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, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

Players who matriculate to the next higher age group "take their experience history rating with them" ... A 40-AAA moves up as a 50-AAA, same is true with a 40-Major (to 50-Major) or 40-Major+ (to 50-Major+) ...
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

patrick jt ... It appears that you may have more questions as a (possible?) new manager than there is bandwidth here ... Please call us at the Sacramento Office at (916) 326.5303 and ask for Tiffany ... She can probably get you a bunch of answers in a very short time ... Thanks ...
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

NO (if "we" is SSUSA)
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

Paco13 ... Just so someone doesn't misinterpret part of your (misleading) post, advising a player to not participate in SSUSA for two years in an attempt to "wait out" his experience history rating index fails ... When a player voluntarily suspends his participation, we do the same with the "two year" waiting period ... When he resumes, so does the "two year clock" ... Just so you're clear on this, despite your apparent disagreement ...


, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: End cap reglued Altered Bat

mslacool ... We are familiar with the end cap issue with some of the ComBat bats ... We consider simply gluing the cap back on to be a "repair" and is not "altering" the bat ... Doing so does not enhance the performance of the bat beyond its technical specifications at the time of manufacture ...
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

patrick jt ... You would be able (if you are otherwise eligible) to be on a 55-Major roster IF that team has not used their full allotment of three out-of-rating players ... The 55-Major teams population in SoCal is considerably larger than the 55-Major plus ... Good luck!
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: throwing a bat

curty ... You won't find it specifically in the book, however you DID properly invoke the "Unsportsmanlike Conduct" clause vested with the umpire ... Throwing a bat in anger or personal disgust or frustration is, at best, dangerous to those in the vicinity ... The fact that it cleared an 8' fence proves that! ... You made the correct judgment call and, accordingly, the call is not subject to protest or appeal ...
, June 27, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

patrick jt ... Go the the RATINGS section of this web site, click on 55+ Division and sort the list by State/Province ...
, June 27, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas and California......

It does nothing in regards to your original question except (maybe) add clarification ... If you are a legitimate CA resident, you may play for a team in either age group {IF YOU ARE OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE AS TO AGE AND RATING EXPERIENCE HISTORY) that is based in CA or it's bordering states of AZ, HI, NV or OR ... You may only play for two teams in any given Season in the same age group ... You get ONE release per season in any age group, so in theory you could play for two separate teams (but not simultaneously) in each age group ... If you are released by Team "A" and go to Team "B" in either age group, you may only play for Team "B" and may NOT return to Team "A" or ANY other Team "C" ... Hope this helps ... If not, please call the Sacramento Office for additional inquiries ...


, June 27, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

SSUSA does NOT rate players, but we do track the rating experience history of the teams the player plays with in the current and two previous Seasons ... A 50-Major player carries a rating experience history index of 8, which is the equivalent of 55-Major Plus ...
, June 27, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas and California......

titanhd is correct ... A player's team rating history experience "number" is the highest rating index for team(s) the player has played with over the current and two prior Seasons ... Playing 50-AAA (R/I = 7) will result in his 55-AAA (R/I = 6) team using one of their three allowable out of rating roster exemptions ...
, June 22, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staying Close

We published TENTATIVE Field Assignments for the 2015 Winter National's on 09/02/2015 ... That was TWO MONTHS (and a day) ahead of the start of the event ... Check back here in early September this year and we will see what the entry list looks like, and MAYBE we can make an educated guess at that time ... Thanks!
, June 20, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW TO PREVENT A HEATSTROKE

The following notice is posted on the Bracket Boards at tournaments where high temperature conditions are expected ... It is ultimately the personal responsibility of each player to take precautions to ensure his/her own hydration needs are met ... Tourney and park staff will do what they can to assist and maintain water supplies, but no guarantees can be made that those efforts will meet with everyone's expectations as to on-demand fulfillment at all times .. COME PREPARED ... Thank you!
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High Temperatures & Personal Hydration


SSUSA provides water and drinking cups in (or available near) each dugout during our tournaments. In almost all instances, support for getting the water deployed and, more important, maintaining the water during the day, falls on the Park Staff at each venue. Park professionals have other responsibilities in the context of field preparation and general facility related tasks.

