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Tournaments {number of games played}

» blue leader: I was under the impression that most tournaments were a guaranteed 5 ...
      »baseballbill: Your guaranteed 3 games in Bracket play....
      »SSUSA Staff: All of the SSUSA "TOC Qualifier" Tournaments are a ...
2 July 31, 2017 321

Mike Macenko's Bat Speed Program with Hitting Tips

» bogie: 10 week bat speed program is explained and some fine tips o ...
0 July 28, 2017 369

Pictues/Articles of my son...

» OldTimes: Our son Mat Johnson passed away Feb. 28, 2016, he would be 51 this ...
      »OldTimes: (MATT JOHNSON)
      »chikn55: So Sorry for your loss.
      »Nancy Allen: There is a Facebook group called Softball Community Talk, and I know ...
      »OldTimes: Thank you so much Nancy, will go see if I can find anything. (also ...
      »Nancy Allen: OldTimes, if you cannot find it, we can talk offline. It looks like ...
      »Keigley: I played with Matt in 1989 on GLASS. Matt was a great teammate and ...
6 July 25, 2017 540

MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS

» Mark Fitz: The fields in Rogers, AR were great, but again only 1 Arkansas team. ...
      »STL0: I'd have to agree based on what I've heard and seen that KC was a ...
      »SSUSA Staff: This line of inquiry/request is probably best directed to the ...
      »Jethro: VERY GOOD POINT SSUSA STAFF. Recently I have been looking at sites to ...
      »txnighttrain: I have found that when a championship tournament is moved, many times ...
      »STL0: Good info STAFF. The only leverage you might have with a place like ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Thanks STL0 ... We had no problems with the facilities in Shawnee ...
      »garyheifner: I will say I have enjoyed the Ark tournament the last two years. ...
      »big cat7: when are the results of this tournament going to be posted
      »DaveDowell: Haven't gotten to them yet ... Had a serious run of back-to-back's ...
      »txnighttrain: For a Texas team, The Midwest was closer for us than going to El ...
      »missouridave: Dave, this is Missouri Dave here. As usual, I am here to help you and ...
      »DaveDowell: Dave ... It's nice to know that I can always count on you to take ...
12 July 23, 2017 1040

weight training

» big cat7: I would like to know if players weight train during the season?If so ...
      »sbswat24: I tend to back it down on the heavy stuff during the season for just ...
      »big cat7: Thanks maybe alan tanner or gorilla boy can give me some input on ...
      »Tri18: Cat, Great question which always gets athletes in a dilemma.....do I ...
      »crusher: I always kept my training heavy, changing routine by including ...
      »big cat7: Thanks Alan and crusher the info might help, i do lift year round and ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Great question big cat7... I myself had that issue at one time in my ...
      »B94: I think Davey Reed has some really good videos up on youtube if you ...
      »big cat7: Thanks guys and thank you mike macenko,when you stopped going heavy ...
      »Fabe: I am a little different...I surf winter waves n do more TRX with ...
      »garyheifner: I do a circuit of weight training and aerobic exercise 4/5 days a ...
      »cyborg45: I work out as heavy as I can year round. Here in Florida, we can play ...
      »marcster13: I say keep it light. 12 to 16oz curls. To change it up try something ...
      »Crusher23: My two cents: I typically lift heavy in the off-season and then ...
      »big cat7: Thanks guys your comments really help and crusher i think i like the ...
      »crusher: big cat7, one other thing discovered, you really need to relax your ...
15 July 23, 2017 1233

Fields for Las Vegas

» softballer: Who's playing on what field in Vegas?
      »DaveDowell: We're AT LEAST A MONTH away from a determination on that ... We'll ...
      »Benji4: Dave I cannot believe you don't have the fields schedule done for ...
      »DaveDowell: That's hilarious Benji4! ... We posted the Winter National's because ...
      »VegasBob: Las Vegas field allocation is very complicated. Over 560 teams, ...
4 July 22, 2017 603

