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Discussion: starting 50 team, what positions do i need to be strongest, etc.

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Jan. 30, 2010
ricky33
37 posts
starting 50 team, what positions do i need to be strongest, etc.
first time in senior ball, will be a 50 team, what are some of the things i need to know to have a competitive team, thanks for all info.
Jan. 30, 2010
JBTexas
Men's 60
248 posts
ricky, no different then any other softball you have played just a little slower. Same as baseball strong up the middle then you go from there. Good luck.
Jan. 30, 2010
Freddie
Men's 55
108 posts
it depends on what you mean by competitive
AA strong middle including the pitcher, in the o/f 2 to 3 good players & have 6-7 good batters. AAA strong i/f & o/f, good batters from top to bottom with a couple of players that can take the ball out. Majors same as AAA, but now you have 4-5 players that can take the ball out anytime. Major Plus same as Majors, but everyone in the line-up can take it out.
Best of Luck,

Freddie
Agave Realty
Feb. 2, 2010
southpaw
Men's 60
715 posts
Simple solution: 10 guys who hit like Einstein and for platooning--10 guys who play defense like Dirty!

(Lord, forgive me, I could not help myself.)
Feb. 2, 2010
gott2play
Men's 55
137 posts
1) pitcher who can field the position 2) strong middle inf (SS and 2B)
3) xtra OF's (we run alot)
4) good team speed

TB
#22 Barcelona Bandits - 50 Major
Feb. 2, 2010
Omar Khayyam
958 posts
ricky, if you have been reading some of these threads, you will realize there are other factors beyond the skills needed. You'll have to decide how big of a roster, make it clear from the first if you have more than 12 guys how you will play it during a tournament (bat everyone, sit some in alternate games, play the best and sit the rest, etc.). Good luck! We love to see new 50 teams—it's good for senior softball.
Feb. 2, 2010
ricky33
37 posts
thanks all for the great info about my question. looking forward to playing this year. thinking about taking 12 players as it gets tough to coach more than that. we will be chipping in also, everyone wants to play. how much participation fee. i heard something about a participation fee or something. i'll probably have more questions, just looking to have fun and prolong my career. just an average player but i love the game. started in 1976, thanks, ricky
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