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SPECIAL THANKS TO THE NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE
Just prior to the beginning of this year's season we received notice that we would be required to pay unprecedented fees in order to use the Nassau County fields we have played on for the past two years.
Our season was saved thanks largely to the efforts of the Nassau County Legislature who unanimously supported our efforts.

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In recognition of their support, NYSSA invited Legislator Steven D. Rhoads and Michael Santo Esq. an attorney who supported all Senior Softball Players at the Legislature meeting.
On the left is a photograph from our 2018 opening day ceremonies at Cantiague Park.
From left to right
Michael Santo, Esq., LISSA President Joe Pellechi, NYSSA Executive Board Member Bernie Rosen, NYSSA Executive Board Member Alan Finchley, NYSSA Executive Board Member Frank Cecere,  Legislator Steven Rhoads, NYSSA Commissioner Joe Ditaranto, NYSSA Executive Board Member Bob Gebel, NYSSA Executive Board Member Sonny Panico, NYSSA Executive Board Member Jules Balistreri.

WELCOME TO NYSSA (NEW YORK SENIOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION)
NYSSA is an age 68 and older softball league.
With the emphasis on fun and safety, we are unquestionably highly competitive and organized with all players in uniform and ASA umpires behind the plate each game.
We currently have over 130 players divided into eight teams with 16-17 players on each team.
Double header games are played every Monday and Wednesday morning from April through September.
Three games each day are played at the three turf fields at Cantiague Park, Hicksville  NY.
An additional turf field will be announced soon for the 2018 Season.

Our league is comprised of players with varying abilities all of whom share one common interest-A LOVE FOR THE GAME OF SOFTBALL.
Teams are formed for one year terms, with an annual Manager's draft designed to maximize parity among all eight teams.
We accommodate our players with features such as courtesy runners after they reach base, separate scoring and strike plates, extra defensive players in the outfield and infield, and other rules all designed to enhance safety and allow senior athletes to compete even if they are limited by injuries and other health issues.
With the help of our wonderful sponsors we have many extra special days and events throughout the year including special Pizza Days, Mid and End of Season All Star Games, Media Day, Awards Luncheon, as well as Fall Snowflake Games and optional Indoor Winter Games.
Combining all of the extra special days and events with our 56 games Regular Season and our End of Season Tournament there is plenty of softball action for even the most avid players.
All players who reside in New York State are welcome to try out to play.
WE ARE TRULY NYSSA IN EVERY WAY!
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NYSSA BOARD MEMBERS IN OUR BEAUTIFUL BRISTOL ASSISTED LIVING SPONSOR'S HATS
Joe Ditaranto                   
Commissioner                             Front Row Center
Interim Manager Tigers

Frank Cecere                   
Deputy Commissioner                 Back Row Third From Right
Manager Yankees

Jules Balistreri                          Back Row Third From Left      
Executive Board Member
Secretary/Treasurer

Jack Battaglia                           Front Row Left            
Executive Board Member

Bernie Rosen                            Back Row Center           
Executive Board Member

Jack Bassey                              Back Row Left     
Manager Giants

Alan Finchley                            Back Row Right        
Manager Angels
Webmaster

Bob Gebel                                 Back Row Second From Right       
Manager Red Sox


Joe O'Shea                               Back Row Second From Left  
Manager Orioles

Sonny Panico                             Front Row Right
Manager Mets

Peter Dill                                    Not Pictured- Took the Picture- Thanks Peter!
Manager Dodgers