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"Rotation and Body Angle, Lead the Swing" Swing Makeover #32

» bogie: "Rotation and Body Angle, Lead the Swing" Bret and Scott Kirby ...
0 July 16, 2015 190

Just got moved up and need some clarification

» E6 in AZ: SSUSA, I kindly ask that you do not send me to the rule book and ...
      »swing for the fences : If you got moved up to major, there is no more AAA in your life...Mid ...
      »JBTexas : swing, not true they can still play TOC as a AAA if they don't win a ...
      »E6 in AZ: JB, I agree with you but ..... I have heard both answers in the past ...
      »DOLFAN: E6..sounds like your ready to come play with us in 50 Major Plus ...
      »Dbax: JB is correct. They will be able to play the TOC as AAA.
      »E6 in AZ: D, I agree there needs to be more teams available within the upper ...
      »Mulewhipper: Good Luck E6...our team got bumped last year from Major to Major Plus ...
      »E6 in AZ: We completely understand that from yesterday (7/14/2015) on we play ...
      »Dbax: Already answered.
      »SSUSA Staff: [1] TOC AGREED (until you win another event this year in 50-Major ...
      »E6 in AZ: Thank you for getting back to us in a timely manner.
11 July 15, 2015 888

66 yr old looking

» curty: 66 , looking for 65AAA going to Vegas for worlds. Currently 60M, will ...
      »Rondo1: Love to have you, does any part of MA touch TX ?
      »curty: can't even get a snowbird for Tx! can't get theya from heya.
2 July 15, 2015 196

Lets here it for the old guys ! ! !

» Dancer: I played in a tournament last Sunday. Tough game, the final score 5 ...
      »Fred S: I assume you used Senior Rules. Using a mat throws those young pups ...
      »Dancer: It was regular ASA and no mats or senior bats.
2 July 14, 2015 362

Fall Senior Softball Training in Vero Beach, FL

» Tri18: Guys, I went and played on the fields at South County Regional Park ...
      »Tri18: Hello Everyone, I have secured the host hotel again for the Fall ...
1 July 13, 2015 310

GRAND RAPIDS LOST MITT SUN 7/12

» Rich33: Hello- We played at 8am Sun 7/12 on the field across the wood ...
      »Rich33: I also left my Worth Halmet. Heard from TD he passed to a player. ...
      »titanhd: Cliff Burnette has both the helmet and the glove
      »Rich33: Excellent !!! THX TitanHD for note and Cliff for taking. I've ...
3 July 13, 2015 209

Simple Hamstring Question

» HJ: I am a rec player who plays on Mon and Thurs. Yesterday I pulled may ...
      »k man: HJ - google RICE - R rest I Ice C Compress E Elevate for mild ...
      »swing for the fences : Everything K man said... FYI I had them were you can see the ...
      »valgus6: You will not make your hamstring stronger by running. The only way to ...
      »HJ: Thanks to all. I have been stretching and walking. But will start ...
      »the wood: HJ, you've already received some very good input. If you know ...
      »Duke: I have had a few hamstring pulls in my day. This may sound a bit ...
      »Duke: BTW, this method did not work for any other type of pulls... Andy ...
      »Nancy Allen: My only advice is to never go out on a diamond unless you have ...
      »Wayne 37: Remember ~ There is a big difference between a strain, and a pull. ...
9 July 12, 2015 733

