WE'RE ONLY AS GOOD AS OUR LAST EVENT

2013 MID-WEST FALL SIGNATURE SHOWCASE

The 2013 Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase was held on October 5 - 6 in Columbus Ohio.
We want to thank all of the teams that participated.
 
This year we had added a playoff feature that resulted in an overall Champion.
The Champions were the Roadrunners from Ohio.
 
Be sure to check out the Game Scores.
 
The 2014 date will be October 18-19, with a recruiting camp on October 17.
To enter the 2014 event, or to get more information, go to 2014 Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase.
 
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Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase


2013 JUCO KICKOFF CLASSIC AND SHOWCASE

The 2013 JUCO Kickoff Classic and Showcase was held on January 25 - 27 in Clearwater Florida.
 
We want to thank all of the junior college teams that participated. It was a tremendous success this year! The weather was spectacular with highs in the mid-70s with sunny, blue skies during the day and a beautiful full moon over the fields at night.
 
The level of competition this year was terrific as the scores show.
See the JUCO Kickoff Scores.
 
The turn-out of 4-year college coach recruiters was great!
We had 75+ college recruiters on hand (up from 71 in 2012 and 35 in 2011) from all over the United States, schools such as Mississippi State University and University of Oklahoma.
See the List of Attending Colleges. Many schools sent more than one coach.
 
To enter the 2014 JUCO event, go to 2014 JUCO Kickoff Classic & Showcase for more information.
We already have commitments from 27 teams.
 
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JUCO Kickoff Classic


2012 MID-WEST FALL SIGNATURE SHOWCASE

The 2012 Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase was held on September 29 - 30 in Columbus Ohio.
We want to thank all of the teams that participated.
 
The Pool Champions demonstrated the Best Defense with Least Runs Allowed.
Click the link to see who won their pools.
 
The turn-out of college coaches was great. Schools from all over the region attended.
See the List of Attending Colleges.
 
Our "Bring Home a Cure" t-shirt fundraiser for the "Susan G Komen for the Cure"
breast cancer research foundation was very successful.
We made $425 in donations. Thank you to all who donated.
 
Be sure to check out the Game Scores.
 
The 2013 date will be October 5-6, with a recruiting camp on October 4.
To enter the 2013 event, or to get more information, go to 2013 Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase.
 
Miami Valley Sports Foundation   Fastpitch Headquarters



Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase


2012 FLORIDA FALL SIGNATURE SHOWCASE

The 2012 Florida Fall Signature Showcase was held on September 22-23 in Naples Florida.
 
The Panthers won the pool Champions for Best Defense,
and donated the cost of the Champion t-shirts to the "Bring Home a Cure" breast cancer fundraiser.
Congratulations and thank you for your generous donation.
 
The 2013 dates will be announced soon.
To enter the 2013 event, or to get more information, go to 2013 Florida Fall Signature Showcase.
 
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Florida Fall Signature Showcase


2012 JUCO KICKOFF CLASSIC AND SHOWCASE

The 2012 JUCO Kickoff Classic and Showcase was held on January 27 - 29 in Clearwater Florida.
 
We want to thank all of the junior college teams that participated. It was a HUGE success!
Team Photos and Action Shots are online so check them out.
 
And the turn-out of college coaches from 4-year schools was tremendous!
71 college coaches were on hand (up from 35 in 2011) from all over the United States recruiting these JUCO girls.
See the List of Attending Colleges. Many schools sent more than one coach.
 
To enter the 2013 JUCO event, go to 2013 JUCO Kickoff Classic & Showcase for more information.
 
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JUCO Kickoff Classic


2011 MID-WEST FALL SIGNATURE SHOWCASE

The 2011 Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase was held on October 1 - 2 in Columbus Ohio.
 
We want to thank all of the teams that participated. The Pool Champions demonstrated the Best Defense with Least Runs Allowed.
 
The turn-out of college coaches was great. Schools from all over the region attended.
See the List of Attending Colleges.
 
Our "Bring Home a Cure" tshirt fundraiser for the "Susan G Komen for the Cure" breast cancer research foundation was very successful. We made $1090 in donations.
Thank you to all who participated.
 
