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Message from SSUSA regarding the World Master Championship

We have received many questions regarding changes to our LVSSA World Masters Championship your board hopes this answers those questions. 

8/26/2020 SSUSA sent the following information "we will not be able to pay the per-team fee to LVSSA"

Our Tournament Production Agreement with SSUSA states; "Prior to 2012, LVSSA had sponsored, arranged for, owned the rights to, and conducted two certain annual softball tournament events for seniors that were held on fields at numerous softball complexes in and around Las Vegas...", "... LVSSA would contribute the good will associated with its name, help by offering its knowledge of the area and connections for venues,...., in return for compensation..."

9/4/20 SSUSA announced the fourth session of our Masters will be moved to Mesa, Az Oct 29th - Nov 1 in direct conflict with our 12th Annual Fall Classic in Bullhead, Az just 90 minutes away.

Members may review all documentation by requesting from their field rep. Due to restriction we will share with one person at a time.

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LVSSA Board Position Openings

The LVSSA Board of Directors has two seats up for election:

President:

Requirements for running for President: Must have prior LVSSA experience as a member of the BOD. Applicants must include why they feel they are qualified and reason they are requesting to run. The President is responsible for providing  leadership for the Board of Directors and organize and run the monthly Board Meetings.

Can serve as ex-official on any committee.

Under 65 Men's Representative:

The 65 and under representative must be a member and play with under 65 group on Monday and Thursday. Applicants will work with the field commissioner on Monday and Thursday play.

Email applications to: LasVegasSeniorSoftball@gmail.com

Deadline to submit your application is September 20, 2020.

Voting starts the week of October 18th and completed on October 29th.

Two year term.

Please support the LVSSA and help where you can. We truly need your help to continue "playing ball". Much appreciated!

 

LVSSA Board Meetings for October Thru December 2020

The schedule for October through December 2020 Board Meetings are:

When:       Thurs., October 8 at Noon

                       Thurs., November 12 at Noon

                       Thurs., December 10 at Noon

 Where:    TBD

Agenda:  Will be posted to the  Document Collector and the Forms - Documents 2 section and a message will be sent out via e-mail to all members.  Send questions to your field reps.  

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12th Annual Bullhead City Fall Classic

40 - 60 Oct 31 - Nov 1   Register & Info Here   65 - 75 Nov 2 - Nov 4

USA Senior Women's Fall Classic

 Nov 7 & 8    Register & Info Here    Nov 7 & 8

LVSSA Saturday Team Practices

From Jim Whipple:

I want to take a couple minutes to cover our Saturday schedule and rules. 

First, LVSSA Inc. must submit a request for Saturday play each month with the City of Las Vegas Municipal Sports Unit.  We are granted fields if they are not reserved by another group. This is why it is difficult to guarantee dates when teams request days and times.

Secondly, Saturday play was designed for players and teams who can not utilize fields during the week. Priority will be given to these people and teams. Teams are welcome to use fields for games during the week still.    Wednesdays at 9:30 am is always open, for other days you will need to contact your field representatives/coordinators.

Third, All players must adhere to all City of Las Vegas and LVSSA rules. Teams managers are responsible that enforcement of all City and Association rules. LVSSA will not accept excuse of I did not know rules. In coming weeks all managers will receive a complete list of rules and restrictions.

Rules for Saturdays, 

  • All players must be an LVSSA member or LVSSA team member. LVSSA policy states; players may play one day for free, then must be members. New players must complete a registration/waiver form prior to playing.
  • Membership is $40 for balance of 2020 playing season.   Go to LVSSA.com, sign-in and click on “Become a Member”.
  • LVSSA Team -  All players must be members or with a minimum of 6 members a team may be considered a LVSSA team by paying a $200 fee for balance of team (this allows non-members to play Saturdays and our special occasion games only.)
  • Alcohol - NO alcohol permitted at Lorenzi Park.

We will be posting a Saturday schedule as soon as we get some volunteers to assist with Saturday play. Call Jim Whipple to sign-up and volunteer 586-822-2665. 

  • One weekend a month will be designated for predominantly 50 year olds and another for 60 year olds. Again final decision will be made as soon as we get a couple of volunteers. 
  • A reminder to all members/players; LVSSA permit is for "practices" please do not make statement to anyone (city workers) that we are having a league or tournament. This will affect our field costs and availability.
  • LVSSA is working on other days and times to hold leagues. Updates will be posted to website as we get closer to those being available.

Team Practice Contact Information:

50's  Turk Allen       310-503-2463:  tiexp66@yahoo.com

60's   Jim Whipple   586-822-2665:  jimwhipplesemail@gmail.com

September News Briefs

COVID-19 UPDATE

  • Lorenzi Park is back open.      See the "Calendar" for details.    A message from the LVSSA Board of Directors is above!    All members must comply with the mask/face covering policy. 