Hall of Fame--Fran

» Bill in Sac: Congratulations Fran. A very deserving honor. Bill
      »Dbax: Atta girl!
      »Sweet P: Congratulations Fran! You have always been a pleasure to inter act ...
      »softball4b: Amen, truly a wonderful and deserving member.
      »wareagle: congratulations Fran...couldn't be more deserving...Mike...War Eagles ...
      »Webbie25: Also congratulations from Patti and I! Well deserved for all the hard ...
      »BruceinGa: Congrats Fran!!
      »baseballbill: Fran: From all PONCHOS 70 players. Congrats and well deserved, you ...
      »Duke: Congrats and very well deserved. You said it has been an honor to ...
      »Crusher 70: Well deserved Fran. Congratulations! Jim Douglas San Francisco ...
      »Mr. Manassas: Fran...Congratulations!!!! You are one of the best people that I have ...
      »chico senior: Fran - You are the calming influence in a very complex organization. ...
      »TGIII: Fran,...On behalf of the Top Gun Senior Softball Association ...
      »the wood: Fran, you truly are deserving. All of the accolades you're receiving ...
      »Funk: Congrats Fran...Well deserve !!! Don't forget if I can simply get ...
      »TOMAR77: So many wonderful good wishes, ALL DESERVED ! Git-R-Done Softball ...
      »Mango: Congratulations Fran! Well deserved. I appreciate all you and your ...
      »CRUSADERVB: CONGRATS FRAN, YOU HOT BLONDE!!!
      »birdie: Congratulations Fran well deserved and long over due. Continue with ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Congratulations Fran. Very deserving and very happy for you. Could ...
      »cal50: Congratulations Fran!
      »d45: Congratulations, Fran. It is a truly deserving honor!! You have ...
      »Sisavic: Can you hit a double header - two HOFs in one year? You deserve it. ...
22 July 12, 2015 517

Starting to play Senior Softball

» xray: I will turn 49 in October and looking to play Senior softball in ...
      »BruceinGa: Click on "FORMS" at the top of the page. You should also register ...
      »hemi racer: AHHH!, to be 49 and starting senior. I'm sure you'll enjoy the new ...
      »Grimmie: Xray get ready to spend some money, its gotten a little out of hand I ...
3 July 9, 2015 302

Western Nationals

» Dbax: It's so awesome that field locations are listed for the Worlds in ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We've got two-thirds of a back-to-back-to-back (SoCal Cup, Northeast ...
      »Dbax: Thank you.
2 July 8, 2015 402

