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Hitting off a tee w/ different bats

» Jrod: Probably a no brainier but will I get more distance off a ball ...
      »?: Find out for yourself.. Go out and try it... Post th ...
      »fennellwg: http://www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/bats/batw8.html Maybe. The link ...
2 July 8, 2016 427

Calling all pitchers.

» DieselDan: Whenever I do some pitching practice I am not consistent in getting ...
      »JimRamsey: I pitch backspin too. Two things off the top of my head... hold the ...
      »DieselDan: Muscle memory keeps telling me I have enough velosity, but I'm ...
      »nicko26: Practice pitching into a 5 gallon bucket. You can work with all spins ...
      »southpaw: I do not know if I qualify as a Pitcher or just a "Thrower", but I ...
      »JimRamsey: Oh, so you're pitching short... that's a different topic than the ...
      »coop3636: Dan I have been pitching for close to 40 years A couple of things ...
      »DieselDan: Good info from everyone. Thank you. If I had 30/40+ plus years of ...
      »Mr. Nick: Dan, I'm 62 and I started pitching 2 years ago. I currently pitch ...
      »Duke: The suggestions above are good, and many of us pitchers have ...
      »southernson: Diesel Dan, Honestly I'd quit throwing backspin every pitch. It's ...
      »mck71: Dan, All great suggestions. My only additional comment would be ...
      »mad dog: mck71.....yep.....find your strike pitch first...then go to ...
12 July 7, 2016 1143

Starting A New Team 2017

» BH21: Hello All, Just wondering who I contact if I start a new team next ...
      »SSUSA Staff: BH21 ... As it relates to Senior Softball USA (SSUSA), the sponsor of ...
      »BH21: Thank you and will contact them
      »southerinman: BH, are you starting a 50 or 55 team for 2017? I an currently playing ...
      »BH21: Hello Southerinman, it is going to be 50 team as the current team I ...
      »Rick35: BH21 - What team are you playing currently??
      »southerinman: BH I would be interested in moving up to 55 next year. Please let me ...
6 July 6, 2016 698

Question for Staff

» So Cal Z: Staff, we have a player who is injured and can't play right now and ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Please have your manager send an email to George at the SSUSA Office ...
      »So Cal Z: Great, thank you......
2 July 6, 2016 421

field assignments for worlds

» mad dog: when will the field assignments for the divisors be out....looking to ...
      »mad dog: should be divisions....damn spell check....
      »SSUSA Staff: Sometime in the next month to six weeks is likely
2 July 5, 2016 288

looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

» patrick jt: e are a up and coming team in So Cal looking for a sponsor if your a ...
      »Benji4: Patrick just curious what team are you?
      »LeeLee50: Benji, I would guess they are not Sommerville? LOL
      »patrick jt: Grants Posse right now
      »patrick jt: there is a ton of 40s turning 50 and there are no AA or AAA a teams ...
      »patrick jt: it will be a whole new team next year or a new name
      »SSUSA Staff: patrick jt ... It appears that you may have more questions as a ...
      »patrick jt: i was hoping that the 40s question would be answered here so the guys ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Players who matriculate to the next higher age group "take their ...
      »patrick jt: so a 50 major is a 55 major
      »patrick jt: are you there SSUSA
      »SSUSA Staff: We're here all day during Left Coast business hours ... Give us a ...
      »patrick jt: i was just asking if your a 50 major then you would be a 55 major ...
      »patrick jt: opps meant to say last question i have meetings the rest of the day
      »patrick jt: are you there SSUSA
      »patrick jt: A 40-AAA moves up as a 50-AAA, same is true with a 40-Major (to ...
      »patrick jt: are you there or on lunch
      »patrick jt: are you going to respond to my question
      »patrick jt: A 40-AAA moves up as a 50-AAA, same is true with a 40-Major (to ...
      »patrick jt: our skills go down the older we get
      »DaveDowell: At your rate of about a post an hour (23 in the past 24 hours), NO, I ...
      »patrick jt: i figure this is a place of discussion
      »mck71: Patrick, yes, this is a place of discussion but you seem to want to ...
      »Omar Khayyam: patrick jt, you are correct that our skills go down the older we get. ...
      »patrick jt: i have a reason to this and it is all in the 2 post i have on here ...
      »patrick jt: I played ball with Kevin the 2 Chris`s and Gator on the Maui 50
      »LeeLee50: Patrick Jt, Grants Posse finished 1st 2014 LV Worlds 55 Major and ...
      »patrick jt: that is a different Grants Posse
      »patrick jt: 50m 55m 55mp who you say never played i don`t know many of them and ...
      »patrick jt: leelee50 there is a agenda to what i have going on here
      »DaveDowell: LeeLee ... Not often someone here admits to a personal agenda ... We ...
      »LeeLee50: Patrick Jt, so your saying that nobody on your new proposed ...
      »patrick jt: no i am not saying 7 players moved up in age and the 50s did not win ...
      »jimperry19: The lesson here is don't ever buy a discount computer that does not ...
      »LeeLee50: I didn't say the 50's won, I said they finished 3rd which is an ...
      »softball4b: Too much discussion in an open forum with no ability to affect ...
      »DaveDowell: Mike, when someone like patrick jt is trying to tap into the ...
      »patrick jt: what i am getting at is i am a 55 year old playing 50s i want to play ...
      »patrick jt: i am not talking here as a team i am talking about myself
      »patrick jt: Softball4b i believe you played ball with a few of my buddies back in ...
      »LeeLee50: I am a little confused your thread starts in regards to a 50 Major ...
      »patrick jt: it got crossed over from another post
      »patrick jt: SSUSA said A 40-AAA moves up as a 50-AAA, same is true with a ...
      »patrick jt: i am and will play what ever i am but to be 100 percent honest i am ...
      »LeeLee50: I have one question for you? Were you on the roster on either of ...
      »patrick jt: no sir i did not play with them till Sac last year then went back to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: patrick ... I'm not sure you are old enough to remember, but you ...
      »Sparky.1: patrick jt......What is your problem? Simply pick up a phone and dial ...
      »patrick jt: hey spanky i have a clue
      »Sparky.1: Dave...I'm going to be nice and let you have this "nut case"! I know ...
      »JDub: If it Looks Like a Duck And Quacks Like a Duck It Must be ...
      »wdodge22: C'mon guys.... Be Nice. Patrick is a good guy who tried ...
      »Sparky.1: But he has the time during his "busy" hours to hit this board almost ...
      »Mango: JDub I was thinking the exact same thing! I haven't seen someone ...
      »Omar Khayyam: wdodge22, I understand that some employers are really tight about ...
      »GS101: I hesitate doing this but I thought I should jump in and try to ...
      »JAV290: Thanks GS101 for some clarification. However let me assure everyone ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Thanks GS101 ... That's a pretty good theoretical analysis ... But he ...
57 July 5, 2016 1747

Looking For A New Team

» BMC13: I am looking for a new tournament team. I can play 50, 55 & 60's this ...
      »RRW56: You find a team yet? We are a 55AAA in Virginia. Call me and we'll ...
1 July 4, 2016 413

What is the Proper Ruling

» amr-4-lc: In our Senior League last night we only had 9 guys for our DH. Our ...
      »Bballer3: First off....catcher is a tool for doing that. Second....it is only ...
      »Dancer: In our league, the pitcher has to cover home in that situation. If ...
      »k man: Our 60+ league instituted a rule this year where the shorthanded team ...
      »neck10: league is league I let the other team play 12guy's (had one extra guy ...
      »stick8: amr-4-lc, as an umpire this may come across as harsh. Unless there is ...
      »voodoo sports: here is my take. We have a 40s league double header and often guys ...
      »Omar Khayyam: In our league we also allow a "visiting" catcher when one team is ...
      »Joncon: Protocol/etiquette is what you are looking for. I doubt that any ...
      »Dbax: You gotta be kidding me! Baller is right. The guy was a tool. If I ...
      »Joncon: I don't know why you are disappointed in me Dave. I would also play ...
      »Dbax: Well, you are accusing the short handed team of being out of line.? ...
      »Bballer3: I agree with you Dbax - if the guy never made an attempt and ...
      »Dbax: Exactly!
      »Joncon: The team was out of line for wasting everybody's time, arguing about ...
      »DCPete: The Proper Ruling is that this is the worst thread of the month . . .
      »Joncon: June or July?
      »DCPete: Yes, both June & July and it's not that close . . .
17 July 3, 2016 788

