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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 1237
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4 Countries Launch Pacific Rim Slow-Pitch Softball Association

» SSUSA Staff: IWATA, JAPAN Softball representatives from China, Japan, Taiwan and ...
0 Nov. 19, 2014 525
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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 2538
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OFFICIAL SOFTBALLS SSUSA Rulebook 3.5

» SSUSA Staff: There have been some recent competition issues and inquiries about ...
0 Aug. 27, 2014 1765
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TEAM RATINGS Guidelines & Procedures

» SSUSA Staff: Senior Softball-USA Ratings GuidelinesThe foundation of the National ...
0 Feb. 6, 2013 8294

Looking for 80 or 75AA team for 2015

» Fred S: I am looking for a tournament team for 2015 either an 80 or 75AA ...
      »Fred S: Still looking.
1 Dec. 8, 2014 319

BATS COMPARE

» UMBACH: what is better as far as performance, the red miken end load or the ...
      »Tri18: Umbach, A very good question. A lot of guys who loved the original ...
      »laramie55: I've still got two red Mikens that are awesome for how fast the ball ...
      »cyborg45: I have all three. Still have the red from 2 years ago. Bought the ...
      »laramie55: Thanks for the feedback cyborg45 as I am planning on retiring my reds ...
      »cyborg45: If you like an endload, I would definitely try the Big Cat. I really ...
      »LP: I bought a white two piece worked it and worked to try and break it ...
      »LP: I bought a white two piece worked it and worked to try and break it ...
      »cyborg45: LP, I felt the same way for a long period of time. I beat the hell ...
      »UMBACH: Thanks for the input, very helpful
      »laramie55: Wish Miken would bring out a senior bat with their Ultramax El ...
10 Dec. 8, 2014 820

Spring training in Arizona

» Big Mike: As much as I would love to go to Alan Tanners Spring Training camp, ...
      »Big Mike: NO ONE knows of any camps in Az or at least on the west coast?
      »Gorilla Boy: Neil Teague has a Spring Training deal set up in Vegas where Denny ...
2 Dec. 7, 2014 379

New Men's 40 team in Southern California.

» Misfits: New Men's 40 team starting in southern California. We are still in ...
      »dusty805: What positions are you looking for?
1 Dec. 7, 2014 256

SSUSA Rules Committee Meeting

» JamesLG: Hi All: First off I want to say I have a lot of respect for al ...
      »swing for the fences : What do you expect.. A full reconstruction of the wheel... I don't ...
      »BruceinGa: James, did you see all four pages?
      »taits: Interesting minutes and a shame for some who had foresight for some ...
      »Big Mike: where can I find a copy of the minutes?
      »SSUSA Staff: The Rules Committee exists to review the "State of the Game" annually ...
      »taits: Just my observations. Curiosity on vote nays and abstention. Just ...
6 Dec. 7, 2014 745

TOC

» Paco13: If there is any 50/55 M or AAA in need of a player please let me ...
      »Paco13: I am still available. I can also go to the ISA so called TOC. I ...
      »wagon487: Paco, john and I are looking for a team for the ISA "toc"
      »Paco13: It will be great if we could hooked up with the same team...the only ...
3 Dec. 6, 2014 487

Home plate Mat size change?

