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2015-16 OFFICIAL SSUSA RULEBOOK AVAILABLE ONLINE

» SSUSA Staff: The 2015-16 edition of the Official SSUSA Rulebook is now available ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The following is a list of 2015-16 Rulebook changes made (other than ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The 2015-16 Official Senior Softball-USA Rulebook has been delivered ...
2 Feb. 18, 2015 1537
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SSUSA RULES COMMITTEE • 2014 Actions & Minutes

» SSUSA Staff: The 2014 SSUSA Rules Committee sessions at the Annual Convention in ...
0 Dec. 5, 2014 2211
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MESSAGE BOARD ADVERTISING PROHIBITION

» SSUSA Staff: There has been a recent proliferation of Message Board posts from ...
0 Aug. 28, 2014 3021
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TEAM RATINGS • Guidelines & Procedures

» SSUSA Staff: Senior Softball-USA Ratings GuidelinesThe foundation of the National ...
0 Feb. 6, 2013 9196

Outlaws Softball

» blah44: Need one good outfielder that can travel is a must. we are a 50 AAA ...
0 Feb. 28, 2015 11

50 MAJOR & MAJOR PLUS COMBINED

» BiggDan: TO THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE 50 MAJOR & 50 MAJOR PLUS DIVISIONS SHOULD ...
      »swing for the fences : Never combine the major and + division... only the upper 5 percent ...
      »Tim Millette: I am with swing...NEVER COMBINE major and Plus...amost all the Plus ...
      »Mario: You know what is a bummer is when you want to play Major plus and you ...
      »Tim Millette: Mario, sorry to read a player with your prowess has no options for a ...
      »BiggDan: THE PROBLEM WITH THE PLUS DIVISION IS THERE ARE NO TEAMS TO PLAY. ...
      »Paco13: It is interesting that ISSA have no Major + team and you don't hear ...
      »titanhd: Mario there in no logic in your statement.Because you "can't find a ...
      »mck71: Paco, ISSA reminds me of the younger set now be full of D and E ...
      »Mario: My point waas that it cost more to play plus because you do have to ...
      »Tim Millette: So Mario.....the question to ponder is... If the powerhouse ...
      »Paco13: mck71 I agree that on ISSA is a lot of sandbagging... You pay you ...
      »OZ40: I know major players around here and regardless of their age, they ...
      »Mario: Tim if you broke up Plus temas that win the worlds I believe you ...
      »Mario: OZ40 please let me know who these plus teams are you are speaking of. ...
      »Tim Millette: Mario, you'd have to break into three per team not four. I also ...
      »OZ40: Mario, I should have been clearer in my post. I was referring to guys ...
      »tattooball: A couple of things here, the other association that does not have ...
      »Mario: Tim, OZ, tattoo I agree with you totally. If I could find 10 guys who ...
      »Tim Millette: Mario, we are blessed indeed. In NorCal many years ago the older ...
      »swing for the fences : I second what Timmy said about NCSSA... it provides us with Great ...
      »Omar Khayyam: It gets even better for NCSSA. The average tournament entry cost is ...
21 Feb. 28, 2015 1364

Pitcher 54 eligible to play 50 and 55 looking getting back into Travel ...

» Aybar6: I pitch a couple times a week and ready to get back at it with Travel ...
0 Feb. 28, 2015 22

Pitcher 54 eligible to play 50 and 55 looking getting back into Travel ...

» Aybar6: I pitch a couple times a week and ready to get back at it with Travel ...
0 Feb. 28, 2015 7

Tribute to one of the best!!!

