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Pre-season Saturday Softball is Scheduled for Play Most Likely April 4th

Many thanks to George Albert for organizing Saturday Softball.  Here is his message!

Last year about 55 people signed up to play Saturday Morning Softball. If you would like to do it again this year or if you would like to join us this year all you have to do is send me an email to carpten@aol.com telling me what your preferences are and I'll put you on the list.

This year we hope to take advantage of every Spring Saturday morning we can that has a fair weather forecast. We will attempt to start on March 28 and play through May 2.  Here is how it will work:

  1. An email will be sent to players who commit to play on a given Saturday one week before they are scheduled to play.
  2. If a player can’t play, you can simply respond to the email that you won’t be able to be there. No excuses are necessary, things happen.
  3. Teams will be chosen at random once we have a confirmed list of players. Rosters will be emailed to players on the Tuesday before we play.
  4. Volunteers who live in the Harwich area will be in touch with me. They will let me know what the field conditions are like. We will make a joint decision to play or not based on field conditions and weather forecasts.
  5. On the morning of play, emails will be sent to players by 7:30 am to inform them whether the games are still on.

So, if you want to play, all you have to do is email me and let me know which Saturday you want to start to play, and what time preference you may have. There will be games on:

                   March 28                           April 18

                   April 4                                April 25

                   April 11                              May 2

Games will be played at 10:00 AM and 11:45 AM. You need to choose what your preference is.  Your choices are:

                                      A) 10:00

                                      B) 11:45

                                      C) Either time

                                      D) Both, that is, play 2 games

 Some have asked me why we just don't have pick up games instead of having an email list?  My answer is that past experience has taught me that uncertainty makes for small showings and discouragement. When a player sees his name on a team roster and knows he has a game he is more likely to show.

We will need volunteer managers. A manager’s duty will be simply to assign player positions and keep order. This year, new players will join us and this will be a chance for them to see how Senior Softball is played. Managers will have to look out for these new players and explain the rules to them. New players will also be assigned numbered vests so that they can be identified by the PEAC for evaluation, managers will collect these vests after each game and return them to me. Managers will be provided with a score sheet with players names already listed in a batting order. All you need is a pencil, a clipboard and a positive attitude. Thank you, for your help.


Umpires Needed!

Veteran umpires pre-season meeting:  Wednesday, May 6th, Harwich Community Center,  7:00-9:00 p.m.  Rules changes, equipment, scheduling.
 
Please note]  Second veteran umpires pre-season meeting for those unable to attend May 6th meeting:  Wednesday, May 20th, HCC, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Rules changes, equipment, scheduling.
 
New umpires training:  Saturday, May 9th, Harwich Community Center, 9:00 a.m.-12 noon. CCSSL Rules, umpiring techniques, field responsibilities 
 
Umpire mechanics clinic [Please note] for veteran and new umpires:  Saturday, May 9th, Memorial Field, Harwich, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.;  Positioning, play situations, with particular emphasis on interference and obstruction at second base.


The 75's Travel Team Finishes 3rd in the 2015 Tournament of Champions

The CCSSL 75's travel team sponsored by Back Office Associates competed in Lakeland, Florida in the 2015 Tournament of Champions Tournament on the 6th.  Despite a string of health issues and injuries, the team captured 3rd place.  The roster consists of: Chris Sweeney, Jack Ferrie, Jim Parmelee, Vince VanNorman, Joe Graziosi, Jack Deschamps, Mike Sullivan, Bob Blakeslee, Hank Baldasarri, Tony Bonina, Tom Daronco, Jim VanBaalen, Nate Koppel and Stu Winston.  Bernie Powers is the manager.  All teams in this tournament won qualifying tournaments sometime during 2014 to be eligible.  Jim Parmelee was selected to be the team's representative in the All-Star game to be held on the evening of the 5th.  One player per team was allowed.  


Softball in December??? Of Course!!!

When the weather is beautiful, it doesn't matter if the calendar says it's December 27th!  It's time to play softball!  Nearly thirty members of the Cape Cod Senior Softball League were out on the field on a beautiful Saturday morning playing a softball game.  An extended 10 inning game got everyone going and in the spirit of softball.  Santa gave everyone a terrific belated Christmas present.


An Open Letter From The Commissioner

 

To the Cape Cod Senior Softball League players, the Board of Directors and I wish you all a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season (emphasis on healthy).  We hope to see all of you and again in the early spring if not before.

Many thing have been happening since we last met at the Annual meeting.  There are some new faces on the Board and some new assignments.  Much of these will be available for review on-line shortly.  The advanced registration has helped us in more ways than one; we ran a deficit last season primarily due to the re-outfitting of all teams and the purchase of pitching screens.  So, having some money come in as advanced registrations allowed us to keep current with expenses.  As of this writing we are very close to having enough players to field 6 teams per division for next season and tryouts haven’t happened yet.  There are still many former players who have not registered for next season and I encourage you to at least send in a registration form so we can count you back in.  Registrations forms are available on-line or by mail by contacting any Board member or the Commissioner.

