Capitol City 7 Game Guarantee Showdown

Capitol City Showdown Player Development and Recruiting Clinic


CAPITOL CITY SHOWDOWNS 2015 RESULTS:

10 & UNDER: OHIO LADY BOMBERS '04 DEFEATED WV POWER

12 & UNDER: FURY FASTPITCH-VEGAS DEFEATED OHIO LADY BOMBERS '02

14 & UNDER: GAHANNA LADY LIONS-LANTHORN DEFEATED CAP CITY FORCE

16 & UNDER: WILDCAT PRIDE 16U WHITE DEFEATED CINCY SHOCK

18 & UNDER: OHIO PRIDE DEFEATED CENTRAL OHIO ICE-TOLLIVER


Welcome to the Capitol City 7 Game Guarantee Showdown!

June 5, 6 and 7, 2015


Thanks to the teams that entered, the Capitol City 7 Game Guarantee Showdown has sold out at all age groups with 142 teams. If you are interested in being put on the waiting list, please email Bill at bill@fastpitchshowdowns.com.  Please indicate which tournament and what age group you are interested in.  Thank you for your support.


********** NEW INFORMATION AS OF  3/15/15*******

Fastpitch Showdowns is excited to announce that we will host a
"Player Development and Recruiting Clinic" at the Capitol City Showdown in 2015.  The clinic will take place Thursday June 4th from approximately 9am to 5pm. We will have college coaches and assistants in attendance to instruct the players on the skills that college coaches are looking for in potential recruits, followed in the afternoon by games coached by the college coaches (while still giving them instructions).  This concept is being done in other parts of the country, and we are proud to offer it to the players in the Midwest. Players register to play a specific position in the Clinic.  Space is limited by position.  We will accept a maximum of 80 players in the Clinic - 16 @ Pitcher, 8 @ Catcher, 8 @ 1st Base, 8 @ 2nd Base, 8 @ Shortstop, 8 @ 3rd Base and 24 @ Outfield.   For additional preliminary information on the Clinic, please go to our Player Development and Recruiting Clinic Page.

  • Universities and Colleges confirmed as of 5/1/15 - Many other colleges and universities have been contacted and the coaches have expressed their interest but will not know their recruiting schedule until some time in May.  This list is subject to change.  We will update this list as more schools confirm. 

    • Ohio University
    • Hillsdale College
    • Ohio Christian University
    • University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
    • Denison University
    • Oberlin University
    • Malone University
    • Walsh University
    • University of Northwest Ohio
    • Lake Erie College
    • Ferris State
    • Ohio Dominican University

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

  • Capitol City Showdown Schedule - This schedule is preliminary.  The final schedule will be in the coach's packet that will be picked up at registration.
  • Capitol City Showdown Pools - These pools are preliminary.  The final pools will be in the coach's packet that will be picked up at registration.
  • Lou Berliner Park, 325 Greenlawn Ave, Columbus OH 43223 
  • We are pleased to offer free text/email alerts to all coaches, parents, fans and players.  To sign up for free tournament and weather updates, please go to fastpitchshowdowns.ealert.com then follow these instructions.  Standard text and data rates apply.

1)  Click the link above or copy and paste it in your browser.

                      2)  Click on the Subscribe tab.
                     
                      3)  Then click on the empty box next to your tournament(s).

                      4)  Leave the "All Teams" box checked.

                      5)  Scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out your name, email(s) and/or cell phone number.  Then select your cellphone provider.

                      6)  Click "Subscribe".  That's
it!  You will not receive a message from us until the night before or the morning of the first day of the tournament.


********** NEW INFORMATION AS OF  12/1/14*******
Due to financial reasons "Bat Wars" has decided to keep their events in Florida in 2015 and will not be at the Capitol City Showdown in 2015.  The Capitol City 7 Game Guarantee Showdown tournament will be played as scheduled.




With a guaranteed 7 games for all teams (except 10u teams who get 5 games guaranteed for $415), 90 minute games, games no earlier than noon on Friday and no later than 6:00p on Sunday, pool winners advancing, and we promise a good time for all.

So we invite you to come to a fun and competitive softball event.