» Mario: Just wanted show some respect for one of the greatest HR hitters of ...
      »Tri18: There are tons of Cranker stories. First let me give my sympathy and ...
1 Feb. 28, 2015 164

Proposed changes in our local league

» PoollShark: We had our standard preseason league managers meeting a couple days ...
      »Ho: Here is what I would do. Make your league a draft league (you can ...
      »PoollShark: Draft league will NEVER happen. There are teams that have been intact ...
      »Shark: Pool....first off are their HR rules in your division ? Also how many ...
      »PoollShark: Shark, we play a 30 game season(barring rain outs). 3 homeruns per ...
      »BruceinGa: I agree with Ho. Our league has always been a draft league and it ...
      »PoollShark: It sounds like a good idea, making it a draft league, but I don't see ...
6 Feb. 28, 2015 159

Rating Question

» DOLFAN: I'm currently a 50 Major Plus player this year. Next year I am ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Yes
      »gott2play: SSUSA Staff, Is your "yes" response the only answer, or is it ...
      »SSUSA Staff: It was the only appropriate answer to the question as posed ... If ...
      »DOLFAN: @Tony..thanks, you bring up a good point. If I would only play in 55 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Not sure "negotiated" is the right word, but individual facts and ...
      »titanhd: Would it be allowed that a 50 major team drop and play 55AAA? Entire ...
      »softball4b: Maybe 45 AAA
      »SSUSA Staff: titanhd: Nope, but a 50-Major team, assuming all players are 55-age ...
      »17Black: I am looking around on this web-site and cannot find it BUT doesn't ...
      »SSUSA Staff: 17Black - The Team Ratings Index (R/I) chart is available from the ...
      »rightrj1: DolFan, I'm 57 and rated as a 50 Major + player, I wanted to play 55 ...
      »17Black: SSUSA Staff THABNK YOU yes that's the chart I was referencing ...
      »SSUSA Staff: You're welcome! ... We revised the chart this morning to add the ...
      »17Black: Thanks again and LOL If you would have told me at age 25 I would ...
      »swing for the fences : @rightrj1, who you kidding.. you don't go from 50+ to 55 major.. you ...
15 Feb. 28, 2015 825

Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

» Tri18: I got a funny call yesterday. The player said he was awakened by a ...
      »hemi racer: We don't have 3 feet of snow, but it was 8 degrees this morning in ...
      »JT25: Alan is it possible to get or make a video of the Spring Training in ...
      »Tri18: JT, I will have a camera there but filming all the different events ...
      »JT25: Ok thanks Alan.
      »Tri18: You guys sick of shoveling snow yet? Lol make your plans and come on ...
      »Mario: Looking forward to it Alan!!!
      »hemi racer: The past several spring camps I have attended have been scheduled in ...
      »Mac33: Looking forward to some nice weather and some great softball.
      »Tri18: I think the weather is a bit more dependable down here in March and ...
9 Feb. 28, 2015 388

Birmingham One-Day Rescheduled

» southpaw: for Saturday, April 11. Can only take 15-16 teams. I have also sent ...
      »southpaw: I have been contacted by 7 teams.
      »southpaw: 9 teams have responded.
2 Feb. 28, 2015 137

Looking to join a team

» Pops31: Looking to play with a travel team 50s I live in Asheboro NC. Pitch ...
      »blah44: have a 50 AAA team out of Georgia I can be reach at 706-851-4810. ...
      »Y2KCobra: I have a solid winning team in need of a good pitcher. 704.412.8925,
2 Feb. 28, 2015 113

2015 Myrtle Beach Tournament - March 25th-29th

» Jersey Nick: Need a 70' or 75' player for the tournament....I play the outfield ...
      »Player: Hey Nick! Glad to see a true "senior" on this board! LOL I've ...
      »Jersey Nick: Player....I agree,a team of guys that can play to win, sing and dance.
2 Feb. 28, 2015 132

WA State 50s Tournament Team

» Raider4Life: I'm looking to join a 50s tournament team and can travel in ...
      »Raider4Life: I found a team to play for, but if anyone is ever in need of a pick ...
1 Feb. 27, 2015 117

Looking for 2 players for 2015 Season

» Gforce8: Looking for SS and 2nd - plus willing to travel out of state and ...
      »curveball: Any special age?
      »davidthelocator: I am looking to get on a tournament team.I can play the outfield as I ...
      »DoubleL3: What age group and classification are you playing in and what area of ...
3 Feb. 27, 2015 1190

