MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA - Latest news from the BEACH.....the ISSA has secured the six adult synthetic turf adult softball fields at the new Grand Park at Market Commons for five days at the end of March for the senior players. The Myrtle Beach Tournament is scheduled to take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 30-April 1) and in addition, the fields will be available to the players on Wednesday and Thursday to come in early and begin training. Several players have expressed interest in coming in early to get in some hitting practice and possibly take part in some practice games. The ISSA is glad to be able to make it happen. (Individual senior players are welcome to come out on Wednesday and Thursday to practice even if not there with a registered team.)
Teams that plan to participate in The Myrtle Beach Tournament should submit their online entry form now to insure their spot in this event. (The entry fee can be mailed later by the deadline, February 28.) In fact, the entry forms are now posted for several early ISSA tournaments and teams who have them on their 2012 schedule should submit the forms as soon as possible. The tournament Fact Sheet is also posted on the website. Information on reserving rooms at the Host Hotel is included as well. The rooms for the March/April tournament start at $59 for ocean front. (Rooms for the October tournament start at $39). The ISSA and the Host Hotel will hold a reception for the players and quests immediately following the managers meeting on Thursday night and a special party will be hosted on Friday night in the ballroom at the Sand Dunes. Players interested in playing golf while at Myrtle Beach should ask the hotel staff about a free round of golf.
Play has already begun on the three new fields that opened this week at Grand Park. Check out the photos of the latest fields on the home page of the ISSA Website. We hope to see everyone at the BEACH.
ABOUT THE ISSA
The International Senior Softball Association (ISSA) was organized in 1994 by experienced softball people to provide the senior players a quality tournament experience. The ISSA staff have been leaders in the development of the senior division of the sport and have worked with players and teams worldwide for almost two decades. The ISSA World Headquarters is located in Manassas, Virginia USA which has come to be known as the Senior Softball Capital of the World.
EXCELLENCE is our PROMISE - The ISSA Staff in conjunction with our community partners pledge our commitment to bring to the senior players the highest quality senior tournaments to enhance their playing experiences all across the United States. Our vision for ISSA is to continue to add new senior tournaments as quality venues are identified and experienced local "hosts" step forward to partner with ISSA to insure that the players that visit their community will enjoy the highest level of satisfaction. The success of the ISSA tournament program is predicated upon "player satisfaction" and we appreciate the efforts of so many players who encourage teams to also play in ISSA senior events.
The ISSA has a goal to make participation in our tournaments as easy as possible for the team managers. Having participated at the team level for over 30 years in all associations we understand the challenges presented to managers and work to streamline the tournament entry process. Managers can now register their team with ISSA online at no charge and players do not need individual player registration cards, just a drivers license or other government issued identification. Teams are encouraged to complete the online entry form for each ISSA tournament they plan to enter in 2012. The ISSA Roster Form and Entry Fee should be mailed to the ISSA Office by the tournament entry deadline which is 30 days prior to the event. The submitted roster does not have to be signed by the players when submitted with the fee. (The original roster form with player signatures can be brought to the team check-in by the manager at the tournament.) For most tournaments the ISSA has identified "Tournament Hotels" or "Host Hotel" with room blocks for the players. These are listed on the ISSA Website along with addresses for the various softball complexes.