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What are the 2022 dates?


Where is the event?

Canton Sports Complex, 46555 West Michigan Ave., Canton, MI 48188 

How do I register?


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

May 1, 2022

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 be updated when it is released by USA Softball. In 2021, the cost was $25 for 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. This information must be uploaded to your Team Sideline account prior to the start of the touranment.

Is there a parking or admission fee?

Due to feedback from coaches, parents, fans and the park, we will once again not charge an admission fee at the gate. We will collect a flat admission fee of $175 ($225 CAD) per team in advance of the tournament. To pay the Team Admission Fee, please click here.

What is the format?

All teams have a 5 game guarantee and 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 14 days before the tournament. 

What are the rules?

The tentative rules are posted on the Motor City 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. 

When is the clinic?

Thursday, June 30

How do I register for the clinic?

Clinic information can be found at 

What college coaches are attending the clinic?

The list will be posted on the Motor City Showdown page beginning April 15th and updated as coaches confirm.

What college coaches are attending the tournament?

The list will be posted on the Motor City Showdown page beginning April 15th and updated as coaches confirm.

How do I submit my player profile for the college coaches book?

Profiles are submitted via Team Sideline and can be done as soon as a team registers.  For more information, please go to Roster Submission Instructions.

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

Once again 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. This a STAY TO PLAY tournament for out of town teams (more than 70 miles away). Please do not book your hotel through any other travel agent and do not contact the hotel directly. To request a block of rooms, you may contact Traveling Teams at 800-430-1159. or click here.

How does the International Cup work?

We keep track of all pool play games that involve a US team playing a Canadian team. The country with the most wins in pool play will have their name put on the cup for this year. The International Cup will be on display throughout the tournament at headquarters and stays at Kickers Sports Bar until the following year.

What are the future dates?