Motor City International Challenge 6 Game Guarantee Showdown

Welcome to the Motor City International Challenge 6 Game Guarantee Showdown!

July 3, 4 and 5, 2015

********** NEW INFORMATION AS OF  12/30/14*******

Fastpitch Showdowns is excited to announce that we will host a
"Player Development and Recruiting Clinic" at the Motor City International Challenge 6 Game Guarantee Showdown in 2015.  The clinic will take place Thursday July 2nd 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 3/17/15 - 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. 
    • Denison University
    • Lourdes College
    • Ashland University
    • Eastern Michigan University
    • Lake Erie College
    • University of Northwest Ohio
    • Walsh University


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!
    • $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.

  • 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.

  • This year we have partnered with Traveling Teams to be our official hotel coordinator.  Although you are not obligated to use them to book your hotels, we believe that their low price guarantee and personalized 24/7 support service offer the best service to our teams.  To book your hotel rooms, please click here.  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 will have 8-12 hotels listed when we first start, with a range of prices and accommodations for each tournament from which to choose. They will also list the distance from Canton Sports Complex 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 Canton, so that the teams will have a wide variety of choices and accommodations.
 
4. You can make the reservations directly on the Internet through TRAVELING TEAMS WEB SITE, or if you prefer the travel coordinator will gladly take your call.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Teams Registered - Team lists will be updated on or about the 1st and 15th of the month through June 1st.
  • 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.