"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke


Our mission is to provide a level of training to our players that ensures the highest level of social and athletic development and growth. Playing the game professionally, having self-respect, and respecting others are the core values that this program was built upon. Being a Firecracker means you understand that you are beautiful, certain of yourself, and very capable of playing this game. Most importantly, you are striving to make the decisions that will provide you happiness for the rest of your life.

Firecrackers DFW is always looking for talented student athletes to join their program develop and compete. For nearly 30 years, the Firecrackers have produced softball champions at the club level. But winning isn't the team's primary goal, according to coach Tony Rico. He wants to cultivate an environment that develops leaders on and off the field. Rico prizes culture over championships. In his coaches and players, he is looking for integrity, dignity, and poise. Rico believes that winning is a byproduct of culture -- not the other way around.

"What we're looking for is someone not just looking for the Firecracker brand or some of the other top clubs to get them where they're going, For us in particular, what defines us is not our success -- we've had plenty of it -- it's our culture."

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Tony Rico