Mountaineer 5 Game Guarantee Showdown

Because of numerous requests, we are moving to an online registration and payment format in 2017.  Because we are getting this set up, registrations and payments will not be available until October 1st.  However we wanted to let you know our 2017 tournament and clinic schedule as soon as it was confirmed.  All other information (except for registration) has been updated below for 2017.



June 9, 10 and 11, 2017

We are looking forward to working with Tom, Mickey, and all the other hard-working volunteers at Godbey fields. The field crew does a great job and they are all volunteer positions. So we invite you to come out , play some good softball that weekend, and reward all their efforts to make Godbey fields the best fields around.

The tournament will be a 5 game guarantee for 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U teams and a 4 game guarantee for 10U teams, so all the girls get lots of ball.  And all pool play games will be 90 minutes in length so all the teams can finish, or come close to finishing, their games.  And the coaches are allowed to bat up to their entire lineup and there is free substitution in the field.

So there will be lots of softball in Parkersburg that weekend and we invite you to come join the fun.

***********  EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2017 *************

This year we're very excited to announce something new for all Fastpitch Showdown tournaments. This year we have reached an agreement with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association  (NFCA)  to offer all coaches (at 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U) who sign up for a Fastpitch Showdowns tournament before April 1st and who are not already NFCA members, a complimentary one-year trial membership in NFCA !  We feel the NFCA is by far the best organization working to grow softball, and the benefits of a membership are many (click here for a list of benefits). Most importantly, we feel the many opportunities they offer to make you a better coach – drills, educational videos and books, instructional manuals, monthly tips, practice plans, coaches clinics, exclusive "Coaching Tools", etc. – will help grow the sport of softball in our area, and make your experience as a coach more effective and more enjoyable. As a coach you are a teacher first, and they offer the knowledge and experience for you to continue to grow. It is up to you to take advantage of what they offer, but we wanted to give all of the coaches that participate in our tournaments the opportunity to do so.

Your membership will be activated during the first 2 weeks of the month following your Fastpitch Showdown Tournament registration and will be good for 1 year.

Tournament Information

  • DON GODBEY MEMORIAL FIELDS  1600 GIHON RD. PARKERSBURG, WV 26102
  • Mountaineer Showdown Format - All teams will play 4 pool games (except 10U who will play 3 pool play 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.
  • Mountaineer Showdown Entry Form - Will be posted October 1st.
      • 10u - 4GG - $450  / 12u-18u - 5GG - $495
  • Mountaineer Showdown Rules  - These are the rules from last year's tournament.  They will be substantively the same.  Final rules will be in the coach's packet which must picked up at registration at the start of the tournament.
  • This year we have partnered with Traveling Teams to be our official hotel coordinator. 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 through Traveling Teams, 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 should have 8-12 hotels listed with a range of prices and accommodations for each team from which to choose. They will also list the distance from Don Godbey Memorial Fields 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 Parkersburg, so that the teams will have a wide variety of choices and accommodations.
 
4. To request a block of rooms, please click on the link here. It is a very simple process that will only take you a few minutes.

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.
  • This is an ASA Tournament.  If you do not already have it, ASA Registration is available on site for $35 and is good for all of your ASA tournaments for the rest of the 2017 season.  It is a simple process and takes about 3 minutes.
  • A PARKING CHARGE WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE FIELDS.  $6/car for a day pass or $12/car for a weekend pass.
  • 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 knowledgeable 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.
  • Team lists will be updated on or about the 1st and 15th of the month beginning January 15th.
  • If, as in the 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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