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New rule

» JBTexas : Anyone but me have a problem with the new face mask rule for pitchers ...
      »Fred S: I don't like it but on the other hand it is making me do something I ...
      »taits: They love to impose rules.... Wearing gear is smart however. I ...
      »obagain: I would rather they do that then to restrict bats or make the balls ...
      »LP: JBTexas i have a big problem with ssusa imposing this type of rule, ...
      »JBTexas : Larry, problem I have is that it is harder seeing the ball with a ...
      »Adiktiv6: I agree 100% with JBTexas & LP!! Pitchers are already a "target" ...
      »Adiktiv6: oops...that should read "the now CHANGED HR rule"
      »obagain: I don't understand all the whining about the HR rule. So if you cant ...
      »mad dog: JB/larry..you have seen the one i wear(rip-it) right....it has great ...
      »Dbax: Just got home from Tucson tournament. Not one pitcher I talked to ...
      »PattyMac: Bad Change, back to the pitchers having to pay for it. SSUSA knows ...
      »Omar Khayyam: It was predictable that this rule was coming. I pointed out two years ...
      »rightrj1: The rule will make teams and pitchers chose if they want to play in ...
      »Ho: You can complain all you want to SSUSA and probably SPA and ISSA in ...
      »stick8: Does anyone remember the middle hitting rule from a couple years ago? ...
      »crusher: S8, Yes. 65 and 70+. These guys are a little wiser and have seen ...
      »BogeyBert21: When does it stop, first the mask, then shin guards, then chest ...
      »taits: It's about liability, not (just) safety. Sure it has something to do ...
      »JDub: I've been Pitching for many years, mainly U-Trip. I've been Blind in ...
      »garyheifner: Gotta disagree that you can't see the ball. I have a mask and a ...
      »Eurskine: Gary...This is Eurskine,coach of the Monarchs.What type of mask do ...
      »JBTexas : GaryH, got to disagree with you. Glad you can see clear as a bell but ...
      »PattyMac: Again can someone from the SSUSA staff address WHY the rules have ...
      »southernson: Have to wear a mask? Forced to wear a mask? If that's the case, I'm ...
      »Enviro-Vac: Hockey players used to say the same about helmets. Today all wear ...
      »Caveman: I believe it should be a choice not a mandate. I do wear a helmet and ...
      »400: JDUB let's "face" it you always looked better with the mask on. ...
      »400: Patty Mac I have always thought that the complete player, regardless ...
      »PattyMac: 400, I have always wanted to be te complete player. I usually ...
      »Adiktiv6: PattyMac, Keep swinging the bat! Let Mr 400 (batting avg, I'm sure) ...
      »garyheifner: JB TEXAS Will explain one more time. Hard hit low liners that I ...
      »Mango: I too would be interested in hearing SSUSA’s rationale for the rule ...
      »garyheifner: EURSKINE I have a plastic mask that I used to pitch with. It is ...
      »PattyMac: I think the major and major plus divisions should be rolled into one ...
      »Duke: PattyMac, combining Major and Major Plus teams is just not going to ...
      »PattyMac: Duke, Thanks for your response. Just to let you know some of my ...
      »Graphite: Mr.Eurk,The Worth helment/mask isn,t bad.
      »Eurskine: Thanks Graphite..called Direct Sports...with the Senior Player ...
      »Pieman: I have a problem with the mandatory mask rule. I tried the masks ...
      »Pieman: Was just thinking that why not make everyone wear a mask even while ...
      »Duke: Pieman, I agree that there are a few balls that I could have caught ...
      »Duke: Pieman, Forgot to mention that safety is now more important, than ...
      »AcePV: I personally think a pitchers mask is a great idea. I've used two ...
      »INHOC2: Reiterating a comment I made in "Where are the Pitchers" section: ...
44 Jan. 18, 2014 3339

Rules Committee Minutes

» softball47: So, What IS the Olympic Rule for Transgender Players... it is a ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Here is an excerpt from an article by (trans-gender athlete) Donna ...
      »ACC: Can someone please explain to which senior tournaments SSUSA rules ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Any tournament run under SSUSA sanction ... That generally includes ...
      »ACC: Thank you. I have written nsga.org (Senior Games; email ...
4 Jan. 4, 2014 1103

STAFF question on scoring of runs

» B.J.: I was going over rule 5.7 SCORING OF RUNS....B No run shall be ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Here's one easy scenario: One out ... Runners on 1st and 2nd ... Fly ...
      »B.J.: thx for your response, but I dont really consider that a true appeal ...
      »SSUSA Staff: A runner shall be called out, after a successful live ball appeal, if ...
      »txnighttrain: On the other hand, if the legally tagged runner crosses the scoring ...
      »stick8: B.J. the scenario SSUSA staff posted indicates the defensive team is ...
      »B.J.: stick8 i agree with your scenario...read my OP below...and as I ...
      »SSUSA Staff: B.J. - You apparently, despite a very clear explanation above, do not ...
      »swing for the fences : great explanation Staff!
      »ShaneV: This might help, let's say same scenario as above, runner from 1st ...
9 Dec. 28, 2013 1890

