Website Manager


Mario Jimerson is the Founder and President of Xplosion Youth Sports. He was a Multi-Sport who excelled at Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Track and Field is where he had most of his success. He ran Collegiality at Glendale Community College and Jackson State University. Upon his completion of school, he began coaching youth sports which led to him being offered jobs to coach at the high school level. His athletes have won numerous titles reigning from City Championships, District Championships, State Championships and National Titles. He is a Man of Faith, A Husband, A Father, A Mentor, Teacher and Coach. His Dream of running a full-time organization has finally come to realization. Mario serves as the President and Executive Director of Xplosion Youth Sports. His primary objectives are to work with the Executive Board and Directors to administer as a resource and to form consistency and continuity amongst the programs. he will also assist in community development through contact and relationship.

What started off as a dream has become a reality. Mario Jimerson established Xplosion Youth Sports in September of 2021 with a goal of providing youth sports in his community. He wanted to build a program that:
1. Focused on the total development of an athlete.
2. The Multisport Athlete

Xplosion Youth Sports is non-profit organization that focuses on fundamental development of youth athletes between the ages of 5–13. Xplosion Youth Sports welcomes all athletes at any skill level. We believe every child should be able to play any sport they wish. Our goal is to help your student athlete gain the confidence and skills necessary to succeed. We are here to support the beginner athlete that is looking to learn the basics and enjoy a season with their friends. We also provide a support system for the athlete that is looking to compete at a more advanced level. No matter what your current skill level is, Xplosion Youth Sports can help you.

Xplosion Youth Sports is here to provide support and development to all athletes in at any level in the following sports: Flag Football, Tackle Football, Cheerleading, Track&Field and Basketball.


Executive Board

Mario Jimerson: Owner/President
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Dekenda Jimerson: VP/Business Manager

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Anitra Kemp: Secretary

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Mahogany Jimerson: Cheer Coordinator
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Eric Grijalva: Tackle Football Director 
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William Hilton: Sponsorship Director

Flag Director: Open

Team Parent Liaison: Open

6u Coaching Staff:

Catrina Patterson Offense Coach
Kiefer Fields Defense Coach

8u Coaching Staff
Israel Rivera
Victor Herrera 

JV Coaching Staff
Mario Jimerson Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
Eric Grijalva Defensive Coordinator
William Hilton Offensive Assistant
Matt Pezelle Defensive Assistant

If you are interested in volunteering for Xplosion Youth Sports, please send an email to [email protected] Please include the position that you would like to have. Please note these roles require you to complete a volunteer form and we will process a background check. 

Head or Asst Coach - additional certification training will be required for both football and cheer coaches. Football experience and knowledge of the game is vital to ensure the players are given proper instruction in order to participate safely and develop for head football coach. We are currently looking for head coaches and Asst Coach for football and Cheer. 

Team Business Manager- This position is critical to the success of Xplosion. This position is in charge of putting together the team book, which provides all the required paperwork for each player on the team. This person is also in charge of relaying information to and from the board to the coaches and parents.

Team Photographer - you will have field access to all games and take pictures throughout the season; we request that pictures will be uploaded to a shared team site for parents Xplosion Youth Parents. A volunteer application Social Media Coordinator to view.  

Board Member - various positions are needed to form the XYS Board.  Board Meetings are held once a month.


Xplosion Youth Sports

Goodyear, Arizona 85338

Phone: 602-772-6100
Email: [email protected]

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