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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE • SSUSA Cancels All Events for Next 60 Days

» SSUSA Staff: SACRAMENTO, Calif. – We are in uncharted territory for both our sport ...
0 March 16, 2020 3588
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BAT TESTING LAB CHANGE • Summer 2020

» SSUSA Staff: RUMOR CONTROL RESPONSE • Sometime later this calendar year, the "BPF ...
0 Feb. 17, 2020 2092
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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 16055

So Cal Shortstop/3b looking for a team - 58

» torrance SS: Experienced infielder looking for a team. I was ranked 9/10 in the ...
      »mcattack: Torrance ss you can email me at mcelroymcnasty@ aol.com. I have a ...
1 May 26, 2020 77

Please, a story from anyone! Anything but Corona, Corona, Corona!

» AKA: Southpaw: In the early 90's I ran softball leagues in the little town where I ...
      »Lebobster1: Mid-Late 80's played in a regional tournament in Agawam, MA with an ...
      »tc4whlr: Don't know about the rest of you but here in wisconsin during the ...
      »AKA: Southpaw: Late August, early evening league game, very dry summer, same ...
      »JimmyG: I was a hardcore baseball player who swore that I would never play ...
      »stick8: Game for first place in a Friday night house league. An all deaf team ...
      »OZ40: Hey Stick, how about the time at the old Softball City when you guys ...
      »TexasTransplant: May have posted this before, but we're all watching reruns: ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I'm late to the game of Senior Softball, but at age 60 I leave the ...
      »Mikelmart: My biggest achievement in a game is my most embarrassing. First ...
      »stick8: Oz I painfully remember that. At the time I believe he was a police ...
      »grayhitter59: Many years ago, playing on a company team, night league, on a field ...
      »B.J.: from an umpires view.. 1 game I will never forget.. it was almost 20 ...
      »Cuervo13: Guess I am a savant to a certain extent but I can't remember what I ...
      »AKA: Southpaw: My first softball game as an adult actually happened in Vietnam, ...
      »Whitey58: We had just started a league for our tournament players only My ...
      »Parman: League game from 2017. Late in the season, three teams are battling ...
      »AJC: Early 90's we are playing in the championship game in one of our ...
      »Birdman65: 56th Day of Isolation & Social Distancing: Some thoughts on the l ...
      »Parman: yes- churches and casinos are closed but abortion clinics, marijuana ...
      »hackman: Two Pitches, Three Outs Twin Creeks Leagues at one time had a no ...
      »AKA: Southpaw: For a good number of years, one of the toughest teams we played was ...
      »IDon'tKnow 3rdBase: About three years ago, we were at Worlds playing in the championship ...
      »OnTheOutz: Local league semi-final game. We are home team and come back in the ...
      »scoutrdr: A number of years ago, like 20 or so, we were playing in a tourney at ...
      »softball4b: When you have played this game since 71, I have literally forgotten ...
      »AKA: Southpaw: 1990's, Church league game. We are home team, bottom of 7th, down by ...
      »SH10: This took place many years ago(in the younger years). Tournament ...
      »audieh: Jim Valvano said "never give up" and it applies to so much in our ...
28 May 26, 2020 1623

RIP Glenn Thompson

» West Coast Mayhem #00: We lost a good Man, Coach, & Father today. For those of you that did ...
      »TA: God doesn't make them any better than Glenn, he will be missed, loved ...
      »Benji4: My thoughts and prayers out to the Thompson Family. Great guy who ...
      »Advil Knight: Glenn was an outstanding person. He was always positive in any ...
      »Jeffery: I was then and am now saddened to learn of the passing of Glenn ...
4 May 26, 2020 359

Team in Des Moines, IA

» PitcherTom: 65 AA Team in Des Moines, IA looking for a couple players. Contact ...
0 May 26, 2020 33

