http://www.seniorsoftballstore.com

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 1 member: coop3636; 18 anonymous
Change topic:

Details for SSUSA Staff


Real name:
Home Office Staff

Location:
Sacramento, CA

Division:

Messages posted by SSUSA Staff »Message board home   »Start a new discussion

, April 8, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

PoolShark ... Please carefully re-read our first post in this thread ... The subtle distinction between "touched" and "passed" the bag is very important ... In either circumstance, the runner is deemed to have "acquired" the base and he's initially ruled "safe" ... Then it's only a question of whether the defense figures out if an appeal for the "passed" base is appropriate, which can result in a call reversal and an out ...


, April 8, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

Most professional umpires are likely to rule the runner safe at first and wait for a potential appeal, rather than doing "nothing". It remains the obligation of the defense to note the missed base and appeal accordingly. The umpire's deviation from his normal "safe" mechanics, in effect alerting the defense that something is amiss, is inappropriate. Your tweaked facts for 2nd or 3rd is not an analogous situation.
, April 8, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

Dbax ... If the batter-runner has "passed" the base before the ball gets there, he is initially "safe" and the defense is required to recognize the failure to touch first. There are no inadvertent appeals. An appeal must be obvious - unmistakably indicated by voice, or manner, or both. The defender stepping (maybe for the second time) on the base and saying "Hey ump, he missed first" would qualify as a valid Live Ball Appeal.

Bruce .. You are correct, although the umpire stating that it's an appeal play on the white/orange bag call is not.


, April 8, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

We concur with B.J. and lb16 ... A runner who, in the course of running the bases, goes by a base has either "touched" or "passed" the base; in either case he has "acquired" the base. If he has touched the base, he is not vulnerable to a subsequent appeal that he has missed that base. If he has passed the base, he has failed to touch it, but is considered to have touched it until there is an appeal against his failure to touch. The defense has a responsibility to recognize a failure to touch a base.


, April 7, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TIDEWATER CLASSIC 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

MINOR REVISIONS ON FRIDAY • The Session #2 FRIDAY (ONLY) schedule has been modified to reflect having to be clear of the facility for Friday evening Local League play ... The revisions, with an effective date of 04/07/2016, are online ... A few teams will play slightly earlier and a few other divisions will start slightly later to balance the schedule times and still have us concluded in time ...

SATURDAY TRAFFIC & PARKING • Please allow a little extra travel and parking time on Saturday due to expected increased traffic flows in Virginia Beach ... They are hosting a concert Saturday by Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band ... The "Parrotheads" come out early and in large numbers ... The amphitheater venue is only about 750 yds. from the softball complex and congestion (and the "fun factor") will be very high ...

Good luck everyone!


, April 6, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TIDEWATER CLASSIC 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's Tidewater Classic 2016 in Virginia Beach, VA, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... As always, these DRAFT schedules are TENTATIVE, are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the Manager meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed, as all roster changes were previously approved through the Sacramento home office ... Managers who do not attend the Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director.

The Participating Teams List Tab on the Tournament Page and the Master Games & Fields Grid have been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 40 thru 55's | 60's and 65's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions • File size: 12 pages

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid


, April 6, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: manager's meeting

All managers of record have already received a phone call on this ... The "Manager Meeting" is one hour before your team's first game of the tournament on Friday ...
, April 5, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who won 50 major at Spring Worlds in St. George

Arizona Old School 50's (30) • Texas Bulls (9) in Championship game #1 (no "If" required)
, April 4, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Re-classification

There is no specific form to fill out to APPLY for a modification of a player's personal team rating history experience ... However, to request a change for a MEDICALLY BASED condition, the player requesting reclassification must submit, via email or regular mail, a Doctor’s note, stating:

• That the player’s injury or health condition diminishes the individual’s ability to play at the higher skill level; and
• Whether or not the injury or health issue a temporary OR permanent condition and, if temporary, what is the duration for which the injury/illness will affect the player ability?

IMPORTANT NOTE: Many medical procedures, such as a hip or knee replacement surgery, actually improve the player's physical condition and ability to play and are not, in and of itself, sufficient for the request to be granted beyond a short term rehabilitation period ...

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MEDICAL RECORDS ... If we need additional information, we will contact you.
__________

If the player's request is based on factors OTHER THAN a medical circumstance, there are additional factors we will consider ... For example, we will investigate and research the last two years of play, looking at the player's historical rating history experience to determine facts such as ...

• Has the skill level of the team been changed?
• Were you on that team when it changed or during the time of performance that resulted in the change?
• Do you or have you played on different age/skill level teams?
• Has a team you played with previously disbanded or suspended play because their skill rating was changed?
____________

For all requests, these are just a sampling of the areas we look at during your review. After our research has been completed and reviewed we will notify you of the decision by email ... SSUSA grants or denies all player reclassification submissions on an individual basis, and if the request is denied, we will give you the reasons for that decision ...



