Memorial Day Batting Practice!
Batting Practice will be held at the 17th Street Fields on the Memorial Day holiday - Monday May 27th - 8: 30 AM
****Lost ball bag (red,white and black) and glove found on Thursday. Check with Joe Skelly. Items are stored in the SSSA shed. No name tag was found on these items.*****
Note: Field 4 is being used in place of field 2, now being rehabbed at last.
Important Rule Change
The Board has decided to revert to the 11:45 cutoff time. No new inning may start after 11:45AM.
Summer Batting Practice
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
Now - July 29
SSSA RULES REVISED AND UPDATED - SEE "SSSA RULES AND BYLAWS" PAGE
SSSA Ace Photographer Jim Grams learning digital photography
(Turn the camera around , Jim)
See more luncheon photos at the bottom of this page!
We Came - We Saw - We Lunched
A full banquet room convened at Der Dutchman on Wednesday March 27th for the annual SSSA luncheon. Outgoing President George Hawley hosted the event which featured awards, a full lunch, and an entertaining talk by guest speaker Ken Frailing (former major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and White Sox) pictured below speaking to the group.
Important Information for Softball Players
Sign Up For Upcoming Season - Obtain a sign up sheet from your manager, fill out, and return as soon as possible. Or you can fill out online (www.sarasotaseniorsoftball.org). For those playing in the summer league it is especially important to submit your sheet in order to be included in the draft for the summer league which will start the second week of May.
New SSSA T-Shirts are available now. Purchase for $8 from Board members. All sizes.
PLEASE CALL Gary Olson @ 346-0378 or George Hawley @ 371-3280 or (preferably) EMAIL THEM TO: ITIS2GUD2BTRU@aol.com (Gary Olson's email address)or to "georgehawley" followed by "@ieee.org"
NEW PLAYERS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If you haven't already invested almost $200 in a bat, please try some out at batting practices, Wednesdays at 8:30. There are several popular manufacturers, bat weights and loading variations. Try before you buy.
One good place to purchase bats is via our website for used bats. New bats may be purchased at Direct Sports. If you choose Direct Sports, don't order online. Call their toll-free number and tell them you are a senior softball player. They will give you a 10% discount.
Do plenty of stretching before you play, especially if you haven't played in a while, to reduce the number of hamstring, groin and calf muscle injuries.
Have fun;play safely..
Check out the "Traders List" Page for some used equipment
REGISTRATION for Sarasota Senior Softball players can now be done on this web site!! Click on the "SIGN UP FOR SARASOTA SENIOR SOFTBALL"at the top of the page...Complete the "NEW" Registration form and "SUBMIT" it by clicking on the submit link...YOU MUST REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO PLAY SUMMER LEAGUE SOFTBALL AS WELL AS FOR NEXT SEASON...
NOTE:Once a player commits to a league and is drafted, he is obligated to play on the team or teams that drafted him. ANY DRAFTED PLAYER WHO CHOOSES NOT TO PLAY FOR A TEAM THAT DRAFTS HIM, OR QUITS A LEAGUE OR TEAM, WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM PLAYING IN ALL SARASOTA SENIOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION GAMES FOR A PERIOD OF ONE (1) YEAR... EXCEPTION:Prior to the draft, the player removes his name from the draft list or is injured after the season startsfor contacts). SSSA Contacts:
JAY WOLFINGER: (email: firstname.lastname@example.org / phone: 941-378-2174)
CHUCK CASON: (email: SRQChuckCason@verizon.net / phone: 941-379-2020).
Association members are welcome to attend monthly Board meetings but must notify George Hawley at least one day in advance. The next Board meeting will be held in the Clubhouse at the Founders Club on Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 1 PM. The minutes of previous meetings may be accessed by clicking on the "SSSA BD MTGS" button on the top of this page.
More 2013 Luncheon Photos Below