2013 Spring/Summer Season begins on April 22nd
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, to cooperatively enjoy fun, fitness, and fellowship through athletic competition.
LEAGUE PLAY: The Spring/Summer 2013 season will begin on Monday, April 22nd. Spring training will begin Wednesday, April 3rd and end on Monday, April 15th. Regular season games will be played on Monday and Wednesday evenings at (times to be determined). Nebraska Senior Softball games are played 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. Registration will begin on or around February 1st .
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 a League Officer 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.
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: All returning players from the 2012 Spring/Summer season who register prior to the deadline, will return to their original team unless they elect to be placed into the draft or the team is disbanded due to a lack of returning players.
NEW PLAYERS: All newly registered players for the Spring/Summer League will be evaluated by team managers for individual skills based on hitting, running, throwing and fielding abilities during practice sessions (April 3rd, 8th, 10th, and 15th). New players are encouraged to participate in several of the practice sessions.
POOL PLAYERS: Any player whose registration is received after the Spring 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 registered and qualified player for the 2013 Spring/Summer draft will be selected by team managers in a fair and equitable draft procedure. During a period of forty-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 on or before noon April 18th, 2013..
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 available by going to our website and clicking Policies and Rules. All players/participants are responsible for being familiar with the rules.
PLAYER REGISTRATION FEES AND DEADLINES: In order to cover the cost of lights and maintaining our playing facilities, official umpires, balls, equipment, major league caps, liability insurance and administrative expenses; a Player Registration Fee must accompany each registration. Registrations must be given to a board member, submitted online or be postmarked on or before April 10th, 2013. Payment is required at the time of registration. NSS accepts online registrations which is 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 and you can download the registration form to fully complete, print, and mail to NSS as indicated below. We will accept registrations without immediate payment but balance is due before you will be allowed to practice and/or play. Player fees for our 2013 Spring/Sumer League are as follows:
Returning Players same team as 2012 – $65.00
Returning Players for the draft – $90.00
New Players – $90.00 (a copy of your driver’s license or birth certificate is required for age verification)
Late Registrations – $90.00 A registration for returning players is considered €˜late€™ if received after April 1st, 2013.
Payment options include personal checks or PayPal. Funding by bank or credit card through PayPal may be made on the Nebraska Senior Softball website.
Checks should be made out to Nebraska Senior Softball and sent to:Nebraska Senior Softball PO Box 82 Kennard, NE 68034
OTHER INFORMATION: Please contact our Director of Player Personnel and he will promptly respond to your questions. Also, be sure to browse the rest of our website for registration forms and other pertinent information. After reading the contents of this information page, please be sure to fully complete, date and sign the registration form and pay on-line or by mail as directed above.