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UP TO DATE TOURNAMENT SCORES

» Duke: SSUSA is now doing an outstanding job getting the scores for the ...
      »Sparky.1: In total agreement Andy. Took a little while, but SSUSA got the ...
      »DaveDowell: "Perfect storm" situation in this 65-team session, guys! ... Me not ...
      »stattad: I'm loving those up-to-date reports, too. But it's always good to ...
      »Bodyguard: Well done Mr. Dave Dowell and your reporter's for the scoring ...
      »Duke: Well Tad, although the Enviro-Vac record for seeding games was wrong, ...
      »bond_171513: Kudos to SSUSA for the fine job of updating the brackets so quickly - ...
6 Nov. 21, 2016 791

Sacremento Clifornia 17 year Old from Scotland will pay for baseball lessons

» RochBob: Sacremento California 17 year old would like some baseball caochi ...
0 Nov. 21, 2016 134

Thanks For Your Prayers and Thoughtfulness

» southpaw: A little over 3 years ago, my granddaughter was attacked by a ...
      »Duke: That is so great to hear! Thank you Lord and a very happy AMEN! Enjoy ...
      »Fabe: Mahalo for the update! All praise n glory to our Lord Jesus!! Prayn ...
      »southpaw: Thanks, Duke and Fabe. We are aware of prayers from Hawaii, ...
3 Nov. 18, 2016 511

Fall Training Camp for Senior players

» Tri18: Happy to announce that we will be holding our fall Training camp this ...
      »hemi racer: Have attended three of Alan's camp and several others in the a ...
      »Wayne 37: I went back in February for a little vacation. I enjoyed it. Too ...
      »Tri18: Thanks guys! You will be happy to know I signed the contract today ...
      »hemi racer: If they ever ate at Mulligans with that ocean view it wouldn't be a ...
      »hemi racer: Alan, what is the physical address of the fields? Looking for the ...
      »Tri18: Hemi, I just locked in the South County Complex in Bero Beach which ...
      »Mac33: Hey Alan, I will be returning. I'm going to the tournament the week ...
      »bkb555: I stayed at country inn and it was excellent in the spring training ...
      »Tri18: Mac, That will be great to see you. Bkb, are you able to make ...
      »hemi racer: The Thursday morning scrimmage game is one more fun softball game. ...
      »Tri18: Our grudge match afternoon scrimmage games in the afternoon are a ...
      »hemi racer: You've always heard the expression you throw like a girl? WELL, wish ...
      »bkb555: Alan, I am out for the fall training camp....but look forward to the ...
      »hemi racer: Several of our local teammates are getting excited about coming down ...
      »hemi racer: Morning Alan, I pray you, Carlos and rest of the gang are safe after ...
      »Tri18: We made out pretty good. Luckily, the storm slightly veered off the ...
      »Tri18: I have received a few calls and just wanted to let you guys know the ...
      »hemi racer: Looking forward to seeing you and your gang again Friday Alan. Looks ...
      »Tri18: Great weather and great times are on tap for this Friday through ...
      »Tri18: Today we closed out our fall training camp. We had awesome weather ...
      »JT25: Winter Training Camp in Phoenix would be great Allen if you could set ...
      »Tri18: I would be more than happy to come out there. Have your league ...
      »JT25: Alan, Rick Seifman is our state director and runs most our ...
      »Tri18: JT, I left him a message... AT18
      »JT25: Thanks Alan, Also Tucson Senior Softball league might be willing to ...
      »Lecak: JT25 there is a gentleman in Phoenix you might know Steve Imlay who I ...
      »BruceinGa: You are correct Joe! Steve is one of the best. I believe he, Bogie, ...
27 Nov. 17, 2016 1996

Tucson Senior Softball Tournament - December 3 and 4th, 2016

» Skate: We still have openings: Tucson Senior Softball League''s 6th ...
      »JT25: Well run tournament and for a great cause lots of fun just before the ...
      »boston: Skate what is the format? Double or single elimination
      »JT25: Boston, from the flyer its 4 Game Minimum. Saturday 3 game round ...
3 Nov. 16, 2016 241

Woodlawn Hitting Club

» Dqmtv: This year's Thanksgiving plans? last year lots of guys showed up; ...
0 Nov. 16, 2016 197

2017 schedule

» deep14: When will the 2017 tournament schedule come out for the 2017 season?
      »SSUSA Staff: Annual Softball News "Tournament Guide" publication/mailing is ...
1 Nov. 16, 2016 373

Looking to form new league

» TommyPalmer1210: I am trying to see if there is any interest in a new league played ...
      »Fred S: Might be interested depending on age group and location.
      »Mannjo: What is the triple Nickle format?
      »TommyPalmer1210: Triple nickle is a game among three teams of five players each. Team ...
3 Nov. 15, 2016 294

Some justice served.