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 ...
      »Tri18: Ok so the first day of Senior Softball Spring Training is in the ...
      »bkb555: Just finished spring training with Alan and the guys and it was ...
      »Tri18: Brian, I have to tell you that I may have received more than you ...
      »DOERBAUM: Just sitting in my recliner contemplating the last three days at Alan ...
      »Gavin5: Well organized and very well run senior softball 3-day training camp. ...
      »hemi racer: I echo all the above remarks about the camp in spades!! What ...
      »DOERBAUM: Question for Alan Tanner. Are there going to be any pictures or ...
      »Beasley: Doerbaum, I was there on Saturday and took a bunch of pictures. ...
      »DOERBAUM: SOUNDS GREAT JOHN, THANKS DAVE DOERBAUM
      »Mario: Just wanted to say thanks to Alan for putting this together, Davey, ...
      »Zadijon: The Spring Training in Vero Beach by Team 1 Sports was among the best ...
      »Hondaf2003: I have to say the experience in Vero Beach this past weekend was a ...
      »hemi racer: Fall Camp? What a GREAT idea Alan! Do you have the dates yet? Wh ...
      »Tri18: Thanks for the kind words guys. My goal when I started planning was ...
      »MGoBlue: I'll chime in with some kudos as well. The camp was very well run and ...
      »Locoengineer: Returned to upstate NY yesterday what a long but worthwhile drive ...
      »Hondaf2003: Well today in Orlando I got the opportunity to get out on the field ...
      »Mac33: I finally have a chance to comment about the clinic that I attended ...
      »hemi racer: Alan, after attending your softball camp I realize softb ...
      »Beasley: I finally got my review of the Team 1 Sports Spring Training up. ...
      »Beasley: Someone said that you should always go back and check your work ...
      »Mac33: JOhn, Maybe it's me but where is the page you are talking about? Is ...
      »Beasley: Mac33, No, it's on a web site that I own. Please email me at ...
      »Mac33: Ok Thanks
      »Tri18: Johnny, You bring up a very good idea that I have been thinking ...
      »hemi racer: Too bad your not old enough to have a ten or twelve year old ...
      »Sparky.1: Sent you down some info on my step-son who is a pro Web Master and he ...
      »Jersey Nick: Alan: Thank you and your staff for hosting the best sports program I ...
      »Tri18: Nick, It was great to meet you and I am glad you got to make it down ...
      »Tri18: Guys and girls, After many calls, texts, and emails it seems like a ...
      »DOERBAUM: SOUNDS LIKE FUN ALAN. COUNT ME IN!
      »hemi racer: Morning Alan, in trying to find the most suitable date for your fall ...
      »Tri18: I am complaining a list now of dates to avoid to try and hone in on ...
      »Dbax: Alan, why are you complaining?
      »Tri18: Complaining? I'm not complaining one little bit. As I told our ...
      »hemi racer: Good catch Dbax. My brain didn't catch complaining, it saw complying ...
      »Dbax: Lol! I am a trained observer.
      »Tri18: Dbax, You are good at that. Darn that spell check! Hemi, lotsa rain ...
      »DieselDan: Easy AT! Spell check didn't find any words misspelled. Now, if the ...
      »hemi racer: Congratulations on another win Alan! You guys are pretty tough to ...
      »Tri18: Okay.... Due to popular demand.....it looks like the Team 1 Sports ...
      »hemi racer: That sounds great Alan. Are Bobby, Davey and the rest of the crew ...
      »Tri18: I will be bringing back as many of the original instructors as ...
      »DOERBAUM: HI ALAN, FIRST, CONGRATS ON THE WIN! SECOND, SAME PARK? OR DO YOU ...
      »Tri18: Doer, Video will be good. We will be at SOUTH County Regional Park ...
      »Macbri19: Alan, what will the cost be for the November program? Thanks Brian
      »Tri18: Brian , Cost is $250 Early registration now through August 15 th ...
      »hemi racer: That folks is quite reasonable considering the camp ending dinner he ...
57 July 8, 2015 2849

SSUSA Executive Director Fran Dowell Elected to National Senior Softball Hall of Fame

» SSUSA Staff: Fran Dowell has been involved in Senior Softball since 1998, becoming ...
0 July 8, 2015 246

"Timing & Power Slumps? Balance Rotation and BatHead Snap" Swing Makeover #31

» bogie: While we know the hips lead the swing, working the Hip Rotation a ...
      »BruceinGa: I'm sure it's another smash hit! I'll check it out. I hope to see ...
      »bogie: Sounds good Bruce...we have a ton of injuries, myself included...s ...
      »4x4: Another well done and informative video......
      »BruceinGa: Ha ha, I saw it.
      »cyborg45: It sure would be nice if you could post a hot link with these. I can ...
      »Mulewhipper: Good stuff...I had a recent hip injury and my timing and power ...
      »bogie: all episodes are listed and detailed under swingmakeover/youtube tab ...
7 July 8, 2015 616

texas state championships

» mad dog: well again another just throw the tourney ...get our ...
      »Dancer: Did they get to finish out Sunday, I am curious because it rain at my ...
      »SSUSA Staff: No worries mad dog! ... All divisions are going to 3-day sessions ...
      »Dancer: Is the Texas State Championship even going to be in Houston area, ...
      »mad dog: dancer...don't know as i left saturday..I was just filling in for the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: You can certainly do a six-team tournament in one day, but not a ...
      »MurrayW: I agree fully with mad dog. If there are not many teams, why would ...
      »crusher: If SSUSA takes a local tournament and turn it into a 3 day 3 nite ...
      »J R: I played in the 70 + division.4 games in one day. We could not play ...
      »mad dog: staff it was 44 teams total for all the age brackets per your ...
      »Garocket: Guys why don't you ask SSUSA to do the brackets, All you are looking ...
      »The Screamer5: I can only speak for the 50's AAA bracket, but things seem to run ...
      »Wes: I can tell you after running some tournaments it does not make any ...
      »Dancer: Wes I can't blame you. If the complainers can do a better job, then ...
      »Dancer: That is why I never complained at an umpire. First it would do no ...
      »Mark 44: I have to Commend SSUSA for what a wonderful job they do running ...
      »Capt Kirk: My recommendation would be to relocate the Texas State Championship ...
      »CV3: Krieg fields here in Austin would be a great place for this up coming ...
      »obagain: The only drawback to Austin is the traffic lol. Those fields are ...
18 July 8, 2015 1277

