News and Announcements
USA/ASA softball equipment
There are questions swirling around about legal bats . The following link will take you the USA/ASA website to see a list of legal bats. There is also a list of ASA bats that have the certification stamp, but are not legal
CSSA Spring Golf Tournament - Sat May 11 & Possible Weather Change
In the event rain cancels this Saturday’s tournament, it will be rescheduled to Sat June 1, 2019 at same location and times. If this happens, Tom Cameron will email you as soon as decision has been made. If you have questions or unsure of cancel, please give him a call – 404-918-0500.
CSSA 2019 Spring Charity Golf Tournament - Sat May 11 - 1:00pm
WHERE – Towne Lake Hills Golf Club – 1003 Town Lake Hills East, Woodstock, GA 30189.
TIME – Shotgun Start 1:00pm, Check-In & Practice begins 11:30am.
COST – $55.00 in Advance and $60.00 day of event. Includes Green fees, cart rental, range balls and tons of fun. Cash beverage cart available – not included in fees.
FORMAT – 4 person team, scramble.
PRIZES – Lowest Gross and Net Scores, Longest Drive – under 64 yrs and over 65 yrs, Closest to Pin.
Standard Course Rules apply – NO metal spikes; slacks, shorts fine but NO jeans; each player required to have own clubs but if need, rental clubs are available.
CONTACT – Tom Cameron if you wish to join us for what will be a great time. Do not have to be a CSSA member to participate – the more the merrier. Tom will be at the park during games if want to register then, or let any Director know. Tom’s number is 404-918-0500 or email him at: email@example.com with your name, number, email address, and if you have a team together, or be placed on a team.
MAR 2019 BOD MEETING
CSSA BOARD MINUTES
March 28, 2019
The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held 3-25-2019, at Game Day, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:30 PM;
Present members: Ray DeLuca, Darrell Moreland, Norm Thiem, Mike Parson, Dewey Hom, John Humeston, Don DiSalvo, Bob Hammond, Randy Bergman and Dick O’Conner;
Absent Members: Bob Werner & Robbie Crider
A. Ricky Shoop, director of American League, has resigned his position. Dewey Hom has taken over the position and will remain director until the fall elections.
B. Minutes from the 3-4-2019, meeting were discussed. There were a few minor corrections to be made. After corrections were made the BOD approved the minutes for publication.
C. With today (3-25-19) being the start of the 2019 season, we begin our 25th year as the CSSA. The first season began in 1994 with just a handful of people, and has grown significantly over the years. Congratulations to EVERONE, past and present, for being a part of this organization.
D. Financial Plan and Options were read by the BOD & discussed. The plans include current fees being paid by sponsors and players, a golf tournament and various other means of obtaining funds. It also pointed out expenses to be made throughout the year. It was agreed upon by the BOD that the plans and future options appear to be greater than the normal intake of fees and some less expenses. If everything goes according to plan, there may be a surplus at the end of the year that may go back to the players in some manner.
E. The Facebook page for the CSSA is up and running. It was agreed that we will try to add a donation page to benefit those members of the CSSA that are in some type of financial need. Please be supportive of this page and ‘LIKE’ so it may be passed on to others.
F. Sidelines Grill has set up a program that will give back to the CSSA 20% of their proceeds, of gross sales, on Tuesday nights for all players that visit and purchase food & beverages. Players will just need to notify their server that they play for a team in the CSSA. This is a program that is greatly appreciated by the BOD, and benefits the players and the league.
G. The Legends League has been renamed Hathaway League. The change is being made because Hathaway Insurance has stepped up and become one of our 2 major sponsors along with Cornerstone Financial Planners. A BIG Thank You goes to Hathaway Ins. for this sponsorship.
H. Bats will be tested on Tuesday, 3-26-19 and again on 4-2-19 for the National League. New approval stickers will be placed on each bat, and they must be present on the bat when entering the batter’s box. The BOD will continue to have bats checked after a home run has been hit, or a player was injured from a hard hit ball. Under the umpire(s) discretion, for the American, Masters and Cornerstone Leagues, bats will be tested. We remind ALL players… If a bat has been altered in ANY way, then that player will be removed from the game and may face up to a 1 year suspension.
