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TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 2017 DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

» SSUSA Staff: DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SSUSA's 2017 Original ...
0 Jan. 23, 2017 680
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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 1709
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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 2163
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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 4730
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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 4323

softball in st george/ las vegas

» alphonso: I would like to play senior softball in st George and las vegas nv in ...
      »DieselDan: The only league playing right now is the 70+ guys on Tues. & Thur. ...
1 Jan. 7, 2017 171

Looking to join a team either at 50 or 55.

» kaplerd: I am looking to play on a team at either the over 50 or over 55 age ...
0 Jan. 6, 2017 185

San Antonio Senior Softball League Banquet

» Capt Kirk: SASSL 14th Annual ...
      »Capt Kirk: Note: Mr. Terry Hennessy, CEO of SSUSA, will be our guest speaker. We ...
      »Capt Kirk: If you purchase tickets(s), you are entitled to all of the ...
      »Capt Kirk: There are tickets that are available for the San Antonio Senior ...
      »Capt Kirk: There are a few tickets available for our 14th annual San Antonio ...
      »LP: If I don't win anything during the raffle it's the Russians fault!
5 Jan. 6, 2017 488

Women 65+ tournament players needed for 2017 season

» 65 Cents: Piggy backing on right fielder Nancy B's post: A long time together ...
      »Softballgal: Tournament Play. I am interested in playing in some 2017 tournaments ...
1 Jan. 6, 2017 180

New age eligibilty rules for 75s and 80s - Reactions?

» Sisavic: 73s and 74s can now play 75s, and 78s and 79s can now play 80s. What ...
      »cuda65: Hi Mike.. Chuck here...Yes this has had a very positive effect for me ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I have many friends who are on 75 and 80 teams. For the many on this ...
      »Fred S: The down side is a lot of older players will not have a team to play ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Fred S, you are absolutely right. As younger guys can join a team ...
      »taits: Fred and Omar, your both correct but do see the other side as Sisavic ...
      »cuda65: Taits,,,You were rambling. All the stuff you mentioned about 60 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Don't over-think this one! ... We added back the underage exemptions ...
      »cuda65: SSUSA Staff... You got that completely right. Not to rehash my major ...
      »Player: Just a couple of points. In the Florida Half Century (FHC), the age ...
      »Fred S: Cuda65: There is one flaw in your thinking. There are not many 85 ...
      »cuda65: Fred S. I understand your concerns and have sympathy for your ...
      »DaveDowell: The two extremes have been well stated ... [1] SSUSA/SPA Roster ...
      »phantomf4j: I will turn 74 next month, which makes me eligible (now one of 7 ...
      »Sisavic: Dave Dowell. Please clarify your last post. It appears that SSUSA ...
      »DaveDowell: Mike ... My most recent post in this thread was only a personal ...
      »cyborg45: As a means of clarification, it looks as if teams in these age groups ...
      »k man: cyborg- not more than 3 73's
      »k man: And I would think not on the other. If I read the chart correctly, ...
      »Sisavic: Dave .... For the sake of discussion it seems to me that the ...
      »DaveDowell: Mike ... For the sake of theoretical discussion, again as simply one ...
20 Jan. 6, 2017 857

Tournament Play.

» Softballgal: I am interested in playing in some 2017 tournaments depending on ...
0 Jan. 6, 2017 115

Looking for a tem

» The Wojo: I am 52 live in Mid MI, can play any position, including pitch, I ...
0 Jan. 6, 2017 132

