Motor City Showdown

Thanks for your support.  The Motor City Showdown has space for 2 more teams at 16u and 2 teams at 18u.  14u has sold out.  If you are interested in one of the open spots or interested in getting on the waitlist for 14u, please email Bill at  Please indicate which tournament and what age group you are interested in.

* As of October 20, 2013, the originally posted dates for the Motor City Showdown have been changed due to field scheduling conflicts.  The correct dates are posted below - July 4-6, 2014.  Sorry for any inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.

Welcome to the Motor City Showdown!

July 4, 5 and 6, 2014

Come join us for some fun and lots of softball over the weekend!   And it will be at one of the nicest complexes in the state of Michigan.

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.

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.  The final copy of the rules will be in the coach's packet that must be picked up at headquarters before the tournament begins.
  • There will be an admission charge of $5/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.
  • Paramount College Showcase -  Paramount Scouting Bureau began holding showcases in 1997 to offer student-athletes a better understanding of the recruiting process and additional exposure to college coaches. Each event offers professional instruction and evaluations by current and former college coaches, along with informative sessions on the college recruiting process. We evaluate each athlete for running speed, fielding, throwing, pitching, catching, batting.  After the showcase, each player receives a written evaluation of her performance.  Paramount Scouting Bureau then makes the showcase evaluations available to every college softball coach across the country.  For more information, please contact Paramount directly at 724-514-6797 or 
  • 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.