throwing a bat

» curty: looking for rule info on a thrown bat incident. I ejected a player ...
      »coop3636: Was it thrown or tossed? If tossed to another player, should be no ...
      »SSUSA Staff: curty ... You won't find it specifically in the book, however you DID ...
      »Wayne 37: Good rule of thumb: If they throw the bat further than they hit the ...
      »Pgh Yinzer: Just had this happen in FHC Tourn.. Ejected player and later in game ...
      »stick8: Staff is right, nothing is specific about bat throwing in SSUSA rule ...
5 July 3, 2016 706

Rule or Common Sense

» #19: If a courtesy runner is injured while running the bases, what is the ...
      »ShaneV: Only reason I can think of is we have the most liberal courtesy ...
      »JBTexas : Rule 8.5(3)A courtesy runner may not be replaced by another runner ...
      »coop3636: I know what the rules states, but if it is the RR game, I will let ...
      »JBTexas : I should have said causes removal of the original courtesy runner ...
      »DaveDowell: JBTexas ... You are 100% correct in both posts ... I am the Director ...
      »JBTexas : Thanks, Dave I was the runner(Courtesy) who pulled a hammy, but two ...
      »Pgh Yinzer: See Dave we are all human after all.. Way to fess up
      »Fabe: Mahalo Dave for all U do n being straight-up with this topic! Aloha, ...
8 July 2, 2016 736

HOW TO PREVENT A HEATSTROKE

» Capt Kirk: It is hot here in Texas and playing softball in the heat of the day ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The following notice is posted on the Bracket Boards at tournaments ...
      »armiho211: GOOD ADVISE from the MAYO CLINIC ABOVE. During the game, players ...
      »Rich33: Good things to know...thanks for posting. Rich#33 CTA
      »Wayne 37: I always keep my little blood pressure machine with me. At least ...
      »Dancer: I played in a tournament last year that was 103 degrees. I actually ...
      »Tri18: Guys, Great topic as we come in to the hottest days of the year and ...
      »nickname36: At what temps would senior softball call off a tournament in Texas, ...
      »DaveDowell: 120 seems like a good round number ... Hilarious (loaded) question, ...
      »nickname36: Whats loaded about the question? Sounds to me the almighty dollar is ...
      »DaveDowell: You demean the positive contributions of those who have initiated and ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Dave, you were too limited in your thinking. Many areas (such as ...
      »16wood: If we are 'taking personal responsibility for our own health' we ...
      »Dbax: I bet those leather helmets made it even hotter!
      »16wood: As you'll recall, they get pretty stiff in the heat... the single bar ...
      »nickname36: For starters I didn't demean anybody(see my 1st post, simple ...
      »yankeesfan12: Pretty valid questions dave, I'd like to here the answer or answers ...
      »Dbax: Numbnuts36, you may have had a valid question if you hadn't thrown in ...
      »DaveDowell: OK, nick and yankee, this is for you ... [1] We are a health and ...
      »Capt Kirk: Our Austin Senior Softball League plays on Monday's and Thursday's ...
      »Benji4: Dave good response. Let me throw this out. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Benji4, good points. I have a couple of guys on my team who are at ...
21 July 2, 2016 1239

