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

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.
  • 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.
  • 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? Contact: help@captainU.com
  • 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 beginning January 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.
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