The dedication of Lloyd D. Grantham Field

See the dedication of the Lloyd D Grantham field that occurred on February 24, 2022.

Rule changes for the Monday, Thursday National and Pick-Up Games

Updated rules have been posted here.

This change covers the updates to bats that can be used.

Games are returning to GT Bray starting Monday, August 15.

Remember to call the Hot Line on game day for details, news and updates.

Lloyd Grantham Passed Away Tuesday

We are deeply saddened of the passing of our beloved father of Bradenton Senior Softball, Lloyd Grantham.  He passed away peacefully on Tuesday at 4:00am.  He will be laid to rest at the Brown and Sons Funeral Home on 43rd St. near Manatee Ave.on Tuesday May 31 from 5 - 7 pm.  Services will be held at the St Peter and Paul's Church on 75th St. in Bradenton on Wednesday, June 1 at 9:30 am.  The family is asking not to send flowers but would like any donations be made to Hospice or Bradenton Senior Softball.

Welcome Dave Freni to the BSS Board!

Dave Freni has been appointed by the board to replace Paul Wilson.  Thank you Paul Wilson for all you have done for Bradenton Senior Softball over the years.  Welcome Dave!

COVID Policy Update

If a player tests positive for Covid he/she will isolate for 5 days at home, followed by 5 days of masking( but able to play if testing negative).  After the five day period if you retest and you are positive, you must isolate for the full 10 day period ( and retest negative before playing). 

Player Dues

The  dues for October, November and December are $30.

We encourage the use of Paypal or Credit Card, since we are transitioning from cash and checks.  

You can also pay the usual way (cash or check) to Barbara or Jack Gjeldum at the field.

Start time for our games moved to 9AM

Starting this Thursday, Nov 11, 2022, the games with start at 9:00AM.

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!

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.



Softball Items For Sale

Follow this link to see softball-related items for sale from your fellow softball players.

Looking for some softball equipment?

If you have softball equipment you want to sell, send an email to and I will post it out.


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.