rating a person

» patrick jt: if there is a 50 major and he is 55 and wants to play 55s what is his ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SSUSA does NOT rate players, but we do track the rating experience ...
      »patrick jt: how many 55 major plus teams r there
      »patrick jt: in so cal
      »SSUSA Staff: patrick jt ... Go the the RATINGS section of this web site, click on ...
      »LeeLee50: 1 Major Plus basically Summy's
      »SSUSA Staff: patrick jt ... You would be able (if you are otherwise eligible) to ...
      »Paco13: This is exactly what is wrong with SSUSA and it strict rules...This ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Paco13 ... Just so someone doesn't misinterpret part of your ...
      »patrick jt: so r we headed for just 2 divisions upper and lower
      »SSUSA Staff: NO (if "we" is SSUSA)
      »patrick jt: when the new guys turning 50 are in a division of 40s and there is no ...
      »Paco13: SSUSA this the issue. I agree my post is a little misleading, is not ...
      »patrick jt: Paco13 where from
      »SSUSA Staff: Paco .. If a guy decides to sit it out, it's reasonable to assume ...
      »Paco13: Virginia, Chesapeake, VA if you are nasty...LOL. PR NINJA ...
      »tugboat: The rule is terrible. If a person is 55 and playing 50 major he ...
      »patrick jt: right
      »Fabe: For the SSUSA office....here in the Islands we have a limited number ...
      »patrick jt: i hear you i played over there 2 years
      »Fabe: Mahalo Bruddah Dave for our assistance! Aloha, Fabe
      »patrick jt: I played ball with Kevin the 2 Chris`s and Gator on the Maui 50
      »LeeLee50: Patrick Jt, it is not as simple as you are making it ...
      »patrick jt: i was on Horn last year played 1 tournament with the Posse 50AAA
      »LeeLee50: Good Luck
      »patrick jt: will you be out the 8th 9th and 10th
      »LeeLee50: I am in Norcal and yes I will be in Turlock CA, July 9th and ...
      »patrick jt: Bummer we are at different parks we will be in Perris
      »LeeLee50: once again good luck and have a great 4 of July weekend.
      »So Cal Z: I'm pissed I actually just read through this entire post, for the ...
      »patrick jt: i did that in the begging of the year had no results and was told to ...
      »patrick jt: LeeLee50 you to good luck and i hope you have a great 4th
      »SSUSA Staff: patrick ... Being "in writing" here is totally worthless (from either ...
      »Sparky.1: patrick jt......What is your problem? Simply pick up a phone and ...
      »Sparky.1: forgot "the Rattlesnake" (just for Dave) [grins]
      »tugboat: A person 55 who has played with his friend on a 50 major team for ...
      »tugboat: Case 2: 55 year old playing on a 55 major team goes down to play on ...
      »DaveDowell: The system is simply designed to keep track of the Rating Index of ...
37 July 1, 2016 1226

divivsions..

» coop3636: I would like to see a tournament try this. Maybe it will help, maybe ...
      »DaveDowell: Sounds like a great tournament format for the new COOPSA ... [C]oop's ...
      »coop3636: I can live with that..lol If it betters the great game of softball, ...
      »Omar Khayyam: coop3636, I've noticed the same decline in softball participation and ...
      »DCPete: Agree w/coop but would keep the existing divisions & go with the ...
      »coop3636: DCPete Those divisions would work The only thing I would do is ...
      »17Black: I have a different idea to "divisions" and honestly I think the ...
      »Sparky.1: Truly an excellent analogy 17Black! "the Rattlesnake" (just for ...
7 July 1, 2016 775

National Ratings Review

» playball5: If a team goes up or down in the June National Ratings Review will ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Rating changes take effect immediately upon announcement ... In the ...
1 June 28, 2016 505

When the dust settled

» tugboat: The Roanoke tournament turned out as expected. Some of the real ...
      »mck71: Curious tugboat, did your team play or did you guys drop out? I also ...
1 June 28, 2016 295

Vegas and California......

» yankeesfan12: Can I play on a vegas 50AAA and a california 55AAA at the same time ...
      »DaveDowell: Yes, so long as you are otherwise eligible as to age and residency. ...
      »AZBillyD: Dave, please explain this. If he is 55 playing on a 50AAA team, isn't ...
      »titanhd: Your age doesn't change the rating level. 50 AAA has a higher rating. ...
      »SSUSA Staff: titanhd is correct ... A player's team rating history experience ...
      »AZBillyD: Okay. Thanks for the clarification. If I am 55 but playing 50 major ...
      »AZBillyD: Sorry, I got those ratings indexes swapped...
      »DaveDowell: Please call the office in Sacramento tomorrow (Tuesday) at (916) ...
      »yankeesfan12: ** I reside in california now...what does that do for me with my ...
      »SSUSA Staff: It does nothing in regards to your original question except (maybe) ...
9 June 27, 2016 677

why won't SSUSA show teams entered ?