» L.Martin: Are they considering changing the size of the mat, that's the rumor ...
      »cronin51: As a pitcher it's not big enough, as a hitter it still isn't big ...
      »B94: It would be nice to see the 24"x36" mat become the standard...
      »taits: Mat is big enough as it is...want to chance something give the ...
      »Fred S: 242x36 You have to be kidding. LOL After pitching a lot of SPA ...
      »mad dog: ok the ball is 3" in diameter....so that is 3" to each side ...plate ...
      »the wood: What is the point of continuously making rule changes? Are the ...
      »Tim Millette: I think a 24 x 36 mat would be GREAT. Pitchers are already at huge ...
      »laramie55: Actually the strike zone is defined in the rules as 19 x 34-1 1/2 ...
      »Fred S: It is because I pride myself on my control to be able to hit the ...
      »laramie55: Well said, Fred. I noticed that an awful lot of threads where the mat ...
      »the wood: Tim might be the exception to your last comment, Laramie. He seems ...
      »the wood: Correction: sometimes it's better to remain a fool, in others' eyes, ...
      »Mario: Lets make the mat 34"X34" that way it is the length and width of the ...
      »BruceinGa: Maybe it needs to be round!
      »Tim Millette: My views on the offensive side of the senior game can be summed up ...
      »BruceinGa: Tim, when was the last time you watched a 60 major or major plus team ...
      »Tim Millette: I actual gave hitting lessons to many of the old As players over the ...
      »garyheifner: As a part time pitcher, I don't care what the size is. I can zero ...
      »the wood: Tim, I'll pass your thoughts along to my sister, Woodie. Fred, IMO, ...
      »BruceinGa: Tim, maybe your post should have been directed at the over 70 player ...
      »laramie55: Gary said, " The pitcher would have more area to throw a waste pitch ...
      »Fred S: Tim: FYI I play in the 75/80 divisions in tournaments in league play ...
      »taits: Next you'll be wanting the "mat" to be the size of the area between ...
      »southpaw: I am not an expert on much, especially softball, but I do pitch. I ...
      »Duke: Bruce, I did play in one tournament about 6-7 years ago, and the mat ...
      »Tim Millette: No need to compare abilities.... How about getting back on the ...
      »the wood: Tim, it's too bad that you weren't around in 1839 when Abner ...
      »southpaw: Thank you Tim; I just tried to imply; you said it precisely. I agree ...
      »L.Martin: I appreshiate a good pissing match as much as the next guy but no one ...
      »Tim Millette: BW, on the number of Plus teams at worlds I could swear some guy ...
      »tg69: OK, how about this.Do away with the mat altogether.Leave the plate ...
      »SSUSA Staff: NEWS FLASH We are past that specific issue in the 2014 Rules ...
      »Mario: Thanks SSUSA!!!!
      »the wood: Tim, in our division (65 M+) we went from 5 to 6 teams (2013 to ...
      »Tim Millette: BW, I will agree that USSSA has not evolved into anything special at ...
      »laramie55: Bob, I think that trend upward will continue for some time as the ...
      »the wood: Tim, USSSA always ran their Series World Series in August. I can ...
      »Tim Millette: Bruce, your name sounds familiar... For some reason when I hear ...
      »BruceinGa: BW is Bob Woodroof. Bruceinga is Bruce Fairchild ;)
      »jfsully: Bob : " 1839 when Abner Doubleday created baseball" You may want ...
      »the wood: Thanks for the tip... I'll pass it along to Google. BW
      »the wood: JFSully: I actually do have a historical book about the evolution of ...
      »cal50: JFSully, it may be ok to mess with baseball, but you better not be ...
      »jfsully: I would never question Mr. Claus, I don't think I could hit with a ...
44 Dec. 6, 2014 1546

Thanks for the info

» Jeno8: Thanks for the info on turf shoes , anyone else try the 3n2's? Can ...
      »BruceinGa: I would think online or through a rep. I know a rep that might be ...
      »BruceinGa: here you go, Steve 716 307 6352. He is a 3N2 rep.
      »cyborg45: I purchased a pair of 3n2 turf high tops in 2012.Although they worked ...
3 Dec. 6, 2014 254

tournament play

» jcol: I play for a 65AAA tournament team in Connecticut. Our team plays ...
      »NY#44: We are forming a new AAA team in upstate NY, in need of a good ...
1 Dec. 6, 2014 353

Best bat for a line drive hitter

» Fishguy49: What do you all think would be the best bat overall for someone who ...
      »cyborg45: I really don't think there are certain bats for "line drives" or ...
      »BruceinGa: Very good response cyborg45!
      »DieselDan: Increase bat speed.
      »laramie55: What cyborg45 said and also consider choosing something with an end ...
      »hemi racer: I've defiantly noticed more knuckling on my line drives with the ...
5 Dec. 5, 2014 599

Looking to join a 50+ team..

» sager25: I will be 50 in 2015 and am ready to join the senior scene. Looking ...
      »sager25: Somebody has to need a solid player. Also looking to get together ...
      »Rick35: Good guy to play with on any team...perhaps we may be on same ...
      »sager25: That would be awesome if we could play on the same team. Get in touch ...
3 Dec. 5, 2014 623

courtesy runners

» JMAC OO: What do you think about doing away with courtesy runners in the 50-55 ...
      »BruceinGa: JMAC 00, I agree with "getting away from how all aspects of the game ...
      »tg69: what if the courtesy runner had to be the guy coaching first base?
      »stick8: Although I agree with the above sentiments regarding games taking ...
      »ChiPrimeMarty: stick8, I like your suggestion. Too often teams use a courtesy runner ...
      »E6 in AZ: I understand that we all want the game to go faster, but I have to ...
      »titanhd: No courtesy runners unless for injury.
      »BruceinGa: E6 in AZ, wrong assumption. I for one don't want the game to go ...
      »hemi racer: There are so many good instances when a courtesy is not only called ...
      »Jawood: Once again BruceinGa, the suggestions are not trying to get the game ...
      »BruceinGa: Jawood, if you want action in the allotted playing time, play one ...
      »BruceinGa: I'm really not opposed to your wanting more playing action. Maybe we ...
      »bkb555: i don't even consider them courtesy runners, they are more like PINCH ...
      »Webbie25: In my own situation with my knee replacement, I disagree with just ...
      »hemi racer: The last three or four post brings out why I stated there is no way ...
      »boston: I see being a courtesy runner almost as a punishment for being in ...
      »TaterinGa: Everybody has pros & cons about every aspect of SSball: but until we ...
      »SSUSA Staff: @Tater in GA Reprint from another thread: For those interested in ...
      »mck71: The beginning of this thread was started as "50-55 age group" ...
      »Wayne 37: I didn't read the whole thread, but only two players should be ...
      »FOFO: I would limit runners in the 50-55 Major and Major Plus. If you ...
      »scopes99: this was THE major sore point i had in the last 2 yrs i played in a ...
      »laramie55: If (so-called) courtesy running was restricted to using only players ...
      »LeeLee50: Just my opinion, 2 problems with limiting courtesy runners for M ...
      »Mulewhipper: One courtesy runner per inning...that's it.
      »king 44: My situation last year I had to have several cortisone shots in my ...
      »Robo2: This might be a situation that can change with age groups; or decided ...
      »Tim Millette: I would say...only two players can be pinch run for each inning. ...
      »CAT: Not always is a courtesy runner used for the speed or an ...
      »FOFO: I like the idea of limiting them somewhat in 50 and 55 Major and ...
29 Dec. 5, 2014 1249

