“Philadelphia” Mike Deal was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He attended schools in the Philadelphia area and graduated from La Salle University with a BA in History in the late 1970’s. Mike spent 35 years as a police officer in Philadelphia, retiring in 2015 with the rank of lieutenant. He started playing softball at the age of 16 in the early 1970’s and continued to play in work and bar leagues around Philadelphia. Mike took a hiatus from softball in 1998, but reinvorgated his passion for the game when he retired to Las Vegas and discovered the LVSSA in 2016.
In his short three years with the LVSSA, Mike has been a Field 1 player on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, attended the Monday batting practice, chatting with the guys and offering suggestions on how to improve their game and chatting-up his hometown Eagles, Flyers and Phillies. He has also volunteered repeatedly for several tournaments as a field worker.
Mike has been married 35 years to his lovely wife Donna, and they have two sons – Matthew and Corey – and several “grand puppies”.
Mike states “To win the game is great, to play the game is greater, to love the game is the greatest”.
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LVSSA is a volunteer organization that is looking for new people with fresh ideas. The organization consists of the Board of Directors as well as several committees who help drive the agenda and make LVSSA one of the best local softball associations in the country.
Beginning July 24, 2018 you can apply for positions on the Board or several committees that serve the Board for 2019. Go to the Forms area at the top of this page (More +) and complete the LVSSA Position Form and submit it to a Board member or contact Jim Whipple at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you have. The deadline is September 1st, 2018.
The LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters Championships are being held here from September 20 - October 7. If you would like to be a field worker and help out your team and the Association, please see Rod Adams or Felix Mendiola at Monday's Batting Practice or the Tuesday and Thursday scrimmages at Lorenzi or Louise Freiheit for the Ladies. Thanks.
The Las Vegas Senior Softball Association welcomes you to our new and improved website. This new site has a great calendar that lists all pertinent tournaments and Lorenzi Scrimmages. You will see a new Teams section that lists rosters for each team. There will be plenty of new things coming as we develop this site over the coming months.
If you would like to contribute a story or an idea for the site, feel free to do so here.
On this page you will find information (guides, links and videos) about popular topics on the SportsEngine Sports Management Platform. Key help topics include: helping coaches and parents manage and follow Las Vegas Senior Softball Association teams, and topics helping parents set up their accounts and get messages. SportsEngine offers an in-depth help center with help documents and videos at help.sportsengine.com. In addition, there is a thriving community where we provide practical use cases for features, as well as a place to ask questions and get tips from other organizations on the platform. Go to community.sportngin.com to explore the community site.
Check out our new Comment Board. This new online meeting place let's our members talk softball. You can respond to comments or start your own subject. Let's get some good conversations going and remember, be nice!
LAS VEGAS SENIOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
LVSSA exists to promote Senior Softball from ages 40+ through 85+ by providing fields to scrimmage weekly, the Southwest Championships and World Masters tournaments, along with connections to local league play. Running the highest quality tournaments and providing for the needs of our membership utilizing a group of volunteers ensures a pleasurable experience for our players.
LAS VEGAS TOURNAMENTS
We offer world class tournaments featuring the two largest SSUSA events in the USA. Las Vegas offers the finest hotels, entertainment, restaurants and gaming. The warm, dry climate along with exclusive use of the Trump "Rock" softball and field maintenance between every game make Las Vegas the premier place to play softball. Our selection of ballfields is top notch.
With 216 teams this year, this always growing event is the 2nd largest on the SSUSA circuit. Las Vegas Senior Softball, along with SSUSA makes this a great event. Temps are usually in the mid 80's with very low humidity. This tournament is not reserved for just residents of the Southwest. So wherever you live, you're welcome to join us.
WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The granddaddy of all senior softball features more than 600 teams from all over the world. Many believe they have to win a qualifier to be in this tournament, but that is not true. All SSUSA qualified roster teams are welcome. Beginning in the third week of September, the World Masters is open to all ages from 40+ thru 85+ at all different levels of play. This is the one event you don't want to miss. Rings are given out to all bracket winners. Come out and show us how good you are.
Jim Whipple's Sin City 60's Majors won the Western National Championship in Sacramento, CA last weekend. Pictured are - front row (left to right): Brian Graham, Eric Overstreet, Willie Banks, Bob Castiglione, Gary Gosz, Rick Nelson. Top row (left to right): Pete Oriarte, Dave Cherry, Rick Taulli, Mike Swank, Mike Flanery, Coach Jim Whipple, Rod Adams, Mike Stater. Congratulations TEAM!