» taits: GSF BAT OWNERS GUILTY SANTA ANNA -- Godís Sports Company owners ...
      »Dbax: Customers that fronted their money should have their bats in 11 ...
      »JDub: S T O O O P I D B A T S ! ! !
      »taits: Dbax, Bat should never had made certification anyway. JDub, OK ...
      »Fabe: Sad it ended this way...glad that truth n justice prevailed! I was ...
      »Mango: Just a quick correction- its GSC bats not GSF. GSF is a different ...
      »Webbie25: Mango thanks for the correction. The interesting thing is that a lot ...
      »southernson: Dbax, "Customers that fronted their money should have their bats in ...
      »stick8: I remember sampling the bat in Vegas a few years ago. It was awesome! ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Correction to Newsletter A headline in the Senior Softball ...
      »Clean Up: For you guys that claimed to have been to the Factory... It' ...
      »16wood: Staff and Mango: Thanks for the correction on the GSF reference. For ...
      »taits: My typo on that post, but you all know whom I meant. To bad so many ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Scott ... You typed it perfectly ... The Newsletter had it wrong, ...
      »taits: Dave, thanks but since i was a rep at one time for them and also was ...
      »Dbax: Question for Staff.......when McKinlay is released from prison, will ...
      »hitnrun5: DBAX, are you banned from the Winter Worlds in Phoenix?
      »SSUSA Staff: Dbax has NOT been banned from ANY SSUSA Home Office administered ...
      »Webbie25: How diplomatic, Dave. You should run for President in 2020. Being a ...
      »Clean Up: Webbie25 Were you at the factory? If you were at the factory ...
      »Webbie25: I was not but I talked to a couple people in confidence that were and ...
      »Mango: I noticed on the website that they said Steve received 9-11 years in ...
      »swing for the fences : you would hope it would be the 9 years.... 5 seems not enough.... if ...
      »taits: Hope it was consecutive time for each count with full restitution to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We are not attorneys and make no effort to try to explain the plea ...
      »Dbax: Looks like he had a public defender. What a douche bag! Banned in ...
      »taits: Dbax, He did and a good one. She had a costly private on. I looked ...
26 Nov. 15, 2016 3071

Quick pitch

» BCA80: In Las Vegas, I was at bat. In between pitches, I remained in the box ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Initial thoughts are [1] it's a judgment call not subject to appeal ...
1 Nov. 14, 2016 364

Tri19

» swing for the fences : Just wanted to Thank Allen for his great customer service... had a ...
      »Tri18: I'm hoping you meant me! Lol Tri18 AT18 Alan Tanner Team 1 Sports
      »Mulewhipper: I think Richie was still celebrating with the Crown Royal when he ...
      »Fabe: Doesn't surprize me...Allan is a straight up Braddah! Was a blessing ...
      »swing for the fences : Ha, typo... sorry Allen!
4 Nov. 12, 2016 463

Age question for Feb TOC Florida

» bkb555: If you are 54 yrs old and will turn 55 in mid 2017, can you play on ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The 2017 T.O.C. is a 2016 Season Roster Event ... As such, players ...
      »bkb555: thank you for response
      »MrB611: Since Winter Worlds and Winter Nationals are 2017 roster events, ...
      »mck71: I believe you are looking for SSUSA Staff to answer but yes, as long ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Yep ... In theory he could play 55+ in Phoenix next week at age 53 ...
5 Nov. 11, 2016 425

Papago

» idahoreb: Playing at Papago and need a place close to hit. Any help
      »Dbax: Pierce Park in Phoenix at 46th st. and Oak st. El Dorado Park in ...
1 Nov. 10, 2016 196

Winter Nationals

» Michigan Vet: Any news on Winter Nationals in Fort Meyer?
      »k man: 65AAA- Congrats to the top 3 from what I heard. 1. Acousti 2. ...
      »k man: Congrats to our sister team, the LI Jaguars who won the 60AAA ...
      »southerinman: I believe 55 AAA Finish was 1. Ball Busters out of Fl. 2. Hartford ...
      »TimMcElroy: Here are the results from N. Collier Park this week. 60 AAA results ...
      »k man: Tim, I believe the Jaguar 75 team came in 2nd. A specials shout out ...
      »Player: Just an additional note on the 75 AAA group. Don't know the winner, ...
      »titanhd: 60 Major Plus 1.Hollis 2.Team Florida 60 Major 1. High ...
      »spoonplugger: 65 ?
      »17Black: Tim, SSUSA Very Well Run Tournament this year, THANK YOU Game ...
      »gman67: Any info on who won the homerun contests?
      »TimMcElroy: Curtis Wilson (aka "The Wolf") from the Suncoast Adidas 40s team won ...
11 Nov. 10, 2016 1304

NEWSLETTER CORRECTION

» SSUSA Staff: A headline in the Senior Softball Newsletter last week regarding the ...
0 Nov. 8, 2016 552

VETERANS!

» Jimmy Bigtime: To all my brothers and sisters of the United States Armed Forces. ...
0 Nov. 7, 2016 141

player ranking question about a 60 AAA player playing for 65 major team in the TOC

» yankees02: I am a 60 aaa player that just turned 65 years old and was asked to ...
0 Nov. 7, 2016 322

winter worlds Phoenix

» HAT MAN: Solid quality turn out this year. A few questions for SSstaff Will ...
      »SSUSA Staff: HAT MAN ... Turnout at 210 teams is exceptional, making this the 2nd ...
      »HAT MAN: perfect. Thanks for the fast response SSUSA If anyone needs a room ...
2 Nov. 4, 2016 417

