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Major +++

» Steinbrenner: Now that Timberworks Construction has run the table, just as V ...
      »Steinbrenner: Let’s welcome Venom to Major ++. I know this won’t please the Florida ...
      »idahoreb: Here’s one for you. Who will these Major Plus teams, timberworks ...
      »Webbie25: Winter Worlds update. Timberworks 65M++++++++++++++++ wins again over ...
3 Nov. 14, 2018 1180

What is a Veteran?

» Rainmans: A “Veteran” – whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve – ...
      »BruceAZ: Thanks Steve, Army 73-77
      »OMD: Steve, great definition of a Veteran! Tomorrow is Veterans Day - ...
      »Rainmans: I believe everyday should be Veterans Day! I wanted to get my ...
      »Webbie25: Thanks Steve -USMC 72-78 Semper Fi!
      »Gonedeep43: Well Said Steve. Navy 1982-2003
      »Chief144: Thanks Steve - USAF 65-70 - CA ANG 74-04
      »lemons: Thanks Steve. Also thanks to my fellow veterans! Always remember! ...
      »grayhitter59: Steve thank you for that great description, I served in the USAF in ...
      »The Screamer5: I know I'm a little late, but thanks Steve. Well said! USAF ...
9 Nov. 14, 2018 333

New Stote softball

» Dirtball: Playing in Ft. Myer's with the new ball. Temps upper 80's, 90% humid, ...
      »jfsully: Just curious: Are you seeing a lot of movement on the ...
      »mck71: Dirtball - but is it better than the old ball? And if it's getting ...
      »DaveDowell: Déjà vu all over again ... Looks like the annual "..let's change the ...
      »NCS13: Dave, You guys do a great job at SSUSA. I've really enjoyed ...
      »raiderman66: Kudos to the new ball, it is much better in every way then the old ...
      »birdie: We played today in Naples and had 4 guys hit the fence at 320 or 325 ...
      »Dirtball: Played 3 more games with the new ball, we also are playing in Naples ...
      »k man: Dirtball, check with Tim at Naples, if I remember correctly from past ...
      »jfsully: Dave: I hope you didnt think I was questioning the slection of the ...
      »BruceinGa: jfsully, I only saw one shot that had a lot of movement. We were ...
      »Perl: Bruce, so what’s your take on the new SSUSA ball performance ...
      »BruceinGa: What's up Pearl? Without hitting the balls side by side I really ...
      »Perl: Thanks Bruce. The Team One ball is very good. Word is the new SSUSA ...
      »Fabe: We hit some in Tropical humidity n the ball responsed well..it held ...
      »BruceinGa: Perl, we use the Team One ball in our league at Bishop. I don't know ...
15 Nov. 14, 2018 1063

Getting game ball back to pitcher in a quick manner

» Turbobob: Our local Senior slow pitch, high arc league is self umpiring, plays ...
      »45261: Does your league use a pitching screen ? Is so, put one or two ...
      »r4pitch: 1-1 best way to speed a game up.
      »Turbobob: 45621, no, we do not use a pitching screen. Good idea, ...
      »DieselDan: If you don't have extra teammates who are more athletic than the ...
      »CAT: I found out that it takes approx. 90 seconds to get on an off the ...
      »coop3636: Hey Bob, I am really impressed that you play 9 innings. What are ...
      »Turbobob: DieselDan, Real good idea which will work, as long as the pitcher ...
      »coop3636: Hey Bob It sounds like it is a league for retired folks If it is, ...
      »Nancy Allen: Turbobob, these are just my opinions. With 1 and 2, I think that ...
9 Nov. 13, 2018 527

70 & over playing after dark under the lights

» 21: Once your over 7o you simply donot see well playing under the lights. ...
      »DaveDowell: Otis ... Your team is scheduled for only one "late" game (at 5:30 PM ...
      »21: Thanks for the twilight information. We like the schedule, just some ...
      »birdie: 21, I agree with you. I quit playing at night about 5 years or so ...
      »Omar Khayyam: The Northern California Senior Softball Association is one of the ...
      »Ozone8: As a new 65 team we were placed in the AAA division despite having ...
      »maskedman: im 57 and find its not the darkness that is the problem but the ...
      »el viejo 50: We are also a new 65AAA team with a mixture of 65/70 year old men. I ...
      »Webbie25: masked man, you are correct and I have the same problem. It seems the ...
      »J R: I turn 75 next week. I had cataract surgery. Wow I can see at night ...
9 Nov. 12, 2018 613

Results

» bullethead: What was the results of the 60 AAA IN FT Myers? Thanks,
      »Shark: Long Island ...
1 Nov. 12, 2018 245

