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May 5, 2019
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Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ASA stamps and newer bats etc

Well first of all, anything saying Senior softball is strickly used for Senior softball only and cannot be used in ASA play as the BPF IS 1.21 (TOO HOT).As per your shout out in the thread under this one.

As for those other bats, I do not believe those also meet the requirments as they would need an ASA stamp on them to to play in an ASA tourney or league night.

There are plenty of hot ASA bats out there, you just need to do some research. Just type in ASA bats and you should get a numerous amount of bat companys to pop up. Or join some softball groups on Facebook and just put out there your looking for an ASA bat and people will respond back to you with bats they will sell you cheap if you dont want to purchase a new bat (I'm in 3 groups and everyones selling bats). JMO, hope this helps a little.


April 6, 2019
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Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Perris, Ca. May 18-19

Hey Oz, looks like we had 6 AAA teams last year, but only 3 major and major+ total for them. the stadium gets pretty full with all the other age groups. If you guys are going to play AAA my guess is you will have no problem with a turn out of at least 6 teams or more.
April 4, 2019
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Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Top Gun Yuma Tournament

Dave no appolgies neccessary, I know your a busy guy! So yes I do see your point sir, I was not aware of thier NCSSA so I get it being alot of them are none TOC qualifiers, so it makes since now. And yes we are lucky to have SOCALSSA as I think it gives most any team an outlet to play here in So. Cal. and usualy these tourneys draw a lot of teams.

Also I'm truly happy this year your putting our state in Hemet, I know we tried to get you guys to go to Hemet as a lot of us signed a pettion to get you guys to try Hemet.... it looks like it passed! SOCALSSA does a great job and I'm sure most of us are happy we have them.

So thanks for getting back to me Dave and explaining the situation to me...nuff said I'm done with this topic. Are you going to be at the Vegas tourney at the end of this month? if so I will come hit you up for a quick chat!
April 2, 2019
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Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Top Gun Yuma Tournament

EMJ, I went to AZ many years ago just visiting and yes the people were so very cool, as for the fields I cannot comment on them as I haven't played on any of the fields. Maybe due to desert location the fields are not the best IDK? but I dont want to slam any state, I was just wondering about the disparity in number of tourneys with the big difference in the amount of teams is all.

I truly dont want anyone in AZ to be upset with what I have said! was just curious.




April 1, 2019
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Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Top Gun Yuma Tournament

A message I posted last week for SSUSA...

As I look at the tourneys for the year for the South Western area Cal and Arizona I took 2 divisions 50s and 55s being most popular and noticed there's almost twice as many tourneys in Az as opposed to Ca.? 15(Az) / 8(Cal) but team wise there's 106 Ca. teams to 32 Az teams, just in So. Cal alone there's 52 teams, why such disparity tourney wise when Ca. has almost 3 times as many teams? prices of the fields?

Seems like you guys could make a heck of a lot more money having tourneys in Ca. as opposed to Az.(nothing against Az. fine state!) I'm thinking not a lot of Ca. teams are traveling to Az for any small tourneys. I did not go back prior years so maybe your alternating years and this year is AZ turn for more tourneys or is it this way every year? either way just wondering the thinking behind it?

Dbax Were playing in two weeks in So. Cal (Hemet) so far we have 30 teams registered (50s through 65) probably couple more before tourney date, then we have Vegas just two weeks after that, we would probably have more if Vegas wasn't so close.
March 26, 2019
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Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Full tourney results?

Dave that sounds great, I did notice the big tourneys have the brackets complete, the smaller ones not so much, but that's cool. I do get it that it's hard to come up with something as large as some of the tourneys you guys put on especially when there's the seeding games!so I guess as long as it's in the back of your guy's minds that's all we can ask, keep up the great work sir.

One more question off topic if I may as I didn't want to start another post, As I look at the tourneys for the year for the South Western area Cal and Arizona I took 2 divisions 50s and 55s being most popular and noticed there's almost twice as many tourneys in Az as opposed to Ca.? 15(Az) / 8(Cal) but team wise there's 106 Ca. teams to 32 Az teams, just in So. Cal alone there's 52 teams, why such disparity tourney wise when Ca. has almost 3 times as many teams?