Speed up rules

» idahoreb: SSUSA needs to address ways to make sure that games go 7 innings. ...
      »coop3636: quit lowering the time limits Every year, it seems to get less and ...
      »DieselDan: There's only so much an umpire can do to speed up a game. Getting ...
      »OZ40: I agree with Diesel. The 1-1 starting count is a red herring because ...
      »SSUSA Staff: idahoreb ... Your items #1 and #2 are on the National Rules Committee ...
      »bond_171513: Staff - I think we would all agree that the umpire can only do so ...
      »SS13: I think 1 and 1 count all the way, you only see this count in senior ...
      »DieselDan: OK, everyone. Please grab your favorite libation and take a seat. ...
      »Omar Khayyam: DieselDan, we use this practice in our league play. Not only does it ...
      »Jawood: We played 7 games in Las Vegas and not one game went 7 innings. The 1 ...
      »cronin51: We all have experienced the Human Rain Delay getting into the box, ...
      »OZ40: Play-in games are good to get warmed up and get everyone swings. When ...
      »curty: i do agree about hustling-- but, after 3/4 games ( especially when ...
      »NYGNYY: The only players who want a 1 & 1 count are pitchers. Why would any ...
      »southernson: NYGNYY, 1 & 1 doesn't help the pitchers, 0-0 actually give the ...
      »LP: Teams pay a lot of money for tournaments,almost 800.00 dollars for ...
      »Garocket: Think what you want but the 1-1 count will give you at least 1 extra ...
      »idahoreb: Many good comments about speed up ideas. another issue that ...
      »stick8: Oz is right, a 3-2 count does not speed up the game much, if at all ...
      »DaveDowell: stick8 ... The times I've seen the "consecutive inning" approach ...
      »stick8: Yes when there are three outs or 5 runs scored the bases would clear ...
      »Uncle Mike: The biggest waste of time is giving each pitcher 1 minute of warm up ...
      »STL0: I think there are way too many courtesy runners. Limiting it to one ...
      »Joncon: """I don't want a 1-1 count, so lets just play the game the way it ...
      »tg69: what if the courtesy runner had to be in the first base coaching box ...
      »curveball: Uncle Mike, talk to your pitcher. No excuse for not being ready to ...
      »baseballbill: The big positive with the 1 and 1 count is there is less standing ...
      »DieselDan: Curveball. "One runner per inning and that individual runner can run ...
      »OZ40: Usually a couple of times a year a "speed up the game" thread is ...
      »mck71: OZ40, please reread SSUSA response. Only Championship games are a ...
      »OZ40: Read and understood. I'm okay with the status quo, I'd rather play ...
      »NYTX: There is such a simple solution to this - and its stated earlier - ...
      »creins: I am a volleyball official and you can speed up games. Encourage ...
      »DieselDan: Yes NYTX, some pitchers take awhile to get to the mound. Might be ...
      »Omar Khayyam: DieselDan, you are absolutely right. I am a pitcher for my team. I am ...
      »garyheifner: Regarding the 1-1 count, we are beating a dead horse. I was told by ...
      »Omar Khayyam: garyheifner, seems like the time-honored custom of an umpire saying ...
      »swing for the fences : speeding up the game should start with a one runner limit per inning ...
      »stick8: Taking my player cap off and putting my umpire cap on, I can speed up ...
      »OZ40: Life's not treated everyone the same. So 1 runner may be ok in the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: garyheifner ... Not sure which "staff member" you may have spoken ...
      »maskedman: want to speed up the game? Its pretty simple.make umpires call the ...
      »chico senior: I didn't understand what you mean by calling the strike zone ...
      »16wood: Those of you who want a faster game... have you ever considered ...
      »papa t: I agree with Bob...I'm not sure it's broke. In my opinion...most of ...
      »garyheifner: U asked: Dave Dowell told me the southern California teams carry ...
      »DaveDowell: garyheifner ... The conversation we had was in Indianapolis and I ...
      »bkb555: our summer leagues use a full count and games could take 2 ...
      »Webbie25: One of the biggest culprits I see are the coaches that intentionally ...
      »steve134: If 1-1 doesn't save time, why do tournaments go to 1 pitch after rain ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Because "1-pitch" DOES save time ... Lots of it! ... But it's an ...
      »OZ40: Personally, my opinion is that players and managers should be ready ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SSUSA believes it has done its part on structuring the game for the ...
      »Duke: SSUSA Staff, I concur with your short list of time saving ...
      »Jawood: One thing that can be eliminated totally is the practice of some ...
      »BruceinGa: Dave, am I correct in thinking that in Vegas they started the clock ...
      »DaveDowell: Yes, Bruce, the umpires are supposed to start the clock for 67/72 at ...
      »BruceinGa: We had a situation last year in our senior league where a player ...
      »MurrayW: I have to disagree with not allowing infielders to throw the ball to ...
      »JBTexas : If the pitchers come out throwing strikes the hitter will swing, it's ...
      »OZ40: A compromise may work here, how about 1 infield warm up toss per ...
      »BruceinGa: How about the ones that feel they need to throw do so outside the ...
      »mck71: A lot of good suggestions. As a pitcher (among other positions) I ...
      »OZ40: Why would you like the 1-1 count if you take the first pitch?
      »mck71: Thread started for ways to speed up the game. I simply mentioned ...
      »marcster13: How about the width of the strike zone? I play 40's and was shocked ...
      »DieselDan: The baseball plate is 17" wide. The senior softball "mat" is 19"W by ...
      »DCPete: You wouldn't want to "do away with the plate being a strike" because ...
      »NYGNYY: Not sure when this thread is going to end. Hopefully soon. A couple ...
      »DaveDowell: Good idea, NYGNYY ... THREAD CLOSED
69 Nov. 4, 2016 2830

new to senior ball

» maskedman: I am 55 and new to senior ball. still playing with the youngsters.i ...
      »DieselDan: In Senior Softball USA the pitcher's box is 10' long and the width of ...
      »DieselDan: Oh yeah, hope that info is accurate since I'm in the OF. I have ...
      »B94: Big difference between pitchers and "throwers" too. Throwers are ...
      »mck71: all associations use a different version of 44/375 ball. SSUSA uses ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Hitting a mat consistently is not as easy as it looks. Our club has ...
      »coop3636: Masedman Call me I have a 55 team out of TN I am looking for a ...
6 Nov. 3, 2016 495
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