Firecrackers DFW Sykes

Play with Honor

Firecrackers is dedicated to the progressive advancement of players both as athletes and young ladies. It is our goal as an organization to teach our players important life lessons through the game of softball, such as discipline, hard work, commitment, perseverance and the value of teamwork. We are proud of the success that Firecracker players have experienced in Travel Ball, at the College Level, at the Professional Level and at the National Team Level.

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.

A Special Thank You to Tony Rico for his Support and Mentoring of our team


Firecrackers DFW Coaching Staff

Highly Skilled Coaching and Development

Sean Sykes


Coach Sykes Moved to Dallas in August of 2018 from Southern California, where he coached for his first 15 years, in Travel Ball, High School and Recreational Softball

Coach Sykes has also coached baseball, a sport he played at the collegiate level. While he still loves baseball, he now prefers coaching and watching softball. After college he spent several years playing modified fastpitch softball at a national level.

Sean has now made Firecrackers his home. Prior to joining Firecrackers Coach Sykes coached Blackout Fastpitch, and LE Extreme, his coaching accolades includes experience coaching in PGF/ASA/USA/USSSA/TCS at all age levels, coaching highly successful ALL Star/Select/Travel Teams to District, State and National Championships in both California and Texas. While also coaching in High School for Lakeside in California.

Sykes Sean DFW Firecrackers Softball Fastpitch Head Coach

Why Join Firecrackers?

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 head 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."

Tony Rico

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