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SSUSA RULES COMMITTEE 2016 Annual Meeting Minutes

» SSUSA Staff: The link below redirects to the Official Minutes of the 2016 SSUSA ...
0 Dec. 2, 2016 633
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PERFORMANCE BASED RATING CHANGES 2016 World Masters Championships & SPA World's

» SSUSA Staff: The following are the teams that have been re-rated UPWARD based upon ...
0 Oct. 8, 2016 3665
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TEAM RATINGS Guidelines & Procedures (Rev: 12/15/2015)

» SSUSA Staff: Senior Softball-USA Ratings Guidelines The foundation of the ...
0 Dec. 16, 2015 3679

Sun rule

» sslver400: Heard that the rule where a batter can request the pitcher move due ...
      »swing for the fences : I was in two of these games.... just a few thoughts.. I think it ...
      »Dbax: If the sun is in the batters eyes, it is only temporary. It's part of ...
      »NYGNYY: Dbax did you play in those games in Phoenix? If you did you would ...
      »Dbax: It's part of the game. Just like an outfielder having the sun in his ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Dbax, you're not thinking this through. I had just such a game at ...
      »Dbax: Ok Omar, you convinced me. My point is, again, that it is part of the ...
      »nickname36: Are you freaking serious, A SUN RULE!!!!!!! Learn to play the game ...
      »sslver400: Hitting up the middle is also part of the game....but you maybe one ...
      »Chief144: As a pitcher I can relate to the sun rule & the sometime benefit of ...
      »swing for the fences : Hey Turtle man.. can't agree with you more OMAR... Games like this ...
      »#19: Yes, Chief144, that is crying! Lots of alternatives for you. Sit on ...
      »DaveDowell: The SSUSA National Rules Committee has settled this issue. See the ...
      »Duke: The rule for the pitcher to move so the batter can see the pitch has ...
      »stick8: Maybe it's a different rule but the sun rule I'm familiar with is one ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The amendment made to the pitcher's sun rule last year, to expand ...
      »Sisavic: Rationale? I am very surprised - no, shocked - with SSUSA's reversal. ...
      »Chief144: #19 - What position do you play? If you don't pitch, may I suggest ...
      »DaveDowell: Sisavic ... I can only share my own observations and opinion on the ...
      »Bballer3: Hey Dave, This was the committee's best ruling in a long ...
      »Webbie25: I agree totally with SSUSA and Bballer3. We played twice with it in ...
      »#19: Yes, Chief144, I have pitched and I have been hit ... If you're a ...
      »NYGNYY: I will agree with the decision of the committee however I believe ...
      »HAT MAN: My Take, I have done both, pitched and batted with sun issues. I ...
      »DaveDowell: NYGNYY ... I attempt to avoid "sun fields" when we have the field ...
      »NYGNYY: Dave thanks for your feedback and once again no issues with what was ...
      »nickname36: YOU WANT SOME CHEESE WITH THAT WINE??...... Pitching and batting ...
      »Mulewhipper: Nickname...why so many CAPS? isn't HEAT part of the game as well?
      »Snot Nose Kid: nickname36 is so tough that he plays in the wind, rain, sleet, sn ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I admire nickname36 and his commitment to softball. However, in ...
29 Dec. 7, 2016 1293

Vegas Elite 70 Major

» Matt43: We are looking for a 70 outfielder to play on our 70 Major team in ...
0 Dec. 7, 2016 12

Looking to play in the TOC

» zman025: Pa 50 or 55 major player looking to play in the TOC I Pitch , 1B , ...
0 Dec. 7, 2016 22

Looking to form a team. Hq'd in Tennessee.