Umpire Hit by a Batted Ball

» SCUBA: SSUSA 2015-2016 Rulebook Section 9.1.X Dead Ball states "When a fair ...
      »BruceinGa: I agree with " live ball because the umpire was stationed beyond the ...
      »B94: I've always been of the understanding that the umpire is like dirt - ...
      »coop3636: It is a live ball since it was pass the infielders. Just a little ...
      »jl1919: What happens if a batted ball hits an umpire who is standing on the ...
      »rlspls1974: The real question is, if the ball carries over the fence off of the ...
      »DaveDowell: Nope ... But ONLY because it didn't clear the fence untouched ... ...
      »rlspls1974: Touche
      »rlspls1974: "Live ball" based on umpire's position in relation to feilders.
      »B.J.: Dave, would you count it as a HR if the batter was out of the box :)
      »coop3636: JL..it hit the pitchers glove so it is a live ball Dave Wrong ...
      »Garocket: Not sure about senior rules but all other rule book states that ball ...
      »DaveDowell: coop ... That was just a little joke between me and rlspls1974! ... ...
      »stick8: Unless SSUSA is different umpires are considered part of the field. ...
      »Garocket: Stick I think you are right in USSSA but in ASA, NSA,ISA if the ...
      »Garocket: Straight from the rule book SSUSA 9.2 THE BALL IS IN PLAY A. ...
      »Garocket: 9.1 X. When a fair ball strikes an umpire or base runner on fair ...
      »jl1919: Is the pitcher considered an infielder?
      »stick8: Garocket your right, I should have specified usssa. With the way ...
      »Garocket: The pitcher is not considered an infielder in this situation unless ...
      »B.J.: Stick....not so...I'm in front of the infielders all the ...
      »stick8: BJ I'm not certain it's safe to do that, besides I hate to be in any ...
      »OZ40: As a former umpire I always positioned myself somewhat behind the ...
      »azcard: Where does it say in the rule book that the runner is not out if hit ...
      »B.J.: 8.2 BATTER BECOMES A BATTER-RUNNER C. When he bats a fair ball ...
24 Jan. 6, 2017 1318

NY PLAYER LOOKING TO JOIN OVER 50 TEAM

» 64stones: live in NY looking for an over 50-Team to join for tournament ...
0 Jan. 5, 2017 107

Middle Infielders Looking for a Team

» Silk11: Shortstop and 2nd baseman looking for a team. We formerly played for ...
      »BH21: Mark, If interested in playing AAA - I started a new team this year ...
      »Coach7: Silk, Call me at 312-952-3426.
      »Rick35: Coach7 - What's the name of your team???
3 Jan. 5, 2017 1348

Spring Worlds (St. George & Mesquite)

» NYGNYY: Happy New Year I was checking hotels for the weekend of March 23 ...
      »DaveDowell: Reprint from virtually identical post yesterday: "We'll post ...
1 Jan. 5, 2017 229

Established 50s AAA Team Looking for a Few Players

» mrgonzo1687: Injury bug has bitten us pretty hard this summer and we're looking ...
      »bscully14: I am 59 play infield primarily pitch and play first or second. Not a ...
      »Pitcher8: Gonzo...It's lefty...Guess who's old enough to play Seniors?! Hit me ...
      »mrgonzo1687: Lefty - Congrats and welcome to 50! Let's talk, I can definitely use ...
      »Teepee29er: If you'received still looking, I'm in South Carolina but can travel. ...
      »mrgonzo1687: Teepee29er - Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately there's a ...
      »latinguy615: Gonzo what's up bro. Let me know if u need me this wknd.
      »animal14: is this for tournaments? I just turned 55, but played in Burlington ...
      »SOFBALL24: I am interested in talking to your team about possibly joining. I am ...
      »DrDirty: Gonzo #20: TRIED OUT FOR THE TEAM LAST YEAR BUT I GUESS IT WASN'T IN ...
9 Jan. 5, 2017 2025

Adidas Melee 2 12"

» Macbri19: We were able to demo the new 12" barrel Melee's at Woodlawn yesterday ...
      »DOERBAUM: HEY BRIAN! SOUNDS LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO BE GOOD. JUST ABOUT TO BLOW ...
      »Macbri19: Double D!!! I was going to call you about these bats...I think you ...
      »DOERBAUM: ALREADY REQUESTED 2 - 27'S WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE FROM ONE OF THE ...
      »Macbri19: Merry Christmas Dave!
      »yellowjacket95: Dave and Brian, I picked one of these (26oz EL) up as soon as the ...
      »Trotter25: Guys, Thanks for the feedback. We have a small amount of bats out ...
      »Macbri19: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jNLXE4qhzvs Hey Guys...Happy New ...
      »Macbri19: Sorry guys that's the wrong link....
8 Jan. 4, 2017 1329