I. The league is still looking for someone to step forward and take over as Treasurer for the CSSA. Anyone wishing to do so may contact any board member to volunteer for this position.
J. The Awards Banquet is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 14, 2019. A banquet location and/or catering business has not yet been determined. Ray DeLuca has been placed in charge of getting bids for the event. Remember, this will be the 25th Anniversary of the CSSA, and we encourage all players along with their significant other to attend.
K. Next scheduled meeting for the CSSA, BOD is 6:30 PM, April 29, 2019, at Gameday Grill in Woodstock. Please note, monthly BOD meetings have been changed to the 4th Monday of each month instead of the 1st Monday. This is in order to accommodate the entire BOD, and to lock in a location (Gameday) without interference.
Meeting was adjourned 8:40 PM.
MAR 2019 BOD MEETING
CSSA BOARD MINUTES
March 4, 2019
The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held 3-4-2019, at R & M Hoagie Shop in Canton, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:30 PM;
A. Minutes: February 18, 2019, was reviewed, and some changes were made and/or corrected.
B. Changes and/or corrections made:
1. Time limits for games will be 65 minutes for morning leagues and 60 minutes for evening leagues;
2. Skip Wells, Cornerstone, Masters, American & National leagues will begin open inning(s) after the 5th inning
3. Legacy, Legends & Lowell Lawson leagues will begin open inning(s) after the 4th inning;
After corrections were made the BOD voted and passed minutes.
C. Financial Report: Current Balance (after expenses) $6,048.39. Expenses were paid for:
Skip Wells, softballs, insurance and umpire shirts.
We still need to order some replacement shirts, as well as complete team shirts for new sponsors. Also need to pay fees for Hobgood Field rentals.
***It is VERY IMPORTANT that managers collect player fees at their FIRST game, and turn fees into their league director ASAP.
D. Rosters: Teams/Leagues with 10 or 11 positions will have 3 players over for maximum and 2 players over for minimum (personnel permitting). This measure was discussed, voted & passed.
E. Substitute players: will be league specific. Each league director will meet with managers prior to the beginning of the season, and place specifics in writing;
F. Treasure: We are still looking for someone to step forward and take over the office of Treasurer for CSSA in 2019. Currently Dewey Hom & Norm Theim are sharing responsibilities, but we need someone to take this position over in full capacity. Please contact one of the board members to apply for this position.
G. Spring season: will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019.
H. Sponsorships: Some changes to team sponsors are as follows:
1. Precision Door will replace Aable Johns;
2. Centennial Chiropractic will replace Precision Door;
3. Premier Collision replaces Cruise Planners
* Still need 1 sponsor for Wednesday morning*
I. Sponsor Plaques & Fees: Plaques for appreciation along with a bill for the upcoming 2019 season were received at the February 18th meeting. These should have been presented to the 2018 sponsors by the league director and/or team manager. It is imperative that sponsor fees be collected ASAP.
J. Hitting Pitching Screen: Clarification to hitting the pitching screen at a single time at bat:
1. Maximum number the screen can be hit by a batted ball is 3 times per at bat;
2. Hitting the pitching screen only counts as a strike when it is second strike.
K. Bats will be inspected for 2019. Bats will be inspected 1 team at a time in accordance to their practice times. If practice times are not available due to weather, then bats will be inspected prior to first games and/or ASAP. All bats passing inspection will have a non removable label attached, and labels must be present whenever the bat is used.
L. Player Eligibility:
1. All players must be 49 years of age or older;
2. Players will be placed into the best league that is in accordance with their skill level to protect them both offensively & defensively;
3. Players should be placed on teams to help maintain a competitive balance of adjustment.
M. Pat Hill: It was discussed and agreed upon that Pat Hill may return to the league to play ball w/o sitting out a year due to leaving a team in the prior season.
N. Proposal was made to change the draft process. Due to the length that this discussion will take, it was decided to table the discussion until our next BOD meeting. This may include tweaking the rules, players, leagues, teams, etc.
O. Next meeting will take place 6:30PM, March 25, 2019, Gameday in Woodstock.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.