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Real name:
Dan Kelly

Location:
Ivins, UT

Division:
Men's 70

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, Aug. 2, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Warm up bat swing

Do this exercise holding a bat in one hand at a time. Keep your arm and bat level and do 10 reps. As you return to face forward, switch the bat into the other hand and turn to the opposite side. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyxF4eFiLKg

Hold two bats in one hand, at the center point, with a knob of one bat touching the other bats barrel. Legs shoulder width apart. Keep your bar arm upright. Now bend to the side without the bats. Light bouncing as you feel your side stretching. Do ten at a time for each side.

Hold the two bats with both hands and your arms extended above your head. Legs locked. Bend backwards with easy bounces. Do the same thing forward, but keep your legs locked. Very light bounces so you're stretching your hamstrings easily and not pulling them.

For any athletic activity, do dynamic stretches at the beginning and static stretches after the activity.
, July 26, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 70 Major or Major Plus

Going to miss you big guy. Was hoping to have you test out the bat you suggested I buy. Good luck in your search.
, June 27, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Softball Hitting Training Devices Do You Use?

Batting T; thunderstick with wiffle balls; rubber band for arm and hip exercises; wrist snaps; wrist curls. Long toss the batted balls (two throws for each ball) towards the plate. Have a beer once home.
, June 18, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 62 yr old. Looking to join a team.

State?
, June 11, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Huntsman 2017

https://seniorgames.net/event#
, June 6, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: what kind of stretching excise do you do before game time?

It's too bad over 80% (my observations) of players only do BP and some light tosses as a warm up. Except for injuries, this is why some can no longer throw with velosity or run faster, if at all.

Pre-game.

Jog around the whole field to warm up the legs and arms. Take a bucket of balls out to the shallow OF and start easy by tossing the balls towards the foul line fence. Do a second bucket and start increasing your velosity. Do before the first game and at home once or twice a week. Long tossing is one of the best exercises to increase speed which means distance. Use dynamic stretches for everything else. In and out. Lunges, trunk twisters, toe touches, etc. If you sit for awhile before your next game, around the 5th inning, go do some light jogging, tosses, and stretches. Always do some striders during your warm up. This consists of 60-70% of your max sprinting speed over 40-50 yards. Walk back to the starting spot and go again. Do about three of them. This is a way of letting your leg muscles know you're going to be running fast shortly. Anyone who has no serious long term body issues can improve, over time, their speed, flexibility, stamina, etc.

If you're a player who can run pretty well and is used for lots of PR, plays the OF, etc. you should probably do a cool down after the final game. This is where you do static stretches for your quads and hamstrings. Do three striders (gets rid of some lactic acid) with static stretches in between.

Good luck.

, June 1, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: An unspoken courtsey gesture...

Great story.
, May 19, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT IS WRONG WITH SENIOR BALL!!!!

" Without finances we'd be playing in cow pastures."

Wasn't aware that SSUSA is responsible for field construction and maintenace.
, May 17, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: VEGAS SW CHAMPIONSHIPS

And thanks DD for posting the game results in a timely fashion.
, May 10, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Cleats



https://seniorsoftball.com/?messageboard&viewby_thread=138932&message_topic_id=bats&keywordsfound=shoes
, May 10, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Prescott in May

OK, you've talked me into it. I can play 60's also.
, May 10, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Homerun - Hit and Sit

MLB has tried for years to speed up the game. Now that the pitchers can tell the HP ump they want to walk the batter, even after throwing some pitches, maybe they'll cut out the jogging after homeruns.
, May 8, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Info Help

Most casinos have smoke, but us non gamblers might inhale some second hand smoke on the way to restaurants, front desks, or heading outside.
, May 8, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Info Help

Goood info from Dave. A teammate a few years ago suggested AZ Charlies and I've used them ever since. They did have some issues at one time, but only credit cards are accepted now, and they have round the clock security inside and out on bikes. The two room suites are great, under $40/night, and like Dave said, most fields are within reason. If you are travelling with a lady, they may like another hotel with more pizazz.
, May 7, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Best lower back support for slowpitch softball

Spend some time searching on line, check out your local sports store, pharmacy, and visit a medical store. Depending how athletic you are and how much flexibility you want to sacrifice, you should find a good product. If not doing so already, start doing some core work and always stretch before any activity.
, May 3, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: hitting drills

Hitting off a T has helped me greatly. Plus you can position the Tee around the plate to pull or go to the opposite field. Having someone soft toss for you also helps. Recently I bought an Easton T10 Thunderstick and a dozen SKLZ heavy duty impact balls. I still use the Tee, but with a heavier/narrow "bat" and smaller balls, it requires more head on the ball swings. Years ago, I had a towel cut and stiched to the mats dimension and keep it in my bag. Works great for team or individual BP. The Tee I use is the SKLZ travel DLX Tee. Fits in one of the bat sleaves. Good luck.
, April 29, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Prescott in May

Howdy,

Just learned that our team ( LVSSA 70's Elite) will not be going, so I'd still like to play instead of cancelling flights, car, and hotel reservations. Either 70's or 65's in the OF/IF works for me. Thank you.
, April 28, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Changing Format for 70 Year Old Division

(Boy did I screw up the replies. Sure haven't figured out how to edit a post.)
, April 28, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Changing Format for 70 Year Old Division

And don't forget the carbs and protein.
, April 28, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Changing Format for 70 Year Old Division

Lack of proper hydration, carbs, and protein is a players problem.
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