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FALL 2020 TEAM RATINGS ē SSUSA's World Championships & Appeals Decisions

» SSUSA Staff: World Championships Based Rating Changes NOTE: Rating changes fo ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Rating changes for the 50+ Men's and Women's Divisions are as ...
1 Nov. 4, 2020 2594
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COVID-19 PROCEDURES ē SSUSA Protocols for Safe Play

» SSUSA Staff: NEW SSUSA RULES AND RECOMMENDATIONS ē April 29, 2020 (SSUSA ...
0 Sept. 11, 2020 1199
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TEAM RATINGS ē Guidelines & Procedures (Rev: 12/15/2015)

» SSUSA Staff: Senior Softball-USA Ratings Guidelines The foundation of the ...
0 Dec. 16, 2015 17210

Safe r out

» nails: As I swing and hit the ball, I hear behind me foot is out of the box. ...
      »B.J.: no it's verbal obstruction.. batter is awarded 1st base or whatever ...
      »stick8: In young manís ball the batter gets the option of taking the result ...
      »B.J.: stick.. I think what you are refering to is when the catcher hinders ...
      »nails: This was in Phoenix last week. Actually I stopped running after ...
      »B.J.: nails..this is similar to a catcher yelling foul ball and then ...
      »stick8: BJ youíre correct as usual but when you say the catcher hindering or ...
      »B.J.: stick..no I mean when the batter does swing and his bat catches part ...
      »stick8: Yep thatís obstruction. I have yet to witness that in a slo pitch ...
8 Nov. 24, 2020 478

Git-R-Done 55's Looking

» TOMAR77: We are establishing a Git-R-Done 55's Team. Located in So Cal. We are ...
      »BigTuna: Tommy are you guys planning on hitting any BP?
      »TOMAR77: Big Tuna in town ? If so, BP/OTL Tuesday 9:00am Brookhurst Park, ...
      »BigTuna: Tommy - I'm in North San Diego - I'll map out the location of he ...
      »TOMAR77: Big Tuna our BP and OTL is comprised of 65+ Players. This is not the ...
      »BigTuna: Tomar, ok thank you for the clearity! Let me know if you hear of any ...
      »William Thomas: Hey this is William Thomas aka "Chill" I used to play for the Oxnard ...
6 Nov. 24, 2020 416

Looking for 55 players

» rancid: Team aging up looking to fill a few spots fir 55 AAA pls email if you ...
      »William Thomas: Hey Dan this is William Thomas aka "CHILL" I used to play for the ...
1 Nov. 24, 2020 143

Bat grip

» Corn: Anyone had any luck with your batting grip changes? I just started ...
      »DRB22: There are so many different types of grips, just have to find what ...
      »Tri18: If you go on my you tube page there is a short video dedicated to ...
      »Meanzie: It takes a lot of batting practice to find out what works for you. It ...
      »Fabe: I changed my grip from traditional baseball to overlap...it took me ...
4 Nov. 24, 2020 209

Georgia Renegades 50AAA looking for tournament quality Outfielders, and a SS.

» Emmitt: We are a 50AAA team just finished 4th in the ISSA Winter Worlds in ...
      »SKOOL: Mr. Emmitt, are you still looking for a ss/middle player and can you ...
      »Finally50: Emmitt Live in Charleston SC played with the Rhinos to many guys on ...
2 Nov. 24, 2020 144

3 and 1: Take the pitch or swing away?

» Bruce M: Let's say there is one out, bottom of the 4th. You are a good ...
      »DaveDowell: We play SLOW pitch softball, hitting a ball lobbed underhand at a ...
      »DieselDan: You're playing on a 55 men's team. See the ball, hit the ball or ...
      »HSquared: Seriously? I'm with Dave. Did you come to play softball or worry ...
      »DRB22: Haha, my team puts me in a spot in the line up to drive in runs, not ...
      »bkb555: common misconception about softball being 5-10 mph pitch is ...
      »Dbax: After doing some research I learned the average slow pitch is 10 mph. ...
      »bkb555: Dbax, I thought the same thing until I got the Pocket radar that ...
      »Dbax: 👍👍
      »UMBACH: As a pitcher I love it when you take a pitch know all I have to do is ...
      »Webbie25: Bruce, I have had this discussion with so many people since we went ...
      »mck71: Where's the runner? If he is on 1B the pitcher is not trying to walk ...
      »NYTX: You ALWAYS swing at a good pitch - regardless of the count! I tell ...
      »stick8: When I first started playing upper level ball I learned right away ...
      »TimMcElroy: mck71- I completely agree with you. I tell my guys all the time ...
      »mck71: As Herm Edwards said, "you play to win the game", right? So I SHOULD ...
      »garyheifner: When I pitch, if U take the meat ball on 3-1---With only 1 on base, ...
      »grayhitter59: Ok, maybe if you hit late in the line up and play on a AAA team and ...
      »Bruce M: I love the discussion on this. Some really good insights. Thank ...
      »SOFTBALLNUTZ: It depends on the price of the bat in your hands!
      »ChiPrimeMarty: You do what it takes to help your team win the game. If the pitcher ...
      »Meanzie: If itís a cookie Iíll swing at it on the first pitch. It may be the ...
21 Nov. 24, 2020 1017

50's Major Team Arizona.