Back up pitcher 65+ needed

» 65 Cents: Need a back up pitcher for Mesquite,NV tournament April 11 & 12. ...
      »curveball: What level? What rated player can you use?
1 Feb. 27, 2015 123

Sacramento 40+

» Sactown24: I'm looking to join a 40+ League team in the Sacramento Area. Coed or ...
0 Feb. 26, 2015 37

seeking players for new 60 team

» Backstop man: I am seeking 3 players for a new 60 team out of Champaign,Illinois. ...
0 Feb. 26, 2015 89

Feb. 28, Birmingham One-Day tourney

» southpaw: at George Ward Park (AKA Green Springs) 331 16th Ave S. Info: Steve ...
      »southpaw: Still need a few more.
      »southpaw: Monotonous one here; still looking.
      »southpaw: hootie hoo; hootie hoo!
      »Lefty: Looks like your going to have a good turn out Steve. Pray for warm ...
      »southpaw: Thanks, Joe; are you still coming down? Still can take 6 more teams. ...
      »Lefty: If I don't work I plan on being in Birmingham.
      »southpaw: James R. Smith Trucking has been added.
      »coop3636: Southpaw Please add Tennessee Connection to the tournament You can ...
      »southpaw: Thanks, Brett, Tennessee Connection is added. I will stay in touch ...
      »southpaw: 16 teams! Thanks so much. 10 a.m. Crim vs. Huffman Dixie vs. ...
      »CurtfromKY: Praying, crossing toes and fingers!! Bluegrass has it. See ya soon ...
      »southpaw: A 65 team had to drop; can take a 70, 65, or 60 team, if interested. ...
      »Wes: what is the date of you tournament
      »BruceinGa: Feb 28
      »tg69: Bruce, you playing in Birmingham? May have to play snowball
      »BruceinGa: We're planning on it. Hopefully we'll get good weather.
      »southpaw: Hey Bruce and All, my standing rule is that it must be 50+ degrees ...
      »BruceinGa: Steve, looks as if you have the same rules for your tournament as I ...
      »southpaw: Bruce, you know what they say about keen minds?! It is kind of a ...
      »southpaw: Good News (for the moment)! Long-range forecast for the 28th: 60+ ...
      »Young48: Wed Feb 25 Low clouds and cold 48°Lo 27° Thu Feb 26 Mostly ...
      »Grimmie: Young48 thats the forecast i'm looking at, was coming down with ...
      »southpaw: Agreed, not looking good; certainly will not play unless weather ...
      »southpaw: Crazy weather! high today: 31; high tomorrow (Saturday) 60!!
      »Lefty: We played at around 50 degrees at 8 in the morning at the TOC. It's ...
      »BiggDan: I heard there is a good tournament in Panama City Beach the next ...
      »mc47: steve I am sorry but james r smith is out for this weekend to wet and ...
      »southpaw: Totally understand Kenny. Weather is above my pay grade! I have ...
      »southpaw: Considering a one-day tourney on Saturday, April 11. Please let me ...
      »hitman: Steve could we have a snowball battle instead of a softball ...
      »southpaw: Now Jim, he apologized! Usually snowball fights do not hurt as bad; ...
31 Feb. 26, 2015 1486

BP Bat?????