Git-R-Done 55 & 75

» TOMAR77: Git-R-Done, looking to ADD players to our 55 & 75 Rosters.If you are ...
      »KC Jim: This is very good program...Good team..Good guys...
      »TOMAR77: Hey KC, thanks for the endorsement. Hope all is well with you an ...
      »KC Jim: Happy Holidays to you Tommy and your better half..good luck in 2015. ...
      »kaplerd: I am available for the 55 team. I am currently registered thru 2016 ...
4 Dec. 5, 2014 911

Looking to join an over 50's team in Las Vegas area.

» kaplerd: I am looking to join an over 50's team in the Las Vegas area. I ...
0 Dec. 5, 2014 110

Looking for IL 50+ team to join next year....

» Rick35: As I will be 51 next year, and I am looking to join a good 50+ IL ...
      »sager25: Good guy & good player. Would be an asset to a team.
      »BIGHURT: Get a hold of Kevin 217-202-2801
      »Rick35: ^^^^ I have just texted to Kevin.
      »BIGHURT: Did you get reply yet?
      »Rick35: ^^^Yes, I got a reply back from him.
5 Dec. 5, 2014 544

Foot placement in batter's box before pitch

» maddogatc: Used to be that both feet needed to be completely within the batter's ...
      »BruceAZ: Maddog, as long as you're touching the lines you're ok, here's the ...
      »Katzy63: Not to confuse the question, but the foot placement before the pitch ...
      »mad dog: bruceaz....what assoc are you looking at....as ASA has it that the ...
      »B.J.: mad dog...this is SSUSA not ASA this rule and 7.3 are both in the ...
      »Paul C: I disagree with Mad Dog. ASA rules are same as SSUSA. See ASA rule ...
      »B.J.: Paul C....ASA rules are completely different than SSUSA here is ...
      »Dbax: You guys are saying exactly the same thing. Both feet must be in the ...
      »Katzy63: SSUSA Rule 1.5: The batter's box is 3-foot by 7-foot area to which ...
      »B.J.: guys here is the difference between SSUSA and ASA in SSUSA you can ...
      »Dbax: Doesn't make sense B.J.
      »mad dog: DBax....it is been that way for ASA and if i remember right USSSA...i ...
      »mad dog: DBax....it is been that way for ASA and if i remember right USSSA...i ...
      »Dbax: Mad Dog, BJ stated that in ASA that the lines are part of the box ...
      »rrengineer99: so according to ssusa rule 7.5(c),see above, when i was called out, ...
      »Dbax: Yep.
      »FOFO: I ump NSA and the rule is the same as ASA. You must start with ...
      »B.J.: with the above posts (ASA, USSSA, NSA) I think that is why there is ...
17 Dec. 5, 2014 735

evil 52/300 vs. tattoo 52/300

» averagejoeTex: Hello everyone I'm from Texas so that means 100 degrees weather, has ...
      »Fred S: I have tested and used both. We ended up selecting the Tattoo for ...
      »averagejoeTex: Thank you very much , you saved me time and money........
      »averagejoeTex: Thank you very much , you saved me time and money........
      »Tri18: Hey Bobby Buggs...give me a call at 561-718-7504 Alan Tanner Team 1 ...
4 Dec. 4, 2014 912

Senior teams nearby me (I reside in Naperville, IL) still around for 2015??

» Rick35: Does anyone have any connections or contacts for senior teams nearby ...
      »dug8: Rick, We may be interested in adding a player. You can contact me ...
      »Rick35: Sent an email to you, dug8
      »CurtfromKY: Rick, if you are still looking, I would welcome talking to you. My ...
3 Dec. 4, 2014 243

CST

» Mario: Are they having CST this February? I see the website is not working ...
      »BruceinGa: I haven't heard but it doesn't look likely. I won't be able to ...
      »Tri18: Mario, Curt has said that he will not be doing Classic Spring ...
      »Mario: Hope to see you around as well Bruce. Alan, how many spots do you ...
      »mad dog: dang hate to hear that...was looking forward to see all ya's again in ...
      »Tri18: I still have plenty of room as I just started taking registration a ...
5 Dec. 4, 2014 322

Wich weekend will be for the 50's in Vegas this year?

» coop3636: We have some guys that need to schedule their vacation before the end ...
0 Dec. 4, 2014 180
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