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Why are fees so high?

» SunnySoCal: Can you answer a question for me as this is my first year playing 40s ...
      »TimMcElroy: If I'm looking at the right tournament (Memorial Day ?) it looks to ...
      »swing for the fences : the fees are so high so they can afford the all world patches. ;-)
      »curveball: Sonny, a guy from CA complaining about high prices???? That's really ...
      »tattooball: How about paying those fees and playing the same 4 or 5 teams all ...
      »stick8: Insurance and field rental are two prime factors in why some events ...
      »Garocket: In my area the field rental on most complexes are $250.00 per field ...
      »SKings24: I am not a director for SSUSA but I run events and I have ran 40's in ...
      »DaveDowell: I surprised that nobody has mentioned the significant resources ...
      »swing for the fences : That was next on my list Dave, after the all tourney patches of ...
      »Nancy Allen: Dave, these discussions always make me think of Layla with her list ...
      »DaveDowell: That's a GREAT memory, Nancy! ... The late Layla Bryant (Hall of Fame ...
      »Nancy Allen: Thanks, Dave. I was hoping that you would retell it. I miss her ...
      »NYGNYY: I am amazed at the responses to a reasonable question. I would think ...
      »Nancy Allen: NYGNYY, I apologize if you think that anyone is not focused on ...
      »Benji4: NYGNYY Really? You became offended on how a person answered a ...
      »stever: Nancy, I can answer your question about if people act this way at ...
      »Nancy Allen: stever, thanks for answering that. I had always wondered. ...
      »swing for the fences : NYGNYY LMAO "If this were a real business." Dave Dowell, can you ...
      »Wayne 37: SunnySoCal, They will never discuss finances on this ...
      »DaveDowell: Wayne 37 ... You've typed a staggering number of stupid, ill-informed ...
      »B.J.: Dave, we couldn't get him to read and study a rule book and you ...
      »rightrj1: Wow..LMAO...You guys are very entertaining...I needed the laugh ...
      »garyheifner: Just a thought: If any of U out there think they can start a new ...
      »Wayne 37: You mad brah? Why don't you post your Form 990 for all to see. ...
      »TimMcElroy: Wayne, Please stop. Your antics aren't funny, cute or the least ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Wayne, why the anger? You made the accusation "price gouging" and ...
      »DaveDowell: Hilarious! ... Doubling down with a loser hand ... But for the sake ...
      »Wayne 37: Nowhere on your website does it state SSUSA in a not for profit ...
      »DaveDowell: Wayne: "Nowhere on your website does it state SSUSA i[s] a not for ...
29 May 22, 2019 2044

Rocky Mountain Championships

» Dbax: The Arizona Dream Team want to know if any women's 50 teams are ...
0 May 19, 2019 64

Rock n reno

» John Herron: Does anyone know if overnight rv parking is allowed at complexes?
      »SSUSA Staff: We have made inquiries at the Reno/Sparks facilities and can offer ...
      »softballer: Hey Davw Why can aws have a 48 hour tourament and people camp all ...
      »DaveDowell: softballer .. Well, that would be totally consistent with the Sparks ...
3 May 15, 2019 438

Senior age limit

» Heater40: What is everyone's thought on SSUSA letting a 40 year old team play ...
      »TimMcElroy: Heater40- Similar scenarios occurred in a handful of eastern ...
      »DonPresley40: I think I would just have to say I'm not going to play against them. ...
      »DonPresley40: TimMcElroy Sounds like this is something that SSUSA does quiet a ...
      »coop3636: This happened in a SPA tourney last month Each team had the option ...
      »TimMcElroy: DonPresley40- Here's the way I see it. There were other 40s ...
      »Kmac16: I play for the 40 team in question as well as one of the 50 Major + ...
      »Ihitbdingers1: We signed up fully expecting to play other 40 teams. We are in Dallas ...
      »TimMcElroy: Welcome to the senior game, sir. Hang in there. Once we get more ...
      »Softballjuny23: I was out of town this weekend and my team was going to play at the ...
      »gman67: I played against the 40 team in Dallas. I play for a 55 Major Plus ...
10 May 15, 2019 1376