At what date are you eligible to play at the next years age? My birth date is May 9 ...

» xcoach: I play 55 Major now, when can I play 60s?
      »JBTexas : 1 November 2015, when winter tournaments start they use 2016 roster.
      »hemi racer: Pretty sure Pensacola in Oct. also starts 2016 rosters.
      »joeysoftball13: Every year it's after the LV World Masters. That's when you start the ...
      »joeysoftball13: So for 60's use same model. Must turn 60 before Dec, 31st 2016, and ...
4 July 7, 2015 363

Waterproof Softball Shoes?

» ChiPrimeMarty: The outfield grass has been long & wet for early morning games. My ...
      »k man: Chi, not aware of waterproof shoes, the only way I combat the wet ...
      »ffdonnie: Wet grass? Kind of remember what that was like. Just move West, ...
      »Gloffer: It doesn't happen very often here in Arizona, but every now and then ...
      »J R: When I get new batting practice balls. I spray them and my shoes with ...
      »taits: If the shoes have holes in them (as for breathing) you won't pervent ...
      »taits: Prevent not the other.
      »taits: Might want to look at this as ...
      »tscs000: Check out Salomon Climashield Speedcross 3 trail running shoes.
      »STL0: Has anyone ever tried using waterproofing spray on turf shoes to see ...
      »the wood: I've been using 'Camp Dry' for many years... on both Boombah turf ...
      »STL0: Thanks for the info "Wood". I will check it out.
      »ChiPrimeMarty: Taits, I remember seeing that hydrophobic video when it came out. I ...
      »taits: Inreading up on many of these products I notices some (not all) have ...
      »the wood: Taits: A pair of Boombah turf shoes cost about $45 + shipping + a ...
      »taits: Wood, That's good advice on the socks. I used to do that in rainy ...
      »k man: Agree with wood and taits, along with my 2nd pair of shoes I always ...
      »Player: Just a suggestion. you may wish to look at soccer shoes. They're ...
17 July 5, 2015 909

Which Sports Do More Americans Participate In?

» Sparky.1: The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association has put out its list of ...
      »Fabe: Sparky, mahalo for sharing...high tech toys has ruined our active ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Sparky.1, thanks for the information. Extremely interesting. What ...
      »BruceinGa: I'm thinking those facts don't disclose everything. For instance, ...
      »Sparky.1: BruceinGa: Must be a "southern-thing" because I have never heard of ...
      »17Black: ^^^^ Ohio had both girls Fast and Slow-pitch softball going on until ...
      »TexasTransplant: Bruce, I saw Oklahoma high school girls slow pitch championship on ...
      »Sparky.1: The greatest era of Slow-pitch Softball players in history reflects ...
      »Nancy Allen: Not every girl can play fast pitch, and not every boy can play ...
      »Tim Millette: I walked away from the Concord ca league I had played in for 25 years ...
      »Nancy Allen: Tim, now shaved and altered bats are a whole different subject than ...
      »neck10: nancy did big arm close that gate??????????????????????????
      »Nancy Allen: Of course he didn't. He knew that the shortstop was going to throw ...
      »hombre: Because there are so many opinions as to the reason for the dec ...
      »Sparky.1: Hombre: I just cleaned it up........Here's your plagiarism ...
      »cyborg45: I would agree with Nancy and Hombre. It is a "boomer sport". In ...
15 July 2, 2015 987