» Jethro: We are looking to form a team in Tennessee. Of course we will use the ...
      »Lefty: What's the age.
      »Sparky.1: You might wish to put some "contact info" so interested players can ...
      »Jethro: sorry about not having complete info out there. MY HEAD WAS ...
      »Jethro: have 3 players committed to this self funded 60s team. Still looking ...
      »MikeWatson: Jethro - if you don't get your team together, would like to discuss ...
5 Dec. 7, 2016 590

Mikens 2017 USSSA bat lineup

» Tri18: Hi guys, I have been busy hitting and testing Mikens new USSSA bats ...
      »Senior57: Alan, can you post a link for the videos? Thanks a bunch. Senior57
      »RoyHobbs: I recently purchased a 27 ounce Miken Ultra II Black Maxload softball ...
      »Tri18: Im not so good at that! Tried to copy and paste with out success. Go ...
      »Tri18: Thanks for the kind words Roy! I try to take care of people promptly ...
4 Dec. 7, 2016 235

Total Knee Replacement

» softball4b: Thank you for all of your well wishes and prayers. Total knee ...
      »BruceinGa: Good luck with your rehab Mike!
      »B.K.: Good luck. I've had both replaced. One 3 years ago, one exactly 1year ...
      »softball4b: 100 yards before 9AM. Not all at once. 10 yard increments. This is ...
      »softball4b: Interesting things to hear while receiving an epidural.. Do we have a ...
      »BruceinGa: The patient never likes to hear "oops"!
      »softball4b: Another fun hospital fact. Before you can go home you must be able to ...
      »k man: 4b, as a follow up to your hospital fun fact, being able to go on ...
      »softball4b: Another Hospital Fun Fact It is required that the RN taking out ...
      »Webbie25: Hey, Mike, maybe this will help-I have been trying to work with ...
      »softball4b: Well Bob, my PT guy just left. I kind of got my tail feathers singed ...
      »softball4b: This time last week I was in an operating room getting a knee ...
      »softball4b: 2340' for my first walk, 20 minutes, now ice, make me lunch, elevate ...
      »Michigan Vet: Hey Mike Had full knee replacement 4 months ago. Right now I have no ...
      »softball4b: Thanks MV. Just finished my second walk 3000'. Woo doggy I am ...
      »stick8: Chuck the progress your making is outstanding. Pretty soon you'll be ...
      »softball4b: Chuck you must be a pretty good pitcher or pretty good guy. Pitching ...
      »softball4b: Day 9. 100 degree bend, but unable to make the rotation on the ...
      »softball4b: Day 10 - 1500' to the gym manage to bike 50 rotations and 1500' back ...
      »softball4b: Day 11 - 1500' to the gym manage to bike 10 minutes, could have gone ...
      »Michigan Vet: Mike you are doing great. I found out I over did it! Muscles sore all ...
      »softball4b: Day 12 - Took and additional 1000' walk on day 11. PT Bob told me to ...
      »softball4b: An not and, I have to quit typing without my computer glasses on.
      »garyheifner: Interesting Got a guy here in Sun City in Illinois. Had two ...
      »softball4b: My surgeon did my total hip replacement 9 years ago. Hammers on me to ...
      »softball4b: Day 15 - Did my exercises, then 4700' Wore me out - walk about. Took ...
      »softball4b: Day 16 - Did my exercises using 5'lb leg weights, contrary to popular ...
      »softball4b: Day 18 - 25 minutes on the bike, 25 minutes lifting. Off the ...
      »Webbie25: Hi Mike-great to hear you are doing so well. One thing I noticed ...
      »softball4b: I hope to play with someone in March in Hemet then hook up with a ...
      »Michigan Vet: Mike Just had my 5 month checkup for my knee replacement. 130 degree ...
      »softball4b: Congrats on your results. Not planning on the sliding thing. My ...
31 Dec. 7, 2016 1724

Looking for a 40 or 45+ team

» Codered5: 45 yr old from Michigan looking for a team to play with. Positions ...
0 Dec. 7, 2016 15

2017 season

» HAT MAN: Looking for a ruff estimate for the 2017 season schedule. A week, ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Reprint from our post of November 16: Annual Softball News ...
1 Dec. 7, 2016 132

