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Discussion: New to Senior ball

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Jan. 5

4 posts
Hi, I've never played Senior ball so this is all new to me. I've been playing tournament ball for 30 years and just turned 50 in 2021 so I thought I would look into Senior ball. How do I know what my rating is and what other info do I need to jump in? I have played as high as ASA B/USSSA C but have recently been playing E with the youngsters. I normally play outfield and pitch, but am comfortable anywhere (too slow for SS with the kids). Originally from the Midwest (if the name looks familiar, yes, it's me). Now I live in Reno, NV and we have an airport so I can go anywhere. Any help would be appreciated!
Jan. 5
Men's 60
345 posts
Welcome Slick! Your rating will depend on the team that picks you up. And you have left everything here necessary except your contact info! :-)

And you should call the home office West Coast time (916-326-5303) and get your 5 year card, hurry because the price is going up on the 15th! lol
Jan. 5

4 posts
Thanks mck71, that's another thing I don't understand. What's with the "card" thing? Why do you have to pay to get a card that says you can play? At 50, if I still have the ability to still play, shouldn't it be revered, not charged? What do I know? Contact info 775.291.0340 (text is best) or Mike Todd is my actual name but unless we're friends on FB, not many people know that in the softball world.
Jan. 6
Men's 55
19 posts
It verifies your age for the appropriate age division you are eligible to play (i.e. 50+, 55+, all the way up to 80). It also verifies your location. In senior ball this association has a border state rule. You can play for a team that touches your home state (i.e. California can't pick up Kansas guys). There are some nuances to this. Lastly, it is a fee to earn revenue.
Jan. 6
Men's 65
19 posts
I'd suggest you check out the tournament schedule for any tournament in your area. Go to the tourney and witness first hand the quality of play. There is a big difference in the abilities and speed of the game at all divisions within any age bracket (50+). Talk to the manager(s) of the team you might like to play with see if you can get a "look-see" tournament with that team. That allows both sides to be comfortable, you and the team. Or if you know anyone currently playing, give them a call.
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