65 AA player playing 60 AAA

» qdup1: I am going to PHX Worlds in less then a week and a 60 AAA team would ...
      »d45: I believe that once you go up to an AAA team, especially in the same ...
      »softballnuts: I played 55 AAA in the Las Vegas World Masters. Will I be eligibl ...
      »crusher: I think SSUSA has a Number that sets a level of play. 55AAA may be ...
      »d45: Softballnuts, if you are 65, and played down, I believe you will be ...
      »Duke: gdup1, a 60AAA team has 5 rating per SSUSA and 65AA team has a rating ...
      »txnighttrain: Rule 4.2(6) A player may play in two age division under the following ...
      »Duke: txnighttrain, While you have quoted the rule book as to what team a ...
      »Wes: Duke Where do you find you chart in the rule book???? As I read the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Ratings Index Chart (below) is not published in the SSUSA ...
      »Wes: So help me out with your chart: I'm playing 70's AAA Are you saying ...
      »SSUSA Staff: If you are currently 74, turning 75 during the calendar year 2014, ...
      »Duke: To All, In addition, this chart is used in tournaments when teams ...
      »Wes: Wow Thank you for your help but I'm to old to understand all of ...
      »txnighttrain: If it effects a team then it should say so in the rule book. It looks ...
      »smooth01: According to your chart , as a 60 AAA player you are saying I was ...
      »SSUSA Staff: You were not playing "illegally" on the 50's team, assuming your ...
16 Dec. 26, 2013 2138

80+ Rule change

» BillK: The new rule change for 80+ teams, where they phase out the 78 and 79 ...
      »swing for the fences : BillK, of all the rule changes I have seen on this board an ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The reality of the previous rule is that 82 and 83 year old players ...
      »crusher: Sounds like a good change Staff.
      »BillK: I would like to thank the staff for responding to my comment. I think ...
      »Fred S: It also should equalize the competition. It will possibly drop the ...
      »swing for the fences : SSUSA, had no idea the 80s division was so cut throat! Jeez...
6 Dec. 26, 2013 936

New rules and communication

» Malo37: Wow, I've been out of it and just found out about these new rule ...
      »Marv19: God bless you too David. You and Your team are the real deal. Its ...
1 Dec. 21, 2013 859

1 up rule

» cal50: Staff, Was there a discussion at the rules committee to change from ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The "1-up Rule" received mention in a couple of general comments, ...
      »taits: Both those; 1-up and 11 man D work and you are aware of that so why ...
      »Dbax: The 1up rule is the way to go. Just common sense.
      »Tim Millette: If you are thinking about 1 up, I think any homer over the one up ...
      »ffdonnie: If the rule had to be changed (shouldn't have) then the 1-up should ...
      »chico senior: The best thing that NCSSA does better then SSUSA is the 1-up rule. I ...
      »taits: A good compromise in the Hr rule would be the 1 up but it you are ...
7 Dec. 21, 2013 1130

SSUSA 2013 RULES COMMITTE MEETINGS • Minutes, Decisions & Other Actions

» SSUSA Staff: The link below redirects to the Official Minutes of the 2013 SSUSA ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Rules Committee Minutes have been corrected to properly state the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Face Masks, Home Runs Top List of New SSUSA Rules for 2014Softball ...
2 Dec. 20, 2013 5166

Home run and divsion rating thoughts

» garyheifner: Be honest, most of the M+ teams and many of the M teams are carefully ...
      »kbl: Garyheifner...Great bunch of thoughts!! Thanks, Ken
      »PattyMac: GAry, I like the idea of divisions. 2 divisions : Major - 0 ...
      »Sparky.1: Now "IF ONLY" the "POWERS TO BE" will read and consider this ...
      »TexasTransplant: Gary, I would add: segregate the M+ teams on their own field or ...
      »mad dog: gary like what you have said but have the hrs like this AA = 1 HR ...
      »LeeLee: LOL they don't won't to run around the bases do you really think they ...
6 Dec. 18, 2013 1166

face mask rule

» j33: I have been pitching for over 30 years. In the last 12 years I have ...
      »AcePV: As a pitcher myself, I personally like the idea of a narrow pitching ...
1 Dec. 15, 2013 735

Scoring Line? In MLB?

» ShaneV: http://espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove13/story/_/id/10121849/mlb-intends-ban- ...
0 Dec. 12, 2013 581

Dead Ball Out

» JohnBob: I see where SSUSA has went back to home runs over the limit being ...
      »PJ3P: Obviously pitchers wearing masks being mandatory because of this ...
      »Adiktiv6: BAD decision.....This rule change by the SSUSA knowingly puts the ...
      »mad dog: why should this put the pitchers in harms way anymore,then if there ...
      »leftyfalcon: Well lets see in AA and AAA it was a dbo already after you made your ...
4 Dec. 8, 2013 1101

Was a rule voted in?????