FRESNO HEAT 55 AAA LOOKING FOR THREE PLAYERS

» deep14: WE ARE LOOKING FOR THREE PLAYERS FOR THE 2017 SEASON. THIRD, SHORT, ...
      »taits: I tried to email you but it was returned. e-me if you still have addy ...
      »deep14: centralcallaf@comcast.net
      »pitcher3: will be wanting to play on a good tournament team for 2017 season am ...
      »deep14: pitcher3 what is your name and age. I am now looking for a Third ...
      »Chuck22: 55 age competitive player can play anywhere infield an can ...
      »pitcher3: can call me at 707 601 6802 name is paul pennington ask ike about me
      »Jerry820: Pitcher 3 I thought OTE had a fun time winning this past year. I ...
7 Dec. 6, 2016 632

Triple Play or Not? - Help with call

» HAT MAN: Here is one (i cant post new threads so had to piggy back) Bases ...
      »HAT MAN: B.J. REPLY: HAT MAN... ... if the umpire said he didn't see the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: HAT MAN ... We had no difficulty logging in under your ID and ...
      »HAT MAN: Thank you SSUSA. I have tried to start several new threads and it ...
3 Dec. 6, 2016 257

Registration of team

» BH21: What determines where a team is from, where the manager lives or ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The "home state" for a team is the state where the majority (or ...
1 Dec. 6, 2016 215

New Rules

» Dbax: Wow, I see that Men's and Women's 40's will play with a 1-1 count ...
      »HAT MAN: they are testing this format to see what impact it has on time ...
      »Dbax: Understood. But I can find no one except pitchers that want no foul ...
      »mad dog: dbax......those are the ASA rules and have been for a couple of yrs ...
      »400: It only sucks if you hit foul balls!
      »Nancy Allen: Since the parks here play Utrip, I know that even they eliminated the ...
      »FOFO: Hey Dave, NSA went from 4 ball 3 strike to 1-1 and fair only after 2 ...
      »Dbax: Didn't know those other associations went that way. Still sucks.
      »ffdonnie: YES! Long overdue.
      »crusher: I like a full count better than 1-1. However I hit the first pitch ...
9 Dec. 6, 2016 583

Scoring of Runs - Question concerning interpretation of Section 5.7

» BillC48: Runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out. Batter flies out to right field ...
      »SSUSA Staff: BillC48 ... We concur ... The RUN BY R2 IS SCORED ... This is not a ...
      »BillC48: Thanks for the quick response. I looked at some of the older rule ...
      »DaveDowell: I don't remember the year the Committee made that change, but do ...
3 Dec. 6, 2016 347

Trump Rock

» Capt Kirk: Is the Rock softball, 44/375, to expensive to be the standard bearer ...
      »J R: Tournament directors have to buy the balls Regular Trump 39.00 and ...
      »B94: If they are going to continue to use the Trump Stote they need to up ...
      »Dbax: We already swing hot bats. Now you want the hottest ball too? I say ...
      »curveball: Rock has been in play at the SW Worlds played in Las Vegas also.
      »B94: I agree the Rock is too hot however a ball that plays in the middle ...
      »Fred S: The price for the MCT at $60.00 is retail. In quantity they would be ...
      »Capt Kirk: This may explain why LP hit one out in the Rocking Reno several years ...
      »J R: Fred how many dozen.We buy 100 dozen @ a time paying 30.00 for the ...
      »Tri18: JR, If in fact you are buying 100 dozen balls at one time and are ...
      »Bobby Buggs: JR, Next to the standard Trump balls no one buys more Trump products ...
      »JamesLG: I don't know what the best ball would be but the Trump Stote we us ...
      »Capt Kirk: PH.D's breaking the down the science: "Softball" - A Contradiction ...
      »fennellwg: Thanks capt Kirk. That a pretty good read. I believe their point is ...
13 Dec. 6, 2016 1077

Combat Maxum

» Softballer48: Has anyone tried the Combat Maxum senior bat? It is very hard to find ...
      »blue leader: Yes, I have a 28oz. Took a while to break it in, but it is ...
      »BruceinGa: Softball Fans has them on sale now for $69.
      »Macbri19: We hit both the 1 piece and 2 piece demos at Woodlawn a few weeks ago ...
      »boss74: Which one did you hit? The one piece or the black 2 piece?
4 Dec. 5, 2016 512