Bp

» Manassas: Looking for anyone in the Orlando area for Bp....I can ...
      »birdie: Mr. Manassas, You can serve em up with the best of anybody. If anyone ...
1 July 21, 2017 197

aggieland classic-college station,tx

» mad dog: anyone have any info.......starts thur and have not heard who is ...
      »TexasTransplant: Does that surprise you, bob?
      »XLR8: They will be announced the day after the entry fee deadline. Count on ...
      »TexasTransplant: Wouldn't that have been July 11?
      »JBTexas : Tournament starts in less then 61 hours, so we have plenty of time ...
      »Chino 12: Nothing yet??? Must have lots of team in the 50+. Maybe tomorrow.
      »The Screamer5: Can we make it mandatory for all TDs to make better use of this ...
      »Omar Khayyam: A requirement in northern California is that TDs must post the ...
      »txnighttrain: This is why if I become the coach of a Texas team next year, I ...
8 July 19, 2017 531

Carey Hall

» TexasTransplant: Carey Hall died Sunday. Carey was a long-time player with the Dallas ...
      »mad dog: sorry to hear this....our coach told me yesterday he had ...
      »DoubleL10: My condolences to Carey's family. I had the pleasure of playing a ...
      »Jethro: Condolences to Carey's family. A really good Guy. He did have some ...
      »Jethro: One more thing about Carey, as a retired Air Force man myself, he was ...
      »txnighttrain: I played in a day league with Carey. He was a great guy and treated ...
5 July 19, 2017 388

Makeup of a Major team

» paul0784: SSUSA, If I have say a 60M team and I add 5 65M+ players to it what ...
      »STL0: Theoretically, both a 60M player and a 65 M+ player have a rating ...
      »SSUSA Staff: What STL0 said: Your team would remain a 60-Major team based upon ...
      »Lee Lee: What if the 65 Major Plus players carry a 2 year mandatory 60 Major ...
      »Lee Lee: Never seen a response does the 65 Major plus player still carry the ...
      »STL0: My 2 cents would be that if the players are rated as 60 major Plus ...
      »Lee Lee: I agree, I was hoping to hear from SSUSA.
      »SSUSA Staff: Lee Lee ... The key variable in this is the individual player rating ...
7 July 19, 2017 768

Baseball Hall of Fame

» Hawkeye49: Anyone interested in a package to the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ...
0 July 19, 2017 216

Equalizers

» DCPete: We have a 6-team Senior Co-Rec league with a lot of disparity between ...
      »bringiton: where at ?
      »mad dog: do a draft of all players...divide them by age and ability for ...
      »bringiton: thats what we need to do here we have six teams can play each other ...
      »DaveDowell: DCPete ... First thought: mad dog has the best idea ... But if that ...
      »DCPete: Thanks Dave & MD; we like the Runner on 2nd base option since we want ...
      »Nancy Allen: DCPete, I have seen leagues here make the better team bat off handed ...
      »DCPete: Thanks Nancy; we already play with 11 fielders in this league but ...
7 July 19, 2017 483

Player Safety

» amr-4-lc: Our team played in a tournament this past weekend (leaving out the ...
      »mck71: amr-4-lc: you failed to mention that more rain was in the forecast ...
      »amr-4-lc: We were more than willing to play the 8am game, you guys weren't, ...
      »mck71: All 3 play in games Saturday were scheduled to start at 9:30am (yours ...
3 July 19, 2017 490

Western Nationals

» deep14: Any Fields set for the teams yet in sacramento?
      »taits: Probably see 'em next week some time. Usually only give about a weeks ...
      »taits: Team listing is up.
      »deep14: saw that two weeks ago. just wanting to know where we are playing so ...
      »mitch1414: Yeah, I agree........Not knowing what goes into the decision making ...
      »DaveDowell: mitch1414 ... You've probably already noticed that the TENTATIVE ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I remember that Dave, and I hope most of the venting was aimed at the ...
      »Mulewhipper: Piece of cake DD...just put it all in your little spreadsheet and ...
      »Nancy Allen: ...and our coed rec league starts at 5:30. Oh, you will not be able ...
8 July 18, 2017 664

Loss of a great man

» JimmyG: It is with great sadness that I learned today that our teammate, ...
      »BIGHURT: Prayers to him and his family
      »Mulewhipper: Sorry for your loss.
2 July 18, 2017 684

Rotator Cuff Surgery or not?