Seems like you guys could make a heck of a lot more money having tourneys in Ca. as opposed to Az.(nothing against Az. fine state!) I'm thinking not a lot of Ca. teams are traveling to Az for any small tourneys. I did not go back prior years so maybe your alternating years and this year is AZ turn for more tourneys or is it this way every year? either way just wondering the thinking behind it.
March 26, 2019
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Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Full tourney results?

Hello SSUSA,
I know this is a sore topic and an issue to many of us ball players, as with most of us we know many teams and players and would love to see how they did or how there doing? Maybe six months ago this was brought up in another post and barbs were thrown. I defended it saying basically SSUSA is aware and im guessing there probably trying to figure out how to get the scores of ALL the games up in a timely manor.

My qestion is...Is there anything in the works to try to get the scores up the same day or within a couple days lol with some new technology? I personaly love it when the whole bracket is filled out with the scores and not just the top three finishers posted WITH NO SCORES on the tournament page.

I dont want this to get into a heated disscusion just wondering if SSUSA is addressing this? and if not no biggie will live with what we get. if anyone else disagrees with my statements please let me know.


March 26, 2019
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Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PLEASE CHANGE THIS RULE!!

I agree with JackZ, The back of the box is almost even with the back of the mat. Kind of a weird configuration? seems like there should be more in the back of the box not the front As per Dave's previous comments in an earlier thread...*were trying to save the pitcher*! I would like to try to hit the deep pitch without having to tomahawk the pitch!

I vote to eliminate the back line! issue solved, one less line for the umpire to have throw somebody out for wiping the line out! ok lol I know that won't happen but it was worth a try. Still would like the back line further back though.


March 9, 2019
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Topic: Bats
Discussion: Softball bats on southwest airlines

You can take full lenght bat bag (roller bag), put the bats in the bat compartment of the roller bag, put all her gear also in that bag, put her backpack also in the roller bag so she can use it when she gets there, her uniforms and whatever ball related items and just check the bag in. Then use a regular backpack for for personal items and carry that onboard. Did this last year going to Sac town for a tourney, worked out great and Southwest you can check one bag for free(your roller bag) just a thought and no problems.
Jan. 12, 2019
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Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home run hitting contest with a twist?

Outlaw, not quite sure of the purpose but thinking it's just for the players to have some fun while in Vegas, thinking it all goes back to the players, but some money would possibly have to be put towards logistics but everything else would go back into the prize pool.

Omar, love your guy's distance contest....here's another $5 I can beat Joe Smo I know it! lol. but as for your statement regarding the prize pool? if you look at the bottom of my post I state it's all HYPOTHETICAL as yes I just threw out the number, but all of that would have to be determined my guess is by what kinda interest it gets? obviously if theirs a lot of people the pool could be big, if not well you guessed it.
But ya how could you go wrong...A new in the wrapper lez say top two senior bats manufacturers bat.
Jan. 11, 2019
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Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home run hitting contest with a twist?

Friend of mine living in Vegas has told me they were discussing having a home run hitting contest during the April Vegas SSUSA tourney. So here's the twist...the buy in would be approx $200 dollars +/- (to be determined) why so much? well there going to give you a new in the wrapper bat by lets say one of the top two senior bat company's.

So your on deck, unwrap your bat and then swing away for the contest. no dirty bats to worry about, everyone's on a level playing field. If you don't make it to the next round, you still walk away with a new bat. prize pool is let's say $1,000 with a 2nd and 3rd place pool too.

Told my friend I would throw it out there and see what kinda response it gets. what do you guys think? is this a ridiculous concept? any legs to stand on? please leave any feedback you want so they have an idea if this would work?

please note what I have stated in regards to prizes and prices are hypothetical at this point, all of that to be determined at a later date.
Nov. 6, 2018
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Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: called out

Here we go again lol, been watching a lot of senior ball on you tube and noticed some batters have a bigger stride than others, almost all the batters line there back foot to either the middle of the plate or the front of the plate, some that line up with the front of the plate can still stay within the front line while swinging and have no issues, some just have bigger strides.