Because of the changes learned from past experiences committees are currently working on rules regarding balls, bats, screens and base runners.  We are devising a plan for uniform replacement to be spread over a period of time so as not to impact the budget all at once.  We are developing updated policies for Travel Teams to keep our name known in national tournaments.  We are working on ways to improve the approach to make-ups and have a less crowded seasonal schedule.

All of these items and more will require help.  I was disappointed by the number of volunteers at last year’s Classic Tournament.  This is the single biggest money making event we operate.  The success of last year’s tournament has led to early inquiries from teams who have not participated in the past but who are now interested.  This will mean even more help will be needed in the future.  This is a plea to all of you to volunteer to help next season.  Please volunteer to manage, work on a committee or offer your services to the league to fulfill a need it might have.  Our league depends solely on volunteers to be successful and it shouldn’t just be the same players who have done it in the past doing it again.  We need you to step up and help early and often.  Lots of jobs require only a few minutes of phone calling or e-mailing but will go a long way to lifting the entire structure of the league.  If every player volunteered to serve on one committee and for one day or even a ½ day during the Classic we’d never have to ask again.

If you are willing to do your part please contact me, in person, by e-mail, by phone call or by letter or any other member of the Board of Directors and offer your services.  All contact information can be found on our web site under “League Information” “Board of Directors” and thank you.

Sincerely,

Charles A. Salerno


BACK OFFICE ASSOCIATES 75'S SENIOR SOFTBALL TAKES 2ND PLACE AT THE WINTER NATIONALS

The Back Office Associates 75+ travel team, composed of members of the Cape Cod Senior Softball League, went as far as tired legs could carry them at the Winter National Championships in Fort Myers, Florida, November 4-7, 2014.

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BACK OFFICE ASSOCIATES 70’S SENIOR SOFTBALL AT THE WINTER NATIONALS

 

Back Office Associates 70+ senior softball team recently competed in the SSUSA Winter National Championship in Ft. Myers, Florida. 

 

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Follow-Up from the General Meeting

At the General Meeting held on Saturday October 4th, one of our players, John Lamberti, read some recommendations that he submitted to the Board.  It was requested that these be posted.  You can read them by clicking below.


The 2014 Classic Was a True Classic

6 Days - 55 Teams - 155 Games - 10 Division Champions Crowned

For all of the latest news on the Cape Cod Senior Softball Classic, click here

For results, click here


Thank You to All Our Volunteers Who Make the Classic Go!

 

Click here and find out all about our great volunteers and don't forget to scroll down for the Photo Gallery


Los Veteranos from Cuba

For more on our visitors from Cuba, click here

Winners of the 60s B Division!

Read the Boston Globe story about our visitors


BOA 70's Capture the Ocean State Classic Championshp

 

The Back Office Associates 70’s returned victorious from the Ocean State Classic.  Click here to read all about it!


75's Travel Team Excels in Syracuse

The 75's travel team, sponsored by Back Office Associates of Harwich, participated in the Northeast Championships in Syracuse, N.Y. July 14 - 17.   To read more click here.


CT Masters Tournament

The Back Office Associates 70’s travel team played in the rain-shortened CT Masters Senior Softball Tournament this past Monday and Tuesday (June 9th & 10th).  BOA defeated the Boys of Summer (NJ) in the only game played on Monday 15-7. On Tuesday, BOA was defeated by Hannington’s of Mass 14-13 and in the semi-final game by Monkey Joe’s Big Nut (NJ) 15-14. Ray Beaupre pitched all 3 games and was the hitting star batting .875. Others who hit over .600 were Rob Robidoux, Tom Farrell, John Seliga and Paul Gigley.

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Boston Globe Article About The Senior Tournament Won by the CCSSL 80 and Over Team

WAYLAND — Most of the players on the field were kids when “The Kid” was a rookie patrolling right field at Fenway Park in 1939.

Their athletic careers are in extra innings, but these old boys can still play.

Read the Entire Story Here

 


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CCSSL SEEKS VOLUNTEER SCOREKEEPERS

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"Thanks to his Big Brother, my son has a man in his life he can count on," says the mother of a Little Brother, who enrolled her son with Big Brothers Big Sisters so he would have a male role model in his life. "He talks about school and life in a way I never imagined possible. Without his Big, I don't know where my son would be."

Your Chance to Make an Impact on a Child's Life

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands is actively looking for caring adult volunteers and accepting applications for local children ages 7 to 12.  Please call 508-771-5150, visit www.bbbscci.org, or stop in at our office at 1934 Falmouth Road in Centerville to learn more.

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65+ Travel Team

 

A “show of interest” meeting for the 65+ Travel Team will take place on Saturday, April 11th, 11:30 @Memorial Field.  Call Bob Marcella @ 203 560-0901 for more information if necessary. Rain or shine!


New players can participate in the Saturday morning games and/or come to our New Player Evaluation Clinic on Saturday April 11th from 9-11


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Information and Applications for the Cape Cod Senior Softball Classic are Now Available

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2015 CCSSL Application

 

Click here to apply for the 2015 season. Payment options available. 

For regular team players, pool players and the Masters division!  All from one click of the button.

Applications still being accepted


This list will be updated regularly.  It was last updated on 3/29/15.  It shows all who have applied for 2015 and which division you are scheduled to play in.

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