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Real name:
Kevin Kyle

Location:
Jackson, TN

Division:
Men's 65

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Aug. 19, 2017
Kev
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Evil B.P. 52+ Softballs

I am looking for 24 - 36 good practice balls. Our recreational league uses the Tattoo 52 cor 275 compression. The couple of tournaments I have played in used the Trump Stote 44 cor 375 compression. I really like the 44 ball of my Miken Big Cat and Adidas Melee. What would be a good practice ball? The Evil BP 52+ advertises not to harm bats in any weather so I am worried they are mush balls. Some product recommendations would help.
June 24, 2017
Kev
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How best to position11 defensive players?

I just recently played in my first senior softball tournament where there was 11 players that could be used defensively. This was the first time our manager/coach played with 11 and he positioned us as 5 outfielders. After playing the pool games some of the players recommended we play 5 infielders and 4 out fielders. He stayed with the 5 outfielders. Every team we played over the next 6 games used 5 infielders. What is the best defensive strategy?
May 7, 2017
Kev
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Best lower back support for slowpitch softball

Has anyone used a lower back support playing softball? Seen the leather belts used by Power Lifters but they almost look to rigid for trying to play softball. Any suggestions?
March 26, 2017
Kev
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bats and balls allowed for ASA and USSSA tournaments

Thank you all. These comments give me a clearer picture of the senior softball associations and what bats/balls are acceptable. Any additional comments are welcomed. Maybe the 2017 Miken DC-41 SuperMax with ASA stamp might be good to have in the bag just in case.
March 25, 2017
Kev
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bats and balls allowed for ASA and USSSA tournaments

Thank you misouridave. It appears the more popular tournaments for senior slow pitch players is SSUSA and then ASA? I went and looked at USSSA website and see they are not specifically slow pitch softball but cover several different sports.

March 25, 2017
Kev
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bats and balls allowed for ASA and USSSA tournaments

I am fairly new to the senior softball having played mostly in recreational slowpitch league where we use .52 cor 275 compression balls. I may have the opportunity to play on a 65+ AA tournament team. I believe they play in ASA and USSSA tournaments. My 2016 Melee 2 and Miken Big Cat Ultra 2 do not have ASA stamps only SSUSA. Will it be necessary for me to get a bat stamped ASA for ASA tournaments? Is there someplace to get a clear written information for bats allowed in ASA, ISA, SSUSA, etc? Also like to know where the .44 cor 375 compression balls and .52 cor 275
compression or used/allowed?








Feb. 8, 2017
Kev
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SliAcademy.com offering slow-pitch softball hitting Clinics in Phoenix, Az

Mr. Imlay was on the lead instructors at the Senior Softball Camp December 1-3 at Cocoa Beach Fl. He has the knowledge and ability to improve your hitting skills.
Jan. 26, 2017
Kev
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: National Senior Games In Birmingham AL

This event is in June 2017 and covers many different types of sports including softball. Looks like its over a 2 week period and happens every 2 years. Has anyone participated in the softball tournament? Did it last 7 days? Looks like each stated has Senior Olympics qualifying tournaments.
Jan. 2, 2017
Kev
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Brace Leg Drill balances Rotation and Snap..Swing Makeover #47

Bill
I also followed Bogie's video's wanting to improve my swing mechanics to consistently square up the ball and hit it hard. No long ball for me either as I will be 68 in 2 months 5'11" at 180 lbs. Really got into playing softball in 2016 after I retired but did not get enough of it with just 22 games in our spring/fall West TN rec league. Went to the Senior Softball Camp in December at Cocoa Beach to improve my hitting,, learned a lot and loved it. Both Bogie, Steve and Bogie's son gave me personal instruction and tips. We had 105 participants at this camp and I was impressed with how hard all three of these men worked with instruction to groups and individuals for those 3 days. They truly know what they are talking about and I hope to see improvement in by bat speed and hard contact. Feel very lucky to have the opportunity to be instructed by these men.
Regards
Kevin
Dec. 19, 2016
Kev
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Active retirement communities with senior softball leagues

The cold weather has me wanting to find a active retirement community in a warmer climate that has senior softball leaque. I am familiar with The Villages in Florida but wanted some additional options. Any references?
Dec. 8, 2016
Kev
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Magazine's Senior Camp 2016

This was my first softball camp at age 67. Played 2 games per day, hit 250 balls off live pitching and great instruction from the Reps. Loved it and will do it again.
Nov. 28, 2016
Kev
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Durability of Total Knee Replacements

Also had my left knee totally replaced Oct 1, 2013 at 64 years old. Did the rehap and immediately did the stationary bike and then elipticals. Got to 130 ROM in 6 weeks, now at 140. You need to keep the weight off before and after operation. I am still 8 lbs. to heavey 5'11" 180 lbs. I have been playing the last 2 years with no problem and would like to play more than league games of 22 to 30 games per year. I run for myself at the similar speed before the operation. Now at 67 I am going to the Senior Softball Camp in Cocoa Fl. My goal is to improve by hitting technique and add bat speed. I want to improve to the point that I will be asked to play in tournaments. Batted .650 in our fall league and goal is .750 in the spring with harder hit balls that go for doubles and triples. I know I take risk with running but I love the sport to much not to continue.
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