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Discussion: Since when is 40 senior?

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Dec. 13
bwall130

14 posts
Hey to all you 39-48 year old, no offense but you guys are not seniors. I'm seeing more and more 40 (so called) senior tournaments. What gives with this? I guess in a few years it will be 35...
Dec. 13
DaveDowell
Men's 70
4368 posts
That's why we officially call the 40-49 year old age group the "40 Masters" ... The half-century mark is the start of "Senior Softball" ...
Dec. 14
WarningTrack

8 posts
If 40's are not considered senior softball yet then why are allowed to use senior bats. You should not be able to use them until you turn 50
Dec. 14
DaveDowell
Men's 70
4368 posts
WarningTrack ... You're certainly not required to use senior bats ... You may always use your (non-altered) league bat(s) until you're 50 ... The 40-Masters Program was created for a transition opportunity from the youngsters' sometimes "loud" game to the more genteel senior game ... Not everyone in their 40's is still interested, for a variety of reasons, in playing with the 35's ... The Masters transition includes playing rules that are, for the most part, the same on either side of "50" and provides identical equipment options ... The 40-Masters program is the bright future of Senior Softball and was pretty healthy at this year's World Championships with 150 total teams (107 Men and 43 Women) ...

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