Tournament Information

  • Capitol City Showdown Format - Each of the winners of the two pools from each age group will advance to a championship game.  These will be the only 2 teams from each age group that will advance as there will be no bracket play.  This allows almost every team to know when and where their games are the entire weekend and therefore make travel and other plans accordingly.  With the ability to bat the entire line-up and free substitution in the field, it is a perfect format for teams to experiment with what they have and determine how they will play the rest of the year.  
  • The 14U, 16U and 18U divisions will be allowed to wear metal cleats on all fields including the turf fields.  Berliner Park has made this exception for our tournament.  HOWEVER BERLINER PARK DOES REQUIRE THAT ALL PITCHERS WHO PITCH ON TURF FIELDS (FIELDS 1, 4, 5, 10-17) CANNOT WEAR METAL CLEATS WHILE PITCHING.  TURF CLEATS, PLASTIC CLEATS, RUBBER CLEATS AND SNEAKERS ARE ALLOWED.
  • IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION - HOTEL POLICY FOR ALL COLUMBUS OHIO FASTPITCH SHOWDOWNS

The City of Columbus and Berliner Park have implemented a new "Heads in Beds" program in 2015 for their Baseball, Fastpitch, and Adult Softball tournaments. They are doing it to more accurately reflect the number of visitors and participants they have in their various events, and the economic impact they have on the city. They use this information, and other information, in determining their funding from the City for improvements to the Park. They experimented with it last year, and there were numerous delays for many of the teams at registration as we had to get the correct information for them. This year the gathering of the proper information DIRECTLY affects the cost of the fields for us, which DIRECTLY affects the cost of your entry fee. To keep the entry fees at a minimum, we are going to do the following --

We are happy to introduce our new partnership with Traveling Teams. They will be assisting all out of town teams with hotel lodging. Our new partnership entails that all teams must use their service in order to compete in the event. Traveling Teams eliminates all of the hassles that team managers endure when making hotel arrangements. They completely eliminate the time that comes with looking for the right hotels, seeking hotel availability, and the negotiation process. Along with all of that, they guarantee the best availabile group rate to all participating teams.

A local team is considered to be within a 70 mile radius to the tournament fields. If you fall within that guideline, please confirm that with Traveling Teams. That information goes back into tournaments hands for proper tracking purposes.

To request a block of rooms, please click on the link here. It is a very simple process that will only take you a few minutes. 

After you have submitted your request, a team travel coordinator will get back with you further discuss your request.

Due to the increase in the amount of teams we have entering into the tournament, we feel Traveling Teams will be the best fit to help alleviate all of the headaches that come with booking hotels. Especially for the teams that are new to the tournament and new to traveling. The best part of this partnership will save you hours of time and money.

Thank you again for your understanding and patience as we implement the Columbus "Heads in Beds" program. We look forward to the 2015 Fastpitch Showcase season!


  • Capitol City Showdown Entry Form - Fastpitch Showdowns does not accept entry into any tournament without a completed entry form and at least a $100 deposit.  We do accept credit cards for payment.  NO EXCEPTIONS!
    • $25 discount to all first time NFCA Members.  Please click here to download membership form.  Membership form MUST be mailed to Fastpitch Showdowns with your entry form for discount to apply.  Discount will be applied to one tournament during the 2014 season.
  • Capitol City Showdown Rules - These are the tentative rules for the tournament.  Final rules will be in the coach's packet which must picked up at registration at the start of the tournament.
  • Recruiting Tools
    • CaptainU is a service designed to help players and teams maximize their exposure to college coaches.   Participating with CaptainU is not a requirement of the tournament, but those that choose to will be included in the player profile book they will create and send to college coaches.   They also offer some premium paid features that you have the choice to opt-into if you are looking for additional help through the recruiting process.  But no one is under any obligation to do so and you have the choice to stick with the free tools for as long as you like.
    • Want your games filmed?  CaptainU can film your games at the tournament!  Click here to learn more and to register.   Any footage can be edited into a 3-5 minute highlight video!  If you have any questions on filming, please contact video@captainu.com or 415-200-1264.
  • Directions to the fields - Lou Berliner Park, 325 Greenlawn Ave, Columbus OH 43223 
    • We are proud to host the tournament at the Lou Berliner Park in Columbus, Ohio.  The complex is the largest in the United States, with 31 fields all in one location.  You do not have to park out in front and walk to the fields as the complex has adequate parking close to each field!!  Berliner Park and the City of Columbus Parks and Recreation Department is proud of their reputation in the fastpitch community and continues to make improvements.  Among other things, they now have 11 turf fields (called FieldTurf - the same surface that has been installed at the University of Louisville) which will make more turf fields than any single location in the Midwest. This will allow even more teams to play immediately after the rain stops.  It is the next step in their long range plan of continuous improvements to the Park.  In 2015, metal cleats will be allowed on both the turf and dirt fields at the 14U, 16U and 18U divisions - with the exception of pitchers on the turf fields.
  • 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 knowledgable 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.
  • If, as in every previous year, 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.