Be sure to check out our Tournament Action Shots. If you have some good shots of your team, please forward them to patsho@fastpitchheadquarters.com and we will post them. Send player names too!
 
The 2012 date will be September 29-30, with a recruiting camp on September 28.
To enter the 2012 event, or to get more information, go to 2012 Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase.
 
Miami Valley Sports Foundation   Fastpitch Headquarters



Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase


2011 FLORIDA FALL SIGNATURE SHOWCASE

The 2011 Florida Fall Signature Showcase was held on September 23-25 in Naples Florida.
 
In Pool A, the Gators Gold Flannery won the pool Champions tshirts for Best Defense,
by only giving up 6 runs all weekend. Congratulations!!
 
In Pool B, the Lady Lightning won the pool Champions tshirts for Best Defense,
by only giving up 11 runs all weekend. Congratulations!!
 
Our fundraising endeavors for the weekend were very successful.
Our "Bring Home a Cure" tshirt fundraiser for the "Susan G Komen for the Cure"
breast cancer research foundation made $520 in donations.
The used equipment collection for the Aruba Little League Softball program collected bats, balls, catchers gear, helmets, and even a wiffle pitching machine.
Thank you to all who participated in both fundraisers.
 
Check out our great Tournament Action Shots.
 
The 2012 date is September 21 - 23.
To enter the 2012 event, or to get more information, go to 2012 Florida Fall Signature Showcase.
 
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Florida Fall Signature Showcase


THE 2011 PGF FLORIDA QUALIFIER

The 2011 PGF Florida Qualifier offered multiple berths to The PGF Nationals in California.
 
In the 14s, 4 berths were awarded to Tropic Wave (FL), Lil Saints (AZ),
Irvine Sting (CA), and Raiders (CA)
 
In the 16s, 6 berths were awarded to Sharks Fastpitch (FL), Crossfire (FL), Tropic Wave (FL),
Orange County Dynasty (CA), Case Batbusters (CA), and Pure Fastpitch (CA).
 
In the 18s, 4 berths were awarded to SGV Velocity (CA), Lady Gators Gold - Stump (FL),
Mizuno Edge (FL) and Gators Gold - Flannery (FL).
 
To get information on the 2011 PGF National Championship in Huntington Beach California,
go to Premier Girls Fastpitch.
 
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PGF Qualifier


THE 2011 FLORIDA CUP

The 2011 Florida Cup was held on June 18 - 19 in Naples Florida.
 
This year's event hosted 13 teams in the 18u age group. The teams had pool play on Saturday and a 2 game minimum elimination on Sunday.
 
The teams loved the beautiful facility, and they loved the situation play and longer playing time.
 
Congratulations to the 2011 Florida Cup Champions!
The Mizuno Edge ruined the repeat plans of the returning champions Tampa Mustangs Tatum to win the Florida Cup Championship by the score 3-0. The Young Guns finished 3rd.
"Champagne" Ceremony Photos are online so check out the Champions!
 
We also have some Action Shots and Team Photos.
 
To get information on the 2012 event, go to 2012 Florida Cup & Showcase for more information.
 
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Florida Cup


2011 JUCO KICKOFF CLASSIC AND SHOWCASE

The 2011 JUCO Kickoff Classic and Showcase was held on January 28 - 30 in Clearwater Florida.
 
We want to thank all of the junior college teams that participated. It was a HUGE success!
Their Team Photos are online so check out the teams.
 
The competition was HOT!! And the scores reflect it! Check out the JUCO Scores.
 
And the turn-out of college coaches from 4-year schools was tremendous!
35 college coaches were on hand from 26 four year schools from all over the United States.
See the List of Attending Colleges. Many schools sent more than one coach.
 
To enter the 2012 JUCO event, go to 2012 JUCO Kickoff Classic & Showcase for more information.
 
LDI Sports Consulting   Fastpitch Headquarters   Winning Points Consulting



JUCO Kickoff Classic


2010 MID-WEST FALL SIGNATURE SHOWCASE

The 2010 Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase was held on October 1 - 3 in Columbus Ohio.
 