Sad news from Indy...Phil Grimpe

» lemons: Phil Grimpe (70) residing in Noblesville, near Indianapolis passed ...
      »Nancy Allen: Mel, thanks. I have been out of town and had not heard this. I ...
      »lemons: Nancy, The odds are the only thing I may be beating. Phil and I are ...
2 Dec. 5, 2016 308

WA State Player looking for 60 or 65

» Steve44: Hi Guys, looking for a tournament team in WA State, will be 65 for 17 ...
0 Dec. 5, 2016 75

FIERCE FIREARMS - 60-AAA

» Alan King: WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN OUTFIELDER / POSITION PLAYER FOR THE 2017 + ...
0 Dec. 5, 2016 187

Why so many shaved senior bats

» marcster13: Whenever I am on ebay looking for a deal on bats I run into a bunch ...
      »Duke: marcster13, More players than you would think are using shaved bats. ...
      »DCPete: One theory is more guys started using shaved bats once the Trump ...
      »marcster13: I've seen shaved bats for years in league and turnies. Just shocked ...
      »HAT MAN: Marc While I get where your concern is, I think your wording is a ...
      »J R: I play 70 + aa Most of the time aa,aaa, Major combined. , runs ...
      »mck71: HAT MAN, 2 years ago it ended our pitchers season (we play 50's), ...
      »HAT MAN: MCK Not saying im ok with shaved bats in seniors. Just saying you ...
      »J R: I have more trouble with batters standing so far off the plate. ...
      »k man: I know the topic is about shaved bats which in my opinion has no ...
      »HAT MAN: good one JR For those that dont know I am the king of off the ...
      »taits: Venturing a guess here I'd say more were rolled than shaved. Read the ...
      »swing for the fences : Why so many shaved senior bats? answer, Vienna sausages and two ...
      »Cuervo13: I played only one full season of 40's roughly 5-6 years ago. We built ...
      »stick8: AFAIC, anyone who gets caught using a shaved senior bat during play ...
      »taits: Some were baanned but not for long. One is a director. Lifetime ...
      »TAT22: When someone hits their home run they go over and stick their bat in ...
      »DOLFAN: I will repost what I wrote earlier in the year.... BS..I know for ...
      »Allan55: Over the last three years, I have heard more and more people are ...
      »Benji4: Alan 55 How are you going to come out and blame SSUSA for shaved ...
      »swing for the fences : It is not up to SSUSA, it's up to the players in the dugouts... I ...
      »Allan55: Benji4 Do you think shaved bats will be a bigger problem in the ...
      »DCPete: Not knowing much about Compression Testing would this be able to ...
      »B94: My understanding is a shaved bat could pass compression and a well ...
      »djs_1964: Compression testing is not foolproof. In my opinion it's actually ...
      »Benji4: Alan I wholeheartedly agree, But if you follow other softball ...
      »the car: put a price tag in it where if shaved it would take it off get a ...
      »J R: I have been umpiring senior ball for awhile. The 50 year old players ...
      »Duke: Whatever the penalty for a batter using an illegal bat, I am in ...
      »TAT22: I would like to see the bat manufactures use some kind of material ...
      »tattooball: TAT22 I came up with what you are saying in 2006. I brought it to ...
      »Webbie25: Interesting conversation-again. I have a Dudley that Davey Reed and ...
      »HAT MAN: too many variables with too many separate interests to see shaved ...
      »NYGNYY: Just wondering after reading all of this --what is the percentage of ...
      »mad dog: comp testing will let you know when a bat has been beyond legal ...
      »HAT MAN: Mad Dog what number are you thinking though say usssa numbers? I ...
35 Dec. 5, 2016 2763

Softball Magazine's Senior Camp 2016

» BruceinGa: We're having a great time here in Cocoa Beach! We've been hitting ...
      »monty25: Bruce give me a call ,my phone got fried had no back up . Tell the ...
1 Dec. 5, 2016 256
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