Accordingly, we STRONGLY advise that players come prepared to handle their OWN hydration needs and not to rely solely on the tournament or park staff to be able to immediately respond to water issues in or near the dugouts. The staff will handle water requirements as efficiently as possible, but no guarantees can be made that the timing will meet everybody’s expectations.

Thank you for taking the necessary steps to protect your health during the anticipated high temperatures forecast for the week.

SSUSA Tournament Staff





, June 20, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

• SCHEDULE REVISIONS • Due to the withdrawal of two teams, one in each session, there have been revisions to the DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the 70/75-GOLD and 50/55-PLATINUM Divisions ... Changes are online and, in some cases, had minimal impacts on other divisions of play at the same facilities ... The affected schedules all carry a new Revision date of 06/20/2016 .. Good luck everyone!
, June 20, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

Just for clarification: LVSSA/SSUSA gave out an MVP medallion to each of the 546 teams participating in last year's World Masters Championships and will do the same this year ... They are awarded by each team in whatever manner the team deems appropriate, and are not necessarily based on any final placement in the competition or the performance of the individual receiving the MVP medallion ... The NSSHoF documentation currently makes mention of earning a point for an All-Tournament selection for players on the top four finishing teams, but NOT for an MVP award ... Accordingly, our Directors have been instructed to advise teams of that circumstance when deciding how to allocate individual awards after the close of the event ... Hopefully the NSSHoF will amend its official documentation to eliminate future confusion ...


, June 16, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

curveball ... We don't disagree with your opinion, but the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame (NSSHOF) is administered solely by Ridge Hooks and SPA ... The complete rules as to qualifying points (and ALL other eligibility criteria) are on their web site: www.sshof.org ... Points under the current rules are earned ONLY for All-World or All-Tournament selections (no mention of MVP's), and ONLY for the LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters Championships for SSUSA ... If you or anyone else is so inclined, they are the people to approach with suggestions as to changing or modifying the NSSHOF eligibility and election criteria ... Good luck!


, June 15, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 the 2016 Texas State Championships in Austin, TX, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... The caveats mentioned above regarding Session #1 apply here as well ... Good luck everyone! ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 50's | 55's | 60's |

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions [Large file: 20 pages]


, June 15, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Re Rating

The target completion date for the National Ratings Committee June, 2016 ratings cycle is June 30th
, June 15, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

UPDATED FIELD ASSIGNMENTS • SESSION #2 • The Texas State Championships team enrollment is up 26% over last year, which necessitated the addition of two more softball complexes to complete the event in the two-day time frame (it will be three days in 2017) while accommodating severe local league and contracted field bookings at Kreig Park on Sunday ...

SATURDAY
• Kreig Park Softball Complex - ALL 50+ and 55+ divisions
• Southeast Metro Softball Complex - ALL 60+ divisions

SUNDAY
• Kreig Park Softball Complex - 50-AA and 55-AAA brackets
• Southeast Metro Softball Complex - 55/60-Major+ Best 2 of 3 and 60-Major and 60-AAA brackets
• Bob Havins Fields - 50-Major and 50-AAA brackets and 60-AA Best 2 of 3

FIELD NOTES -
• Kreig Park Softball Complex - Eight fields, six of which are 300' and one each at 295' (#2) and 285' with tall fencing (#3)
• Southeast Metro Softball Complex - Four fields (#1-4) at 326', 325', 323' and 320', respectively
• Bob Havins Fields - Five fields, three (#1-3) at 300' and two (#4-5) at 305'

DRAFT game schedules and brackets will likely be published on or before Friday, June 17th


, June 14, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: would like an explanation

tugboat ... You are likely "missing" the circumstance that ISSA does NOT consult with SSUSA, SPA or ISA regarding team rankings and, as Bruce mentioned, one by-product of doing their own thing is that ISSA roster composition can (and probably does) differ ... Again, the best place for you to get a definitive explanation is by contacting ISSA directly ... Good luck!
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