, April 4, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: same team playing in two different age groups

Nope ... If six or more players from a team age up and stay together, they "take their (AAA) rating with them" ... If only five or less move up together, their rating as a "new" team will depend on the rating experience histories of the "new" players added to their roster who join the original five (or less) ... If those players are new to Senior Softball, there is a rebuttable presumption that they start in a AAA rating history classification ...


, April 4, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: same team playing in two different age groups

PoolShark .. Both of your understandings are correct ... One litle restriction, though, to keep in mind ... Your team would be able to play as a 55-M in a 50-AAA tournament so long as ALL of the players on that roster are at least 55 years you eligible ... You would not be permitted to play down in the 50-AAA with any player who is still only 50 .. Good luck!


, April 4, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's Spring National Championships 2016 in Polk County, FL, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... As always, these DRAFT schedules are TENTATIVE, are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting the evening before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the Manager meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed, as all roster changes were previously approved through the Sacramento home office ... Managers who do not attend the Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director.

The Participating Teams List Tab on the Tournament Page and the Master Games & Fields Grid have been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's thru 60's | 70's thru 85's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions • File size: 11 pages

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid


, April 4, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: THIS IS AT SSUSA

Your team would have a slim "chance" at such an exception if the R/I spread wasn't three levels ... It's not granted at even two, with almost all exceptions being for an R/I spread of one if the player might be #4 in the out-of-rating count ... This one just isn't do-able ... We've already done the "right thing" to ensure the protection of other lower rated (55-AAA) teams you may play ... Good luck whenever/wherever you play! ...
, April 3, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: THIS IS AT SSUSA

Andres ... It's really about the absolute prohibition against a 50-Major+ history player (Rating Index = 9) playing on a 55-AAA team with an R/I = 6 ... A team may add up to three players who have an R/I no more than one above that team ... An R/I spread of three simply isn't going to be granted, regardless of how many out-of-rating players, if any, that team may already have ... Your manager knows this ...


, April 1, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Invite

Tentative field assignments are still pending for the Southwest Championships ... We'll be able to take a look at if after the entry deadline (04/05/2016) passes ... We're probably a week or so away from that determination ...
, March 30, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: coaches touching a runner

Pretty harsh (and probably incorrect) call on that one ... The intent of the rule is to prevent an "assist" for the runner ... Examples include, but are not limited to, pushing the runner toward home, preventing a fall by catching him or holding him up (or helping him up after a trip/fall), redirecting the runner running too wide, etc ... The key word is "and" in the rule ... Merely touching the runner is not prohibited, but it is solely the umpire's judgment if that touching also assists ... We are aware that many umpires simply take the guesswork out of it by ruling that any touch is an assist ... While that may or not be technically correct, the best advice is to not touch the runner ...


, March 29, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Name and Location Information

No problem Sparky1, no offense noticed or taken! ... There is a former poster from years back who provided a series of rambling rants about the absolute need to ID, as though it was required to authenticate the legitimacy of the posters' comments ... We have never felt that way, believing instead that the content and tone of the post was all that was relevant ... We also believe that forcing posters to ID, or to have a valid SSUSA player card, or any number of other potential hurdles to clear before posting would be somewhat arbitrary and would inhibit the free exchange of information and ideas ... We have (only) four very simple posting rules, and they appear to serve this forum quite well ... Thanks!


, March 29, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Name and Location Information

Whether or not to disclose their real name, location and/or age level is a personal decision of the individual when they set up their posting account ... None of it is required information, although it would be nice to know on occasion ...

As for the number of "anonymous" at any given time, there is no valid information or data to be drawn from that number ... For example, Sparky1, if you are just looking at the Message Board and have NOT signed in to comment, you will be in that "anonymous" count even though your information is visible as soon as you log in ... Conversely, if a manager is logged in and working on his roster for example, and nowhere near the Message Board, his username will show up as one the identified members online ... We suspect the vast majority of those types, managers only who don't frequent the Message Board, probably don't have any reason to ID themselves to themselves!


, March 29, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Cowtown brackets?

Please check with the Tournament Director, Will Rogers ... His contact information is available from the event Tournament page of this website ...
, March 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Jim Davis - NCI

Funeral Service • Friday, April 8, 2016 • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Rose Hills Mortuary (Hillside Chapel) • 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA 90601 • (562) 699.0921
« Newer messages       Older messages »
Senior Softball-USA
Email: info@SeniorSoftball.com
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
2701 K Street, Suite 101A
Sacramento, CA 95816
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts International Softball Tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners