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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 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The EXHIBIT A Technical Rule Book Provision Language Amendments ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The 2016-17 SSUSA National Rules Committee met in a telephone ...
2 Jan. 11, 2017 2120
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SSUSA 2017 SEASON TOURNAMENT GUIDE RELEASED

» SSUSA Staff: The 2017 SSUSA Tournament Guide has been released (published on ...
0 Dec. 16, 2016 2505
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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 4601

All you rule experts: Need your input..

» cuda65: ASA rules in senior softball league.. Bases loaded..outs ...
      »HAT MAN: live ball play at your own risk. Otherwise guys will be aiming at ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Not sure what the ASA interpretation might be, but the umpire made ...
      »TimMcElroy: This scenario is covered in Rule 8.2C of the SSUSA ...
      »TimMcElroy: Glad we agree.
      »cuda65: Sorry Hat Man both you and I were wrong. SSUSA Staff and TimMcElroy ...
      »HAT MAN: I think i screwed up on the defensive player option. As a sometimes ...
      »DaveDowell: HAT MAN - SSUSA is pitcher excluded at all times regarding this ...
      »HAT MAN: Dave Dowell for president Making SSUSA great again!!!! Thanks ...
      »stick8: The play as described by cuda65 is live ball in USSSA. Play on.
      »Benji4: Vinny I see you working to get on Dave's leg so you don't have to ...
      »jrhunch: in usssa the ball would be live .i believe in baseball if you get hit ...
      »B.J.: STICK8....I haven't worked Utrip in a few years but as I remember, ...
      »stick8: BJ, not sure what rule book that is but here is the 2017 USSSA rule ...
      »jrhunch: section 12L it is a live ball
      »B.J.: STICK...it was a 2016 USSSA book...and the rule you posted was of a ...
      »Garocket: I went to the 2017 USSSA Rule book and could not find what the ruling ...
      »B.J.: Garocket, I went thru all the live and dead ball situations ...
      »stick8: Bottom line: If cuda65's scenario was played under USSSA rules the ...
      »B.J.: Stick, you are correct if the batted ball passes a fielder then hits ...
      »stick8: BJ since the 3rd baseman was deep on the grass it obviously didn't ...
      »B.J.: Stick, then you need to contact your USSSA UIC and have him explain ...
      »stick8: BJ again I believe you are incorrect. Page 49 and 50 of 2017 USSSA ...
      »B.J.: Stick....you didn't post the entire rule that you quoted...you left ...
      »SSUSA Staff: OK ... We've probably had about as much abusing this equine corpse ...
24 Feb. 17, 2017 1217

Serious Fun

» TT31: If anyone knows the manager of Serious Fun, could you ask him to ...
0 Feb. 17, 2017 138

SliAcademy.com offering slow-pitch softball hitting Clinics in Phoenix, Az

» StevenL.Imlay: Look up information on the website for upcoming Hitting Clinics in ...
      »Webbie25: Gentlemen, a lot of guys talk hitting, but this man TEACHES you how ...
      »Kev: Mr. Imlay was on the lead instructors at the Senior Softball Camp ...
      »Lud: Steve's hitting Academy is a great way to improve your hitting ...
      »?: I'm interested in opposite field hitting.
      »doubleplay2: ? -- if you want to go opposite field then sign up for one of the ...
5 Feb. 17, 2017 716

Menifee Valley (CA) Upper Division Senior Softball - Spring 2017 Season

» SCUBA: Senior Softball Players, Menifee Valley Upper Division Senior ...
      »Benji4: You really need to consider allowing players age 50+ to play. We all ...
1 Feb. 17, 2017 162

REPAIRING BROKEN BATS

» JimmyRedSox: I have broken two Miken bats in the past year. The breaks are hard to ...
      »fennellwg: Sorry Jimmy, it can't be done . The problem is not that the ...
      »JimmyRedSox: Bill, Many thanks. I will use it for batting practice.
      »softball4b: This will help....Hit on the opposite ...
      »cyborg45: I tried repairing 2 Big Cats with marine epoxy resin. Cracked ...
      »Hondaf2003: Not sure this helps, but instead of repairing a bat do a little ...
      »fennellwg: Not for nuthin, But that sounds a lot like the definition of a ...
6 Feb. 17, 2017 799