knee replacement

» audie: has anyone out there had a partial knee re-placement. my doctor tells ...
      »gott2play: Alan, Go to the Search window just to the right of the Senior ...
      »garyheifner: don't know the details but sport talk radio 670 in Chicago about a ...
      »J R: It is Robotic partial knee replacement. Called Makoplasty. Google it. ...
      »doubleplay2: I've had one on each knee, right knee 12/12 and the left one 11/13. ...
      »Webbie25: Audie-I had the full replacement-it was not the best experience of my ...
      »Mr. Manassas: I have a partial and a total knee replacement. had them 6weeks apart ...
6 July 2, 2015 917

Remember When...........

» Sparky.1: Saw this article in my old hometown newspaper, the Lansing State ...
      »cal50: Sparky, The young teams keep dropping in numbers. The SSUSA ...
      »TexasTransplant: I suspect it is just a matter of time until the decline flows through ...
      »Dancer: Texas Transplant I agree with you. I am part of the age before video ...
      »Sparky.1: We were so very fortunate to have been involved with the Great Game ...
      »mad dog: slow pitch has been declining for the last 10 years basically...once ...
      »cal50: It mostly to do with so many other sports available for kids. When I ...
      »stick8: Two words come to mind regarding this issue: Play Station
      »Dancer: Mad Dog, you think if they went back to aluminum bats would increase ...
      »Fred S: Another factor is we are raising a bunch of spoiled wimps who would ...
      »DOLFAN: @ Dancer, ah yes, I remember those days "Right Field is closed" and ...
      »Sparky.1: In the Mid-Michigan region as I would guess was the case for every ...
      »k man: Right field being closed seemed like a disadvantage at first but ...
      »mad dog: dancer...i think we have poisoned the well already....also the fake ...
      »DOLFAN: @ k man...great point about guys our age deciding to play golf over ...
      »Dancer: Dolfan, yes they just don't get it, I agree. Mad Dog, it is a ...
      »k man: Dolfan and Dancer, agreed, they just don't get it. Said it many a ...
      »garyheifner: When Bill Wertz was running the Chicago Black Hawks, he took them off ...
      »TexasTransplant: k man, one night before my wife and I got married (we've been married ...
      »k man: :)
      »Graphite: Great memories.Remember when you played barehanded with a true ...
      »Sparky.1: Give me an old Bombat and the Harwood Softball and use the "Rover" ...
      »Webbie25: Wow-great thread. I was raised in southern Michigan also-Wyandotte ...
      »Fred S: Sparky.1: Funny you should mention the Hardwood Softball. A friend ...
      »mad dog: webbie did the same thing with bats and such....also on the mod ...
      »Sparky.1: Fred S: The Harwood's at the time, were the "best" ball in town. If ...
      »Fred S: Thanks Sparky.1: I will try them in my WD and see what happens.
      »Sparky.1: Fred S: Any of those Harwoods in their original box? I'd be ...
      »taits: Any one remember the Legend 2 Centerfire balls? IMO they held up and ...
      »Fred S: Sparky.1: Yes. 5 of them plus one Wilson Professional Softball ...
      »taits: The Wilson 9130's were excellent balls also. Kinda like the Super ...
30 July 1, 2015 1053

BIG LEAGUE DREAMS- WEST COVINA,CA.

» armiho211: Does the BLD in west covina still allow seniors players to gather ...
      »Punch: Yes. BLD West Covina is still offering free entry on Tuesdays for BP ...
      »armiho211: Punch, thanks for the info. i will shoot for thursday. any idea ...
      »Punch: Armiho211,they open at 0800, for the 0900hr. game on Thursdays. Check ...
      »armiho211: punch, thanks for everything, i will check with tom.
      »armiho211: Punch- appreciate your help on this. met with TOM this am. he ...
5 June 25, 2015 583
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