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Sept. 7

4 posts
Hey guys....turning 50 in a few months..where do i go to get registered? and what assoc. should i register with? Looking for a solid team if anyone interested.
Joey Michals
Sept. 7
Men's 70
3233 posts
Hi Joey!! You should register with SPA and SSUSA. You will find more SPA tournaments in the SE compared to SSUSA. Anyway, these are the only two that require a card (except for Florida Half Century).
I hope you are doing well and WELCOME TO THE OLD GUYS!!
Sept. 8

4 posts
thx Bruce! Good to hear from you....let some of your contacts know that Im ready for some senior ball if they need one.
Sept. 8
Men's 70
3233 posts
I will, hope to see you on the field again!
Sept. 8

34 posts
Joey Michaels... What you do is call your former Suncoast teammates. They are putting something together for Winter Nationals in Nov. for the 50s. Were having a 40 & 50s team. You know a lot of the guys already.

Call me when you get free... Would be great to see back on the field!

Lee Trotter
Suncoast Team - Adidas
Sept. 9

4 posts
Hey Lee, id like to try and see what i can do. some days are better than others but Im ready. Ill call, but lock it up for November.
Sept. 9

33 posts
A few steps to follow

1. Buy senior stick
2. Roll or shave to the gills Senior stick. (Not necessary as the sticks have plutonium in them already. But it's more or less a common theme)
3. Buy mask if playing pitcher or the infield
4. Be prepared to play 2 day tourneys
5. Get legs in condition
6. Don't worry about taking batting practice (The sticks are ridiculous)
7. Take advice with a grain of salt

I know I'm being a facetious sarcastic @#$! but I played a 40 an over this past weekend and it was nuts. I used a Dudley Lighting fresh out of the wrapper and was hitting missiles I've never hit even as a 30 year fresh out of the rock pile.

Heard many conversations on how players were still putting in work on their sticks that are senior bats. Very sad!!!! that a 40 year or older needs to doctor a stick.

I'm glad I play sparingly now.

P.S. make sure to complain about entry fees and award packages. Also a common talking point

Sept. 9
Hail Ragna!
Men's 55
40 posts
I must admit, this is funny and good input. You are right on when it comes to Senior Softball for a 40 year old.

Hail Ragna
Sept. 11

303 posts
yeah.....batting practice is waaaaay over rated.......but try it anyway
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