TOC

» #19: Where are the scores from yesterday's TOC games?
      »DaveDowell: On the Bracket Boards at the five playing venues.
      »raiderman66: Anyway to see if anyone can post info for the 50 yr old results?
      »Senior57: Jackson Merchants, from Jackson Michigan, won the 50 AA.
      »IndyRich: When will the final scores from TOC be posted online?
      »TimMcElroy: Here are a few that I know 60 M+ Hollis Appraisals (FL) 60 ...
      »AllTournyPit: It was a very well run tournament. At our complex, Diamondplex, the ...
      »Crackerjack06: I could be wrong here? Was "Over The Edge" 60M (Ca) entered i ...
      »titanhd: Yes, CLEAN PLANET won 60M
      »birdie: My younger brothers won the 60AAA Northern Va.Force. Great to see ...
      »Gavin5: AllTourneyPit--what was the new ball that TOC used this year?
      »surf88: 65 M+ Hollis Appraisal/Rose Enterprises, FLA
      »wagon487: Well, they were the only 65 M+ so I guess they should have won?
      »AllTournyPit: It was the Trump Micro Cell...not ty he ball that was used in Ft ...
      »Marv19: I belive OTE was entered as a 65AAA. Sources say they won that ...
      »Cookie92: It's a shame that this association is so slow to come into the world ...
      »biggflyy1953: Not everyone had the opportunity to go or play in the TOC. It would ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Cookie92 and biggflyy1953 ... Have either of you checked the TOC ...
      »FOFO: Hey Staff. I looked and didn't see any scores for the 55 Major ...
      »JimmyG: 55 Major scores are there. ...
      »TimMcElroy: From the "can't we catch a break" file.... Miami Power was 0-3 in ...
      »DaveDowell: Toss this in the same file for Hollis Appraisals 65's bracket games ...
      »sal: I just want to thank all the teams in 55 AAA bracket for the ...
      »spoonplugger: Don't see any scores for the 65's & 70's.
      »DaveDowell: Refresh the history/cache on your device (you've got an older version ...
      »spoonplugger: Thanks Dave. Now she wants a new bike.
25 Feb. 16, 2017 2527

55+ Softball player looking for a tournament team

» Harri: Have a good friend, who is now eligible for 55+, looking for a ...
0 Feb. 16, 2017 191

Need a shortstop

» cronin51: Northern California team 55 Major looking for a shortstop. ...
      »cronin51: Sonoma County Crush looking for a Shortstop, play a lot of NorCal and ...
1 Feb. 16, 2017 250

Lesson stories: Before and After Improvements Swing Makeover #51

» bogie: Some interesting before and after documentation of athletes, flaw ...
0 Feb. 14, 2017 250

Dudley Lightning

» amr-4-lc: Guys, looking for opinions especially from those that have or do use ...
      »fennellwg: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fGVdj-NGnz8 This is what Dave had to ...
      »BruceinGa: I've been told by several that they are the same bat. A teammate ...
      »batter4u: Have hit with both bats and the 16 model lasted over 1500 swings. I ...
      »yellowjacket95: I also hit the 15/16 Dudley Lightning and it cracked after a full ...
      »DieselDan: As someone typed last year about bats, with the extra perceived gain ...
      »Perl: i have the 2015/16 and 2017 bats. The most notable difference IMO is ...
      »Hail Ragna!: So who are you suppose to believe? I am confused. I myself have hit ...
      »yellowjacket95: Hail... I think it all comes down to preference and how a bat feels ...
8 Feb. 14, 2017 862

53 y.o. Player Looking To Join Arizona Senior Team

» Softball@53: 53 y.o. player looking to join a 50+ men's team in Arizona. Played on ...
      »yankeesfan12: I heard there is a new team looking to start in phoenix in the 50's ...
      »Softball@53: I play at Victory Lane on Tuesdays (AZ Show Off) and Thursdays (Old ...
2 Feb. 13, 2017 250

St George/Mesquite Tournament

» tonym2000: Found out yesterday we are not going to the tournament. Looking to ...
0 Feb. 13, 2017 345

Long Island NY Looking for 55 + Team

» SL7: 56 year old from Long Island looking to hook up with a 55+ team. I ...
      »doc25: Might be able to help you out.Need an email or phone #.Thanks Dave
      »SL7: My email address is gangboss7@yahoo.com Thanks
2 Feb. 13, 2017 153

