News and Announcements
It is almost that time of year to come out into the sun light and play ball.
I wanted to update everyone on the plan for the Spring season related to the National and American League teams. I have no idea what rumors are circulating out there so here is what I can tell you as of today.
The CSSA BOD has decided to merge the NL and AL Leagues into one combined League (no idea what we will call it) for the Spring 2022 season and beyond. I have been asked to be the league director for the 2022 season. We will have 8 teams with 13 man rosters. The purpose of this reorganization is to have a competitive league with team stability. We hope that a 13 man roster and player realignment will eliminate the need for managers to scramble at the last minute to field a team each week. We are also trying to provide each team with players that can field a good defensive alignment as well as have the offence needed to win games.
The managers for the teams have been selected and they have begun to put together a core group of players to begin with. This season the managers are:
• Dan Bonham – Bedoes
• James Bauch – Lawn Doctor (Last seasons All Weather team)
• Chris Geiger – D Bats
• Earl Riley – Integrity
• Terry Crump – GCB
• Freddy Allen – AIMC
• Ken Silvers – Becketts
• Brian Henson – Southland Custom Homes
The managers should have already been in touch with you to confirm your playing status for the Spring season. If you have not been contacted please use this message to let me know directly if you are planning to return and play in the Spring 2022 season. We will likely move some of the sponsor names around after the draft but for now it is easier to use the Team name from the fall for draft purposes.
The managers will put together a team core to start with and then draft the remainder of the teams from the player pool (returning players and Spring tryout players). Tryout out dates are February 19, 20, 26 and 27 at Hobgood. We will begin at noon each day and end around 2PM. We plan to start the Spring season the week of March 14th. We are planning to have a practice week (week of March 7th) and then play a 10 game regular season. The season will have 2 parts to it. In Part 1 each team will play each other once. Once those 7 games are completed the teams will break up into 2 divisions based upon overall record. In Part 2, the 4 teams in each division will play each other once to determine a champion for that division.
That is the basic overview, I hope you find this information helpful. I look forward to seeing everyone out of the field again.
Please note: It is important that we know each players plan for the Spring season so we can list the players available for the draft. Please respond to me directly and let me know your status for the Spring.
Due to excessive amounts of rain received, the Tues night evaluations for Hobgood Park have been cancelled. Please let any, and everyone you have lined up to come tonite know about cancellation plus encourage them to come to Skip Wells Park on Saturday and Sunday – 24th and 25th-. Hours for those days are 12 noon to 2:00pm.
The Evaluations for next Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Hobgood Park are still on from 6 :30 to 9 pm, once again depending upon weather
It’s that time of year!!! Getting ready for Fall 2021 Season to begin!!! Contact any of those who have expressed an interest in joining our more than 400 players, ages 49 through 89 years young Senior Softball players,; any of those who might be interested in playing but do not know about our organization. With 8 Leagues of play all based on skill levels and not age brackets, there is a League and Team for all interested.
Days of Play are Monday and Wednesday mornings; and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights.
There are two locations this year for new players and those who may wish to move to another League.
Tryouts will be held at Hobgood Park, Woodstock, GA Field #4 at the corner of Towne Lake Parkway and Bells Ferry Road on Tues July 20th and Tues July 27th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
The other location is Skip Wells Park, 2334 Bells Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA. Dates and times for this location are Saturday July 24th and Sunday July 25th from Noon to 2pm.
For more information please contact Norm Thiem at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 770-757-8467 with any questions etc.
CSSA BOARD MEETING
May 24, 2021
The monthly meeting of the CSSA was held May 24, 2021, at GameDay Grill, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 12:50 PM.
Members present: Ray DeLuca, Andy Tubbs, Dick O’Conner, Bob Werner, Norm Thiem, Mike Parson, Dewey Hom, Leland Brown.
Absent: John Humeston, Brad Tafoya, Robbie Crider, Randy Bergman
A. Minutes from 4-13-21 meeting were read, and approved.
B. Sponsor updates were given, and currently there are only 4 who have not responded or paid. These sponsors will be contacted by the end of the week in order to close out sponsorship for 2021.
C. Treasures Report: Beginning balance $23,150. Sponsor check of $350 received today which brings current balance to $25,000. Payout coming up this week for expenses such as field rental, umpires & scorekeepers will be approx. $12,000, which will leave the league with approx. $13,000 balance. The financial report was approved.
D. Fall evaluations will be conducted at: Skip Wells Park, July 24 & 25, 2021
Hobgood Park, July 20 & 27, 2021
Fall Season begins August 9th or 16th, according to field availability.
E. Due to some circumstances beyond our control the CSSA Awards banquet has changed dates. The banquet will now be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021
(9 days prior to Thanksgiving).
F. Bat inspections for compression/pressure as well as labels have worked well. Some bats were found to be illegal and removed from play. Testing/inspections will continue into the fall season. Rattling of bats will not be disqualified from use if the other tests pass.
G. Uniforms are being designed for the 2022 season so most players will have new shirts. The shirts will be supplied by the CSSA using player fees. They will be of better quality, colors, numbers, sponsor names, etc. If a player wishes to have their name printed on the back they will need to pay an additional $20 on their league fee. However, that player will be able to keep their shirt when they leave the league..
H. Rule book completion, originally worked on by Ray McClure, will be conducted over the next few months and ready for the 2022 season. The BOD members working on the completion will be Mike Parson, John Humeston & Ray DeLuca.
I. Next BOD meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 28, 2021, at 6:30 PM at Gameday Grill.
Meeting adjourned at 3:00 PM
Time to pre-register for the June 16, 2021 CSSA Spring Golf Outing is running out. For those wanting to join in, we will be accepting pre-registrations and payments at the games next week until Wednesday June 9th. If we miss you after the 9th, one can still register day of the tournament but the cost will increase to $70 per person. You don’t have to have a full team to enter, we have singles, doubles even triples and will attempt to have complete teams of four (4) the day of play – but not imperative to be four. You don’t have to be a CSSA member to play either.
Cost – $65.00 pre-register and $70 day of play – fee includes green fees, cart and driving range.
Strings, Mulligans, and fabulous Red Bomb will be available for purchase at check in.
Play will be at Towne Lake Hills Golf Club, 1003 Towne Lake Hills E, Woodstock, GA 30189.
Check In begins at 12:30 pm, Tee off will be at 2:00pm with Shotgun start.
Standard Course Rules Apply – NO metal spikes, jeans, suitable attire is required. Each player to have their own club but if need, rentals are available.
Prizes will be awarded for: Low Gross, 2nd Low Gross, Low Net, 2nd Low Gross, lots of Door Prizes also.
For further information or to register, please see Tom Cameron or call: 404-918-0500, Email: email@example.com. Scorekeepers on Monday and Wednesday morning will have registration forms, Tom will be at the park Tuesday evening and on Wednesday evening at Skip Wells Park for the Legacy games this week. Hope to see you there for a wonderful day.
In event of rain that day, games will be played the following Wednesday June 23 at same time.