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2017 Fall Season

GOAL: The goal of Nebraska Senior Softball is to promote softball for seniors, improve physical, mental and spiritual wellness, develop new friendships and renew old acquaintances among active senior men and women, ages 50 years and over, in Omaha and other communities throughout Nebraska and Iowa.  We encourage a competitive spirit combined with a respect for other players, fans, and umpires in order to fulfill our motto of Fun, Fitness, and Fellowship.

img_6955LEAGUE PLAY: The Fall 2017 season will begin on August 21st, 2017.  Regular season games will be played on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the LaVista Sports Complex, 7346 S 66th St in LaVista, Nebraska (approximately 2 blocks south of 66th and Harrison street).  The number of senior league teams will be determined based on the registrations received.

AGE QUALIFICATIONS: A player must become at least 50 years of age during the current calendar year to be eligible to play in the Nebraska Senior Softball League.  The age a player attains on his or her birthday in any particular year will be considered to be his or her age for that entire calendar year.  New players joining the league will be required to show proof of their age to one of the NSS Board of Directors with either a driver’s license or birth certificate.

PLAYING QUALIFICATIONS: With primary concerns for (1) player safety, (2) competitiveness and (3) the integrity of the game, all player candidates should carefully consider their physical capabilities and skills prior to registering and playing softball.  A skills assessment will be conducted for all new players to the league.

TEAM STRUCTURE: NSS attempts to maintain parity across all teams within the league by assessing player skills while still allowing team managers reasonable flexibility in selecting players for their roster.  Each team will consist of a mixture of players of various skill levels and ages.  To prevent having dominant teams in the league, no pre-selected teams will be accepted.

RETURNING PLAYERS: In non-draft years, returning players from the previous Spring/Summer season who register prior to the deadline, will return to their original team from the year prior.  Players may elect to change teams before any new season (Spring or Fall) begins.  These players will be placed in a supplemental draft.

NEW PLAYERS: All newly registered players for the 2017 Fall League will be evaluated by team managers for individual skills based on hitting, running, throwing and fielding abilities during practice sessions.  Fall season skills evaluation will be held on August 14th and 16th.  All new players must attend at least ONE of the practice sessions.

POOL PLAYERS: Any player whose registration is received after the Fall registration deadline will be placed in a player pool and will be assigned to a team, if an opening becomes available, by the Director of Player Personnel.  Pool players are not guaranteed a permanent team assignment as openings will be based upon the gaining/losing player skill level and other factors.

PLAYER DRAFT SYSTEM: Each player (new and returning) for the 2017 Fall season will be selected by team managers in a fair and equitable draft procedure the evening of August 17th, 2017.  During a period of 2014-nss-draft-6forty-eight (48) hours after the conclusion of the player draft, the team managers will be allowed to trade no more than three newly drafted players from their team to other teams, if the respective managers involved are in agreement.  All players will be notified of their team assignment by phone or e-mail.

SENIOR SOFTBALL RULES: Special senior softball rules will be in effect, including use of a run scoring plate (in addition to the normal home plate) and a double first base (to prevent collisions and injuries), a turf batting mat, strike zone mat, courtesy base runners, all players in the batting line-up, and a run scoring maximum per inning, to promote a safe, enjoyable and competitive game for all participants.  A current copy of the major rules of senior softball is posted on the league website.  All players/participants are responsible for being familiar with the rules.

PLAYER REGISTRATION FEES AND DEADLINES: Fees paid for participation in the Nebraska Senior Softball league are used to cover costs associated with field rental, umpires, equipment (softballs), uniforms (hats and jerseys), liability insurance, safety equipment, and other administrative fees.

The fee for the 2017 Fall season is $65.00

NSS accepts online registrations which are fast, easy and immediate!  PayPal is a payment method offering debit and credit card along with bank account options to fund the registration payment.  A PayPal account is not needed!  If you still prefer paper, checks are accepted.  Those who prefer paper registration forms can print and complete the form directly from the NSS website and mailed to the address listed below.  NSS will accept registrations without immediate payment but balance is due before you will be allowed to practice and/or play.

Checks should be made out to Nebraska Senior Softball and sent to:

Nebraska Senior Softball

PO Box 390452

Omaha, NE 68139

OTHER INFORMATION:  Please contact the Director of Player Personnel, George Scott, with any questions related to the draft or eligibility.  Refer to the Board of Directors page on the NSS website to send questions directly to the Commissioner or other Directors within the league.