Colorado Senior Softball Readies for 2018 Season
The Colorado Senior Softball Association (CSSA) held a Board of Directors meeting in late January to begin preparations for the 2018 season, which will start play or regular scheduled games in mid-April. The Spring Managers Meeting will be held in early March.
CSSA is a nonprofit organization that organizes and manages a softball league as a means for recreation and exercise for senior citizens, 50 years of age and above. The league is managed by a Board of Directors made up of members from the Recreation Centers and from the ranks of players who volunteer their time. Teams play through the numerous recreation and senior centers throughout the front-range area, with teams participating as far south as Colorado Springs and Castle Rock, as far north as Greeley and Longmont, west to Evergreen and east to Aurora. Teams are divided into divisions based on competitive level and schedules are developed. Games are played in the regular season schedule that runs from the third week in April until early August. End-of-season tournaments are then played in August.
The league organizes the regular senior teams (50 years of age and above) into seven divisions who play double-headers on Wednesday mornings, and the 70’s teams (70 years of age and above) into three divisions who play double-headers on Monday mornings. In 2017, there were forty-nine regular teams and nineteen 70’s teams who participated.
More information can be found by calling your local recreation or senior center, by checking the CSSA website at www.coloradoseniorsoftball.us, or by calling the CSSA Commissioner, Stan Harbour, at 303-721-8037.