Please go to the registration tab and register yourself and/or your team for the upcoming 2015 season.
Teams must have at least 10 players in order to register.
If you have any questions, please contact Albert Morales, PSSA Secretary, before you submit your registration.
It’s hard to believe that another softball season is fast approaching. Less than 4 months ago we said goodbye to athletes from across the continent after experiencing one of the most successful Gay Softball World Series ever. Congratulations to everyone who made the Dallas Series a success. Your hard work and “can do” attitude will long be remembered. To Matt, Ryan, and the rest of the steering committee, you truly outdid yourselves and made us all proud to call Dallas home. Never ones to rest on past accomplishments, it’s time to look ahead to new opportunities and challenges to make PSSA better.
2015 will bring several changes to the way we operate. You will recall that last winter the NAGAAA Open Council voted to alter the rating division thresholds in the A, B and D divisions. Both individual player maximums as well as team totals changed. In September the Council approved changes in the C division. The following are the changes effective for the 2015 GSWS:
GSWS Division Guidelines that will be used for GSWS 2015 in Columbus:
5.04 GSWS Division Guidelines –
a) Teams may compete in the following GSWS divisions based on their Player and Team Ratings.
1) A division
A) All teams rated 270 or lower.
B) No open-roster team rated lower than 170 is allowed to play in the A division.
2) B division
A) All teams rated 185 or lower.
B) No players rated over 19 are allowed on a B division team.
3) C division
A) All teams rated 135 or lower.
B) No players rated over 14 are allowed on a C division team.
4) D division
A) All teams rated 95 or lower.
B) No players rated over 10 are allowed on a D division team.
5) Masters Division: No players rated over 15 are allowed on a Masters Division roster.
As you can see, virtually every team in PSSA will be affected in some way with these changes. In looking at our 2015 season, the Board agreed to follow the GSWS guidelines in our own spring season. This is consistent with how we have been operating for the past 10 years.
For the 2015 season, we will once again utilize the modified Coaches Council concept to review player skills. At Mark Keerbs’ recommendation (as well as many observations) the size of the league warrants dividing the chair responsibilities between 2 people. For 2015, Mark Fiorello and Ron Butler will share those tasks: Mark will be assigned to the A/B/C divisions while Ron will be assigned to the D division. The review process will be similar to what we used in 2014 with the following noted changes:
The Board members and I will do everything we can to assist you in getting your teams assembled and ready to play this Spring. On Saturday, February 7, we will host an informational meeting to answer any questions you may have. We will address registration, fees, ratings, score keeping, and any other topics you need to help your teams have a successful start to the new season. In addition to ratings changes, we will go over some changes dealing with online registration. We will spend as much time as needed getting you acquainted with the online system, its objectives and requirements. I strongly encourage every team to have at least one representative attend this session. There are a number of new teams forming, many as a result of the changes outlined above. It’s an exciting time to see members stepping up and taking new roles of responsibilities to coach and manage teams. Many of you will have questions and need one-on-one help as Opening Day draws near. Because we feel so strongly about your participation at this meeting, the Treasurer will assess a $250 penalty for those teams that fail to meet any of the published deadlines (registration, fees, online forms, etc.) and did not attend this meeting. It is not our intention to levy fines – but it is our intention to cover these matters as completely as we can with everyone in attendance at one time. This will allow everyone to hear the same information at one time, ask questions as needed, and walk away knowing exactly what will be expected between that meeting and the mandatory March 7th Coaches Council and Spring League Meeting. Obviously we will make ourselves available to you to assist during that time….but that February 7th meeting is critical and cannot be overlooked.
Pegasus Slowpitch Softball Association is a Dallas based non profit organization dedicated to the promotion of quality amateur softball of all levels of play for persons of any race, creed, religion, sex or national origin, without prejudice, and with special emphasis placed on the participation of members of the gay community. The goal of the League is to provide a sports outlet for individuals as a means to meet like-minded people, improve their athletic abilities, promote good sportsmanship and organize and promote participation by its' members in social, cultural and charitable activities as may serve our community. We are committed to continued growth of our League, not only in number, but also in striving to give back to our community.