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 ...
      »CaliBraves: I rarely respond to any discussions on here, but this time wanted to ...
      »B94: The 52/300 ball is relatively consistent in all weather. It would be ...
      »Matt43: I remember hitting the double wall bats in the 1990's and just as ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I am not a fan of the Trump Stote since we only hit it in SSUSA ...
      »mad dog: omar...you are exactly right..about the MCT BALL.....yes the MCT ball ...
      »Gorilla Boy: I have to say that I would always use a 44/375 ball no matter what ...
      »Omar Khayyam: mad dog, I am coming around to your opinion about using the 52/300 ...
      »mad dog: and omar..kevin (tattooball)has made the ball better.....its an all ...
      »SS11: I get that SSUSA provides teams with a set number of balls per ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SS11 ... That works fine for us so long as every team and every ...
      »SS11: Original question I asked- "Why not allow a few different balls to be ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SS11 The principal reason we do it our way is to maintain ...
25 Jan. 4, 2017 2094

Spring Worlds

» boston: SSUSA Staff: Any idea when you will post the city that each age and ...
      »DaveDowell: We'll post TENTATIVE field assignments on or around the date of the ...
1 Jan. 4, 2017 211

slow pitch slider

» WiLD: i've had a pretty good curveball bot the pst 20 years but never ...
      »WiLD: sorry for not checking my spelling first... "over the ...
      »WiLD: don't you guys have any comments? i've never seen so much ...
      »Omar Khayyam: WILD, 30 years ago I threw a consistent softball curve with a palm ...
      »WiLD: sure... i have some pics i took that may help... what i did was ...
      »WiLD: ok... i'm confused... if you can't throw a curve already this ...
      »WiLD: i held a clinic on sunday and had 6 pitchers show up to learn this ...
      »WiLD: is anyone trying this? or am i wasting my time posting here? it's ...
      »BruceinGa: I don't think you are wasting your time but, I really don't want my ...
      »Fred S: I watched it a couple of times and I didn't see how that demo related ...
      »WiLD: thanks for your response bruce... actually... before this i had ...
      »BruceinGa: You are correct, the bulls eye is between my thumb and index ...
      »WiLD: hey fred... nice to meet you... when you throw your "out ...
      »WiLD: let me ask you this bruce... are you trying to crank it at all? since ...
      »Fred S: I hold it loose in my hand with the seams, index finger on the left ...
      »WiLD: bruce... thinking this through... if you offset the bullseye on the ...
      »BruceinGa: yes, that's what I did.
      »WiLD: hey fred... it sounds like you're holding the ball the same way bruce ...
      »WiLD: one last thing both of you might try is the pinky tuck... i get the ...
      »Fred S: We are 6-12'. I pitch mainly on the low end. It would be a ...
      »BruceinGa: Our league is also 6-12 but after my 8' pitches are constantly called ...
      »WiLD: ok... thanks to both of you... any feedback on what works and doesn't ...
      »Fred S: Wild: Tried the pinky tuck today. It took a while to get used to ...
      »tg69: Seems to me that the guys who throw the junk pitches, sliders, curves ...
      »BruceinGa: Tom, hence the saying "chuck and duck" :)
      »tg69: hey Bruce. Hows things with you? Theres a reason I don't pitch.Cant ...
      »WiLD: to be honest tom... i meant to mention that... you do need to be on ...
      »WiLD: that's good to hear fred... there seems to be a few possible things ...
27 Jan. 4, 2017 1892

Brace Leg Drill balances Rotation and Snap..Swing Makeover #47

» bogie: Using a conventional tee, one with a no chase tee ball, or evil ...
      »fennellwg: Ok I admit it I'm a big fan. Having to live with being small all my ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Bill, a great post and it shows how hitting is always a work in ...
      »bogie: Ha Bill, thats e key for us.. fighting that onset of senility...my ...
      »fennellwg: Thanks bogie and Steve You are correct that there are a bunch of ...
      »Kev: Bill I also followed Bogie's video's wanting to improve my swing ...
      »fennellwg: Cheers Kevin. No one has ever accused me of being a genius, but it's ...
      »DieselDan: As someone who only started playing senior ball in 06 and competitive ...
      »DieselDan: A major mechanic not mentioned is look at ball hitting the bat. Sure ...
8 Jan. 3, 2017 835