» road kill: So.....there are only so many hits in an Ultra II before it ...
      »tattooball: If you can swing an end loaded bat get a Nightmare your gamer will be ...
      »DCPete: There's some U-Trip tanks out there; the 2013 black/yellow Mizuno ...
      »curveball: If you can find an Ultra II Legacy, you'll get 1000's of swings out ...
      »DieselDan: Miken Triad Blackout was built for durability and has pop.
      »Shut Up & Pitch: I used to have a BP bat and a gamer. The problem is there are al ...
      »crusher: My 30oz balanced Combat Centenarian is starting its 4th year. I use ...
      »road kill: I guess to be more precise, I want something I can hit a lot for BP ...
      »neck10: road kill find an ultra 11 with asa stamps on it they last a lot ...
      »neck10: I also have 3 ultra 11 ASA stamped bats in the wrapper & maybe 10 ...
      »Wayne 37: Unless the bat is destroyed, I will hit with a cracked bat until I ...
      »softball4b: I have a 26oz Demarini One and put on a 2 oz batting sleeve. Bat is ...
      »road kill: I found a '13 model Ultra brand new. Matches length and weight and ...
      »road kill: @Neck10 you were absolutely correct! Damned near as nice as the ...
      »qdup1: I have been using an Easton SCN18 old stamp for a few years and it ...
      »cronin51: Freak 98's are tanks, I use one in BP all the time, same weight and ...
      »BruceinGa: With the fragile senior bats of the past I frequently used a utrip ...
      »neck10: I have five or six of thos legacys don't care for them!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      »curveball: neck, how much $$$ for the lot of 5 or 6? I'm interested.
      »neck10: curveball text me 231-218-4787 or email ...
19 Feb. 26, 2015 1403

So the question was....how to get more teams to play Major Plus

» Tim Millette: In a thread below I gave an idea that "might" make Plus a little more ...
      »cal50: Instead of looking at number of tournament wins for a year, make it ...
      »Grimmie: I'm with cal50 we only need 3 divisions. Dalton GA is the only ...
      »OZ40: When it comes to Major+ I think the 800 pound gorilla in the room ...
      »swing for the fences : Cal 50, SSUSA has to make money, giving teams the potential to win ...
      »Nancy Allen: Cal50, it does not happen every year, but in the past we have had 5 ...
      »hombre: Tim, I have no original thoughts, however, I do have some opinions on ...
      »Mulewhipper: I believe the HR rule (outs) last year helped to bring the rest of ...
      »cal50: Hi Nancy, we play in the brickyard every year. Last year we had 3 ...
      »cal50: Swing, I think we are agreeing with each other on moving more teams ...
      »swing for the fences : I hear you Cal50.. I'm not sure about only three divisions.. I don't ...
      »cal50: SSUSA is doing a good job with divisions as is. I think Tim is ...
      »Mario: I believe the only way to grow the division is to get more ...
      »Tim Millette: Cal 50, actually my main thing is not forcing many just above average ...
      »cal50: Tim, I disagree with you on playing the lower division. Let teams ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Several years back, I am playing on a AAA team that is a better than ...
      »Jawood: I used to think that combining Major and Major+ was the way to go. I ...
      »Tim Millette: Dave, I think allowing three upper ranked players is fine.... How ...
      »DaveDowell: I rarely comment publicly on issue-oriented threads ... This is an ...
      »cal50: Dave, the 1 up rule would be a welcome change. Was it seriously ...
      »SSUSA Staff: There was the annual discussion of HR Rules in general at the Rules ...
      »DCPete: When and why was the 1-Up rule eliminated? The 1-Up rule used to be ...
      »Young48: I agree with DCPete. The 1-up rule should be in every division. Why ...
      »Dbax: I agree! And it's such a simple solution. What would be the negatives?
      »Dbax: My question was legitimate. Please post opinions on any negative ...
      »Robo2: I have stated many times: allow unlimited HRs at all levels. 1. It ...
      »Tim Millette: Last years dbo rule change was a great addition to senior ...
      »joel 1975: just play where they tell you the last two of the major 55 ...
      »BiggDan: PEOPLE SHOULD ALSO REMEMBER THAT OUT IN VEGAS THE AIR IS VERY THIN. I ...
      »crump22: joel 1975,MOTOWN Staff didn,t have a problem playing Major Plus, but ...
      »joel 1975: nobody said you did anything wrong I was just telling the guy,s on ...
30 Feb. 26, 2015 1708

Central Ca looking to join 55 or 60 AAA Team for Tournaments

» Love to play: I am 59 turn 60 in April looking to join a AAA tournament team in ...
0 Feb. 26, 2015 67
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