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2 Person Umpiring Position

» NYGNYY: Playing in Vegas earlier this month we played a game with a 2 person ...
      »B.J.: with a runner on 1st I always position myself about 20/25 ft from 2nd ...
      »stick8: NYGYY, thatís a standard baseball position. Call it a hunch but I ...
2 April 29, 2023 290

Lost Ring

» Jimmy7677: Hey guys, I lost my wedding ring at Arroyo Grande field on April ...
0 April 24, 2023 151

Interested in Playing on a 65 Team

» Cat #18: I'm interested in playing on a 65 team. I live in Ga. I play in the ...
0 April 24, 2023 89

SSUSA Hall of Fame

» softball4b: I know where to find the NSSHOF members, but is there a link for the ...
0 April 23, 2023 240

You make the call

» Mikelmart: Had three interesting scenarios in Las Vegas this past weekend. 1. ...
      »B.J.: when I worked tournament ball I ALWAYS had a pre game meeting with ...
      »Mikelmart: 78 degrees in Las Vegas The flip flop team had only scored four runs ...
      »Nancy Allen: Mikelmart, was the batter's box marked? Honestly I rarely listen to ...
      »B.J.: you big meanie ...lol
      »Nancy Allen: B.J., I know. It does get their attention. Never had to do it ...
      »Mikelmart: Nancy it was at BLD in LV, batters box lines are definite, four out ...
      »BH44: BLD is surprising, my team has been called out many times for being ...
      »Nancy Allen: BH44, I have heard a lot of complaints about the box at BLD in the ...
      »TimMcElroy: I was the Director at BLD last week. Never heard a thing about any ...
      »BruceinGa: I agree with Nancy on 2 and 3 but maybe not 1. Vegas is notorious ...
      »Webbie25: Tim-we had no problems at BLD last week. Nice job.
      »Nancy Allen: Bruce, you know that I always value your input. If someone is ...
12 April 22, 2023 907

Team registration

» tricities seniors: We have $50 but never received our team registration Tri-Cities ...
0 April 19, 2023 134

Player/team ratings

» Rob64: If a 65 Major plus player plays 55AAA what is his player rating?
      »DaveDowell: Rob64 ... He's a "5" in the rating system ... That's the Rating Index ...
      »Rob64: Thank you!
      »Rob64: Does it matter what or who he played for in the previous years?
      »Rob64: I have a 65-Major+ on my 55AAA roster and they're counting him as a ...
      »DaveDowell: Two things ... [1] He's actually a "6", I got cross-eyed on the ...
5 April 17, 2023 404

Partial knee replacement

» Senior24: I am 63 years old and have been diagnosed with needing a partial knee ...
      »Eazy: I didn't have a partial, I had both knees fully replaced at the same ...
      »Darjlov: I was 49 when I had my first knee surgery to remove my meniscus and ...
      »Rich99: I had a partial knee replacement 11 years ago when I was 58. the ...
      »Robo: I had partial knee replacement (PKR) in both knees in August 2012. ...
      »TooOldToFight: Senior24, I haven't had a knee replacement, so to me the people who ...
      »DieselDan: TOTOF is spot on with his comments. In most surgeries, post surgery ...
      »IDon'tKnow 3rdBase: Senior24, I had total knee replacements, right knee 6 months to the ...
      »MurrayW: I had a partial knee replacement on my right knee 11 years ago. It ...
      »T-mon: I had a total knee replacement March 20th. I started PT om March 22. ...
      »NYTX: Senior24 - I had a partial on December 16th of 2021. I felt I was ...
      »Obad2019: I appreciate all this information. I am getting gel shots right now. ...
11 April 13, 2023 991

Carson City

» Mikelmart: Any idea on which age group(s) will be playing in Carson City this ...
      »DaveDowell: Mike ... It will be some combination of the Men's 50's and/or 55's ...
      »TT Man: Do we have any idea on the 60AAA location. Would be nice to play in ...
      »DaveDowell: Same answer ... Check back here sometime around Ī May 5th ... ...
3 April 9, 2023 382

Tournament entries (Tim hosted events)

» TimMcElroy: Managers in the east- The tournaments that I offer sell out, and ...
0 April 6, 2023 272

nicest softball complexes

» Deeee: If some of you don't mind, it would be intriguing to know which ...
      »yankeesfan12: The nicest or the best softball complex is any one where my team ...
      »Webbie25: Golden Eagle in Sparks has to be in the conversation. I also ...
      »Panther: Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC Potomac Lakes Sportsplex Sterling,VA ( ...
      »Brock: I have to give a plug for the Aurora Sports Park 12 field complex in ...
      »Deeee: Solid feedback fellas, thank you!
      »VegasBob: My softball heaven is at the 7 field Canyons complex in St. George, ...
      »TooOldToFight: There are a handful I would put in the "special" category, but ...
      »DieselDan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMdNxFrnZrc
      »AJC: The Canyons in St George, Golden Eagle also, they also have a pretty ...
      »TooOldToFight: Nice assist DieselDan, thank you.
      »Bob21: I second the fields in Aurora. All three complexes are grade A. ...
      »cw: Botetourt Sports Complex, Salem, VA. This is used by ISSA and it's ...
      »Scott Harder: My experience is mostly in the midwest and southern part of the ...
      »DieselDan: If this old news, sorry. Heard that BLD Vegas is up to $10/visit.
      »DieselDan: Opps. Different teammate just told me it's $8. Do various SB ...
      »DaveDowell: Dan ... I just confirmed directy with BLD-Ls Vegas that the daily ...
      »Railice96: Okay.. what is wrong shadow rock? Our team is scheduled to play there ...
      »bond_171513: FYI - BLD DID charge $10 last weekend for the USSSA conference, but ...
      »DieselDan: For the 70's AAA outfielders at Hollywood. Do not leave your glove ...
19 April 4, 2023 1252

Technique Can Increase Line Drive Speed & Homerun Distance at Any AGE!

