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, Aug. 19, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For SSUSA staff

Hey staff
Where can I find the rating chart? (the one that tells you what age/rating equals which age/rating.)
If I am correct, a 55 major = a 50 AAA player
I had the chart earlier, but I can not find it right now.
Thanks in advance
Brett
, Aug. 17, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Using screen for pitcher

Before some other rules.
Make sure your pitchers know that using the screen will lessen your skill when you play tournament ball. You get in a bad habit of moving to the left to get behind the screen.. FYI

Other rules we use
* If it hits the screen on the 3rd strike it is an out (This keeps players from just hitting the middle until they get a hit)
*If thrown making a play to home and hits the screen, if player is past the commitment line, he scores, if he hasn't gotten to the line yet, he goes back to 3rd
*It is mandatory in our league
* Pitchers can field the ball on the side of the screen ( I don't because I'm worries about it hitting the side and then hitting me)
Just my 2 cents worth.
Brett
, Aug. 16, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: results from Birmingham?

I apologize, They are up on the tournament page
Great job on posting the results.
Brett
, Aug. 16, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: results from Birmingham?

We finished our 2 team tournament and left on Sat.
Does anyone have the results from the rest of the tournament?
, Aug. 8, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Looking up past tourney attendance & results

thanks for the information
, Aug. 8, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Looking up past tourney attendance & results

I hope they answer you, I have asked the same question for the same reasons and did not get a response.
Brett
, Aug. 8, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National game results

Just an idea (especially with todays technology)
Use a laptop and put up the scores on the bracket AS SOON as you get them from the umpires.
This way the results would be up right when the tournament is over and you don' have to set aside even one hour outside the tournament.
If you don't think this is possible, I can route you to tournaments that have over 150 teams and results are updated throughout the day as soon as the umps turn in the scores.
The tournament director or UIC has plenty of down time to do this.
As always, just my 2 cents worth.
Brett
, Aug. 7, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where are all the teams??????

TN Connection 55 has it on our schedule
I hope it turns out to be a good tourney
I have never played in Gadsden.
Brett


, Aug. 7, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where are all the teams??????

I have talked to MANY players in the same situation
(many on my team now)
I don't believe that a team should get moved up just for winning or placing high in Vegas. It should be over a 2 year stretch to make a move up.
Any team can just have a great weekend (getting all the breaks, etc) and should not be penalized for it.
If you dominate or even place high in many tournaments in 2 straight years, I do say make you move up... BUT when you move up an age group let the team start back at AAA if they want to. It is hard enough to field a team as you get older especially when you have to play major to start with and the team is really an AAA team.
Just my 2 cents worth as always.
Brett
PS You are correct about AL and Dale.. Both great ball players, but more than that, great people.
, Aug. 7, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where are all the teams??????

I agree Tom, but we have to play here to go to Vegas
I wish that the other associations would get together and plan the weekend tournaments and spread them out so every tournament would get more teams.
At least they changed it where we don't have to play the one other 55 major team in the round robin as they had it scheduled.

CYA in Birmingham.
Brett

, Aug. 6, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where are all the teams??????

Birmingham used to be one of the biggest tournaments around.
I know they have field problems this year, but still....

This year
6 --50 major
3 --50 AAA
2 --55 major
2 --55 AAA
1 --55 AA
4 --65 AAA
2 --60 AAA

Is there another tournament going on that I don't know about?
Any ideas where all the teams are/

Maybe its time to for ALL the associations to have a sit down and find a way to keep senior softball alive.

Just my 2 cents worth.

Brett Cooper
TN Connection 55

PS.. IS there any place to see how many teams were in the 2105 tournaments?
I would like to see the ones that have flourished or gone backwards
, Aug. 1, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50/55 Player moving to North Carolina from California Looking for a Travel team

Call me
I have a 55 team
TN Connection 55
Brett Cooper
901-488-9369
coop3636@comcast.net
, July 30, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: We ( TN Connection 55) are looking for a 55/over player (must border TN)

Rick
I am really looking for an outfielder that can play in Birmingham and Vegas and the rest of the year.
If things change, I will contact you.
Thanks
Brett

, July 29, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Just Wondering?

TN Connection 55 will be at both tournaments
, July 27, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: We ( TN Connection 55) are looking for a 55/over player (must border TN)

TN Connection 55 is looking for a player or two for the rest of the year.
(we have had several season ending injuries)

If you are 55/over and live in a state that borders TN and want to play tournament softball, please contact me:

Brett Cooper
901-488-9369
coop3636@comcast.net

Here is the list of the tournaments we have left this year:
Aug 12-13-14 Birmingham, AL (SSUSA)
Aug 27-28 Gadsden, AL (NSA)
Sept 23-24-25 Las Vegas (SSUSA)
Sept 30, Oct 1-2 Huntsville, AL (ISSA) 2017 roster
Oct 21-22-23 Myrtle Beach, SC (ISSA) 2017 roster

, July 25, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: to SSUSA

Anyway, please put it in the discussion for one player on a major team.
Won't hurt to ask
Thanks
Brett
, July 25, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Put me in coach

hey Coach..
Leave him alone. lol
He lives closer to me than you and he is 55
Brett

, July 24, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: to SSUSA

Has SSUSA ever thought of allowing one player from outside their boundary limits to play ?
SPA does it and the people I have asked about like it.
It lets that friend that moves away still play with his friends. (or just to pick up a friend of a player that doesn't touch your state)
Just an suggestion for the next convention.
Brett
We are in that situation now, a player moved (at the end of last year) that had played with us for many years and can't now because of the rules.

, July 23, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Put me in coach

Call me
901-488-9369
coop3636@comcast.net

Brett Cooper

TN Connection 55
, July 5, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Calling all pitchers.

Dan
I have been pitching for close to 40 years
A couple of things to try:
* whatever you do, MAKE sure you end up in a position to defend yourself !!!! that's rule # 1
* Use the new rules to your advantage, most associations let you pitch from behind the rubber, start further back and walk up towards the plate, it helps with the distance.
* Use the 2nd bar of the backstop for a height reference, its usually 10 ft. or 12 ft. tall.
*Try throwing it like a bowling ball, a little spin might help you control it
* and pitch a million pitches.. pitch a lot of batting practice, it will help with muscle memory
* Strive for 1 walk per game, then 1 walk per day, then 1 walk per tournament.

Hope this helps

Good luck
Brett
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