Fountain Hills Tournament

» Circus: The City of Fountain Hills did a great job holding their tourney ...
      »Dbax: Lol. You won’t know of serious issues until later.
      »Webbie25: I agree with Circus. It was a fun time, perfect weather and EVERYBODY ...
      »OZ40: Amen Webbie, very well put. So we all hide indoors cowering with our ...
      »Webbie25: OZ40-Being a Michigan native, I have followed her actions with ...
      »Webbie25: I think someone 'upstairs' felt I needed a reminder about how fast ...
      »OZ40: Well that's what happens when vehicles don't respect social ...
      »Fabe: Our system here is crazy also...if we visit family on another Island ...
      »MC8: There was a famous American (Patrick Henry) who said “give me liberty ...
      »Rick1218: Thank you Mike and thank you Fountain Hills. All you other TD's ...
      »AJC: A question for those that played in the tourney. What changes were ...
      »Ready-to-play: Thank you Circus for the positive tournament report and giving other ...
      »Benji4: AJC. Don't hold your breath on games being played in California. ...
      »1bounce: Benji Heats not a factor in AZ during the summer. Prescott ...
      »Cowboy19: Fountain Hills Tournament Champions 70-75’s Major AAA Sun City ...
      »AJC: Benji4, as much as i hate to admit it, i think you are right. Cali, ...
15 May 26, 2020 1268

Life too short

» gpb: Sad day for CenTex softball. Doak Thomas passed peacefully this ...
      »DoubleL10: Sorry to hear about Doak. I knew he was battling cancer. Enjoyed ...
      »MurrayW: RIP, Doak.
2 May 26, 2020 169

Update on tournament in Ft. Myers (June 19-21)

» TimMcElroy: I have received a slew of calls, texts and emails about the Ft. Myers ...
0 May 26, 2020 129

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

» SALSAKID49: https://time.com/5841873/covid-19-softball-senior-citizens/ 'I’m ...
      »OZ40: Played our 3rd pick-up game in the last 4 days today. Today, near 85 ...
      »SS13: Went to the field today with the team to get some swings, havent seen ...
      »Jawood: Six feet away from each other and 10 people or less, you should be ...
      »OZ40: Our latest clandestine location for illegal assembly and play is in ...
      »Jawood: We've had the police cruze through the parking lot numerous times and ...
      »mck71: Same here Jawood, only difference was we were jumping the fence ...
6 May 26, 2020 642

Coronavirus vanishing in UK...

» OZ40: An Oxford University vaccine trial has only a 50 per cent chance of ...
0 May 26, 2020 205

Looking for a team needing Tournament players

» kasells: I'm Don...66....Southern Cal area. Better than average defense, good ...
0 May 25, 2020 65

75 in July

» Bongo2: I'm mainly a pitcher....good fielder...play lst base...looking to ...
      »MartyM: Where does Bongo2 reside? contact information?
1 May 25, 2020 190

Softball Thoughts to Share and Add

» IDon'tKnow 3rdBase: As I sit at home this Memorial weekend, my thoughts about playing ...
0 May 24, 2020 219

Northern State Championships

» Lightning2: Difficulties for sure but with States less than 4 weeks away we do ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Here's the plan ... And this list applies in ALL jurisdictions and ...
      »Lightning2: "Other than these items, it should be a snap" LoL Thank you
2 May 24, 2020 621

Major 40

» Kevin27: Outfielder looking to get some tournaments in on the West Coast while ...
0 May 23, 2020 82

Loss of a great softball director

» JimmyG: The softball world has suffered a great loss. SSUSA and ISA director ...
0 May 23, 2020 566

Pitchers allowed to wear batting glove

» Weese: Would SSUSA Considered waiving the rule as part of Covid 19 ...
      »DieselDan: As of yesterday the CDC said C19 doesn't seem to be transferable from ...
      »jfsully: Dan : One of the problems in this is the CDC says something and gives ...
      »Dbax: Gloves really don’t do anything. If you touch your face while wearing ...
      »curveball: Deisel, I resent that comment!!!! LOL
      »OZ40: I got one of those internet mailings from a friend the other day, ...
      »Weese: OZ Hopefully like a mask your blue jeans and boxer shorts catch the ...
      »OZ40: Don't bet on it, they sell White Castle hamburgers in Michigan!! :-)
7 May 23, 2020 604

