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C-19

» tugboat: Now that a few tournaments have been played, has anyone gotten sick?? ...
      »JBTexas : We had several players that played in a local senior ...
      »BH44: My team played in Missouri Open over two weeks ago, all on my team ...
      »Bob21: We played in both Columbia (MO) and Tulsa. No issues.
      »Enviro-Vac: JBTexas - I am curious. Do you know if that local tournament in ...
      »JBTexas : E-V, sorry don't know we had league games that day and didn't go ...
      »JBTexas : Our league did follow SSUSA guidelines with no problem.
6 July 1, 2020 440

Here we go again? Another shutdown coming?

» OZ40: As the world continues to deal with the Wuhan coronavirus, ...
      »bkb555: Covid-19 is the official name
      »OZ40: No, we have Covid19 now, This one is a different virus called G4 EA ...
      »bkb555: yeah, I was referring to "wuhan virus"....I did read about the newer ...
      »OZ40: Not my words. Perhaps I should have changed the authors wording of ...
      »DieselDan: Maybe it's time to shut down China!
      »bkb555: Yeah, I like to read my posts before I copy and paste...seems like ...
      »OZ40: Oh I read it alright, I'm just not wired with a PC censor that ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Which brings us full-circle again to why we are going to remind our ...
8 July 1, 2020 1208

Prescott

» sdc: With the rise of covid in Arizona will there be a decision made ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Please contact the T.D. listed on the event's tournament page of this ...
      »Wood_1966: The state has given the city and county the power to make that ...
      »JDub: ARIZONA TOURNAMENT SPORTS ...
      »sdc: Prescott CANCELLED
      »DieselDan: Tired of cancelling hotel reservations. Well, let's see what happens ...
5 June 30, 2020 772

Scott Kirby on focusing on Hands and Wrists and letting lower body follow naturally ...

» bogie: great points by Kirby..quick hands and snap help the hips work in ...
      »Bruce M: Great Video, Bogie. Reminds of of Ray Demarini's great video. ...
1 June 30, 2020 334

BP NEAR COCOA BEACH, FL

» FOFO: I am working in Cocoa Beach, FL for the next month and was wondering ...
0 June 29, 2020 79

Rogers ARK TOC (early July)

» Parman: If you are a Kansas team, or if you are a Greater Kansas City area or ...
      »Johnny44: Any updates on this subject for Rogers or moving to to Mid America ...
      »SSUSA Staff: This is how unfounded false rumors get started ... If/when there is ...
      »Parman: I am not a rumor spreader. What the KDHE told the citizens of Kansas ...
      »wildi: Will a decision be made today or tomorrow about this tournament? ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Not likely today (06/22/20) ... Lengthy discussions involving ...
      »coop3636: TN Connection (55AAA) has paid and is planning on going. CYA on the ...
      »STL0: It will be interesting to see how many teams end up playing in ...
      »Oklahawg: The OP is accurate - my son's HS travel tournament in Arkansas last ...
      »STL0: This one has been canceled per the recent SSUSA newsletter.
9 June 26, 2020 1100

Be careful with the Covid-19

» DonB: I know a lot of people are pissed off about this virus. This is a ...
0 June 25, 2020 647

Adidas softball shoes

» Nvjimmymac: Help. Last year I bought a pair of black softball shoes from Adi ...
      »titanhd: Try Suncoast ? https://suncoastwest.com/product/boost-response-it/
      »Steinbrenner: I’m thinking that you bought them from me, Mark McDaniel. I was ...
2 June 23, 2020 334

Upcoming Prescott in July.

» DieselDan: PLayed there a couple of years ago with one left field corner with ...
      »1bounce: That was not sewage. That time of year in the monsoon season. They ...
      »DieselDan: It sure smelled like sewage on the field on the left as you came down ...
      »softball4b: Fields are in good shape. Leagues started last week. Only smell I ...
3 June 20, 2020 344

Sad to announce

» MB SG #1: For those of you who had the privilege of knowing or playing with ...
      »TimMcElroy: Paul was a fine, fine man who was passionate about the game as a ...
      »DieselDan: Our St. G Tues./Thurs. 70/80 league lost a great one today. He was a ...
      »ronzo58: RIP my Friend Paul!
      »pattontax: Paul was my batting practice pitcher for many years and was a great ...
      »nofear: I knew Paul for quite a while, and had the privilege of playing with ...
5 June 19, 2020 1015

NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIPS SYRACUSE, NY

» Shark: Managers, The Northeast Championships TOC qualifier is still ...
      »Stick1: Great Chuck that is great news. I am so ready to get out of the house ...
      »pizzaboy: Wow there sure won't be a lot of team's at the TOC.
      »Stick1: Pizzaboy i think the complex they use only has like 4 or 5 fields so ...
      »mck71: Stick1 - believe he is referring to actual TOC in Fla, that there ...
      »TimMcElroy: Tying up a couple of loose ends here- There are a total of 8 ...
      »Hitman 34: Hey Shark, that’s great we’re looking forward to finally playing, the ...
      »4040club: Hey Shark, any 75 teams signed up yet? Cyclones are planning on ...
      »bkb555: last I heard, we have 40 teams now entered as of June10th for ...
      »SSUSA Staff: There are currently more than 40 teams entered, with just under two ...
      »dwniel: I have been in contact with my players from MA, they are being told ...
      »bkb555: check with your county executives about returning to your home ...
      »dand: bkb555 - You say Syracuse is safe, however, what about the teams that ...
      »pizzaboy: My advice to anyone afraid of getting the virus,stay home.
      »bkb555: If you are sick, or have been around someone who is sick, you should ...
      »k man: In anticipation of attending this tourney next month, will ...
      »Shark: Players interested in purchasing masks/gaiters for the Northeast ...
      »OZ40: I'm not sure of the effectiveness of 'thin cotton' masks but if ...
      »DEJ13: If SSUSA is requiring these masks then they should be providing them
      »OZ40: DEJ13-Not sure if I agree with you. As much as the whole mask thing I ...
      »hector: With the Canada & U.S. border still closed it looks like this will be ...
      »k man: Shark, I placed my order this morning since I never got an answer ...
      »bkb555: I got a mask with replaceable filters at smash it sports online for ...
22 June 16, 2020 1820