ASA stamps and newer bats etc

» Jamiek: I've noticed that the bats I have been using do not have an ASA stamp ...
      »Jamiek: Anyone? Could use some clarification here
      »lowprofile: Well first of all, anything saying Senior softball is strickly used ...
      »Eazy: They are out there, you just have to enter ASA bats when you search. ...
      »Tri18: Jamiek, Give me a call at 561-718-7504 and I can help you select and ...
      »Nancy Allen: Jamiek, Alan should take good care of you. If you are wanting to use ...
      »Wayne 37: Not for sure, but I don't think they make bats now that are legal by ...
6 May 14, 2019 453

50 AAA

» Bruster55: Wondering how a team that has won the last 3 TOC eligible tourneys is ...
      »CLUBBER: Crickets !!!!
      »TimMcElroy: The only automatic bump comes from winning the LVSSA / SSUSA World ...
      »coop3636: Tim, I usually mess with Dave, but here is one for you. I thought ...
      »DaveDowell: coop3636 ... Tim mentioned we're going to do the semi-annual rating ...
      »chico senior: In my opinion there is far too much gray area currently. It ...
      »DaveDowell: chico senior ... Larger tournament fields DO influence discretionary ...
      »chico senior: I am not disagreeing with most of what you stated. What I am saying ...
      »DaveDowell: chico ... I didn't perceive any disagreement ... No worries here! ... ...
      »Funwiththesuns: For teams and players that play SSUSA softball tournament I want to ...
      »Dbax: I've posted this before. If a you legally assemble a team within ...
      »DaveDowell: Dbax ... We've had this discussion before, and I don't necessarily ...
      »coop3636: Hey Dave Here is what I think (since you asked) We should only have ...
      »GI: Hi group, Some interesting notes from both sides. DBax I tend to ...
      »TimMcElroy: I don't necessarily agree with Dbax on this one. We all know that ...
      »Dbax: The point is teams get bumped up without running through tournaments. ...
      »Hobie#10 Gray&Con: First time poster!!! Oh ya - watch out I agree with a lot of items ...
      »curveball: "We play the game because we love it" Just curious, love the game ...
      »Hobie#10 Gray&Con: Curveball - We never stop playing - Local tournaments with our ...
      »Swing14: Just thought we would let someone else win won this ...
19 May 8, 2019 1583

Oil City Classic , Oklahoma

» RJB: With all the rain that came down ,I want to give props to those ...
      »RJB: Would have been nice to give a sponsors something for helping teams ...
1 May 7, 2019 129

AAA with four major players

» deep14: If a team has four major players are they still AAA?
      »DaveDowell: Absent one of those four having a medical exemption re-rating or ...
1 May 6, 2019 567

Rock n Reno

» TD. Tom: When will we know what fields all age groups will be playing at?
      »DaveDowell: Sometime shortly after we get back in Sacramento from Las Vegas ...
      »yankee9: Have the Field Assignments for Reno been finalized yet.
      »DaveDowell: YES TENTATIVE Field Assignments have been posted .. See above ...
3 May 6, 2019 254

a tourney in Tupelo , MS.. Lets make it happen

» coop3636: This is not a ssusa tourney, but hopefully some teams will come play ...
      »coop3636: Bump Hopefully we can get a tournament that has more than 3 teams in ...
1 May 5, 2019 145

Weather report for Texas State in Dallas

» TXTrouble3: What is the weather update for the State Tourney in Dallas...rain has ...
      »SSUSA Staff: All "play/no-play" decisions are made at the fields of play at game ...
      »JBTexas : Tuesday and Wednesday games were played with just a little rain but ...
      »Wayne 37: It poured down here last night and earlier this morning and more rain ...
      »DaveDowell: Wayne ... See above! ... All "play/no-play" decisions are made ...
      »Wayne 37: I live just a few miles from Keist and played there several times. ...
5 May 4, 2019 647

Balancing Rotation & Snap with Ryan Harvey, Marieo Foster, Bret SM #103

» bogie: Top hitters show how to balance rotation and snap. Swing Makeove ...
0 April 30, 2019 138

WHAT DO WE DO WITH TIMBERWORKS?

