I wouldn't get caught up in the word showcase. IMO the bottom line is if your DD has ambitions of playing in college she needs to play on a team with and in the tournaments against other kids with the same aspirations. If you do that the coaches will be there.Yay or nay?
Curious what those of you who have been there, done that have to say.
Thanks all. Yes, these "showcases" are at least twice as expensive, and are a 14U division with 16U and 18U playing at the same time. It seems very, very obvious to me that the people putting on these showcases tacked on the 14U part to make more money. I can't imagine a college coach needing to see random 13 year olds and then wait and hope they still play softball 5 years later.