» cuda65: Need some help or more accurately some personal experience with the ...
      »lb16: Not gonna sugarcoat it had rotator cuff surgery in 2012. the worst ...
      »TexasTransplant: I will pretty much echo what lb16 said. The recovery is tough. I ...
      »Turbobob: Cuda, definitely have it done. I've had it done on both my right ...
      »cuda65: First of all I want to thank SSUSA for providing the forum that will ...
      »Rainmans: After the surgery, I couldn’t lift my right hand without help from my ...
      »cuda65: Rainmans, you are a strong dedicated man. How old were you when you ...
      »Mannjo: Cuda65, I have been lucky enough to not have had this surgery. I play ...
      »softball4b: Rainmans was probably 57 or 58 at the time of the surgery. I can ...
      »Slowest Pitch: Cudaa65, Mannjo made my point. A frozen shoulder is not something ...
      »Rainmans: Wow Mike (sofball4b)! You've got a great memory to remember how old ...
      »rightrj1: Thanks Guys, This encourages me to get the surgery.. :) I've had an ...
      »Rainmans: My shoulder surgery was performed by Dr. Reuven B. Minkowitz. He ...
      »DCPete: Yeah, you'll definitely want to sleep in a recliner for the 1st ...
      »Rainmans: DCPete - agreed!
      »paul0784: Cuda you might have done yourself an injustice. That four month delay ...
      »shortstopchic10: Had three shoulder surgeries and not going to lie. It sucks! I've ...
      »Webbie25: I had a different experience with a rotator cuff tear about 10 years ...
      »bogie: I tore my right shoulder infra and supra 10 years ago..full thickness ...
      »cuda65: This is me again with what would seem to be a final decision. I ...
19 July 17, 2017 1032

Prescott Next Weekend

» softball4b: Is there anyone taking BP Friday afternoon that I could be part of?
      »softball4b: It might help to provide contact info. softball4b@aol.com
1 July 15, 2017 203

Team Ranking Updated After Tournament

» SKings24: So here it goes. Played in the NorCal State Championships in the 50 ...
0 July 14, 2017 380

NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIPS SESSION 2 RESULTS

» Shark: Here are the results from the Northeast Championships in Syracuse, NY ...
      »paul0784: Sharky, what happened in the 65M Div?
      »Shark: Sorry I forgot to list the 65 Major Division: New Jersey Hitmen ...
      »Panther: Shark, great job with tournament and getting results out in timely ...
      »Shark: Panther, that is a good question concerning the number of umpires ...
      »Panther: Chuck, thanks for the response. I understand the shortage issue, ...
5 July 14, 2017 518

You make the call

» HAT MAN: We adapted some of SSUSA rules for regular league where im from and ...
      »DaveDowell: Quick observation is that it's not always wise as an umpire to ...
      »HAT MAN: Totally hear you Dave. So with that said can I as a player on deck ...
      »DaveDowell: HAT MAN ... Not being there, it's difficult to say what's "right" or ...
      »Webbie25: I have another observation, and I am guilty of doing this! Why would ...
      »HAT MAN: Good explanation Dave. I used something similar on another call. ...
      »curty: umping recently, called a double play - 2 outs- on a play at the ...
      »1bounce: I myself if i was catching and the ondeck batter was in the box you ...
      »waiddog: I think safe, he did not run into the box. It would be the same if ...
      »raiderman66: I don't have any dog in this fight but I would simply say I would ...
      »FOFO: Not sure what the SSUSA rule may be but in NSA if the ball hits an ...
10 July 13, 2017 839
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