Liberty Park, Michigan closing

» OZ40: To those of you that played at Liberty Park in Sterling Heights, MI ...
0 Jan. 3, 2017 252

Staff

» missouridave: I will try this again. The new tournament list does not show the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Due to the untimely passing last March of the former ISA C.E.O., Don ...
      »missouridave: Thanks for the response staff. I thought that SSUSA and ISA did some ...
      »raiderman66: Can I ask someone to answer this question since SSUSA does ...
      »SSUSA Staff: raiderman66 ... You're a little off-point to this thread, but here ...
      »curveball: "If" they are the same, why are we not allowed to use them in our ...
      »SSUSA Staff: curveball ... That's simply an administrative decision to avoid the ...
      »raiderman66: Actually I was referring to the tournaments that use the Tattoo ball ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SSUSA has a national softball contract with Anaconda Sports/BSN that ...
      »B94: Even with SSUSA having a national softball contract with Anaconda ...
      »SSUSA Staff: B94 ... It appears the annual "bash the ball" discussion started a ...
      »missouridave: Staff, Not sure how my question morphed into a discussion on balls. I ...
      »SSUSA Staff: missouridave ... This topic is an annual exercise, as we mentioned ...
      »DCPete: But the thing is that Trump Stote ball is NOT 44 COR. Try dropping ...
      »tscs000: What am I missing here? SSUSA has stated for 10 years that the ball ...
      »DaveDowell: tscs000 ... Here are a few things you may have missed ... [1] We are ...
      »missouridave: Dave Dowell, I always appreciate your straightforward responses, even ...
      »B94: Dave I don't think players are necessarily looking for a "hotter" ...
      »titanhd: Are all SSUSA tournaments qualifiers included,contractually or ...
      »SSUSA Staff: All SSUSA administered events (TOC qualifiers, Eastern's, Western's, ...
      »titanhd: Thanks Staff.Without naming tournments or Directors, I think it was ...
      »missouridave: Staff, First I would agree with B94, not looking for a "hotter" ball, ...
      »DaveDowell: missouridave ... A couple of things ... We DO appreciate your ...
      »Benji4: Dave So placing my BALLS in the ice chest instead of the trunk of ...
      »missouridave: Dave, thanks for the response and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
      »ffdonnie: Dave it's not going to make much difference how we store our balls ...
      »DaveDowell: That's hilarious!! ... Won't it be so much more fun, though, when you ...
      »Marv19: Happy New Year everyone. Hope all had a a great Christmas. As to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Marv ... We agree, but you may want to re-read what we posted about ...
      »Marv19: Debate is fun and informative! In reference to your post above. I ...
      »DOLFAN: Who cares what friggin ball we use, with these stupid bats (including ...
      »softball4b: Marv I do not think Staff is saying the Vegas/ISA Rock is the same ...
      »Dbax: Marv, Mike is correct. Read it again.
      »NCS13: I think SSUSA has done an excellent job with their choice of ...
      »Dbax: Agreed!
      »missouridave: NCS13 and Dbax, I appreciate that the Stote works well for you in ...
      »softball4b: Stote is a sock in temperatures above 90 and especially in ...
      »Dbax: Sorry, but I have no sympathy for marginal hitters that cannot hit ...
      »softball4b: Very possible that might be true, but it does not make what I said ...
      »missouridave: Dbax, No need to take shots at folks just because you don't agree ...
      »Dbax: Thanks!
      »Dbax: Oh, if you post your real name, as I had for 10 years, you run the ...
      »DaveDowell: Amusing thought of the day It's interesting nobody has mentioned ...
      »missouridave: Dave when it was over 100 degrees in Vegas in 2015 my team did not ...
      »SS11: It comes down to this in Southern California; Play in the two ...
44 Jan. 3, 2017 2838

Low Country Senior Softball

» sbplayer47: Low Country Senior Softball League out of the Charleston, SC area is ...
0 Jan. 2, 2017 178
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