TNT Maryland

API and TNT Maryland USA have partnered to create a unique travel softball program with Total Player Development as the foundation of the program. The TNT Softball Coaching Staff is made up of former collegiate players and includes dedicated pitching, hitting, and slapping coaches as well as a college recruiting coordinator.

Private lessons are an excellent way to improve specific areas of your game, get more reps, and achieve a higher level of skills and sports performance. API private lessons are 100% customized to the individual athlete to achieve accelerated development. Whether you’re looking to improve your hitting, pitching, or defensive skills or improve your complete game, API can help!

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Meet the Coaches

Kelly Burke

Kelly Burke has been coaching fastpitch softball 10-18U at the highest level since 2010. Kelly help found TNT Maryland and currently coaches with three teams. He coaches varsity softball at Severna Park High School, 18U TNT Maryland National, and 10U TNT Maryland/ API. Kelly started playing softball in 1984. He has over 30 years of experience playing, coaching, and managing softball teams. He has participated in over 4,000 games and coached over 1,000 games. Kelly has won several state championships, all-state awards, and tournament MVPs. Highlights of his softball career include winning the 2018 4A high school state championship and being part of the 2022 USSSA Hall of Fame class.

 To schedule a lesson with Coach Kelly or for more information, call (443) 346-4553 or email


Coach AliAli Caulkins was a Gold-level pitcher and standout for Archbishop Spalding High School. Ali has many accolades including Capital/Gazette Player of the Year 2015, IAAM State Champion, 4x All-County, 3x All-Metro, 2x Washington Post All-Met, and 4x IAAM All-Conference Team. Ali was recruited and played softball in college at Frostburg State University and graduated from Towson with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Ali has coached at Archbishop Spalding High School and currently coaches for 10u TNT Maryland.

To schedule a lesson with Coach Ali or for more information, call (443) 618-7060 or email

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