2020 MEMBERSHIP 

  • As of 9/8/2020 - 263 members (299 with honorary included) have registered for this year -  THANKS!     

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COMMITTEES

  • Help the LVSSA by serving.   eMail Rod at rra1956@gmail.com.

POSTED TO THE "DOCUMENT COLLECTOR" and "FORMS-"DOCUMENTS 2" SECTION and LINK ABOVE:

  • SEPTEMBER 2020  BOARD MEETING AGENDA
  • MAY, JUNE and JULY 2020 BOARD MEETING MINUTES

ROD ADAMS - LVSSA UNDER 65 REP - TERM ENDING

  • My last day is 10/28 at Lorenzi Park.  Thanks to all of the guys on Monday/Thursday and to Russ, Mike, Paul and Bob and all members that helped-out.   Good Luck to all of our members from yours truly.

NEXT BOARD MEETING

  • Thursday, October 8th at Noon.  Please contact your Field Representative - George Kuehnel for the 66 and Over Guys, Rod for the 65 and Under Guys and Renn for the Ladies - if you have any questions or comments.    Agenda will be posted to the Documents 2 and Document Collector pages.   

 

LVSSA "Banner Time"

LVSSA On-The-Mend/Goodwill Brief

Recuperating

Margaret Sievers:    Knee

Jane Smith:  Shoulder

George LaCombe

Tom Ahee

Know of an LVSSA member that is on-the-mend?    Contact Rod Adams or Bob Beyer, our goodwill ambassadors, at rra1956@gmail.com or vegasbear619@gmail.com to send them a goodwill brief.

LVSSA's 40th Anniversary of World Masters Championship

Many of you know this is the 40th Anniversary of the Masters Championships. The first was played with 3 teams from Hawaii and 9 teams from the mainland. The Masters evolved into the LVSSA World Masters Championship as participation expanded beyond our borders.
Many firsts and attendance records have been set for Softball in general and more importantly Senior Softball. You as LVSSA members have much to be proud of as many of you have provided sweat equity along the way. 
Eight years ago, LVSSA entered into a controversial agreement with SSUSA passing by a slim margin of members to co-produce our event. We went forward as a partner with contract language that had our input in planning and production of both the SWC and WMC.  While we had many growing pains, all our efforts have always been to produce the best softball tournament our sport has to offer and put the Las Vegas Valley on a path to be THE tournament softball destination.
The Masters surpassed 600 teams with over 12,000 participants and $26 million annually in related revenue for Las Vegas. Please forward Master photos or stories to share with members.

LVSSA On TV

The LVSSA will be on the "Aging and Awesome" show on this Saturday, September 26th at 7:00 am on "The CW" network. 

Message from the LVSSA Board of Directors

Coming to Lorenzi Park?  Mask up!

LVSSA Members,

Our Board of Directors was contacted by the City of Las Vegas Municipal Sports Unit regarding our usage of Lorenzi Park as observed by Marshals and staff.  We have been notified that we are not in compliance with the mask rule set forth and agreed upon in order for us to use the fields.

This notification is the first and hopefully the last from Recreation Staff.   We want our permit to remain in place.  We also have our memorandum of understanding for field charges waived of approximately $24,000 annually and that cannot be jeopardized/cancelled.

The directive is very clear from CLV – from the time you leave your car a mask/face covering must be worn at all times while at Lorenzi Park.  Social distancing is not a substitute for the removal of your mask.

The only time a mask is not mandatory is while on the field as a player.  While coaching a base, in the dugout, restroom, concourse area etc., you are required to have the mask on until you are back in your vehicle.

All Field Directors and Board members have been notified.  You have a choice to participate or not but participation means adhering to the rule and respecting the field directors trying to keep us on the field.

Let’s all stay safe and comply with the City’s request.

Laurie Buchman, LVSSA President

LVSSA September Birthdays

4              Glenn Fujitani

5              “Rudy” Escamilla

                “Nat” Rinato

8              Dave Pasos

                 Roger “Rabbit” Rasch

                 Annie Tucker

10           Kathy Hawk

                 Joe Burgess

13           Louise Freiheit

                “Joe” Pellegrino

15           John Meng

16           Roger Ogden

17           Thomas Gibson

18           Kevin Stephens

19           Merle Lewis

21           James DeGroot

                 Don Sobieray

23           Marco Caldana

24           Norman Anderson

                 Richard Thomas

26           Rick Denton

                 Gary Gosz

27           Mike Christmas

                 Frank Mazzeo

                 Gary Nance

28           Scott Caster

                 Fred Harrison

29           “Bob” Rink

30           “Joe” Pagano

 

Welcome to the New LVSSA Website

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.

SPORTSENGINE HELP

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.

If after reviewing the information on this page and help.sportsengine.com you can't find your answer, please contact us by following the link.

 

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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.

 

SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS

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.