Frequently Asked Questions
Capital CityQueen CityLou & ShortyMotor City
Buckeye RecruitFest16U, 18U, 18+ World Series14U World Series8U, 10U, 12U World SeriesGeneral FAQ's
Lou and Shorty FAQ
What are the 2021 dates?

June 25-27

Where is the event?

Kettering Field 444 North Bend Blvd, Dayton, OH 45404 

How do I register?


I put down a deposit. When is my final payment due?

May 1, 20201

I want to pay by check. Where can I mail it?

We do not accept checks. Payment must be made through our online registration system at

What is your refund policy?

A $100 non-refundable deposit or payment in full is required to sign up for each Fastpitch Showdown Tournament. If the team decides to withdraw before the tournament is sold out (or May 1, whichever comes first ), a full refund will be issued less the $100 non-refundable deposit. If a team drops out after May 1 or the tournament has sold out earlier and we have turned away teams, no refund will be issued.

What if I am not sanctioned USA Softball?

Sanctioning is available when you check in at the tournament. The process takes 3 minutes. The pricing will remain the same in 2020 - $35 for onsite Team Registration.

What do I need for check in?

Proof of insurance and proof of USA Softball sanctioning. Sanctioning is available when you check in.

Is there a parking or admission fee?

The City of Dayton charges an admission fee. Last year it was $3 per person per day. 

What is the format?

8U is a 4GG, 10U-18U+ is a 5GG.

8U and 18+ will play Saturday and Sunday only in our 2 day format. Age groups with at least 6 teams will be divided into 2 pools. 8U will play 3 pool play games and 18+ will play 4 pool play games. The last game will be between the corresponding finisher in the other pool – 1st Place in Pool A will play 1st place in B for the championship. 2nd Place will play 2nd Place, etc. There is no bracket play. The winner and finalist in the championship game in each age group will receive medals.

10U-18U will play our standard 3 day format – pool play on Friday and Saturday with single elimination bracket play starting on Sunday. For age groups with 8 or more teams, brackets will be divided into Platinum (teams finishing in the top half of their pool) and Gold (teams finishing in the bottom half of their pool). The brackets will not play each other. The winner and finalist for each bracket will receive medals.

When should I expect the schedule?

The schedule should be emailed out to coaches and posted on our web site approximately 30 days before the tournament.

What are the rules?

The tentative rules are posted on the tournament page. Final rules will be in the coach's packet that is picked up at registration.

Are metal cleats allowed?

14U and older age divisions are permitted to wear metal cleats. 

Do I have to book a hotel through your hotel coordinator?

You can book your hotel however you choose. This is not a stay to play tournament. If you would like assistance in booking, please contact our hotel partner Traveling Teams at 800-430-1159 or link will be available after Oct 10.  Traveling Teams guarantees to provide the best hotels at the lowest prices. 

What are the future dates?