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USA Softball GOLD Nationals Team Preview: USA Explosion – Thompson

July 17, 2020, 4:29 p.m. (ET)

As we near the start of the 2020 USA Softball GOLD National Championships, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City, Okla.

Meet the USA Explosion ­– Thompson, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Washington, Head Coach Ron Thompson breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2020 roster.


Team: USA Explosion – Thompson

Home State: Washington

Head Coach: Ron Thompson

Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: Placed 3rd in previous GOLD Nationals


How long has this team been together: 10 years.

Returning players from 2019: 8

Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: GOLD Nationals

What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season: “Chemistry."

What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2020 GOLD National Championship: “Have fun."

What are some of the benefits of playing with USA Softball and at GOLD Nationals: “Great event."