But one thing I noticed that is common with almost everyone is there BACK FOOT always stays in the same place, so....to elevate all this craziness everyone's feuding about why not change the rule to where as long as there back foot does not go past the front of the mat then they can stride as long as they want?
were only talking about maybe 3 to 4 inches when a lot of people go out of the box anyways.

I get that people will say...just start further back, but for some reason a lot of players like to catch the ball at a higher arc then having to reach for a short front of the plate pitch. I personally don't have any vested interest in this issue as I start as far back in the box as I can get and been over a year since I have been called out for this with almost 200 AB this year so far and not called out once. I'm just stating what I noticed by watching a lot of games on You Tube and maybe some way to help this issue as I see a lot of upset people in the next coming up SSUSA tourneys because of the awareness now.

I do not want to be banned from this site as i enjoy reading the goings on with our great game, so just know it's only a POSSIBLE solution to the problem, and I'm OK with the status quo, just a lot of people abuse the rule.
Oct. 25, 2018
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Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Keys to Tournament success

Going a lil different direction then the other guys as what to me has a big impact at giving your team a better chance to win is IMO the pitcher! In USSSA it is a monster to have someone that can juke and get you off balance a little, but in senior ball I guess it's someone that can really hit there mark...deep, short, high or flat. But also if you have someone who can throw a legit knuckle ball it can screw a lot of people up as just an example we used to own this one team then the next season they got a new pitcher that threw legit knuckle balls and they seemed to start beating us! so just in my opinion the pitcher to me is the man, if hes just throwing cookies all day...most all of us are going to smash period.
Oct. 25, 2018
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Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Stepping out of the front of the box?

I have to agree with bkb555 the videos you can watch on You Tube Senior softball from this years Vegas worlds is a blatant disregard for the front line and not being called especially in the major + division. I have a big stride and start at the very back line so I don't violate the front line. Some of the different fields due seem to not always adhere to the dimensions the box should be as Dave stated and most likely a little smaller than should be? thus maybe some of the non calls and I'm thinking this might get bad for people that step out of the box since it's being called out on this open forum.

I understand that we all need to adjust and maybe there could in the future be an amendment or something to the rule as I see probably 70/80% line up to the mat and stride on the line or out of the box, very few go to the front line, and the others go to the back line. I don't want to upset you Dave or Tim this is all just a perception viewed on video and a known fact. I personally would love to see the box extended a little as I could open up my swing without fear of being called out, BUT the rule is there for safety and so people don't go stupid crazy forward which yes you could feasibly smash middle even harder or get on the pitcher faster as I agree with your pet peeve Dave.

I'm sure were killing a dead horse here as I don't think were going to get a rule change and I'm fine with that, Dave feel free to delete the thread maybe tomorrow after some last minute people want to chime in as I do not want to stir up any bad feelings with the players or SSUSA as I only wanted to know the rules about STEPPING ON THE LINE when contacting the ball. I'm innocent till proven guilty! lol

Carry on...
Oct. 21, 2018
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Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Stepping out of the front of the box?

Txnighttrain, you are correct in the aspect of the box being big enough, We just have to adjust and I have. I am just stating that it is a rule that is constantly violated and not always enforced. As Nancy says...senior softball has even less need of a batter's box because of the fixed strike target, I would agree with Nancy because as I said earlier most everyone lines up to the plate or mat, not the front line. But Nanac we probably still need a box cause some people would go stupid crazy out of the box and as Dave says he wants to protect the pitchers which I would agree with, these balls and bats we use can do serious damage to someone.

Watched another video today on You Tube, Major plus teams, almost EVERY batter went completely out of the box, not foot on the line, I mean way out of the box. And LMBO when I watched a guy just obliterate the front line as he stepped in with the ump right in front of him and NOTHING SAID!. So is it more exceptable in Major plus than say AAA? I've played both, people in AAA can hit just as hard as Major plus players IMO.