Fall Training camp for seniors in Vero Beach, FL

» Tri18: December 14-16 will dawn sunny and bright in South Florida and we ...
      »Tri18: I should have mentioned to get to Vero Beach you can fly into ...
      »Wayne 37: At the end of the day, you're better off flying into Orlando and ...
2 Nov. 11, 2018 283

qualifying for SSUSA TOC

» softballlady: Can you qualify for TOC in other Senior Softball Sactions such as SPA ...
      »DaveDowell: The SSUSA Original Tournament of Champions extends bids only to the ...
1 Nov. 9, 2018 190

pitching tips

» youngblood19: I know pitchers do not like to reveal their tricks. I am an up and ...
      »Dbax: C'mon, somebody must have some tips.
      »Bruster55: There is a few pretty current videos on Youtube that show how to ...
      »mck71: youngblood - I started pitching when I was 19 as well, that was a ...
      »VINNYG: This will depend upon your release, but for me when I hold the ball ...
      »Mike47: I concur with VinnyG on the seams grip. Also mck71's advice on the ...
      »Turbobob: VINNYG and Mike47, For your grip when holding the ball across or ...
      »VINNYG: I use my index finger and the finger next to it.
      »Turbobob: Youngblood19, I am a right handed pitcher in a local league and used ...
8 Nov. 8, 2018 745

ww schedule

» 800: staff: any idea when the schedule for the winter worlds session 1 ...
      »DaveDowell: It is (?)
      »Scorpion16: How about Session 2? Tomorrow or Saturday? Thanks,
      »DaveDowell: That's the targeted goal ...
3 Nov. 8, 2018 193

Knee Replacement Question

» Bull69: I am new to the board but I do recognize quite a few of the usernames ...
      »J R: Surprised they did not do total. Recovery is shorter. I had a partial ...
1 Nov. 8, 2018 172

called out

» grayhitter59: I was watching a youtube video of team Kitty VS mavericks in Las ...
      »Chief144: Playing Rules: 7.3(1) - OBLITERATING THE BATTER'S BOX "A batter, in ...
      »DaveDowell: Manny ... Chief144 nailed it ... This was a GREAT call by the umpire ...
      »lb16: Dave- Just curious I agree ump made correct call, but after watching ...
      »DaveDowell: lb16 ... Stepping out of the box is a completely different rule/issue ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I forgot about the seriousness of this rule. I was pitching in Vegas ...
      »Omar Khayyam: By the way, re-watering a field during the day is appreciated and ...
      »The Screamer5: I know its a rule that has to be enforced as a safety related issue ...
      »mad dog: well since all these batters are PO'd b/c of this rule....how about ...
      »DaveDowell: TS5 ... I appreciate your distinction between the casual "it happens" ...
      »grayhitter59: Dave, thanks for showing me that rule, next time I ump it will be ...
      »Kmac16: The batter in question did not know the rule and has no issue with ...
      »raiderman66: Personally I have no issue one way or another with this however what ...
      »HAT MAN: Wondering if you can appeal your new rule suggestion if approved. I ...
      »neck10: Use astro turff & paint the line's then no digging or erasing line's ...
      »g joe: Think about it! I know the rule and why it was approved as a ...
      »lowprofile: Here we go again lol, been watching a lot of senior ball on you tube ...
16 Nov. 6, 2018 1096

A fifth rating?

» BruceinGa: I am aware of the four skill levels, AA, AAA, Major and ...
      »tattooball: Yeah kinda dumb. Instead of changing geographical borders so east ...
      »BruceinGa: Kevin, yes, I have heard that about the 65 Major-Plus team out west. ...
      »DaveDowell: Bruce ... At the National Rules Committee sessions last November, ...
      »tattooball: Dave hope you Fran and the entire family are well. A couple of ...
      »r4pitch: kevin great points
      »tattooball: How you been Reid?
      »r4pitch: pretty good ....the softball part wasnt great last1/3 of season..hope ...
      »tattooball: Thank you buddy, hoping to be walking this week. I hope been a rough ...
      »Enviro-Vac: Tattoos post is on the mark and is applicable to the North as well
      »Benji4: Not sure what Kitty's roster makeup was but here was JK ...
      »tattooball: Benji that's my point. You played within the rules but had give ...
      »hitnrun5: This just in! The NCAA and NBA are going to follow SSUSA's guidelines ...
      »coop3636: The bad thing about doing that to Alabama, is that their 2nd string ...
      »marcster13: I am curious what ranking a player has when leaving a Major plus PLUS ...
14 Nov. 6, 2018 1339

filling in!

» youngen: Hey guys what is the rule for filling in on other teams when your ...
      »mck71: For SSUSA, 1) you must be eligible SSUSA player (have a card or ...
1 Nov. 6, 2018 230

Johnny Gannon

» Nancy Allen: This message is for players from Indy. My dear friend and Metro ...
0 Nov. 5, 2018 173

No such rating in the rulebook

» Tols13: If you are a great team in Major plus, be aware that SSUSA has made ...
      »BruceinGa: I agree Tols! One would think SSUSA would follow their own rules and ...
      »Dbax: I don't agree with it, but this happened over a year ago!
      »soe02: I don't agree with it either, BUT something needs to be done to get ...
3 Nov. 5, 2018 482

Team rating changes

» Tols13: So now that Venom is moved to the Super Major level, there is no team ...
0 Nov. 2, 2018 290

MVP Bats

» honda22: I see that the 2016 MVP for major Tournaments received a bat. Is that ...
      »DaveDowell: The only tournament where SSUSA awards an MVP bat is the Tournament ...
1 Oct. 31, 2018 235

Do I count as a major player on a AAA team for next year?

» Michigan Mike: 2018 was my first year playing SSUSA softball and I hooked on to a ...
      »cyborg45: The home office always has the final adjudication in these matters. ...
      »DaveDowell: Michigan Mike ... A quick review of your player page for the 2018 ...
2 Oct. 29, 2018 461

Knee Replacement Recovery?

» Sisavic: What was your experience recovering from Full Knee Replacement - ...
      »Robo: I had partial replacements on both knees (at the same time) 6 years ...
1 Oct. 29, 2018 179
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