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Discussion: when do you move to senior ball

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Jan. 13, 2011
roach
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when do you move to senior ball
live in nebraska have been playing upperlevel ball for 15 years tired of the drama played 200 games last year will I be dissappointed with the competition level I am 51
Jan. 13, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3932 posts
as soon as i could after turning 50,my work had me out of country till i was 51,so thats when i started.i also play both senior and with the brats,LOL....
with senior ball you might add a few more games,:):):)...not sure of the teams in neb,but you can play with any team that is formed in a state that touches neb.
Jan. 13, 2011
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
419 posts
I think you will be presently surprised at the level of the competition, especially in the 50+ age group. As you probably know, there are various skill levels, as there are in flat-belly ball. The upper levels are especially competitive, but you will find good players at all levels. I've been involved with a couple of senior teams that surprised some of the younger guys in open tournaments.

You will find plenty of outstanding hitters, including many who still go yard -- even in some of the higher age groups.

Lots of good defensive players, also. Of course, generally guys will be slower.

If you get into tournament ball (and it sounds like that's what you've been doing with the kids), expect to spend a lot of time and money on travel, unless you can hook up with a very well sponsored team.
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