» DD: The current Rodney Dangerfield of senior softball, Timberworks, can't ...
      »VegasBob: Well said, as I've had the same thoughts. Our team (Sin City Stars) ...
      »titanhd: Vegas Bob, DD would either of you guys play for Timberworks if asked ?
      »VegasBob: Titan, for what purpose?
      »HSquared: As with any business.. If you want to fix a problem, impact their ...
      »Duke: Hey Gentlemen, I tried to refrain from putting my usual comments ...
      »Dbax: Exactly. No more need be said.
      »Marc: Well all of these thoughts were expressed before the Vegas ...
      »grayhitter59: DD First things first, the two Cuban guys bought the house next to ...
      »Dbax: Lighten up Francis. It's an old Rodney Dangerfield joke.
      »grayhitter59: Hey DBax it's not funny to me, idiot. I am proud of my heritage, ...
      »Dbax: If you had a sense of humor you would realize it's not even ...
11 April 30, 2019 1461

Vehicle Theft and Vandalism at BLD in Las Vegas

» Uncle Mike: @Dave -you and your crew did a wonderful job at BLD over the weekend. ...
0 April 30, 2019 480

Winners of 65 Majors -Vegas

» GI: Just checking to see results of the 65 major division as we Rezults ...
      »Steinbrenner: 1. Timberworks Construction 2. AZ Ancients 3. Top Gun Elite
      »Robo: You're right GI--we are blessed to still be able to play at this age. ...
      »Marc: Robo your complaint is right on. To have Timberworks in that ...
      »Tommygun1: To add to the Timberworks issue, they are without a doubt one of the ...
      »Steinbrenner: Im confused. How did Timberworks eliminate teams, when they were in ...
      »bbullet: Confused?? Really?? Adidas connection.....
      »Don5: I'm sure Timberworks sets their schedule up well in advance like many ...
      »Steinbrenner: All are valid points Don. Last year Timberworks, and a few other ...
      »SD00: As not to lose money on non-refundable plane tickets, hotel rooms and ...
      »Dbax: Steinbrenner have fun looking forward to the challenge. Lol. What a ...
      »GI: We will see how the system works. WE Rezults team are now 1 win and ...
      »bbullet: SD00 is trying to address a key issue with the new Major Plus out of ...
      »GI: Sorry computer kicked me out. I was saying our 4-5th graders will not ...
13 April 29, 2019 1907

Safety Issue

» Dbax: Why is a pitcher (or any other player) who is all armored up with ...
      »coop3636: Dbax I have only seen that a few times and then it was only the shin ...
      »Dbax: I see your point. In my opinion I think soccer shin guards may be ok. ...
      »tattooball: I know a pitcher in young guys ball that does this and slides into ...
3 April 29, 2019 507

for Dave and SSUSA

» coop3636: I have a roster rules question that needs to be asked, but not on the ...
      »DaveDowell: Coop ... Call Sacramento and ask for George or Tiffany. They are the ...
1 April 28, 2019 299

Rockin Reno Field Assignment

» yankee9: Looking to make hotel reservations for Rockin Reno, are the 55 majors ...
0 April 28, 2019 154

NJ Instruction

» Shaihulud: Hi All. New to the community. Live in New Jersey and was wondering if ...
      »mck71: Shaihulud - if you go to http://www.sportstechnique.com/index.html ...
      »Shaihulud: Thanks mck71. By casting I mean pulling my head out as I swing. ...
2 April 25, 2019 198

Balls

» CT Baller: Good Morning, With our first tournament up coming I was wanting to ...
      »DaveDowell: The "official" softball for SSUSA sanctioned events is the BSN ...
      »CT Baller: Thanks you Dave
      »VUSA44: Any ideas who has any in stock?
      »DaveDowell: SSUSA usually has them in stock. Please call Stephanie at the Home ...
      »D.Litch: Dave, is the choice of the Rock for the two Vegas tourneys due to the ...
      »DaveDowell: The choice of "The Rock" softball is a contractual agreement item by ...
      »superfonzie: Dave I have some leftover Rock MCT 44/400 balls from worlds last year ...
      »DaveDowell: I don't know! ... Still in Sacramento finishing the Texas State ...
      »superfonzie: Awesome .... thanks Dave
      »DaveDowell: superfonzie ... Got a good answer ... The WMC balls cannot be used at ...
      »superfonzie: Thanks for ur help Dave ... I'll bring them and see about trading 'em ...
      »bkb555: since Dave brought up that each team gets 6 balls and the option to ...
      »grayhitter59: bkb555 They make an extendable pole, so pack accordingly. LOL The ...
      »Dbax: After playing several tournaments in the south and east coast I ...
      »Bobby Buggs: Guys If the ball has the MCT logo on it you will be happy Rock or ...
      »J R: We have been using the Trump MCT here in Houston since early March. ...
16 April 25, 2019 920
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