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, June 28, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: throwing a bat

Was it thrown or tossed?
If tossed to another player, should be no foul
If thrown, I agree, ejection
That's an umpires judgment call
My 2 cents
, June 27, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA / SSUSA Southeast Championships

Curt
There CAN'T be any more teams next year.
The tournament was "full" according to the director. I sent a check in early (was told it was never received) and when I called to see why our team wasn't listed, he said it was full and had a waiting list.
SO that means that they had the maximum number of teams in this years tournament.
I also have been told by other coaches they were told the same thing.
Just some information to share.
Brett
, June 25, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: why won't SSUSA show teams entered ?

I will agree to disagree...lol
Another example is: If a team is looking for a tourney and they see 6 teams already in, maybe that would push them to enter .
There is always more than one way to look at things.
I also wish that all 3 associations would get together and schedule tournaments on selected dates to help get teams there.
IE: back to back weekends in the same area rarely see both tournaments doing well.
Maybe get them to have AA and AAA one weekend and Major and Major plus the other.
Just a suggestion.
I think bigger turnouts will be more beneficial for everyone involved.
It just will the heads of all 3 of the bigger associations to get together and make it happen.
I know the money is important, but the quality for the players should be the #1 priority.
And if more teams play, the money will take care of itself.
Just my 2 cents.

Brett

, June 25, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: why won't SSUSA show teams entered ?

SSUSA has better online features that the other associations, (IE message board, online registration is easier etc) but....
They will not show the teams entered in a tournament.
I guess they are worried that teams will complain or drop out etc, but I say show the teams and let who wants to play get in. Why worry about a couple of teams that cause trouble instead of making things better for larger % of teams that play? I have talked to other coaches and players and they would like to see who is in the tournament. They also might be a team or 2 that will enter because they see there are more than a couple of teams in their bracket. You never can tell until you try.
SPA and ISSA have a list of registered teams on their websites for the tournaments.
SPA shows they teams entered as soon and they pay. (I like this the best)
ISSSA shows the teams after the deadline, but at least they show who is entered.
Please give your opinion if you would like to see the teams that are entered as they get in.
I vote to see who's in.. We are playing no matter who is in or not.
I just like to be informed.
Just my 2 cents worth.
Brett

, June 24, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staying Close

I always get better rates than the SSUSA rates.
Just use AARP and talk directly to the hotel.
And the locations will be out way before the tournament and the hotels will have plenty of time to sell the rooms.
Hotels will let you cancel rooms up until 4 pm of the day you arrive, so canceling them weeks before will be no problem.
I have been doing this for many years.
Hope this helps
Brett


, June 22, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who is playing in Auburn on July 8Th?

TN Connection 55 will be there.
, June 22, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staying Close

Just Joe
Book hotel rooms and 3 different locations.
Then when you know where you are playing, you can cancel 2 of them. (doesn't cost you anything but time)
That's what I do.
Just my 2 cents worth.
Brett
PS. Always book a couple of extra rooms.
I book 8 at a time and still usually need another.
, June 16, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Price Went Up? Worlds

Bruce, It that really true?
If so, I REALLY meant what I said..lol
If it is true, text me his name.
Brett
Unless its Tom, and then he can call me, he won't answer his phone.
, June 16, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Price Went Up? Worlds

TG69
You have NO idea how much time I have or what I do for a living.
I am just passionate about the game of softball.
Maybe you need to spend more time on improving the game we play than worrying what I do on my spare time.
Brett
, June 15, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Price Went Up? Worlds

A friend of mine's team got 2nd in the 60 Majors last year in Vegas
All they got was individual medallions.
(AND bumped to Major Plus)
No tee shirts, no bats, not batting gloves, just a medallion.
I think the top 3 teams should have a good prize package.
This is the most expensive, biggest tourney of the year.
The 1st place team gets a HUGE package.
Hopefully someone will listen and take some of the extra money and get the 2nd and 3rd teams a better prize package. (I know we are not supposed to play for the prizes, but the Vegas tourney should be an exception.
Just my 2 cents worth.
Hope this gets to the right people.
Brett

, June 13, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hope this doesnt get taken down. Please give your opinions.

Thanks SSUSA
I know running an association this big is a BIG headache.
I have lots of ideas and suggestions, but they are only my opinion. Most of what I suggest come from running tournaments for 20 years (and the mistakes I made) and seeing the mistakes some tournaments and tournament directors keep making year after year.
With the technology we have nowadays, there is so much we can do to better senior softball (more participation, more teams at tournaments, more investors, etc)
There are MANY over 50 softball players that don't even know there is a place for them to play. If they ever would come out , they would be hooked again.
Thanks for keeping the post up.
Brett
, June 13, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

Louis Price
, June 13, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

He will be fine, he has to wait until he gets the stitches out before they can build him a bridge.
He's one tough cookie.

I do believe that the catcher /EH does play a big role in the game and therefore deserves the right to be on the all tournament team.
I do NOT think that a catcher/EH would get the MVP unless his hits won a few of the games. (Most catchers/EHs understand this)
The guys on our team really don't get to bothered either way with the all tournament team and MVP award selections. (at least not publicly)
Myself, I would rather have more team wins and less individual awards anytime.
Brett

, June 13, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hope this doesnt get taken down. Please give your opinions.

I do want to add that SSUSA is the only association that has a message board.
I have tried to get SPA and ISSA to put one on their website.
I think most of the players enjoy it.

, June 13, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hope this doesnt get taken down. Please give your opinions.

Please give your opinions

I have to give props to ISSA.
They updated the brackets (over the last weekend)all day long as the tournament was being played.
I wish SSUSA and SPA would follow suit.
In this age of technology, it is very simple to have a laptop at the fields and update the brackets with scores as soon as the games are finished.
It also give a platform for the tournament director to update weather delays, game changes, etc. (This will save a few of the many calls he gets when the weather is bad)
The person running the tournament has plenty of free time to do this.
I would also like to have all the associations post the teams that are coming to the tournament as soon as they are entered.
They might lose a team or 2 because some teams don't want to play the competition, but they might also gain a few teams when we see they are more than 2 teams in a division.
Just my 2 cents worth
I hope this message stays up so people can comment.
Brett Cooper
TN Connection 55 (# 36)

, June 13, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rule or Common Sense

I know what the rules states, but if it is the RR game, I will let the other team get a 2nd courtesy runner and tell them I will not protest it. have done it before.
If it is in a bracket game, I have to go by the rules no matter what common sense says.
Brett
, June 13, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

We usually give all tournament selection based on batting average
The MVP award, we take everything into the decision.
For example: We had a guy this weekend get 5 teeth knocked out and 12 stitches in his mouth. (bad hop at first)
He played the rest of the game and then went to the ER.
He got out of the ER, and he played the 2 games on Sunday.
He batted well and if we had won the tournament, I would have given the MVP award to him.
I also do not give the MVP an all tournament shirt, I give it to the next person down the line. I spreads the wealth so to speak.

Just my 2 cents.

Brett
TN Connection 55
, June 3, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: primetime23

What state do you live in?
If you border TN, call me
901-488-9369
Brett Cooper
, June 2, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: would like an explanation

We can't
We were told that since we are classified in Major in SSUSA, that we would have to play major in ISSA
I would much rather play in a 10 team tourney than in a
2 team tournament.

Brett Cooper
TN Connection 55
, June 2, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Clarification please

They can play as a 55AAA team as long as ALL the ones that play are at least 55.
There is nothing from your question that would make them move up to majors.
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