"Lou and Shorty" 2 Day 5 Game Guarantee Showdown


Welcome to the "Lou and Shorty" 2 Day 5 Game Guarantee Showdown!

June 9 and 10, 2018

Why such a funny name for a tournament?!?  Well, Lou and Shorty have been involved with ASA softball for over 50 years in the central Ohio area.  They are the two responsible for the large development of girls' fastpitch softball in the region.  This tournament is just a small way of thanking two individuals who have tirelessly given their time and effort to present these opportunities.  We invite you to participate in the tournament and say hello and thank you to both of them.

And it is only two days!  You can have a rare free Friday night in the summer and still get 5 games guaranteed Saturday and Sunday (4 GG for 8U).  Since it is only a two day tournament, our standard 2 day format will be used.  At all age groups - with at least 6 teams - teams will be divided into two pools.  Teams will play 4 pool games (8u - 3 pool games) and then they will be ranked in their pool based on how they did in pool play.  For the fifth game (fourth for 8u), each team will play the corresponding finisher in the other pool from their age group - no one will get 6 gamesSo you must go to headquarters to find out when and where your fifth game is being played.  This way each team will know where they finish and we can give each team a guaranteed 5 games in 2 days, (except 8u - 4 GG).  Throughout the tournament, coaches are able to bat up to their entire lineup and substitute freely in the field.

***********  EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2018 *************

We are extending our offer of a one year membership to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) to all new coaches (at 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U) that did not receive their complimentary one year membership last season and are not already NFCA members.  This is good for all of the coaches for any of our tournaments who register for our tournaments before April 1st.  We feel the NFCA is by far the best organization working to grow softball, and the benefits of a membership are many (click here for a list of benefits). Most importantly, we feel the many opportunities they offer to make you a better coach – drills, educational videos and books, instructional manuals, monthly tips, practice plans, coaches clinics, exclusive "Coaching Tools", etc. – will help grow the sport of softball in our area, and make your experience as a coach more effective and more enjoyable. As a coach you are a teacher first, and they offer the knowledge and experience for you to continue to grow. It is up to you to take advantage of what they offer, but we wanted to give all of the coaches that participate in our tournaments the opportunity to do so.

Your membership will be activated during the first 2 weeks of the month following your Fastpitch Showdown Tournament registration and will be good for 1 year.  We think that you will find the membership so beneficial that you will renew your membership on your own the following year.

Tournament Information

  • Kettering Field, 444 North Bend Blvd., Dayton, OH  45404
  • "Lou and Shorty" Showdown Registration  - 8u - 4GG - $385 / 10u - 5GG - $415 / 12u-18+ - 5GG - $465
    1. Click on the link above
    2. Scroll down to find the tournament you want to register for and click Enroll
      • If this is your first time registering for a tournament in 2018, click Create a New Account
      • If you have already created an account in 2018, sign in with your email and password
    3. If you are the Head Coach of the team you are registering, select yourself as the Enrollee.  If you are NOT the Head Coach of the team you are registering, click Add Enrollee and enter the Head Coach's information, then select that coach as the Enrollee. If you are registering multiple teams with different head coaches, you will add each coach as an Enrollee and then select that coach for each tournament you are registering them for.
    4. Enrollment Type is General
    5. Program - Select the tournament you want to register for
    6. Offering - Select the age group you want to register for
    7. Then click Add Enrollment
    8. If you would like to register for multiple tournaments, repeat steps 3 - 7.
    9. Once you are done selecting tournaments, click Proceed to Checkout.
    10. Fill out your Team Name.  If you signed up for multiple tournaments, be sure to check the tournament name written above team name to make sure you are entering the correct team for each tournament.
    11. Read and agree to Terms and Conditions and click Done
    12. Fill out the Billing Information
      • If you want to pay in full, click Place Order
      • If you want to put down a non-refundable $100 deposit, click Partial Pay and then Place Order

  • 8U and 10U games will have one umpire, except the Championship Games which will have 2 umpires.
  • "Lou and Shorty" Showdown Rules - These are the rules from last year's tournament.  They will be substantively the same.  Final rules will be in the coach's packet which must picked up at registration at the start of the tournament.
  • 8U Rule Addendum - This is the tentative 8U Rule Addendum for the tournament.  Final 8U Rules will be in the coach's packet which must be picked up at registration at the start of the tournament.
  • This is an ASA Tournament.  If you do not already have it, ASA Registration is available on site for $30 and is good for all of your ASA tournaments for the rest of the 2018 season.  It is a simple process and takes about 3 minutes.
  • Please let your parents know that all teams will play 5 games (except 8u - 4 games).  No team will play 6 games.
  • This year we have again partnered with Traveling Teams to be our official hotel coordinator. We believe that their low price guarantee and personalized 24/7 support service offer the best service to our teams.  HOWEVER THIS IS NOT A STAY TO PLAY TOURNAMENT AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO BOOK HOTEL ROOMS ON YOUR OWN IF THAT FITS THE NEEDS OF YOUR TEAM BETTER.  If you do choose to go with Traveling Teams, here is how the process will work.  To book your hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, please click here - LINK WILL BE AVAILABLE OCT 1.  Here is how the process will work.
1. First of all there is no additional cost to you.

2. You will be guaranteed the lowest rate available, either through the hotel or on the Internet.

3.  Their website should have 8-12 hotels listed with a range of prices and accommodations for each team from which to choose. They will also list the distance from Kettering Field for each hotel. If you don't see anything you like, there is a listing on their website that will enable you to pick the hotel you would like to stay at, and they will try to make the reservations for you at that hotel - still negotiating a low rate. Then as teams pick and are confirmed for other hotels, those hotels will be added to the list. We would eventually like to get to approximately 20 or more hotels in Dayton, so that the teams will have a wide variety of choices and accommodations.
 
4. To request a block of rooms, please click on the link here.  Link will be posted by October 1st. It is a very simple process that will only take you a few minutes.

5. They will have someone available 24 hours a day to handle any problems you may have, before or during your stay.

6. Because of the increasing number of teams we have entering the tournament from out of town, and the increasing requests for hotel recommendations, we think it will be a great service for the out of town teams -- especially the teams that are new to the tournament.  And again most importantly, you can stay wherever you would like at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • The City of Dayton sometimes collects an admission fee so please be prepared.  It is usually very reasonable - last year it was $3 per day - but we just wanted you to be aware.
  • At Fastpitch Showdowns, we believe in the safety of all players comes first.  All of our tournament staff is certified in the CDC Concussion Training Course.  Because we realize many coaches would like to be more knowledgeable about the developments in this area, we are happy to provide a link to the FREE CDC Heads Up Online Concussion Training Course.  Hopefully you will find this beneficial and we encourage all those involved with fastpitch softball to use this valuable resource.
  • Team lists will be updated on or about the 1st and 15th of the month beginning January 15th.
  • If the tournament sells out, all schedules and pools will be emailed to the coaches at least 30 days before the tournament.  If you believe you are registered for the tournament and you have not received the schedule by then, please let us know.
If you have any questions on this tournament, please contact us at Bill@fastpitchshowdowns.com.
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