News and Announcements
As most of you know, there is a major reorganiztion of the CSSA evening operation in process. Things are moving ahead well, but the team formation is a little behind schedule. The following is to keep everyone adviced of where we are.
1. The new National League has been created, the draft has been held and 5 teams of 12 players formed.
2. The new Americam League has been created, the draft was completed last night with 5 teams of 12
3. The Masters League has lost a number of their top players to the new American League. The ML managers
met Tuesday night to figure out how to re-create their teams in the most fair way for all teams. Five of
the six mangers agreed to work together to make the Master League a balanced as possible. One
manager got angry and stomped out saying he and his players would not play in the CSSA. He has been
given the opportunity to reconsider, but has choosen not to do so. Now that the American League draft
is over and the available players known, the remaining five manager are meeting tonight to discuss the
method and proceedures for a major re-draft of the Masters League teams. Among other things they
will decide whether to go with 5 or 6 teams, the number of players available for each team, and the
proceedure of the selections. They will then have their draft on Monday night.
4. The Wednesday night league will draft on either Tuesday or Wednesday night. They will have 4 teams.
5. The Monday Cornerstone League is still in the process of lining up players to replace the coach and several
players that left. They plan to have 4 teams. Uncertain when they may form the teams
6. Monday morning Legends League is drafting Saturday morning with 4 teams.
7. Wednesday morning League is planning to draft on Sunday evening.
The Monday morning Legends League is starting next Monday (13th) due to the Monday holiday.
The Monday Cornerstone League is starting the first Monday in Sept and playing a lot of doubleheaders.
All other leagues start the week of the 20th.
2018 FALL EVALUATIONS - Tuesdays July 24th & 31st from 6 to 8pm Also Skip Wells Park, Bells Ferry Rd, July 28&29, 10 am to 1 pm
Spring 2018 season is almost all but history now so CSSA is looking forward to the Fall Season starting approximately August 20, 2018 – weather permitting.
Registrations and skill level evaluations will be held at Hobgood Park, Field #4 (corner of Bells Ferry Rd and Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA) on the last two (2) Tuesdays of July from 6 to 8pm – weather permitting. In the event of rain, please check website for reschedule date, time and place. Also, Sat & Sun, July 28 & 29, evaluations will be held at Skip Wells Park off Bells Ferry Road, Marietta, GA from 10 am to 1pm.
Registration is open to men turning 49 years young in 2018….and older. We currently have close to 375 members with some in their mid-80’s!! You are never to old to come and play softball, and enjoy the never ending fun and excitement.
CSSA evaluations are by skill levels and not ages as many leagues. There are seven (7) different Leagues (currently 31 teams) playing Monday thru Thursday – with two (2) Monday and one (1) Wednesday morning league to fit most schedules. Evening games are played Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Should you have any questions, please contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Norm Thiem at email@example.com. Look forward to seeing you and any others who would be interested in playing at the park!
Reschedules will be coming soon. Any questions, please contact your Managers. Thanks
J. Barney Greene, Jr., age 76, of Canton GA passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Emory University Hospital.
South Canton Funeral Home, 3174 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA, has the funeral services for James “Barney” Greene.
Visitation Hours are as follows:
Monday, 4/23/18 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday, 4/24/18 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday, 4/25/18 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Funeral service, 4/25/18 1:00 PM with interment following at Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Veterans Cemetery Road, Canton GA, 30114.
CSSA BOARD MINUTES
March 5, 2018
The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held at Gameday Restaurant and called to order by Norm Theim at 6:40 PM;
Present members: Ray DeLuca, Bob Hammond, Darrell Moreland, Norm Thiem, John Humeston, Dan Flemming, Scott Parrish & Robbie Crieder;
Also attending: Lee Molway & John Moreland;
Absent Members: Mike Parson, Dewey Hom, Bob Werner
A. Minutes for February were read, discussed & approved for February;
B. Spring evaluations were held on Saturday & Sunday, February 17th & 18th, as well as Tuesday, February 20th at Skip Wells Park. Previous evaluations were cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Even with the bad weather the CSSA was able to attract 38 new players.
C. Board also discussed the situation of players who are released from a team to be notified prior to an upcoming draft. This is to give that person the opportunity to make arrangements to be reevaluated and to be considered for another team. The board discussed various options, and this issue will be addressed in the upcoming meetings to have a plan in place for the fall evaluations & draft.
D. Treasurer’s report was reviewed and approved by the board.
1. Beginning balance $10, 266.96, and ending balance of $8625.90. This balance reflects expenses for bank fees, general liability premium, Skip Wells rental, D & O Policy, etc, and an income of $1641.06.
E. Sponsorship list was discussed and updated as to who and who has not paid for the upcoming season. Fees need to be paid prior to placing orders for new uniforms. Ray will contact remaining sponsors, who have not paid, tomorrow in order to complete update.
F. Darrell Moreland has set up meetings and trainings with his umpire crew that will go over new rules, rules of play, use of language, etc.
G. Lowell Lawson League (LLL) asked for a variance on the amount of players that are to be designated for each league. Currently those teams have 14 players (enough to field a team +3). They requested to have 16 players on each LLL team instead of 14, because they don’t have enough people to make 5 teams. This will give everyone a chance to play, and cover player loss due to illness, vacations, etc. The board accepted this request for the Spring Season.
H. The BOD discussed the delay of the Spring Season by 1 week due to the past weeks of bad weather and not allowing practices, as well as the upcoming forecast of potential rain storms coming into N. Georgia beginning Sunday. Since we are playing a 10 game season we will have plenty of time to complete the season prior to the end of June. The board also discussed playing games the week of April 2nd, which is scheduled for Spring Break for local schools, to make up for this delay. Both issues were voted on and passed. Therefore, the CSSA will begin its Spring Season on Monday, March 19, 2018.
I. We discussed the purchase of an additional pitching screen, as to be made available during scheduled practices, and to replace 1 current screen that is beginning to deteriorate. The measure was voted on and passed. Ray will make arrangements to purchase a new screen this week.
J. A new wavier form has been designed to include the entire team instead of individual forms for each player. A correction will need to be made on the form, but they will be corrected, completed and passed out to all coaches and teams prior to the first game.
K. Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2018, at 6:30 PM at Gameday.
J. Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.
Daylight savings time begins 3-11-18 (set clocks ahead 1 hour, spring forward); Spring Equinox 3-20-18 (stand an egg on end);
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Happy Passover & Happy Easter