California Tournaments

» Funwiththesuns: Is SSUSA going to wait & see before we send our money to SSUSA for ...
      »TimMcElroy: SSUSA is NOT cashing checks unti the tournament is confirmed to be ...
      »Wood_1966: Yuma and Cathedral City have been added as locations for the Southern ...
      »Ozzy#1: How soon we know if Yuma, Az. is definite and also what divisions ...
      »Lokahi: Being from AZ, I’d rather go to California and play. We are scheduled ...
      »Nancy Allen: Wood_1966, what would possess you to name call like that especially ...
      »Wood_1966: Name Calling...Haha! I have property and pay property tax in that ...
      »Nancy Allen: Wood_1966, I still fail to see the humor. What you called it was ...
      »Wood_1966: Well, good for you! You are obviously a very special human being. ...
      »Nancy Allen: I am not special, and this was not a political discussion at all and ...
9 May 22, 2020 1128

Huntsman World Senior Games, Oct. Player looking to join a team

» pops58: 60AAA, play every position, except 3rd, shortstop, or pitch. My ...
      »pops58: Huntsman World Senior Games, Oct. Player looking to join a team ...
      »DieselDan: Hopefully you've put your request on the HWSG site.
2 May 22, 2020 188

SoCal Championships

» Bruce303: Is there an ETA on deciding which age groups will play in which ...
0 May 21, 2020 167

Net for Pitchers

» L: I know that some leagues and one current organization is using the ...
      »DieselDan: I've always felt hitting the net should just be a dead ball.
      »Bob21: The screen is optional in our Omaha league. If used, the pitcher ...
      »OZ40: They are optional in our league. Batted balls hitting the net/screen ...
      »SSUSA Staff: As you may know, SSUSA rules do not provide for Pitcher Screen ...
      »L: I still think that if the screen is used that the pitcher should not ...
      »Omar Khayyam: This is my 20th year of pitching with a mandated pitcher screen ...
      »B.J.: omar.. last winter our top division of play made screens mandatory ...
      »L: Like BJ said if the pitcher is able to play defense then why have the ...
      »E6 in AZ: Minimize the protective netting, say to 18" wide (2 ft max)and 6 1/2 ...
      »Omar Khayyam: B. J. Excellent question about potentially futile mandatory screens. ...
      »garyheifner: I would use the screen anytime it is an option. For those who say ...
      »cycleman: The closer the screen is to home plate the more balls it will ...
      »lowprofile: How about we just require pitchers wear masks, shin guards and chest ...
      »k man: Our local league includes the following regarding use of a net: 1. ...
      »stick8: In our senior league: —Screens are optional —Pitcher must have part ...
      »Omar Khayyam: lowprofile, most of these screens are extremely portable and not that ...
      »stick8: Lowprofile, in ssusa sanctioned tournament play all pitchers are ...
      »coop3636: Hey guys I am a pitcher We use screens in league, I don't like them ...
      »garyheifner: Omar, I like your rules. I will agree with Coop on one point. Get ...
      »Omar Khayyam: GaryHeifner, I agree completely that the rubber is the most dangerous ...
      »UMBACH: Iam 67 pitch in different leagues all leauges except a few use the ...
      »L: I pitch for a 70s team if we are to use the net then the pitcher ...
      »L: I should have put that he should not be able to field the middle of ...
      »stick8: L, that’s the $64,000 question!! Our local senior league has a rule ...
      »wbaum: Why hasn't anyone ever just made a batted ball, that hits the screen, ...
      »Parman: Nets became mandatory in our leagues last year. However, last year a ...
      »L: If you are going to use the net then you should have to stand behind ...
27 May 21, 2020 1530
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