Illinois 50 AAA

» BH21: Big Hurt Softball looking for a couple players to fill out roster, if ...
      »BH21: Update - Filled one spot & still looking for one more as one of my ...
      »jet62360: Have you filled your spots yet?
      »BH21: Sorry - yes I have
3 Feb. 13, 2017 459

face masks

» gangerman8: Can a pitcher still sign off on not wearing a mask?
      »SSUSA Staff: NO - Rulebook provision below: 6.17 PITCHER'S MANDATED MINIMUM ...
      »19: Can someone please tell me the real reason why this rule exists? I ...
      »SSUSA Staff: A mask for a pitcher is simply a mandated piece of protective ...
      »Rick35: gangerman8 - No...as I supported the rule of pitchers must wear the ...
      »Spock: Pitching without a facemask at the senior level would be the ...
      »gangerman8: I have been pitching for many years,the problem i have with this is ...
      »PoollShark: I was originally against this rule but after playing senior ball for ...
      »Sparky.1: Why not just cut the chase and eliminate the "Pitcher" position? ...
      »19: So the consensus appears to be that middle-age and older pitchers are ...
      »SSUSA Staff: 19 and gangerman8 ... A not-so-short short history lesson may be ...
      »Fabe: Those examples are ways that grown people still throw a tantrum when ...
      »Dancer: I am a pitcher and don't have a problem with a mask. I have been hit ...
      »magic #25: excellent answer by ssusa staff, this rule is here to stay. please ...
      »BruceinGa: I don't pitch much in tournaments but when I do I don't mind wearing ...
      »Omar Khayyam: BruceinGa, seems like it takes a secure ego to laugh off comments. ...
      »mad dog: this all well and good ssusa....but who now has to pay for this ...
      »19: Omar, Sorry, but I just don't think it is SSUSA's place to be ...
      »'Skerz: mad dog/19 - please get over yourself. SSUSA is doing what they know ...
      »PoollShark: mad dog, a mask doesn't exactly break the bank. I have 2, a $30 ...
      »19: 'Skerz, if they really want to make the game safer they would do a ...
      »'Skerz: Infielders are free to wear whatever protection they want as well. ...
      »Vance+50: I don't pitch, not brave enough to stand that close. But I have ...
      »19: 'Skerz, thanks for making my point for me. Infielders are free to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: 19 ... The extra 20' from the Pitching distance (50') from home plate ...
      »16wood: Staff: The addl 20' you mention is not the entire issue... Most ...
      »taits: IMO the rational solution would be to do a 180* and return to the ...
      »bkb555: seems a pretty simple rule...if you pitch, you wear a mask...I play ...
      »UMBACH: SCREENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      »k man: I play in a 40+ night league - pitcher face mask mandatory, no ...
      »19: Any pitcher who is not approaching being at least 60' from the batter ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Or to paraphrase, we believe: Any pitcher who is not [wearing a ...
      »19: Any anybody who is overweight or has high blood pressure or is ...
      »DaveDowell: 19 ... Only if those health conditions can be linked to increasing ...
      »19: Dave, those guys will never say that. Otherwise they would not be ...
      »19: I wonder when middle-age and older men started losing so much pride.
      »Sparky.1: When they allowed "high-tech" equipment into the sports (a.k.a. Golf, ...
      »19: Sparky, A BIG reason why aluminum, and now composite, baseball ...
      »crusher: Hi tech single wall + 47/525 ball went out of park, pitchers got ...
      »19: Where is the pride??? :( I have nothing against masks for anyone ...
      »Sparky.1: Thanks for the compliment 19. Without the "high-tech Bats" and the ...
      »19: Sparky, you are welcome. I am sure your assessment of what would ...
      »Ray Ray 34: I agree with the SS USA staff. I have been playing super major ball ...
      »Sparky.1: Ray Ray 34.............Just what the heck is "SUPER MAJOR BALL"?
      »Omar Khayyam: Sparky, Super Major Ball is when a pipsqueak like me on the other ...
      »19: Omar, you're the best!!!
      »Sparky.1: I understand SUPER MAJOR BALL now Omar! It's simply a new ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Ray Ray. I'll define super major ball for those of you that ...
      »Sparky.1: So what you are telling everyone is that this "unknown" Super Major ...
      »dead weight: Does college hockey players complain about wearing a cage? Does the ...
      »BruceinGa: I'm sorry sparky, I thought you knew the name of the team. Superior
      »Omar Khayyam: Sparky, you've got it! All my life I played the equivalent of AA or ...
      »Sparky.1: Bruce.......The level you are talking about is in the vast "minority" ...
      »16wood: Bruce, you can lead a horse to water... Bruce tried to explain to ...
      »BruceinGa: Very well put Bob!
      »Sparky.1: Do you have any more "Bruce" fan club members?
      »Dbax: Awesome post Bob! We all knew what he was referring too. Sparky, I ...
      »Sparky.1: Back the truck up Dbax........You mean "Sponsors" can not post? ...
      »16wood: Dave, you know the old axiom... those who do the least want to be ...
      »Dbax: Post all you want. Just realize it means nothing.
      »19: Getting awfully chippy in here. Still my only point is masks are ...
      »Sparky.1: Simply an outstanding response Dbax!
      »16wood: 'Getting awfully chippy in here'... you think this is chippy? You ...
      »19: Gee thanks, I think..... Of course it should be a choice. Well, ...
      »Ray Ray 34: Did not intend to upset some on my post above. All I was trying to ...
      »OZ40: If it's stipulated that this board is expressly for players only then ...
      »swing for the fences : Hey Omar, I know who you are and your size.. I would love to see you ...
      »Dancer: I believe a pitcher only has .43 of a second to react to a hit (that ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Hey Swing, good to hear from you again. I hope to see you again in ...
      »swing for the fences : Ha, I thought the way you were talking you could do it at will ;-) I ...
      »Mango: SSUSA says SSUSA says "A not-so-short short history lesson may be ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Swing, I can't even hit singles "at will!" Anyway, a guy my size ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Mango, good points.
      »hitman: As a pitcher I was against the mask at first and then when it was ...
      »swing for the fences : Mango,, as far as the bat and ball combo... Einstien told me they ...
      »16wood: Swing: There was an LVSSA tourney in 2007 when a couple of balls ...
      »DCPete: In 2002 we were all using the 47/525 Dudley Red Thunder & the ...
      »16wood: Pete, I certainly agree that almost everyone could hit it out with ...
      »Mango: Swing SSUSA cant regulate hot bats as cheaters will always cheat. ...
      »DCPete: BW; sadly can't even remember what Senior association(s) we were ...
      »19: Mango, your "logic" has been used before and it just a weeeee bit ...
      »DaveDowell: 19 ... The Major+ rules set very closely mirrors the HR/DBO combo ...
      »tattooball: Variables is what it all comes down to. A .47/525 has less Severity ...
      »Mango: Dave I agree with you that strategy is not absurd and is definitely ...
      »B94: Actually Mango the Border Battle has only been played in a Stadium ...
      »B94: To add to the border battle analogy and to put this back on topic you ...
      »DOERBAUM: DANG IT KEVIN !! NOW YOU DONE WENT AN GOT THAT CONFOUNDED SCIENCE ...
      »Adiktiv6: The Best pitchers are the Smart pitchers, and the Smart pitchers are ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Adiktiv6, oh how I would like to believe that I am not only getting ...
      »DorisJurgens: It is important to always wear an face mask.
      »Graphite: Count me in Bruce's fan club. All men should have his dedication and ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Speedy, hope to see you again this season.
91 Feb. 13, 2017 3791