We want to thank all of the teams that participated. It was a HUGE success!
 
The turn-out of college coaches was great. Schools from all over the region attended.
See the List of Attending Colleges.
 
The 2011 date will be October 1 - 2.
To enter the 2011 event, or to get more information, go to 2011 Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase.
 
Miami Valley Sports Foundation   Fastpitch Headquarters   LDI Sports Consulting



Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase


2010 FLORIDA FALL SIGNATURE SHOWCASE

The 2010 Florida Fall Signature Showcase was held on September 24 - 26 in Naples Florida.
 
We want to thank all of the teams that participated. It was a HUGE success!
 
The turn-out of college coaches was good for a first time event.
Schools from all over the region attended.
See the List of Attending Colleges.
 
We also have some Action & Area Shots and Team Photos.
 
The 2011 date is September 23 - 25.
To enter the 2011 event, or to get more information, go to 2011 Florida Fall Signature Showcase.
 
Fastpitch Headquarters   LDI Sports Consulting



Florida Fall Signature Showcase


2010 MID-WEST SUMMER SIGNATURE SHOWCASE

The 2010 Mid-West Summer Signature Showcase was held on July 23-25 in Dayton Ohio.
 
We want to thank all of the teams that participated. It was a HUGE success!
But boy, was it HOT...brutally HOT!!!
 
The turn-out of college coaches was good for a first time event.
Schools from all over the region attended.
See the List of Attending Colleges.
 
We also have some Action & Area Shots and Team Photos.
 
Miami Valley Sports Foundation   Fastpitch Headquarters   LDI Sports Consulting



Mid-West Summer Signature Showcase


THE 2010 FLORIDA CUP

The 2010 Florida Cup and Showcase was held on June 19 - 20 in Naples Florida.
 
This year's event hosted 18 teams in 2 age groups.
The 16s and 18s took the field in pool play on Saturday and a 2 game minimum elimination on Sunday.
 
The teams loved the beautiful facility, and they loved the situation play and longer playing time.
 
Congratulations to the 2010 Florida Cup Champions!
In the 18u Division, the Tampa Mustangs Tatum won, South Florida Cruisers were Runners-Up,
and Orlando Wildcats Vince were 3rd.
In the 16u division, the Sharks won, Naples Sun Devils were Runners-Up,
and the Lady Knights were 3rd.
"Champagne" Ceremony Photos are online so check out the Champions and Runners-Up!
 
We also have some Action Shots and Team Photos.
 
To get information on the 2012 event, go to 2012 Florida Cup & Showcase for more information.
 
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Florida Cup


2010 JUCO KICKOFF CLASSIC & SHOWCASE

The 2010 JUCO Kickoff Classic and Showcase was held on January 29 - 31 in Clearwater Florida.
 
We want to thank all of the junior college teams that participated. It was a HUGE success!
Their Team Photos are online so check out the teams.
 
The competition was HOT!! And the scores reflect it! Check out the JUCO Scores.
 
And the turn-out of college coaches from 4-year schools was tremendous!
30 college coaches were on hand from schools from all over the United States.
See the List of Attending Colleges. Many schools sent more than one coach.
 
To enter the 2012 JUCO event, go to 2012 JUCO Kickoff Classic & Showcase for more information.
 
LDI Sports Consulting   Fastpitch Headquarters   Winning Points Consulting



JUCO Kickoff Classic


2009 MID-WEST FALL SIGNATURE SHOWCASE

The 2009 Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase was held on October 16-18 in Columbus Ohio.
 
We want to thank all of the teams that participated. It was a HUGE success! But boy, was it Cold...unseasonably COLD!!!
 
But the competition was HOT!! The cold did not stop the players from showing their stuff!
 
And the turn-out of college coaches was tremendous with schools from all over the United States.
See the List of Attending Colleges.
 
The 2011 date has been moved to October 1-2. To enter the 2011 event, or to get more information
go to 2011 Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase.
 