» Ray09: We are looking for some good, dedicated players to join our team. We ...
0 Nov. 24, 2020 66

Looking to play

» Joe Chestnut: I am looking for a team where I can play and not pad the bench. Best ...
      »Joe Chestnut: I can play Men's 40, 45 and 50 plus. Based out of Sierra Vista. ...
      »DaveDowell: Joey, When's the next competitive eating contest for Major League ...
      »Joe Chestnut: Sorry, wrong Joe Chestnut. ;-)
      »Ray09: My name is Ray Ramirez I'm looking to fill a roster I have 8 original ...
4 Nov. 24, 2020 204

Winter World's Scores

» bbullet: EXCELLENT job of posting the Winter World's scores!!! Very timely ...
      »DaveDowell: Thanks bbullet ... I have no life right now, since I'm in Pre-Op ...
      »Dbax: Great job Dave!
      »Fabe: Dave, Prayn for your upcoming surgery! Mahalo for all you do... ...
      »USMC21: Good luck to you on your surgery Dave! Had both my knees ...
      »HAT MAN: Not sure if there is anything that can be done but I figured out this ...
      »baseballbill: DAVE: Now, if you can only Clone yourself, great job !!!
      »Jawood: So Dave, you're finally getting it done! You will be so glad you did!
      »DaveDowell: Thanks Fabe and Odie and Vinnie and Jack for the "in advance" Get ...
8 Nov. 24, 2020 635

Senior Softball 2021 Kick Off Tournament January 28 29 30 31

» Cowboy19: The Town of Fountain Hills, Az. is hosting a men's senior sof ...
0 Nov. 24, 2020 101

Forfeit

» Popa: This question is from experience of this past weekend at Cesar Chavez ...
      »TimMcElroy: With only 4 teams getting a bye, everyone that wasn't 2-0 should have ...
      »DaveDowell: Tim and Popa ... It's a rather harsh result, but not without fair ...
      »Popa: Thank you TimMcElroy & DaveDowell for your input, it is much ...
      »Funwiththesuns: Popa If I can help you out with this type of problem may I suggest ...
4 Nov. 24, 2020 424

out or safe

» Doak: Dave, something happened at the Winter Nationals I have never seen ...
      »B.J.: Doak, Im not Dave but I know of no rule against contact with the ...
      »DaveDowell: I am Dave, and I agree with B.J.'s analysis ... My only other ...
      »stick8: Only is senior softball this could happen. 😀 I have a ...
      »Doak: The fielder was in the "short outfield" and made a great backhand ...
      »B.J.: Doak... again not Dave.. you changed your scenario a little.. now ...
      »DaveDowell: Doak ... Again, I agree with B.J.'s analysis, especially as ...
      »Treestand Man: I think it should be a double play for not Social Distancing if ...
      »stick8: Doak, the answer to your question is a resounding yes! Whether heís ...
      »DaveDowell: stick8 ... We agree 101% except for that pesky little problem that ...
      »Treestand Man: If the batter rounded first and they collided with the runner before ...
      »stick8: Dave to make an accurate judgement Iíd have to witness it first hand. ...
      »stick8: Treestand Man, I disagree with what that umpire ruled. Itís ...
12 Nov. 23, 2020 670

SKOOL

» SKOOL: I'm 53 I play ss/middle, looking for a 50 major or aaa Travel team ...
      »DaveDowell: Providing your State of residence and contact information (email ...
      »Treestand Man: Based on his profile he lives in Louisiana.
      »SKOOL: Thanks sir!I live in Pensacola, FL. I played with Team MidWest50 on ...
      »DaveDowell: And that, Treestand Man, is a tiny little lesson on why it's maybe ...
      »Treestand Man: Abe Lincoln said, You can always believe it when it's on the world ...
      »SKOOL: I had to update my profile now that I live in Florida and looking for ...
      »DaveDowell: Treestand Man ... That's hilarious! ... I think I heard one of my ...
7 Nov. 23, 2020 203

2021 TOC

» madman50: When are the teams that qualified for the 2021 TOC be notified or ...
      »madman50: Would really like an answer to my question.
      »Dbax: This is right off the tournament page.......... All 2020 Qualifier ...
      »madman50: I know what the tournament page says but Sacramento said they were ...
      »DaveDowell: madman ... There's going to be a LOT of time after the World ...
4 Nov. 23, 2020 348

SKOOL

» SKOOL: I can be reached on here, email or ...
0 Nov. 23, 2020 31

out of rating number

» titanhd: We are a 60M team that has a rating of 6. We are looking to add 4 ...
      »stick8: On the surface I could see this being a contentious issue. No matter ...
      »Dbax: Titanhd, yes you can. If an entire 55 Major team all aged up to 60 ...
      »titanhd: 55M rating is not the same as 60M. Are you stating that 55M ratin ...
      »Dbax: I believe so.
      »Dbax: Are you saying you would have to play 60 Major Plus?
      »titanhd: Ok I think I have my answer but, will confirm with SSUS ...
      »DaveDowell: titanhd ... Here's the general rule on aging up: "You take your ...
      »titanhd: OK Dave. Point blank question. Can an entire team that played 55M age ...
      »DaveDowell: YES ... It happens all the time ...
      »Dbax: 👍👍
10 Nov. 22, 2020 481

Florida SSUSA TOC Jan 22-24

» bobbyz24: 50+ or 55+..Outfielder/utility ,Looking to play the SSUSA TOC in Jan ...
      »bobbyz24: AAA/MAJOR,
1 Nov. 22, 2020 173

run count or not

» Steeler26: Dave, runners on 1st and 3rd with one out. Batter hits line drive ...
      »DaveDowell: The run scores on this "timing play" ... Getting put out while ...
1 Nov. 22, 2020 163

Looking to play

» Eggs12: Hey! I'm looking to start playing 40s as I am eligible this month. ...
0 Nov. 21, 2020 34

Looking to play at TOC in Florida, January 2021

» Mr no arm: Iím a 60 AAA player in Vegas and qualified forTOC in 2019. My team ...
0 Nov. 21, 2020 79
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