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July 27, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

Good thing they don't observe SPA tournaments
July 4, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: National championship shoe awards

The 2017 National Championship was held last October. I am checking to see if any of the other winners have received their shoes which were awarded as a prize. 9 months have passed and we have not.
April 8, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

Great enough to bat last and have someone run for me on the 60 team. Great enough to bat in the middle of the 65 lineup. Definitely Major+ qualifications in SSUSA eyes 😵🤫
April 7, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

Thank God that Social Security doesn’t use your rules; they still treat me as being 65!
April 7, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

Skill set?? Seems you are making that judgement based on the success of one of the teams they played on rather than the players ability. Both players were average players at the 65AAA level. Tons of players at the 65 level with better skill sets; yet they are not rated as if they were 60 years old.

Again, no problem, I understand being in charge allows one to justify decisions however they choose.
April 6, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

Thanks for the info. I understand loud and clear. All of the other 65 M+ players can play 60 AAA but for whatever reason I am not allowed. That logic exscapes me, but it is your organization.
April 6, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

I long ago conceded to you about playing 65AAA so that discussion is over on my end. I am not playing with said team, thus I should not be on anyone’s active 60 M+ roster.

I conceded to be rated as a 65 M+. I should have the same freedom and choices that go along with anyone else that is rated as a 65 M+. I am not requesting anything that does not go along with my age and rating.
April 6, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

No problem, your organization and you can make rules on the fly. You, your rule and everyone else knows that R/I doesn’t and is determined by your age and highest level played. Mine should be 6. It does not change because a player elects to play at a lower age. A player’s personal index has nothing to do with the success of a team. The rules support it, anything else is a personal bias or an invented rule. The 60 M+ team is 7. Read your rules.
April 6, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

NO, you won!!!! I am blessed to be one player with dual ratings... 65 M+ rating as well as a 60 M+ plus rating. My age doesn't change but my rating revolves around where I play.

Any other 65 year old M+ player is allowed to play 60 AAA. They have one rating based on their age and the skill level SSUSA assigns them; not for what team they played for... Unfortunately this is not the west coast where players have a lot of teams to choose from. I have gotten a headache trying to get you to see the player unfairness you are exhibiting.
April 6, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

You are in charge and can drop the conversation, but according to your Senior Softball Rating Index Chart, A 65 M+ player can play 60 AAA as 1 of the 3 out-of-rating players. Maybe your headache is not allowing you to see what is being asked and what you are saying. Hope you feel better!
April 6, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

You made your point about 65 AAA; Y\however you said I cannot be 1 of the 3 on 60 AAA and you have not explained that.
April 6, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

Players pay registration fees and each player should have one (1) rating based on their age; not have a revolving rating. It makes no sense to me that a player is 65 years and is rated as if he were 60 years old. Why have age groups?? If you are 50, 55, 60 or 65 your rating should be for your age. Seems like there is no consistency. A 60 year old with a M+ rating is not the same as a 65 year old with a M+ rating and should not have the same restrictions. This seems to defy logic or is something else going on since you have previously made a reference to fairness. Maybe this needs to be reviewed.
April 5, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

If your rule is that your highest rating is applied to your age. Then being consistent with your rules; a 65 year old person with a M+ Rating should be able to play 65 Major as well as 60AAA as 1 of the 3 allowed out of rating players.
April 5, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

True not all players are created equal; thus if you are an average player in your age group (65) why are you moved up because you happened to play on a good younger team that could absorb an average older player.

If you are 67 and you carry the younger teams (60) Major index for 2 years that is FINE. However, why should your index rating go up to M+ just because the younger Major team (that you know longer play for) moves up??
April 4, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

I would like to know the reasoning behind making a 67 year old AAA Player playing on a 65AAA team have to move up a classification just because he also was part of a 60 major team. If a player also plays on a younger team why does his rating change with his age group?
March 19, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To SSUSA

I followed your advice and called the office. It seems that I am unable to get any director to answer the phone, nor do they return calls when a message is left.

The question I am still confused about is:

If a 67 year old AAA player plays all year on a 65AAA team and that player also plays on a 60M team that happened to win and got moved up. If he does not continue to play with the 60 team, why is he no longer allowed to remain on his 65 team? There is no competitive advantage since he played all year with the team that was in his age group and that team did not win.
March 15, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: moving up

SSUSA: If all that is true and if you don't rate players. Why is a player not allowed to continue to play on a team that he played with in his own age group, when that team did not move up??
March 15, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: moving up

The question is, shouldn’t the so-so player be given the opportunity of playing at his individual skill level as opposed to being forced to move up.
March 14, 2018
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: moving up

Most teams are comprised of players of all levels. Some teams are loaded with players that are exceptional and have a few "so-so" players on the team to fill out the roster for depth. As teams are forced to move up they have to get new players such that they can be competitive. They no longer need the "so-so" player.

Just because a team is forced to move up; why is an individual player who is "so-so" player forced to move up to a level in which he is not competitive? Why can't he play in a division in which he is just an average player???
Oct. 13, 2017
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: moving up question

Oregon Crabss rated as a major, DATE 2015 .... how were they able to play AAA in 2017 Worlds??? Something don’t look right. They won Vegas, why is the rating still dated 2015???
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