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March 16th, 2023

Jack Cote | Director of Digital Content and Visual Storytelling | Firecracker Sports

Chapter #4 – Tournament Spotlight


The spotlight brings out the best in some, and others crumble under pressure. The value of participating in a tournament, a late game tense moment, will prepare you for success in the future. 

With March Madness underway, first I figure I give my prediction. Indiana and Gonzaga make the final four. Vermont and Colgate flirt with upsets against high powered two seeds. And the amount of game winners at the buzzer will light a fire during this year’s MADNESS. Take all that with a grain of salt…

So in other words, during an unpredictable tournament with teams from all around the country, experience takes you far, David faces Goliath, and nail biters become a common theme. 

It’s almost as if I am talking about Firecracker Sports tournaments…

OH WAIT. I am. 

Firecracker Sports showcase baseball or showcase softball tournaments give you the pressure, the thrill, and the heartbreak. 

This summer at Firecracker Sports we will be hosting the best prospects and organizations to create memorable moments on the diamond. Not to mention the countless college coaches that will have eyes on our events. Whether it be a man in disguise down the left field line or a coach with his gear on in the bleachers, maybe even an online viewer, always remember someone is always watching!

Firecracker Sports – Around the Horn


Summer showcase baseball and showcase softball is right around the corner which means most of our tournaments are FULL!  Our first ever Memorial Day FanFest will take place at the Hank Soars Complex in Pawtucket, RI on Friday night! We will have food trucks, music, public address announcers and of course…baseball!!

3 field…tons of action…starting off with our Elevated Exposure Event powered by USA Baseball/NTIS

This event is open to all prospective players from the ages of 10 to 12 years of age, and who wish to try out and be considered for USA Baseball’s National Team, Team USA! During this event, each player is personally evaluated by a recruiter and scout from the USA Baseball Task Force. If selected an invitation for a Regional Tryout will be sent directly from the USA Baseball/NTIS Office. All players will receive an event t-shirt and a pro-style workout, which includes personal profiles and advanced data and metrics through Trackman. At the conclusion of the event, all data and metrics from the event are made available to each players in their personal online profile through Firecracker Sports.

Now…on field #2, we will be hosting our 1st ever 12U Home Run Derby!

Two players from each of the 12U teams are eligible to participate in our inaugural Memorial Day Home Run Derby! Players will be selected to represent their team by their coach. Each player will have one minute to accumulate as many points as possible based off a scoring system including data and metrics provided by Trackman.

Once a hitter’s one minute round expires, each player will have one final “bonus ball” for which double points will be awarded. The top top four players from round one will match up in the final round, where we will crown our first ever Home Run Derby Champion!

**COACHES: you will be receiving a separate email with further instructions on selecting and registering a player from your team. Please be sure to register a player from your team NO LATER THAN May 8th**

Last but not least on Field #3: Two 11U Pool Play Games

Two opening games for local teams will be played on field #3. These teams will be revealed on April 14th along with the full schedule release. Stay tuned!

There are still limited spots available in select locations like Fairfax or Williamsburg, Virginia and also Hershey, Pennsylvania

Firecracker Sports will be hosting 4 different tournaments in Virginia this summer and fall. We are excited to announce 2 new events down in Fairfax, Virginia include the Mid Atlantic Labor Day Classic and the end of year, Mid Atlantic Fall Championships

College Showcase Camps are also open and ready to be filled with anyone hopping to gain more reach and exposure. These camps will take place at all tournaments this summer, but you do not need to be participating in the tournament to attend the college showcase camps. 

Don’t miss your chance at being a part of the best summer yet with Firecracker Sports. 

Are you interested in a story about your program, players for your program(s) our hosting an event with us?  Reach out to us today!  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact for more information.

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