» coop3636: SSUSA has better online features that the other associations, (IE ...
      »DaveDowell: coop ... We publish the teams entered Tab AFTER the entry deadline ...
      »coop3636: I will agree to disagree...lol Another example is: If a team is ...
      »Fabe: Howz it Dave! Can I contact U for a private concern? Aloha, Fabe
      »DaveDowell: Yes you may, Fabe. Am working in Austin this week, Returning to ...
      »Fabe: Would appreciate your contact info....Fabe
      »DaveDowell: Fabe ... Call me at the Sacramento Office on Tuesday at (916) ...
      »Rick35: coop is right...perfect example of a tourney in Quad Cities that ...
      »Fabe: Mahalo Bruddah Dave....Fabe
      »put me in coach: Northeast deadline the 24th still doesn't show teams either. what up ...
      »put me in coach: Northeast (Syracuse) showing teams now(50). that was quick! 9am -7pm ...
10 June 26, 2016 663

west coast athletic invite

» TD. Tom: Looking for more teams for this tournament aug. 6-7 at the rac in ...
      »TD. Tom: Sorry hope this link works--If not just click onto the recreational ...
      »TD. Tom: The links do not work so please email me at israelsontj@comcast.net ...
2 June 26, 2016 190

Pay to play a quality tournament

» tall_thunder: I just heard that I am driving all the way from Tucson to Flagstaff ...
      »Garocket: Just you I guess. So each player has to pay $90.00 on Sunday or is ...
      »boston: It appears this tourney is a non-qualifier. This is the reason I ...
      »E6 in AZ: Randy, I am with you a 100 percent. You can look at my past posts ...
      »Joncon: You could start organizing tournaments yourself. All it takes is a ...
      »tall_thunder: Hey Joncon, I asked for opinions, not a Jackass response!
      »Benji4: Rick Seifman the director is the only reason nobody should play ...
      »Dbax: Keith, stop beating around the bush and tell us how you really feel. ...
      »Benji4: Thanks DC. Just feel people's pain for crap rick does. USSSA is going ...
      »Joncon: """Hey Joncon, I asked for opinions, not a Jackass ...
      »AZ sfbl: Benji4 I totally agree with you & I know many others that also have ...
      »joel 1975: USSA is a great organization they rule young man's ball,just bought ...
      »neck10: joel you left a s out it's usssa & it's mike dembicki & tony ...
      »neck10: or at least that's the way it was back when I used to play down there ...
      »Sparky.1: Amen to that......Would be nice especially at Canton but I heard that ...
      »E6 in AZ: Thought I would throw this discussion around the board one more time. ...
      »Dbax: Wow! Sounds like he's losing it.
      »Joncon: So, you "heard" that Rick called and said he would "throw the club ...
      »E6 in AZ: Jonjon, Thank you for hitting this post so it could take another ...
      »Joncon: Hey, I do what I can to liven this place up :)
      »Benji4: I spoke to the USSSA senior director in Arizona and we will be ...
      »Joncon: I think that's great! Instead of whining, you are actually taking ...
      »nickname36: It's amazing you guys still keep playing and keep bitching. What is ...
      »crusher: nickname36, it is not bitching. Us old guys (U B 40 or so??) have ...
      »KP&R: Bullhead City runs two great Senior Tournaments per year. They are ...
      »E6 in AZ: Wait for it.....wait....Mr. Conelly ? ......
      »nickname36: You have to call joncon, MR. CONELLY He's so old he farts ...
      »Joncon: Come on!! At least spell my name right. And, what are we ...
27 June 24, 2016 2323

Throwing Help

» HJ: Some of our plus 70 players suddenly have lost the ability to throw ...
      »DieselDan: After a minor tricep injury, the sports injury folks gave me six band ...
      »DieselDan: Another exercise is to actually warm up before you play. Throwing to ...
      »crusher: HJ - one season a few years ago my shoulder started hurting when ...
      »k man: On a side note, there are some guys in our league who throw the ...
      »titanhd: Try this.Helped me. The player in the video routinely throws runner ...
      »Joncon: Great link!! I found it easier to count the reps instead of the ...
6 June 24, 2016 935
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