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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 1223
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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 520
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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 2536
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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 1764
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TEAM RATINGS • Guidelines & Procedures

» SSUSA Staff: Senior Softball-USA Ratings GuidelinesThe foundation of the National ...
0 Feb. 6, 2013 8292

Rules meeting?

» Mario: SSUSA when is the meeting in Tupelo MS?
      »curveball: Going on as we speak.
      »SSUSA Staff: Rules Committee Open Public Session is 2:00-5:00 PM on Wednesday in ...
      »curveball: Just curious, how was attendance at the Public Session yesterday? ...
      »DaveDowell: Half a dozen or so public attendee (SSUSA members) were there ...
4 Dec. 4, 2014 410

Does This Make Sense??

» Home Plate: When I was a younger man (which seems like a long, long time ago) ...
      »mad dog: yes it will...you need to check the speed after you contact a ...
      »?: I think that as a person gets older their twitch or high speed ...
      »hemi racer: I'm 67 and my bat speed with a 26oz. is about 73-74 mph. When I try ...
      »softballnuts: hemi racer Is it possible that 4 mph drop in bat speed could be ...
      »Full Monty: I don't know if there is any study on the effects of swing speed as a ...
      »Clean Up: The more I think about it, I believe that as you age your bust or ...
      »hemi racer: softballnuts, if I understand your question is can you make up bat ...
      »softballnuts: The widely accepeted Rule of Thumb is: Use the Heaviest bat that you ...
      »cal50: I agree with softballnuts if always swinging for power, but a lighter ...
      »laramie55: softballnuts is correct. For every hitter there is a point at which ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: Hey Mr. Swing Makeover Ken, Mr. Senior Softball Bat Reviews Super ...
11 Dec. 4, 2014 842

Southwest area/so.Cal preferably

» 65 Cents: Need 4-5 65+ women as permanent players for our tournament ...
0 Dec. 3, 2014 137

I am available for 50 and 55 tournaments in Phoenix this winter

» winterinphoenix: I am a 56 year old snowbird-in AZ through mid-April. Just played on ...
0 Dec. 2, 2014 171

Seek 60 AAA tourney team ATLANTA

» KC Jim: New to Atlanta area - seek 60 AAA / major team. Very experienced ...
      »DoubleL10: KC Jim, the man in Atlanta is BruceinGA - he will know both ...
      »KC Jim: Bruce Fairchild, HOF 1b from Marietta?
      »hitman: Yes, that's Bruce Fairchild!!!!!!!
      »BruceinGa: You're giving my the big head!! Jim, email me at ...
      »KC Jim: Still seeking serious tourney team for 2015 in Georgia, Alabama, ...
5 Dec. 2, 2014 538

Tournament Balls

» garyheifner: In the spirit of the staff post re: game balls. Remember, when you ...
      »Lefty: We've aways hit the stote ball at the TOC. In the southeast we have ...
      »JDub: We can't Control the STOOOPID BATS, but BALL Selection can somewhat ...
      »curveball: SSUSA uses the Rock at the SW's and the World Championships both ...
      »softball4b: Jdub, I think you mean 2016. I fully expect there to be ONE ball next ...
      »curveball: Not unless they are moving the SW's which are played in Vegas under ...
5 Dec. 2, 2014 498

Texas based player looking for 2015 team

» S.A.Player: I am looking for a 50aaa, major, or major+ team in the Texas area. ...
      »JBTexas : check the sassl.org website for a lot of the senior ball info you ...
      »S.A.Player: JB, thanks for the information. I should have been a little clearer ...
      »JBTexas : The teams that I know of that fit your bill is the SA 55's and ...
3 Dec. 2, 2014 243