» bogie: 77yr old Ed Rose, a veteran of 57 years of top level softball, i ...
0 April 4, 2023 402

Team Names and Rating

» MurrayW: When the tournament entry deadline is met, the list of teams in the ...
      »Chief144: I find that is easier to make a copy of the teams in your division, ...
      »MurrayW: Chief144, but why go through this step when SSUSA already has that ...
      »DaveDowell: MurrayW ... There are a few reasons we don't publish that specific ...
      »MurrayW: You know I can't wait a few days between when the list is published ...
      »HSquared: D≤.. Since you brought it up, it appears a team can "ping-pong" back ...
      »mck71: HSquared - can answer the 1st question as we did this, YES, you have ...
6 April 3, 2023 1082

New rules and changes

» Webbie25: I have to applaud the associationís move today to follow the major ...
      »jah#4: good rule changes Webbie but you forgot hittng with the auto- pitcher ...
      »Enviro-Vac: W25 - Always bright and early...
      »Dbax: Heís been waiting for this since the Winter Worlds in November!
      »Nancy Allen: Webbie25, you know that there are some people who donít know how to ...
      »B.J.: nancy.. worse than that is that DD has already written some of them ...
      »DaveDowell: ...and it took so long, I almost ran out of crayons! ... Ha!
      »Nancy Allen: Now this is one of the reasons that I love you guys and consider you ...
      »nickname36: "EXACTLY" You could take #4 & #5 and start a new senior ...
8 April 2, 2023 1013

Adding Players

» The Wizard: We are a 65 Major team and are trying to field a team for Reno. We ...
0 April 2, 2023 188

70 and over

» birdie: Are Florida 70 AAA teams allowed to pick up players east of the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: AA, AAA and Major teams that are NOT based in five (5) player-rich ...
      »birdie: Thank You
      »The Colonel: What is the rule for AAA 75 team
      »DaveDowell: The 75+ division may draw players from east or west of the ...
4 April 2, 2023 1022

Fields

» sdc: I know it still pretty early but just asking when field assignments ...
      »jimperry19: For Worlds.
      »sdc: Iím sorry didnít make myself clear this for the Southwest ...
2 March 31, 2023 286

Merchandise for Spring Wolrds

» scg1: There wasn't any merchandise for sale at Mesquite, NV (shirts, Hats ...
0 March 28, 2023 202

Cancellation of Tournaments due to weather

» Bill vail: I understand the reluctance for SSUSA to not arbitrarily cancel a ...
      »Rob64: If anybody has a jump of the bridge into the water contest and ...
      »Brock: I can agree with both messages but in this case, SSUSA needs to do ...
      »Gavin5: For those of you advocating refunds for acts of God (e.g.rain-outs), ...
      »Brock: They have already done that. As an example, I'll use the Rocky ...
      »sdc: Clearly there is no winner on either side. Because of expenses every ...
      »Perl: Surprised nobody has mentioned the joke of a tournament in Nashville. ...
      »Rob64: Peri just curious by winning the tournament in Nashville you qualify ...
      »Rob64: Is that the only SSUSA tournament you play in?
      »Perl: Rob64 Winning Nashville qualifies us to play in the World ...
      »Dbax: Correct me if Iím wrong, but you donít need to win to qualify.
      »IDon'tKnow 3rdBase: Dbax is correct. You only need to attend a qualifier to play at the ...
      »Nancy Allen: IDon'tKnow3rdBase, the tournament that they mentioned does not show ...
12 March 27, 2023 1942

Pitching Net

» Rangview85: What are the rules of using a Pitching Net? Are the rules available ...
      »DaveDowell: Rangeview85 ... SSUSA does not provide for, or allow, the use of ...
      »B.J.: Rangeview.. here is a pitching screen rule I wrote years ago when we ...
      »Nancy Allen: B.J., in the leagues that I have seen, the ball hitting the screen is ...
      »IDon'tKnow 3rdBase: BJ. I like the pitching net rules you stated, but am puzzled by rule ...
      »B.J.: nancy.. since I wrote this rule as I said several years ago each of ...
      »grayhitter59: The net is great for league play, that allows for a lot more senior ...
      »grayhitter59: sorry do not ever want to see a net.
      »Brock: We use a screen in all of our senior leagues (over 40 thru over 70) ...
      »Nancy Allen: BJ, I think that your rules are well thought out which is what you ...
      »k man: A couple of additions that our local league uses are listing maximum ...
10 March 25, 2023 544
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