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ISSA Announces 2015 Western Winter Nationals

30 Apr, 2015


Palm Springs Event Debuts This Year

The International Senior Softball Association (ISSA) has announced its latest marquee event, the Western Winter Nationals, to be presented October 16-18 in Palm Springs, CA. Venues will include DeMuth Park. It is estimated that 30 to 40 teams from throughout the United States will be attending to compete for the Western Winter Nationals in their division for this first year event.

Teams will be placed in skill level divisions based on their ISSA Rating and verified by the tournament staff. Divisions are planned for AA, AAA, Major and Super (Major Plus in SSUSA) in each age classification for men. Divisions could be combined for preliminary play but ALL teams will be given the opportunity to play for their rated division championship against similar rated teams. Competition will be included for senior Women's teams beginning at 40 and over and Men's Masters beginning at 35 and over. Women and Masters will begin play on Saturday, October 17.

All information is available on the website, located here.

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About ISSA: The International Senior Softball Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit corporation organized in 1994 by experienced softball administrators to provide the senior players a voice in the sport and the opportunity to participate in and experience the highest quality world-class tournaments.  The ISSA is an Allied Member of the Amateur Softball Association or America, the National Governing Body for the sport of softball.  ISSA Executive Director, RB Thomas, Jr. is also the Director of Senior Softball for the International Softball Federation and has annually conducted the ISF Senior World Cup since 2002.  In 2011 the ISSA will expand their tournament program to new and exciting venues thoughout the United States.  The mission of the ISSA is to:

  1. establish national and international goals for senior softball activities and encourage the attainment of those goals;

  2. coordinate and develop amateur senior softball activity to foster productive working relationships among other senior softball organizations;

  3. promote and encourage physical fitness and public participation in senior athletic activities;

  4. assist organizations and persons concerned with senior sports in the development of amateur athletic programs and other events that foster the special comradery among seniors;

  5. provide for swift resolutions of conflicts and disputes involving amateur athletes, and protect the opportunity of any amateur athlete, coach, trainer, manager, administrator, or official to participate in senior amateur athletic competition;

  6. foster the development of amateur athletic facilities for use by amateur athletes and assist in making existing amateur athletic facilities available for use by senior softball.

  7. provide and coordinate technical information on physical training, equipment design, coaching, and performance analysis;

  8. encourage and support research, development, and dissemination of information in the areas of sports medicine and sports safety.

  9. encourage and provide assistance to amateur athletic activities for senior women;

  10. provide world class competition for senior softball.

The ISSA website is available here.

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