Suggestions for 2015

» JamesLG: Hi All: Now that the season is over for most it is time to thro ...
      »Webbie25: Hi James-right time of the year for this discussion. 1. I fully ...
      »Fred S: You can forget all the others with Rule #3. That one is the biggest ...
      »Boiseballer: In agreement with all except a partial revision to #3. Throwing the ...
      »Sparky.1: I have another suggestion: As an idea for ALL of the current ...
      »playr25: To the exception of #1. Courtesy runner shouldn't be allowed until ...
      »taits: Might add getting out from behind the plate to make the calls as a ...
      »playr25: Also don't like the 2 strike, the next one has to be fair rule. ...
      »garyheifner: I disagree with some of the above. My competitive AAA played some ...
      »Sparky.1: Taits......Excellent point! A YouTube program could be expanded to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: For those interested in providing input for Rules Committee ...
      »Sparky.1: Thank you for the information SSUSA Staff. The following was just ...
      »BruceinGa: I intend to send a email to info@seniorsoftball.com proposing that ...
      »TexasTransplant: Not a rule change, but I would like to see someone develop a tool, ...
      »Fabe: Just for update reason, I did send an email to SSUSA office. Aloha, ...
      »crusher: Great Tx TRansplant - That would be great, it is so disappointing to ...
      »Bruster55: Was a bit disappointed in Vegas on how the flips were called the ...
      »Dbax: You've got to be kidding! It's 50-50. Doesn't matter who gets to make ...
      »Garocket: Staements like Brusters is why people think the seniors are bunch of ...
      »rlspls1974: Garocket: LMAO
      »joel 1975: I would rather have the other team make the call then when you go ...
      »Mango: For the 50, 55 and possibly the 60 Major Plus- Get rid of the DBO and ...
      »OZ40: Coin Flip: How about one "paper-rock-scissors" round between ...
      »hurler: mango's got a point if thos big guy's cant base hit what make's you ...
      »crump22: Mango and all the Plus team, there is a Major Plus Only ...
      »papa t: with regards to homers...I have always liked the one up rule. Give ...
      »Tim Millette: Don't listen to yet another catcher/ah/1B hitter crying about the dbo ...
      »hurler: at least you would have one more after your hr's are gone. I still ...
      »hurler: you could also do like usssa used to do if you hit one after your ...
      »STL0: The home runs rules are good the way they are. We got bumped to ...
      »OZ40: For the record, my coin flip post was intended to sound silly, that's ...
      »JDub: Here's a Novel Idea . . . Get rid of these STOOOPID BATS ! ! ...
      »STL0: JDub - Right on with that idea. The HR rules could change a lot if ...
      »JRthree: There's so many good points you guys make and I truly hope some of ...
      »Mango: Crump 22 Not sure which tournament you are talking about with ...
      »bkb555: I like the one up rule once limit is reached.....I also like DBO's ...
      »crump22: Mango, yes , that the one. I don,t care what the homerun rule ...
      »pureevil: very simple to help out the pitcher lets just make the mat bigger ...
      »Duke: The mat is large enough. If you want to help out the pitcher, then go ...
      »joel 1975: STLO why don't you get them to change major plus to no home run's ...
      »B94: I have to agree that going to the bigger mat 24"x36" helps the ...
      »STL0: Joel 1975. I have no problem with the HR limit as it exists. I ...
      »Robo2: Leave bats alone unless you want to go thru the same old "illegal bat ...
      »stick8: "I understand that some guys still use cheater bats with these senior ...
      »JDub: Here's another Novel Idea. Let's Switch to 14" and keep the STOOOPID ...
      »Robo2: Lets face it. The bats are not going anywhere and if one gets new ...
      »BruceinGa: Robo2, well put!! " Bat limitations only invite cheater bats. I have ...
46 Dec. 2, 2014 3123

looking to play 'Toys for Tots' tournament in Hemet,Dec.13/14

» rocketman: Any team that is registered for the TfTs tournament in Hemet that ...
0 Dec. 1, 2014 204

Are walks hits in Senior Softball?

