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Discussion: Starting a new team

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Dec. 10

16 posts
Ok looking for some adviceā€¦.. kicking around the idea of starting my own 50+team outside of getting registered with the organizations that I would like to play in is there anything special that needs to be done???? I know the basics have money to play in tournaments, find enough guys willing to play. this will be a Michigan based team already have a good start on players please advise thanks
Dec. 10
Men's 50
125 posts
Find someone else to run it. It is 100% never worth it to run the team.
Dec. 10
Men's 70
1250 posts
Find at least two other players you trust and create a team through a consensus and not just a singular point of view. There should be one manager, but if he/she can rely on thoughtful constructive opinions then there is a reasonable chance that your team will be a team and not a group of individuals.

Manage and expect your batting average to drop minimum of 100 points.

50s, bat 12 or 13. Appoint an outfield captain and let them handle rotations and positions.

Find someone to do the book. Use OBP. No conflicts, no hurt feelings.

2 guys coach 3rd, you stay on bench to control/observe the dugout.

Designate another to handle finding tournaments and registering.

One voice, but always an informed decision.

Good Luck.

Dec. 12
Gary Nicholson
Men's 60
34 posts
when you are starting
a team sponsors is a must if your not sponsoring the team than it comes down to how many ball players you know over the years you have played with or against that's looking for a frest start that are not starting. give your self at least two years to build your team when you start winning good players Will come to your team that's not happy with the team their on. most of all do not play buddy ball put the best players for the team to win on the field I have played on teams that has did that sure many players reading this has to. play the best players for the team.
Dec. 13
Men's 50
218 posts
No such thing as no hurt feelings! LOL but all good points very well said, I being a manager/player can related to the batting average!
Dec. 13
AKA: Southpaw

179 posts
First thing MUST do: talk to your wife or pastor or a psychiatrist to be convinced otherwise!!
Dec. 16
Olerud:" Fall Guy "
Men's 50
3 posts
New Team , New Intensity, New Drive.
New 50+ Player Looking for a 50+ Team.

New Startup sounds Like Good Plan.
Dec. 19

303 posts
best advice, just play when asked....what time, what field, what color uniform....running a team is a NIGHTMARE
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