Welcome to the Motor
City International Challenge 6 Game Guarantee Showdown!
July 3, 4 and 5, 2015
Come join us for some fun and lots of softball over the holiday
weekend July 3-5. And it will be at one of the nicest complexes in the
state of Michigan. We will have 14u,16u and 18u divisions, and all teams will be
guaranteed 6 games for $460. As with all Fastpitch Showdowns, the pool play
games will be 90 minutes long so you get a realistic chance to finish the game
or at least get the feel for a full game. And with each team getting a minimum
of 6 games, there will be plenty of enjoyable softball going on. Each team will
play 5 games of pool play on Friday and Saturday and depending on how your team
did in pool play, each team will be seeded into either the "A" or "B" single
elimination tournament on Sunday.
And this year we have added something a little different -- just for fun.
Because of the number of Canadian teams we traditionally host at the tournament,
we have decided to add a "United States vs. Canada" factor to the tournament.
Every time a Canadian team plays a U.S. team in pool play, we will award one
point to the winner. At the end of pool play we will add up the number of points
for each country, and the country that has the most number of points will be
declared that year's winner. We will have a large trophy that will have the
winning country engraved on it, and will keep it at the restaurant until the
following year. This isn't anything formal and the competitions will be random,
but it's something we hope adds a little bit of fun and excitement to the
tournament for the girls.
If you are not currently a member of ASA, you can simply join at the
tournament in about 3 minutes for $20, and it is good at all ASA tournaments for
the rest of the season.
This is our 8th year doing this and we always enjoy working with Ann-Marie,
Doug, and everyone else at the Canton Sports complex.
Click on the following links for more Tournament Information
- Motor City Showdown Format - All
teams will play 5 pool games. Each team will then be seeded in bracket
play depending on their record. In age groups with 8 or more teams, the top half of each pool
will go in to a Platinum bracket and will play a single elimination
tournament. The lower half of each pool will go into a separate Gold
division bracket and play a separate single elimination tournament. These
brackets will NOT meet. The first and second place teams in each bracket will receive championship medals. All
teams will be able to bat their entire line-up and freely substitute in
the field. These rules and format are used to give the teams the
opportunity to give the maximum number of players a chance to play.
- Motor 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!
- Motor 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.
- There will be an admission charge of $6/day or $12 for the weekend.
- 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.
- Team Managers - Link will be posted by December 1st.
- Athletes - Link will be posted by December 1st.
- College Coaches - Link will be posted by December 1st.
- Have questions?
- 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
- Local Resources and Attractions
- Teams Registered - Team lists will be updated on or about the 1st and 15th of the month beginning January 1st.
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.