Renewal

» Jwin1276: How do you renew your card? I don't see a link to do it.
      »ju25: Click on forms and then click player registration.
1 June 15, 2020 94

Catchers will wear a mask

» OZ40: • It will be mandatory for catchers to wear a covering over their ...
      »Jawood: Don't most catchers stand a few feet in back of the batter anyway? ...
      »DieselDan: Directors at each site will probably give the USA ruling to each UIC ...
      »AJC: If he has chronic breathing / respiratory conditions it would ...
      »ALLPRO: JUST ELIMINATE THIS "RESTRICTION - IT ACCOMPLISHES NOTHING!
      »Wood_1966: Didn't Dr Fauci(sic) recently state that masks do not really do ...
      »Dbax: Wow.
      »Wood_1966: Masks limit healthly people being infected by the sick, if the sick ...
      »Dbax: White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said he has “no doubt” ...
      »jfsully: SKIPPED OVER THE IMPORTANT PHRASES : "especially in large crowds" ...
      »Dbax: First off I made no references to playing or not playing. I responded ...
      »SSUSA Staff: There are two choices (ONLY) here for those intent on catching ... ...
      »jfsully: LOL ..and note to SSUSA staff at the end. You lost all credibility ...
      »OZ40: I believe I was the only poster on this thread who mentioned hearing ...
      »bkb555: Just wear a mask if you are catching...pretty simple
      »AJC: Is a catcher wearing a mask for 5 minutes at a time really putting ...
      »Gavin5: For those opposing masks for catchers,reminder--it's not for YOUR ...
      »OZ40: No one should be shamed for wearing a mask and no one should be ...
      »jfsully: I've never seen a batter in the batters box in slow pitch softball ...
      »OZ40: If six feet is a safe distance then why do we have to wear a mask and ...
      »bkb555: Just wear the mask if you catch, forget all the what ifs and so ...
      »AJC: How long does an average half inning take where you play ? Since the ...
      »OZ40: “Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 ...
      »DaveDowell: bkb555 and AJC ... Thanks for the logical and accurate analysis, so ...
23 June 13, 2020 1523

Qualifying for tournaments for worlds

» TD. Tom: If this has already been asked I am sorry. I was wonder with about ...
0 June 12, 2020 203

75 AGE QUALIFICATIONS

» just joe: WHERE CAN I FIND THE RULINGS ON 75 UNDERAGE PLAYERS IN ...
      »sjuhoops: Try Page 67 SSUSA Rule Book.
      »SSUSA Staff: ▲ From Rule Book as cited ▲ §13.2(4) • AGE ELIGIBILITY ...
2 June 12, 2020 235

Texas Softball

» Capt Kirk: Senior Softball Leagues in some Texas cities are preparing to reopen, ...
      »B.J.: The Villages Fl. is opening all 5 mens and 2 ladies divisions ...
      »Wayne 37: Captain Kirk, I would advise to not rush into anything. There ...
2 June 9, 2020 327

Review of Missouri Open June 6-7

» Bob21: Hats off to getting this tournament scheduled as well as played. It ...
      »NYGNYY: Thanks Bob21 Did most of the games go the full 7 innings?
      »Parman: our 6 games all went 7 innings. All games were in the 20s and teens ...
      »Bob21: For our team, we played 6 games and all went 7 except for Game 1 ...
      »STL0: We played 8 games and all went a full 7 innings. No issues with that.
4 June 9, 2020 396

Senior Softball in WSJ

» OZ40: Nice article on Dave Weinman and his senior softball workout in this ...
      »STL0: It looks like you need a WSJ account to view it all.
      »Brucesky: Thx Oz, great article, makes me want to do more than I have been to ...
      »OZ40: IF and when we come back.....
      »Dbax: How do we view this without subscribing?
      »AJC: Dbax, try using your search browser. Type in " Fave Weinman softball ...
      »AJC: oops, my bad. Meant Dave, obviously not Fave. Happens all the time ...
      »Dbax: 👍👍
7 June 7, 2020 504

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 ...
      »maskedman: If the game is safer its more fun. If its more fun more people will ...
      »E6 in AZ: Thought about this, I agree that pitcher safety is primary, but a ...
      »L: I think that we should go back to the 70s and play unlimited height ...
      »Omar Khayyam: L, I remember that wonderful season! Unlimited height. I pitched a ...
      »neck10: you can die quicker from a softball to the chest than from covid ...
      »Omar Khayyam: neck10, that is certainly true. However, with 1800 deaths in ...
33 June 5, 2020 2092

Looking to play in Vegas Sept 21-24

» Jet: Would love to play in Vegas in the 65 division this Sept, 2020. I ...
0 June 2, 2020 165
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