Anyways so thankful for SSUSA to give us this platform so we can all enjoy doing something most of us have done our entire lives, they make the rules and they do whats best for our safety as were OLD PEOPLE with slower reactions than when we were younger.I almost qualify for the Denny's senior discount on a side note...woo hoo! playing this weekend in SoCalssa and still get excited to play! so rock on fellas and ladies and keep your foot in the box. \m/
Oct. 20, 2018
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Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: batters box

Hey Nanc, I agree with you totally that yes a rule is a rule and should be enforced, in there lies the problem that it's not always enforced and no box (wiped out) just kinda wipes the rule out. and love your insight into...no HRs left...I'm going middle lol, It is by far the easiest way to get a base hit unless you have a 5 man infield. you still look good Nancy haha!

Wayne ok but not all umps are like you, of course I've seen upms redraw the line with a bat, but more often than not it does not get addressed. And not sure what your talking about... not being in the box to start? thinking it's a no pitch if the batter isn't in the box and you pitch? maybe I'm wrong lol.

And to your remark at me about dirty catcher? was just saying that in a funny way if you see I added LOL at the end of the sentence!!!! so as you said.....no need to complain!


Oct. 20, 2018
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Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Stepping out of the front of the box?

And just an FYI the one player who stepped clearly out of the box...was not called out lol
Oct. 20, 2018
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Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Stepping out of the front of the box?

Yo Stever, I was just inquiring about the front line as long as my foot touches the line am I good? I got my answers. And to your question of...why don't you adjust your approach? of course I have, I haven't been called out in over a year I think? so no problem there. just saying it's such a problem that people always say...some umps call it and some don't. and that is the truth!

So just for the heck of it, I picked one of Dave's new You Tube videos Mavericks vs team Kitty recently posted from this years Vegas worlds, I picked three category's...In the box swing, out of the box swing and on the line swing. I only did an inning I think just for a sampling, foul ball swings included, results...

foot in the box while making contact= 2

foot on the line while making contact= 9

foot out of the box while making contact= 1

While 9 were on the line a heck of a lot of them had over half there foot on the line. If you multiply that by 7 innings you can see everyone's very close to stepping out.

Just saying maybe adding 6 inches to the front of the plate would help elevate the umpire having to call or not make the call IMO. Also I thought the pitchers could move back what 4,5 6 feet from the mound? So not sure adding 6 inches to the box is a death sentence for the pitchers, I don't pitch and don't have any desire to lol, the pitchers position for sure is a hot topic if someone pisses middle.

lastly IMO batters positions themselves to the plate NOT THE FRONT OF THE BOX. Never seen anyone start with there front foot on the line? lol, but maybe I'm wrong.


Oct. 18, 2018
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Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: batters box

Outlaw44 it does seem to be a umpires discretion weather he's going to call it or not? I think if I was an umpire I would let it go UNLESS it is stupid crazy the guy went a foot or more out of the box, then I would call it, but I think most umpires let barely out of the box go. last time I got called out for stepping out was because the dirty catcher said something to the ump after my first at bat, got called out next at bat! lol
Oct. 18, 2018
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Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Stepping out of the front of the box?

Ballplayer35 interesting interpretation of the box intended for Baseball? I would agree with that though. As for the elimination from a tourney because of umpires judgment call really sucks wow, and with video to boot. but yes who knows how many more times it was missed?

Bruster55 heck I think it's just an email to SSUSA to get it on the agenda for the powers to be?

B.J. thank you for the clarification on the rule, I have one more question though lol...can my back foot start out of the box with some part of my foot touching the line? I have a 3 step stride when hitting the ball and use every bit of the box, but the front of the box is always on my mind so I don't step out of it.

Lastly lol I've seen a lot of the senior softball vids on You Tube, and it seems like almost everyone positions themselves in the middle or front of the mat as they line up for the strike zone to cover the front of the mat from a strike call, from that position it seem like everyone's stride takes them very close to stepping on if not stepping out as I can clearly see on every video I watch! maybe they could add maybe just 6 inches or so to the front line to eliminate this problem as almost everyone uses the mat as there starting position. Ok I will shut up now!


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