» NewRuleSC: I am having some controversy on my team. After playing this past ...
      »gott2play: NewRuleSC, What you're talking about us OBP (on-base percentage). ...
      »bkb555: it is more a team decision....since batting averages are sometimes ...
      »Enviro-Vac: In baseball proper scoring gives a walk a walk and not a hit. ...
      »stattad: You should keep both. I always provide stats to our players, and we ...
      »coop3636: It saves lots of time and effort (and arguments about if it was an ...
      »BruceinGa: I agree "It saves lots of time and effort (and arguments about if it ...
      »crusher: Agree with coop3636 99.9%. I call it BA as OBP has to many ...
      »joel 1975: some guys want take a walk because it dosent help there average, ...
      »NewRuleSC: Thanks for the feedback. I am gong to let this one be a team decision.
      »stick8: I used to think walks shouldn't be hits until I played on this one ...
      »stattad: You can do anything you want, but keep in mind that in baseball when ...
      »crusher: stattad - The good thing slo-pitch is not baseball. The 90' bases ...
      »BruceinGa: Stattad, would feel better if we called a walk or an error as "on ...
      »crusher: Bruce, U R still to YOUNG to really appreciate a walk. LOL James
      »BruceinGa: Crusher, walks are good if you have confidence in your teammate that ...
      »garyheifner: Slow pitch is a hitters game. However, if you have the poise to lay ...
      »tg69: Walks score runs. I had rather take a walk than to hit a solo homerun ...
      »HJ: The reality is that BA; OBP and Slugging average all have validity ...
      »Duke: I am not going to get into how to compute batting average, on-base ...
      »joel 1975: walks r very important if you have a punch hitter who's only going to ...
      »Brock: I agree with the majority of you in that On Base Percentage is a very ...
      »neck10: stick that's the right call, walks are just as good as single's some ...
      »stick8: Brock and neck good points!! Another poster put it properly. There's ...
      »Lefty: My coach and me didn't really agree with what's a hit or error. ...
      »hurler: stick how's Bobby Stew doin???????????????
      »stick8: Hurler, Stewie is doing very well. He is pretty much back to his ...
      »Webbie25: I have to agree with the guys that count it as a hit.There really is ...
      »laramie55: Personally, I don't keep track of my batting avg. I see that what ...
      »fever: the teams I've played for have counted walks as hits, errors as hits, ...
      »DoubleL10: Vern, I agree 100% with what you said. Our game is about OBA which ...
      »Webbie25: Vern-great to see you back on the board-how is your shoulder doing? ...
      »Igotit: How about this one too. If you hit into a double play, it should cost ...
      »BruceinGa: lgotit, looks as if you didn't read my post earlier. 25 post up, I ...
      »Stretch14: Just a way to pad the average.
      »tg69: just a way to help you win a game.Sometimes EGOs are more important ...
      »fever: hi webbie.just got home from therapy.shoulder is coming along fine. I ...
36 Dec. 1, 2014 1672

Player looking to join a team

» bullethead: Looking for the contact person for Six Pack out of Louisville KY.
0 Dec. 1, 2014 158

Missouri 60's team

» missouridave: Our team is looking for a few players to fill out our roster for ...
      »missouridave: Still looking for a couple of players. If interested please contact ...
1 Dec. 1, 2014 394

NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

» Tri18: Hey Guys, Just returned from Vegas and I was able to do a small ...
      »taits: Warranty, should get it a lot of attention.
      »Paco13: Wow. Another better than the rest Senior bats and we as fools will ...
      »Tri18: Paco, A valid observation but...we can't always control when our ...
      »southerinman: Tri18 You state "the new handle fusion makes all the difference in ...
      »Longhorns: I have been a miken guy for years. There bats were great just no ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: So what makes this bat so different from the Miken Triad other than ...
      »Full Monty: My Miken Triad Blackout still hasn't broke in yet. Hundreds of hit ...
      »Tri18: Definitely not the Triad Blackout. The Blackout was a bit stiff and ...
      »Misfits: Guys these bats are for real. No joke. My teammates and I on ...
      »Tri18: Freak Black test update: Just finished getting up to 300 swings on ...
      »LeeLee50: Can you please tell me which bat isn't a winner, it seems that would ...
      »Tri18: Lee50, I agree with you to a point...us senior players have several ...
      »LeeLee50: Thanks, but I have to disagree with the Ambush being a high ...
      »LeeLee50: I didn't see 1 Ambush this past weekend.
      »Tri18: Lee, Everyone in entitled to their opinion. My observations on bats ...
      »Sunshine1949: Why not give it a try if you are a two-piece guy, and the swing ...
      »Tri18: Sound advice. Another thing to consider...cool months are coming and ...
      »LeeLee50: That would be the key if you break it? I just don't see taking a ...
      »Tri18: Lee, What that means to me is what I have said since I tested the ...
      »LeeLee50: We received our bat prior to LV, maybe the sales model was that they ...
      »crusher: If I ever wear out my Combat Centenarian I am gonna have to get me ...
      »Tri18: Crusher, Some of those were seriously good and obviously you got one ...
      »Misfits: Just thought I would follow up with everyone in regards to the new ...
      »Tri18: 333, I agree with you this design shows it to be a very good bat. I ...
      »Fabe: Just to let the board know…I had a great time n tourney using my 26fl ...
      »ApMiken: LeeLee50,,, you got me curious. A Miken VP informed you? Pretty sure ...
      »lewis: APMiken,you have me curious now. Big Cat Mike and a rep were at big ...
      »Tri18: AP, Just got back from the ball field and another 100 swings on the ...
      »lb16: Question for Adam, Why can't Miken produce a bat like the ...
      »ApMiken: Lewis,, I was down there for the opening weekend and left on that ...
      »lb16: Adam, Thanks for your response I don,t remember the old Ultra II's ...
      »Omar Khayyam: lb16's experience was similar to mine. Bought an Ultra II in 2003 and ...
      »lewis: APMiken, he may of not ben a rep. I just assumed he was cause he was ...
      »ApMiken: No problem Steve. I am guessing the person there was either Frank who ...
      »Tri18: We had a great day of testing on Friday. We were able to hit on a ...
      »Lefty: Alan does it hit as well as the Big Cat. Looks like the Freak Black ...
      »Tri18: Lefty, I think we have to realize they are two DIFFERENT but very ...
      »?: I think I'll wait until Miken puts out the Freak Black with th ...
      »Tri18: Guys, A couple of things I should have mentioned.... I usually put ...
      »Tri18: We hit the magic 1,000 swing mark with the Freak Black and boy are ...
      »Mulewhipper: Interesting Alan...who is the "We"? There is a big difference is ...
      »Tri18: Mule, Just got back from the Villages tournament with my Team 1 ...
      »LeeLee50: Mulewhipper you are killing me. LOL
      »hemi racer: BOY!!, with 1300 plus swings from major and major plus guys that bat ...
      »Misfits: If you guys still aren't sold on the Miken Freak Black you should go ...
      »Tri18: Misfit, Good call there...I now have 1500/1600 on the bat and it's ...
      »king 44: Tri18 I just hit a friends 27oz freak black and he said he had 200 ...
      »Tri18: King, The Freak Black does sometimes take more than the usual amount ...
      »DieselDan: Soooo, the Freak Black must be similar to the Triad Blackout, which ...
      »Tri18: Dan, Not really. The Freak is an end loaded bat and doesn't require ...
      »DieselDan: Thanks Tri18. I still took the Advil with the headache I had from ...
      »Tri18: Dan, That's hilarious.better get a cool cloth for the forehead ...
      »JDub: Alan, Can you please provide Before & After Bat Compression Specs? ...
      »AJC: J Dub brings up a great point. This bat has to "press" a lot higher ...
      »Tri18: JDub and friends, Bat spec compliance is accomplished during ...
      »JDub: Metal is/was Safer and 300' Fences were Built for Slow Pitch ...
      »garyheifner: What weight is the bat you have hit for 1600+ hits. And, have you ...
      »Tri18: My bat is a 28 ounce and we are now over 1800. I have many hundreds ...
      »Old Stool: I still have my original Brick phone...I use it to kill cockroaches. ...
      »Tri18: Old Stool, now that's funny but can you hit a softball 2100 times ...
60 Nov. 30, 2014 5348

Arizona Player looking to join a 40's or 50 team.

» 2BAz: I am in Phoenix area and looking for a team. I just turned 49 this ...
      »rancid: If if u are willing to travel i have a spot for ya. Socal first ...
1 Nov. 29, 2014 422

chief99 has just moved back to dallas

» chief99: I am looking for a team here in metro plex played last three years ...
      »Wayne 37: Day ball, tournament, or rec team? Age group? Position?
      »chief99: tournaments play some day ball until employeed played majors last ...
      »Wayne 37: Lord.......not Clinton........lol Played with him, and against ...
      »Moon15: Chief EMAILme @mkmoondog@yahoo.com from Austin Romo's old school or ...
      »chief99: you have played against me too then. you guys knock old school out ...
      »Wayne 37: chief99, Here is link to day ball. Depending where you live. ...
6 Nov. 29, 2014 524

HELP---I just don't get it!

