50+mph, experienced speedy outfielder, utility player with big bat, or experienced slapper.

16U-'02 - Coach: Tom Meyer
This 16U A team is intended for advanced players who want to play in college. The team will play high-level tournaments combined with college showcases. Looking for players with previous A level experience.

16U-‘01 – Coach: Mark Pilch   
16U Firebirds Pilch team will play local 16U B tournaments.  The competitive team has 2-3 roster openings.  Pitchers, middle infielders and solid hitters are highest priority.

Teams practice twice a week in the Annandale/Springfield area and train during winter and rainy days at our 3,000 sq. ft. indoor training facility in Lorton, VA.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


The Firebirds are excited to announce our new year round training facility located in Lorton, VA. The 10,000 sq. ft facility has 2 batting cages, multiple batting stations, an open fielding area, & a weight and fitness area. The facility allows are players to work during all seasons and weather. Come check out the new Firbirds' Nest!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

10u Firebirds selected to USA Elite Select Team
Congratulations to our Firebirds!

Nora Abromavage - Direct Select - Middle Infielder 10u
Sophia Taliaferro - Catcher 10u
Olivia Capra - Outfield 10u
Charleigh Schuettler - Catcher 9u 

See selection show:
Firebirds have entered some tough tournaments this season challenging themselves to play against the very best! We've had some great results.

 USSSA VA States
10u - Champions

PA Memorial Day Madness 
10u - 3rd Place
8 games in 3 days
26 teams from 6 different states

USSSA Swing into Spring-Michigan
10u - 3rd Place
Invite only tourney against top teams from 

 ASA/USA Cystic Fibrosis
12u - 3rd place  

Pony NJ -Welcome to our Nightmare
10u - Champions

USSSA Angels For Autism  
14u - Runner Up -Open 

Second Generation Firebirds Coach

Cara Yates, long time '97 Firebirds Player and daughter of '97 Firebirds Head Coach Randy Yates, is now an assistant coach for the 2017 14U Firebirds while home for the summer from Virginia Tech.  Once a Firebird, always a Firebird!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Firebirds Classic Winners & Runner Ups
Thank you to all the teams that participated!
March 25-26, 2017

10u Winners: Virginia Stars
Runnerup: McClean Magic

12u Winners: Firebirds 04
Runnerup: Glory 

14u Winners: Firebirds 02
Runnerup: Virginia Unity