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WELCOME TO THE HOME OF EMASS SENIOR SOFTBALL.
EMASS is a Massachusetts Not-For Profit Corporation originally created in 1995 and incorporated in 2008. EMASS is managed and administered by a Board of Directors all of whom are volunteers serving without compensation. We have approximately 350 Members (men and women) ages 55 to 80+, who continue to love to play organized softball from early Spring until the snow begins to fly in the Fall in an organized, competitive and safe environment. EMASS offers multiple divisions of play for players of all skill levels.
Our Mission Statement is as follows:
While all games organized by the Association should be played with the intent to win, the goal of the Association is to ensure to the best of its ability that the Members of the Association (i) have a positive, fun, athletic, and social experience, and (ii) compete and play in a sportsmanlike manner. It is an essential principal of the Association that all games and activities be conducted in a constructive, non-criticizing manner and to ensure that all members are treated with respect and dignity, and are provided a fair and equitable opportunity to participate.
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EMASS Friendship Softball Tournament in Havana: October 2013
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Posted: June 17, 2013
CAPE TRAVEL TEAM TRY-OUTS SET
Posted: June 11, 2013
EMASS FAMILY DAY GAMES - JULY 4, 2013
Registrations are now being accepted for the Family Games on July 4. EMASS players can bring two guests - daughters, sons, nephews, nieces, spouses, etc. Guests must be 18 or above and have the minimum softball skills we expect of players in all EMASS divisions.
These are relatively serious games and we always have a number of young men and women who play with considerable intensity. At the same time we always have players of lesser skills and everyone has a good time!
Assuming we have just enough for four teams, which is usually the case, the games will begin at 10:00. We will play two games, using all EMASS rules. Depending on the level of interest we might be able to accommodate those who want to play just one game and we might be able allow EMASS players to bring more than two guests. The goal is simply a day of fun!
To register, send an email message to email@example.com with your name, EMASS division and preferred position and the name of your guest(s) with their preferred position.
Also give us some indication of the skill level of your guest(s) -- Do they currently play softball? Did they play baseball or softball in college? In high school? In little league? We need this information in trying to create four balanced teams.
We need four managers! Please consider volunteering. EMASS will provide regular umpires.
Questions? More information? Contact John Stewart - 617 969 0950, cell 617 775 8519, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: June 3, 2013
REMINDER - 2013 EMASS PITCHING SCREEN POLICY
Anytime a softball activity takes place on a field and at a time for which EMASS holds a valid field permit, the pitching screen MUST BE in place and used properly by the pitcher in accordance with EMASS rules. This policy applies to all league games of any kind, practices, scrimmages, pick-up softball games, BATTING PRACTICE BEFORE GAMES, post season games as well as any non-EMASS games utilizing the fields under an EMASS permit."
(A) With respect to pick-up games and pick-up batting practices any EMASS Members participating in such activity where there is a failure to utilize the pitching screen as required shall not be entitled to participate in any EMASS pick-up games for the remainder of the calendar year.
(B) Failure to utilize the pitching screen during batting practice before official EMASS games will result in the cancelation of the games and a double forfeit being recorded.
Posted: March 31, 2013
EMASS SEVERE WEATHER POLICY
In light of the significant danger posed by lightning and the potential legal liability to both Umpires and the Manager of a team who fails to act reasonably under adverse weather circumstances, we have implemented a strict policy based on the ASA Guidelines and the National Weather Service Guidelines. This is not a discretionary call on the part of the Umpire but is MANDATORY.
AT THE FIRST SOUND OF THUNDER, THE UMPIRES HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO SUSPEND PLAY AND SEND ALL PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS TO THEIR CARS. PLAY MAY NOT RESUME UNTIL AT LEAST THIRTY (30) MINUTES HAVE PASSED FROM THE LAST THUNDER CLAP OR LIGHTNING FLASH. Each time additional lightning is observed or thunder is heard, the minimum 30-minute waiting period should be reset.
Posted: March 30, 2013