» ?: Can anyone explain to me how a tacky bat barrel makes any significan ...
      »Marv19: The theory is the sticky, or in the case of the Nightmare with a ...
      »smooth01: It means you CAN put pine tar on your bat, as sticky bats have been ...
      »SSUSA Staff: smooth01 ... Actually, it doesn't mean that at all ... Please take a ...
      »BruceinGa: Dave, would not a bat with user added pine tar to the barrel be ...
      »hemi racer: Altered-Illegal? Is there a deference in the eyes of the SSUSA staff? ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Yes, there is a difference ... • ALTERED EQUIPMENT - Equipment ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Staff for you attempt at clarification of the difference in ...
      »0: So how or why is that tacky material allowed on bats? If the bat ...
      »SSUSA Staff: In response to your inquiries: 1. The Dudley bat is manufactured ...
      »wdodge22: As I understand the Dudley bat with the tacky barrel, is for the bat ...
      »hemi racer: I have found that it being able to grip the ball for that mille ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: Is there anybody out there that has any real proof or evidence that a ...
      »hemi racer: No scientific proof, just see more knuckle balls off my bat during ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: hemi racer Your statement "No scientific proof, just see more ...
      »STL0: I haven't really paid attention to the spin of the ball off the bat ...
      »Home Plate: I have a Dudley and it does seem to make the ball exit the bat ...
      »DieselDan: Several power hitters have told me that if contact is made near the ...
      »hemi racer: Both assumptions I think are correct. When hitting the ball head on ...
      »mad dog: tell ya this...if any hitter wants to hit that low on the ball(4-5 on ...
      »Az Iz: I remember a few years ago, seeing some guy selling a strange ...
      »BruceinGa: Reebok Vector-O
      »Az Iz: BruceinGa Thanks.. I never used it. I'm guessing the bat ...
      »BruceinGa: The bat I used was a utrip bat that belonged to a friend. I wasn't ...
      »tg69: it was a piece of junk that reebok would not stand behind their ...
      »BruceinGa: Tell us how you really feel Tom. lol
      »tg69: You know how I feel about Reebok.How are you doing? Thought we were ...
      »BruceinGa: I'm good. Now I'm disappointed.
27 Nov. 29, 2014 2112

LOOKING TO PLAY 65'S

» sbaddict: Looking to play 65's for 2015. I am in California. Played with R&R ...
0 Nov. 28, 2014 267

Bill Gore's wife Panhandle Hitmen

» hitman: Guys and Gals we need prayers for Bill Gore's wife who had a stroke ...
      »Lefty: Dianne and I are praying for her.
      »Perl: Bill We will be praying for you and your wife during this trying ...
      »hitman: Here's an update on Bill Gore's wife, Keep on Praying: Bill Gore's ...
3 Nov. 27, 2014 380

Thanksgiving

» taits: I hope everyone stays safe and healthy over this long weekend. Don't ...
      »SALSAKID49: HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone and to you taits.... I going to load ...
      »JAV290: Jose you should come up and hit with the Grant's Posse boys on Friday
      »GI: I just wanted to add a special thanks to all of you who make this ...
      »stick8: Happy Thanksgiving to all!! Just curious is anyone or does anybody ...
      »hitman: Thanksgiving is the time to give Thanks for all the health that us ...
      »Duke: Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!! Andy Smith, R & ...
      »Omar Khayyam: taits, thanks for starting this thread. We, of all men our age, ...
7 Nov. 27, 2014 322

DeMarini Senior ONE Endload

» Old Stool: Who out there thinks this bat is as good as the Dudley Lightning or ...
      »Need4speed: I'm 5' 5" and 159 pounds, and have multiple hits off the wallls of ...
      »JDub: It's an Awesome Bat and we can't wait for the 2015 Model ! ! ! 5' ...
      »bogie: Its too bad more hitters haven't tried this bat. I believe its th ...
      »BruceinGa: Bogie, a teammate and bp partner bought a 2013 balanced One and we ...
      »bogie: The balanced is good but a totally different bat than th ...
      »gibby59: Been Playing With Az Elite Sponsored By Demarini For a Few Years. I ...
      »Softballer48: I too have used all three versions of the Senior One; and agree that ...
7 Nov. 27, 2014 1254
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