Gem City Showdown

Gem City Showdown Brackets - Once the final bracket is posted on Sunday we will not make any changes to the brackets. The information posted is what was received at Headquarters by the end of the tournament. Thank you!

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Welcome to the Gem City Showdown!

July 4, 5 and 6, 2014

Come join us for a fun 4th of July holiday weekend tournament. Plus, its an ASA Qualifier. What could be better! In the heart of Dayton, Ohio we offer every team a 6 game guarantee. All teams will get 5 games of pool play. Then the top half of each pool will go into a Platinum Single Elimination Bracket. The lower half will go into a separate Gold Single Elimination Bracket. The brackets will not play each other. This means even the bottom half of the pool has a chance for a championship. We look forward to you joining us.

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  • Gem 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!
  • Gem City Showdown Rules - These are the tentative rules for the tournament.  The final copy of the rules will be in the coach's packet that must be picked up at headquarters before the tournament begins.
  • The 14U, 16U and 18U divisions will pitch at 43 feet.  12U will pitch at 40 feet.  10U will pitch at 35 feet.
  • The City of Dayton will charge an admission fee.  We don't know what it will be exactly but they are always very reasonable.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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