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Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase

2009 WINTER SIGNATURE SHOWCASE

The Inaugural Winter Signature Showcase was held on January 2 - 4 at the Mills Pond Park Softball Complex in Fort Lauderdale Florida. This tournament was hosted by Fastpitch Headquarters, LDI Sports Consulting & Instruction, and the Florida Fury Fastpitch Program. The proud sponsors were Ringor, Wilson, and Softball Magazine. This winter event was the first in a series of college showcase recruiting tournaments that are also held in the summer and in the fall.
 
It was a wonderful weekend. The weather was beautiful, and the park was a great venue. Mills Pond Park is a lighted 5 field facility with 200 foot fencing on all fields, batting cages, large dugouts, covered bleachers, lots of parking, no gate fees, and a large concession stand with a covered patio with television. The players, coaches, and fans really enjoyed the park.
 
The attending teams played all their games at this one park...no moving around to multiple venues. The tournament games were a full 7 innings, with optional extended play if time remained so that the teams could play in front of the coaches as long as they possibly could. The Tournament Director, Patti Shotwell, introduced situation play scenarios into the games that provided the teams with extra challenges during the games, opened up the scoring quite a bit, and made it more exciting to the fans, and a more valuable recruiting opportunity for the college coaches. Everyone loved it. Situation play will be a signature feature of all Signature Showcase events.
 
With the high-tech expertise of Softball Magazine, FPHQ sponsored live internet webcast broadcasts of 2 games on Sunday that featured play by play and color commentary by Linda Derk of LDI and college coach Jaci Davis from the University of Tampa. The 2 games are available in the Softball Central archives of Softball Magazine online. If you are interested in listening to the games, go to www.softballmag.com and link to Softball Central.
 
At showcase tournaments, winning is not the primary motivation because the teams are there to show their recruitable players to the attending college coaches. But recognizing the teams' performances and determining a Champion is another feature of the Signature Showcases. In order to keep the focus on showcase performance and not necessarily on playing to win, Champions are determined by least runs allowed, not by won/loss records. If the defensive performance is inconclusive, then offensive production is used with most runs scored.
 
Here are the scores from the games at the Winter Signature Showcase.
 
Friday Games
South Florida Alleycats 2, 18u Florida Fury 8
South Florida Alleycats 13, 16u Florida Fury 6
18u Florida Fury 7, Tampa Mustangs 3
Perrine Stingers 2, Tampa Mustangs 11
Ft Lauderdale Lightning 3, Perrine Stingers 7
Ft Lauderdale Lightning 7, Florida Vipers 5
16u Florida Fury 3, Florida Vipers 7
 
Saturday Games
18u Florida Fury 3, Perrine Stingers 0
South Florida Alleycats 8, Perrine Stingers 7
South Florida Alleycats 3, Tampa Mustangs 10
16u Florida Fury 3, Tampa Mustangs 14
16u Florida Fury 4, Florida Vipers 9
18u Florida Fury 10, Florida Vipers 5
Perrine Stingers 6, Florida Vipers 17
Tampa Mustangs 9, Ft Lauderdale Lightning 5
16u Florida Fury 10, Ft Lauderdale Lightning 13
18u Florida Fury 14, Ft Lauderdale Lightning 3
 
Sunday Games
South Florida Alleycats 7, Florida Vipers 6
South Florida Alleycats 11, Ft Lauderdale Lightning 8
16u Florida Fury 5, Perrine Stingers 15
16u Florida Fury 0, 18u Florida Fury 15
18u Florida Fury 5, Tampa Mustangs 3 (after 7 innings)
Tampa Mustangs 7, Florida Vipers 6 (1pm Internet Game)
Ft Lauderdale Lightning 3, Perrine Stingers 7 (3pm Internet Game)
 
After winning all of their games and having the least runs allowed, the 18u Florida Fury were crowned the Inaugural Winter Signature Showcase Champions!
 
The next event in the Signature Showcase Series is on June 5 - 7 at Palmetto Bay Park in South Miami-Dade County. The number of teams to be accepted is limited, as ALL games are at just one park. Any teams interested in this event should go to our website at www.fastpitchheadquarters.com and enter early.



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