Bradenton Senior Softball

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Our 2021 League Plans!

Registration will be open from December 5th thru December 14th at 6PM EST.

Online Registration will take place between December 5th thru December 14th, 2020.  If you intend to play during the 2021 Winter Season (January  thru March 31, 2021) it is essential that you register before the December 14th , 2020 @ 6pm EST deadline. Players missing the deadline will be placed on a stand-by list.

The deadline is essential, especially this year. Usually there is a certain number of players that are planned for. However with the COVID-19 issues a number of players may or may not decide to play this year. The number of players registering will allow the BSS Board of Directors to plan accordingly.

There will be opportunities to pre-register at Blackstone Park in Palmetto on November 30th & December 3rd  after games are completed. Players will also be provided the opportunity to register at Blackstone after games are completed until the registration deadline.

Registration and the season start are later this year due to issues revolving around the COVID-19 issue. It is hoped that a later registration & season start will allow out-of-state players wishing to play to firm up plans.  Drafts for the various leagues take place the week of January 4th with play starting the week of January 11th.

The registration form will ask for your name, email, January phone number, arrival date and departure date. (The arrival date & departure date will utilize a pop-up calendar.) The name you provide here will be used for the magnetic board name tags. (I.e. if you want to be known as Mike, don’t sign up as Michael).

The form will also ask for the positions you CAN play. Please be flexible.

If you require a runner please check the appropriate box requesting a runner. Remember players under 80 will be requested to provide a medical reason for utilizing a runner. On the Tuesday & Thursday competitive leagues batters will be required to run to first base.

Finally, there always seems to be a shortage of Managers, especially for the Monday & Thursday Recreational (National) leagues.

Weekly Batting Practice being held at Buffalo Creek, starting at 8:30

Batting practice is held on Saturday mornings, starting at 8:30 am, at the Buffalo Creek ball diamond (closest to the Middle School). If it is occupied, we will try to be on the football field directly behind it. If that is taken, we will try to be on one of the Little League fields. (parking for those fields are accessed through the driveway to the golf course. )
Please call the rain out number ( 301-4129) after 7:20 am Saturday to confirm that BP is scheduled!

The Latest Picture from GT Bray - Construction

I passed by our beloved field GT Bray last week to see how things are progressing.  For any of you that have experienced construction projects in this county, you know it is fraught with delays and cost overruns!  It seems we have consistency with this project.  Not a lot of work done since March.  We have a new building that will have bathrooms and the new dugouts have their frames put up.  That's about it!   Do not worry, Wayne and Llyod are going 'behind the scenes' to find out what it going on and when can we expect to have our fields back.

 


Results of our recent poll

118 Players Responded out of 203 Surveys Sent (roughly 58%)
99 Players Will Be In Florida with 82 Planning to Play (roughly 82%)

Looking for some softball equipment? See out selling board for items available from your BSS collegues

Our selling board has now reopened!   If you are interested in purchasing some used equipment from other BSS members, visit here.

If you have some softball equipment you want to sell, send me an email (warrenrjwc@gmail.com) and I will post it out.

Bradenton Senior Softball Resumes on Monday, July 13th at 8:30 !!!!

Softball will resume on Monday, July 13th @ 8:30 at Blackstone Park weather permitting.
A reminder: Please call the BSS Information Hotline at (941) 301-4129 to check field conditions on game days.
 
William Lowe
For The Board
 

Welcome to Our New Web Site

Taking advantage of the quiet time (and keeping my boredom level down), we have a new Web site.  Feel free send me your comments (warrenrjwc@gmail.com).

Thank you

Russ

GT Bray Under Construction

While we are on an extended break, the crew has knocked down the old bathrooms.  It is now cleared out and ready for new construction!

Congratulations to Our 2020 Award Recipients!

During our annual banquet, the league recognized the following players with an award certificate.  Congratulations to these winners!

  • Wily Veteran - Rob Genter                                           
  • Gold Glove - Art Douglas 
  • Sunshine - Bob Walton 
  • Clutch Performer - Rocco Romano
  • Newcomer - Dave Plew
  • Lead Off Man - Mike Dulac

About Us

Our Softball League

Our league has continuous competition 52 weeks/year.  We play at GT Bray and Palma Sola Parks in Manatee County.

 

Anyone can play

Our players are 60 and older. Everyone is invited to play.  All that sign up will be guaranteed to play at least one day per week.

 

We play all year

Our play is organized into leagues from January until April and we have pick-up games the rest of the year.  We play double-headers and start early in the morning (usually 8:30 start time).  There is also informal batting practice for those that would like to brush-up on their game

For more information, see this link.

Questionable Field Conditions?

Call our information line at 941-301-4129 if there is ever a question about field conditions.  The league coordinator will update the message on this line as soon as he knows that the fields will be playable or not playable.