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Discussion: Age Rule

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Nov. 2, 2007
replant
97 posts
Age Rule
What dates are considered when moving up to the next age bracket. If your 54 and want to play 55. What is the legal date or rule on when your elgible?
Nov. 2, 2007
SSUSA Staff
1123 posts
The CALENDAR YEAR within which a player achieves a 5-year milestone birthday is the determining factor in his/her age for Senior Softball. In your example, a player currently 54 who will turn 55 during 2008 is now eligible to play on a 55 team, since the 2008 'Season' commences next week with the Winter Nationals in Florida.
Nov. 2, 2007
replant
97 posts
thanks for the quick response. Appreciate it!!!! You guys are really on the stick. I just sent that about 40 minutes ago. Thanks again!!!!
Nov. 2, 2007
bert55
Men's 60
24 posts
In the example you use does the player need to have his new 55 card before Ft.Myers, Or will his current 50 card work for this tourney?
Nov. 6, 2007
toyman
2 posts
Your statement "The CALENDAR YEAR within which a player achieves a 5-year milestone birthday is the determining factor in his/her age for Senior Softball." Implies that a player, currently playing in the 60 division, can play 65 if he was born in 1943.

Can you clarify this for a player born November 13, 1943. Can he play 65 or not. If not, then the above statement is not valid. Also, take for example, a player born November 11, 1943. if he can play, are you saying that the 2 days difference in ages for the 2 different players gives such an advantage that the player born November 13, 1943 cannot play.
Nov. 6, 2007
SSUSA Staff
1123 posts
The prior post remains valid. Any player born on any day of 1943 is NOW eligible to play on a 65 team for any SSUSA tournament that is played AFTER the recently concluded World Championships. The three remaining SSUSA tournaments during 2007 (Winter Nationals, Winter Worlds and Southwest Championships) are ALL tournaments for the "2008 Season".
Nov. 6, 2007
toyman
2 posts
Thanks for the clarification and for the speedy reply.
Nov. 7, 2007
Bob D.
Men's 60
10 posts
I have the same question that Bert 55 just asked and was not answered. Does this player have to have his new 55 card for Ft. Myers, or can he use his 50 card?
Nov. 7, 2007
SSUSA Staff
1123 posts
A player's card is valid until the expiration date printed on it. In the case of players 'aging up' this year, they will be able to play in the older age group in the three remaining 2007 calendar year tournaments, but will need a renewed card for tournaments in 2008.
Nov. 7, 2007
Jose #12
Men's 60
86 posts
Yo Bobby D.....I'm packed and ready to go. I look forward to seeing you in Ft. Myers tomorrow. Me, Bob Lerch, Smitty and Jimmy will be flying and getting there tomorrow at 7:20 PM. The rest are driving (bet you can't guess who). Jose
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