Looking to play in Spring Training Classic in Phoenix March 4,5

» winterinphoenix: I am eligible for 50 and 55 and will hit for a high average ...
0 Feb. 12, 2017 138

2017

» Coach7: Established 50 AAA team looking to add 2-3 guys to existing team. ...
      »Coach7: Team is based out of the Western Suburbs of Illinois
      »mutterback7: Hey coach I'm in central Il. wanting to find a team to get on, what ...
      »RJB: Interested in playing ,still playing competitive ball,been pitching ...
      »jet62360: Hey Coach. We talked last summer. I moved into Woodridge in the late ...
      »jet62360: Coach, did you fill your team?
5 Feb. 12, 2017 867

Over 50 league near Williamsport, Pa

» Nightwalker: Hi Played ball my entire life and recently located here. Looking ...
      »OZZIE#8: this was on the leagues map. hope it ...
1 Feb. 11, 2017 243

Lost Phone

» stacks59: Dave, did anyone at the Auburndale Fields or at the TOC Banquet turn ...
      »DaveDowell: Not yet, Stacks. It's on the "watch for" list.
1 Feb. 11, 2017 161

Mike Ilitch

» Sparky.1: Mike Ilitch (7-20-29 to 2-10-17) passed away. e was the founder for ...
0 Feb. 11, 2017 232
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