Schedule, Standings, About Our League

June 1, 2020

Opening day is tentatively scheduled for June 1, 2020 based on the approval of the Nassau County Parks Department.

2020 Schedule

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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.
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, former NYSSA Executive Board Member Bob Gebel, former NYSSA Executive Board Member Sonny Panico, NYSSA Executive Board Member Jules Balistreri.

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 136 players divided into eight teams with 17 players on each team.

Double headers are played every Monday and Wednesday morning from June through September.on the turf fields at Nassau County Parks at Cantiague and Wantagh.

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 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 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 year-round softball action for even the most avid players.

All qualified players are welcome to submit an application regardless of where they live.

If for any reason your application is rejected you will receive a full refund. 

Joe Ditaranto        Commissioner                                    
Jules Balistreri     Executive Board Member,  Secretary, Treasurer                       
Jack Battaglia       Executive Board Member,  Chairman - Evaluation Commitee 
Bernie Rosen        Executive Board Member
Jack Bassey          Manager - Mets
Al Cappelli             Manager - Red Sox     
Frank (Cha Cha)    Manager - Yankees 
Peter Dill                Manager -  Dodgers                      
Alan Finchley        Manager -  Angels and Webmaster
Joe Gavin              Manager -  Cardinals
Joe O'Shea            Manager -  Orioles
Sam Quaglierini    Manager -  Phillies                                    ​​​​​​​   

NYSSA Board Members Organization Chart

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