» garyheifner: I suggested last year that once you made it to 1st base and a left ...
      »B.J.: yes it has been changed....once B/R has attained 1st base both runner ...
      »titanhd: B.J. how would a defensive player use the orange safety base?
      »kbl: titanhd...how about on a fly ball and a throw back to 1st base to get ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The rule change requires the split-bag approach on the initial ...
4 Oct. 30, 2013 1157

home plate rule

» cecil: it almost happen this past week, runners at first and second , the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Very simple ruling/analysis here ... If the defensive player has ...
1 Oct. 27, 2013 1002

Can a new 50 player play in the TOC with a team that has previously qualified?

» bugman: What is the rule regarding adding a new player to play in the TOC in ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Roster addition players for the T.O.C. must have been otherwise ...
      »bugman25: Thank You for clearing that up for me; much appreciated!
      »Duke: Again and again and again, that is just another reason why the TOC is ...
      »Brock: Andy, I too have voiced exactly what you've suggested now and in the ...
      »Duke: Brock, You are absolutely correct. From my current knowledge of ...
      »Jawood: Duke and Brock, It is my understanding also that the reason for the ...
      »taits: I believe the 'contract' was redone during one of these thread ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The 2014 Tournament of Champions is year #2 of a 10-year contract ...
8 Oct. 23, 2013 1483

11th defender

» garyheifner: Just played in Mesquite and Huntsman games. An 11th defender was ...
      »Jawood: I believe that 11 defenders are allowed after 70+. I would like to ...
      »Fred S: One of the advantages of the 11th player in all divisions is that it ...
      »the wood: In instances where the 11th fielder is allowed, why would we want a ...
      »taits: I'm with you on that one BW.
      »Fred S: I don't believe there is any rule that says where he should play. ...
      »the wood: Fred, I was replying to the last sentence of the first post and the ...
6 Oct. 22, 2013 1076

STAFF Question on the Tie Breaker Rule

» B.J.: Question....I know with the tie breaker rule the last batter takes ...
      »SSUSA Staff: INCORRECT • In the hypothetical scenario you propose, your substitute ...
      »TimMcElroy: B.J. This exact scenario has been kicked around at SSUSA UIC ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The error in the hypothetical stated is the faulty assumption that ...
      »curty: if the situation is: pinch hit for starter, who became last out;.. 2 ...
      »B.J.: Thx for the quick response and thorough explanation
5 Oct. 13, 2013 1118

players ejected in the 50 major bracket for ball and strikes protesting.

» jah#4: Heard from a Ga player from Adiktiv Sports that two of his team mates ...
      »BruceinGa: Someone on Adiktive argued with an umpire??! I still wouldn't count ...
      »jah#4: maybe they can come thur the 39 teams and have a good showing
      »BruceinGa: Only one player and 1 coach was removed from the game.
      »jah#4: thats good only one player I guess we know what player it was. we ...
      »Perl: Don or Bruce Do you know if this was Adiktivs first bracket ...
      »BruceinGa: Pearl, go to the top thread, the las vegas pdf's and go to this ...
      »BruceinGa: They went 2-0 in pool play then lost to J&J in the first de game.
      »Perl: Bruce Thanks for the info. Sounds like Adiktiv has a tough road ...
      »Graphite: Bruce,you say that the umpiring was good? Must not have been Rusty's ...
      »BruceinGa: You are correct, nothing like some of Rusty's crew! Who is this?
10 Oct. 8, 2013 1894

is there a ROVER or 11th player allowed in SSUSA 65+ games

» spider9188: Brain dead here...is there a ROVER allowed in SSUSA (meaning fielding ...
      »kbl: Bob, YES.
      »SSUSA Staff: NO ... The 11th Defensive Player is allowed for ages 70+ and more ...
      »kbl: BOB...SENIOR MOMENT..issa tournaments...sorry ken
      »spider9188: Thanks SSUSA Staff...appreciate it...and Ken...thank you...as I was ...
      »kbl: BOB.. what team do you play with and are you playing in ft ...
5 Sept. 20, 2013 934

Softballs

» Dennis Ferguson: Will the 52/300 softball be the ball used by SSUSA in 2014?
      »swing for the fences : everything I have ever hear from SSUSA is the balls are not changing! ...
      »Olden Slow: Dennis. Don't think they are changing a thing. I don't know of ...
      »Fred S: If they ever do run out and get yourself one of the PST's or the ...
      »mad dog: actually fred the senior bats hit this ball well...we use the 52 for ...
      »Jawood: The ball currently being used is fair. No need to change it.
      »Fred S: Should have mentioned that the ASA only bats also work very well with ...
6 Sept. 20, 2013 1022
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